Our childhood heroes are bound to let us down on some level as we grow to adulthood, as is the price of wisdom and life experience. That said, I miss my hero Mel Gibson, and all he seemed to bring to the table.
Brian and I are joined by Paul Shirey, editor-in-chief movie news site Joblo.com for an in-depth conversation about director George Miller's latest, thirty-years-in-the-making Mad Max epic.
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.
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.
"Fury Road" is less a sequel than a reimagining of this post-apocalyptic mythology.
I enjoyed The Expendables 3 more than I thought I would. Nostalgic eye candy. These guys are good. Fast paced action. Good acting. Mediocre script. Predictable plot. But fun to see these boys strut their superstar stuff.
Old action heroes never die... they just become Expendables. Need a paycheck in exchange for some light lifting? Script too much trouble to learn? Never really mastered the art of acting? We have just the movie for you!
Just because there are negative consequences to saying offensive, stupid or bigoted things, it doesn't mean First Amendment rights are under threat. It just means you can't have your cake and eat it too.
Australian Theater co-founder Nick Hardcastle and Consul-General Karen Lanyon Photo by Michelle Day Over the past couple of decades, Australia has ...
Malibu was the setting for a VIP brunch by Boulevard Night Life and Project London to announce their latest venture: Project LA. The nightclub is des...
With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?
After watching 12 Years A Slave, I imagine Germans feel about the Holocaust like a lot of Americans do, or at least should, feel about slavery and the role racism has played in this country's history.
In August, Entertainment Weekly published an interview with Joss Whedon in which, at one point, he laments about the state of movies today relying too much on already established popular culture. He does so by complaining about one particular scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: "A movie has to be complete within itself; it can't just build off the first one or play variations. You know that thing in Temple of Doom where they revisit the shooting trick? ... That's what you don't want. And I feel that's what all of culture is becoming -- it's becoming that moment." Now, this is a very astute observation (and I've written about this quote before), but these words came rushing back to me as I watched a terrible movie called Machete Kills, because that entire movie's existence seems to be built on "that" moment.
Machete, which turned veteran character actor Danny Trejo into a leading man, was a wild and wildly violent action-comedy, a spoof of exploitation films of the 1970s. So, obviously, is Machete Kills. How much of a spoof?
While in the moment, it may be hard to remember that the world can be very small and people talk. Even if not immediate, you never know how your reputation and seemingly unnoticed actions will follow you later in life.
The cast features an eclectic mix of celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Hudgens, Antonio Banderas, and many many more, including Lady Gaga.