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Diary of a Cannes Juror: Here’s What It’s Like to Be on a Jury at the Best Film Festival in the World

27 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

I was having some trouble figuring out how to assess my role on a jury at the greatest film festival in the world, so I asked someone with experience in the matter: George Miller.

At a dinner celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, I ran into the “Mad Max” director, who served as president of the venerated Official Competition a year earlier, and picked his brain for advice.

To be fair, Miller’s jury experience was considerably different from my own: He was responsible for choosing the Palme d’Or. I faced a considerably less daunting task as a member of the jury for Critics’ Week, a sidebar featuring first and second features from around the world. When an audience disagrees with a Palme d’Or winner, it can result in infamous moments as when Quentin Tarantino was heckled as he took the stage for “Pulp Fiction »

- Eric Kohn

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Tom Hardy's casting as Venom is a masterstroke for Sony's superhero universe

22 May 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A leading man with the skill to illuminate Eddie Brock’s twisted soul, Hardy is sure to turn the limited raw materials of this antihero into a titan of cinema

How are we supposed to take the news that Tom Hardy has been hired to play Eddie Brock, Aka the comic book antihero Venom, in a forthcoming superhero adventure for studio Sony, once and future custodian of Spider-Man on the big screen? If this were a sporting signing, it would be roughly equivalent to footballer Lionel Messi turning out for Accrington Stanley. With one mighty stroke, Sony has rendered all arguments about Venom’s unsuitability to big-screen stardom – and I’ve made quite a few of these – utterly irrelevant.

For there is something about Hardy that seems to elevate the most unwieldy of projects to the gold standard. Who would have thought that Mel Gibson could be so casually replaced as Mad Max, »

- Ben Child

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Tom Hardy's casting as Venom is a masterstroke for Sony's superhero universe

22 May 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A leading man with the skill to illuminate Eddie Brock’s twisted soul, Hardy is sure to turn the limited raw materials of this antihero into a titan of cinema

How are we supposed to take the news that Tom Hardy has been hired to play Eddie Brock, Aka the comic book antihero Venom, in a forthcoming superhero adventure for studio Sony, once and future custodian of Spider-Man on the big screen? If this were a sporting signing, it would be roughly equivalent to footballer Lionel Messi turning out for Accrington Stanley. With one mighty stroke, Sony has rendered all arguments about Venom’s unsuitability to big-screen stardom – and I’ve made quite a few of these – utterly irrelevant.

For there is something about Hardy that seems to elevate the most unwieldy of projects to the gold standard. Who would have thought that Mel Gibson could be so casually replaced as Mad Max, »

- Ben Child

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Win Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition on Blu-ray

18 May 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

In the end, only the mad will survive when “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” arrives onto Blu-ray™ and Digital Download on May 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker George Miller (“the original Mad Max franchise”) and starring Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role and Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa, “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history.

Now not only can you see the Academy Award®-winning “Mad Max: Fury Road” in its original theatrical version, you can also see “Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition”, in visually stunning black and white! Compare and contrast all the intensity and grit of both versions of the film in this 2-disc Blu-ray™ set and discover why mastermind director George Miller calls “Black & Chrome”, “The best version of the movie. »

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Win Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition on Blu-ray

11 May 2017 1:21 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Mad Max: Fury Road on 15th May, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Out on Blu-ray™ and Digital Download May 15.

In the end, only the mad will survive when “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” arrives onto Blu-ray™ and Digital Download on May 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker George Miller (“the original Mad Max franchise”) and starring Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role and Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa, “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history.

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, »

- Competitions

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Win a Blu-ray™ copy of Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition

11 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To coincide with the release of Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition, which is out on Blu-ray™ and Digital Download on May 15th, we have two copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray™.

In the end, only the mad will survive when Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition arrives onto Blu-ray™ and Digital Download on May 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker George Miller (“the original Mad Max franchise”) and starring Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role and Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa, “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history.

Now not only can you see the Academy Award®-winning “Mad Max: Fury Road” in its original theatrical version, you can also see “Mad Max Fury Road: Black & Chrome Edition »

- Paul Heath

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road – Black & Chrome Edition’ Review

3 May 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne | Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris | Directed by George Miller

A colourless rendition of George Miller’s action symphony was rumoured back in 2015, but it wasn’t until the end of last year that it would become a reality. Now released in cinemas for one day only, and coming to Blu-ray soon after, the “Black & Chrome” edition – editorially untouched but carefully re-graded – is more than a simple twiddling of knobs.

Monochrome may seem like a strange choice for a sun-saturated epic so rich and, well, colourful in its depiction of desolation. And while it may not become the default viewing experience like, say, Frank Darabont’s drained version of The Mist, it is a fascinating new perspective. It is also a good excuse to re-watch – and re-examine the underlying themes of – the greatest action movie of the decade so far. »

- Rupert Harvey

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‘Seven Samurai’: How Akira Kurosawa’s Masterpiece Continues to Influence Filmmakers Today — Watch

2 May 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

More than sixty years after the release of “Seven Samurai,” Akira Kurosawa’s legendary epic continues to leave its mark on Hollywood. While the film is widely known to have led to the 1960 remake “The Magnificent Seven,” directed by John Sturges, “Seven Samurai” has also inspired filmmakers like George Miller as recently as 2015, when he released his epic sci-fi action film, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

A new video from Fandor explains in depth just how wide ranging the influence of “Seven Samurai” can be felt. While films with enormous battle scenes like “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Matrix Revolutions” unsurprisingly borrowed visual elements from Kurosawa, some unexpected titles that were inspired by the plot of “Seven Samurai” include John Landis’ “Three Amigos” and “A Bug’s Life.”

Some films have even lifted dialogue almost verbatim from “Seven Samurai.”  The film’s “everlasting and genre-spanning influence »

- Graham Winfrey

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Mad Max: Fury Road – Black and Chrome Edition review – a gem drained of colour

27 April 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director George Miller always wanted his 2015 gonzo revival of the franchise to be in black and white – and now it is

Already one of the more singular blockbusters of recent years, George Miller’s gonzo revival of Mad Max might have been even more atypical had the director been permitted to press forward with his original idea of filming it in black and white. Of course, studio financial imperatives meant that notion that was never truly a goer, but a version was released on DVD last year and now appears in cinemas.

Related: Is Mad Max: Fury Road even better in black and white?

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- Gwilym Mumford

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'Fury Road': The Challenge Facing 2 'Mad Max' Sequels

27 April 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

We don't need another hero, as Tina Turner once so passionately hollered in the theme song for Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. As the director of that franchise, George Miller, would have it, she was right — we need another two. Or, at least, another couple of Mad Max movies.

"Somewhere, if the planets align, there will be two other films," he told The Independent about future prospects for the series following 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road. Screenplays for both projects apparently already exist, written by Miller and Fury Road co-writer Nico Lathouris. "We dug down deep into the subtext, »

- Graeme McMillan

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‘Mad Max: Wasteland’ Could Bring Back Coma the Doof Warrior

27 April 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Coma the Doof Warrior is dead, but if and when George Miller makes another Mad Max sequel, the onesie-loving, flame-throwing guitarist could return. During the many delays of Mad Max: Fury Road, backstories were created for the characters, including one for the Doof Warrior. Miller has a whole explanation for how Coma started working for Immortan Joe and even […]

The post ‘Mad Max: Wasteland’ Could Bring Back Coma the Doof Warrior appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Newswire: Of course the Doof Warrior will be back for the next Mad Max movie

26 April 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Although there are no concrete plans currently in motion, George Miller has been promising another Mad Max movie from pretty much the moment Fury Road became the surprise blockbuster hit of 2015. Now, he’s revealed that one of that film’s weirder characters is likely to show up in whatever version of the outlandish outback he ends up making, confirming that we haven’t seen the last of the flame-guitar wielding Doof Warrior.

Veterans of the Fury Road will recall that the Dw—played by Australian rocker iOTA—rides around on a giant stereo truck, keeping the heavy metal bloodlust up for the troops of Immortan Joe, The People Eater, and The Bullet Farmer as they pursue Max and Imperator Furiosa across the blasted deserts. Apparently, he has a well-considered backstory, too, explaining how a blind, mute survivor became the rock and roll mascot for all the Valhalla-seeking ...

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George Miller believes the Mad Max: Fury Road sequels will happen

26 April 2017 1:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

George Miller has gone on record as saying that he believes that the sequels to Mad Max: Fury Road will happen.

With the great success of the series’ return in 2015, both commercially and critically, the classic franchise was given a whole new lease of life and a whole new generation of fans to entertain.

Tom Hardy, the star of the film – replacing Mel Gibson – is absolutely keen on returning to the titular role for more apocalyptic antics, and now iconic director of the series, George Miller, has chimed in on the current status of the potential sequels.

Speaking with The Independent, Miller discussed how they came to write a trilogy of films while working on Fury Road.

“We dug down deep into the subtext, the backstory of all the characters, and indeed the world…and without really thinking about it, we wrote two other screenplays just as part of the bible of the stories. »

- Samuel Brace

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Mad Max Director George Miller Has Drawn Up Plans For Two More Movies

26 April 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Such was the ferocious nature of Mad Max: Fury Road that it’s small wonder why George Miller wanted to step away from The Wasteland after 2015 – and that’s before you even factor in the film’s tortured production. It was a long, meandering saga of alleged budget cuts, creative setbacks and relentless, unforgiving weather, but all involved persevered, and thank heavens they did.

Though it may err on the side of hyperbole, Fury Road is arguably one of the most accomplished, expertly crafted action movies of the past ten years, and though it didn’t exactly light up the box office in the way Warner Bros. would have hoped – the final total clocked in at $380 million – over the past two years there have been countless rumblings of a sequel. Lead star Tom Hardy confirmed as much late last year, noting that there are currently two Mad Max movies floating at WB, »

- Michael Briers

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George Miller Still Wants to Make ‘Mad Max’ Sequels: ‘If the Planets Align, There Will Be Two Other Films’

26 April 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the two years since “Mad Max: Fury Road” became one of the best action films ever made, George Miller has kept a relatively low profile. Aside from presiding over the Cannes Jury last year, Miller has been mostly out of the spotlight. He’s gone on record saying he’d like to do something “quick and small just to reboot the brain,” but he has yet to reveal what exactly his post-“Fury Road” plans are.

Read More: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Without Special Effects Will Blow Your Mind — Watch

Fortunately, making more “Mad Max” movies is still in the cards as of April 26, 2017. In a new interview with The Independent published earlier today (via The Playlist), Miller reinforces that while his next movie will not be a new Max Rockatansky adventure, the plans are still intact to return to the world sometime in the future.

“These characters and »

- Zack Sharf

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George Miller comments on Mad Max: Wasteland

26 April 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In an interview with The Independent, George Miller talked about the "Black-and-Chrome" (a metal way of saying "black-and-white") re-release of Mad Max: Fury Road into theaters. However, during that interview, Miller let out a few details about the potential Fury Road sequel Mad Max: Wasteland, of which Tom Hardy is already committed: One of the advantages of the many... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel Scripts Are Finished

26 April 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Mad Max: Fury Road set the box office on fire in 2015, fans have been clamoring for a sequel, and at some point in time, we may even get two. Director George Miller has stated several times in the past that, during the numerous production delays on Mad Max: Fury Road, he and co-writer Nico Lathouris had written two full sequels, one of which has been titled Mad Max: The Wasteland. During a new interview, that director teased that the scripts are in fact still ready, and he's still hopeful that the sequels will happen. Here's what he had to say below.

"We dug down deep into the subtext, the backstory of all the characters, and indeed the world, and without really thinking about it, we wrote two other screenplays just as part of the bible of the stories. Somewhere, if the planets align, there will be two other films. »

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Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury

25 April 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared.

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28) has unveiled the jury for its main competition.

American actor and singer Will Smith will be joined by German director Maren Ade, whose Toni Erdmann played in Cannes competition last year.

The jury also features:

South Korean director Park Chan-wook, who has had three films play in competition at Cannes: The Handmaiden, Oldboy, and Thirst.

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, who has been nominated for the Palme d’Or five times: Youth, The Great Beauty, This Must Be The Place, Family Friend and The Consequences Of Love.

American actress Jessica Chastain, a two-time Oscar nominee who also starred in Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or-winning The Tree Of Life.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, whose credits include Xiaogang Feng’s I Am Not Madame Bovary.

French director, writer and actress Agnès Jaoui, whose 2004 comedy-drama Look At Me played in competition »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Join HeyUGuys for a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road – Black & Chrome Edition with Q&A

25 April 2017 4:08 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Join Pinewood Cinema at Pinewood Studios and HeyUGuys on Sunday 30th April for a special ‘black & chrome’ screening of Mad Max: Fury Road, featuring an exclusive Q&A with the film’s Executive Producer, Iain Smith, hosted by me.

An acclaimed producer, Iain is known for producing and executive producing such films as Children of Men, The Fifth Element, Spy Game, The Killing Fields and Seven Years in Tibet. As well as enjoying the full monochrome force of George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road we’ll be asking Iain about his experience with the film, his work at Pinewood and his career in Film.

One lucky person, who will be chosen at random on the night, will also receive a signed Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome poster from Iain.

Book your tickets now – click here for details Screening Details

Sunday, 30th April

18.15pm | Q »

- Jon Lyus

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The Mad Max effect: why cinema is having a monochrome moment

21 April 2017 4:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The new colour-free version of Mad Max: Fury Road is leading a renewed charge in black-and-white filmmaking

Take a look at the latest Mad Max movie and you will notice that it isn’t, in fact, a new Mad Max at all. That’s still Tom Hardy strapped to the front of a speeding jalopy, while shaven-headed kamikaze drivers zigzag around one another bellowing their war cries. And they’re still in hot pursuit of Charlize Theron, as she ploughs her juggernaut across the post-apocalyptic desert. But the fireballs and flame-throwing guitars look subtly different now; subdued, even classical. It’s the faces and the landscapes, both equally craggy, that have a surprising new texture and prominence in George Miller’s colourless version of Mad Max: Fury Road (subtitled “black and chrome edition”), which reaches cinemas this month, two years after the success of the eye-popping original. It had been »

- Ryan Gilbey

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