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Mad Max: Fury Road

Filmmaker George Miller gears up for another post-apocalyptic action adventure with Fury Road, the fourth outing in the Mad Max film series. Charlize Theron stars alongside Tom Hardy (Bronson), with Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley heading up the supporting cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

Am I the only idiot that didn’t see Mad Max? I will fix that this week.

Claudio’s Take

Check out Claudio’s review here!

Good Kill

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA, and the stakes are raised, Egan’s nerves-and his relationship with his wife (Mad Men’s January Jones)-begin to unravel. Revealing the psychological toll drone pilots endure as they are forced to witness the aftermath of their fight against insurgents, Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War) directs this riveting insider’s view of 21st-century warfare, in which operatives target enemies from half a world away. (C) IFC Films

Scott’s Take

Good Kill had the misfortune of being released after the juggernaut  known as American Sniper. Similarly, Good Kill deals with the aftermath and consequences a member of the military has when it comes to dealing with the aftermath of decisions made while in service.  Ethan Hawke is great in Good Kill and this one deserves to be seen and judged on it’s own rather than in the shadow of American Sniper.

Steve’s Take

I couldn’t have said it better myself, so I won’t.

Boulevard

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

Scott’s Take

I don’t know about you, but it’s tough for me watching anything with the late, great Robin Williams. So talented and his death was so tragic. Watching a film like Boulevard, only proves what an extremely sad loss of talent we had with the loss of Mr. Williams.

Steve’s Take

We lost a legend when we lost Robin Williams. Every one of his movies deserves to be seen, if only to catch his outstanding performances.

Next Week

Mad Max: Fury Road wasn’t just the best film of the summer but very likely could be the best film of 2015 to date. It’s my easy pick of the week. Next week we have The Age of Adeline and Homeland: The Complete Fourth Season. Have a great week everyone.