The entire list of nominees for this year’s 88th Annual Academy Awards has been revealed with The Revenant leading the pack at 12 and Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. Chris Rock will host the ceremonies when it airs live at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 28th.
The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will take place January 10th, 8 PM ET live on NBC. I’ve decided to try and predict this year’s winners…. Check out my predictions right here. Please note: I’m probably wrong. Big time.
In 2015 we saw the return of Star Wars, Mad Max, The Griswolds and the T-Rex…. Who came out on top? Check out my top 10 movies of 2015 right here.
I didn’t want to see Mad Max: Fury Road. My friends who saw it raved about it (these were the same friends who liked Man of Steel) but were unable to tell me why they liked it. I pried; they talked about the great action sequences, the special effects and how nice it looked. These are not selling points to me. They assured me it had a plot. So I went just to find out what they were talking about. And I liked it, they were right. The action sequences were amazing, the special effects were fantastic and it was visually rich.
My mind is still being pieced back together after bearing witness to the masterpiece that is Mad Max Fury Road so I decided to turn back to the second film in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic franchise, The Road Warrior, because every fan had been ultimately comparing the latest flick — to that one as either being equal to, or just below it in terms of quality. I had not seen it. Ever.
There are few times when I’ve left the movie theatre feeling a profound sense of joy and adrenaline coursing through my veins. It’s happened with Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York and The Departed — The last time I can recall such a feeling was with The Dark Knight. Deep down I knew that I’d just witnessed the birth of a timeless classic. Mad Max Fury Road is that and more.