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Tyrese Gibson discusses Paul Walker's 'energy' -- VIDEO

Well, this is bittersweet.

The Fast and the Furious star Tyrese Gibson spoke about Paul Walker in his first interview since Walker’s death last month. He told The Arsenio Hall Show that the whole cast was struggling, but that remembering Walker’s positive attitude has helped them all.What gave me my smile again is really thinking about the fact I’ve never seen him cry, never seen him sad and his energy was always up so I’m like, ‘Why would I be crying and sad and messed up?”

Watch Gibson share his memories in our highlight video below: READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: The no-consequences car chase

I’m going to start off by saying that I love action flicks; my girlfriends and I giddily chat about the newest 2 Fast and 2 Furious Drift x 5 (that’s the official title, right?) trailer, I scrambled to sign up for the Action in Cinema class in college before it got filled up with those boys who think that Die Hard is a classic right up there with Citizen Kane (OK, I kind of agree with them), and I often do work while casually watching 300 in the background. Done right, the action film offers up the perfect amount of drama, one-liners, tension, and, of course, adrenaline-pumping action.

That being said, there’s one thing that irks me the most about this wonderful genre: The car chase. Look, I’m not daft, I know that there’s a 99.9 percent chance that there will be a car chase through a busy street at some point in an action film, but after seeing it done over and over again, it’s lost the nail-biting edge that it used to have. When it came out in 1968, Peter Yates’ Bullitt freaked everyone out with its windy car chase through the streets of San Francisco. But now? The audience knows what’s going to happen: The police think that our hero is a bad, bad man. They will proceed to chase him through some busy street. There will be close calls, but the hero will outsmart them because the film must go on!

But in real life, a car chase through a busy downtown area is next to impossible. A Los Angeles highway late at night? Sure. I remember when I first moved to L.A. from New York, I was amazed that there were actual car chases on the news several times a week. They always got caught, but for a few minutes, perhaps even an hour, some schmuck would do 100 down the empty 110 at midnight hoping to get away. That is believable. Going record speeds and managing to escape the po-po in New York, London, or even downtown L.A.? Nope. Not happening. Have you seen what happens during rush hour? It’s hard enough for me to squeeze onto the subway let alone pass my car through nonexistent openings in lanes. It would also take about five seconds for a cab driver to crash into you.
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'Los Bandoleros': Why you need to watch the 'Fast and Furious' film you (probably) haven't seen

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The Fast and Furious franchise can, at times, be confusing. The first movie, The Fast and the Furious, centers around Dominic Toretto and his family of fast-driving, big-hearted criminals. 2 Fast 2 Furious puts Dom completely out of the picture and follows good-cop-gone-bad-gone-good-again Brian O’Conner down to Miami, where he meets up with an old friend and has absolutely no interaction with anyone from the first film — except for one of his cop bosses. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift then pulls fans even farther away from the people they’ve come to know and love. So when the fourth film in the franchise, Fast and Furious, decided to reunite the original crew and pull together the plots and characters from all three films, Vin Diesel knew he had some explaining to do.

His solution? A short film set after 2 Fast 2 Furious but before Tokyo Drift (much like the next three films would be) to tie up loose ends. And that’s just what Diesel did when he wrote and directed the 20-minute film Los Bandoleros. Available on YouTube and as an extra on the Blu-ray and special edition DVDs of Fast and Furious, this short film has now become an integral part of the franchise. Fans can even see clips from it in the opening credits sequence for Furious 6. And here’s why it deserves 20 minutes of your time: READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious 6': That ending! THAT ENDING! (SPOILERS)

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So you’ve just finished watching Fast & Furious 6. You’ve seen planes and tanks and flipcars and Paul Walker’s alternate-universe girl-clone and one of the greatest headbutts in the history of human heads. You think it’s all over. The credits roll…and then they stop rolling. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. READ FULL STORY

'Fast & Furious': 10 take-aways after an all-day franchise marathon

In anticipation of Fast & Furious 6, I sat down one glorious Sunday afternoon to marathon the entire series. With a bottle of wine (okay, two), I made my way through The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, and Fast Five from approximately 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. (I took a few breaks). Here is where my head was at after nearly 10 hours of muscles, cars, and muscle cars. READ FULL STORY

Cars and the women who love them: Random hot girls in the 'Fast & Furious' films

The Fast & Furious sextet features many kickass babes — including Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Eva Mendes, Gina Carano, and Mrs. Chris Hemsworth. But it also has a lot of women who just love hanging around cars — in the least amount of clothing possible. Here are our favorites from the first five films — and what we believe they are thinking. READ FULL STORY

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