The original Gone in 60 Seconds Until youve seen it You dont know car chases Send your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks in Movie TalkIm surrounded by squealing tires crunching metal and shattering glass and thats just when I go to the movies And not just your the run-of-the-mill car chases the ones every action picture is contractually obligate to have These are chases that take center stage The double-whammy of Nascar creep and the success of the Fast and the Furious franchise spawned a slew of moto-maniacal progeny from the comic Talledega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 to Redline 2007 and Collier Co Hot Pursuit 2006 a pair of home movies on a theatrical scale the former an excuse for exotic car collector Daniel Sedak to show off his expensive toys and the latter former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneiders bid to make a family-friendly hot-cars picture -- and even the n
On a steamy March afternoon, former NASCAR Nextel Cup champ Kurt Busch sits in a stock car at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, revving his engine in anticipation. The question hangs in the air: Which of three nearby celebrities, decked out in racing jumpsuits, will be the first to gulp back fear, strap into the makeshift passenger seat, and join Busch in a three-lap, cement-wall-kissing 190 mph run around the famed 1.5-mile track?
Laird Hamilton, best known for riding 70-foot waves, finally stands and pulls a helmet over his long blond locks. "Oh, sure," Hamilton calls to NFL legend John Elway and tennis champ Serena Williams with a grin. "Get the stupid surfer to do it."