There are certainly some impressive vehicles on display in Mad Max: Fury Road, and now Lego builder Will has taken three of those – Furiosa’s War Rig, Immortan Joe’s Gigahorse, and the Doof Wagon – and given them an equally impressive Lego makeover! Check them out here, via Kotaku…
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See Also: Read our reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road here and here
Mad Max: Fury Road is out now, with a cast that includes Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Charlize Theron (Prometheus), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max), Nathan Jones (Conan the Barbarian), Zoë Kravitz (X-Men: First Class), Riley Keough (Magic Mike), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Josh Helman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Jennifer Hagan (Jack) and newcomers Abbey Lee Kershaw and Courtney Eaton.
- Gary Collinson
Based on a best-selling novel by Andy Weir, and helmed by director Ridley Scott, the cast includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.
The film will be released in 3D on November 25, 2015.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, »
- Michelle McCue
If you loved Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, you’ll be happy to know that we’re getting another Ridley Scott sci-fi movie before the end of this year. On the other hand, if you weren’t a fan of Prometheus, you’ll be happy to know that the movie in question is not a Prometheus sequel. The Martian is based […] »
Franchise fatigue? Not for Ethan Hunt. Despite the fact Rogue Nation isn’t due to hit theaters until July 31 – bumped from its initial Christmas release – Paramount is allegedly pushing ahead with Mission: Impossible 6.
That’s according to Tracking Board, who published a report stating that the studio is already drafting up ideas for another installment in the spy series, likely bringing back the likes of Tom Cruise et al. for another globe-trotting mission. TB continues to note that Cruise will once again produce the as-yet-unconfirmed sequel, reuniting with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions.
Mind you, it’s worth taking this tidbit with a grain of salt – and even holding that for a closer inspection, too – considering that Tracking Board doesn’t divulge much in terms of concrete details. Nevertheless, ever since Brad Bird’s Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible as a franchise has been on the up and up, »
- Michael Briers
We're at a weird place in Hollywood history, one where an original idea, executed by some of the industry's most successful writers and directors, and starring an A-list leading man, is considered an almost foolish risk -- especially in a summer season marked by blockbuster sequels that are considered safe by comparison. So it is with "Tomorrowland," Disney's big question mark of a Memorial Day weekend movie.
It was actually easier to predict how the reboot of a 33-year-old horror franchise ("Poltergeist") would open this weekend, or the sequel to a franchise whose last installment came out 30 years ago ("Mad Max: Fury Road") would open last weekend, than to guess how "Tomorrowland" would do. Indeed, predictions for "Fury Road" and "Poltergeist" (which opened this weekend with an estimated $23.0 million) were almost exactly on target. "Tomorrowland," however, opened on the low end of expectations, with an estimated $32.2 million through Sunday and »
- Gary Susman
I've grown very cautious when it comes to anticipating anything from Ridley Scott. As much as I found interest and intrigue in Prometheus, Scott just hasn't been hitting on all cylinders for some time now and even I can't argue against Prometheus naysayers and you won't find me making arguments for Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Counselor or Robin Hood. So, as much as I want to get excited about The Martian, I'm keeping my expectations in check. That said, today Empire, People and EW have revealed the first pictures from the upcoming movie based on Andy Weir's 2012 e-book publication that centers on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, Nasa tries to mount a rescue mission. Here's the official plot: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce »
- Brad Brevet
According to The Tracking Board, Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions are already in early development on Mission: Impossible 6, which will see Cruise returning to produce alongside DaviD Ellison, Dana Golberg and J.J. Abrams.
See Also: Watch the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The site reports that “none of the cast members are officially set, but the team ensemble is expected to return, having been on board for the first two installments of the somewhat rebooted new trilogy.”
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is set for release on July 31st, with Christopher McQuarrie directing Cruise alongside fellow franchise veterans Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames and new additions Rebecca Ferguson (Hercules), Sean Harris (Prometheus) and Alec Baldwin »
- Gary Collinson
For those of you who haven’t had the chance to go and watch Tom Hardy wreak havoc in the recent post-apocalyptic epic Mad Max: Fury Road, then you can enjoy a taste of what’s to come in this fan-made trailer. Oh, and to make things a tad more interesting, there is a whole host of Mario Kart references thrown in for good measure.
Up and coming filmmaker Kris Sundberg is responsible for this little gem. The spoof includes a variety of Mario themed elements, including Rainbow Road, bananas, mystery crates and last but far from least, a wide array of Mario and Wario sound effects. Check it out below!
See Also: Read our reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road here and here
- Alfie Nobes
— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) May 23, 2015
Certainly, in the more than 400 years since its first publication, it has been one of the most frequently adapted; revived regularly on stage and re-envisioned time and again in the age of cinema and television.
In his review, Guy Lodge (Variety) praises the director’s “thrillingly elemental new adaptation. Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, it’s a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period.”
- Michelle McCue
Review by Dana Jung
Of all the “lands” at Disneyland/Disney World (the others are Frontierland, Adventureland, and Fantasyland in case you’ve forgotten), Tomorrowland holds the most promise to an impressionable youth. With visions of Buck Rogers rayguns and Jetsons flying machines, the park promises more than it delivers, with its slow “people-movers” and static displays of smart homes and fashions of the future. Except for Space Mountain—a truly incredible roller coaster ride—this park is at once the most visually stimulating, and the most unexciting. The new film Tomorrowland shares some of these qualities, but is the end result a wild coaster ride of a popcorn movie, or a rehash of stale ideas about a utopian future?
Britt Robertson (Under The Dome, The Longest Ride) plays Casey, a smart and capable teenager living in a single-parent household consisting of her caring father (Tim McGraw) and not-so-annoying little brother (Pierce Gagnon, »
- Movie Geeks
The series, based loosely on a series of books by Max Allen Collins, centers on the titular Marine marksman (played by Prometheus‘ Logan Marshall-Green) who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 only to find himself shunned and demonized. Disillusioned, the vet is quickly recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption along the Mississippi River.
Dowd will play loving, accepting southern momma Naomi — a big-hearted »
Marc Streitenfeld — the composer of “Prometheus,” “American Gangster” and the upcoming “Poltergeist” — can trace his musical roots back to a 19th-century troubadour whose family was executed after he wrote a song mocking the emperor of Germany.
“Which is funny, you know?” he says, laughing in his spacious, comfortable Venice, Calif., studio just days after completing the mix for the “Poltergeist” soundtrack. “That’s the only family musical connection I can find.”
It must have been enough.
The 40-year-old German native has joined the ranks of billion-dollar composers with five films for director Ridley Scott, including “Gangster” and “Prometheus,” and four more for other directors including “The Grey,” “Killing Them Softly” and “After the Fall.” He’s now scoring the series “Hand of God” for Amazon.
It seems like a meteoric rise, considering he’s only been composing for nine years. But this ex-guitarist has been working in various capacities in »
- Jon Burlingame
I'm quite certain you could lop off the first 20-30 minutes of Tomorrowland and never notice. Then again, the same could probably be said for the final 80-90 minutes. There is little to no point to this movie other than to throw a plastic-wrapped vision of imagination and invention alongside a ham-fisted environmental message down our throats with all the subtlety of James Cameron's Avatar, but Cameron had the good sense to at least develop a story around his preaching whereas Tomorrowland beats around the bush until finally allowing Hugh Laurie to belt out his sermon before delivering the film's ultimate finale with a big dull thud. Director Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Ratatouille), who co-wrote the film's screenplay with Damon Lindelof ("Lost", Prometheus), spends nearly a quarter of the film's running time introducing us to the young inventor Frank Walker (Thomas Robinson). Frank has built a »
- Brad Brevet
Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" has already screened for critics and has received decidedly mixed reviews so far. Criticisms have been targeted at the film's problematic structure with both beloved filmmaker Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof coming under fire.
Lindelof of course has become something of a whipping boy in the geek/fanboy community for his work on "Lost," "Prometheus" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" which themselves received mixed reviews and were criticised for their scripts. In a new interview with Vulture though, Lindelof effectively dismisses any criticism that has been or will be thrown at the film by geeks suggesting that they will enjoy it but won't be able to admit it in order to score brownie points with their peers:
"There's this great thing in all of us where we want to hope, we want to believe. But then what happens? We saw that hope with Obama's first election … and then, »
- Garth Franklin
This Friday sees the release of Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, which was also written with Damon Lindelof. The writer of Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus has had more than his fair share of criticism over the years and while Tomorrowland looks to focus on a great, big, beautiful tomorrow, Lindelof and George Clooney wouldn't be too surprised if audiences don't take to it. Damon Lindelof on fanboy cynicism: There's this great thing in all of us where we want to hope, we want to believe. »
- Sean Wist
The Mad Max franchise returned to the big screen after a thirty year absence this past weekend with the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, marking the end of a fifteen year plus journey for director George Miller, who originally started developing the film back in the late 90s.
Having originally planned to shoot the film with Mel Gibson in 2003 before security concerns over its shoot in Namibia put the breaks on the project, Miller started giving consideration to recasting his franchise lead in 2006, and he’s revealed to The Daily Beast (via The Playlist) that he was actively pursuing the late Heath Ledger for the role.
“Every time Heath [Ledger] would come through Sydney, he’d call in and we’d chat about Max. He had that same »
- Gary Collinson
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.
Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:
“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”
Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »
- Oli Davis
The actor stars alongside Britt Robertson as they embark on an adventure into Tomorrowland, a world that exists somewhere within our collective memories, bridging time and space. Co-starring Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, and Kathryn Hahn, the movie blends fantasy and sci-fi into a classic tale of adventure.
Directed by Brad Bird (Ratatouille), the fantasy film comes to us from the mind of Damon Lindelof, the former “Lost” writer who co-penned the Tomorrowland screenplay with Bird. Lindelof is no stranger to the world of sci-fi having previously crafted the screenplays for World War Z, Prometheus, and Star Trek: Into Darkness, however, this is his first dive into more family-friendly fare.
Cineplex caught up with Lindelof to talk about his vision of the future and how he views Tomorrowland. Watch the interview »
- Rachel West
To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).
While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:
“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”
The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »
- Oli Davis
The Flickering Myth Podcast has a lovely day…
It may not have out-sung Pitch Perfect 2 (despite having a flaming guitar man), but Mad Max: Fury Road has wowed critics around the world with a slew of five star reviews (including our own Scott Davis). But was it really any good?
On today’s episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Luke, Rohan and Scott sit down to discuss Mad Max: Fury Road with thoughts, feelings and opinions on George Miller’s blockbuster reboot to his own franchise. With Rohan praising Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior as one of the finest action movies ever made, can this fourth installment live up to his rather high expectations?
Spoiler: no, it can’t.
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- Luke Owen
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