There was a TV show that I really couldn’t wait to see when I got home from school. I’ve seen it before when I was a little boy, but upon rediscovery, I couldn’t resist. It had a few years on it, but it was a classic, and that show was… The A-Team. I was aware of Miami Vice, being the show that came before The A-Team. It’s a police drama with a group of Miami’s Vice division as the main characters, usually taking place in 1980s Miami, Florida. But with the little scenes that I caught back then I could tell that it was too much for me at the time. Too real. Even if I were to watch it back then I wouldn’t have been able to appreciate it as I would now. It was only a matter of time, because if it wasn’t for the cars, it would’ve been the music. All of it. I wish there was a box set of all the tracks used; from Jan Hammer’s/John Petersen’s/Tim Truman’s most obscure background mood music track (except the Jack of All Trades episode, those sucked), to all other tracks ranging from Afrika Bambaataa to P Machinery to ZZ Top. Until then, let’s talk about the cars… Continue reading
Final warning: if you’re looking for a review on any of the Fast & Furious movies, leave now. We’re gonna review the cult classic who lent its name to that over-the-top franchise.
Frank Webster (John Ireland) is a wanted man. He’s being accused of running a trucker off the road. At a roadside diner, a trucker asks one too many questions and quickly deduces who Frank is. Frank knocks him out and takes Connie (Dorothy Malone) hostage as well as her sports car. Naturally, Connie puts up a fight and attempts at running away every moment she can. Frank’s goal: reach Mexico. With cops patrolling the area, and with them waiting for the truck driver to come around for a full description, Frank opts to do what Connie was planning on doing with her Jaguar sports car: enter a race that crosses into Mexico. Continue reading
2017 was a tough year, wasn’t it? That’s why Santa needed some help to spread all that much-needed Christmas cheer around!
If these four are what Santa is counting on, I can’t imagine what the Three Kings have as a helping hand!
From us over here at ItRolls, we wish you all Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!
Mazinger Angels manga (highly recommended) pic: mangakakalot.com
Normally I review more obscure movies or those that seem like they could use some help, but given that I was in quite a unique situation that led to a double feature of two contemporary movies, how could I not?
Spoiler alert: The Dodge Challenger you see in the above promo material does nothing in the movie to make your heart pump… aside from looking awesome. Even with red neons underneath. I did not make that up.
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a driver, one of the best there is, having been behind the wheel since he was a little orphan. His boss, Doc (Kevin Spacey), knows this better than anyone, as he took this once-car robber under his wing after seeing what he could do. While Baby (that’s his nickname, by the way) has paid off his debt with Doc, he’s not ready to let Baby go. Seeing that blood was being spilled thanks to a more volatile heist team on the last job -as well as having to dispose of a body Pulp Fiction-style-, Baby dreams of just leaving this life behind and start a new one with his newfound love interest, Debora (Lily James). Doc pulls some subtle gangster blackmail on Baby, and now he’s back on the driver’s seat, this time with one of the most volatile heist team member he’s ever been with, Bats (Jamie Foxx). It didn’t help that he didn’t like Baby from the get-go. Continue reading
While the original movie poster designs were good, many fan-made posters were even better. A simple search will yield results. Go look ‘em up.
Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a workaholic gearhead that doesn’t say much and has a pretty good and easygoing attitude towards work whether as a stuntman or as a mechanic, with the possibility of starting as a racecar driver. All jobs are fronted by Shannon (Bryan Cranston), who cut a deal with Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks), a mafia man to purchase and sponsor the racecar. But Driver has another job: he’s a getaway driver and a good one at that, becoming strict and cold when working this profession, the opposite of his daytime persona.
Driver’s worlds will collide when he develops a soft spot for his neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son Benicio (Kaden Leos). Spending time with them was heaven on earth for Driver… until Standard Gabriel (Oscar Isaac), Irene’s husband returns from prison. Driver quietly accepted this. But one day he finds Standard badly beaten up: he’s in serious trouble with the mob, owing them protection money plus ever-increasing “interest fees”. The only way to pay off the ridiculous debt is to return to a life of crime and do one more job. Given that these mobsters threatened Irene and Benicio, Driver decides to lend his services at zero cost. Continue reading