Scott Waugh

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.

Act of Valor Review

With its use of active duty U.S. Navy Seals instead of actors and its allegedly true to life trappings, it would be far too easy to call Act of Valor out on the carpet for wearing its political leanings on its sleeve. It's pretty bad, but it never fully becomes a self-serious version of Team America and it just barely eschews becoming Call of Duty: The Movie. It's earnest, poorly staged jingoism would be more easily overlooked had the film been made by people who actually have a clue how to direct a movie.