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In May, visual effects guru Rick Baker (click here) finally released images of the aliens he designed for Night Skies, which was an unmade Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park") film. Though, it wasn't made it still had a heavy influence on the story and creature designs of Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). If you're not familiar with the fascinating story behind Night Skies I suggest you click on the link by Rick Baker's name. Below, is concept art that Empire recently published. These images were illustrated by Ed Verreaux with the intention of showing different versions of E.T.: The Extra - Terrestrial and the wide range of emotions the alien creature would have to perform. Ed also worked on: Empire of the Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Poltergeist. Re-live the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, »
The 2014 New York Comic Con came to a close over the weekend (October 12), and once again the cosplayers' costumes were of a very high calibre.
From a Lego Thor to inmates from Orange Is the New Black, here are 17 of the best costumes from the convention:
1. Robbie Savage, is that you under there?! An enthusiastic Comic Con attendee does Marvel's Thor.
2. Two fans of Disney Pixar's 2009 animation Up arrive as the old widower and the young Boy Scout.
3. Awww... Comic Con attendee Charles Canedo makes a cute Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy.
5. Comic Con fan Kerri Nugent poses as Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome villain Aunty Entity. With that hair, for a split second we thought it was »
Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…
Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein.
What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »
Over the summer, director George Miller called his long-gestating “Mad Max: Fury Road” a “western on wheels,” and indeed, the original trilogy didn’t shy away from using the archetypes of the western genre, with Max Rockatansky himself taking the place of Clint Eastwood’s similarly taciturn antihero in an arid landscape. In fact, Miller directly nodded to Eastwood’s most famous role in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” by having a character introduce Mel Gibson’s Max as “The Man With No Name.” A new supercut from Dave Black further drives this point home, so put on your leather jacket, practice your squint and check it out below. Set to Ennio Morricone’s haunting “Man With A Harmonica” cue from the “Once Upon A Time In The West” score, the three-minute-and-twenty-second long montage, titled “The Man We Called Max,” cuts scenes from the original trilogy—in the wrong aspect ratio, »
- Cain Rodriguez
We’re just over a month away from Halloween and there are no less than four major UK horror festivals on the horizon, so what better time to take a look at you choice of “home video” horror – with ten of the best independent horror movies to rent or buy on TheHorrorShow.TV
The Top 10, in no particular order, are…
Mixing the slasher movie with reality TV doesn’t seem like the best idea for horror movie, especially considering the mainstream backlash against both genres, but surprisingly Camp Dread manages to overcome it’s much-maligned origins. Of course any slasher movie set at a summer camp is going to be filled with the tropes of the genre and this film is no different – although this time around the stereotypes and cliches which would typically hinder such a production actually work in its favour. By embracing what made the »
- Phil Wheat
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
One of the highlights of this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con was the section of the Warner Bros panel dedicated to next summer's "Mad Max: Fury Road." The presentation lasted around 10 minutes and left everyone in Hall H to pick their jaws up off the floor. Thankfully, if you didn't make it to San Diego this weekend, we've got a sneak peek for you with a shorter trailer comprised of some of the same footage screened this weekend. It should do the trick.
The footage opens the same way the Comic Con reel did: with a two-headed lizard scurrying across the sun-bleached tundra. (Clearly, things in the future are positively radioactive.) The lizard darts towards Tom Hardy as Mad Max, taking over the iconic role from Mel Gibson, who essayed the character in three movies ("Mad Max," "The Road Warrior" and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"). Max steps on the lizard, which »
- Drew Taylor
It has been twenty-nine years since a Mad Max film has been released (Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome). Now, Australian director and franchise runner George Miller returns to the series, with a re-imagining of the first film, titled Mad Max: Fury Road. Mel Gibson has been replaced by Tom Hardy; the film also stars Charlize Theron. And, the first trailer for the film has been released. The film focuses on two rebels in the wasteland. Max (Hardy) has lost his family and he is looking for vengeance, while a troubled woman (Theron) believes that she can find truth and peace in her homeland. Both characters collide in a desert, which is teaming with blood-thirsty warriors and warlords. Mad Max: Fury Road will be released in theatres, May 15, 2015. Fans of post-apocalyptic action thrillers can preview the film below, with more story details to come this way soon. Release Date: May 15, 2015 (Theatrical). Director: George Miller. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
As someone old enough to remember the visceral theater experience of Road Warrior as well as the kitschy letdown of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, count me intrigued and hopeful after this first trailer for George Miller’s franchise reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road. There’s plenty that’s familiar from the series here, but replacing the dusty grain of the original films are Di-enhanced oranges and blues that give some of these shots a near-abstract quality. Still, when it comes to effects, Miller told the L.A. Times that he’s gone for the practical approach: Well, we made a big, big point to go […] »
- Scott Macaulay
A trailer is important to the marketing of a film. It establishes tone, characterization, mis-en-scene, maybe offers some salient plot details and character relationships. It is often the first point of departure for those who are as yet undecided about a film; it is the place where fans are drawn in or pushed away. A bad trailer might not make or break a film, but it can give viewers pause about whether or not they open their wallets for this particular feature. So when I see a poorly made trailer for a film that I’m otherwise excited for, as the case in the most recent one for Mad Max: Fury Road, I am a trifle heartsick.
Mad Max: Fury Road features Tom Hardy as the titular angry man attempting to navigate a dystopian wasteland full of nasty people better known as “Australians.” He will eventually fall in with Furiosa »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Thirty years after the final film in the Mad Max trilogy came out, Max is back and madder than ever.
Tom Hardy plays Max in the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, a re-imagining of the original 1979 Mad Max that starred (and launched the career of) Mel Gibson. After the success of the first in the trilogy, director George Miller went on to make Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior in 1981 and then Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985 before hitting a wall in the development of a fourth film.
But Miller now has directing, producing, and writing duties on the latest film, »
- Ariana Bacle
The official footage for George Miller.s Mad Max: Fury Road that screened in Hall H on Saturday makes its way online 24 hours later, promising viewers that 2015 will belong "to the mad." Hard to argue with them after seeing this intensely brutal, bone-crunching and vehicle-smashing trailer. The clip was shared via Warner Bros.. official Web site, plunging audiences back into the post-apocalyptic vehicle warfare of Max Rockatansky, this time played by Tom Hardy. It points out that it marks the triumphant return of George Miller, conceiver and director of the original Mad Max trilogy that included The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. And though it has been nearly 30 years since Gibson and Tina Turner helped bring audiences through that dusty, bloody world, you can see that so many of the visual elements of the original series are brought back onto the screen in this new entry, Fury Road. »
I was wondering why they didn’t show a trailer for George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” during Comic Con, and as it turns out, they did, and you can see it for yourself below. It is quite, yes, epic, and ol Max sure looks like he needs some help. Say, from a chick with a metal hand, per instance. Yikes. Life is tough in the wastelands, I guess, when even our tough-as-nails hero can get strung up like some wild hog. I also like how they gave Mad long hair in the beginning ala his ’80s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” days. Nice. A apocalyptic story 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 exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. »
Warner Bros. has gone ahead and released the first official trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, which premiered at this year's Comic Con. This is the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise with Tom Hardy taking on the role of Max Rockatansky, a role made iconic by Mel Gibson in the original films, a hardened ex-cop in a future beset by gas shortages and marauding gangs. The story is said to the take place a short while after 1985's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which keeps Mad Max relatively young. This time centering on Max and the "Five Wives," a group of women Max must protect from the bad guys. Along with Hardy, the film stars Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, Nicholas Hoult, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Megan Gale. Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters on May 15, 2015, watch the Comic Con trailer below. sb id="966213" height="360" width="640" https://twitter. »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. has delivered the goods on several hotly anticipated properties at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, from an early teaser for Batman v Superman to new Arrow details to our first look at Gal Gadot as the first ever big screen incarnation of Wonder Woman.
WB’s Comic-Con offerings aren’t all comic book-related, though. Australian director George Miller’s Mad Max franchise is getting a third sequel thirty years after Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, then-star Mel Gibson’s third outing as the titular survivalist in an unrelentingly grim post-apocalyptic future.
Click to continue reading ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Posters & Comic-Con Panel Recap
- Anthony Vieira
George Miller blazed through Hall H with footage from Mad Max: Fury Road, which isn’t exactly a sequel or a prequel but feels very Mad Max through and through. “I was able to make the movie I wanted to make,” he told the standing-room-only Comic-Con crowd. “WB allows the filmmakers their process.” It’s been 35 years since the Aussie filmmaker started the franchise with Mel Gibson as the iconic post-apocalyptic road warrior, the cult fave who last hit screens in 1985′s threequel Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. (One big difference in shooting the first movie and shooting this one? “It took […] »
Hardy stars as a warrior in the post-apocalyptic wastelands in the new installment in the 'Mad Max' franchise.
All you need for a good post-apocalyptic film is an amazing setting, a tough-as-nails hero, a souped-up car and a shotgun. From the looks of it, the upcoming installment in the Mad Max franchise has all this and more!
Inception star Tom Hardy is taking over the role of Max Rockatansky – previously played by Mel Gibson in the first three cult classics – and Hardy is teaming up with Charlize Theron who stars as Imperator Furiosa, who apparently has a robotic-hand, according to previously-released stills.
If you're not familiar with the Mad Max series, they take place in the Australian Outback after the world and civilization have crumbled due to several wars over resources and gasoline. Australian director George Miller made the first Mad Max in 1979 for $400,000.
Perhaps the most interesting film that will be getting a preview at this year's Comic Con is George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road considering we pretty much know exactly what we're going to get from all the comic book-based movies teased at the convention. Then again, I guess we sort of know what we're going to get from Mad Max, but there's a big question mark on this one as to just how well it will all turn out after years of production ups and downs. Today, along with new pictures earlier, comes the first poster for the film featuring Tom Hardy as Max Rockatansky, a role was made iconic by Mel Gibson in the original films. Max is a hardened ex-cop in a future beset by gas shortages and marauding gangs. This time around the story is said to the take place a short while after the story »
- Brad Brevet
Last month, a number of new photos from Mad Max: Fury Road debuted in Entertainment Weekly, but today, Warner Bros. has released high-resolution versions of four of these photos, along with a brand new image featuring Tom Hardy hitting the road as Max Rockatansky.
George Miller returns to direct the fourth installment of his beloved franchise, which includes Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. The story follows Max as he seeks solace in this post-apocalyptic wasteland following the death of his wife and daughter. Charlize Theron, who is also featured in the new images, stars as Imperator Furiosa, who is trying to reach her childhood home in order to survive. Take a look at these new images below, and stay tuned for more details from Comic-Con 2014, where the adventure will be a part of Warner Bros.' Saturday panel in Hall H.
Directed by Joon-ho Bong
Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.
Critics spend a lot of time dissecting what is going right (or more likely) wrong with a particular genre. As if there is some magic formula to filmmaking that anyone could adhere to and create something magical. Movies can’t be constructed like an erector set or drafted from a blueprint and built. Movies work or don’t work because of a number of factors and in this day and age where computers can generate fantastic worlds and impossible images it’s very rarely technical reasons that a summer action film does or doesn’t work. »
- Anghus Houvouras
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