Mad Max

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

I can hear you in my head shouting “SHUT UP OLD MAN AND WHAT THE HELL IS A COMIC BOOK?” Right. Comic books are movies on paper. Here are some good ones.

Never Forget Your First: Teenagers & The Apocalypse

Never Forget Your First: Teenagers & The Apocalypse

In THE TRIBE, director Roxy Shih (one of our 2016 Mary Shelley Award finalists) explores the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" setting with a new type of hero (antihero?): the teenage girl. 

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.

Future Perfect?

Future Perfect?

We made it, you guys. We're here. This is now officially the future.  October 21, 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly travels in BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2. Marty lands in a world that has the Cubs winning the World Series, strangely shaped Pepsi bottles ordered via robot, flying cars, hover boards, self lacing shoes, and 3D holographic movies. It's the future of the past.

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. 

WELCOME TO THE OZPOCALYPSE

WELCOME TO THE OZPOCALYPSE

The success, artistically and financially, of Fury Road may bring a new wave of this type of film that has laid dormant for several decades. In other words, the next Ozpocalypse may have begun.The thing is, it may have actually started last year.

The 20 Best Post-Apocalyptic Films

The 20 Best Post-Apocalyptic Films

I love post-apocalyptic stories because they bring out the best (and worst) aspects of the human character.  Our screening has gotten me to think about other great post-apocalyptic films, so I present my own (admittedly biased) list of the top twenty post-apocalyptic films and television series of all time.

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.

The Five Most SciFi Things To Ever Happen In Pro Wrestling

The Five Most SciFi Things To Ever Happen In Pro Wrestling

Within the mythology of the sport there have been Undertakers, voodoo priests, vampires, Samoan savages, giants, all next to the likes of The Rock and Hulk Hogan. Wrestling has lifted from all different kinds of storytelling and entertainment over the years to assist in weaving its stories, including elements of Science Fiction.