Walt Disney Pictures has come a long way from making full-length animated features like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. In the 21st century, the company has reinvented itself with live-action blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, state-of-the-art computer animated films like Cars and Frozen, and adaptations of children’s literary classics like Roald Dahl’s The BFG and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (out in theaters this March). In recent years, Disney has expanded into more lucrative markets like comic book blockbusters (ie. Marvel comics) and, of course, the Star Wars franchise. The latest Star Wars entry, The Last Jedi, hit the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales barely three weeks after its US theatrical release. With a plethora of material to work with, and plenty of money coming in, one would think Disney is far passed its tipping point, but that might not be the case at all. Continue reading →
BMW recently teased pictures of their 2017 Alpina B7. The car’s 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine turns out 600 horses which allows the vehicle to push 190 miles per hour. The Nappa leather interior completes the package, not only can you ride in style, this beast will get you to every meeting on time.
This Friday, July 3rd, will mark the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, the time-traveling hit from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Flight) that made Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, Casualties of War) an instant superstar and became an instant classic in American cinema. Co-written by Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale (1941, Used Cars), Back to the Future was a huge hit among fans and critics alike, receiving an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing/Effects and another 3 nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Music (Original Song); Huey Lewis even received a Grammy in 1986 for The Power of Love, which he wrote specifically for the film’s soundtrack. I think many fans would agree that Christopher Lloyd (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Angels in the Outfield) deserved a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but that aside Back to the Future proved a great success. Since 1985 the film has been followed by two sequels, and although Zemeckis has said that a remake is definitely not happening, he is currently working to adapt the movie into a new musical due out in the next year or two. Either way, I’m sure there will be no shortage of marathons on TV this weekend, but if you happen to have your own copy be sure to watch Back to the Future this weekend to celebrate the anniversary…and Independence Day too!!
1 week ahead of it’s official debut, Jaguar has decided to give a sneak peak of their 2016 XF model. The British company has added a longer wheel base, claiming that this version will lead it’s class in rear seat space. The XF will come equipped with a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 allowing the vehicle to pump out 380 horsepower. Not bad, Jaguar continues to clean up it’s image, check out the pics above.
Writer/director Chris Rock (right) with Rosario Dawson (left) in Top Five (2014).
Last year’s hit-comedy, Top Five, proved to be a major accomplishment for writer/director/actor Chris Rock, so much so that he is now being pressured by producer Scott Rudin to get a follow up in the theaters as soon as possible. Rock revealed to The Guardian in a recent interview that he and Rudin are having meetings on the subject on a weekly basis, and that he is planning on using a majority of the Top Five cast for the new project. Some names that have already been mentioned include Leslie Jones (The League, Workaholics), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock, Cop-Out), and Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee), but nothing as far as casting goes is set in stone, and Top Five had a huge repertoire of stars to write a sequel for, such as Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys 2, Cadillac Records), Rosario Dawson (Clerks 2, Sin City), Kevin Hart (Think Like A Man, Get Hard), Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, Sister-Act), and Adam Sandler (Grown-Ups, Pixels). We’ll keep an eye out for further updates.
Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled their new standard for luxury in 2015’s S65 AMG Coupe. Equipped with a 6.0 liter twin turbo V-12, the vehicle boasts 621 horsepower. The height of the S-Class, the new S65 AMG Coupe will run you a hefty $230,000. Click the link below for a better look via Mercedes-Benz’s official website.
I’m a fan of the rings especially when it comes to this car….or supercar, rather. The 2016 Audi R8 is the second generation R8 and is also the basis for the GT3 race-car. Compared to its predecessor, the new R8 sheds around 110 lbs. and is a half second quicker in the 60. At 205 mph this R8 is the fastest Audi ever made for the streets. Stuffed to the gills, or side vents, with top of the line features like carbon-ceramic brake discs, custom stitched headliner, and in-car Wi-Fi, Audi looks to deliver the luxury it has been known for, as well as giving the prancing horses and raging bulls a run for their money. The car also comes with some eco-friendly features but I doubt those would be used very often. Speaking of eco-friendly, you can also special order the R8 “e-tron” which has more electric power than the Tesla Model S at 92 kWh. This will give the e-tron a range of 279 miles and can be charged in two hours. The e-tron is a bit slower than the R8 and has it’s speed limited to 155 mph. As the previous model R8 showed, there will probably be a V-8, and V-10 models ranging from $120k to $250k for the e-tron. Go cash in those refund checks quick.
With the Geneva Motor Show right around the corner, Mercedes has decided to unveil their latest special edition model. To commemorate their many wins at Italy’s “Mille Miglia” race (1,000 mi) in the original SL 300, Mercedes will release an all new vehicle in two models; the SL400 & SL500. The SL400 will feature a V6, while the upgraded SL500 will feature a 455hp V8 engine. A clean car that hopes to uphold Mercedes’ long legacy of fine auto making. Check out a few pics above and stay tuned for more information after the Geneva Motor Show.
With the Geneva Motor Show right around the corner, it appears that all of the major car companies are unveiling their latest. German automaker Porsche recently teased photos and specs for their upcoming Cayman GT4, set to drop later this year. The new Porsche isn’t the fastest in the family (tops at 183mph), but makes up with it’s drivability and sleek design. The car will see it’s official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in march, check out the teaser clip below for now.
Ferrari is getting set to unveil the latest beast from their factory. The “488 GTB” is the new pinnacle within Ferrari’s Berlinetta class, capable of going from 0 to 62mph in 3 seconds flat; the new super car tops out at just over 200mph. The Italian car maker is planning to officially debut the vehicle at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, click the link below for more information via Ferrari.