Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) -George Miller & George Ogilvie

Five years after Mad Max first burst onto the scene, and almost four years after the release of its follow-up, the superior, and iconic, Road Warrior, Max (Mel Gibson) returned for the third film in the original trilogy of Mad Max films, and my most recent stop in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. With two wicked…

Mad Max (1979) – George Miller

A twenty-one year old Mel Gibson put the pedal to the metal and rocketed to first cult, and then international fame alongside George Miller with the thrilling, verge of the apocalypse (which was to come between films), action-packed Mad Max, which is my next stop with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Civilisation is crumbling in Australia,…

Toronto After Dark 2016: Blood Father -Jean-Francois Richet

Action night concluded Sunday night for the Toronto After Dark film festival as Mel Gibson, previous person non grata in Hollywood, returns to form in this pulse-pounding thriller. This is not the place for me to ruminate on Mel Gibson’s career or his personal life and substance abuse, instead I want to talk about the…

A Boy and His Dog (1975) – L.Q. Jones

  Harlan Ellison’s classic novella comes to life in this adaptation that is my next stop on the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Vic (a very young Don Johnson) is wandering the post-apocalyptic world, accompanied by his dog, Blood (voiced by Tim McIntire), with whom he can communicate telepathically. Together they navigate the barbarity, the cruelty and…

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014) – Kiah Roache-Turner

  Available on blu-ray and DVD today from Anchor Bay is this fun, Australian, B-movie action-horror take on the zombie genre, which feels a little like Mad Max meets Romero, and is bloody as it is often funny. This time the zombies (who look like a cross between the traditional zombie, and the Deadites of Evil Dead) are…

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – George Miller

  It’s been 30 years since Max wandered into the sunset after Thunderdome, but director George Miller shows that the character, now played by Tom Hardy, is still at home on the big screen. And while factoring in Hardy’s age and portrayal, he is definitely not the character 30 years older than when we last…

Trailer tracks: The Road Warrior (1981) – George Miller

Now that the new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has been unveiled, I thought it would be kind of cool to take a look back at the trailer for the second film ion the original series. I am looking forward to seeing how the new one plays, but this one is still going to…

Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior (1981) – George Miller

Back when no one knew Mel Gibson’s name, he made a little film with George Miller called Mad Max, that became a bit of a cult sensation, a few years after that, they paired for the sequel and gave us one of my favorite action movies of all time, and  a welcome addition to the…