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    Need For Speed Sucks – Here’s Our Top 10 True Petrol Head Movies

    So, the new Need for Speed movie is being panned by critics. What do you do now? Watch some decent driving movies, of course.

    It seemed like a strange first movie for Aaron Paul after finishing up with Breaking Bad, as it was never going to be a critically acclaimed masterpiece many actors strive to star in. Currently at 24% on Rotten Tomatoes, the plot seems brain dead, and the characterization is poor; which are pretty vital when it comes to cinema. Based upon the gaming series, it seems the only thing it shares is the name, and the concept of driving cars really fast. The action sequences seem to be the only redeeming factor, which is a real shame considering the potential that was there.

    So take a look at our top 10 alternative movies for real petrol heads, for the adrenaline fueled experience you truly crave.

    10. The Italian Job (1969)

    Don’t even think about the remake, as it is nothing in comparison to the glorious original. Minis, Minis, and More Minis, alongside classic quotes and the role that sent Michael Caine into super stardom.

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    9. Days of Thunder

    Trading his planes for cars, Tom Cruise attempts to take the NASCAR circuit by storm. It may not be an obvious choice, but still remains a good watch if you fancy some 90s driving action.

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    8. The Bourne Trilogy

    Perhaps not a car focussed film in essence, but it definitely has enough high speed chases to keep you fuelled on adrenaline. Combine this with a great plot, some immense action sequences, and Matt Damon at his finest, watching this trilogy is time well spent.

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    7. Cars

    Pixar came to the rescue of all fathers out there, sick of watching kids movies. A true homage to NASCAR and classic cars you will recognise, it’s a film that people of all ages can enjoy. Don’t be fooled by the childish exterior; it’s a pretty damn good movie underneath. Plus, Michael Schumacher makes a cameo appearance. Enough said?

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    6. Speed

    Keanu Reeves may not be everyone’s cup of tea, with expressionless acting, but this role landed him his more famous role as Neo. How do you keep a city bus at over 50mph to prevent an explosion? Speed answers all your questions.

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    5. Drive

    A recent entry, Drive has gained a cult status, remaining one of Ryan Gosling’s best movies. Starring alongside Carey Mulligan, Gosling puts on a great performance on his way to gaining a professional driving contract, but ends up being cinematic genius. Definitely worth a watch.

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    4. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    If you are a fan of Will Ferrell, why haven’t you seen this yet? After Anchorman (and maybe Step Brothers), this is undoubtedly one of his finest films. Chocked to the brim with his classic sense of humour, alongside many NASCAR-based jokes, it’s not one to be missed. It’s also a chance to see Sacha Baren Cohen of Borat fame in another hilarious role.

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    3. The Transporter

    Any film with Jason Statham in tends to be a thrill ride, that’s for sure. Don’t expect an intricate plot, but who needs decent storyline when you have Statham kicking bad guys Matrix-style, when he’s not out-driving them?

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    2. The Fast and The Furious (2001)

    I don’t think there’s any argument that this has been the quintessential racing series for over a decade, whether for good or bad when looking at the mediocre sequels. There is also no argument that the original entry was by far the best, capturing the true spirit of street racing, and coming before the over saturation in the market that Need for Speed is looking to capitalize on.

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    1. Bullitt

    A classic movie for every petrol head. This film led to Steve McQueen popularizing the Ford Mustang Fastback single-handedly, and also led to some of the most celebrated car chases of all time. McQueen became the epitome of cool through this role, and it’s not hard to see why.

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  • Videos

    Need For Speed Airs Extended Super Bowl Commercial (VIDEO)

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    Sunday’s Super Bowl saw a new 30-second spot air for the upcoming Need For Speed movie, starringBreaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul. But what you may not have seen yet was the extended, 90-second trailer that went live online last night. The other item of news is NFS’s release date – the new flick will hit theaters on March 14.

    While the Super Bowl ad was almost totally devoid of dialogue in favor of accelerating cars, this extended spot has a lot more going for it. There’s more dialogue, although not enough to really get an idea of what’s going on. The car selection still looks first rate, although more than a few vehicles meet unfortunate ends. Based on the commercial, we should expect some big stunt pieces, as well. Besides the 30- and 90-second spot, there is a short series of Vine-length clips from each trailer.

    Based on the comments towards the first trailer we showed you of Need For Speed, most of you aren’t expecting Best Picture nominations for this flick. Take a look below at each clip and see if they’re enough to change your mind. Post your thoughts in Comments.

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    ‘Need For Speed’ The Movie, Bring In The Muscle! #AmericanMuscle (VIDEO)

    ‘Need For Speed’ The Movie, Bring In The Muscle! #AmericanMuscleSome of the greatest american muscle cars get a badass tuning session with powerful new engines, suspension and refined parts – making them far exceed anything you can get out of the factory. The ‘Need For Speed’ movie are bringing in the muscle!

    Watch the behind the scenes video below and rekindle your love of american muscle…


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    Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul ‘Taught A Lesson’ At Need For Speed Driving School (VIDEO)

    Former Breaking Bad protagonist Aaron Paul stars in the new Need For Speed movie and he is learning some serious stunt driving skills at the greatest Driving School Ever.

    Yes, the ‘Need For Speed Driving School’ is putting the actor through his paces so they can some create some unbelievably realistic car stunts for the new movie. To add a serious dose of credibility to the Need For Speed movie his stunt mentor Rick Seaman teaches him some high octane drifting, braking and 180 degree turning techniques.

    Watch the action below:

    Oh, and here’s the full length Need For Speed trailer to get you even more pumped up for the film:

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    These Epic Stunts Will Make You Want To See The Need For Speed Movie (VIDEO)

    Need For Speed Stunts Are Awesome

    Take A Behind The Scenes Look At An Amazing Stunt From A Lame Movie

    The movie see’s a huge crash involving three Koenigseggs and a huge roll. It was thought that the stunt would only be able to be done using a bunch of computer effects, but thanks to stunt coordinator Lance Gilbert they manage to do this sh*t for REAL!

    Check it out…

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    Breaking Bad ‘meets’ Need for Speed Mashup Trailer Goes Viral (VIDEO)

    Breaking bad - Need for speed*spoiler alert* Breaking Bad’ meets ‘Need for Speed’: Watch the trailer for ‘Jesse’s Revenge’…

    Exciting news! The Need For Speed movie starring Aaron Paul from the badass smash hit series, Breaking Bad, hits cinemas soon. And after seeing the high octane trailer (see here) in the Carhoots office we got more than a little excited about this supercar extravaganza.
    Considering that Aaron Paul’s next project is the car-racing film, Need for Speed, we can appreciate the irony of Jesse’s last moment on screen during the unforgettable Breaking Bad series finale being him behind the wheel of a fast car.
    However, some Breaking Bad fanboys appreciate the irony a little more than others, like Slacktory, who took the time to create a movie trailer mashup to ‘beat all mashups’ and has appropriately named it ‘Jesse’s Revenge.’
    Watch the cool fanboy’s trailer below and tell us what you think:
                
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