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Michael Stevens For 'The Good':
"'Mad Max: Fury Road', director George Miller's sardonic $150 million budgeted 3D demented demolition derby of a movie, throws everything to the wind and cuts to the chase for an insanely wild 2 hour ride...
"...in a ferociously adrenalized crash 'n burn', petrol-pumped speed-demon of a movie that leaves his previous "Mad Max" trilogy in the dust...
"The new film gets into gear early on, revved-up by grotesque, dystopian death cult-followers, scrambling like Rat Patrols through the Namibian desert...
"...accompanied by explosive set pieces, broken CG bodies and scattered car debris.
"Like a cranked-up 'Cirque Du Soleil', led by a pounding dirge and amplified death-metal rock »
- Michael Stevens
Brace yourselves, you guys, because you're about to have all the feels. Elsa Pataky just posted yet another too-cute-for-words photo of her hunky hubby, Chris Hemsworth, playing with their daughter India, and it's a doozy. The little one is seen sitting on her dad's lap in a stunning English countryside while the actor chats her up in full costume. "Visiting Papa on set!! #happydays #londongreen #thehuntsman #papaehija #lovethem," the proud mama wrote as a caption to the family pic. Hemsworth is currently filming the highly anticipated prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Sam Claflin. Before the »
In 2009 my parents visited me in Los Angeles for the first time and I needed to show them a movie as the Arclight chain of theaters because I wouldn’t shut up about how great they were. There wasn’t anything out that we were dying to see so we saw the latest movie from Jason Statham more because we liked him than because we thought we would see a fantastic movie. That was the first time I saw Crank: High Voltage and it changed what I wanted from an action movie: pace above all other things. I want a movie to move as fast and damn the audience if they can’t keep up. Mad Max: Fury Road is the first movie since that feels like it is genuinely pushing at the limits of the genre and it makes for a truly impactful filmgoing experience.
- Arthur Tebbel
As Mad Max: Fury Road spews out thrills and soaks up acclaim in cinemas around the globe, now is a fitting time to revisit cinema's first encounter with the angst-ridden Antipodean way back in 1979. Set "a few years from now", it's an unsettling and unpredictable experience, full of creeping psychological tension and striking vehicular devastation. Both the dystopian world and the central character we initially see are different in many ways to what is currently wowing audiences, while being essentially the same in tone and spirit.
While Fury Road achieves that remarkable feat of being a faithful continuation of the character and original trilogy while working as a standalone entity too, knowing Max's background adds valuable insight. Is it any wonder why he is so resistant to forming any emotional bonds with characters like Charlize Theron's Furiosa given that he once had to scrape what was left of his »
"...co-written and directed by Miller.
"The post-apocalyptic action film...
"...is set in the furthest reaches of our planet...
"...in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken...
"...and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.
"Within this world of fire and blood, exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order, There’s 'Max' (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos.
"And 'Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action »
- Michael Stevens
"Females are strong as hell." There's a sentence I don't think any of us going into Mad Max: Fury Road thought we'd be coming out thinking. Led by Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa, the film is a showcase for powerful women taking control of their own destinies from an oppressive patriarchy, and Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) just so happens to be tagging along for the ride. I could just use this as a venue to talk about how great Mad Max: Fury Road is, but I have other things for you. That quote at the beginning of this article comes from the theme song to the delightful television program "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". In my review of season one, I never got around to talking about the theme song for the show. Parodying the number of auto-tuned and remixed songs taken from news reports, the song is catchy and joyous, fitting »
- Mike Shutt
As both "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" have proven, females are strong as hell. Now, one enterprising YouTuber has taken that concept to its logical conclusion, and created a mashup of the Netflix series and the action flick.
Featuring the auto-tuned "Kimmy" viral video spliced with footage from "Fury Road," the clip works surprisingly well, singing the virtues of the badass women who escaped the clutches of a sadistic madman who kept them trapped for years (a plotline that can apply to both the show and the movie). Kimmy's (Ellie Kemper) story meshes perfectly with that of Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), who similarly breaks free from Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) to become Unbreakable Imperator Furiosa.
- Katie Roberts
As the world awaits the glorious return of Max in Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, we are giving away a vengefully great set of merchandise which consists of: a rucksack, chain gloves, window stickers, car decals, hat and t-shirt.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max 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. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
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- Paul Heath
If Mad Max: Fury Road taught us anything it's that action doesn't have to be separate from story, it can actually propel the story. That said, there are plenty of other scenes I would rather hear director George Miller discuss than the one chosen here for "New York Times'" Anatomy of a Scene feature. Last night, in fact, I was discussing one scene (Spoilers Coming) in particular with a fellow Seattle based critic when I mentioned the final scene featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's character. It's is not only thrilling and tense as Whiteley's Splendid hangs from the side of the War Rig, but it's a scene that shows Immortan Joe's (Hugh Keays-Byrne) fear for her safety as well as further bolsters Max's (Tom Hardy) personality and humanizes him a little more when he gives her the thumbs up after she manages to hang on. Then (Spoilers Continue), of course, she ultimately slips and falls, »
- Brad Brevet
Wamg is giving away the soundtrack from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ post-apocalyptic action-thriller Mad Max: Fury Road from Grammy nominated producer and composer Junkie Xl.
Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult and directed by Oscar winner George Miller, the mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, Fury Road is a return to the world of Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky (Hardy). Haunted by his turbulent past, Max teams up with a mysterious woman, Furiosa (Theron), to try and survive a high-octane Road War.
The film is in theaters now.
The movie’s vast landscape provided ample opportunity for the composer to explore a diverse range of musical territory, from beating drums to sweeping strings and electric guitar-driven operatic themes, utilizing nearly 200 instruments. “The score includes almost everything in a composer’s arsenal. The instrumentation ranges from big, brutal percussion with string sections and musical sound design, »
- Movie Geeks
A hilarious mashup of the theme song from Netflix’s “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and clips from the blockbuster film “Mad Max: Fury Road” highlights the kick-butt nature of the female protagonists in the recently released action flick. The lyric “females are strong as hell,” from Kimmy Schmidt’s opening credits, accompanies several clips of “Mad Max’s” Furiosa (Charlize Theron), as the women in the film comb through explosions, fire high-powered weapons and square off against men in action-filled combat scenes. Also Read: In Cannes, Charlize Theron Embraces Girl Power in New 'Mad Max' The clips and the song work in unison — after all, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Read More: 'They Alive, Damnit!': How the Unbelievably Catchy 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Theme Song Came To Be It was only a matter of time before the internet got its hands on the unbelievably catchy opening credits to "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." The Netflix comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock stars Ellie Kemper as a just-freed member of an apocalypse cult who starts a new life in New York City. But Kemper's character isn't the only one to whom the show's theme song applies. In "The Unbreakable Furiosa," YouTube creator Albert Lopez mashes up clips from "Mad Mad: Fury Road" with the "Kimmy Schmidt" opening sequence to make it seem as if "Fury Road's" Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and the women she rescues are the females who are strong as hell. The fourth installment in the "Mad Max" franchise — which Indiewire's Eric Kohn called "the best action movie »
- Becca Nadler
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Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015.
Directed by George Miller.
Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Nathan Jones, Megan Gale, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Easton.
In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.
Truly original world building is hard. Sure, a film maker can take inspiration from an existing novel, comic book or TV; but dropping your audience into a world they’ve not seen before is never easy and must be increasingly difficult today when every other release looks the same bar the costume the characters are wearing. Re-enter George Miller and just watch how effortless it can seem when done well. »
- Gary Collinson
Kendall Jenner is getting a little help from her friends! The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star is hitting the party circuit in Cannes this week, stepping out for a night on the town with Hailey Baldwin and Victoria's Secret model Josephine Skriver. Kendall looked gorgeous at the soiree, sporting a formfitting black jumpsuit with cutout panels and swept her hair up into a high ponytail. Baldwin took to Instagram to share a pic of the fashionable trio, where Skriver was seen giving Kendall's bust a "boost" as the reality star puckered up to her pal! "Jo giving kens a boost," Hailey captioned the cute candid. After seeing Kendall's chic airport attire, we can't wait to see what the model wears to her next elegant event! Check out the gallery below to see all the stars at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, including Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, »
- tooFab Staff
Now playing around the world is George Miller’s masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road. Loaded with some of the craziest action set pieces I’ve ever seen, Fury Road is the kind of movie you need to see on the biggest and loudest screen. Trust me, Fury Road is not just a great action movie; it’s great cinema. As most of you know from the numerous trailers and featurettes, Tom Hardy stars as Max Rockatansky, a former cop who’s completely broken after losing his family. However, when Max crosses paths with Charlize Theron‘s Imperator Furiosa, he agrees to join her cause to help a group of girls reach a safe place and escape Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).Fury Road also stars Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz, Courtney Eaton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nathan Jones and Abbey Lee. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with George Miller. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Important Update! I have been informed that proprietors of the He-Man Woman Haterz Club site that is so very worried about being emasculated by the existence of Mad Max: Fury Road don’t like to be called MRAs, or men’s rights activists. Therefore let them be forevermore known as “male supremacists,” which is a much more accurate description.
This is not a drill. There are for-real terrified manchildren pissing themselves in terror over the fact that, in Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron shaved her head and drives a stick, contrary to legally mandated ladyness, and that she is allowed to yell at Tom Hardy. And also because the film is anti sex slavery (which makes it anti male, you see):
(Poster via We Hunted the Mammoth. See also these brilliant and hilarious WHtM posts: “Furious about Furiosa: Misogynists are losing it over Charlize Theron’s starring role »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Today’s Zen question: Can a movie be called a sequel even if it has a cast that hadn’t been in the earlier three movies but it stars the same lead character and the worldview remains consistent with those movies and all four movies have the same director, but the last one was released 30 years ago?
Today’s Zen answer: Who the hell cares? Mad Max: Fury Road is an absolutely terrific movie.
I saw this epic with my ComicMix comrade Martha Thomases and our mutual pal, Michigan’s own Penelope Ruchman. It was the beginning of an amazingly astonishing pop entertainment day; I’d give you those details but you know how I absolutely hate to name-drop. I won’t speak for Martha or Penny except to say that Martha enjoyed the movie at least as much as I did and I believe Penny liked it even more. »
- Mike Gold
This year’s Cannes Film Festival continues in earnest over in the sunshine of France, and as ever lots of news on film purchases are underway. One film that is “on sale” over the Channel is Vincent-n-Roxxy, for which the first image has debuted online courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter…
Billed as a revenge action thriller, the film stars Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) and Zoe Kravitz (Good Kill) as a couple who have an uneasy relationship and are forced to go on the run as violence follows them. The film is directed by Gary Michael Schultz (Devil in My Ride) and is being touted to various distributors by Fortitude International.
Kravitz can currently be seen in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road opposite Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, while Hirsch can next been seen in Sundance entry Ten Thousand Saints with Hailee Steinfeld and Ethan Hawke.
- Scott J. Davis
If you’ve seen Mad Max: Fury Road then you, like everyone else, are probably still reeling from George Miller’s cinematic masterpiece. The only problem? You want more. The jury is still out on whether Fury Road will make enough money to warrant a sequel—a sequel that Miller has already written and titled Mad Max: The Wasteland—and even if it does get the greenlight, we’ll have to wait a few years until it’s unleashed on the big screen. But a temporary solution arrived this evening in the form of a video that puts a delightful new spin on the movie that’s already out there. Ladies and gentlemen, behold the mashup you didn’t know you needed: The Unbreakable Furiosa (h/t Ned Ehrbar). One of the great things about Fury Road (of which there are many) is how it swaps the traditional gender roles of contemporary blockbusters. »
- Adam Chitwood
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