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Charlize Theron Brings the War Rig in ‘Mad Max - Fury Road’

Like the titular Max, Charlize Theron's Furiosa is trying to survive in a world made of beauty and bruising violence, a hallmark of all the Mad Max movies. But she has a mission, too.

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In ‘Mad Max - Fury Road’, the Devil and Delights Are in the Details

This Mad Max is an amazing accomplishment, a throwback that actually finds a way to return to the present day with its brilliance intact.

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14 May 2015 // 7:44 AM

Charlize Theron Came to Love Silence Used in ‘Fury Road’

Charlize Theron gives George Miller a lot of credit for building an emotional arc for the characters without using a lot of dialogue.

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Hitting ‘The Road’ with Director John Hillcoat

Director John Hillcoat talks to PopMatters about the hazards of being intimidated by legends, the funny side of cannibalism and Viggo Mortensen's sweet tooth as his adaptation of the seminal apocalyptic novel The Road hits theaters.

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An adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Road will be released on October 16th in theaters. The film stars Viggo Mortenson,

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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19 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

Battle in Seattle

Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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Unheroic superhero appealed to director ‘Hancock’ director Peter Berg

“I loved the idea of an alcoholic, nihilistic, subversive superhero, fighting crime drunk,” says Peter Berg about “Hancock” - a screenplay that’s been kicking

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2 Jul 2008 // 2:00 AM

Hancock

John Hancock is a black superhero desired and derided by crowds who are informed by spectacles, stereotypes, and fear.

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‘Hancock’ Hampered by Schizophrenic Script

Will Smith is the new up to date version of the late in life career of Charleton Heston. No, he’s not some gun wielding

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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21 Mar 2008 // 2:25 AM

An Oscar winner and a teen actress delve into dark places

Charlize Theron is the Oscar-winning actress from the shocking serial killer movie “Monster.” AnnaSophia Robb is the little girl from the sentimental dog movie “Because

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Charlize Theron arrives at the premiere of “Sleepwalking” at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California, March 6, 2008. (Fitzroy Barrett/Landov/MCT) It is

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2 Jan 2008 // 2:30 AM

Iraq War-themed films can’t find an audience

What if they made a war movie and nobody came to see it? No biggie. Individual films fail all the time for all kinds of

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11 Oct 2007 // 2:27 AM

A new script for Hollywood war movies

Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie “Across the Universe.” A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in “In the Valley of Elah.” The

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Hollywood goes to war: Mainstream movies focus on Iraq, terrorism

Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a living pounding out movie scripts, where flights of fantasy and retreats from reality are the daily stock in trade.

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21 Sep 2007 // 2:48 AM

Tight-lipped Tommy Lee Jones on ‘In the Valley of Elah’

TORONTO—Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones, likely to be nominated again for one or both of his fall movies, “In the Valley of Elah” (opening

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20 Sep 2007 // 1:00 AM

In the Valley of Elah

Paul Haggis' film posits Hank as an old-school man of honor, both punished and revered for his traditional "values."

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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