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Put on Your Fire-Retardant Armor for the New 'Mad Max' Trailer: VIDEO


Moviegoers next summer will revisit the cult classic Mad Max franchise in a new film, Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller. Miller directed Mel Gibson in the original 1979 film.


Miller had originally planned to cast Gibson in a fourth Mad Max film (after The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome), but the project spent years in development and when a new script from British comic creator Brendan McCarthy emerged, work began on Fury Road, eventually roping in Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult who all appear perfectly cast for this franchise. No special guest cameo from Tina Turner though, as far as we know.



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The Comic Con Teaser for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Has Arrived: VIDEO


It's no Thunderdome on account of a total lack of Tina Turner, but Mad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron looks to be one of those wonderful action films that'll have you munching popcorn from title to credits.

You can watch the Comic-Con trailer and judge for yourself AFTER THE JUMP...

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Movies: Is 'Snow White' The Fairest of Them All?

Q: Mirror Mirror who is the fairest of them all? A: Charlize Theron, duh!



"Fairy tale revisionism" has been rapidly climbing the Hollywood Idea Chart. In the past few years we've seen Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel in Tangled, Red Riding Hood, and Snow White in Mirror Mirror (reviewed here).  There are several more on the way including Angelina Jolie as Maleficent terrorizing Sleeping Beauty Elle Fanning. This weekend Snow White returned to theaters for the second time in three months. Her timing is apt since the apple-munching princess is celebrating her 75th big screen anniversary (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937). Why so many fairy tales? Modern Hollywood thrives on branding so the more familiar the movie before it arrives the better. And what's more familiar than fairy tales?

Tale as old as time. 
True as it can be…  ♫

Oops wrong fairy tale. Regret to inform that SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN does not have a theme song sung by Angela Lansbury but let's borrow that song anyway since its such an earworm. This new Snow White movie does have a theme song but it's a less catchy dirge-like ballad. One of the seven dwarves coughs it out at a funeral until Florence and the Machine take over on the soundtrack as the heroes rise up against evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) in montage. 

But we're getting ahead of ourselves. 

If you can suspend your disbelief that Kristen Stewart is "the fairest of all them all" in a beauty contest with Charlize Theron, READ ON AFTER THE JUMP...


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More 'Prometheus' Goodness Featuring Charlize Theron: VIDEO


A new featurette from the highly-anticipated Ridley Scott film Prometheus has arrived and features Charlize Theron talking about her character Vickers, along with a bunch of juicy new footage.



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Ridley Scott Returns to Sci-Fi with 'Prometheus': VIDEOS


At the end of his news round-up yesterday, Brandon posted a video (not working on a lot of your sites) featuring the trailer for Ridley Scott's return to the world he helped define with Alien and Blade RunnerPrometheus. With Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Guy Pearce. Written by Lost's Damon Lindeloff, this should be summer's sci-fi treat.

Here are two trailers, the U.S. and International.


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Movies: One Week Oscar Runs, Madonna Moments, Gay Slurs

W.E. (Madonna's movie) and We Need To Talk About Kevin (with Tilda Swinton)

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Another deluge of Oscar hopeful hits screens this weekend including Madonna's royal romance W.E., the Tilda Swinton births a demon child drama WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, and the Polish holocaust drama IN DARKNESS. You're forgiven if you don't even notice that they've opened. Perhaps we should call this a light drizzle rather than a deluge. All three of those films, which each have viable if very particular Oscar hopes, have opted for the dread "one week qualifier" route. For those who are unfamiliar with the boring facts known as "rules" it works like so: a film must open within the calendar year for a one week regular theatrical engagement in order to be eligible for that year's Oscars.

Oscar-darkUnfortunately the studios have long since perfected this sneaky back road to awardage. Why risk those pesky deterrents to glory like, oh, flopping at the box office or allowing the film to percolate with audiences -- what if they don't like it!? -- when you can quality, remove your film immediately from theaters, sit back and wait for magic nominations to materialize. If a film is not nominated, it falls dramatically down the priority scale of its distributor sometimes never to be seen again. If a film wins the lottery is nominated, it opens trusting that its shiny new nominations make it a hot piece. This is rather a gross perversion of the spirit of the law, which aims to honor the best films of a given year, if not the letter. But Oscar doesn't seem to mind as they've never fixed what amounts to a loophole. So this year, Tilda and company, Madonna & company, and the Polish film (among others) are trying this tactic. Basically they're not opening until 2012 but they're pretending they're 2011 releases. Boo!

THE SITTER (starring Jonah Hill) and NEW YEAR'S EVE (starring everyone else) will be everywhere you look in wide release. In limited release with Best Actor and Best Actress buzz are Gary Oldman headlining a rich ensemble in the espionage drama TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY and Charlize Theron playing a YOUNG ADULT novelist who heads back to her sleepy hometown to steal her high school beau (Patrick Wilson) back from his wife.   


 roadDo you bristle when you hear gay slurs in movies or is it all about the context? I'm curious to see how my fellow LGBT moviegoers react to one plot thread in YOUNG ADULT. I loved this inspired dark comedy, but one of its plot points (minor spoiler though it actually takes place before the movie) involves a high school hate crime in which a presumably gay student was left crippled.



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