Mad Max: Fury Road – Certified Fresh at 99%
- Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Directed by: George Miller
- The iconic anti-hero returns to the big screen. After being capturing by a bizarre cult, Max teams up with Imperator Furiosa (Theron) to make his escape.
- Critics love it. It more than lives up to the Mad Max legacy; the action is exhilarating and story works well too. I really liked it.
- Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Adam DeVine, Katey Segal, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins
- Directed by: Elizabeth Banks
- After an embarrassing mishap at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas are suspended from the a capella circuit, and their only way back is to win the world championship.
- Critics like it. It hits a lot of the same notes as the first film, for better or for worse. I liked it.
- Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, ParaNormal), Rory McCann (Game of Thrones), Caren Pistorius
- Directed by: John M. Maclean
- A young Scottish man journeys to the American frontier to find the woman he loves, and falls in with a mysterious traveler while pursued by outlaws.
- Critics are impressed. The setting and ideas are familiar, but there's an absurdity and black humor that brings something fresh to the table. Great first film from Maclean.
- Starring: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood
- Directed by: Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War)
- A drone operator fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in Vegas, but he yearns to be flying real planes again. As orders come in from the CIA, his nerves and commitment start to fray.
- Critics like it. It's a good characters study of a pilot adjusting to a new role that makes him question his morality. A great performance from Ethan Hawke, and a return to form for director Niccol. (Host, In Time).
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