Between 1952 and 1994, 38 Formula One drivers were killed on the track in World Championship races. The story of the last of these deaths, that of Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, was told in the BAFTA-winning 2010 documentary Senna and received wild critical acclaim. This means that Ron Howard’s new biopic, Rush - which recounts the famous rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and the devastating crash that left Lauda with severe facial scarring – has a tough act to follow.
Senna’s death acted as a wake-up call for the FIA, who subsequently tightened up safety restrictions on both the cars and racetracks of Formula One, and as a result there hasn’t been a single driver fatality in a contemporary Formula One car since. In the 1970s, however, when Hunt and Lauda were in competition, the nature of Formula One was almost gladiatorial ...
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SR Geek Picks: ‘Arrested Development’ Chicken Dance Mashup, ‘Man of Steel’ Fan Trailer, 8-bit ‘Iron Man’ & More!0
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find your favorite Arrested Development quotes as well as a chicken dance compilation; an epic recap of your favorite viral videos from the last 8 years; a great fan-cut Man of Steel trailer; another Return of Return of the Jedi Teaser Trailer revolving around Ewoks; and an 8-bit Iron Man. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
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Many fans of Sam Raimi’s initial Spider-Man trilogy were skeptical when – only five years later – director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) delivered The Amazing Spider-Man to theaters. Some balked at the thought of rebooting the franchise so soon after Spider-Man 3, while others were hopeful that this new version could rectify the mistakes of that previous film and give the character a fresh start.
Reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man may still be a bit mixed, given the film’s tendency to tread on a bit too much familiar ground regarding the origin of everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood webslinger. However, one point that most fans can agree on is that this series seems intent on opening up Peter Parker’s world a bit ...
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