LRA writes: Have you ever watched a trailer and had that one scene, that one shot that made you go "Wow, that was cool!"? Or maybe there was something you saw that stuck with you, something that for some reason was in the back of your head and despite how insignificant it was you were waiting for it to show up in the final cut of the film. But when you watched the movie that scene was nowhere to be found or has been altered in a significant way. Well, that is what the Tractor Tire Award of the Week is all about. We try to track down those scenes that didn't make it into the final version of the film and make sense of them. Where in the film was it supposed to be? Why might it have been cut? Why has it been changed? We may not always have the answers for you but at least you will have your piece of mind and know that you aren't crazy. So, this weeks award goes to Fast Five!
CB: Vin Diesel has posted a new on his official Facebook page in which he addresses his 100 million fans. At about the 22-minute mark in the video, Diesel tells his fans that he takes their Fast & Furious casting suggestion quite seriously and says they are the main reason Michelle Rodriguez's character, Letty, was brought back and Jason Statham was added to the franchise.
2011 was a great year for the film industry. Box office flops were large in number, but even so a lot of instant classics were released throughout last year. I wonder though, out of all the hundreds of movies that came out in 2011, which ones were the absolute best of the best? Let’s examine this according to each distinct film season.
MediaStinger: "2011 offered something for everybody via the action/adventure genre. There were plenty of films that caught our eye, as you can see by the extensive list of honorable mentions. But which was the best of Battle: Los Angeles, Fast Five, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Sucker Punch, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon."