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Getaway might be the car chase movie you were expecting, and…

19-10-2013 Features Star Wars Fanatic

Getaway might be the car chase movie you were expecting, and it may not be

  Getaway might be the car chase movie you were expecting, and it may not be. However, if you go into it expecting to see a lot of car chases, you won't be disappointed. It is literally one car chase after another. Some of them are pretty straightforward with routine wrecks,...

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Fast & Furious 6: the VaRaces verdict

02-06-2013 Movies Star Wars Fanatic

Fast & Furious 6: the VaRaces verdict

Warning: the road ahead contains spoilers Going into Fast & Furious 6 must have been daunting for director Justin Lin. After all, how do you top the spectacle of the destructive, physics-defying bank vault towing chase that concluded Fast Five? Answer: add a custom-built vehicle capable of flipping cars, a car...

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Taken 2: skip the film and cut to the chase

10-02-2013 Features Star Wars Fanatic

Taken 2: skip the film and cut to the chase

Taken 2 is the very definition of a heinous Hollywood cash-in. The original worked perfectly as a standalone film, and yet its sequel has us believe that lead character Brian Mills seemingly has the same sort of luck as Die Hard's John MccLane. After saving his kidnapped daughter Kim from human...

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2013 Car Chase/Racing Films

20-01-2013 Features Star Wars Fanatic

2013 Car Chase/Racing Films

2012 may have had a slow start in terms of high-octane Hollywood car chase content, but it soon picked up as the year panned out, with notable releases including Safe House, Taken 2 and Jack Reacher. 2013, on the other hand, looks like it will start with one hell of...

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Jack Reacher's car chase is a gritty, visceral thrill ride

30-12-2012 Features Star Wars Fanatic

Jack Reacher's car chase is a gritty, visceral thrill ride

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of Jack Reacher, a film adaptation of Lee Child’s 2005 novel, One Shot, following the various trailers and publicity stills showing glimpses of a promising car chase starring a Chevrolet Chevelle. Having now seen it myself, I can vouch that the chase sequence in...

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Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)

26-01-2012 Games Super User

Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)

Every year, a couple of the local Mercedes dealerships get together and rent out the Richmond International Speedway. They then spend a full day attempting to convince ‘VIPs’ to buy a new overpriced luxury car. They do this by letting you speed around in an assortment of Mercs on an...

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9th Annual VaRaces Awards

30-04-2011 Awards carcrashking

9th Annual VaRaces Awards

9th Annual VaRaces Awards The Annual VaRaces Awards returns again to celebrate the best car chase and racing achievements for 2010. As the new decade rolled in, car chase and racing fans witnessed a bumper crop of vehicular action on the screen. Unlike in other years where a particular car chase film stood head and...

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Drive Angry 3D (2011)

24-07-2010 Car Chase Films Super User

Here's the trailer for Drive Angry, a 3D revenge film starring Nicolas Cage. Its set to be released in 2011.

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Faster (2010)

24-07-2010 Car Chase Films Super User

Here's the teaser trailer for Dwane 'The Rock' Johnson's upcoming action movie, Faster. Its scheduled to be released in the US in November 2010.

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Salt (2010)

05-07-2010 Car Chase Films Super User

Salt  (2010)

Angelina Jolie returns to theatres in the spy action flick, Salt. Jolie plays an agent accused of being a russian spy and she must flee the authorities while trying to prove her innocence. The trailers showcase a ton of action, not the least of which is Angelina on a Triumph...

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8th Annual VaRaces Awards

17-02-2010 Awards carcrashking

8th Annual VaRaces Awards

8th Annual VaRaces Awards This year's Varaces Awards celebrates the outstanding car chase and car race achievements in film for 2009. While there were fewer releases of films with notable automotive action in them, those that did more than made up for that fact. Thanks goes out once again to the Special...

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7th Annual VaRaces Awards

25-12-2009 Awards carcrashking

7th Annual VaRaces Awards

7th Annual VaRaces Awards The Annual VaRaces Awards returns to celebrate the best car chase and racing achievements of 2008. Thanks goes to all forum users for their nominations and especial thanks to the Special Guest Presenters for providing their excellent commentary on the nominees or winners.

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Forza 3 Review (Xbox 360)

14-12-2009 Games Super User

Forza 3 Review (Xbox 360)

The Nurburgring is a 13-mile-long race track in located Nurburg, Germany. Nicknamed the "Green Hell", it was built in 1927, has 72 corners, constant elevation changes and is considered one of the most dangerous race tracks ever constructed. And for about $15, anyone can drive on it. A lot of games...

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Wheelman Review

23-05-2009 Movies Super User

Wheelman Review

Reviewed by Martin Bigg (Star Wars Fanatic)Picture this - you’re in the midst of a car chase being pursued by gun wielding baddies in an assortment of vehicles. Do you a) repeatedly smash them into deathly submission b) shoot them in the face whilst driving in stylish slow motion or...

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MotorStorm Pacific Rift Review

19-04-2009 Games Super User

MotorStorm Pacific Rift Review

Reviewed by Martin Bigg (Star Wars Fanatic)It’s fair to say that MotorStorm was one of the main reasons that I bought a Playstation 3 at launch. Developed by Evolution Studios, who are formerly known for the acclaimed WRC series, MotorStorm’s unveiling at E3 back in 2005 instantly sealed...

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Rallybrudar: Lena Koppel Interview

07-02-2009 Features carcrashking

Rallybrudar: Lena Koppel Interview

    Rallybrudar (Rally Girls), just released this Autumn in Sweden, tells the story of two women who challenge the rally racing world by becoming racing drivers and endeavour to make the big time. Set in Sweden during the 1960s, Rallybrudar stars Eva Röse and Marie Robertson in the lead roles. The...

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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Review

12-11-2008 Games Super User

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Review

 Martin Bigg (AKA Star Wars Fanatic) reviews for VaRaces the latest installment in the Gran Turismo series - Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Read further to find how Gran Turismo 5 Prologue stacks up with respect to its predecessors. 

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Clutch: Jay Rowlands Interview

11-09-2008 Features Super User

Clutch: Jay Rowlands Interview

Clutch is an independent feature film that follows the story of a small town race driver and his single-minded passion for racing. Shot in Seattle and Washington State, the film features numerous classic muscle cars of the past as well as a return to ‘old school’ automotive stuntwork. In this...

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Fast Girl: Daniel Zirilli Interview

11-09-2008 Features Super User

Fast Girl: Daniel Zirilli Interview

Fast Girl, currently on DVD release, is an independent film about Alex Johnstone, a young woman with a quest to enter the male-dominated sport of auto-racing. Mircea Monroe, who appeared in the Fox television series Drive, plays the lead role and Justin Guarini, of American Idol fame, plays her love...

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6th Annual Varaces Awards

30-08-2008 Awards Super User

6th Annual Varaces Awards

VaRaces: 6th Annual VaRaces Awards The Annual VaRaces Awards returns again to celebrate the best car chase and racing achievements for 2007. This year continues on with the tradition of the People's Chase Award with a record number of...

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5th Annual VaRaces Awards

30-08-2007 Awards Super User

5th Annual VaRaces Awards

Every year VaRaces salutes the top achievements in car chases. Last year the People Chase Award was introduced to give the people a voice in the awards. This year that notion is taken even further with Virtual Guest Presenters. Some of the comments for the winning movies were taken directly...

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Gone in Sixty Seconds 2

30-10-2006 Movies Super User

Gone in Sixty Seconds 2

Gone in 60 Seconds: 2 began it's life as a sequel to the 1973 lassic by H.B. Halicki. During filming, Halicki was killed during a freak accident on set and the movie was never completed. Halicki always filed the stunts and chases of a film first before shooting the 'quieter'...

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Forza - Project Gotham Racing 3 - Need For Speed Most Wanted

30-10-2006 Games Super User

Forza - Project Gotham Racing 3 - Need For Speed Most Wanted

 The new Xbox 360 is in stores and along with it come the next generation of racing/chase games. The question is how does the new blood stack up to the previous generation's best? Forza Motorsport(XBOX): The Xbox wasn't going to get a version of Gran Turismo 4 and it's best racing game,...

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Matrix Reloaded

30-08-2006 Movies Super User

Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Reloaded has what is easily the best film car chase of the year, and arguably one of the best of the past several years. It manages to be a near perfect blend of the best of the old and the new. Real cars flipping skyward are reminiscent of...

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Gran Turismo 4

30-08-2006 Games Super User

Gran Turismo 4

This is the one everyone was waiting for. This was the game that was going to be the definitive auto racing experience. People expected a lot from GT4 and when the release date was pushed back and then pushed back again, the expectations only got bigger. I know mine did....

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Gone vs Gone

30-08-2006 Movies Super User

Gone vs Gone

Gone in 60 Seconds 1974 vs Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 Gone in 60 Seconds was released in 1974 and is known for having one of the longest chase scenes in movie history (40 minutes). 93 cars were destroyed on screen during that chase. The movie was the work of H.B....

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Car Chase Cliches

30-08-2006 Features Super User

Car Chase Cliches

Car Chase Cliches Over the decades of films showcasing car chases, a few reoccurring situations seem to pop up. Since car chases are most often used as a climax to a film or to move the story along, things like realism and physics often have to take a back seat to...

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The Cannonball Run

03-08-2006 Movies Super User

The Cannonball Run

The long distance race has been a longtime standard in the car movie genre. These types of movies follow a simple formula. They have a diverse group of people driving an even more diverse group of vehicles. Plus, there's usually an obsessed law enforcement officer or government official who is...

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2005 VaRaces Awards

28-06-2006 Awards Super User

2005 VaRaces Awards

Most Inventive Car Chase : This award goes to the film that added the most new ideas to the car chase sequence. These nominees did more than show two cars following each other above the speed limit. The Nominees Are: Batman Begins The batmobile took...

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2004 VaRaces Awards

28-05-2006 Awards Super User

2004 VaRaces Awards

3rd Annual VaRaces Awards Varaces.com salutes the top achievements in car chases on film in the past year. To say that this year's awards were tough to compile would be an understatement. I'll give it to you straight, 2004 was not a good year for...

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