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Snapshot Reviews: ‘Fast & Furious 6’ and ‘Epic’

"Fast & Furious 6" makes its way into theaters today (May 24).

“Fast & Furious 6” makes its way into theaters today (May 24).

I’m introducing a new feature here at ForrestHartman.com: Snapshot reviews. Please note that I will still write long-form critiques for my Video Verdict column. These are designed to give readers a quick assessment of new movies. Hopefully you find them useful and fun.

FAST & FURIOUS 6

2½ stars
Story: Dominic Toretto and his crew team with U.S. agent Hobbs in order to capture a dangerous mercenary who is at skilled at motorized hijackings as they used to be. Sweetening the pot is the apparent appearance of Dom’s longtime love, Letty, a woman the whole crew thought was dead.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Gina Carano.
Directed by: Justin Lin (“Better Luck Tomorrow,” “Fast Five”)
Bottom line: The plotting is ridiculous and the dialogue is melodramatic, but the stunts are as good as they get.

EPIC

3½ stars
Story: Animated film about a teen girl who discovers a tiny world of forest creatures engaged in a constant battle between good and evil. When she is magically transported into their world, she goes on a fantastic adventure.
Voice cast features: Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyonce, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz and Jason Sudeikis
Directed by: Chris Wedge (“Ice Age,” “Robots”)
Bottom line: Beautiful 3-D animation coupled with a compelling story. The fantastic writing, and Wedge’s excellent execution, make this the best animated movie since “Rise of the Guardians.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Haywire,’ ‘Joyful Noise,’ ‘New Year’s Eve’

Gina Carano gets physical in “Haywire,” an action-oriented thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh.

After several slow weeks, the home video scene is picking up steam. New releases include an action film by director Steven Soderbergh, a musical comedy starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, and a star-studded offering from director Garry Marshall

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Interview with ‘Haywire’ star Gina Carano

I recently interviewed “Haywire” star Gina Carano for the Reno Gazette-Journal because she has spent a lot of time in the Reno area and her father still lives there. If you’re interested, you’ll find the full piece here: http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012201150315

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