It’s that time of the week again. We’re certainly looking forward to a nice holiday weekend, and if you were too busy to stay on top of all the news this week, we’ve got a round-up of all the stories you need to catch up on.
Below you’ll find a round-up of trailers for summer movies like Pixels, sequels like The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, and the likely awards contender Steve Jobs. We also have updates on Star Trek 3, a controversial point of view on geek culture from Simon Pegg, more Mad Max: Fury Road goodies and some Tomorrowland exploration as well. So without further adieu, let’s check out the best stories of the week. 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 »
Mad Max: Fury Road was over a decade in the making, and hit the screen with a rich backstory. While it’s more fun to let the characters on screen exist with only the information we’re given in the movie, the tales of the creation of Fury Road are so good that we have to dive in.
Below we’ve got eight of our favorite bits of Mad Max: Fury Road trivia, from the insane planning that went into the stunts, to the freedom that digital cinematography allowed in collecting the insane amount of footage that makes up this movie and the fact that the Mad Max: Fury Road blu-ray will feature a black and white version of the film with an isolated score as the only soundtrack. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Even within the crazy world of Mad Max: Fury Road, Coma the Doof Warrior stood out as a particularly crazy creation. Which was all the more remarkable because he doesn’t have a single line in the film. In fact, there’s a good chance you don’t even recognize him by name. But if you’ve seen the movie, you definitely remember him: he’s the guy rocking the combination flamethrower/guitar.
Though the movie doesn’t spend a lot of time delving into Coma’s history, director George Miller and actor iOTA devised one for him anyway. Hit the jump to read the Mad Max Doof backstory. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
At first glance, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt don’t seem to have much in common. One is an explosive thriller set in a dusty dystopian hellscape; the other is a colorful sitcom about a naive young woman trying to make it in the big city. But both are about women who’ve been abducted, and both are about what happens once those women break free.
In Kimmy’s case, that involved becoming the subject of her own “Bed Intruder“-style viral video. But Furiosa and the wives didn’t get one, because the only musician employed in that horrible society is too busy rocking a combination flamethrower/guitar for the bad guys.
Happily, one YouTuber has now decided to correct that grave injustice. Watch the Mad Max Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt mashup you didn’t know you needed, after the jump. Read More »
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss when thought crime becomes real crime, and how it feels to have made a movie that’s torrented highly. Special guest Bradley King joins us for this episode. Be sure to check out Bradley’s film, Time Lapse, available right now on iTunes.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
In a typically testosterone-heavy summer movie season, Mad Max: Fury Road stands out for its unapologetic feminist streak. Most obviously, this is manifested in the compelling female characters, and the (apparently, distressingly) radical notion that women are not property.
But the film has just as much to say about men — specifically what masculinity is, and what place it has in our society. At the center of the film are two types of masculinity: the toxic, destructive kind represented by Immortan Joe, and the healthy, productive kind represented by Max. The conflict between them drives the movie, and points a way forward for our world.
(Warning: Major spoilers follow for Mad Max: Fury Road.) 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 »