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 4:34pm8/25/15 4:34pm

This Mad Max/Adventure Time Cartoon Is Shiny and Chrome Beyond Imagining

Hey, remember that bewilderingly awesome Adventure Time and Mad Max: Fury Road mash-up art made by Ryan May? Well, Egor Zghun has taken it into the world of animation, and the results are just as fantastic. Now, if someone would please make an entire shot-for-shot Adventure Time-themed remake of Fury Road, that would… »8/11/15 5:00pm8/11/15 5:00pm

Why The Best Post-Apocalyptic Stories Are Usually Kind Of Silly

What do Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Adventure Time all have in common? They’re three of the best post-apocalyptic narratives we’ve ever seen. And they’re all slightly ludicrous, ranging from outright surrealism to mad social satire. In fact, the best post-apocalyptic storytelling is usually kind of ridiculous. »7/17/15 5:07pm7/17/15 5:07pm

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 3:52pm6/05/15 3:52pm