Fresh off his thrilling lead role run on Emmy award winning TV show "Breaking Bad", heart throb Aaron Paul stars in this edgy flick based on the racing video franchise of the same name. Over 140 million copies of "Need for Speed" racing video game have been sold and the big screen is sure to capture the excitement in the theater seats as well. The racing road has never been more dangerous than when Aaron Paul's character, Tobey, (a mechanic who crafts muscle cars for the rich and arrogant), is forced to jockey to save his name, his reputation, and his freedom. Will Tobey lose his contract with car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots)? Will he be framed for a murder he is not responsible for? The race is on.
This week's new movies add a noisy action flick and an ensemble comedy to the box-office mix, providing a full menu of genres for audiences to choose from this weekend. The front-runner this week is "Need for Speed," the street-racing story based on the popular Electronic Arts video game. The biggest thing the movie has going for it is the presence of "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul in the lead role, but it can probably count on support from gamers and those who can't wait for "Fast and Furious 7," too.