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Flying Off Into the Sunset: Assessing Furious 7

No matter how much danger and damage covers the screen, death is not supposed to truly consume an action movie.  Almost always, the concept of it, of genuine sadness, of legitimate worry, is a mirage.  Action flicks toy with it for the sole purpose of exhilarating us with its resounding defeat.  And that’s what makes…

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Ride or Die: Ranking The Fast and Furious Movies

Today, as far as I’m concerned, should be a national holiday.  The reason, of course, is the release of Furious 7, the latest intrepid installment of a virtually unprecedented movie franchise.  (By the way, since we’ve now moved beyond midnight showings to evening-before showings, can we just say that movies like this open on Thursday…