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$30 MILLION IN MALIBU HOMES PART 2 – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 787

$30 MILLION IN MALIBU HOMES PART 2 – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 787 – Fireball and Paul Grisanti (www.malibure.com) check out a massive Malibu Beach Pad and an insane Hawaiian Retreat Home. Fireball announces his next Coloring Book!

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Ride of the Week! Nissan crafts MILLENIUM FALCON-inspired Rogue

I have always felt that cars are significant characters in a film.

After all, they have an active part in moving the story along.

These days, many films are automotively-inspired and have epic chase scenes, but for the first time in a Star Wars film, there seems to be a sequence that’s as automotive as you’ll get in a Galaxy far, far away.

It’s a Landspeeder chase scene from the upcoming film “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and it looks to be just as good or better than any Furious film. But as we cannot ride in actual Landspeeders, Nissan took it upon themselves (as a Star Wars sponsor) to create this Millenium Falcon-inspired Rogue to help create excitement for the film.

Now, they’ve done a few Star Wars cars for the last couple films and they were interesting, but this one is a bit more fun.

It’s always a challenge to create a themed vehicle for film, and I’ve done hundreds over the years. But making a car look like a spaceship is tough, since spaceships fly and cars don’t. But this Rogue is fun for a couple extra reasons.

First, it harkens back to B-films of the ’80s when they didn’t have all that much budget to build a car and resorted to tacking things on (think Metalstorm). Although, on the Rogue, it’s a bit more refined in that the paint scheme works to hide the imperfections.

Dirty, yes. They’ve added a laser-cannon turret, windshield mask and lots of cool Star Warsian details.

But the bottom line is that it’s fun. Even the interior is full of bells and whistles like the Mask car I did years ago. You definitely want to hit some switches and see what it does, which I guarantee will get you arrested.

Themed design for film is an exciting thing. But themed design can translate into many variances. Restaurants, homes, clubs, toys and many other things. Design is design, but I learned a lot when I worked at Imagineering for Disney back in the ’80s.

Themed design tells a story, and takes the viewer on a journey. It opens the door to a world undiscovered and piques the imagination, inspiring us to head forth in the anticipation of coolness. This is what hopefully Solo will bring when it opens on May 25.

I am attending the premiere on May 21, so I’ll get an early scoop for you guys. The chase scene and all. And although the Rogue will not actually be in the film, it would be pretty cool to have it at my Wheels and Waves car show here in the ’Bu. Disney, are you listening? The people wanna go Rogue.

Want to be featured in Ride of the Week? Send Fireball an email at askfireball@fireballtim.com.

WATCH! Fast & Furious Director takes on MAGNUM PI New Series for CBS…

This actually looks pretty awesome… and destructive.

This is a modern take on the classic series and stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii. https://www.cbs.com/shows/magnum-pi/ Watch this Fall on CBS.

$30 MILLION IN MALIBU HOMES PART 1- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 786

$30 MILLION IN MALIBU HOMES PART 1- FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 786 – Fireball and Paul Grisanti (www.malibure.com) cruise Malibu in an AMG Shooting Brake to look at $30 Million in Malibu Homes… including one originally owned by Actor…

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The Love of Design… from The Daily Driver Project

I have had a love of design for most of my life. When I was a kid, and much of my adulthood, I have loved to draw (not that I could make a career of it) but I do love to doodle. As my love for cars has grown a large part of that is the design of the car.

I’m lucky in my life to have 3 people that are close to me that are true artists and feed that love of design. 2 of them you already know.

They are Fireball & Kathie and I get to see their talents all the time up close and personal and so do you guys thru this website and the vlog.

Another is in my family, my nephew Izack

Now I’m a big fan of Science Fiction & Fantasy and regularly will watch that type of movie on cable or Netflix over something else.

Fantasy is right where Izack’s sculptures dwell. So last Saturday, after hitting 2 car shows in the morning, I headed to Otis College of Art & Design to check out his final art show.  

Izack got to show off his sculptures & a board game he made for his senior project. He’s getting a degree in toy design. I also got to see the rest of the student’s works and just made me excited about the future. I had a blast hanging with him and my family and getting to see his passion come to life.

I’m lucky in my life to have creative people in it to feed my love of design, but I also try to surround myself with things to feed my creative juices as well.

Whether it’s a photograph, print, video or even a piece of furniture.

You can do the same. Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you to strive to better yourself in either a creative way or just general happiness.

*Wes is the Owner of The Daily Driver Project. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his Vlog on Youtube.

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WATCH! MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT Trailer 2 is more of the destruction…

Some missions are not a choice. In theaters July 27, 2018.

The best intentions often come back to haunt you.

“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT” finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise – “Top Gun,” “American Made,” “The Mummy”) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live,” “The Boss Baby,” “Beetlejuice,” Simon Pegg – “Star Trek,” “Ready Player One,” Ving Rhames – “Pulp Fiction,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson – “The Greatest Showman,” ”The Girl on the Train,” Michelle Monaghan – “The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Heartbreak Kid”) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Henry Cavill (“Justice League,” “Man of Steel”), Angela Bassett (“Black Panther,” “American Horror Story”), and Vanessa Kirby (“Me Before You,” “The Crown”) also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie (“Jack Reacher”) returning to the helm.

Did you catch last week’s PODCAST? Ant Man, Stallone and Dodge…