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Exclusive: Wastelander Trailer Bathes in 80’s Sci-fi Action/Horror Goodness

It’s Friday, it’s cold as hell outside, and I want to curl up and watch something ridiculous yet highly entertaining. Luckily, today sees the release of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Wastelander, which, from my own perspective, looks like a glorious mashup of Turbo Kid, Cyborg, and Mad Max. If you’re a child of the 80’s, […]

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Peak TV Treasure: Blood Drive

Peak TV Treasure: Blood Drive
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that helps you locate the hidden gems in this Peak TV era.

Blood Drive

Network | Syfy

Created By | James Roland

Number Of Episodes | 13

Episode Length | 60 mins.

RELATEDBlood Drive: How Syfy’s Grindhouse Road Race Navigated Nip Slips and Roared Off the Starting Line

Premise | In a dystopian 1999 where “the world is broken,” food is scarce and oil costs $2,000 a barrel, an extremely eclectic
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Legendary Ozploitation star joins ‘The Shinjuku Five’

Set to film in Japan and Australia, The Shinjuku Five is written and co-directed, alongside Jasmine Jakupi, by Addison Heath (Mondo Yakuza, The Viper’s Hex) and stars Yoji Yamada, Saya Minami, Cris Cochrane, Tim Jason Wicks and Mondo Yakuza star Kenji Shimada. The soundtrack comes from Queensland based The Screaming Meanies, who have provided scores for The Perfect Nonsense, Mondo Yakuza and Stuart Simpson’s kung-fu short Dragon Force.

After debuting the poster last Summer, the Black Forest Films team have announced a brand new, and very exciting, cast member has joined the The Shinjuku Five cast… the lgendary Aussie actor Roger Ward. Yes, the same Roger Ward who appeared in classic Ozploitation movies such as Mad Max, The Man From Hong Kong, Stone, and Mad Dog Morgan!

No news on what Ward’s role is as yet but the addition of such a distinguished performer only goes to
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Rosie Huntington-Whitely In "Vogue"

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Sneak Peek Brit super-model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, co-star of director George Miller's Oscar winning "Mad Max: Fury Road" in "Vogue Brasil", photographed by Henrique Gendre:

Huntington-Whiteley is best known for her work for lingerie retailers "Victoria's Secret" and "Burberry" and her role as 'Carly Spencer' in director Michael Bay's 2011 feature "Transformers: Dark of the Moon".

Starting out as a model, Huntington-Whitely remained unknown in the fashion industry until 2008, when she replaced Agyness Deyn for Burberry's autumn/winter campaign. 

Huntington-Whitely received her first British Vogue cover (November 2008) alongside Eden Clark and Jourdan Dunn in a feature celebrating British models. 

The following year, she was featured as the face of the "Karen Millen" spring/summer 2009 advertising campaign. 

She received an 'Elle Style Award' as 2009's "Model of the Year".

Huntington-Whitely then starred in the short film "Love Me Tender" for lingerie retailer "Agent Provocateur" playing a dominant woman whose boyfriend forgets Valentine's Day.
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10 Mad Max: Fury Road Facts You Never Knew

10 Mad Max: Fury Road Facts You Never Knew
Born in 1977, Tom Hardy was just a wee lad when filming began on Mad Max, the post-apocalyptic classic that paved the way for Mad Max: Fury Road. With Charlize Theron in the lead alongside the largely silent title character, Fury Road won six Oscars and was nominated for four more, including Best Picture and Best Director. Here we take a look at 10 things you never knew about Mad Max: Fury Road.

Fury Road was many years in the making.

George Miller directed Mel Gibson in the star-making original and its sequel, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. He co-directed Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which arrived in 1985. It would be 30 years before Fury Road was in theaters. There were a number of production delays and false starts along the way, going as far back as at least 1998. The 9/11 terror attacks postponed a once planned 2001 start date. There was a new script
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Movie Review – Blue World Order (2017)

Blue World Order, 2017.

Directed by Che Baker and Dallas Bland.

Starring Jake Ryan, Billy Zane and Bruce Spence.

Synopsis:

The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which civilisation has crumbled. A massive electromagnetic pulse has killed all children on the planet with the exception of Molly (Billie Rutherford), the daughter of Jake Slater (Jake Ryan).

Post-apocalypse films have been a popular B-movie staple for decades now. They’ve always stemmed from the impending threat of nuclear armageddon in real life. During the cold war we had a spate of Mad Max inspired post-end of the world exploitation films. Not that they have particularly slowed down, but after the reasonable success of Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as immensely popular TV shows like The Walking Dead or video games like The Last of Us, there has been a significant rise in direct to video (on demand) post apocalyptic thrillers.
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Titan to release dystopian sci-fi fantasy series Factory

Titan Comics has announced the upcoming English language release of Factory, a dystopian sci-fi series from Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius collaborator Yacine ‘Elgo’ Elghorri, which will be released through the Statix Press imprint. Check out a first-look preview here…

In the new Factory comic series, Mad Max meets Fallout in a nightmarish vision of life on a dystopian planet. A band of mutants slog through the harsh deserts of a dystopian planet in search of The Factory – the last semblance of civilization left among the wasteland.

“The first time I was published in the USA was in the magazine Heavy Metal. I was 22 years old… Years later and after working on movies and TV shows in Los Angeles I briefly worked for Marvel and Idw,” said series creator Elgo, “However, my French albums have never been translated into English. Today I am excited and happy to have the opportunity to
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Mad Max Sequel Delayed Indefinitely Due to Legal Dispute

It seems Hollywood, specifically Warner Brothers, continues to abuse its stars and fans. The success of Mad Max: Fury Road would have made everyone happy. It grossed more than $370 million in global theaters and was primed for a sequel that would have had its fans lined up for miles around the world. Naturally, the greedmeisters at Warner brothers decided to financially asphyxiate itself by squabbling over a $7 million payout to director George Miller. The numbers speak to the stupidity of Warner Brothers, who vow to fight to the bitter end in court after Miller attempted to negotiate the

Mad Max Sequel Delayed Indefinitely Due to Legal Dispute
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Titan & Statix Press announce ‘Factory’ from Elgo

Titan Comics and Statix Press have announced a brand-new comic series, Factory, from Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius collaborator – Yacine ‘Elgo’ Elghorri (Character designer on Matt Groening’s Futurama).

Arriving March 2018, Factory is part of Titan Comics’ new Statix Press imprint, which showcases the best comics from Europe and around the globe, introducing audiences to fresh new creators & titles.

In the new Factory comic series, Mad Max meets Fallout in a nightmarish vision of life on a dystopian planet. A band of mutants slog through the harsh deserts of a dystopian planet in search of The Factory – the last semblance of civilization left among the wasteland. Said series creator Elgo:

The first time I was published in the USA was in the magazine Heavy Metal. I was 22 years old… Years later and after working on movies and TV shows in Los Angeles I briefly worked for Marvel and Idw,” However, my
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Peter Jackson is Back with “Mortal Engines” Teaser Trailer

Peter Jackson is making his way back into the limelight with the thrilling film titled Mortal Engines, and it looks like an absolute nightmare rolling, in a good way. I do hope that you’re ready to see something akin to Mad Max on a serious case of ‘roid rage, because that is more or less what Mortal Engines is. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, because that’s more fun, this action-thriller is all about giant, rolling machines called traction towns/cities that roam the wasted remains of the earth look for resources and seeking to take over whatever they can from others.

Peter Jackson is Back with “Mortal Engines” Teaser Trailer
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‘Gringo’ Trailer: David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron Enter the Drug Trade Business

Stx Entertainment has released the first trailer for “Gringo,” starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Sharlto Copley, and Amanda Seyfried. The film marks the latest directorial effort of Nash Edgerton, brother of Joel Edgerton (who also appears in the movie) and longtime stuntman.

The official synopsis reads: “‘Gringo’ joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?

Stx Entertainment will open “Gringo” on March 9, 2018.

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Celebrating Maze Runner: The Death Cure with our Top 5 Dystopias on Film

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Celebrating Maze Runner: The Death Cure with our Top 5 Dystopias on FilmCelebrating Maze Runner: The Death Cure with our Top 5 Dystopias on FilmAmanda Wood12/18/2017 10:00:00 Am

Dystopian worlds have always been a popular setting for films, but recent years have seen an onslaught of various hardened characters trying to survive post-apocalyptic landscapes.

Next month sees the release of the third film in another popular dystopic series with Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Based on the hit young adult novel by James Dashner, the third entry in the series finds series hero Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his pals searching for a cure for a terrifying disease. Series regulars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, and Giancarlo Esposito are back, along with Aiden Gillan, Patricia Clarkson, and Walton Goggins.

Whether the result of an environmental disaster, a nuclear war, or some horrific virus, the dystopias portrayed in film are generally bleak and
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Armie Hammer says he isn’t interested in a superhero role at present

Given the number of times he’s been linked to Green Lantern (and Shazam), you’d be forgiven for thinking that Armie Hammer was desperate to get his foot in the DC Extended Universe door; however, it seems that isn’t the case, as the actor has told the Happy Sad Confused podcast that he isn’t looking to don the tights for a superhero role in the foreseeable future.

“I’m trying to answer in a way that’s not going to get me into trouble,” said Hammer. “Alright, fuck it, might as well go for it. I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, ‘fuck, I wish I was in that’. If a great director came around and said ‘I have this idea’… but at the end of the day, no one’s asked and I’m not going out of my way to do it…
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Armie Hammer Teases Brutal Superman And Wonder Woman Fight In Justice League Mortal

While this November’s Justice League marked the first time that the Jla were united on the big screen, if things had gone differently, we could have had this movie a whole ten years ago. Directed by Mad Max‘s George Miller, Justice League Mortal would have starred the likes of Armie Hammer (Batman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Adam Brody (Flash) and Common (Green Lantern).

Since it was unceremoniously cancelled, Mortal has become a subject of intense interest for fans who want to know what form this alternate Justice League would have taken. Thankfully, we’ve learned quite a bit about it in recent years and now, Hammer’s revealed some interesting new details on the pic while appearing on a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

Speaking about what the movie involved, the actor describes what would have been an absolutely brutal fight between
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Guillermo del Toro Wants You to Appreciate the Craftsmanship of George Miller and Michael Mann

Guillermo del Toro Wants You to Appreciate the Craftsmanship of George Miller and Michael Mann
Guillermo del Toro is currently riding high on the critical raves for “The Shape of Water,” which could earn the Mexican filmmaker his first Oscar nomination for Best Director. The fantasy romance will be the last bit of filmmaking audiences see from del Toro for quite a bit, as he has announced plans to take a year-long sabbatical from the director’s chair. So how does del Toro plan to keep busy? In addition to producing some projects, the director will sit down for two-week interviews with Michael Mann and George Miller.

Read More:Guillermo del Toro is Taking a Break From Directing: ‘I Need to Take Pause’

Del Toro had previously teased he would be working in some capacity on a project involving Mann, and now it has been confirmed that part of the project will involve spending two weeks with Mann sometime between now and next December. Del
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Why George Miller Crashed a Real War Rig for the Film’s Most Daring Stunt

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Why George Miller Crashed a Real War Rig for the Film’s Most Daring Stunt
Editor’s note: The following is an edited excerpt from “Miller and Max: George Miller and the Making of a Film Legend” by Luke Buckmaster.

The George Miller of the 1970s would never have believed he would one day be spearheading a production with a budget estimated at a staggering $150 million. Miller had made the first three movies when he was in his thirties. At sixty-seven, when “Fury Road” commenced principal photography, those days were far back in the past. Shooting the original film in Melbourne felt like a lifetime ago.

For his first “Mad Max” movie in close to three decades, Miller wanted to be on the frontline at all times. But he soon realized that was impossible given the scale of production: a 138-day shoot with complicated stunts occurring on a near-daily basis. State-of-the-art technology made the job easier — or at least improved communication. High-definition video reception was broadcast in multiple locations,
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George Miller is Suing Warner Bros. Over Mad Max: Fury Road Earnings

It's been more than two years since Mad Max: Fury Road blew audiences away and gained critical acclaim. It went on to win six Academy Awards, but now director George Miller is suing Warner Bros over what he is calling "unpaid earnings."

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the falling out was revealed in a Supreme Court of New South Wales ruling that the dispute between production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell and Warner Bros should be arbitrated in Australia and not in California. Warner Bros says that the dispute shouldn't be arbitrated in Australia and that it is "a clearly inappropriate forum" to settle the dispute, Justice Hammerschlag disagreed.

This dispute is probably the reason why Miller has not made two more long-planned Mad Max movies.

Justice David Hammerschlag said the agreement to make Fury Road included a condition that Miller's production company would receive a $7 million bonus if "the
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George Miller Suing Warner Bros For $7M Bonus From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

George Miller Suing Warner Bros For $7M Bonus From ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
Filmmaker George Miller is taking Warner Bros to court in Australia, alleging that the company reneged on paying him a multimillion-dollar bonus for the 2015 action hit Mad Max: Fury Road. The veteran Aussie writer-director, who launched the Mad Max franchise in 1979 with Mel Gibson in the title role, claims the studio was contracted to pay him a $7 million bonus if the Tom Hardy-Charlize Theron sequel came in at a final cost of less than $157M. Miller vows that he is…
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Mad Max: Fury Road Director Sues Warner Bros., Delaying Sequel

Mad Max: Fury Road Director Sues Warner Bros., Delaying Sequel
It looks like that Mad Max: Fury Road sequel we've all been hoping for may be on hold, if it happens at all. Director George Miller and his producing partner Doug Mitchell are currently suing Warner Bros., or, more precisely, their production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell is suing Warner Bros., over money they're said to be owed contractually for Mad Max: Fury Road. The studio disagrees, so the matter needs to be settled in court.

The dispute, according to Justice David Hammerschlag, hinges on an agreement that states Kennedy Miller Mitchell would receive a $7 million bonus if "the final net cost" of the movie was less than $US157 million. That number was to be determined after certain costs were excluded from calculations. Here's what Justice Hammerschlag had to say about the dispute.

"On [Warner Bros'] calculations, Mad Max went over budget. If these calculations are right, [Kennedy Miller Mitchell] does not get a bonus. [But the production company] claims
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Steven Soderbergh is in Awe of Mad Max: Fury Road and Doesn't Understand How 100s of People Weren't Killed Making it

Every filmmaker in Hollywood has their different talents and styles when making their movies. For example, Steven Soderbergh and George Miller, are pretty much the complete opposite of each other when it comes to directing. But that doesn't mean they can't enjoy and be in awe of each other's work.

Soderbergh has great respect for the kinds of films that Miller has made like Mad Max: Fury Road. In fact, during a recent interview with THR, Soderbergh explains that he was in awe of what Miller did with that film and it's the kind of filmmaking that he just doesn't understand. One thing in particular that he points out is that he doesn't understand how hundreds of people didn't die in the making of the movie! When talking about Miller's craft and style, Soderbergh says:

"The ability to stage well is a skill and a talent that I value above almost everything else.
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