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Walker's Final Furious Scores Monster $143.6M

7 has the franchise's biggest opening yet

(Newser) - The high-octane Furious 7 peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to studio estimates today. The expectation-shattering sum is a franchise best for the $190 million Universal Pictures film.... More »

Paul Walker Gets Worthy Farewell in Furious 7

Flick is a thrill ride, even with the confusing plot

(Newser) - There's a somber feeling attached to the seventh Fast & Furious flick following Paul Walker's death in the middle of filming. With help from his brothers and plenty of CGI, moviemakers managed to not only finish the movie, but honor their fallen comrade in the process. Here's... More »

Fast & Furious All Started Thanks to Magazine Article

And no, the writer isn't raking in the dough

(Newser) - Fan of the Fast & Furious franchise? You have a 1998 magazine article to thank. As the Washington Post explains, Kenneth Li—then a reporter for the New York Daily News—wrote about the world of street racing in Queens for the paper; he later pitched a more in-depth story... More »

Vin Diesel Thinks Furious 7 Is Oscar-Worthy

But the Academy is biased against both action flicks and sequels, he says

(Newser) - The latest Fast & Furious film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy—it's an action flick and it's a sequel. That's according to Vin Diesel, who told the AP today that "we all know that... More »

Paul Walker Death: Questions Remain After Autopsy

Autopsy results show he died from traumatic and thermal injuries

(Newser) - Autopsy results are in for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, showing that Walker died of traumatic and thermal injuries, while Rodas died of traumatic injuries. But many questions still surround the fatal car accident, CNN reports:
  • Did something go wrong with the car? The Porsche Carrera GT has been called
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'After Earth' Crashes at No. 3

Big disappointment as 'Now You See Me' pulls off surprise No. 2 showing

(Newser) - Moviegoers put their money anywhere but near the apparent train wreck that is After Earth, with the Will and Jaden Smith-M. Night Shyamalan vehicle taking in $27 million for a third-place finish that the Hollywood Reporter calls "one of the most surprising box office upsets in recent memory" and... More »

Fast & Furious 6 'Spectacular Junk'

Critics say movie is action-packed, over-the-top fun

(Newser) - Fast & Furious is back, this time for round six—and it's not getting the terrible reviews you might imagine, snagging a 74% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 62 out of 100, otherwise known as "generally favorable reviews," on Metacritic . Here's what reviewers are... More »

Upping the Ante, Issa Says Obama Conspired With DOJ

Congressman's letter escalates Fast & Furious battle

(Newser) - Darrell Issa is upping his attack on President Obama following the president's use of executive privilege in an attempt to bail out Eric Holder. A letter to Obama released today minces no words: "Either you or your most senior advisors were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious... More »

Tucson Shooting Hero Slams Issa on Gun Control

Patricia Maisch not a fan of plan to charge Eric Holder with contempt

(Newser) - Rep. Darrell Issa and his House Oversight Committee should spend less time investigating Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal and more time actually worrying about gun control, argues a hero of the Tucson shootings that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Patricia Maisch , 63, who wrestled a loaded... More »

Fast Five Is Furiously Fun

Critics entertained by dumb, loud caper flick

(Newser) - Oh look, it’s yet another The Fast and the Furious sequel. Surely critics will summarily lambaste it and move on. Wait, what’s this? They like it? It has a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes? It’s all true. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • “Bless me
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Tweener Love Boosts 17 Again

(Newser) - Zac Effron out-manned Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck at the box office this weekend as 17 Again banked $24.1 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. State of Play scored a so-so $14.1 million, followed by Monsters vs. Aliens ($12.9 million), Hannah Montana: The Movie ($12.7 million), and Fast ... More »

Hannah Montana Sings at Box Office Top

(Newser) - Hannah Montana: The Movie surpassed expectations this weekend with a $34 million gross, making it the second-highest debut ever for a live-action kids’ flick, Entertainment Weekly reports. Fast & Furious ($28.8 million) and Monsters vs. Aliens ($22.6 million) kept up their fightin’ streaks, but Seth Rogen’s Observe ... More »

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