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When Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters this May, many were disappointed that it wasn't available in the IMAX 3D format, since IMAX theaters were playing Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now that the summer movie season is over, fans will get to see this action-thriller in the beloved IMAX 3D format for the first time, during a limited one-week engagement starting Friday, September 11. From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne »
Read More: Review: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is the Best Action Movie of the Year "Mad Max: Fury Road" is finally racing to where it's always belonged: IMAX. Fresh off winning the Fipresci Grand Prix earlier this week, George Miller's critically acclaimed sequel is being re-released in IMAX 3D theaters across the country starting September 11, giving newbies and diehard fans alike the chance to see every car crash, explosion and catapulting War Boy on the biggest screen imaginable. The action epic stars Tom Hardy in the titular role opposite Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoë Kravitz. According to IMAX, "The release of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of 'An IMAX 3D Experience®' with proprietary IMAX digital re-mastering) technology." Head over to the IMAX website for showtimes. Read More: 'Mad Max »
- Zack Sharf
Mad Max: Fury Road has proven to be one of the most acclaimed films of the summer, and fans in North America will get a chance to catch George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action spectacular in theaters once again this month when the movie gets a special IMAX 3D release for one week only from next Friday, September 11th…
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in this fourth installment of the post-apocalyptic action series from film-maker George Miller. Set in a desolate desert wasteland, the story follows Max (Tom Hardy), who, following the murder of his wife and child, has been captured by a gang, led by the tyrannical Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). In order to escape Max teams up with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman who wants to travel across the desert and find her way back home. But, after liberating five female captives from Joe’s clutches, she »
- Gary Collinson
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Mad Max: Fury Road (postapocalyptic action reboot; Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz; also available in 3D; rated R) The Age of Adaline (romantic drama; Blake Lively, Michael Huisman; premieres 9/4; rated PG-13) Addicted to Fresno (romantic comedy; Natasha Lyonne, Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Ron Livingston; pretheatrical release premieres 9/1; not rated) Boulevard (drama; Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
The federation, comprised of 500 of the world's top critics, will honour Miller its Fipresci Grand Prix 2015..
The award will be presented to the Australian writer/director/producer at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Annual San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 18 in San Sebastian, Spain.
Since its early 2015 release, Mad Max has become one of the best-reviewed films of this or any year, earning a 98 per cent fresh rating on the online review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which lists Mad Max: Fury Road as the 12th best-reviewed film of all time.
Miller said he was proud of the Aussie cast and crew, "big time".
"Their skill set, their unfailing grace under pressure. This was a tough movie to make. It's so lovely to have our many labours acknowledged in this way. »
- Inside Film Correspondent
Every so often, and in increasingly rare numbers, a big budget Hollywood extravaganza comes along and negates the crushing conditioned cynicism built into our cinematic receptors. Walking into a franchise reboot of a series that hasn’t received fresh blood in nearly three decades, following a trilogy of films having starred an infamously fallen matinee idol, forecasts were dubious at best for George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Premiering out of competition at Cannes just prior to receiving its worldwide premiere, the seventy year old originator of the iconic series defied all expectations to create a beautiful and intense action film, standing as one of the best sequels to arrive in well over a decade. Stuffed with innovative visuals, bloody violence, insanely choreographed car chases and serving a rudimentary feminist allegory coursing through the usual arid bromide of commonly testosterone laced genre, the film is unforgettable testament to the »
- Nicholas Bell
Tom Hooper’s next film, The Danish Girl, looks like being a significant player at next year’s Oscars. With Academy Award-winning Eddie Redmayne in the lead as transgender pioneer Einar Wegener and Alicia Vikander in close support as his wife Gerda, it’s long on acting pedigree and hardly short on the tough but uplifting themes Oscar delights in. Take a look at first trailer below.The film, a story of identity, art and sensation in mid-20th century Europe, has been simmering away for a number of years. Nicole Kidman, Tomas Alfredson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron have all been linked and unlinked at various stages but it’s with Les Misérables collaborators Hooper and Redmayne on deck that it’s making its way to the screen.Redmayne's Wegener is a Danish-born artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Born male, »
The first trailer for The Danish Girl arrived on Tuesday with Redmayne starring as Danish artist, Einar Wegener, who is one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery in the 1920s. The film also stars Alicia Vikander as his wife, Gerda, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, and Matthias Schoenaerts.
From director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables), the film’s synopsis is as follows:
The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
The subject is very topical with the rise in transgender characters in pop culture in Orange is the New Black and Transparent on television and Tangerine in movies, »
- Zach Dennis
The drama “The Danish Girl” is one of those projects that has been around in many, many different incarnations for several years. In almost every iteration, two women were cast in the story of Lili Elbe, the 1920s Danish artist who was one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery. Versions of the film had Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman in the leads, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard were attached at one point, and directors Tomas Alfredson, Lasse Hallstrom, and Bill Condon were also set to helm. But the project took on a new direction when Academy Award-winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) took on the mantle. Instead of two female leads, one of them undergoing surgery to become a woman, Hooper decided to cast Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) as Elbe, which seems like an inspired choice given our cultural conversation about gender fluidity and the rise of transgendered awareness, »
- Edward Davis
The status quo in Mad Max: Fury Road is bleak and nihilistic. The Citadel, the central community of importance to the film, is run by a decrepit leader called Immortan Joe who has a harem of women that he breeds with and another group of women that provide breast milk like factory cattle. The peasants beg for water, and when Immortan releases it to them they go rabid for it, causing harm to each other for a muddy drop. It’s not a good place to be a human and particularly not a good place if you’re a female. Imperator Furiosa’s existence in this society is a bit of an anomaly. Played by Charlize Theron, her status is above the regular foot soldier, leading them on expeditions to retrieve gas and other resources. However, life has little value in the world of Mad Max, so her higher ranking »
- Jae K. Renfrow
Welcome to the 2015 Summer Blockbuster Awards, where we hand out imaginary trophies to the best, worst, craziest and most disappointing movies, characters, performers and scenes from the past four months. There are only a few rules. First, any eligible movie had to be released between May and August. Second, these awards focus on mainstream releases, because how are we supposed to compare Avengers: Age of Ultron to The Look of Silence? Third, these are 100% accurate and you are not allowed to argue with any of them. They are set in digital stone. They are law. Best New Character Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron's brave, wounded road warrior/feminist avenger slammed into pop culture with the force of a speeding War Rig this summer. Every artist...
- Jacob S. Hall
Hope everyone has their wallets ready because September 1st is a doozy of a day for home entertainment releases, with over 20 horror and sci-fi titles set to make their debut on Tuesday. For those of you Mad Max: Fury Road fans out there, this is the week you’ve all been waiting for as George Miller’s epic actioner arrives on 3D and 2D Blu-ray as well as on DVD. Scream Factory has a few films they’re releasing this week—Backcountry, The Harvest and Army of Frankensteins—and Anchor Bay Entertainment is keeping busy with a pair of notable releases too—The Curse of Downers Grove (which was penned by Bret Easton Ellis) and Lost After Dark.
- Heather Wixson
Summer 2015 had a lot to offer, a lot to lose sleep over, and a lot to learn from. It gave us hope that the next summer could be even better, and that Hollywood blockbusters still have some life in them yet. Before back to school this month, here are nine lessons we took away from this summer at the movies.
Lesson #1: Mad Max: Fury Road reset the bar for action movies – Zach Dennis
In a summer overrun by dinosaurs and emotive minds, the real kings of the season busted through the Australian apocalypse on top of supercharged cars with a chrome-infused vengeance. In a summer where nostalgia boomed, a new film that will influence the future was born — and it was born on the Fury Road.
Good movies are invigorating, and nothing awoke everyone’s passion like Mad Max: Fury Road did. It wasn’t just classic fun tied »
Mad Max: Fury Road was the surprise gem of the summer movie slate, thanks in large part to Charlize Theron.s Furiosa, the incredible direction from George Miller, and, of course, those Warboys. To keep the momentum going and to celebrate the release of the new Mad Max DVD (and subsequent video game), Warner Bros. partnered with Uber in Seattle to offer customers the post-apocalyptic car ride of their lives. The Mad Max DVD hits shelves tomorrow, September 1, and Uber has a wild and crazy promotion . the car service has enlisted the aide of the Warboys from the film and game to ferry passengers around downtown Seattle. According to Uber.s website, the Wasteland is vast and gas is precious, so the Warboys must stay close to their Stronghold. Thanks to all who requested Mad Max today. The Warboys will be back again tomorrow from 10am - 6pm! #MadMaxatPAX pic. »
This weekend, "Straight Outta Compton" enjoyed a three-peat atop the box office chart, easily defeating three new wide releases. Which means that the end of summer is, sadly, finally here. So it's time to assess what will probably be Hollywood's most lucrative summer ever. Here are the winners and losers of the season.
Winner: The Overall Domestic Box Office
As of Sunday, the total summer take stands at $4.72 billion. That's up 14 percent from last year at this time, and slightly ahead of the $4.63 billion earned by August 30 of 2013, the previous record-holding summer.
Loser: Movie Stars
Arguably, only one of the summer's top 10 movies (Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation") depended a lot on star power to sell tickets. The rest (including "Jurassic World," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Minions," "Pitch Perfect 2," "Ant-Man," "Mad Max: Fury Road," and "Straight Outta Compton") were sold based on their ensemble casts or their premises. »
- Gary Susman
Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterclass in how to make an action movie. Anarchic, over-the-top, wildly ambitious, aesthetically insane and absorbing from first frame to last, it’s a post-apocalyptic masterpiece that hits you like a runaway train. But even as the visuals more than live up to the adjectives of the title, with cacophonous, vividly rendered battle sequences that outdo perhaps any road movie in history, it’s also a savagely intelligent watch, packed with fascinatingly complicated characters, a fierce feminist thrust, an unusually well-realized setting and a deceptively simple narrative that just plain works on every level.
Audiences should be advised, however, that Mad Max is not the movie they might think it is – instead, it’s an infinitely better one. This isn’t a direct sequel to the Mel Gibson-led predecessors, nor is it really Max’s movie. Yes, the Road Warrior plays a central role, »
- Isaac Feldberg
With the film headed for festivals such as Venice and Toronto, we had thought we might see a trailer for Tom Hooper’s new film, The Danish Girl, which stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. That’s still to arrive, but Focus Features has put the poster online. The film, a story of identity, art and sensation in mid-20th century Europe, has been simmering away for a number of years. Nicole Kidman, Tomas Alfredson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron have all been linked and unlinked at various stages but now has Redmayne in the title role.He plays Einar Wegener, a Danish-born artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Born male, she underwent a series of experimental surgeries in Germany, beginning in 1930 and changed her name to Lili Elbe. Vikander is Wegener's wife, Gerda, who saw their relationship change but always supported Lili, »
Despite the fact that seeing a cast containing Brad Pitt, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron and Kevin Spacey would usually have you immediately buying tickets, big names do not necessarily a good movie make. But it’s a natural reaction to get tempted into the cinema by a good cast list; after all the script, director and plot are all important, but none are as simple a sale to audiences as putting in a few famous actors.
That said, how many times have your expectations been raised by a star-studded cast only for the film to be another turkey?
Sadly, it’s an unfortunate fact of Hollywood that sometimes studios throw money at big names to try and guarantee big bucks, even if it’s to the products detriment artistically. Even worse, there are plenty of examples of a studio choosing the most recognisable talent over the best person for the role. »
- Adam Thompson
Remember the most badass movie of summer 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road? We were so excited back then—amped up by epic sandstorms and strong female characters with guns and robot arms. Those were good times. Let's ride eternal, shiny and chrome, down memory lane to relive the fun of the hottest action movie of late. (Sorry, Fantastic Four reboot. You're the worst.) Screen Junkies has released a new Honest Trailer about the adrenaline-fueled blockbuster, which is basically a game of "MarioKart from hell." Starring Tom Hardly in the Movie (Tom Hardy) and Fast & Furiosa (Charlize Theron), the trailer reminds us that action hero Charlize does most of the heavy lifting, while »
By now it's pretty much a done thing to walk into any movie based on a video game with rock-bottom hopes.
This time around Homeland's Rupert Friend gets a shaven head and barcode tattoo to play the eponymous assassin, who's tasked with tracking down the elusive Katia van Dees (Hannah Ware), a woman whose long-lost father holds the key to the genetic enhancement 'Agent' programme.
Hot on their heels is Zachary Quinto's John Smith, an agent for a shady organisation (dubbed Syndicate International and headed up by Thomas Kretschmann's Le Clerq) looking to get their hands on the Agent tech for their own nefarious gain.
Bullets and blood spray thick and fast across Hitman's slender 98 minutes, meaning »
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