Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If we were to measure a film’s success in cultural impact and not box office, Mad Max: Fury Road would be the biggest movie of 2015. It may have only earned a fraction of the cash hoarded by Jurassic World and Furious 7, but no film this year has inspired so much enthusiasm. The memes are abundant. Every artist took time to draw Furiosa. George Miller‘s action masterpiece transformed the internet into a sweaty, shaken, profoundly inspired mass of pure adrenaline.
So yeah, Warner Bros. has decided to push their post-apocalyptic feminist action extravaganza for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It won’t win (and it probably won’t even get nominated), but that wouldn’t be the first time a masterpiece has been ignored by the Oscars.
Get all shiny and chrome with the Fury Road Oscars news after the jump.
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To call Charlize Theron‘s Imperator Furiosa a scene-stealer in Mad Max: Fury Road wouldn’t be fair to her performance. Although both Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa find hope and redemption, Fury Road is really more of Furiosa’s story than the road warrior’s. The character was a huge hit with fans and general audiences, and yet, there may be no Furiosa in the Mad Max sequel. Learn more after the jump.
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We’ve already seen Mad Max: Fury Road get a Mario Kart overhaul, and now the Honest Trailer for the blockbuster from the director of Happy Feet and Babe: Pig in the City dives into what they describe as a two-hour, hellish version of the Nintendo racing game.
The good news is that this Honest Trailer doesn’t really do much to criticize what is one of the best action blockbusters we’ve ever seen, but rather just pokes fun at certain elements, like Tom Hardy‘s endless array of grunts. Watch the Mad Max Fury Road Honest Trailer below! Read More »
In just under a month, we’ll get to enjoy Mad Max: Fury Road from the comfort of our homes over and over again when it hits Blu-Ray and DVD on September 1st. (Or via digital download even earlier, on August 11th.) It’s still my favorite movie of the summer, and it will likely be one of my favorites of the whole year when all is said and done. And thankfully, George Miller already revealed that the next movie will be called Mad Max: The Wasteland.
However, it doesn’t sound like the movie is being fast-tracked or anything, because Charlize Theron isn’t even signed on to star in the proposed sequel just yet. Find out more about the Charlize Theron Mad Max Wasteland concern after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Mad Max: Fury Road co-stars Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult reunite under very different circumstances in the first U.S. trailer for Dark Places, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).
Theron plays Libby, who as a child survived a horrifying incident that left her mother and two sisters dead. Her testimony pegged her brother as the killer, sending him to prison for life. But 25 years later, Libby is approached by true-crime obsessive Lyle (Hoult), who forces her to reexamine what happened on that fateful night. Watch the Dark Places trailer after the jump. Read More »
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People just can’t stop talking about Mad Max: Fury Road. The action bonanza seems to be the movie to beat this summer, and I’m not sure that any of the releases coming up have the potential to overshadow this gorgeous, mesmerizing, mind-blowing piece of cinema. And since we’ve been gushing about the movie for over a week now, it’s time to start playing around with it on the internet by mashing it up with whatever people can think of.
Earlier this week we already featured a surprisingly perfect mash-up of the Netflix comedy series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and footage of Charlize Theron being a certified badass as Imperator Furiosa. Now another fantastic use of Mad Max: Fury Road footage has come along that combines the film non-stop chase with elements of Mario Kart. It’s surprisingly well-done and very amusing. Watch the Mario Kart Mad Max Fury Road video after the jump. Read More »
With a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes and a strong domestic opening weekend, hitting nearly $45m for Mad Max: Fury Road, it’s pretty obvious there’s a thirst for more Max. The film itself certainly leaves that world wide open to continue the character’s story and for a long time, writer/director George Miller had said he conceived this film as the first of a trilogy. Tom Hardy even revealed he’s signed to reprise the character a few more times.
Nothing has been officially announced in regards to a Mad Max: Fury Road sequel, but Miller has been thinking about it. In a new interview, he revealed he’d like to call the next film Mad Max: The Wasteland. Read More »
Mad Max: Fury Road is fearless behind the wheel, a vivid collection of action setpieces unified by a dream of upending the very concept of the action hero. In 1981, director and co-writer George Miller used concepts from Jung and Joseph Campbell to supercharge the image of the screen hero for The Road Warrior, a return to the Mad Max character he created with Mel Gibson, but Fury Road’s version of heroism is even more forward-thinking.
Fury Road implicitly acknowledges that Miller’s old heroic conception may have been incomplete. It pairs Tom Hardy as Max with a woman named Furiosa, played with controlled yet intuitive ferocity by Charlize Theron. He’s the hero as raw energy; she is that energy channeled in a way that might be able to build a society.
With Theron and Hardy in the lead roles and Miller again in the driver’s seat, Fury Road isn’t just good enough to obliterate the lingering sting of the last film (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, released in 1985), but so good that it rivals The Road Warrior and shames all of Hollywood’s current action tendencies. This film develops its own specific ambition by placing dueling concepts about heroism into the framework of one of the best action movies I’ve ever seen. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
It seems everyone wants a piece of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski these days. Ever since the success of John Wick, the directing duo has seen their to-do list balloon to include such high-profile projects as Bloodshot and John Wick 2. Now here’s one more to add to the pile: The Coldest City, a spy thriller to star Charlize Theron.
Get all the details on Leitch and Stahelski’s new Charlize Theron Coldest City project after the jump. Read More »