George Miller

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For years we’ve talked about the massive documentary project that was chronicling the production and combustion of the Superman movie that was to be directed by Tim Burton and starring Nicolas Cage. The end result of those efforts, The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, will be available on VOD this coming July. Along with Jodorowsky’s Dune, which chronicled Alejandro Jodorowsky’s attempt to make a version of Frank Herbert’s Dune in the 70s, there seems to be a trend of making documentaries about movies that never happened. But two films don’t make a trend, so how about three? Straight out of Australia comes word that a new doc is in development, this time the subject is George Miller‘s abandoned Justice League movie Mortal. (more…)

George Miller Reveals Title of Next Mad Max Movie

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Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller has been a busy guy as of late. Critics and moviegoers alike are going crazy for Mad Max, and the film has caused a frenzy in the world of social media. After just joining Twitter yesterday, Miller’s very first tweet promised us “more Max to come” which surely means a sequel. Ideas for such have supposedly been in the works for a while now, although details have changed a bit when it comes to the title. (more…)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ …Awesome.

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Not that it needs it, but I’m going to add my accolades to the reception of Mad Max: Fury Road. This. Is. Awesome. Although we’re mostly right to decry the seemingly endless circle of reboots, remodels and sequels that Hollywood inundates us with, Fury Road says that you can make something that feels familiar, but fresh and engaging and endlessly exhilarating at the same time. Just when you think that director George Miller outdoes himself, he outdoes himself again with seemingly endless action, no exposition, and a baroque sense of art direction. This is a huge summer movie in all the best possible ways. A victory for simplicity of purpose and flawlessness in execution. (more…)

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It’s important to remember the past, if only not to repeat its mistakes. Director George Miller remembers, just like Pepperidge Farms. His latest exploration of the apocalyptic world he created back in 1990, Mad Max: Fury Road released a fabulous trailer today that pays homage to those glorious days of yesteryear, and gets us all pumped up for what’s coming to theater screens on May 15th. (more…)

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice has been in production for so long that its felt like waiting for Itchy & Scratchy to get to the fireworks factory waiting to see a trailer. Some lucky buggers got approriately teased last summer at San Diego Comic Con, but unless you like grainy videos shot at weird angles and with muffled sound, not even the bootlegs suffice. No big deal, you may say, the release of the movie is still a long way off, right? Well what if I told you that the release of Batman V. Superman is now less than a year away? It’s true, and now we’re getting news that the first look at the epic showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel maybe coming soon to a theater (and computer) near you. (more…)

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If you weren’t sold by the first trailer then this second one has to seal the deal. Tom Hardy is Mad Max in a world in which he isn’t sure who is crazier, everyone else, or himself. I for one think it is Mad Max: Fury Road‘s director George Miller who’s the craziest of all. This looks non-stop crazy so far. Unless that entire chase scene has been seen in these trailers, which I highly doubt, I can’t wait to see the full smashing, insane scene in its entirety. (more…)

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After decades of development, we’re finally seeing the next chapter in George Miller‘s Mad Max saga. Months after the reveal of the teaser trailer at this years San Diego Comic-Con comes the first full two and a half face melting minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road in the form of a full theatrical trailer. In Millers own words, the movie is a “a western on wheels” and a “105 minute car chase” and this trailer solidifies that (ok, maybe I don’t see the ‘western’ aspect just yet but I am sure it’s in there. Somewhere.) It’s bombastic, sweeping, epic. It’s everything that Miller gave us in The Road Warrior (or Mad Max 2 depending on where you live,) doubled, doused in gasoline, set on fire and pushed off a cliff while some dude dressed like he failed his GWAR audition cackles maniacally.

It’s safe to say that this is a highly anticipated movie (personally I’ve been waiting for it after the first 10 minutes of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, seriously. what the crap was with that movie? Why was he walking everywhere? What the hell was up with the kids from Peter Pan in the cave… Why is everyone talking so much and not impaled on the grill of a semi-hauler with spikes welded on to it?)

The trailer does a great job of upping that anticipation. Check it out. (more…)

SDCC14: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Revealed

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George Miller’s Justice League fell apart and he’s spent the majority of the last three decades working on dramas and kids films (to much acclaim, I might add), so when it was announced that he would return to the Max Max franchise that had sat rotting in the dessert since 1985, a little bit of doubt crept in. Could Miller re-find the magic after so much time away from the dessert wasteland? Could he sell Mad Max to a new audience that has grown accustomed to violent post-apocalyptic tales and would the old audience reject a continuation of the franchise without Mel Gibson?

After watching the official teaser trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road (embedded below), some of those questions are still without an answer (and new ones are posed, like might this be over the top?), but with regard to those worries about Miller, one thing is clear: never doubt a genius.  (more…)