The Heat starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock is like Training Day meets The Other Guys meets Starsky and Hutch meets Paul Blart: Mall Cop meets Observe and Report. A movie this funny could have been directed by Judd Apatow, but it was actually Paul Feig. He’s the same guy that directed Bridesmaids and a host of television shows like Mad Men, The Office, 30 Rock, Weeds and Nurse Jackie, just to name a few.
Melissa McCarthy plays Detective Shannon Mullins and Sandra Bullock plays FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn. The unlikely duo teams up to take out a Boston drug king pin named Larkin. The chemistry between McCarthy and Bullock is delightful, in a Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson or Chris Farley, David Spade kind of way. [keep reading]
On the weekend before Thanksgiving, Bryan Jennings and myself, Max Katsarelas rented a couple of cars and took road trips. Bryan drove to Virginia Beach in a Mazda3 sedan and I went to East Lansing, Michigan in a Chevrolet Cruz. For Bryan, it would be a round trip of about 800 miles. For me, it would be a round trip of about 1700 miles. Total driving time for the two of us combined was over 40 hours.
That was a lot of time to get to know our respective cars. We broke down our reviews into five categories: gas mileage, ride comfort, review of Hertz rental agency, tech gadgetry and the overall experience. Make the jump to see the Mazda3 square off against the Chevy Cruz in the first edition of Battling Rental Cars. [keep reading]
The United States Post Office faces a $10 billion dollar deficit and the situation looks bleak. Here at Mojo Motors we are worried about the mail truck which may soon be making an appearance in our used cars listings. The mail truck, also know by its Latin name, the Grumman LLV (it’s not really Latin), has been the face of the USPS since it began service in 1987. The LLV stands for long life vehicle and a typical Grumman can be expected to stay in active duty for almost 30 years. As the USPS nears collapse, something will have to be done with the 100,000+ Grumman vehicles. Before hypothesizing on the potential second-lives of a typical Grumman, let’s take a look at the specs of these USPS bad boys after the jump.