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TORONTO STAR: THE FIVE BEST and most unusual GETAWAY CARS OF ALL TIME!

Richard looks at the five best and most unusual movie getaway cars of all time!

“A former homicide detective and a crime expert for Bell Media, Mark Mendelson said an ambulance, given its sirens and size, is a bad choice if you want to escape a foe or the police. His getaway car dos and don’ts are all about being inconspicuous.

“Common sedans are what works best. No SUVs. Smaller is better. In short, low key is the magic component. I’m thinking Honda, Subaru or Hyundai,” Mendelson said. “Pick a car that isn’t flashy. Boring is good. Don’t squeal on the way out. Nice and easy does it. You don’t want to attract attention.”

“Of course, directors like Bay want to attract audience attention with unusual getaway cars, like the ones listed below. Here are a few of the interesting cinematic choices that have appeared in past movies…” Read the whole thing HERE!

 

TORONTO STAR: Casting cars: Behind the scenes of sourcing cars for movies

Richard goes behind the scenes to ask picture car co-ordinators how they “cast” cars for the movies.

“The work of a car co-ordinators doesn’t stop when the vehicle is delivered to the set. They often work with the movie’s special effects department to rig the cars for specialized shots. “If we are going to throw a car in the river, we have to completely detox it,” said Magee. “Take all the oils out, drain all the fluids. There are different things we must do for different shots. If we’re going to burn it, we have to take all the plastics out…” Read the whole thing HERE!

NEWSTALK 1010: IN-DEPTH WITH AUTHORS SARAH WEINMAN + TARA MCKENNA!

On this week’s Richard Crouse Show Podcast we meet Sarah Weinman. Her new book Scoundrel, is the wild and true story of a murderer who conned the people around him—including neo-conservative thinker and National Review founder William F. Buckley—into helping set him free.

Then, Tara Mckenna stops by to talk about her book Don’t Be Trashy: A Practical Guide to Living with Less Waste and More Joy. The author says she’s always been environmentally aware, but seriously began my low waste journey early in 2017 after travelling. Snorkeling through trash in Bali, Indonesia, and picking up litter on trails in Southern Ontario, Canada, taught her that waste is a worldwide issue.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

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RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL REVIEWS FOR FEB. 04 WITH MARCIA MACMILLAN.

Richard joins CTV NewsChannel and anchor Jennifer Burke to have a look at new movies coming to VOD and streaming services, including Johnny Knoxville and the unnatural acts of “Jackass Forever,” the reboot of “Scream,” the unhappily ever after fairy tale “The King’s Daughter” AND the great punk rock doc “Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!