Mad Max: Fury Road

“What a day! What a lovely day!"

In case you haven’t heard, everybody seems to be talking about “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Whether they’re talking about the silly fan theories about who Tom Hardy really is playing in this film, or the ‘meninist’ groups telling people to avoid it because of its feminist agenda, or everyone else talking about the amazing action film that George Miller gave us, it certainly seems to be on people’s minds. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we finish up our Mad Max series with Miller’s latest entry, and our favorite, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Andy gets to brag about seeing it in D-Box, while both discuss how the 3D worked overall. We talk about the world building that Miller does in this film and why it works so well. We chat about Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa and Tom Hardy as Max, discussing what works — and may not work — in their roles. We discuss some of the people behind the scenes and what they bring to the table — John Seale the DP, production designer Colin Gibson, Guy Norris the action unit director and supervising stunt coordinator and Margaret Sixel, the editor. And we stew on how this fits into the storyline with the first three films. It’s a fantastic action film, likely one that will be oft repeated, and we have a great time talking about it. Tune in!

Film Sundries

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Trailers of the Week

Andy’s Trailer: Into the Grizzly Maze — “Okay, so I’m not really going to watch this movie. Well, maybe I will if I’m laying in bed sick and have nothing better to do, but it likely won’t be something I seek out. But it’s definitely worth watching the trailer and talking about. Why is James Marsden in this movie? And Billy Bob Thornton? Makes you wonder…"

Pete’s Trailer: Cooties — “What looks like a wonderfully irreverent take on both zombies and kids movies, I’ll take it. I don’t care if it’s creeping in at 56% on RT. I don’t care if critics are calling it weak but enthusiastic. I want to see an army of zombie fourth graders in action, and it will be mine."