how to be a doof warrior

Even a couple months after Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters, the movie has stuck with us all summer. In particular, the flame-throwing Doof Warrior guitarist from Immortan Joe army has made quite the impression on movie goers, even prompting Conan to get a little crazy when he went down to Comic-Con for some of his shows this month.

And if you’ve been desperate to learn how you can be as cool as this post-apocalyptic rock star riding a wagon of sound straight out of Dr. Seuss’ most terrifying nightmares, then we have a collection of certified Doof Tips just for you. Find out how to be a Doof Warrior after the jump! Read More »

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Mad Max Fury Road editing

Mad Max: Fury Road is the sort of film that will inspire film nerd conversations for years to come. The craft behind it is so potent and sharp that we can’t really help it; there’s a lot to talk about in George Miller’s latest film, built as it is on his direction, the cinematography of John Seale, and the editing of Margaret Sixel. (To say nothing of the film’s performances.)

A new video is all about the Mad Max Fury Road editing and cinematography, specifically with respect to the push-in shots and a few other elements. Read More »

Mad Max Star Wars trailer mash up

For many movie fans this summer, nothing has been able to topple that greatness that is Mad Max: Fury Road. The sequel, which doesn’t require a viewing of the early installments of the franchise, is a prime example of how to do a summer blockbuster right, with a simple story, the perfect blend of practical and visual effects, and sublime action.

And now the excitement of Mad Max: Fury Road is given a whole new level of awesome in a trailer mash-up called Road Wars: The Imperator Strikes Back. Yes, this trailer mash-up combines Mad Max and Star Wars into one epic movie full of shiny chrome and glowing lightsabers. Check out this impressive Mad Max Star Wars trailer mash up below! Read More »

Conan O'Brien Mad Max

In case you didn’t know, in addition to all the geeks and nerds that have descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con this week, comedian Conan O’Brien is also here with his late night TBS talk show. It’s the first time a late night show has been recorded during the festivities, and Conan even has shows this weekend when the convention really gets busy.

Last night brought the first episode from San Diego, and with it came this fantastic cold open showing how Conan and his trusty comic sidekick Andy Richter made it to town. Hint: it’s a tribute to Mad Max: Fury Road, with Conan as the Doof Warrior with the flaming guitar and Richter as Immortan Joe. It’s just as awesome as you hope it will be.

Check out the Conan O’Brien Mad Max: Fury Road bit after the jump! Read More »

Inside Out

Just yesterday, the entire SlashFilm crew participated in a collaborative list of the Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far. We all voted, and then crunched the numbers to figure out what the top movies were throughout all our lists. Films like While We’re Young, Inside Out and Ex Machina made the list, but several readers also had their own favorites.

So let’s see if this alternate list of The 10 Best Films Of 2015 (Thus Far) is any better received. I’m guessing that plenty will still disagree since this one includes some more obscure titles and foreign films that a lot of people haven’t seen yet. The list is presented in the form of a video essay, so watch below to find out what the best films of 2015 so far may be! Read More »

/Film’s Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far

Mad Max Fury Road - Max and Furiosa

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through 2015. Which means we’ve already seen about half the films we’re likely to this year. Which, then, means now is as good a time as any to stop and reflect upon some of the big highlights of the year so far.

Our entire staff voted on the top 10 list that follows. The results run the gamut from quirky indie to broad comedy to R-rated action. Find /Film’s list of the top 10 films of 2015 so far after the jump. Read More »

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Mad Max anime

There’s a book to be written on the decade and a half development of George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road. At varying times, plans for the film featured a roster of other projects which came and went as Fury Road itself soldiered on.

A companion film called Furiosa was planned at one point. Even earlier on, that movie was envisioned as an anime prequel or companion to Fury Road. Now we’ve got designs from that abandoned Mad Max anime, done by Mahiro Maeda, thanks to a Japanese TV show.  Read More »

Tomorrowland roads

Hollywood has a woman problem, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. There isn’t enough female filmmakers making big movies, and there aren’t enough big-budget films centering on — or even featuring — complex female characters. This is something discussed many times in recent years here and on other sites. Over the last decade we’ve seen the Bechdel test, a simple routine which calls attention to drastic gender inequality in our big screen stories, blow up in popular culture.

The old Hollywood way of thinking has always been that female driven stories doesn’t usually equate to huge box office successes unless they involve princess fairytales or epic love stories. In recent years we have seen a growing desire for female driven stories on the big screen, from young adult adaptations like Twilight or The Hunger Games to 2013’s Oscar-winning success Gravity, or even breakout b-action films like Lucy.

But the tables are turning and we’re starting to see Hollywood bet big on female-driven stories. This summer alone is filled with blockbuster films with strong female characters in the central role. I thought now that we are almost half way into June we should look back and forward and take an assessment of the new era we may have approached.

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Mad Max chrome spray

Another day has come, and even more craziness has surfaced on the internet in honor of Mad Max: Fury Road. We’ve already seen some custom LEGO vehicles inspired by George Miller‘s non-stop desert chase, not to mention a mash-up with Mario Kart, and an even stranger but perfect mash-up with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

But now the glory of Mad Max: Fury Road is starting to seep into the real world. First up, the War Boys have taken to Amazon.com with over-excited reviews of an edible chrome spray (It’s not official Mad Max chrome spray, but it’s still a lovely spray). In addition, some skilled musicians have put together some intricate sheet music that will allow you to riff on the guitar just like the beloved Doof Warrior.

Being your journey to Valhalla after the jump! Read More »