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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Mixed Cartoons With Detective Noir And It Was Surprisingly Great

We’re coming up on the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’s cartoon crossover classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There’s a lot to say about that movie, but as we’re on the cusp of the next big transportation shift towards electric cars, it feels especially relevant how that movie that touched on the conspiracy…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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It Sucks That We All Live In The World Of RoboCop Now But The Movie Is Great

Imagine a reality where the government is totally corrupt, the city of Detroit is desperately trying to get back on its feet, police forces have become overly militarized with weekly reports of unjustified authoritative violence, and the overwhelmingly negative news coverage is only cut by condescending ads for…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Sorcerer Is The Best ’70s Movie Everybody Forgot About Because Of Star Wars

William Friedkin took all of his built up moviemaker credit from doing The French Connection and The Exorcist back to back and made Sorcerer, a movie that was immediately wiped off the face of the Earth because it came out in 1977, right before a little movie called Star Wars.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Visually Stunning Speed Racer Was Way Ahead Of Its Time

The Speed Racer movie—inexplicably brought to you by the sibling duo who created The Matrix, of all things—caught a lot of flack when it was released back in 2008. But it’s a visually stunning, overly earnest and straight-up weird movie that’s definitely worth a second chance.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Smokey And The Bandit Will Change Your Life

I cannot envision the world where a movie like Smokey And The Bandit—an action-comedy about a famed local driver and his trucker friend tasked with retrieving 400 cases of outlawed Coors beer in 28 hours while being chased by a Texas sheriff for picking up a runaway bride—can be the second highest-grossing film of the…Read […]

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Logan Lucky Is The NASCAR Heist Movie That Could’ve Been The Next Ocean’s 11 But Wasn’t

Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing last year’s Logan Lucky, a heist movie full of good cars and centered around a NASCAR race that doesn’t feature a single dang […]

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Blowing The Bloody Doors Off Of The Original The Italian Job

Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing the original The Italian Job—the strange tonal genesis of Austin Powers, Top Gear and the global obsession with original Mini Coopers.Read more… Continue […]

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Dispelling The Myth Of Bullitt And The Legend Of Steve McQueen

Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re dispelling the myth of 1968's Bullitt and the legend of Steve McQueen, a boring movie starring a boring guy!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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