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Mel Gibson stars as "Mad" Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," a 1985 Warner Brothers release directed by George Miller and co-starring Tina Turner.

Class of 1985: “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”

Despite its introduction of the immediately iconic Thunderdome arena, this Mad Max tale can't quite bridge a directorial split.
Sharlto Copley provides the motion-capture performance and voice of the robotic title character in "Chappie," a 2015 Columbia Pictures release directed by Neill Blomkamp.


"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.

Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Craig Robinson star in "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," a 2015 Paramount Pictures release directed by Steve Pink.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

The Platonic ideal of a sorta-welcome comedy sequel we didn't need, "HTTM 2" proves some bottles aren't built to hold much more than a single bolt of lightning.

Class of 1984: “The Terminator”

Even flying by the seat of his skinflint pants, James Cameron created a classic — one so embedded in our culture it feels like we’ve had it more than 30 years.


Class of 1993: Demolition Man

Showing the Hollywood sign in flames is not for nothing, for "Demolition Man" torches suppositions that a Stallone-Snipes movie must be brain-dead.

The Purge

A shotgun marriage between real and fictional fearmongering that invites you to the wedding, lets you decide on which side to sit, and definitely omits a sermon.

manborg - interior


"Manborg" is like watching your friend play a video game, only you never want him to pass the controller because you're too busy having a great time.


"Oblivion" makes some ill-advised narrative decisions and largely wastes Tom Cruise, but a curious combination of analog patience and digital prowess saves it.


Repo Men

It's hard to say that "Repo Men" has a bum ticker when it's really got no ticker at all.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Idiocracy

"Idiocracy" — Mike Judge's scathing satire about advertising's triumph over individuality — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


Heroes of the Zeroes: Doomsday

"Doomsday" — Neil Marshall's all-he-can-eat buffet line of crazy-fun film homage — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Children of Men

"Children of Men" — a rigorous, violent, unsparing religious discourse — continues Nick Rogers' daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


Heroes of the Zeroes: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

"A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" — visually opulent and thematically challenging — is the latest in Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


"Daybreakers" isn't as polished as the first two "Blade" films. But as a reclamation of what vampire-genre movies should be, it's, oh, positive.