Which Future Are We Heading Towards: Mad Max Or Star Trek?

“As the 21st century unfolds, science fiction increasingly comes to seem like a realist rather than a speculative genre,” says one essay/book review in the L.A. Review of Books. It’s just one of a few great pieces up at the LARB site right now, about the choice of futures we face: Mad Max versus Star Trek. » 6/25/15 10:43am 6/25/15 10:43am

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. » 6/05/15 3:52pm 6/05/15 3:52pm

What’s Wrong With The Supergirl Trailer? Everything And Nothing.


Greetings my post-apocalyptic pen pals! Full disclosure: We have lost all pen technology in my dark future. However, I do know who the best supervillain on TV is, what Thanos’ evil plan in the MCU is, and more, so it all works out, more or less. Besides, we still have pencils, even if we mostly use them to stab tiny… » 5/21/15 12:42pm 5/21/15 12:42pm

Mad Max's Imperator Furiosa Gets The Unbreakable Theme Song She Deserves

Females are strong as hell, whether they’ve lived most of their lives in a bomb shelter sequestered from humanity or are driving a giant war-rig across the post-apocalyptic wasteland. So it makes sense that someone would modify The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s theme song to suit Fury Road’s star. » 5/20/15 10:22am 5/20/15 10:22am

The New Mad Max Film Is So Feminist My Scrotum Killed Itself

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Guess what’s got my large intestine in a septic knot today, MANmerica? The extreme pussification and dude-slicing feminism that has taken Mad Max: Fury Road—a movie that should have been about two greased up male torsos in a UFC fight on the back of on a loud motorcycle—into a crotch-kicking misandrist fantasy… » 5/18/15 7:30pm 5/18/15 7:30pm

The Explosively Awesome Concept Art Of Mad Max: Fury Road

Max Max: Fury Road is an incredible visual spectacle, in which a beautiful landscape and some incredibly insane vehicles collide in a fireball of pure brilliance. But before it was a work of art, this movie was a collection of eye-popping drawings and paintings. Check out an exclusive look at the concept art of Fury… » 5/18/15 2:11pm 5/18/15 2:11pm

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 8:07am 5/15/15 8:07am

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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