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‘Furious 7′ is killin’ it at the box office

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I’ll admit it – I haven’t actually seen any of the Fast & Furious movies. Well, I’ve kinda seen part of one of them (no idea which one), but it was on in the background and I was distracted with something else, so I couldn’t tell you what happened other than Vin Diesel speeding down a dirt road trying to get someone who I think, if I remember right, was Jordana Brewster or Michelle Rodriguez off the back of a speeding train. Somehow, I feel like that one scene probably accurately sums up the entire series, but I’m probably wrong. People LOVE this shit – to the point that Furious 7, the latest installment in the franchise, brought in a whopping $143.6 million in North America alone during its opening weekend, as Variety reports.

That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and standing as the highest-grossing kickoff for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top 10 openings in history.

It’s also the highest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire back in 2013, which is pretty impressive. Chances are people turned up to see this largely because it was Paul Walker‘s final on-screen appearance, so the whole thing was a bit of a memorial for him.

So shoot straight with me – have any of you seen Furious 7 and does it live up to the hype? Are you a fan of the series at large?

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Let’s Check on Jordana Brewster, Huh?

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If this chick doesn’t look more and more like Demi Moore-or-Heidi Klum every damn time I see her (which isn’t all that frequent), then I don’t know who does (besides Demi Moore-or-Heidi Klum, of course).

Jordana, who I used to love love love back in movies like ‘The Faculty’ and a made-for-TV movie called ‘The 60′s’, hasn’t been doing a whole lot lately other than the TV ‘Dallas’ thing that I’m not watching, but hey. How about a pretty bland interview with Latina, where she talks about her childhood? That’s something, isn’t it?

Jordana on being a kid in Brazil:

“I call myself a Brazilian-American. Now I would say that. When I was living in Brazil I felt very American and when I was in America I felt very Brazilian. I always felt like a fish out of water. High school and middle school were really hard for me and we moved when I was 10, but once I got past those, I realized how lucky I was that my parents traveled with me and my sister. It broadened my perspective.”

On her marriage:

“It’s so amazing to have a husband in the business who can challenge me and we can talk about his work and my work and understand each other in that way. I love getting his feedback and he likes getting mine. And of course, that has pushed me more to consider producing in the future.”

And finally, her future family plans:

“I definitely want to have kids. I want two. I grew up with a sister, but I know Andrew would love boys, but I’ll take what I can get. One thing that I’ve always sort of loved and been enamoured by is the idea of having twins. My dad was a twin, so it runs in the family. Fingers crossed. So we’re thinking about having kids but I don’t know when it’ll happen. I feel very ready now.”

Can I just say, though? Can I just say? Girlfriend’s thirty-two years old. I kind of questioned the having-kids thing because I thought she was more like forty-two, and you know how those things sometimes work out, but then I found out that she’s only thirty-two. And she does not look thirty-two, I’m sorry. It’s not to say that she looks bad, but it is to say that she definitely looks older than her thirty-two years, and she might not be so happy about that in a decade or so, but who knows. Maybe she’s cool and doesn’t really care about shit like that. I’m hoping that’s what it is, anyway.