Davis: Fast and Furious picks up speed

Fast and Furious 6 is so hotly anticipated, they have already starting making number seven.

By the sixth instalment, most movie franchises are running out of steam, but not The Fast and the Furious.

Starting in 2001, the series has had its ups and downs, but the last two have built up the series to the point that Fast and Furious 6 is so hotly anticipated, they have already starting making number seven.

After the events of Fast Five, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are wealthy, but their criminal records prevent them from returning to their home country. Following his attempts to apprehend them, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) offers the crew a deal; he will give them all full pardons for their crimes if they help him thwart a lethally skilled crime syndicate led by an arrogant, dishonorably discharged special forces mercenary named Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).

Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson all return and fans of the series will not be disappointed as the filmmakers again amp up the stunts and the humour.

There is no bachelor party in The Hangover Part III, so what could go wrong? It’s been two years since their last hangover and Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given in to his natural impulses in a big way-which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgement—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.

And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step? Expect that first step to be a doozy.

William Joyce is a man of all media. His illustrations have appeared on numerous New Yorker covers and his paintings are displayed at museums and art galleries. He has won Emmy Awards for his animated TV series Rolie Polie Olie.  His animated short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, won an Academy Award and an iPad app was also created based upon the short film. His other film work includes creating conceptual characters for Toy Story and A Bug’s Life and his books, A Day with Wilbur Robinson and The Guardians of Childhood, were made into Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, respectively.

Now he is teaming up with the creators of Ice Age, Rio and Robots for Epic, based upon his book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world—and ours.

Featuring the voices of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler and Beyoncé Knowles, Epic is a colourful adventure with a huge array of interesting creatures that should appeal to all ages.

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