MAD MAX FURY ROAD: Action, Feminism, and Charlize Theron Forever


MAD MAX FURY ROAD! George Miller’s feminist action spectacular! God, what a breath of fresh air this movie was. Tom Hardy stars as the titular Max, but who cares, because this is Charlize Theron’s film as the incredible Imperator Furiosa. Sisters are doing it for themselves!

We’re joined by Tyler Heppell and Jenna Reid to talk a world driven insane by toxic masculinity, the need for feminine ideas to be given as much credit as traditionally male ones, and the way this movie uses balls-to-the-wall incredible action sequences to rail against the status quo. Let us know what you think: Is Mad Max the pro-woman action blockbuster we’ve all been waiting for? Did you hate it? Love it? (We hope you loved it.)

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That Thing You Like #29 – Warrior

Warrior - Tom Hardy - Joel Edgerton

WARRIOR is the movie THE FIGHTER wishes it could be. Whoa! Shots fired! THAT THING YOU LIKE is officially throwing shade at Wahlberg! But seriously. On this week’s episode, you can hear two UFC non-fans talk about the movie that took their hearts to a steel cage, threw on a deep kimura, and never let go.

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Okay, so, yes, WARRIOR reaches for the low hanging fruit of being the only ‘real’ movie about MMA. But it’s worth a watch if A, you like any kind of sports movie, or B), you have human feelings and emotions. The performances by Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton are soulful, electric, and never not compelling, even as they adhere to well-worn sports-movie tropes. But good lord, how they manage to execute on those tropes. 

The movie is on Netflix, so really, do yourself a favour and go watch. Watch, and let us know what you think! It’s a movie that isn’t about the twists and turns at all, so feel free to enjoy the podcast either before (to convince yourself to watch) or after (to have something to listen to while drying your tears) viewing the film. And also, queue up some of The National, and get ready for a one way ticket to FeelingsTown, population you.

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