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Justin Lin


Monday, April 29 2013

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013

Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.


Monday, December 9 2013

'Fast and Furious 6': Because Everyone Needs a Little Danger in Their Lives, Now and Then

Fast and Furious 6 is a movie about cars, muscleheads and an international terrorist plot that can only be saved by muscleheads with cars.

Friday, May 24 2013

'Fast & Furious 6' Is Bigger and Better, Again

If its action is what you expect, what with all the screeches, gear changes, and "Oh shit"s, Fast & Furious 6 also does something else, as a movie, rendering relationships in reds and blues and yellows, accelerating speeds, and all manner of camera angles. As cinematic storytelling goes, this is close to pure.

Sunday, November 27 2011

'Fast Five' Is as Fun as When You Were a Kid, Smashing Your Toys Together

While Fast Five is just as formulaic as its predecessors, it's gleefully formulaic, and it's hard not to get swept up in the movie's enthusiasm for itself.

Thursday, April 28 2011

'Fast Five' Embraces B-movie Clichés

Even when Toretto and Hobbs are beating each other up, they encounter no moral gray area. They’re both good and they’re both right. Always.

Thursday, April 2 2009

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious is everything it sounds like: crass, unoriginal, and mostly tiresome.


Friday, May 24 2013

Superheroes with Spark Plugs in 'Fast and Furious 6'

Airheaded and awfully entertaining, Fast and Furious 6 is so over the top and outrageous that it doesn't mind pushing the very boundaries of believability.

Thursday, April 28 2011

Brute Force and Machismo Fueled Motorsports: 'Fast Five'

With its sweat glistening off tanned muscles mannerism and hardnosed bare knuckle bravado, Fast Five is the perfect cure for a Spring season filled with failed attempts at recapturing past glories.

Sunday, July 26 2009

Fast & Furious: 2-Disc Special Edition (2009)

In Hollywood, career desperation can take on many forms. There's the comedian who tries for drama, the failed thesp who hopes to find solace in


Tuesday, April 7 2009

Furious over ‘Fast' success

Excuse me while I pull my jaw off the floor. Last weekend "Fast & Furious" revved into the nation's megaplexes, zooming off with more than $70 million

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