Alamo Drafthouse Mad Max: Fury Road PSA

If you haven’t headed out to see Mad Max: Fury Road this weekend (read our glowing review), then stop what you’re doing right now, buy a ticket and get your butt to the mutliplex. This movie is now the blockbuster action extravaganza to beat. Pitch Perfect 2 will definitely top the film at the box office this weekend, as expected, but Mad Max: Fury Road is superior in every way. It’s especially the kind of action movie female audiences can enjoy with some of the most badass ladies we’ve seen on the big screen in years getting a significant spotlight.

But if you go to the theater, Alamo Drafthouse has a new PSA featuring director George Miller and Mad Max villain Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) where they dramatically and effectively tell you to turn off your cell phone and shut it. Watch the Alamo Drafthouse Mad Max: Fury Road PSA after the jump! Read More »

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Best Stories of the Week

We’re always thankful when it’s Friday. Not only is it the beginning of the weekend, but that’s when new movies are in theaters everywhere. And now Friday will also be when you can catch up on all the important stories from the week before. Starting with this post, every Friday, we’ll recap some of the best stories of the week, from the biggest trailers to the most buzzed about movie news to our own features and editorials.

This week was chock full of big stories, from a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak to a sneak peek at the return of The Muppets to television. We also had a glowing review of Mad Max: Fury Road (in theaters now), news of a new project at Fox expanding the X-Men universe and much more. Check out all the best stories of the week after the jump! Read More »

Mad Max legacy trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road looks unique in part because it resembles action movies of years past more than it looks like a modern tentpole release. That’s in part thanks to the guiding hand of George Miller, who has directed all four entries in the Mad Max series, and has consistently worked with some of the most insane stunt people around. The first three Mad Max movies were made when digital effects weren’t an option, but Fury Road, the fourth film, looks like it was made with the same attention to physical mayhem. Warner Bros. has created a new trailer that assembles footage from all the films in the series — not to recap that overall story, but to suggest that this new film fits right in line with the previous three.

Check out the great Mad Max legacy trailer below. Read More »

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Each new dose of Mad Max: Fury Road footage (like this week’s trailer) has only upped our amazement that a film like this can even come out of a major studio in 2015, and the film is lodged firmly atop our collective “most anticipated of the summer” list. If the film lives up to the promise of this early footage, and audiences respond, we might see star Tom Hardy return for several more runs as Max. He revealed in an interview that he is signed for three more Mad Max sequels. Read More »

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Comic Con Trailer

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Update: Warner Bros has released a three minute version of the Mad Max: Fury Road comic con footage. This is about three minutes out of what was shown at Comic Con, but it’ll give you a really good idea about why we were so taken with the footage. Watch the trailer now after the jump. That embed is followed by our original panel coverage from Saturday’s showing.
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The fourth film in the Mad Max series, Mad Max: Fury Road, doesn’t land in theaters for another year. And, despite the fact that most of the film shot over a year in the past (the first round of photography finished in December 2012) we’ve seen almost nothing from the rather unlikely new chapter in the series. But now stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron have landed on the cover of EW. The photo is really the first good color shot of Tom Hardy as Mad Max, and one of the first released pictures of Theron in her role, period.

Update #1: Many more photos have been released, along with a new synopsis. All that is below.

Update #2: Some interesting concept art has been revealed as well. See it after the jump. Read More »

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Set for May 2015 Release

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Warner Bros. has chosen a berth for the fourth Mad Max film from writer/director George Miller. Mad Max: Fury Road, in which Tom Hardy takes over the title role from original star Mel Gibson, will be in theaters (in 3D) on May 15, 2015. That’s two weeks after Avengers: Age of Ultron and one week before Brad Bird’s TomorrowlandRead More »

Saved By the Bell

Prometheus is spilling over into comics. Dark Horse Entertainment is “brewing something up that I think the fans of Ridley Scott‘s amazing film will really like,” says publisher Mike Richardson.

No official announcement has been made and details are still scarce, but Bleeding Cool reports that Dark Horse plans to introduce Prometheus characters into their Aliens comic book franchise, which has been around since 1988. Richardson let slip that a writer had already been hired for the new project, but wouldn’t say who. More info is expected to hit at Comic-Con. [THR]

After the jump, Saved By the Bell, Miami Vice, and Punky Brewster get comic-book-sequelized, and the Mad Max video game gains an Aussie accent.

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VOTD: ‘Mad Max’ Video Game Trailer

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About time. Though a 1990 NES game brought ideas from The Road Warrior to Nintendo systems, and development has been teased over the years on a new Mad Max game, there hasn’t been a proper revival of George Miller‘s post-apocalyptic series in gaming. Until now. (Fans had to make do with the Fallout and Borderlands games — which isn’t bad, really.)

At E3 a new Max Max game was announced that will put players in the shoes of Max Rockatansky. Since this must be tied to the release of Miller’s fourth film in the series, Mad Max: Fury Road, the game trailer below probably gives a good idea of what we can expect Tom Hardy to look like as Max. Not that we had much reason to doubt what he’d look like — it’s a pretty simple character template. Read More »