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Home Entertainment Review: Need for Speed

Need for Speed (Scott Waugh, 2014) – There are few things more thrillingly cinematic than a car chase, which is why it’s odd that so many movies based around that twisted metal movie thrill tend to be so dull. Need for Speed is a perfect example. Here’s a movie directed by a former stunt man […]

Geek Hard Podcast: Episode 200

On this 200th episode we review Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Michael Keaton with guests Dork Shelf Film Editor Andrew Parker and Bizarre Comics' Kris Johnson. We also look back at the Toronto ComiCON.

Need for Speed Review

Need for Speed is both better than any racing video game adaptation really has any right to be and yet it’s still what most audience members who buy a ticket for it will be expecting.

Interview: Aaron Paul & Scott Waugh

Actor Aaron Paul and director Scott Waugh sit down with us to talk about their video game adaptation Need for Speed, and about the film’s old school feel, how Paul gets into character when so many cameras are on him, the most dangerous stunt they attempted together. They also bicker about who gets to keep the nicest car in the movie.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Review

Action packed, utterly hilarious, and sure to be divisive, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter balances thrills, outright silliness, and ludicrous revisionist history to create an experience where you'll either get the joke or you won't.

The Devil’s Double Review

The Devil’s Double is the disturbing tale of Latif Yahia, a well to-do Iraqi man who is forced to become the body double of Uday Hussein, the sadistic elder son of dictator Saddam Hussein. Despite a strong first half, this is a very uneven film, one that goes from an interesting character study of two wildly different men to an unnecessary action film by the third act.

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

If a man in a giant bat costume can be rationalized – intensely and dramatically – then so too can a man named Captain America. The name alone makes my skin crawl; it’s filled with so much camp and pomp. When I imagined what such a film would feel like I thought of Independence Day. With that as my prejudice, this movie had some challenges to overcome in the battle of authenticity versus believability. However, I am happy to report that Captain America: The First Avenger nailed it.