This weekend saw the legendary motor rally begin in Sweden.
The 2015 edition of Gumball 3000 kicked off in Sweden's capital at the weekend, with plenty of famous faces spotted enjoying the unique celebrations. This year's intense motor rally proves to be just as thrilling as the previous 16 years.
Danielle Knudson, Natalie Pack and Simone Holtznagel modelling at Gumball 3000
The excitement began with some of the world's most incredible sports cars arriving at Norrbro (North Bridge) in Stockholm on Saturday (May 23rd 2015) before kicking off their 3000 international road trip the following day, en route to Oslo, Norway. Once there, it's not only the epic car racing that was to be enjoyed, but skateboarding legend Tony Hawk also made an appearance to demonstrate the moves that made him a household name.
Danny Way is largely seen as one of the most fearless of all professional skateboarders having won five gold medals in the Summer X Games not to mention a strong of other achievements and world records as long as his arm. He came from a broken home and had a tough childhood which was to be a major factor in Danny's future career as he sought an activity that he could pour all of his pain and anger into. Skateboarding happened to come naturally to him and he went on to win the first skating competition he entered at just 11 years old. It was to be the first step into the world of extreme sports where he would go on to make one of the most spectacular jumps of his career over the Great Wall of China.
This stunning documentary showcases the biggest achievements of 38-year-old pro boarder Danny Way. Directed by Jacob Rosenberg in his first full-length documentary, it's a wonderful story of the ups and downs of his life and the major records and near misses of his career and features interviews with some of the biggest stars of the skateboarding industry Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hoffman, ken block, Rob Dyrdek and Tony Hawk.
Starring: Travis Pastrana, Laird Hamilton, Rodney Mullen, Mat Hoffman, Ken Block, Rob Dyrdek and Tony Hawk.
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Joseph Campbell was a famous mythologist, born in New York in 1904. He is most famous for his influential work, 'A Hero With A Thousand Faces', which was published in 1949 and influenced a generation of writers and artists, including Stanley Kubrick, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and George Lucas, to name but a few. Campbell also taught at Sarah Lawrence College in his hometown from 1934 to 1972, while balancing his research on myths and the human experience.
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The film captures a whole smorgasbord of footage including events like Moto X, Street Luge, Freestyle Skateboarding, and Stunt BMX. Using large-format cameras, the film captures the awe-inspiring antics of these adrenaline junkies living out the golden dreams of youth in full IMAX amazement. Special P.O.V. camera mounts on bikes, skateboards, and motorcycles provide an intense experience when splashed across the immense IMAX screen. The exquisite calm of a street luge race is particularly memorable.
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Strictly for shallow-end-of-the-gene-pool types who find professional wrestling and monster truck shows too sophisticated for their simple-minded tastes, "Jackass: The Movie" is exactly like "Jackass" the stupid-stunts-and-practical-jokes MTV show, except that the swear words aren't bleeped out.
Sure it's funny from time to time watching Johnny Knoxville and his low-watt drinking buddies (a grunting sub-frat-boy bunch sure to be living off welfare in their parents' basements once their 15 minutes of fame is up) as they perform tailgate-surfing-caliber dares on low-grade home video. When they play demolition derby with golf carts or rollerskate in the back of a delivery van while one of them drives it around violently -- in other words when they're trying to hurt only themselves -- "Jackass" has brief moments of hilarity.
But at least half the movie consists of contemptible practical jokes played on unsuspecting innocents -- wearing old-age makeup while crashing wheelchairs in busy intersections, for example. Or taking a dump in a display toilet at a hardware store. The fact that these dimwits (and their built-in audience) find it amusing to be cruel to strangers and broadcast the acts for public consumption provides a real decline-of-Western-Civilization element to the picture.
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For its first 20 minutes or so, the big-geek-on-campus comedy "The New Guy" gets by on a semi-fresh twist of tiresome teen clique themes and a well-cast lead. DJ Qualls -- the 98-lb. walking weakling punchline from 2000's "Road Trip" -- plays a bottom-of-the-food-chain bully magnet who changes high schools and reinvents himself as a wiry, uber-cool bad ass.
But as soon as the kid gets comfortable with his new studly status (insert stock scenes of trampy cheerleaders here) and we've seen Qualls' entire comical cool-jerk repertoire, the movie plum runs out of ideas and putters along on fumes until the closing credits.
Lazy and simplistic, when "The New Guy" isn't beating long-dead genre horses (Qualls feels guilty, for about two minutes, about dissing his "real" friends for the in crowd), it's a blender-edited mish-mosh of abridged plot points. Our hero apparently teaches everyone in his new school to get along, but we don't see how he does it. Before long campus hotties are hanging off the arms of dorks, overweight guys and other former outcasts. No explanation there either. Qualls' dad (Lyle Lovett) and former school counselor (Illeana Douglas) think his new style and attitude are signs of a drug problem, but that story angle is abandoned after about 30 seconds.
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