15 Movies to Be Thankful For This Year

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Come Thursday, many of us, like many of you, will find ourselves around a dinner table with our distant relatives, reflecting on what we’re grateful for in our lives. But before we get to that, we thought we’d take a moment to think about the films we’re thankful for this year.

This isn’t a list of our favorite films of the year, or the best films of the year (though some of them are that, too). These are the films that surprised us, that gave us something we didn’t even know we needed, that seemingly willed themselves into being against all odds, or that just made us really, really happy. After the jump, join us in looking back at the movies to be thankful for in 2015, and then hit the comments to let us know which films you’re grateful for.

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The 2015 Summer Movie Wager: Results and Podcast

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David, Jeff, Peter Sciretta, and Germain reconvene to discuss the results of their 2015 box office summer movie wager results. Below, you’ll find the actual box office rankings for this summer, as well as Dave, Jeff, Peter, and Germain’s original rankings. Hit the jump to download and listen to the podcast.
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Mad Max: Fury Road Posters by Christopher Cox

We’ve posted a lot of great Mad Max: Fury Road art over the past year, including a series from Poster Posse, Scott C’s epically-sized Great Showdown and Mondo’s Ken Taylor and Mike Mitchel prints. But that doesn’t mean we can’t post more great art inspired by George Miller’s science fiction action adventure film.

The latest batch of Mad Max Fury Road art comes from Denver, Colorado-based artist Christopher Cox of Changethethought Studio, who created two very cool Mad Max: Fury Road posters which depict memorable moments from the film inside the film’s bold title. Hit the jump to check out Cox’s Mad Max Fury Road posters and even gain some insight into his process.

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Mad Max Power Wheels

Some kids are satisfied with going to the store and picking out a Halloween costume that was made in China. But other kids are fortunate enough to have parents who are a whiz with technology and craftsmanship and use it to create some truly impressive costumes. Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith are those kind of parents.

The couple decided to not only dress up their kids as the most adorable Max Rocatansky and Imperator Furiosa you’ve ever seen, but they also built them a custom Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig for cruising around the wasteland (or at least their neighborhood). Check it out! Read More »

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There have been more than a few hugely successful blockbusters this year, but Mad Max: Fury Road is the one that lingers in the brain. It doesn’t just touch a nerve – it grabs each of your nerves and squeezes. Warner Bros. tossing a post-apocalyptic action movie into the Oscar race sounds insane, but it’s head-and-shoulders above most of the sure-thing awards nominees right now. It’s spectacular filmmaking and we are blessed to have it in our lives.

So when director George Miller talks about a sequel (or two sequels), we listen. Chatter about a follow-up has been pretty steady for awhile now, with the first talk of the next films arriving months before Fury Road even hit theaters. However, exactly what the sequel will be has been shifting as of late. So let’s take a look at what Miller is saying now.

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Mad Max Fury Road 8-Bit

It’s become a rite of passage for any movie that ends up beloved (or hated) by the internet to get the 8-Bit Cinema treatment. And if there’s one movie that’s worthy of this video game adaptation, it’s Mad Max: Fury Road.

Talk about a movie that was made for the side-scrolling arcade game style. This Mad Max Fury Road 8-bit creation from Cinefix is one of their best creations, if only because it includes the button-smashing directions needed for certain parts of the game. It also brings the best vehicles from the movie into the simple video game world. Watch! Read More »

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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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Mad Max Fury Road

That Warner Bros. wants more Mad Max is no surprise, considering Fury Road has grossed $374 million in theaters and is currently killing it on home video. But the really good news is that there may be not one… but two Mad Max sequels ahead of us. Director George Miller has confirmed he’s in talks with the studio about two more Mad Max movies. Read Miller’s comments on the Mad Max sequels after the jump.  Read More »

Mad Max Fury Road - Coma the Doof Warrior

We’ll lead off this edition of Sequel Bits with a clip from a Mad Max: Fury Road special feature that focuses on the creation of one of the most attention-getting aspects of the film: the Doof Wagon and its accompanying rider/musician/standard bearer, Coma the Doof Warrior.

In addition to that footage, we’ve got the following:

  • There’s a new clip from Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,
  • And one from Hotel Transylvania 2,
  • New reports arrive of a Wreck-It-Ralph sequel,
  • Talk about the next James Bond is heating up,
  • Sabertooth is probably not in Wolverine 3,
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