4 items from 2015
When the final trailer for “Mad Max: Fury Road” dropped back in April, I questioned if George Miller was secretly giving audiences a feminist action movie. There’s nothing secret about it. “Fury Road” is two hours of high octane action that is also a giant middle finger to every sexist action movie trope that has come before it. From the moment Imperator Furiosa takes a hard left into the desert to the second the end credits rolls, Miller is not interested in the status quo whether it comes to stunts, storytelling, or stereotypes. It is the most subversive action blockbuster in existence and it is glorious. Warning: Massive Spoilers For “Mad Max: Fury Road” Below. #1. It’s a story about escaping sexual slavery with zero sex in it. Image Credit: Warner Bros. I’ll be honest. When I first heard the plot of “Fury Road” involved five women escaping »
- Donna Dickens
Updated on Apr. 6, 2015 at 3:06 p.m.: A 20th Century Fox spokesman has told TheWrap that despite PETA’s claims, “rodeos” are not depicted in the “The Longest Ride,” but rather Professional Bull Riding is. Any scenes involving animals were overseen by the American Humane Association. Previously: While audiences will be crying during the premiere of Hollywood’s latest heart-tugging Nicholas Sparks adaptation, “The Longest Ride,” PETA will be crying out against animal cruelty at rodeos. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to line up outside the Tcl Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. at 5:30 p.m. »
- Greg Gilman
Director: David Ayer
Running Time: 134 Minutes
With the films End Of Watch, Sabotage and the Academy Award-winning Training Day (Dark Blue, Street Kings and Harsh Times also noted), David Ayer has crafted a series of brilliantly layered, American crime-themed, impactful street warfare flicks, intent on shocking and running its viewer through the proverbial mill. Employing a gung-ho, significantly unique shooting style with his directorial efforts, Ayer also makes us sit up and take note with underlying political messages combined with streams of in-your-face bloody movie violence. It is no surprise that the filmmaker has chosen to focus his attention on Fury, an action-drama set during the »
- Paul Heath
During a recent episode of Fox & Friends, host Steve Doocy gave a platform to Penny Young Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America, to reveal why she is very concerned this week: "Are movies like the Disney smash-hit about an ice queen and her sister empowering our girls by turning our men into fools and villains?"
News: No one loves ‘Frozen’ more than this adorable dancing baby!
If it doesn’t seem like we’re taking the so-called “Frozen Effect” seriously, it’s just because we’re not.
But here’s what Penny Young Nance has to say anyway, because why not? “Hollywood in general has often sent the message that men are stupid, in the way »
4 items from 2015
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