BACKSEAT DRIVING—BFGoodrich asks Andrew Comrie-Picard, the 2014 Rally America champion and one of the team members to pilot a win in the Baja Challenge class at the Score Baja 1000 race, to take its All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires for an all-day test drive in the off-road hills of Calamigos Ranch, just off of Mulholland and Kanan Dume Road. Editor John Grafman goes along for the wild ride.
REVIEW— The Entourage movie and the Cadillac Ciel concept car have something in common, the suspension of disbelief. Riding on the thin, razor’s edge between reality and fiction gives both a sense that anything is possible. If the pendulum swings too far in one direction or the other, the whole thing collapses like a house of cards. Too believable is boring, and too extreme is simply hokey. Can either the movie or the Caddy pull it off? John Grafman reviews.
REVIEW—The original film was shot in 1971 at and around the Grand Prix of Monaco. The driver was the ever-camera ready Jackie Stewart and the director (who was actually the producer for this one) was Roman Polanski. Why this documentary was never widely distributed at the time that it was made some 40 years ago has never been satisfactorily explained for me. My suspicion is that the success of the recent “Senna” documentary might well have been why this film has been (re?) released at this time. It is no “Senna”.
MOVIE REVIEW—What seems to be America’s (and much of the world’s) favorite Marvel Comic Super Hero returns to the big screen once again. Iron Man 3, the supposed final installment in the trilogy of this blockbuster money maker had a lot to live up to. With Iron Man 1 and 2 both grossing over half a billion dollars, it’s no surprise Marvel decided a third movie is a good idea.