Mad Max: Fury Road

  • Fri
    May 22
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 24
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Once in a while a film is released to mixed reviews that we may resonate with Tomorrowland posterbecause of its filmosophical story. Disney's Tomorrowland could be just such a film. It's receiving about half and half reviews on RT. But it's directed and co-written by Brad Bird (The Incredibles; Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol,) whose poster for his 1999 animated classic Iron Giant still hangs in my garage: "It came from OUTER SPACE!". Tomorrowland features a screenplay by "Lost" writer & co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, and stars Academy Award (R) winner George Clooney. "Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland."  Naturally one never really knows about their film experience until seeing it. We haven't yet (matinee today! :) but we're quite interested in this. Example reviews from two critics: "Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, a noble failure about trying to succeed, is written and directed with such open-hearted optimism that you cheer it on even as it stumbles." - Peter Travers, "Rolling Stone". We like David Edelstein's (CBS Sunday Morning) review: "Tomorrowland is the most enchanting reactionary cultural diatribe ever made. It's so smart, so winsome, so utterly rejuvenating that you'll have to wait until your eyes have dried and your buzz has worn off before you can begin to argue with it." Whoosh, love that.

We'll talk about that, more of our review of Mad Max: Fury Road, a comic-book-in-motion-picture experience reflecting the regeneration of the Feminine Warrior in film. Also, hear about other new releases, including Studio Ghibli's "last planned release" When Marnie Was There, what we've seen and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have fimosophical discussions, Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. "What if there was a place where nothing is impossible?" - George Clooney, Tomorrowland

  • Fri
    May 15
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 17
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

The Golden Age is being generated by the Sacred Feminine, as the "previously Mad Max: Fury Road postersuppressed goddess energy is emerging through humans and various institutions across the planet" (Writings From The One: 108 Insights From The Divine). One way this is expressed in movies is the rise of the feminine warrior. Emily Blunt in Live Die Repeat: The Edge Of Tomorrow a recent example. The great Charlize Theron takes it to another level in the ferociously awesome Mad Max: Fury Road. A kinetic, hallucinatory, boldly feminist chase flick that, with its vibrant color palette, harrowing stunt work and show-don't-tell style of yarn-spinning, leaves every Marvel movie and every Fast & Furious in its irradiated dust. - NPR A gleefully violent and improbably feminist phantasmagoria that turns epic road rage and long stretches of vehicular omnicide into an eye-boggling joy ride. - Wall Street Journal. Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron make a dynamite team, but Theron is the film's bruised heart and soul. So get prepped for a new action classic. You won't know what hit you. - Rolling Stone This spectacularly great reboot is surprisingly owned not by Hardy, who is fine, but by Charlize Theron. - N.Y. Post The shock, really, is how tender Mad Max: Fury Road ultimately becomes. The film just wraps that tenderness in one of the most epic action extravaganzas of recent years. It's enough to renew your faith in movies. - Boston Globe

We'll talk about that, other new releases, including Slow West "an inventive treat for fans of the Western" and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. "Wanna get through this? Let's go." - Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road