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Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller, Valeria Golino , Katayoon Shahabi - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Jury - Photocall at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller, Valeria Golino and Katayoon Shahabi
Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis
Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis
Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis
Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis
Kirsten Dunst and Vanessa Paradis

Kristen Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller , Valeria Golino - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Jury - Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

Kristen Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller and Valeria Golino
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Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis

Kristen Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller, Valeria Golino , Katayoon Shahabi - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Jury - Photocall at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

Kristen Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller, Valeria Golino and Katayoon Shahabi
Vanessa Paradis
Kristen Dunst, Vanessa Paradis, George Miller and Valeria Golino

Before 'Batman V Superman', Wonder Woman's Difficult Journey To The Big Screen


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Both Batman and Superman have seen various incarnations on the big screen, but in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice they will be joined by a superhero whose film debut is long overdue, Wonder Woman. The story of Wonder Woman’s journey to the big screen could be a movie in itself, as until now writers, directors and studios have tried and failed to make the heroine leap from comic books to film.

Gal Gadot Wonder WomanGal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman’s live-action debut came in a 1974 TV movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby, but she wasn’t quite as comic book fans had expected. This Wonder Woman was blonde and had a very questionable costume, which featured some blue leggings and a red coat with blue and white starred sleeves.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Was A Special Challenge For Tom Hardy


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Tom Hardy has made a name for himself with films like 'Inception', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Warrior' and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', but nothing quite prepared him for the full-on challenge of taking over as Mad Max.

Tom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max roleTom Hardy took over from Mel Gibson in the Mad Max role

"When I got over the initial jubilation and excitement of being offered the role, I suddenly realised that Mad Max is synonymous with Mel Gibson," Hardy says. "That was a little bit daunting, and possibly people were going to dislike the change. So I thought the right thing to do was go and meet Mel Gibson, because he's part of the Mad Max family. It's like I'm the new wife who has to go and meet the old wife."

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Ever Wondered What George Miller's 'Contact' Would Have Been Like? (Hint: Interstellar)


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Mad Max director George Miller has spoken for the first time about the opportunity he had to adapt Carl Sagan's novel Contact in the mid 90's. Robert Zemeckis was the filmmaker eventually entrusted with the story of faith and conflict, though Miller had the first bite at the cherry.

Mad MaxTom Hardy stars in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road

Miller worked on a screenplay with Sagan and Sagan's wife Ann Druyan before he parted ways with Warner Bros. Now, on the promotional trailer for the critically acclaimed Mad Max, the filmmaker admits he never saw Zemeckis's version though revealed he had a more challenging script than Warners was comfortable with.

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'Pitch Perfect 2' Outruns 'Mad Max' At US Box Office


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The latest Mad Max film may well be one of the best-reviewed action thrillers of all time, with a huge Metascore of 89 - well above the average for the genre - but it seems Max isn't quite tough enough to beat the Barden Bellas to the number-one spot.

Anna Kendrick at Geffen PlayhouseAnna Kendrick could be topping the charts this weekend

According to Deadline, first-day ticket estimates at the US box office put Fury Road at number two with $16.8m, while Pitch Perfect 2 is well ahead with $27.8m for Friday - that's almost double what its predecessor made over the full three-day period during its first weekend of nationwide release back in 2012.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Returns George Miller To His Roots


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It's been 30 years since George Miller completed his trilogy of movies starring Mel Gibson: Mad Max (1979), The Road Warrior (1981) and Beyond Thunderdome (1985). In the intervening years he's kept busy with the Babe and Happy Feet franchises. But now he's back with Mad Max: Fury Road, which he refuses to call either a sequel or a reboot. He's just freshening the franchise, like the James Bond movies do every few years.

Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury RoadTom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road

And he said this week that he has "other stories and other scripts" ready to go if Fury Road is a box office success. "It really depends on whether everyone, particularly me, has an appetite to go back into the wasteland," he says of the post-apocalyptic desert setting. "It's like asking a woman who's just given birth, 'You wanna try it again?'"

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Mad Max: Fury Road Review


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Leave it to a veteran to show the young sparks how to do it: it's been 30 years since George Miller last visited his post-apocalyptic hero Max Rockatansky, and now he's back with the best-staged action thriller of the year, a blockbuster that dares to have meaningful themes and complex characters. He also recreates Mad Max as a kind of James Bond franchise with a story that sits alongside the earlier films, not before or after, and an actor who brings a new energy to the role.

In a desert wasteland where people trade water and oil to survive, Max (Tom Hardy) is a loner haunted by the death of his family. Then he's captured by a gang from the Citadel, a towering rock city run by the tyrant Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), who has positioned himself as a god who keeps his enslaved people on a short leash. On a mission to collect oil, Joe's top imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) veers her war-rig off into the desert. So Joe sends a gang after her. Leading the charge is the gung-ho Nux (Nicholas Hoult), who uses Max, strapped to his car like a grille ornament, as a blood-bag to supply energy. But after a series of clashes involving three other gangs of desert marauders, Max and Nux end up on board Furiosa's rig, in which she is hoping to smuggle Joe's five young wives to safety.

The plot itself is fairly blunt, which means that the film requires very little dialogue (Max doesn't speak at all for the first 45 minutes, mainly because his houth is actually bolted shut). Even so, Miller fills every shot with telling details that strengthen the characters and provide insight into what they are doing, building more intriguing relationships with suspicious glances than most filmmakers do with endless conversation.

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Charlize Theron Claims Women Are Misrepresented In Sci Fi Movies


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Charlize Theron has spoken out about what she believes is the tendency of sci-fi movies to misrepresent female characters. She is currently one of the stars of Mad Max: Fury Road and claims that the film is an anomaly in that it does contain strong female lead characters.

The 39 year old actress, who portrays Imperator Furiosa in George Miller’s re-boot of his own original imagining of a post-apocalypse Australia, was speaking on ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ on Monday, and she vented her frustration at the typical depiction of women in science fiction films.

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron spoke out about the depiction of women in sci-fi movies

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Mel Gibson Turns Up At Mad Max: Fury Road Premiere


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Film premieres are always exciting, star-studded events, but they don't usually feature a surprise appearance by one of the world's biggest movie icons. But last night (Thursday May 7), Mel Gibson decided to make an unannounced visit to the red-carpet premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road in Hollywood, Variety reports.

Mel Gibson at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiereGibson treated the Fury Road cast and crew to a surprise visit

The 59-year-old actor-director rose to fame as the original Max in the 1979 film and reprised his role in two sequels, in 1981 and 1985.

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George Miller and Charlize Theron - Premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'


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The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.

Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin CorriganPaul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan

Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here. 

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'

Mad Max: Fury Road - Final Trailer


The world is messed up. Years after multiple calamities totally trashed the planet, the world is covered in nothing but desert, and populated by the people strongest and most likely to survive - many of whom happen to be mad. Max (Tom Hardy) is a former highway patrol man, who has an unrivalled knowledge of the desert that now covers the planet. When he accidentally runs into a group of possibly the last women on the planet, and agrees to escort them through the desert to safety, to ensure the continuation of the human race. But when Max ends up being captured himself, it is down to his new friends to rescue him from a gang of lunatics.

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George Miller Thursday 18th August 2011 The launch of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Sydney, Australia

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