Monday, January 9, 2017

Tom Hardy is the New Mad Max




I will always have a special place in my heart for the second Mad Max film, The Road Warrior. I think it was the best of the original trilogy and stands apart as one of the greatest dystopian films ever made.

Having said that, it would be foolish not to keep Tom Hardy in mind as the "new" Mad Max and it wouldn't be out of the question to make a new version of that original classic:

It's pretty much undeniable that the gritty, epic Mad Max is a masterpiece, certainly in part because of Tom Hardy's incredible acting. Now, it looks as though there will be Mad Max sequels coming, and Hardy says he'd be down.
When TheWrap asked Hardy about whether Mad Max sequels would be happening, he replied, "Yeah I believe so! I don't know when that starts, but I believe that's in the books. There's a couple of those floating around. I'm waiting for the call to come. It was so good, man."

I thought there were excellent characters in The Road Warrior, and I think it could be expanded for a modern re-telling.  That's not to say that a completely new and updated original movie wouldn't be welcome, either. But if you were going to remake something, you could do a lot worse.













Thursday, January 5, 2017

How Did Larry Flynt End Up Being the Voice of Reason?




Larry Flynt survived 2016 in order to shame the American media:

Larry Flynt, the Hustler publisher and First Amendment advocate, says the media needs to do a better job covering President-elect Donald Trump.

“Hold him accountable at all times,” Flynt told us. “He makes the press look like amateurs in the way he tweets and tells half-truths and lies, and he gets away with it.”

Flynt says that shows like “Meet the Press” are “the worst culprits,” and continued, “You can’t bury your head in the sand, you have to fight back . . . If Trump could, he would like to put restrictions on the First Amendment. That’s what happens any time you give absolute power to anyone. The first thing to go is the free press and then individual freedoms go. You have to fight for it.”

Is there anything Flynt is wrong about?

No! Of course not! He has a very simple take on the media and on the new division pundits that have not been held even remotely accountable for the disaster that was the 2016 presidential election. He's even reminding us that freedom of the press is about to become a distant memory very shortly because we don't appreciate what we have. A lot of people fought hard in 2016, but exactly the right number of people in a few states decided that freedom isn't as important as having a kleptocratic banana republic installed as the next American government.

How many of them were fired because they got it wrong?

None of them!

And here we are, just a few days into 2017, and Larry Flynt is the voice of reason. Amazing.