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Hoonivercinema- Monday Movie Trailer

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It’s the holiday season and while this week’s movie, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is set during the Thanksgiving holiday, its theme of travel misery is befitting of any time when you’re desperately trying to get someplace and its seems like kismet is working hard to ensure that you do not.

Starring a top of form Steve Martin and the late great John Candy – also top of his game – this John Hughes film from 1987 is one of the funniest, and at the same time most heart-warming movies I’ve ever seen. Martin plays an account manager for a marketing firm, and all he wants to do is get from a client meeting in New York to his home in the Chicago suburbs so he can spend Thanksgiving with his family. Candy plays a sweet but boorish traveling salesman who alternately aids and stymies Martin’s efforts to get home.

One of the coolest things about the film is all the character actors who show up throughout. Those include Martin Ferrreo – who would later get eaten by a dinosaur while sitting on the crapper in Jurassic Park, Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean, and former Nixon speechwriter and master of the monotone, Ben Stein. The movie is really about as perfectly cast as it is scripted. Check out the trailer – and a little extra treat – after the jump, and if you’re traveling this holiday season, try not to talk to any strangers. … Continue Reading

Hoonivercinema- Monday Movie Trailer

Duel

The American Broadcasting Company, also known as ABC, basically created the made-for-TV movie with their 1969 to 1976 Movie of the Week. The series took up two nights – Tuesday and Saturday, later Wednesday – of the network’s prime-time schedule at a time when they were distant third in the ratings. All of these 90-minute films were done with limited budgets, but that didn’t stop some film makers from creating quality entertainment.

One of the best of the series was Duel which first aired on Saturday, November 13th, 1971. This was the first feature film directed by Steven Spielberg, and is based on a short story by Richard Matheson originally published in Playboy. Matheson is of course the master of macabre story telling, having given us some of the Twilight Zone’s most memorable episodes, as well as The Incredible Shrinking Man and I am Legend. Spielberg brings his story of a man tormented by the unseen driver of a tanker truck to gritty reality and Dennis Weaver plays the harassed protagonist with the perfect mix of incredulity and ever increasing terror.

Duel was so well received as a TV movie that it was released in an extended form theatrically. You can check out the theatrical trailer right after the jump. … Continue Reading

One of you should join HOT ROD – They’re hiring…

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One of the greatest channels on the You Tubes is, without question, the Hot Rod Garage. Hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan have announced that they are looking for a new person to join their team and deliver piping hot video awesome.

To apply, you’re going to need to make a video of your own. Once you post it to your own channel, comment on the above video with a link to your own video. The Hot Rod team will find it and whittle down some finalists with help from their viewers.

Now is your chance to put your knowledge to work for actual money… and get a leg up on what I do, for no money. Seriously, someone reading this would probably be a great fit for their team since you all know way more than the average car guy or gal.

Hoonivercinema- 18-Minutes of Torino King Cobra 429 Porn

Robert Emslie December 9, 2014 Hoonivercinema

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There was a point in time when Stock Car racing stopped using stock cars, and began a slow, inexorable move to purpose-built tube-framed racers that only held a thin veneer of resemblance to their production counterparts. The period when manufacturers built one-offs to catch an edge on the track, and then hopefully in the showroom by association, was at its height in the mid to late sixties.

The Torino was Ford’s weapon of choice in NASCAR at the time and the company built two prototype racers to test both aerodynamics and engines. Neither of the stillborn Holman and Moody-built King Cobra coupes ever turned a tire on a track officially, and the story of the one above is that it ended up rotting in a field. It was eventually rescued and reunited with its custom long nose and arrest me red paint. This represents one of the rarest cars in Ford’s history, and that naturally demands an in-depth look.

Fortunately YouTuber SaabKyle04 managed to do just that last year when the car was offered for sale by Charlotte-area dealer, RK Motors. This is just one of his extremely detailed walk-around and start-it-up videos, and it’s worth a peek even if you don’t have time for the full 18 minutes. Also, if you jones for the car, RK Motors still has it available at a little bit over half a million.

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Hoonivercinema- Monday Movie Trailer

Vehicle 19

It’s been just over a year since actor Paul Walker was killed in a tragic single-car accident. Walker was never considered to be a particularly good thespian, but by all accounts in real life he was totally a stand up guy. Of course, even though actors pass away, they live on through their films and Walker has been showing up since his death in one after another, including last year’s mashup of The Transporter meets Fast & Furious, the direct to video Vehicle 19.

The plot here is that Walker is a parolee who gets the wrong car from the rental agency at an airport in South Africa. Before he can get all Steve Martin on the rental counter rep, he discovers a girl tied up in the back, and a whole lot of trouble dropped in his lap. Now, this movie has a 23% on Rotten Tomatoes, and to be honest, I’ve never even heard of it before, so it’s probably not going to be all that and a box of Milk Duds. Still, check out the trailer, because at least in that short snippet it looks pretty cool, especially the rolling gun battle through the department store.  … Continue Reading

Hoonivercinema: Chris Harris geeks out over Ken Block’s RTR Hoonicorn

Seasoned motoring journalist Chris Harris was lucky enough to visit the set of the recently released Gymkhana 7. The star of the show is absolutely insane and quite comical RTR Hoonicorn. As said in the video not much remains of the original 1965 Mustang in which the Hoonicorn is based, however seeing how much attention to detail was given to the Hoonicorn makes any car nerd ready to grab some popcorn and geek out a bit.

From Hoonigan and RTR the Hoonicorn specifications are as follows:

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Hoonivercinema- A Triumph of Teardown – And Rebuild!

Robert Emslie December 1, 2014 Hoonivercinema

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YouTube-er Chris Herridge says that this video of the breakdown and refreshing of his Triumph Spitfire four is the result of eleven months, 3,000 individual pictures, and a whole lot of coffee. Backed by The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which since Fantasia has become the iconic representation of imprudent activities, this transformation proves both seemingly successful and eminently engrossing. I only wish that such complicated tasks could really be undertaken without intervention.

Check it out after the jump. … Continue Reading

Hoonivercinema- Monday Movie Trailer

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We don’t get campy movies like Death Race 2000 anymore. In fact, when they remade this flick in 2008 it was reimagined as a gritty drama not an over-the-top freak-for-all. I mean consider this, in the remake, convicts are forced to race against one another in a gladiator-like contest. In the Paul Bartel-directed original, a cyborg – purpose built to drive the world’s fastest car – participates in a road race where points are given for the running over of non-participant pedestrians. See what I mean?

Bartel, who would later direct and star in the wickedly funny Eating Roul, came from the Corman Corps, the ’60s and ’70s grind house that pretty much created the genre. In Death Race 2000 he manages to turn up the wick on the carnage while maintaining a Corman-close budget. Yes, almost all the cars are freaked out VW kit bodies, and the acting – from the likes of David Carradine at his pre-erotic asphyxiation best, as well as Sly Stallone – is across the board awful. Still, this Sci-Fi road rager has become a cult classic, partially because of all the violence and nudity in the film and in part on the fact that it’s just some much damn fun to watch.

What are some of the most WTF? aspects of the movie? Well, one is that the cinematography was by Tak Fujimoto, who also shot movies such as Badlands, Silence of the Lambs, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Another is that Mary Woronov, who plays Clamity Jane didn’t know how to drive a car and so had to be stunted for the long shots, and towed behind a truck for her close ups.  Check out the trailer, and more, after the jump. … Continue Reading

Hoonivercinema- Monday Movie Trailer

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Drive is a film of contrasts. From its single word title to its complex plot and the duality of the lead protagonist, played by the hunky Ryan Gosling, the movie makes you look at every aspect of its story from multiple points of view. As directed by Nicolas Winding Refn it’s also a throwback to the stylized crime dramas of the eighties like Michael Mann’s Thief and Manhunter. Refn, whose father was a Danish film director, and whose mother was a cinematographer, has a well developed eye for both broad action and intimate moments. Enjoyably, in Drive he is able at times to combine both.

Those scenes include some of the best car chases of the modern era, including a daylight robbery escape in a Mustang that just plain awesome. Topping those is a cast that also includes Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks, you know, people you actually want to see on screen. If you’ve never seen Drive, you really should. Get a taste with the trailer just after the jump. … Continue Reading

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