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Canceling the Apocalypse: An Interview with Joseph M. Morton

Canceling the Apocalypse: An Interview with Joseph M. Morton

A device has been created that can send someone back in time to fix what went wrong. This one person would seem to be the most unlikely of “heroes,” in that they have thrived in this new world and have built up an “empire” in the scorched earth.

We spoke with Mr. Joe M. Morton before he undertook this daring attempt to cancel the apocalypse.

Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina - Two Sides of the Same Apocalyptic Coin

Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina - Two Sides of the Same Apocalyptic Coin

Isn’t it plausible that present attitudes towards women combined with rapid technological
advances as shown in EX MACHINA could be the “before” of some apocalyptic event that leads to
the “after” world of MAD MAX where the inhabitants have been brainwashed to believe they have
no responsibility for the apocalypse and healthy, fertile women are held as breeding slaves by a
tyrant who controls what scarce natural resources are left?

2015: The Year in SciFi

2015: The Year in SciFi

Now that I’ve seen The Martian, I can get down to my top 15 SciFi films, films for you to add to your own must-see checklists.  I should mention these are films that received their theatrical or VOD/home video release in 2015.

Think Mad Max: Fury Road is a great film? You’re wrong. Here’s why.

Think Mad Max: Fury Road is a great film?  You’re wrong.  Here’s why.

One of the critical darlings of the year in the SciFi world has been MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.  Well, I’m going to set the record straight.  This is not a good movie.  It’s not even a passable movie.  In comparison to the summer’s biggest hit, JURASSIC WORLD, George Miller’s ROAD WARRIOR update fails head to head in every single instance. 

Syncing with Charlize; or, a Bloody Manifesto of Fury Road

Syncing with Charlize; or, a Bloody Manifesto of Fury Road

My stomach was in knots while I watched MAD MAX: FURY ROAD at the Alamo Drafthouse. I thought, “Is it the milkshake I’m drinking? Am I lactose-intolerant? Is the pure visceral power of this movie just too much for me?” After the film I realized it was simply my monthly feminine gift’s unexpected arrival.