The Summer Movies Of 2015: What Worked and What Didn't

Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. The 2015 season produced some notable surprises (Mad Max) along with… »8/25/15 4:37pm8/25/15 4:37pm

Mad Max: Fury Road without the special effects is still awesome

Most movies, especially big blockbuster action movies, look embarrassingly awkward when you strip away the CGI and special effects and expose it in real life. It’s because so much is fake these days! Not Mad Max: Fury Road though. That movie’s action sequences still look so bad ass in real life. Check it out. »6/06/15 3:49am6/06/15 3:49am

Mad Max: Fury Road Is An Astonishing Work Of Art

You don’t realize just how crappy most action movies are, until you see something like Mad Max: Fury Road — a movie in which there are no “action scenes” because the action pretty much never stops. And the film’s constant sense of violent motion is in the service of incredible imagery and transcendant moments. »5/15/15 11:08am5/15/15 11:08am

How The Man Behind The Machines Of Mad Max Put A Hellscape On Wheels

“Make it cool or I’ll kill you.” That’s what director George Miller told Colin Gibson, the production designer responsible for all the cars in Mad Max: Fury Road. Gibson did one better: he made every single one of them functional, because the desert doesn’t suffer mechanical fools lightly and CGI is bullshit.
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Holy crap, the new Mad Max looks absolutely amazing

I don't know if the new Mad Max: Fury Road is going to be good or bad. All I know is that the trailer is pure eye candy made of real brutal stunts, crazy camerawork, and a varnish of pitch-perfect digital effects. It really looks amazing. I think I'm ready for yet another 80s revival film, despite the lack of Tina… »7/28/14 9:59pm7/28/14 9:59pm

The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2014!


Every year, people spend thousands of dollars to journey to the motherlode of geeky pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And every year, entertainment companies do their utmost to generate excitement about their upcoming spectacles. But who gained buzz, and who lost it? Here's our list of the biggest winners and losers… »7/28/14 4:59pm7/28/14 4:59pm