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Unimpressed at the Apocalypse: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Mad Max: Fury Road

Dan Persons | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Well, here I am, once again hanging alone around the perimeter while the vast majority of critics and fans are having a veritable orgy of delight over Mad Max: Fury Road. Yes it's a crazy, inventive film. Yes, the action is outsized and breathtaking. And yet my reaction is a resounding, "Meh." How did it come to this?

"What a Lovely Day": The Radical Potential of Mad Max: Fury Road

Michael Darer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

"Who killed the world?" asks Mad Max: Fury Road at various points in its runtime. It's a sweeping question and an essential one for the film's brutal beating heart, but unlike a question such as "who watches the watchmen?" there is very little ambiguity here.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Stop the Presses! A Woman Edits an Action Film

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Margaret Gardiner

"Filmmaking is not for the faint-hearted," asserts South African-born film editor Margaret Sixel. The mother of two boys, Buda (19), and Tige (15), is one of a growing number of women editing the male domain of action films.

The MovieFilm Podcast: On Fury Road With Mad Max!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Brian and I are joined by Paul Shirey, editor-in-chief movie news site for an in-depth conversation about director George Miller's latest, thirty-years-in-the-making Mad Max epic.

'Mad Max' Sequel Already In The Works

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment

The Road Warrior's road will continue. "Mad Max: Fury Road" did so well at the box office during its opening weekend that director George Miller s...

Mad Max and Our Need for Speed

Jon Eig | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Let me start by saying I really liked George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Remember that when I am using it as an example of all that is wrong in the world.

Mad Max: Fury Road Rekindles Sensational Cinema, Yet Makes Me Long for Tank Girl

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

There's a terrific comic-book sensibility to this film, which is high praise for the work of a seventy-year-old man. In contrast to that other George, I feel like this movie -- with its blood, sweat and gears -- is the proper spiritual sequel to the original Star Wars.

Zaki's Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Featuring Tom Hardy in the role that first launched Mel Gibson's star into the stratosphere, Fury Road is a worthy addition to the canon.

Review -- Mad Max: Fury Road

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The original director George Miller has breathed new life into that classic franchise and the result is an absolutely riveting, visually arresting and perfectly acted film that sets up a netherworld where water and gasoline are at a premium, evildoers rule and humanity is down on its luck.

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road -- Taking the Long Way

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Fury Road" is less a sequel than a reimagining of this post-apocalyptic mythology.

Christopher Rosen

Why Mel Gibson Isn't In The New 'Mad Max' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment

Warner Bros. turned a Monday night screening of "The Road Warrior" at the South by Southwest Film Festival into one of the fest's biggest geek attract...

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Miller Spent 40 Years In Congress. How Long Will His Legacy Last Without Him? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

On a balmy Saturday morning in September, George Miller is seated in the backyard of his Martinez, California, home, sipping herbal tea and enjoyi...

Dave Jamieson

Elizabeth Warren Hosts Walmart Workers On Capitol Hill | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As they try to rally support for legislation aimed at improving low-wage jobs, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. George Miller (D...

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFTA Trade Deals

Roger Hickey | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Without touching on the unpopular Fast-Track mechanism necessary to pass these two treaties, Sachs laid out five reasons why, on the substance, they should not be passed or ratified.

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Children don't vote. They rely on us to protect them. The ones who are the most vulnerable, those who are homeless and at risk of being prostituted, need us more than ever.

Dave Jamieson

The Minimum Wage Has Not Been Raised In 5 Years | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For those who fear America is changing too fast, take heart in our minimum wage. It hasn't been going anywhere. As of Thursday, five ...

Obama Administration, Allies Push For Minimum Wage Hike

AP | By TOM RAUM | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez teamed up with the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, to meet Monday wit...

'You Have to Work with A**holes. That's Democracy. We, in Our Wisdom, Elected Them.'

Carl Pope | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

My annual calendar has two special days, each celebrating a special form of courage. Both, environmentally appropriately, are in the spring. The kind of to attack when it is easy to stand-pat is the theme of the annual June Solidarity PAC lunch.

Should Colleges Get Money From Banks To Steer Students Into Bank Accounts?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.23.2014 | College

A group of lawmakers in both the House and the Senate presented legislation Thursday to prevent financial institutions from paying colleges and univer...

Joy Resmovits

Sweeping New Bill Seeks To Help Students With Disabilities, But It May Not Go Far Enough | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The bipartisan overhaul of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act trumpeted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday includes provisions aimed to help stud...

Joy Resmovits

Here's One Thing The House Of Representatives Can Overwhelmingly Agree On | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Even as some question the need to increase charter school funding, the U.S. House of Representatives -- in a rare show of bipartisanship -- voted to d...

Moderate Democrats Open To Lower Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Already facing heavy Republican opposition, congressional Democrats who support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour now find themselves beatin...

17th Annual LULAC Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is a Huge Success!

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 05.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Brent A. Wilkes

The National Legislative Conference and Awards Gala is an important annual event for LULAC because it allows our members to participate in discussi...

Dave Jamieson

How A Minimum Wage Boost Could Save $46 Billion | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits ...

Retiring Members Of Congress: We Can Do More Outside Of Washington

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took barely a year in Congress for Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod to decide that she could do more for her California constitue...