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‘Riot Girls’ Trailer Looks Like an Apocalyptic Punk Rock Love Story [Exclusive]

Xx director Jovanka Vuckovic‘s post-apocalyptic thriller Riot Girls is screening at both Fantasia Film Festival and Outfest, and will then open in theaters and on VOD platforms September 13th, Bloody Disgusting learned. We also have the exclusive trailer premiere, which looks like a teen-based Mad Max with a love story wedged in the middle! Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To […]
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Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65

Richard Carter, Bullet Farmer in Mad Max: Fury Road, Dies at 65
Australian actor and voiceover artist Vale Richard Carter, known professionally as Richard Carter, has passed away at the age of 65. While the exact cause of death hasn't been specified, Carter had reportedly been battling a "brief illness" leading up to his death. He is survived by his wife Lindsey and daughter Amy. Carter's agency, Lisa Mann Creative Management, also confirmed the actor's passing in a statement. "He was an esteemed actor, a storyteller, and someone who touched the lives of many," the message read. "His generosity knew no bounds and his loss is too great to quantify. He will be sorely missed."

Carter first began his acting career in 1983, appearing as a "sleazy carnival customer" in the Australian crime drama Hostage. That same year, he appeared as two separate characters in the TV series Sons and Daughters. Throughout the 80s, Carter continued to appear in various movies and TV shows,
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‘Defective’ DVD Review

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Stars: Colin Paradine, Raven Cousens, Ashley Armstrong, Dennis Andres, Jamie Tarantini, Nick Smyth, Ry Barrett, Andrei Preda, Christopher Spaleta, Erin Stuart, Neil Affleck, Diana Goldman | Written and Directed by Reese Eveneshen

Well well, it would seem that someone has been watching a little too much RoboCop (or maybe read too much Judge Dredd?) and decided that they had an idea for a sequel, expanding on the concept of the Ocp and the police state they wanted to bring in with the Ed-209 bots… only no-one would a) let them make a sequel; and b) no-one would give them a budget to make a film anywhere near as good either.

So what do we end up with? Defective. A film that loving lives up to its title.

In the near future, the corporation S.E.A., has implemented North America’s first and only police state. Uniformed, anonymous Preservers of Peace investigate,
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Blu-ray Review: Death Warmed Up (1984)

Everyone remembers when New Zealand’s Peter Jackson came barreling onto the scene and in quick order brought us Bad Taste (1987), Meet the Feebles (1989), and Braindead (1992) before eventually settling down into Academy Award-winning fantasy films. (I forget their names. Just Google them.) But he wasn’t the first to introduce the world to his country’s nascent splattery talent: that honor goes to Death Warmed Up (1984), a loopy mash-up of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eye, Mad Max, and Looney Tunes, all spit-shined to grimy perfection in a great new Blu-ray from Severin Films.

Remastered by director David Blyth (Red Blooded American Girl) from the only existing materials, this new disc of Death Warmed Up has a ton of gooey goodies that we’ll get to, but first let’s tackle the story:

Dr. Archer Howell (Gary Day – Death Wave) plans on taking his mind control experiments to the next,
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Exclusive Interview – Visual Effects Producer Rachel Wheeler on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Happy Feet, Avatar and Gravity

Flickering Myth chats with Visual Effects Producer Rachel Wheeler

Rachel Wheeler is an independent Visual Effects Producer whose extensive career spans across the film, TV, advertising and theme park industries. She has produced on multiple feature films over the past thirteen years, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Gravity, Avatar and the Academy Award Winning Happy Feet, which won the Oscar for best animated feature. In total Rachel has worked on four Academy Award winning films during her impressive career, and she has worked with some of the largest and most respected film studios, directors and supervisors in the world.

With such an impressive resume, Producer Rachel Wheeler is highly sought after in Hollywood. It was exciting to sit down with her to chat all things VFX and how she came to add her own digital wizardry to the Harry Potter universe with a fantastic beast!

Thank you
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‘Waterworld’ Honest Trailer: The Wettest ‘Mad Max’ Movie You’ve Ever Seen

‘Waterworld’ Honest Trailer: The Wettest ‘Mad Max’ Movie You’ve Ever Seen
Summer has been full of big blockbusters for years, but back in 1995, the biggest bomb was an entire movie called Waterworld. Making just $88 million in the United States on a reported budget of $175 million, the movie was a massive disappointment. If it wasn’t for the budget being made up with the $175 […]

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The 10 Most Dangerous Characters In The Mad Max Franchise, Ranked

When you're in the outback post-apocalypse in Australia, everything is dangerous. Heck, even you can be a danger to yourself in a place like that. If not the sandstorms, then dehydration will surely be your death. Despite the harsh conditions of such a fictional hellscape in the Mad Max franchise, people have still thrived-- dangerous people, albeit. Because they really don't have any choice but to abide by the laws of nature.

Related: 19 Crazy Secrets Behind The Making Of Mad Max: Fury Road

Suffice to say, it's a dog-eat-dog world in the Mad Max post-apocalypse. The soft ones either get eaten or enslaved or turned into blood bags-- if they're lucky. Those at the top of the food chain in Mad Max are no doubt dangerous because they have to be or worse-- they want to be. So, if you're still not convinced that you won't survive such a deplorable post-apocalypse,
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Dark Horse Comics Announces Alien Colonial Marines: Rising Threat

With plans for Alien movies in flux after Alien: Covenant disappointed at the box office and Disney's acquisition of Fox, we can be thankful that Dark Horse to continues to bring us new stories in their Alien comic book universe. Today, a new mini-series was announced that ties into the upcoming multiplayer video game from Cold Iron Studios:

"Milwaukie, Ore. (June 13, 2019)— Prolific Aliens writer Brian Wood, artist Werther Dell’Edera, colorist Michael Atiyeh, letterer Nate Piekos of Blambot, and cover artist Tristan Jones are bringing the terror of the xenomorphs to the printed page once again with Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat.

Aliens Colonial Marines: Rising Threat delves into the formative years of the Colonial Marines. Tying into the events of the upcoming Cold Iron Studios video game, this new series introduces Olivia Shipp, leader of a squad of battle-weary Marines who have defied orders to rescue the survivors of a refinery under siege.
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Blu-ray Review – Def-Con 4 (1985)

Def-Con 4, 1985.

Directed by Paul Donovan, Digby C. Cook & Tony Randel.

Starring Lenore Zann, Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch, Tim Choate, and Kevin King.


During World War III a satellite containing three astronauts crashes to Earth where they become the target of gangs of diseased humans.

The 1980s was a creative and productive decade for sci-fi, especially in the fallout from the tremendous success of Star Wars (and the fact that nuclear war was only the push of a button away), and when spliced with the popular dystopian settings of movies like Mad Max you had the makings of some pretty weird and wonderful action to go along with your space age ideas. And then New World Pictures got in on the act.

New World was, of course, started by Roger Corman, a notorious filmmaker with a reputation of making genre movies on the cheap with quality playing second fiddle to budget.
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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere Recap: New Heroes, Villains and… Who Were Those Masked Men?

Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere Recap: New Heroes, Villains and… Who Were Those Masked Men?
As if we needed another reminder that no good deed goes unpunished! In the Season 5 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, Morgan, Alicia and their band of post-apocalyptic altruists weren’t merely stymied at every turn, they soon went from trying to help those in need of a hand to needing one themselves. How’d it all go so wrong so fast? Read on…

‘It’S Going To Be Louder Than When Dad’S Barbecue Exploded’ | As “Here to Help” began, we were introduced to young Dylan and his big brother, Max, whose stab at deer hunting drew a pack of,
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There's Reportedly a Twisted Metal Series in Development At PlayStation Productions

It was recently revealed that Sony planned on adapting many of its video game properties into films and TV series through a new division called PlayStation Productions. One of the first projects that they are reportedly working on is a series adaptation of Twisted Metal!

The news was revealed during a Sony Pictures investor relations meeting and it was shared by a user on ResetEra who said the project was brought up by Sony Pictures’ CEO and chairman Tony Vinciquerra. Several other outlets and social media accounts are also reporting the news. Sony has yet to make an official public announcement, but I hope that this is all true!

I grew up playing Twisted Metal on PlayStation. My brothers and I loved that game and got a lot of our aggression out while playing it! The game was filled with vehicular combat, lots of explosions, gunfire, heavy metal, carnage, and the sounds of roaring motors.
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Cannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos

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Cannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos
Cannes — Spain’s Oliver Laxe returns to Cannes for the third time with“Fire Will Come” (O Que Arde), competing in Un Certain Regard— the first time a Galician-language film is selected for Cannes.

He has pedigree. His first time round, in 2010, Laxe snagged a Fipresci nod for his Directors’ Fortnight title “You All Are Captains”. His second out, he won the Grand Prize at the 2016 Critics’ Week with “Mimosas”.

Shot in the village of the director’s grandparents, the film follows Amador, who returns to his mother’s house after having been accused of and jailed for arson. Amador is just starting to settle into a peaceful life until a fire breaks out nearby.

Sold by Paris’ Pyramide International, “Fire Will Come” is a co-production of Galicia’s Miramemira, France’s 4 A 4 Productions, the Basque Country’s Kowalski Films and Luxembourg’s Tarantula.

Mauro Herce serves as d.
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How ‘The Challenge’ Relied on Global Crew to Pull Off Plane Game

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Thirty-three seasons into MTV’s “The Challenge,” the reality competition series has spawned a band of traveling producers and engineers who fly around the world to create one-of-a-kind games. This includes placing cameras, smoke elements and a puzzle inside a plane that was suspended more than 30 feet above water.

Executive producer Justin Booth joined “The Challenge” in 2003 and wanted to take it on “an international adventure,” he says. To do so, he and his colleagues started out by finding local crew in whatever country they were filming in that season. But some members kept getting invited back, despite the need to fly them to the new location.

“A lot of the things that we endeavor to do are never done before,” says Booth, “and that can be overwhelming for people. So I need strong personalities who don’t get flustered and have a work ethic and unflappable attitude.”

That includes
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Rage 2 Review

Like everyone else who matters, I’m a big fan of George Miller’s 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road. I saw it in theatres three times, and by the third, I realized it would always be my favorite action film. So of course when the Rage 2 previews dropped, showcasing the trailblazing, dust-kicking vehicular exploration, I was sold. The map looked diverse, the combat looked like gory fun, and the aesthetic, while divisive, seemed like it was at least trying to say something. What we got was a hack-job side quest simulator with some stellar combat and an open world that manages to feel as barren as Mad Max’s desert wasteland (in a bad way).

From the opening moments, I felt tepid excitement at what Avalanche, makers of exclusively 7/10 games, and id Software, masters of the Fps, would accomplish. But when I was greeted with a clunky prologue full of
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Rage 2 Review: Fps Fun in the Wasteland

Rage 2 brings id-style shooting to an open-world and it works! Our review...




Release Date: May 14, 2019

Platform: PS4 (reviewed), Xbo, Switch, PC

Developer: Avalanche Studios & id Software

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genre: First-person Shooter

The most important thing there is to know about Rage 2 is that it is a ton of freaking fun. It’s not perfect or groundbreaking or particularly unique, and it’s got its share of design weaknesses and presentational pitfalls, but the game is such a joy to pick up and play that these minor flaws almost never distract from the experience.

The game plops you into a gigantic, rolling wasteland terrorized by bloodthirsty factions of mutants, raiders, desert ninjas, and swamp gangs, all warring over the wasteland’s most valuable resource, a blue, energy-rich, crystalline substance called feltrite. You’re outfitted with a robotic super suit that allows you to master an ever-growing set
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Rick and Morty: Ranking The Crazy Characters From 'Rickmancing The Stone'

Over the years, across multiple timelines and endless realities, Rick and Morty has given us some of the most memorable and unusual characters in science fiction. Their slate of supporting characters, while sometimes mystifying, is unrivaled for its creativity. It's no wonder considering the plethora of worlds Rick and his high pitched grandson have visited.

In season three the show took some inspiration from Mad Max in the second episode 'Rickmancing the Stone,' and introduced us to a team of Death-Stalkers. This troop of junk metal wearing, hot wheel driving, desert warriors worshipped a large, green rock, which Rock coveted for its value as a source of energy. While in the midst of the Death-Stalkers, Morty and Summer become attached as a means of dealing with their parent's divorce, ingratiating themselves in the midst of this motley crew. Meanwhile, back in their reality Beth is left with robotic versions
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Blu-ray Review – In the Aftermath (1988)

In the Aftermath, 1988.

Directed by Carl Colpaert.

Starring Tony Markes, Rainbow Dolan, Kenneth McCabe, Bryan Ellenburg, and Kurtiss J. Tews.


In a post-apocalyptic world an angel descends to help the survivors.

Legendary filmmaker Roger Corman was very good at creating something from not very much during his golden years and would quite often purchase obscure foreign movies and edit them to suit a western audience, often filming new footage and creating whole new movies with next-to-no money.

An admirable skill indeed but more often than not those projects might have looked good on paper and the final results ended up being quite disappointing. However, that didn’t stop Corman’s protégés from trying the same thing and in the late 1980s it was Carl Colpaert who was given the chance at putting into practice what he had learnt from his boss, and In the Aftermath was the result.

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Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 1 Review (Spoiler Free)

After a long hiatus, the start of Agents of Shield season 6 lays some solid groundwork with lots of action and a sense of rebuilding.


This Agents of Shield review is spoiler-free.

Agents of Shield Season 6 Episode 1

Fans of Agents of Shield are used to fall premieres and twenty-two episodes for their beloved show that lives on the fringes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so they may be wondering what a shortened summer season looks like and if it will have the same impact as previous runs. Fortunately, the series has not lost its edge; in fact it feels much tighter, like a season 4 “pod” from the Ghost Rider days that most remember fondly. Roles have shifted and the scope has broadened, but the rebuilding of the Shield organization feels like a logical next step in a story that allows this strong ensemble cast to really highlight each character’s evolution.
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops First Critics’ Poll Naming Best Films of the Decade — See Full List

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Tops First Critics’ Poll Naming Best Films of the Decade — See Full List
The final months of 2019 will see an onslaught of lists naming the best movies and performances of the decade, but World of the Reel got a jump on the bandwagon by publishing this week the first massive critics’ poll devoted to figuring out the most beloved titles released since January 1, 2010. The publication asked 250 critics, programmers, academics, and filmmakers to list their five favorite movies of the decade. Any film released between January 2010 and April 2019 was eligible. Pollers included IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn, Christian Blauvelt, Michael Nordine, and Tom Brueggemann.

Topping the list in first place was George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. The universally beloved “Mad Max” film was the rare studio blockbuster to make a killing at the Academy Awards, winning six Oscars and scoring major nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. IndieWire recently named “Fury Road” the greatest action film of the 21st century.
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Chris Haywood dons his producing hat for ‘The Crossing’

Kaarin Fairfax and Chris Haywood in ‘Skewwhiff.’

Chris Haywood is so committed to making a thriller based on the Australian novel The Crossing he has agreed to produce as well as star in the feature film.

First-time feature director James Khehtie sent the novel by B. Michael Radburn to the actor, who loved the premise: Taylor Bridges flees from Victoria to an isolated Tasmanian town to work as a park ranger after his daughter disappeared, triggering the breakdown of his marriage.

When a young girl who was the same age as his daughter vanishes, Bridges, a chronic sleepwalker, begins to wonder what happens when he sleepwalks.

“I did not want to produce but James insisted,” Haywood tells If, recalling that he has served as a producer only once before, on writer-director Peter Watkins’ 1991 feature doc The Media Project, which critiqued Australian media coverage of the first Gulf war.

Radburn has
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