A few weeks ago we asked your opinion on changing up Hit Me With Your Best Shot into a year round but non-weekly feature -- to better hit movies when they're available outside the summer time. After careful consideration, we're going to experiment with the current Season 6 by extending it irregularly through October. We simply can't do it during the four intense Oscar months (November-February) as much as we'd like to... time being just way too tight. But for Season 7 I think we'll try biweekly from March through October of 2016. How about that?
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015)
*Monday Night Special September 7th*
Before the official kick off of fall prestige season (i.e. the Venice/Toronto/Telluride madness) let's revisit the most exciting film of Summer 2015 as an FYC for Oscar voters who don't often think "hey how about that sci-fi action franchise?" while voting. George Miller's long-in-production return to his post-apocalyptic desert world turned out better than anyone could have possibly expected, i.e. better than any of its predecessors with more adrenaline fueled scenes than 90% of what passes for "action" of late and fine performances from Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy as Imperator Furiosa and Mad Max. [Digital Copies release: August 11th | BluRay/DVD release: September 1st]
We'll do two more titles in October and call Season Six a wrap!