Car chases used to be a staple of action movies, but lately motorcyles have been stealing the show. Every superhero seems to have one — Batman's (Christian Bale) homemade "Bat-Pod" helped him run down the Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight, and gave Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) some much-needed firepower in The Dark Knight Rises; Captain America (Chris Evans) took on goose-stepping HYDRA agents astride a customized Harley-Davidson Cross Bones in Captain America: The First Avenger, while The Green Hornet's Kato (Jay Chou) fought crime on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod — and badass grrls like Salt's title character (Angelina Jolie) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) prefer them.
Ever wondered where all of those awesome big screen bikes come from and where they go after the movie is wrapped? We recently got a sneak peek behind the scenes of movie motorcycles courtesy of Billy Hammon and Picture Car Warehouse, which not only provides motorcycles for various movies, but modifies and customizes them so that they will "take on a life of their own" on screen. From the futuristic desert war machines ridden by the vampire-hunting Priests in Priest, to the massive, ornate skulls-and-flames chopper conjured by Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider, Hammon says that the goal is to make the motorcycles "their own characters," regardless of who is riding them. Posted 08.16.12 by BrentJS
In a recent interview with Playboy, Shia LaBeouf spoke about his car accident last July and expressed contrition for his mistakes. LaBeouf was driving while intoxicated, and his Ford F-150 collided with another vehicle, causing it to flip over.
He suffered some injuries to his head and knee and had extensive surgery on his left hand, briefly curtailing his ability to work. He said that he still feels pain when performing some basic daily routines, but at the same time, he feels that the experience was a needed wake-up call:
This accident is what I needed in my life. I'm not in control. For the first time, I can admit that and know that -- the hand is like a tattoo that says "Mistake."
LaBeouf also talked about his childhood, when he starred on Disney's Evan Stevens. According to him, there might be footage in a Disney vault of him running naked around the set. He also talked about the permissive environment he grew up in, around LA's Echo Park area, as well as crushing on Lucy Liu, who he said "would play with my mind" on the set of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
He also gave a pithy description of director Michael Bay, who directed him in the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
He'll blow things up for no reason, just to get a reaction. The guy's a maniac. Posted 05.01.09 by reelz
It's been nearly six years since the last Charlie's Angels flick, Full Throttle. Does that mean it's time for another? According to the franchise co-star and co-producer Drew Barrymore, yes! Promoting for her 2009 Oscar hopeful He's Just Not Into You, Barrymore said, "I'm so into it -- 'Charlie's Angels III!'"
Her Flower Films producing partner Nancy Juvonen says, "It's percolating up...It's rising to the surface." Given that the careers of other angels Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu haven't exactly been kicking ass, we're guessing the chances of seeing a third Charlie's Angels are pretty good. People are already talking about the introduction of a fourth angel and who might possibly play the role. Perez Hilton votes for Megan Fox. Hot, sure, but what about a more surprising casting choice? Rumor Willis, anyone? Posted 01.26.09 by reelz