Don Omar : discography
Album : Meet The Orphans [Deluxe Edition]
Year : 2010
Album : iDon
Year : 2009
Album : King of Kings
Year : 2006
Album : The Last Don
Year : 2003
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The “Fast & Furious” series covers seven movies. But the continuity of the series is a bit confusing, thanks to “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” is the third movie in the series but the sixth movie in the course of the story. There are also two shorts, and a non-“Fast & Furious” movie that make up the full film canon. Here’s how to watch every bit of “Fast & Furious” in order.
Mild Spoilers for “Fate of the Furious” below.
“The Fast and the Furious” (2001)
The film that kicked off the franchise is the place to start. The story of how undercover cop Brian (Paul Walker) tries to take down the Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his hijacker has humble beginnings, but before long, a whole lot more characters will be in the mix.
“2 Fast 2 Furious Turbo Charged Prelude” (2003)
A six-minute short film included on the “2 Fast 2 Furious” video release, “Turbo Charged Prelude” gives a bit of explanation about what happened to Brian in the aftermath of “The Fast and the Furious.”
“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003)
Brian finds himself in Miami after “The Fast and the Furious,” forced to work with the police once against head to prison. He enlists his childhood friend Roman (Tyrese Gibson) to help him catch a Miami drug dealer by infiltrating his gang. The movie also introduces Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), a brilliant garage owner friend of Brian’s.
“Better Luck Tomorrow” (2003)
Director Justin Lin’s first movie isn’t officially part of the “Fast & Furious” canon. But Lin and star Sung Kang consider Kang’s “Better Luck Tomorrow” character, Han, to be the same Han that later appears in “Fast & Furious.” As far as they’re concerned, this movie is his origin story.
“Los Bandoleros” (2009)
Vin Diesel directed this 20-minute short, which fills in the gaps of what has happened to Dom and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) in the years since “The Fast and the Furious.” It also introduces a few new characters, including Tego (Tego Calderon) and Santos (Don Omar), and explains some of Han and Dom’s relationship.
“Fast & Furious” (2009)
Dom, Brian, Letty and Mia (Jordana Brewster) are united again for the first time since “The Fast and the Furious” as they go up against drug dealer Arturo Braga. “Fast & Furious” marks a shift in the movies toward building a more expansive world with more characters, including Han, Tego and Santos.
“Fast Five” (2011)
Following “Fast & Furious,” the crew finds themselves on the run in Brazil, and ready to gather. This movie introduces Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), an international law enforcement agent charged with bringing Dom and his family to justice. It also sees Dom assemble his new crew for the first time.
“Fast & Furious 6” (2013)
After Brazil, the crew is still wanted as international criminals — but they’re not as bad as Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), a super criminal who’s trying to acquire a powerful technology. It’ll take the best crew in the world to bring him down.
“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006)
Though it’s actually the third movie in the franchise, “Tokyo Drift” actually takes place much further in the timeline. It tells the story of teenager Sean (Lucas Black), who finds himself in Tokyo and quickly falls in with Han and the local racing scene.
“Furious 7” (2015)
Simultaneously to some of the events in “Tokyo Drift,” the brother of Owen Shaw, Deckard (Jason Statham) comes out of hiding to go after Dom and the family to seek revenge.
“Fate of the Furious” (2018)
Deckard Shaw, Owen Shaw, Arturo Braga, Mose Jakande: all of them were being controlled and manipulated by one person. Cipher (Charlize Theron), the franchise’s biggest villain yet, comes out of hiding — and she somehow turns Dom against his family.
“Fate of the Furious” is officially the eighth “Fast & Furious” movie — but there’s probably at least one film in the canon that many fans have never seen before.
That would be “Los Bandoleros.” The 20-minute short film was written and directed by franchise star and producer Vin Diesel, and it adds a bit of key context to the series by introducing characters and bridging the gap between the events of “The Fast and the Furious” and “Fast & Furious,” the fourth movie in the franchise.
Before “Fast & Furious,” the franchise continuity was kind of a mess. Diesel exited the series before the second movie, “2 Fast 2 Furious,” which starred Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The third movie, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” includes new characters altogether, but director Justin Lin managed to convince Diesel to come back to the franchise with a cameo at the end of the film.
So when Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Walker came back to the franchise in the fourth movie, it was the first time the series continued the first film’s story. “Los Bandoleros” bridges some of the gap. It finds Dom Toretto (Diesel) in the Dominican Republic, where he meets up with characters who would go on to return in later movies, including Han (Sung Kang), Tego (Tego Calderon) and Santos (Don Omar). “Los Bandoleros” fills in backstory about how Dom knows those guys, who then show up in his crew at the start of “Fast & Furious.”
The short gives some context to the opening sequence of “Fast & Furious,” when Dom and his crew hijack a gasoline tanker truck. It reframes the job as a Robin Hood-esque caper, in which Dom and his buds steal the gas to give to people they know who desperately need the fuel.
“Los Bandoleros” also spends a lot of its time focused on Dom and Letty (Rodriguez), who were separated when Dom fled the cops at the end of the first movie. Presumably, they’ve been apart for a while, but Letty tracks Dom down eventually. They rekindle their romance, which goes on to be a central pillar of the franchise, all the way through “Fate of the Furious.”
Universal included “Los Bandoleros” with the DVD release of “Fast & Furious,” and you can also watch it here.
“Los Bandoleros” isn’t the only “Fast & Furious” movie that’s not actually part of the main film canon. There are actually two others bits that fill in story from the franchise.
When director Justin Lin entered the franchise with “Tokyo Drift,” he brought with him Kang’s character Han, who would become a fan favorite. Han also appears in another film: Lin’s first movie, a 2002 drama called “Better Luck Tomorrow.” It follows several over-achieving Asian-American high schoolers, who use their good grades and spotless records to deflect suspicion as they get into stealing and dealing drugs.
While “Better Luck Tomorrow” isn’t officially in the “Fast & Furious” canon, Kang and Lin both consider Han from that movie to be the same Han who appears in “Tokyo Drift,” “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6.” That makes it, more or less, Han’s origin story.
The final addition to the story is a 2003 web short called “2 Fast 2 Furious Turbo Charged Prelude.” Included with the “2 Fast 2 Furious” DVD release, the short clocks in at about six minutes and gives a little explanation about how Walker’s Brian wound up in Miami in the second film. It’s also available online.
New York City’s tradition of dropping the ball in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is one of the country’s greatest holiday traditions. But going to Times Square is a huge hassle. Why not watch from a quiet cabin? Or the beach? Thanks to the magic of wi-fi, you can stream the event from anywhere.
The official Times Square event feed is embedded at the top of this post for your viewing pleasure. The festivities kick off at 5:55 p.m. ET.
Of course, you can also watch it on TV. The drop will be televised, as always, this year on ABC (live feed), NBC (live feed), CNN (live feed) and Fox News (live feed), each bringing their own wrinkles to the night, like ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” which will bounce around to New Year’s events in other cities, as well.
The night’s performances will see timeless divas Mariah Carey and Gloria Estefan take the stage, along with Don Omar, Gavin DeGraw, Rachel Platten and Silento. You will also be able to view those through the stream we’ve embedded.
The entirety of Times Square will be roped off for this year’s events, which will be hosted by Spotify’s Global Head of Rock and TV personality Allison Hagendorf, as well as the Food Network’s Jonathan Bennett (who you may best remember as Aaron Samuels in “Mean Girls”).
At 11 p.m. the feed will broadcast a message from outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama. Other guests and countdown correspondents include CNN’s Anderson Cooper and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who will count down the final 60 seconds before 2017 with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The various networks’ coverage can also be streamed through their respective live feeds.
Don Omar went on New York radio to put an end to rumors that his and Daddy Yankee 's Kingdom Tour might be canceled after an incident during their first show in Las Vegas and some alleged hostility between the two urban superstars. "I feel that I have the responsibility to my fans to set the record straight and explain what really went down that night," said the "Dale Don Dale" singer during an interview yesterday on Mega 97.9FM.
Danny Fornaris takes jamming in the car to another level in his new music video "Anillos de saturno" featuring Jani Sanchez, which premieres exclusively on Billboard today . In this documentary-style clip, the Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, who has also produced for Latin superstars like Don Omar , Tego Calderon and Calle 13 , doesn't wait to get onstage to get the party started.