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  When we're not writing about cars or driving them, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch movies starring our favorite four-wheeled machines. In this section, get a jump on upcoming movies featuring one of our greatest loves: cars.

Did all of you know that Fast and Furious 7 was supposed to be released this weekend? At least that was the initial plan until Paul Walker’s unexpected death last November, throwing a monkey wrench into the production of the movie. There was talk of it being cancelled altogether, but ultimately, filming continued, albeit after massive delays. Well, the filming of the movie just concluded and we now have the official release date: April 3, 2015.

We’re all relieved to finally have confirmation that Fast and Furious 7 will hit cinemas next year. But that relief will forever be mixed with sadness knowing that Paul Walker didn’t live long enough to finish the movie. We all miss the man, even if none of us have never come close to sniffing an interaction with him.

His brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker , joined the movie to finish some of Paul’s scenes. That’s going to take a little bit of the sting out but we’d be lying to you if we think that their contributions to the movie would have been the same had Paul been around to finish the movie himself.

The good news is that the movie now has a scheduled release date. It’s hollow news relative to what has happened, but it’s still a good place to start moving on.

Click past the jump to read more about Fast & Furious 7.

Source: Deadline

BMW and MINI owners who love capturing video of their ultimate driving machines in action now have reason to rejoice. BMW and GoPro have announced the integration of the GoPro’s live wireless video to feed into the car’s infotainment system. In other words, you can watch your GoPro’s live video from your dashboard — in real time.

There are a few caveats though. The BMW or MINI must be a 2012 model or newer, the car also must have the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, the owner must have an iPhone 4 or newer with the GoPro App installed and running, and the GoPro camera has to be a Wi-Fi-equipped model, such as the HERO3+ or newer. Meet those criteria and you’ll have a front-row seat to watch the rubber burn off your rear tires as you commence to drop the clutch.

The system works by relaying the GoPro’s video signal to your connected iPhone. That signal is then transmitted to the car’s infotainment system through the iPhone USB cable or BMW Accessory snap-in adaptor. The system will also display the camera’s critical information like battery life, Wi-Fi signal strength, and elapsed time. Moreover, the camera’s record and sleep functions can be controlled from the infotainment screen as well.

Unfortunately, the lawyers have seemingly won the battle for safety in this case as the nearly-live video — BMW says a slight lag will be present — cuts out when the car begins to move.

Click past the jump to read more about BMW’s new GoPro Application.

Most of the summer movie schedule has come and gone and that leaves us with fewer blockbusters to look forward to. Fortunately, Transformers: Age of Extinction hasn’t been released yet. That’s enough reason for us to get our robot geeks on in time for its showing later this month.

Ahead of the movie’s June 27 opening, three new teasers of the movie were released, each as incredible as the other. The teasers, dubbed "Help", "Forge", and "Destroyer", gives us three unique looks at the action that takes place when our favorite Autobots join forces to save the world from all those intergalactic baddies.

The videos also gives us a few shots of some of the cars used in the movie. The most notable is that green Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and if you look just behind it, you’ll also see a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport .

It’s just the right amount of automotive awesomeness that we can all look forward to when Optimus Prime and company returns to the big screen.

Two more video after the jump.

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction is set to his cinemas on June 27th and slowly but surely, we’re getting treated to one awesome movie trailer after another. The latest trailer just hit the web and it’s already giving us the chills seeing our favorite band of Autobots take on those evil Decepticons in front of our (3D) eyes.

What’s noticeably different about this fourth Transformers movie is that we’re not going to see the cast from the first three films. Instead, Mark Wahlberg takes the reins from Shia LaBeouf as the lead role where he plays a father who somehow stumbles into a "Transformer."

For the first time, Dinobots have been added to the cast of the movie and as this latest trailer shows, a Lamborghini Aventador is also in it as "Lockdown," a "rogue bounty hunter" deemed as having no allegiances between the two sides.

Oh, and Grimlock and Optimus Prime on the same side? Yeah, baby!

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27. Mark you calenders!

While we often have praise for automakers who create interesting marketing videos, Hyundai’s latest one had us totally up in knots. Produced presumably by its German arm, Hyundai has produced a ten-minute promotional video of the European-spec i10 by slamming together scene reprisals from 70 different movies.

If you’re looking for any sense of this video , you’re probably not going to get any because the video is about as confusing, strange, and downright bizarre as any promo video we’ve seen in recent memory.

We’re going to stop short of calling it pointless because the mere fact that I’m writing this and you’re reading it means that Hyundai accomplished its goal of getting people to talk about this video. So props to Hyundai for that, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that even after multiple viewings, the entire point of the video, other than to show the i10 in various scenes, still escapes us.

Maybe we have to watch it while our senses are impaired? Who knows, maybe a few glasses of something special will make for a totally different level of appreciation for this video.

With only two months left until the upcoming "Transformers: Age of Extinction" movie hits theaters, Chevrolet has confirmed the full lineup of Bowtie-badged vehicles that will be featured in the new installment.

The main star of the new film will obviously be Bumblebee , a futuristic concept based on the fifth-generation Camaro. The Pearl Yellow car will return to the silver screen as the movie’s leading attraction for the fourth time since its debut in 2007.

Besides the Bumblebee, Chevy has prepped four more vehicles for the new Transformers film, ranging from the Corvette Stingray , which will convert to Autobot Crosshairs, to the Trax crossover , and even a heavily modified 1967 Camaro SS . Also included is a Sonic dressed as a rally car will appear in some of the action-packed scenes.

In addition to prepping the aforementioned vehicles and providing them to the production crew, General Motors also allowed Paramount to film at its Warren Technical Center, Milford Proving Ground and even its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant.

The highly anticipated "Transformers: Age of Extinction" movie is set to arrive in theaters on June 27th, 2014.

Click past the jump to find out why it matters.

There was lots of speculation surrounding the death of Paul Walker . Some said the Carrera GT may have had a mechanical failure, some thought maybe the driver was under the influence, some thought Walker survived the crash only to die in the resulting fire and others thought maybe this was all the result of a street race gone bad. Well, the investigators checking into the crash have released their findings and we found that none of these scenarios are true.

Plain and simple, it was pure speed that was the demise of Mr. Walker. According to the report, the Carrera GT — a notoriously difficult sports car to drive — was doing between 80 and 93 mph when it collided with the power pole, which meant they were traveling well in excess of the posted 45-mph speed limit — there was no evidence of a street race though. Walker broke his wrist and arm, and fractured his jaw, collarbone, pelvis, ribs and spine in the accident. Because Walker only had "scant soot" in his trachea, investigators believe it was not smoke or fire that killed Walker.

Both the Driver (Roger Rodas) and Walker were wearing their seat belts, and the airbags deployed as designed. Unfortunately, the Porsche was traveling way too fast when it impacted the pole for either to do any bit of good in saving their lives. The only mechanical issue on the car was the fact that the tires were nine years old, and the rubber may not have been in the greatest of condition for handling that type of speed.

At the very least, this closes up the Paul Walker case and affords us the chance to look at his impact in the world rather than focusing on what killed him.

RIP, Mr. Walker...

Click past the jump to read more about Paul Walker’s death and how it affected "Fast & Furious 7."

Source: CNN

Universal Studios has announced production of Fast and Furious 7 will continue with the late Paul Walker returning in CGI form, along with a rewritten scrip, in order to complete the movie. Universal is said to be respectfully retiring Walker’s character Brian O’Conner rather than killing him off.

Walker will return, thanks to the heavy use of CGI and voice effects, along with four body doubles providing the movements as a base.

Filming has recently resumed in Abu Dhabi, as evidenced by the video below, after being on break since Walker’s untimely death last November. Co-star Vin Diesel confirmed via Twitter the movie is scheduled for debut April 10, 2015, almost nine months after the original debut date of July 11, 2014. There’s no word yet on whether the Fast and Furious franchise will continue producing movies, though we suspect this will likely be the last.

The franchise has been a lucrative one for Universal, grossing nearly $2.4 billion worldwide since the first movie hit the silver screen in 2001.

Click past the jump to read more about Fast & Furious 7.

Source: NY DailyNews

By now, a lot of you have probably watched the Need for Speed movie, and while the story left a lot to be desired, the cars in the movie were a definite treat to our senses. That includes our sense of sound, which played a pretty important role in our viewing experience, given the roster of exotics that were in the movie.

This video by Sound Works Collection takes us on a "behind-the-recordings" look at how sound mixing played a huge role in making the movie. The objective, according to re-recording mixer Greg Russell, was to not only make the cars the "heartbeat from a sonic standpoint" but to be authentic and believable, allowing the audience to be put into the front seat.

Forget about how the movie was shot and the cinematography of it, this is about understanding the importance of those ear-piercing shrieks coming out of all those exotics to make the movie more believable.

Like what Russell further elaborated on, when four cars pass by, the objective is to "hear four engines, not a blur of sound".

Watch the video to further digest why sound mixing was a very important tool in making the Need for Speed movie. After that, go watch the movie again and we guarantee that once you pay close to attention to the sound, the experience of watching it gets exponentially better.

This year looks to be primed for all sorts of automotive-movie goodness, as we have Need For Speed coming soon, Fast and Furious 7 back in production and Transformers 4: Age of Extinction coming this summer. If this isn’t getting you excited for movie-going season, than you may want to check your Car Buff badge to make sure it wasn’t revoked.

Above is the latest trailer for the upcoming Transformers movie, sans Shia Labeouf — who seems to have lost his mind a little lately — and Megan Fox. We are now in the Mark Wahlberg era for the Transformers series. Wahlberg plays a struggling mechanic trying to make ends meet by parting out old trucks, but happens across one old rig that is "more than meets the eye."

Just watching this trailer was enough to get me amped up to pay $150 to hit up the movie theater, buy a bag of popcorn, a bucket of soda and an oversize box of snowcaps this summer. The only issue I have with this trailer is that the Autobots and Dinobots look a lot more computer generated than they did in years past. I am hoping that this is just a resolution issue on my computer monitor, as in past Transformers movies, they managed to integrate the computer-generated bots nicely within the human world, and that was one of many things that kept me into the movie.

Enjoy the trailer folks and let us know what you think in the comments section.


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