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Especially when it comes to big-budget genre blockbusters, hype has become an inseparable part of movie culture. Trailers, teasers and teasers for trailers, along with a steady drip-feed of news, rumors and inside reports, all these are well-handled tools in Hollywood’s ever-increasing mastery of getting you primed and ready to slap down your money. Add the fact that more and more Hollywood blockbusters are based off beloved properties or tied to ongoing series and yearly top-ten lists of the most anticipated blockbusters or summer movies of the year can tend to look a bit samey. Oh really, you’re excited for Star Wars Episode 7? Well of course you are, it’s Star Wars Episode 7. Saying you’re excited to see it is like saying you enjoy oxygen or puppydog kisses.
Most of the most anticipated movies of the year, quite frankly, don’t need any more hype than they already have. »
- Thomas O'Connor
Sneak Peek footage, plus images from an unreleased 2012 "Justice League" video game supporting director George Miller's 'shelved' feature "Justice League: Mortal", featuring a slug-fest between 'Batman' and 'Superman':
"...'Double Helix' designed the game for the Xbox 360...
"...to compliment the cancelled 'Justice League' feature film from 'Mad Max' director George Miller...
"...but it was never released including this great footage..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Justice League: Mortal"...
- Michael Stevens
Australian actress Abbey Lee won a model-search competition in 2004, and has become one of the world’s best-known fashion faces. Now, she’s broadened her horizons into acting for the upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller.
Looking to fill a role in the latest sequel to his apocalyptic thriller, Miller reached out to modeling agencies after he couldn’t find an actor he liked. Lee made a tape in which she and her dad performed a Monty Python sketch. “I guess I had something George needed, because he flew me to Australia not long after,” she says.
Lee says her move into film wasn’t planned, but now she’s discovered what she’s been missing. She credits Miller for helping her to make the transition. “I found my passion, and learned where I was meant to be in life,” she says, adding »
- Paul Chai
One of the hardest things when you're casting a big giant Hollywood movie is dealing with the egos, schedules, and demands of movie stars. I learned many things from William Goldman's "Adventures In The Screen Trade," but first and foremost, I learned that movie stars are both an essential part of the process and that they can also be the biggest enemies to getting a film made. Tom Hardy is reportedly out of "Suicide Squad" now, and I can't say I'm shocked. Hardy seems like he has an uneasy relationship with the big giant movies that drive Hollywood right now. Sure, he'll make a "Mad Max: Fury Road," but I get the feeling that was more about working with George Miller than it was about being part of a franchise. Same with his Chris Nolan films. When Hardy makes something like "Locke," though, it seems like that's more his sweet spot. »
- Drew McWeeny
All things documentary, foreign and American independent film are what the staff unabashedly bleeds for here at Ioncinema.com. Film snobbery aside, we’ve identified twenty-five studio film offerings that we fancy, included are a pair of big ticket/budget items from the Weinsteins. The likes of Baltasar Kormákur, Michael Mann, Ariel Vromen, Tarsem Singh, Ridley Scott, and Danny Boyle all have ’15 offerings that didn’t crack our top 25, but actor Tom Hardy appears to have made some sound film role choices last year with a slew of projects prepped for release this year that are spotted throughout our listing. Without further ado, here is our countdown leading to our number five pick:
- Nicholas Bell
I had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to tackle a list of my most anticipated movies of 2015. I'm not going to take the time to count the number of sequels, remakes, spin-offs, reboots, parts two of two or re-imaginings that are hitting theaters this year because, quite frankly, it doesn't matter any more. Trying to figure out where a film like Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens fit into a list of most anticipated films that weren't anything like it was impossible. Even then, how much am I "anticipating" the new Star Wars film versus how curious am I to simply see how it will turn out now that it's out of the hands of George Lucas and into the hands of J.J. Abrams, whose last Star Trek film was a complete messc Therefore, I decided on two distinctions in film, the blockbusters and then everything else. »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. Pictures
In a year of Star Wars and Avengers, could it be an unsuspecting new entry in a long-running franchise that wins out?
Consider, for a moment, the back story to Mad Max: Fury Road. Not the on-screen back story, but the off-screen trials and tribulations of bringing a fourth Mad Max movie to fruition. Fury Road, you see, is not a case of a franchise trying to cash in on old glory (see Indy 4). It’s not a case of rebooting a tired property for another chance (like Ninja Turtles). It’s not even an intentional change of direction like the last Transformers sequel. No, Mad Max: Fury Road is the ultimate cautionary tale of development hell.
The idea of a fourth Mad Max movie has been around, literally, for decades. Casting was talked about in the early 90s before progress stalled, but by the late 90s, »
- Jay Anderson
Joining the chorus hailing this year’s prospects for the exhibition sector and the movie biz in general is B. Riley analyst Eric Wold.
“After declining by 5.2 percent in 2014, the domestic box office should rebound sharply by 7-8 percent in 2015 and set a new annual record above $11 billion,” Wold said, adding that he expected Imax and 3-D to be a driving force.
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- Todd Cunningham
I know. I know. May can't come soon enough which is why we felt the need to post these new images from Mad Max: Fury Road, even though they emerged online early in the day yesterday.
Are we all pretty much on board with whatever it is George Miller has in store for us which, from earlier indications, is a largely dialogue free extended chase sequence through the desert? I'm guessing the answer is yes but if you need more (check out loads of additional coverage), here are a eight more reasons.
Mad Max: Fury Road opens May 15.
Head to Quiet Earth to see the stills.
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Earlier on Monday the Playlist debuted a series of new images from George Miller's Mad Max Fury Road. They should be enough to keep the excitement going after the recent trailers dropped.Go through the gallery below and you will get to see Charlize Theron sans mechanical hand. There is Tom Hardy as Max of course, including one picture where it looks like he has crashed through a milk stand. You get a good look at Hugh Keays-Byrne and his return to the Mad Max franchise as Immortan Joe. Adding some height to the picture we have a couple images of Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus. And there is a good look at Nicholas Holt as Nux.Mad Max: Fury Road opens in cinemas on May 15th. ...
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We still have a ways to go before May 15 arrives and we can all race to our nearest theater to devour Mad Max: Fury Road, but until then we have the film's wickedly gorgeous trailer to watch a gazillion times, as well as some of the most awe-striking imagery we've seen from any recent postapocalyptic movie. Just look at this thing... You've got a one-armed Charlize Theron alongside our new Max, played by Tom Hardy, and then a whole lotta crazy characters with even crazier names -- like Imperator Furiosa (Theron), Nux (Nicholas Hoult), Toast (Zoe Kravitz), Rictus Erectus (Nathan Jones), Valkyrie (Megan Gale), Capable (Riley Keough) and more. From what we've gathered, the fourth installment in George Miller's franchise feels very reminiscent of The...
- Erik Davis
Likely Oscar Contenders: "Knight of Cups" (dir. Terrence Malick, Berlinale 2015) Malick's long-awaited tale of celebrity excess stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, is shot by Emmanuel Lubezki and will world-premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February. "In the Heart of the Sea" (dir. Ron Howard, March 13) In this maritime adventure, Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw star as crew members of a whaling ship who, in 1820, were preyed upon by a sperm whale and left stranded at sea for 90 days. "Mad Max: Fury Road" (dir. George Miller, May 15) The highlight of Warner Bros.' 2014 Comic-Con panel, "Mad Max" stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz. Director Miller wanted this movie--written by Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris-- to never stop moving, to be non-stop all-out action from start to finish. We will see if he has achieved »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
The trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road whetted our appetites for George Miller’s badass, bloodlust-filled actioner, and Warner Bros. continues to tease us with eight brand new images set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Tom Hardy takes over the role of “Mad” Max Rockatansky, formerly held by Mel Gibson, and according to the chaos on display here, it looks like Max is set to endure quite a lot of pain in the next installment of the Mad Maxfilm series. Hopefully Furiosa (Charlize Theron) will get back her mechanical arm and help him out of all those chains.
Nicholas Hoult looks a little bit like James Dean meets Gollum with his bald head, smolder, and subdermal tattoos in these latest images. If we’re going by the trailer alone, we know Hoult’s character, Nux, will be a scene-stealer.
Check out the brand new images for Mad Max: Fury Road below, »
- Sasha James
“Everybody’s gone out of their mind. You’re not the only one, Max.” Moviegoers last saw Max Rockatansky roaming the desert wasteland in 1985, but longtime fans of writer/director George Miller’s apocalyptic road rage series will be reunited with the widowed wanderer in May of 2015, when Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters. You can get a taste of the post-apocalyptic mayhem to come in a new batch of film stills featuring Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Charlize Theron as Furiosa, Tom Hardy as Mad Max, and several more manic characters.
“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 believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing »
- Derek Anderson
Last weekend I was able to watch all three of George Miller’s Mad Max films that I had seen as a kid but I know I didn’t fully appreciate that world until this viewing. So after watching the amazing trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, the next installment, for the twentieth time, I am probably more excited for this than any other movie in 2015. It's going to be so insane that I’m sure we will be limping out of the theater, and that has me giddy. Some new »
- Graham McMorrow
A collection of new images from George Miller's highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road have surfaced online, and one of them features Charlize Theron in the heat of battle... with one arm! It looks like the photos are scans from a magazine, I just can't tell which one. They originate from here (via: AICN). There's also some storyboard art from the film for you to check out. I'm expecting this to be the most entertainingly badass movie of the 2015.
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.
- Joey Paur
Following the second trailer and Empire Magazine covers released last month, new photos have debuted from Mad Max: Fury Road, in theaters May 15. These images showcase a one-armed Furiosa (Charlize Theron) taking on one of her enemies, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) under attack, Rictus Erectus (Nathan Jones) stalking his prey and Nux (Nicholas Hoult) and Capable (Riley Keough) getting ready to ride into battle.
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 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. »
In the wake of that second trailer the other week, a bunch of new photos from George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" have gone online. The new shots, via The Playlist, show off some very stylised looks at the characters including all sorts of chase scenes, Charlize Theron's one-armed Furiosa, Tom Hardy's Max being restrained and attached to numerous moving vehicles, and a glimpse of the villain's henchmen.
- Garth Franklin
Now in the form of Tom Hardy, Max Rockastansky is back doing what he does best as director George Miller brings Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest installment/reboot of his hugely popular post-apocalyptic action franchise, to our screens this Summer. New images have found their way online, giving us a fantastic look at the craziness Miller and the rest of the cast, including Charlize Theron and Nicolas Hoult, have in store for us. Released May 15th 2015 USA / Ireland / UK Synopsis: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
It’s common knowledge in Hollywood that the genre of the post-apocalypse — one which often pits the remnants of society against a world free of order and riddled with chaos — is, by now, well-trodden ground. But perhaps one of the most influential touchstones within this most ambitious areas of cinema is that of George Miller’s 1979 sun-scorched masterclass, Mad Max.
And now, almost 35 years after Mel Gibson sauntered into town, we have the fourth installment in the series, Mad Max: Fury Road, looming menacingly on the horizon like a rising cloud of sand. Only this time around, we have Tom Hardy stepping up to the plate as the titular outlaw, tasked with joining forces with Charlize Theron’s wonderfully named Furiosa in order to escape a tyrannical warlord known only as Immortan Joe.
And from the look of these recently-revealed stills, Hardy and Theron’s characters are about to go »
- Michael Briers
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