The team over at Hulu, the site that offers streaming video of television content from NBC, Fox, and now ABC, has added 51 episodes of Speed Racer to its lineup. That's right, you can now catch Speed, Trixie, Spritle, Pops, and even Chim-Chim from the comfort of your own work cubicle.
UPDATE: New high-res pics added, click above
It's very tempting to dismiss the Wachowski brothers' live-action Speed Racer film as a hopeless exercise in ridiculousness. But the problem is that both trailers released show a movie that's utterly drenched with style, as the auteur siblings appear to have held nothing back in trying to bring the anime feel to this live-action adaptation. The second and final theatrical trailer was released this week, and while it's thin on plot (not that it really needs spelling out), there's no shortage of a
click above for more high-res live shots of the Speed Racer Mach 5
During our recent trip across the Pacific to cover the Tokyo Auto Show, we got word that our flight out of Narita was going to be delayed for 23 hours. The first thing that jumped into our jet-lagged minds was how much trouble it would be to catch a ride to the nearest city so we could revel in the JDM parts bonanza that is Super Autobacs. Think Kragen/Pep Boys/AutoZone, but with 20-times more new and used parts that don't completely suck. We never made it, but Autobacs presence at the Tokyo Aut
click above image for more high-res stills from the Speed Racer film
Although the majority of our fanboy energy has been devoted to all things Transformers-related, we still have a bit left over for the upcoming release of the live action version of Speed Racer. With Senors Larry and Andy Wachowski at the helm, the potential for excellence runs high, and judging by the acting talent they've enlisted, we doubt this will be a dud.
While perusing Autoblog Latino and brushing up on my Spanglish, I noticed this post that led me to a site called Paper Inside. Its simple tagline – Paper Models are Paper Inside – hints at what you'll find below the fold. The site offers numerous free downloads of paper models that arrive in your printer tray as 2D sheets awaiting entry into the third dimension. We chose the Ecto 1 model to highlight above because it's pretty intricate, but you'll also find the DeLorean from Back to
The movie magnates of Hollywood may actually be bringing something to the silver screen that has the distinct possibility of not sucking away our lives and our hard earned cash. Brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski of Matrix and V for Vendetta fame are taking on a series that serves as one of our first motoring memories. That's right kiddies, a live action version of Speed Racer.
Larry and Andy Wachowski, the minds behind The Matrix and its unfortunate sequels, are gambling that a live-action version of the anime classic, Speed Racer, will resonate with moviegoers. The project will be written and directed by the Wachowskis, who are developing the film's visual style as they write the screenplay. Producer Joel Silver, who has partnered with the brothers on the Matrix trilogy and V For Vendetta, convinced them to take on Speed Racer during the filming of Vendetta.