One of this year’s finest films, Mad Max: Fury Road, hits Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD September 1 via Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki won Oscars last year for their towering achievement Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) and, for my money, there’s no better 1-2 punch behind the camera. The trailer to their latest film The Revenant, was recently released.
Though he broke Batman’s back in The Dark Knight Rises as Bane, Tom Hardy admitted he was initially “daunted” upon entering director George Miller’s iconic, post-apocalyptic universe in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Charlize Theron is no stranger to fantastical, futuristic driven narratives (Prometheus), and now she stars in Mad Max: Fury Road as Imperator Furiosa, a leader of a group who bumps into the road warrior himself, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy).
It’s hard to imagine it’s been almost 30 years since Mel Gibson (and Tina Turner) graced the screen in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Director George Miller is back to revisit his fatalistic desert wasteland, this time with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Mad Max: Fury Road is slated for a May 15, 2015 release, and the trailer officially debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Check out the video and images below, and if you have any thoughts on Hardy taking over Mad Max or the return of the franchise (the first installment, Mad Max, came out in 1979), feel free to comment! I haven’t checked out Miller’s trilogy in years, but maybe it’s time to take one more ride with Mel Gibson’s Max before I see Hardy take over the reigns in May.
“The Drop” is a crime drama that’s blessed with a Grade A pedigree. The screenplay was penned by “Mystic River” and “Gone Baby Gone” scribe Dennis Lehane, who based his script on his short story “Animal Rescue.” The film’s director, Michaël R. Rosmak, gained his share of acclaim for the 2011 film “Bullhead.” Coming out September 19th, this Brooklyn set drama stars late actor James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and “Bullhead” actor Matthias Schoenaerts.
Hardy, who will also be seen in the April release “Locke,” plays Bob Saginowski, a sad sack bartender who aids local criminals with their various money drops. His boss and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) was once a feared man in the underworld (at least that’s what he says), and after a robbery compromises their livelihood, Marv dips his feet into shady waters once again.
Gandolfini, best known as a conflicted mob boss on “The Sopranos,” excelled at playing criminals who long for their past glories. He recently inhabited such a role in “Killing Them Softly,” starring as an assassin named Mickey who, after being paid on a corrupt company’s dime, boozes his way to oblivion and fails to get the job done.
“The Drop” trailer portrays Marv as a guy who’s tired of being pushed around, and like Mickey, may is too nostalgic for his own good. Unlike Mickey, Marv is ready for a little action. Since I haven’t read Lehane’s short story, I have no idea how this all plays out.
With talented, top of the line talent, “The Drop” is one of my must see films this year. Seeing Hardy, who critics often liken to a modern day Marlon Brando, mixing it up with Gandolfini is one of the many reasons why “The Drop” should deliver the goods.