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Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cast In Mad Max Prequel

The Mad Max: Fury Road prequel focusing on Charlize Theron’s Furiosa is moving forward quickly at Warner Bros. as the studio and director George Miller have cast Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in starring roles. Anya Taylor-Joy, known for Witch, Split, Glass, and New Mutants, will play Furiosa as the flick will …

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2016 Oscars Results, Recap & Opinions

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Holy Oscar Fallout 2016!

By Lawrence Napoli

(Editor’s note: the article was written live as the Oscars happened)

 

As the red carpet nonsense starts to simmer down, I’m thinking about a couple of things.  First, is it beyond a foregone conclusion that Leo takes home his first Oscar?  It does seem it would take an act of God to prevent this from occurring seeing how he has as much hype to win as any other “favored” star in the past.  Second, what is Chris Rock going to do or say: Is he going to play it safe – corporate and PC – or is he going to set the show on fire?  Third, what kind of surprises are we going to experience during the show (please let there be an appearance by Deadpool)?  I hope the show producers do more than simply speed things along, but find an entertaining twist without using musical interludes as a crutch.  Fourth, will there be more disdain for the rise of comic book/special effect driven adventure films, or will there be a deeper appreciation for the ones that really pull out all the stops?  Blockbusters deliver the magical spectacle to audiences as well as any other heavy handed drama.  I understand the argument for over-saturation, but purists should shut their mouths when it comes to scoffing at and mocking these films.  There’s nothing wrong with bringing more attention to smaller, indie productions that have bare bones budgets and make their films as much about “the art” as possible, but make no mistake, The Academy Awards is a show that is much more about money and politics in Hollywood and studios that own winners have big pay days to cash in on.  We’ll leave post show analysis to the end and hopefully we will be treated to a good one; on with the show.

[Side note: Holy crap!  It’s Louis Gossett Jr. prior to the show! He had a great message regarding diversity that was short, sweet and poignant and probably going to be ignored by the majority of people on the planet.]

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Opening Monologue by Chris Rock: All race; all the time.  Major props go out to Chris for not shying away from the issue and going straight for the jugular and never letting it settle for the entire speech.  He had a great observation regarding the racism of Hollywood as “Sorority Racism.”  Sure we like you, but you’re not a Kappa.  This is perhaps the most accurate description of Hollywood racism (and let’s be honest, Corporate racism) and you’ll probably be hearing this repeated on social media, but probably not the mainstream.  He may have gone a bit far with that bit regarding the “In Memoriam” sequence of black people being shot on their way to the Oscars, though.  Let’s just say that Ellen would have about zero percent chance at addressing the elephant in the room, but Chris Rock was pretty calm and collected the whole time, and he kept at it and didn’t give it a chance to dissipate.  

Really Charlize, writers are the backbone of the industry?  Two words: my ass (also written by a writer).  If that were really true, they’d be getting paid much more and we’d be getting higher quality stories. 

Best Original Screenplay:  SpotlightTom McCarthy and Josh Singer are our first candidates to ignore the thank you scroll at the bottom of the screen who get played off stage cutting off their speeches. 

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Best Adapted Screenplay: (Good awkward comedy between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling) The Big ShortAdam McKay and Charles Randolph also get played off stage by the orchestra.  I predict that the Academy will attempt to damage control the lack of diversity among its nominees by putting corporate big money in as much bad light as possible.  This means that The Big Short will probably win best picture.

Oh My.  Chris Rock certainly has the racism angle playing strong with the “funny” media promos featuring black people that didn’t make the cut for The Martian, The Danish Girl and Joy with help from Whoopi Goldberg and Tracy Morgan.

Sarah Silverman making fun of James Bond.  One word: Yikes!

Sam Smith performing “The Writing’s on the Wal”l theme from Spectre was nice, but certainly not an example of his best vocal work live or recorded.  I felt he forced it a little bit as opposed to being smooth and legato.

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl.  Seeing her performance in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. didn’t exactly pave the way for her victory here.  The effort she made in Ex Machina was certainly more telling.  Ultimately, it was a great performance in a period piece for a British actress that brought home the gold for this relative newcomer.  Well done Alicia.  2015 was an incredibly busy year for you.   

Best Costume Design:  Jenny Beavan for Mad Max: Fury Road.  WOW!  This was a legitimate surprise for me.  Usually this award goes directly to one of the annual period pieces, but to go to an action film was pretty bold. 

Best Production Design: Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson for Mad Max: Fury Road.  

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The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) present for best makeup.  Appropriate.

Best Makeup: Vanderwalt, Wardega and Martin for Mad Max: Fury Road.  They probably should have seated these folks a bit closer to the stage than the nosebleeds.

Best Cinematography:  Emmanuel Lubezki forThe Revenant.  There was never any doubt.  No film in 2015 did more with its framing than this.  The cinematography made the harsh environment of this film as imposing a character as any other in this story.

Best Film Editing:  Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road.  The George Miller juggernaut continues to roll, and it’s only picking up steam.  Thank you again orchestra for another awkward play off.

[Black History Month Presentation thanking Jack Black for his contributions was a tactical jab at Will Smith for his personal boycott of the Oscars.  This being the second moment Chris Rock put the finger on the Smith household is more than likely going to start a Twitter war.  The Smith’s are likely to be righteously pissed come the morning.]

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Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Captain America (Chris Evans) present Best Sound Editing: which goes to Mark Mangini and David White for Mad Max: Fury Road.  Ah, cursing blotted out by the satellite delay.  Well done sound editors!  More love for George Miller!

Best Sound Mixing:  Jenkins, Rudloff and Osmo for Mad Max: Fury Road.  Thanks to Australians!  I’m starting to get upset with the show’s director and orchestra for not giving the film production nerds a chance to say anything.

Best Visual Effects:  Whitehurst, Norris, Adington and Bennett for Ex Machina.  Hey, let’s give it up for a film not named Mad Max: Fury Road for winning something in a while.  I don’t mind the extra kick to the groin The Force Awakens gets for its continued snubbing for the tech categories.  Star Wars doesn’t need awards as cash is king in this business, and Episode 7 has plenty last I checked.

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[C-3P0, R2-D2 and BB-8 make an appearance to give some love to John Williams.  Sorry guys, you still haven’t won anything tonight.]  

[Chris Rock fleecing his daughters to sell Girl Scout cookies continues the strange live interaction with the audience moment recent Oscar shows have adopted.] 

Best Animated Short:  Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala forBear Story.  First Oscar for the country of Chile, well done folks!

Best Animated Feature Film:  Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera for Inside Out.  Once again, the winner for the Disney/Pixar category is another Disney/Pixar film.  Yawn.

[Kevin Hart bringing more attention to Chris Rock’s agenda and even more cursing blotted out by the satellite delay.]

Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies.  Well, a Steven Spielberg film had to go home with something, even if it’s another period piece, even if it’s using another backdrop for war.  No disrespect for Mr. Rylance, but this was a disappointment for me as I felt that either Christian Bale or Mark Ruffalo had this one in the bag.  Oh well.   

Best Documentary Short Film:  Louis C.K. found a way to lighten up an otherwise dull presentation due to its heavy subject matter.  I agree that this award can genuinely change the lives for the winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Documentary Feature:  Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees for Amy.  Not a surprise here.  Amy was critically acclaimed at every turn and in every film festival it was presented in.  This was the equivalent of a Michael Moore documentary competing against the field.

A nice speech made by the president of the Academy regarding a more positive angle on the race issue in Hollywood, but despite the total combined political power in the entire auditorium, I feel this speech needs to be shared with the CEO’s and board of directors of every major studio and media conglomerate because they are the true gatekeepers.

In Memoriam was, once again, a classy remembrance of talented stars gone, but not forgotten.

Best Live Action Short Film:  Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage for Stutterer

Best Foreign Language Film:  Lazlo Nemes for Son of Saul

Best Original Score:  Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight.  There was lots of love from Quincy Jones and much love for Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein in Ennio’s speech.  Thank goodness they gave him time to have his short speech translated.

Best Original Song:  Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for Spectre – The Writing’s on the Wall.  Well, if they gave one to Adele for doing a James Bond theme song they have to give one to Sam Smith for doing the same.  Was anyone surprised here?  Seriously, anyone?

Best Director:  Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant.  Why was J.J. presenting for this category when Alejandro won last year.  Oh yeah, because he can’t present it to himself and as soon as I saw J.J., I knew, it was Alejandro’s time once again.  Once again, an awful orchestral playoff to knock out his acceptance speech, but he stuck it through to finish strong despite the distraction.  Stop doing it!

Best Actress:  Brie Larson for Room.  Another actress who had political momentum leading into this evening as well as strong showings in festivals took home the gold.  She actually kept her acceptance speech very short and very sweet. 

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Best Actor:  Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant.  Finally.  It’s been a long time coming for the king of the world.  Leo pulled out all the stops on this one because it was full of raw emotion despite the fact it wasn’t a very talky role.  Pretty excellent as far as acceptance speeches go and whether or not you agree with his politics, you cannot argue with Leo’s sincerity. 

Best Picture:  Spotlight.  Wow.  Holy cow!  No pun intended.  In an evening of politics, the filmmakers here call out Pope Francis. It appears as though the Left has heard the Right in the news these past few months and a ton of crazy rhetoric has not gone un-countered.  Hollywood drew its line in the sand regarding race, the environment, the church and the corporate conglomerate.  I’m not so surprised that this film won more than the fact it won with very little build up individually prior to this evening.  With Mad Max taking so many artistic and tech categories, it could have taken the grand prize.  Leo and Alejandro’s wins for two major categories could have done the same.  Everyone (other than the rich) hated Wall Street for the housing market disaster so there was a lot of talk for The Big Short.  Still, congratulations to the victors, and we will soon see the various responses to what has occurred this evening.

In Conclusion:  Another Academy Award show has come and gone and there was a solid mix of expected outcomes as well as surprises.  Chris Rock took early command of the show and kept hammering at the race angle all evening long.  Mad Max: Fury Road was more than a dark horse as the sheer number of categories it won had to have made it the second or third most important film of 2015.  Leo can finally return to his magical mountain of mystical fairy virgins with his golden trophy.  How about that big old goose egg for Star Wars?  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Straight Outta Compton was woefully snubbed because it featured some damn fine acting by a cast of relative newcomers, and it was a very entertaining film overall. 

I will say this in regards to diversity in Hollywood.  Chris Rock made it very clear that more diversity means more roles, opportunities and recognition for black actors.  Well, it really means more than that because the Oscars aren’t the BET awards that he invited everyone in the audience to attend next year.  Yes, Hollywood IS “Sorority Racist,” but it needs equally strong recognition for Asians, Hispanics and far more cultures and ethnicities, too.  As I said earlier in this overview, the studio heads need to lead on this issue.  Unfortunately, IF the rumor is true regarding Hollywood coveting the Chinese market over all others, and IF the rumor is true that Chinese audiences don’t want to see black people in films they see, then no amount of socially responsible discussions and debates is going to amount to a hill of beans because white, yellow or black are colors that are irrelevant when compared to the color of green.

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2016 Oscars Nominees

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Check out the list of nominees for th 2016 Oscars, which airs February 28th on ABC hosted by Chris Rock.

 

PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

 
 

ACTOR

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael FassbenderSteve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

 

ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

 

DIRECTOR

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

 

FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

 

ANIMATED FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Earned It, from Fifty Shades of Gray

Manta Ray, from Racing Extinction

Simple Song #3, from Youth

Til It Happens to You, from The Hunting Ground

Writing’s on the Wall, from Spectre

 

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

 

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

 

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

The Girl on the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia

Mustang, France

Son of Saul, Hungary

Theeb, Jordan

A War, Denmark

 

ANIMATED SHORT

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

 

LIVE ACTION SHORT

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Stutterer

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Watch: Tom Hardy Wants To Return As Bane & Drown Batman & Superman

Tom Hardy who played Bane for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises and was up to play Rick Flag in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is asked by MTV if he would like to return to the DC Universe.

Check out the above video for Hardy’s response, but he does state he would like to return to the DC Universe as Bane, and he also says he would like to hold Batman and Superman’s head under the water.

Regarding Tom Hardy’s future with the DC Universe, he is involved with the 100 Bullets Vertigo adaptation, but more than likely that will be set outside DC’s superhero universe.

Any ideas what roles could be good for Hardy? While not DC, after watching Hardy in Warrior, I kind of pictured him maybe as Wolverine.

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Mad Max Getting IMAX 3D Re-Release


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Mad Max: Fury Road is getting re-released in IMAX 3D theaters for one week only starting on September 11th.

IMAX released the following poster with the news.

Mad Max: Fury Road is directed by George Miller starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The film has netted close to $375 million at the box office on a reported $150 milion budget, with a sequel said to be in the works as well titled “Mad Max: The Wasteland.”

Synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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Mad Max Choose Your Path Interactive Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new interactive trailer for the upcoming Mad Max video game.

The game becomes available September 1st.

The barren landscape stretches out before you, seemingly unending with no signs of life and no relief from the relentless sun. As you navigate your battering ram of a vehicle over the remnants of a long-abandoned highway, you contemplate this existence you call life. There is no mercy in this post-apocalyptic world and no solace — only the instinctual quest for survival and the cold comfort that is vengeance. You’ve become a lone warrior, a reluctant hero, but only because your choices were that or death. The only thing that gives you any hope is the thought of leaving this madness behind and finding peace at last in the storied Plains of Silence. You are Mad Max, and these are the end of times.

Embark on a dangerous journey through the Wasteland that is this post-apocalyptic world on a quest to retrieve your Interceptor, which has been stolen by a deadly gang of marauders. Take on each foe with brutal moves and combos that are your only chance of beating the deranged bandits of the Wasteland. Scavenge the landscape for the scraps you need to craft and upgrade equipment, vehicles and weapons — your lifelines in this unforgiving setting. With the ability to construct the ultimate war vehicle by choosing from dozens of customizable parts and upgrade combinations and arming your vehicle with a slew of deadly weapons, you can annihilate enemy vehicles in dynamic, physics-based vehicular combat. As you explore the vast, open-world environment of the Wasteland, take on unique missions and side quests, eliminate eccentric bandits and battle savage gangs. There’s only one thing to live for now — revenge.

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Gunman Killed During Mad Max Showing In Tennessee

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Almost two weeks after John Russell Houser shot up a movie theater in Lafayette, La., a similar incident has occurred in Antioch, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.

The shooting took place around 2:15 ET at the start of Mad Max: Fury Road at the Carmike Hickory 8 theaters at 901 Bell Road.

Police were able to respond almost immediately, which led to the death of the alleged gunman, said to be a 51-year-old white male, who was armed with gun and a hatchet.

The gunman is said to have used pepper spray throughout the theaters and was wearing a surgical mask, possibly to stop the effects of the pepper spray.

The two immediate responding officers entered through the projection room and engaged the suspect in gunfire. The suspect then attempted to leave through the back door where the SWAT team engaged and fatally wounded him.

The suspect was the only one wounded by gunfire. It’s reported two women were injured from exposure to the pepper spray, and that one man suffered superficial injuries to his shoulder, thought to be from the hatchet.

Two backpacks were also found at the scene, one on the suspect and one left in the theater, with the police stating they weren’t comfortabe with the backpacks, which would be detonated.

It’s reported no victims were transported to the hospital and no one was seen covered in blood.

(via USA Today and WSMV.com)

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Mad Max Gamescom 2015 Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios today released the Mad Max Stronghold Trailer, giving a glimpse into the various fortified garrisons, or strongholds, located throughout the open world of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland.

In the new trailer, Max visits some of the game’s diverse strongholds and encounters a number of intriguing characters, including Jeet, Gutgash, Pink Eye and Deep Friah. In a world where Max faces both his internal and external enemies, these strongholds hold the pieces essential to the puzzle he tries to solve as he prepares to take on merciless Wasteland tyrant, Scrotus.

Featuring deep car customisation, metal-grinding vehicular action, brutal melee combat and a vast desert landscape waiting to be explored, players will be fully immersed into the deadly Mad Max universe like never before.

Mad Max becomes available September 1st.

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Mad Max “Eye of The Storm” Story E3 2015 Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios released the Mad Max “Eye of the Storm” Story Trailer, depicting the merciless Wasteland tyrant Scrotus, who Max must overcome as he attempts to build the ultimate war vehicle and leave the madness of The Wasteland behind.

Mad Max will be released on September 1, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Info:

The barren landscape stretches out before you, seemingly unending with no signs of life and no relief from the relentless sun. As you navigate your battering ram of a vehicle over the remnants of a long-abandoned highway, you contemplate this existence you call life. There is no mercy in this postapocalyptic world and no solace — only the instinctual quest for survival and the cold comfort that is vengeance. You’ve become a lone warrior, a reluctant hero, but only because your choices were that or death. The only thing that gives you any hope is the thought of leaving this madness behind and finding peace at last in the storied Plains of Silence. You are Mad Max, and these are the end of times.

Embark on a dangerous journey through the Wasteland that is this postapocalyptic world on a quest to retrieve your Interceptor, which has been stolen by a deadly gang of marauders. Take on each foe with brutal moves and combos that are your only chance of beating the deranged bandits of the Wasteland. Scavenge the landscape for the scraps you need to craft and upgrade equipment, vehicles and weapons — your lifelines in this unforgiving setting. With the ability to construct the ultimate war vehicle by choosing from dozens of customizable parts and upgrade combinations and arming your vehicle with a slew of deadly weapons, you can annihilate enemy vehicles in dynamic, physics-based vehicular combat. As you explore the vast, open-world environment of the Wasteland, take on unique missions and side quests, eliminate eccentric bandits and battle savage gangs. There’s only one thing to live for now — revenge.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Black & White Coming To Blu-Ray

When Mad Max: Fury Road eventually gets released on Blu-Ray, it will come with a black-and-white version, which looks to be director George Miller’s choice of viewing.

Check out what Miller had to say below (via Slash Film), and above is a fan rendition with the footage changed to black and white.

Mad Max: Fury Road is currently in theaters.

“We spent a lot of time in DI (digital intermediate), and we had a very fine colorist, Eric Whipp. One thing I’ve noticed is that the default position for everyone is to de-saturate post-apocalyptic movies. There’s only two ways to go, make them black and white — the best version of this movie is black and white, but people reserve that for art movies now. The other version is to really go all-out on the color. The usual teal and orange thing? That’s all the colors we had to work with. The desert’s orange and the sky is teal, and we either could de-saturate it, or crank it up, to differentiate the movie. Plus, it can get really tiring watching this dull, de-saturated color, unless you go all the way out and make it black and white.”

A while after this talk, during a post-film reception, I spoke with Miller about his affinity for that black and white version of Fury Road. He said that he has demanded a black and white version of Fury Road for the Blu-ray, and that version of the film will feature an option to hear just the isolated score as the only soundtrack — the purest and most stripped-down version of Fury Road you can imagine.

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Watch: Mad Max: Fury Road Mario Kart Trailer

Check out a cool mash-up trailer above between the new George Miller movie Mad Max: Fury Road and the Mario Kart video game.

Footage from the vehicle chase scenes is used from Mad Max with various sound effects and animations from Mario Kart.

Miller has already let it be known that the sequel is titled Mad Max: The Wasteland, though it hasn’t officially been greenlit.

Mad Max: Fury Road is currently in theaters starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron; the film is currently at $128 million worldwide from a reported $150 million budget.

Mad Max: Fury Road has a whopping 98% critic rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with the audience giving it a 92% approval rating.

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Tom Hardy Wants To Play The Punisher

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With Tom Hardy having to bow out of Suicide Squad due to scheduling issues, perhaps the Bane actor can head to greener pastures over at the direct competition.

While speaking with Collider, Hardy offered he wants to play The Punisher, or even a role for a Splinter Cell movie adaptation of the video game.

I want The Punisher… I want The Punisher, or Splinter Cell, I want something…I don’t know what I want.

Hardy goes on to comment that he may be too short for the role of the Punisher, but offers he still would like to do it.

I’m not big enough to be The Punisher, I’m 5’9” [Laughs].

Frank Castle, I would love it.

After watching Tom Hardy in Warrior, my personal pick is for Hardy to be the new Wolverine as Fox looks to be rebooting the X-Men.

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Tom Hardy Reveals Why He Dropped Out Of Suicide Squad

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When Warner Bros. officially announced the cast of Suicide Squad, Tom Hardy was listed as playing Rick Flag.

However, Hardy eventually bowed out, with Joel Kinnaman coming on board.

Now while talking with Collider, Hardy explains the situation while also mentioning the script, Harley Quinn and The Joker.

“There’s a very practical element as to why I’ve missed out on that foray, which is because Alejandro [G. Inarritu] has overshot by three months in Calgary, so we’ve got to go back out to Patagonia or Alaska to continue shooting The Revenant which has turned into a much bigger beast than we thought, but that also looks exceptional.

Warner Bros. is my home studio and I love them so I was really bummed out. I wanted to work on that and I know the script is really fucking alley and I also know what’s gonna happen with The Joker and Harley Quinn in that; I won’t give away too much…it’s fucking alley. And that whole territory is something that I would certainly—I mean, everybody loves The Joker. Everybodyl oves The Joker. Will Smith is a dope guy, but everybody loves The Joker and that’s gonna, I think, be a very important film for fans.”

Possibly with Hardy not being able to be featured in Suicide Squad, maybe WB will try to stick him in a different role. Any ideas?

Tom Hardy stars in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which is out May 15th; “The Revenant” has a January 8, 2016 release; Suicide Squad” has an August 5, 2016 release.

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Watch: Mad Max: Fury Road “Retaliate” Trailer & Vehicle Pics

Check out a new trailer above for Mad Max: Fury Road with “Retaliate.”

Concept art has also surfaced of the various vehicles in the movie.

Mad Max: Fury Road has a May 15, 2015 release directed by George Miller starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

The Cars of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Watch: Mad Max: Fury Road Legacy Trailer

Watch a cool “Legacy” trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road featuring footage of Mel Gibson from the original movie and new footage from the Tom Hardy film.

Mad Max: Fury Road has a May 15, 2015 release directed by George Miller starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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Watch: Two New Spots For Mad Max: Fury Road & New High-Res Pic

Check out two cool international spots for Mad Max: Fury Road as well as a new high-res image of Charlize Theron.

Mad Max: Fury Road has a May 15, 2015 release directed by George Miller starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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Batman Vs. Superman Trailer Confirmed With Mad Max By Composer Junkie XL

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We now have confirmation that the Batman Vs. Superman trailer will be released with Mad Max: Fury Road, which premiers May 15th.

A composer on the film, Junkie XL, let out a series of tweets confirming the Batman Vs. Superman trailer release.

Junkie XL is composing the Batman score for the movie, with Hans Zimmer scoring the Superman music.

Check out the tweets below.

The Batman Vs. Superman trailer is assumed to be released online around the same time as the debut of Mad Max.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

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Batman Vs. Superman Trailer Said To Be Attached To Mad Max: Fury Road

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Do we finally know when Warner Bros. will be releasing the Batman Vs. Superman trailer?

Now it’s being said the Batman Vs. Superman trailer will be attached to the May 15th release of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Apparently the online chatter is stating WB doesn’t want to release the Batman Vs. Superman trailer while Avengers 2 is showing (plus the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer) and wants to wait a bit until mid-May with Mad Max so they can have the attention soley centered on Batman Vs. Superman.

Per the norm, consider this another rumor as nothing officialy has been announced, but since Mad Max is a WB movie, this has been just about everyone’s guess.

Update: Variety is reporting the Batman Vs. Superman trailer is confirmed for Mad Max.

Watch the Batman vs Superman Comic-Con trailer:

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

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Watch: Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer 3

WB released a new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road as well as a new movie poster.

Mad Max: Fury Road has a May 15, 2015 release directed by George Miller starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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