It’s Oscar season, and this year the Best Picture nominee we’re covering is the balls-to-the-wall action extravaganza Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth film in the ever-so-weird Australian post-apocalyptic action series! Special guest Theo joins us to talk George Miller’s crowd-pleasing mix of practical effects, curiously effective visual storytelling, and incredibly dynamic action. It was a surprise hit in the Oscar nominations, but will Clint’s effusive praise sway the slightly more skeptical Jared and Theo? Is the movie mediocre or perfect in every way? Find out, along with our Oscar predictions with special guest (and second person who’s actually seen the Oscar field) Julia! Don’t forget to also check out our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Lovely Day
Here’s your weekly dose of guzzoline, full of fire and blood and madness (but mostly tequila and beer). An arid cocktail to match the desert landscapes of the film, we also gave it some tartness with cranberry and grapefruit to help the aqua-cola go down nice and smooth.
1 oz tequila
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz cranberry juice
DRINKING RULES FOR MAD MAX FURY ROAD:
- Whenever you see skulls
- Every time Max (Tom Hardy) actually speaks
- Any time a car or vehicle gets destroyed
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Max actually states his name to another character.
Join us next week as we blast off to Mars with the first entry in our month-long breakdown of movies set on the Red Planet, Red Planet!