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Weekend Round Up #56

Happy New Year! Here are this weekend’s movies:

An Autumn Afternoon, And Then There Were None, John Wick, Joy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Man Up, The Danish Girl, Throne of Blood

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May Favourites

My favourites for May:

Favourite discovery (ex aequo):

The Great White Silence (1924) & Glory (1989)

Favourite new release:

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Least favourite discovery:

Gigli (2003)

Least favourite new release:

San Andreas (2015)

Movies watched in May, including shorts: 110

Series Completed: Mad Max

In anticipation of the release of Fury Road, I set out to watch the original trilogy.

It’s been on my radar for a while, especially as Mad Max is on the 1001 challenge list.

So I sit down and… I’m not impressed. At all.

Mad Max seems to build up to the climax forever. Not a lot of bang for your buck.

This brings me to The Road Warrior – where the whole of the first movie is covered in the opening scene! Bang! Didn’t need to see that!

Although a far superior movie, it still doesn’t amount to that much.

The less said about Thunderdome, the better. What a waste of time. And Tina, babes, heart you muchly but you can’t act so please don’t.

I did love the song at the end. With the credits rolling.

With all this, you may understand how sceptical I was when I went to see Fury Road.

However.

This was a different kettle of fish.

A little bit of exposition and away we go!

It’s practically a non-stop chase through the desert, just what the doctor ordered.

The casting’s superb (love Tom Hardy), great story and very entertaining.

Highly recommended.