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By: Carson Blackwelder
The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.
Nominated alongside Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land in the best sound editing category at this year’s Oscars are Arrival, Sully, and Deepwater Horizon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Damien Chazelle’s modern musical will take home the trophy by overtaking Mel Gibson’s big Hollywood return. »
- Carson Blackwelder
Karen Cleveland’s upcoming CIA-centric novel, Need to Know, is yet to hit store shelves and already, Universal has swooped to acquire rights for an adaptation.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Max Mad: Fury Road alum Charlize Theron has signed on to produce and headline the pic as a talented CIA analyst. Juggling her time at the agency with life at home, Theron’s wife and mother then stumbles upon a “shocking discovery” while combing through CIA files in the hope of unmasking a Russian sleeper cell in the U.S. – a discovery that in turn threatens her job, her family and her life. Corruption? A web of conspiracy that stretches all the way to the top, perhaps?
- Michael Briers
Ron Hogan Feb 20, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
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The Walking Dead has never been shy about showing its influences. The whole point of the show is that it's a George Romero movie that never ends. Negan and the Saviors operate a bit like the Mongol horde did in the glory days of the Golden Horde, riding the open roads in vehicles, taking what they need, and giving communities the choice to either submit or die beneath their superior numbers and firepower—and an adept ability at breaching walls, for that matter. »
“Hacksaw Ridge” was the big winner on Sunday night at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards, winning two feature-film awards, including the category that most closely corresponds to the Oscar for sound editing. Mel Gibson’s war film won awards for dialogue and Adr in a feature film and effects and Foley in a feature. Winners in the latter category have gone on to win the sound-editing Oscar eight times in the last 10 years. (Last year’s winner, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” tied with “The Revenant” at the Golden Reel Awards before winning the Oscar.) Also Read: Cinema Audio Society Gives. »
- Steve Pond
“Logan,” the third and final chapter in the “Wolverine” series (though it’s the 10th — count ’em — “X-Men” film, and not necessarily the last), opens in 2029 on the outskirts of El Paso, where Logan (Hugh Jackman) steps out of the beat-up limo he now drives for a living to confront the goons who are trying to strip the car. To say that Logan looks the worse for wear would be putting it mildly. He’s a drunk, with mottled skin and his trademark sci-fi muttonchops grown into a scraggly beard. (The beard looks like a virus that’s going around, as if Jackman were warming up to play Mel Gibson.)
Optics aside, it’s Logan’s mutant prowess that’s really been tamped down. In any previous installment, a skirmish with mere mortals wouldn’t have been much of a contest, but Logan’s razory knuckle-blades no longer pop with the same alacrity, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Common is currently participating in interviews for the now released John Wick: Chapter 2 [you can read my review here], and as us to be expected the actor is fielding a number of superhero related questions. Specifically, Yahoo Movies asked about his casting as Green Lantern in Mad Max creator George Miller’s unfortunately canned Justice League Mortal project.
“Yeah, I was cast and we started rehearsals for the film,” said the actor/rapper. “I went to Australia. I tried on the outfit and everything. It was heartbreaking, but it happened. The script was super-dope. It was intricate. And knowing George Miller was going to do it, you knew it was going to have that raw edge. But it had Superman, Aquaman, it had all of the characters really involved. Each one of them had moments and you got to know them. It was a strong piece.”
- Robert Kojder
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the main villain in Wonder Woman potentially being leaked, Ben Affleck stepping down as The Batman’s director, an update on Jurassic World 2 and more…
The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.
The Batman franchise is in need of rebuilding.
After week several weeks of negative DC Extended Universe stories – Justice League being “discombobulated”, Wonder Woman being “a mess” – last Sunday actually offered a rare piece of positivity. Someone had heard “good things” about those aforementioned tentpole releases.
*Sharp intake of breath*
DC finally had a break! Some momentum! This is the studio with the rights to the world’s most iconic superheroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg (Ok, maybe not Cyborg) – how will Warner Bros. capitalise?
- Oli Davis
Funny how the news of Ben Affleck's departure from the director's chair for The Batman has already become quite well-trod territory, despite the story only breaking last night. So I will spare you a recap of what's gone on. You can check out The Affleck Dossier for that. Instead, let's talk about what else may be in the cards for The Batman.
While Affleck was very adamant that he was going to stay on as the producer and star of The Batman, we mustn't forget that he was equally adamant that he was directing the movie when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live mere weeks ago. So this has people wondering the next big question:
Something you've got to understand is that whispers of his departure as director of The Batman have been going around for quite some time. Several »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Best Picture favorite “La La Land” dominated the Oscar craft categories with nine nominations — Cinematography, Production and Costume Design, Editing, Original Score and two Songs, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. “La La Land” exceeded even “Mad Max: Fury Road’s” eight nods last year.
Crafts Went Inclusive
But the bigger story was the diversity breakthroughs in Cinematography, Editing, and Sound Editing.
Bradford Young (“Arrival”) became the first African-American cinematographer nominee for his poetic imagery in “Arrival,” after being snubbed for “Selma.” In “Arrival” he envelops Amy Adams in a strange, ethereal atmosphere inside the alien ship with the heptapods, helping to convey the importance of unifying a divided world. By contrast, her time-bending moments with her daughter are shot like naturalistic portraitures.
Aside from Young’s historical nomination, “Arrival” garnered four additional honors (Production Design, »
- Bill Desowitz
In 1979, a young actor named Mel Gibson was cast in the role of Max Rockatansky, a man on a mission to clean up a dangerous post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, plus get revenge for the murder of his family. Although he hardly looked old enough to have a family (he was only 23 when cast in the role) Mel’s performance won critical acclaim and put him on the map as a star to watch. He starred in two of the Mad Max franchise sequels and then got another big break playing insane cop Martin Riggs, where he perfected the art of
Ranking the Top 5 Mel Gibson Directed Films »
- Virginia Repka-Franco
Amid chatter of Mad Max sequels revving to life – Tom Hardy is just “waiting for the call” to come, it seems – four clips from Fury Road‘s much-touted Black & Chrome Edition have roared online today, teasing the monochrome version of George Miller’s apocalyptic masterpiece.
Coming to us by way of The Playlist, the snippets are pulled from that special Black & Chrome Edition, which debuted over the holidays alongside the comprehensive Mad Max High Octane Collection – a bundle that came packing all four mainline installments in the Mad Max saga. It’s not to everyone’s taste, of course, but George Miller believes there’s a certain old-school magic to Fury Road‘s black and white cut that proved too good to resist; in fact, the illustrious director claims it’s the best way to view what is arguably 2015’s greatest film. As if Fury Road wasn’t striking enough, »
- Michael Briers
George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the most universally acclaimed movies we've covered here on Cbm, though it was only a moderate success at the box office. Perhaps this is the reason Warner Bros. has yet to officially announced a sequel - though various parties involved with the film have suggested there is something in the works. Now, Tom Hardy himself insists that it is going to happen at some point, stating that he loved making Fury Road and is "hungry" to re-inhabit the role of the monosyllabic madman: George Miller is a genius! The wheels were rolling from the beginning of Fury Road for three films, so I would assume it’s just crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s. There are other Mad Max vehicles and Furiosa vehicles that are out there—as far as the characters’ mythologies and stories—so it’s a little bit… »
Simon Brew Jan 16, 2017
It took a long time to get 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road to the big screen, the movie that set aside three months after production simply so they could watch the material they’d shot. It was worth it, though: George Miller’s film is arguably the best blockbuster of the past two to three years. But those plans for a fifth movie (and possibly a sixth), Mad Max: The Wasteland, haven’t really advanced. It was to be a prequel to the Mad Max story thus far, and Tom Hardy was linked with reprising his Fury Road role.
Panic not though, assured Hardy. This isn’t a case of missing presumed dead. Chatting to Collider, he said “I’m anxiously waiting to find out”, when quizzed about more Mad Max.
“As far as »
Most of us were thrilled in 2015 when Mad Max: Fury Road was released, giving us a further look into George Miller's post-apocalyptic world where Max Rockatansky, the protagonist played by Tom Hardy, is attempting to help Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, free the harem of sex slaves from the villain Immortan Joe. The critics liked it as well, as the filmed garnered 6 Oscar wins and was nominated for 4 more, including Best Picture.
For awhile now we have wondered about the working title Mad Max: The Wasteland and the future of the franchise with Tom Hardy. Collider's Christina Radish was able to pick his brain as she sat down with Tom Hardy and was able to ask him some questions about his hopefully upcoming role. She starts with his excitement level about the next film of the series, and Hardy replies:
"I’m anxiously waiting to find out. There »
- Drew Carlton
When Mad Max: Fury Road hit theaters in May 2015, it was a rare summer movie that was not only a critical and commercial success, but sparked early awards season talk as well. While we do know a sequel is coming, tentatively entitled Mad Max: The Wasteland, it doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon, with director George Miller stating numerous times that he wants to make a smaller movie first, before diving back into the apocalyptic world of Mad Max. Today we have word from star Tom Hardy that the sequel is still pending, but even he doesn't know when it may happen.
Collider caught up with Tom Hardy at the TCA Winter Tour, where he was promoting his new FX TV series Taboo, which premiered earlier this week on the cable network. The actor confirmed that he has signed on for three Mad Max movies, although he isn't sure »
Warner Bros. has brought on screenwriters David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Justin Rhodes (Contract Killers) to pen the script for Green Lantern Corps. The studio is reportedly "moving aggressively" on this project, which, when the studio announced its Dceu lineup in 2014, was believed to hit in 2020. This report confirms a long-standing rumor that this superhero adventure will feature two iconic Green Lantern comic book characters, Hal Jordan and John Stewart.
Deadline reports that this project has been described as "Lethal Weapon in space," and will follow a comic book origin story. As of now, the studio hasn't cast any actors for the Hal Jordan and John Stewart roles, but Hal Jordan was most recently portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in Warner Bros.' 2011 Green Lantern movie, which was a critical and commercial failure. The actor even poked fun at the movie several times in his recent blockbuster Deadpool, so »
Talk of a sequel to George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road has been rampant since the action adventure rocked cinemas back in 2015, with a rumour from September going so far as to claim that a prequel was gearing up to go into pre-production.
“I don’t know when that starts, but I believe that’s in the books. There’s a couple of those floating around. I’m waiting for the call to come.”
So we will have to wait a while longer it for any official confirmation to arrive. Fans had to wait 30 years for the latest sequel but if all goes according to plan Hardy at least seems up for the project.
As always, Flickering Myth will »
- Samuel Brace
It has been about a year and a half since Mad Max: Fury Road took the world by storm and the love for that movie is still very palatable. But as time continues to press on, fans of the rejuvenated franchise are getting more and more eager to see another installment of George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise. Star Tom Hardy has offered an encouraging, if frustrating, update on the state of the Mad Max: Fury Road sequels, the first of which is supposed to be Mad Max: The Wasteland.
Tom Hardy recently spoke with The Wrap in anticipation of his new FX series Taboo. The subject of the highly-anticipated follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road came up and the actor offered an update, saying the movies appear to be on track, but he has no idea when they are going to start shooting. Here is what he had to say »
When Mad Max: Fury Road came out, it reinvigorated a series that had gone dormant for nearly thirty years. Director George Miller successfully brought his Road Warrior back into the public's consciousness, and there's been a hunger for more post-apocalyptic thrills ever since.
Yet the main thing we've heard since Mad Max: Fury Road came out was that the next film could actually be a prequel that doesn't focus on Max Rockatansky (the role made famous by Mel Gibson, which Tom Hardy inherited for the relaunch), but rather on Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa. If that were to pan out, where would that leave Hardy's Max?
Apparently, whatever the follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road ends up being, Hardy is set to be in it.
Here's what the British actor told The Wrap about his involvement with the next Mad Max:
"I don’t know when that starts, but »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
When George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road roared into theaters back in 2015, it took just about everyone by surprise. Presenting a batshit insane, over-the-top spectacle full of non-stop action, mind-blowing stunt work and excitement beyond measure, it was one hell of a film and had many critics calling it the year’s best. As such, it was no surprise when chatter of sequels and spinoffs began, but here we are, now in 2017 and still nothing concrete has materialized.
A Furiosa-centric prequel was heavily discussed at one point while the studio also promised us a proper sequel. Miller has assured us that everything is still on track, but without anything tangible to show just yet, it’s feeling like it may be a pretty long time before another movie actually comes to fruition. Thankfully, that hasn’t deterred the cast, as both leads (Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy) have their »
- Josh Wilding
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