Mad Max Fury Road/Road Warrior Trailer Mash-up

This is a nice exercise in film editing, and in comparing the new Mad Max movie to its predecessors. Youtube user Mad Max Dedication uses footage from Mad Max II that matches footage in the Fury Road teaser from ComicCon to make a trailer for The Road Warrior that looks really great. » 12/19/14 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

Who's The Most Versatile Creator In Science Fiction And Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy are huge, diverse genres. They include a million different styles, tones and types of storytelling. And a few especially talented or adventurous individuals have managed to explore a lot of different approaches to science fiction and fantasy in their careers. But who's the most versatile… » 8/15/14 2:00pm 8/15/14 2:00pm

Get A First Look at Fantastic Four's Thing and Once Upon a Time's Elsa!

And there are new photos from Jurassic World, Gotham, and Mad Max. Joss Whedon explains why he wanted Avengers 2 to be "harder" to make. James Gunn reveals more details about Guardians of the Galaxy 2. And a ton of info about the two teachers joining the new Doctor on Doctor Who. Spoilers now! » 8/01/14 6:00am 8/01/14 6:00am

Reminder: There's Going To Be a Mad Max Game, Too

One of the biggest hits at this year's Comic-Con International was the fresh look at Mad Max: Fury Road, the new take on George Miller's classic dystopian opus. With all the buzz around the new trailer, it's a good time to remind ourselves that there's going to be a game set in the same grungy future wasteland. » 7/29/14 5:18pm 7/29/14 5:18pm

Here's the First Mad Max Trailer, and It Will Make You a Believer

Now you can see first Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, unveiled yesterday at Comic-Con, with your own eyes. It's full of gorgeous deserts, blooming smoke bombs the color of bruises, and a giant dust storm that looms over the landscape like a terrestrial tsunami. Dystopia has never looked so desolate and fascinating. » 7/27/14 10:37am 7/27/14 10:37am

First Mad Max Clips Are Brutal. Does Max Actually Get Broken This Time?

The original Mad Max trilogy put Max Rockatansky through the wringer, to the point where his sanity was hanging by a thread. But after seeing a whole lot of footage from Mad Max: Fury Road, we're not sure there's any way Max can actually hold it together this time. This film looks just crazy. » 7/26/14 11:21am 7/26/14 11:21am

Pictures of a New Doctor Who Character Reveal the Return of an Old Foe!

James Gunn shoots down every possible Nova rumor for Guardians of the Galaxy and shares a photo of Yondu. The Star Trek 3 writers talk about how they hope to honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Mad Max is going to be dialogue-light. And Mark Ruffalo shares his thoughts about Planet Hulk. Spoilers now! » 7/01/14 6:00am 7/01/14 6:00am

Is Another Surprising Game Of Thrones Character Marked For Death?

Don't expect to see Miles Morales take over as the movie Spider-Man, ever. There's an unsubstantiated rumor about the title of Star Wars: Episode VII. Early reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road are ridiculously upbeat. Plus, Andy Serkis is advising on the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spoilers now! » 5/02/14 6:00am 5/02/14 6:00am

10 Influential Movies (Where Everybody Copied the Wrong Thing)

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that changes everything. A film that rewrites the rules and influences a generation of film-makers. But all too often, the people who imitate these ground-breaking movies miss the point. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies from which everybody copied the wrong… » 8/20/13 10:14am 8/20/13 10:14am

Star Wars meets Mad Max in the new awesome toyline you'll never own

Patton Oswalt has cooler toys than you. That's because the actor/comedian can commission them directly from action figure customizer Sillof, maker of Steampunk Justice League, Samurai Star Wars, and many, many more. Oswalt commissioned a "Star Wars meets the Road Warrior" line, and Sillof did not disappoint. » 7/23/13 3:20pm 7/23/13 3:20pm

Why do post-apocalyptic people dress like morons?

One note before I open up this week's mailbag: As last week's "PA" revealed, I am not infallible. I don't know why you would think so, given that I'm a fictional fake postman. I know a lot of junk, but I think I know more than I do, so I rely on you attractive readers to "augment" my answers in the comments. The fake… » 7/03/13 8:00am 7/03/13 8:00am

The New Mad Max Game Will Be Vast, Violent and Not Sound Australian

I detected nary an Australian accent from the characters in the new Mad Max game that made its surprise debut at E3 earlier this week. There will be no Australian voices, one of the game's creators told me. OK. At least Max's steering wheel's on the right. What else have they got here? » 6/26/13 11:30am 6/26/13 11:30am

The Just Cause Guys Are Making A Mad Max Game

Avalanche Studios, the developers of the Just Cause series, are making a Mad Max game. We don't know much about it, since only a short clip and logo was shown, but if you remember a few months back some blurry teaser images were shown which suggest the game is basically a post-apocalyptic Just Cause. With Australians. » 6/11/13 6:13pm 6/11/13 6:13pm