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'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Cleans Up At Razzie Awards


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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tied with political documentary, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party with four ‘wins’ at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Friday night.

The Razzies celebrate the worst in cinema every year and take place two nights before the Academy Awards, The unlucky  ‘winners’ (who rarely appear to collect their trophies) receive a statue of a "golf ball-sized” raspberry which has been spray-painted gold.

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Could Mel Gibson Direct 'Suicide Squad 2'?


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'Suicide Squad 2' is well on its way to fruition and it has just been revealed that a number of directors have been approached to helm the movie - including Mel Gibson. Both DC and Gibson fans have reacted with surprise, because his involvement way well turn the film franchise on its head.

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Whether that will be in a good way or a bad way remains to be seen, though many are indeed expressing doubt that this Hollywood star could go from the likes of critically acclaimed classics like 'Braveheart', 'The Passion of the Christ' and, more recently, 'Hacksaw Ridge' to a series with more comedy value than gravity.

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Mel Gibson And Vince Vaughn To Star In Police Brutality Thriller 'Dragged Across Concrete'


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While they’re currently enjoying their mutual success in the Oscar-nominated war movie Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn will be teaming up once again for an upcoming crime thriller concerning police brutality, titled Dragged Across Concrete.

Bone Tomahawk’s S Craig Zahler will direct the project, with Keith Kjarval of United Pictures and Assemble Media’s Jack Heller on joint production. The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the details of the film, says it will be introduced to buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

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Mel Gibson Becomes A Father For The Ninth Time


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Mel Gibson and girlfriend Rosalind Ross have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Lars Gerard Gibson.

Lars was born Friday, Jan. 20, in Los Angeles and weighed in at 5 lbs. 5 oz, he is the ninth child for 61 year old Gibson, but the first for Ross, 26.

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Mel Gibson On Becoming A Father For The Ninth Time


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While appearing on TV to talk about his new movie, Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson reflected on his personal life. Currently expecting his ninth child with his girlfriend of two years, Rosalind Ross (the baby will be her first), Gibson joked that he had “stretch marks” because he’d become a parent so many times.

“I’ve got stretch marks, man,” the 60 year old actor and director joked during a Tuesday morning appearance on ‘Good Morning America’. “I got stretch marks.” Co-host Michael Strahan said “that happens when you get past five”.

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Mel Gibson Marks 10 Years Of Sobriety


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Oscar buzz is building for Mel Gibson's new movie Hacksaw Ridge, which recounts the true story of Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield), a WWII combat medic who won a Congressional Medal of Honour despite his refusal to carry a weapon. This week the film landed 13 Australian Academy Award nominations, including best film, director and acting nods for Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths.

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Gibson says he is not the same man he was 10 years ago, when personal scandals send him into rehab. "I am a member of a 12-step programme and I achieved sobriety like that," says the 60-year-old. "Imagine the worst moment you have ever had being recorded and broadcast to the world, and it wasn't meant to be public. You didn't stand on a soapbox and do it, but that's what happens. It is disheartening when you've been 10 years sober and you have to read every year or so that you're loaded, but you're not. It's a disingenuous reportage."

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'Hacksaw Ridge' Star Andrew Garfield Doesn't Believe Mel Gibson 'Rarely Enjoys' Movie Making


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Mel Gibson returns to directing with 'Hacksaw Ridge'; the true story of World War 2 hero and army medic Desmond T. Doss who refused to take a weapon into battle. He is played by Andrew Garfield, who is certainly no stranger to on screen heroism. 

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When 'Hacksaw Ridge' received its standing ovation at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, it's difficult to know whether the applause was down to the movie or down to that fact that Mel Gibson has finally taken a seat in the director's chair again after 10 years. But it seems that his absence might have little to do with the scandalous outburst of 2006 and more to do with the fact that he doesn't actually like filmmaking that much.

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Blood Father Review

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It's been four years since Mel Gibson played a lead role in a movie, and with all of the tabloid headlines in the meantime it's been easy to forget how magnetic he is on screen. He's looking rather grizzled in this action thriller from French filmmaker Jean-Francois Richet (Mesrine), but his piercing presence turns what's essentially a cheesy exploitation film into something remarkably gripping.

He plays an ex-con tattoo artist named Link, who lives out in California's Mojave Desert, next door to his 12-step sponsor Kirby (William H. Macy). His home may be a trashy trailer, but he has cleaned up his life. Although his quiet reverie is disturbed by thoughts of his 17-year-old daughter Lydia (Erin Moriarty), who has been missing for four years. So he's stunned when she calls him out of the blue for help. Kicking into action, he rescues her and immediately discounts her stories that the ruthless henchmen of her late gangster boyfriend Jonah (Diego Luna) are after her. It doesn't take long for Link to realise that Lydia isn't exaggerating, and as they go on the run, he turns to old prison friends (including Michael Parks, Dale Dickey and Miguel Sandoval) for help. Even though he doesn't really trust anyone.

Director Richet doesn't seem very interested in the father-daughter drama at the centre of this film, even though it's far more involving than the madcap action carnage. Gibson and Moriarty do what they can to create some chemistry amid the mayhem, but they only have a few scenes in which they can push their characters a bit further. And frankly after the set-up, the audience needs that to put the violence in context. This is mainly due to the fact that the brutal pursuit is fairly predictable, and the side characters, as well played as they are, are little more than stereotypes.

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John Link hasn't been the best father, up until recently he's constantly been on the wrong side of the law and usually at the bottom end of a bottle too. Having been in prison, John and his daughter have become estranged, Lydia is actually missing and has been for years. John's only real connection to his daughter is the missing poster he keeps pinned up in his RV.

In recovery and now working a legal job as a tattoo artist, John admits that there's not much he wouldn't do to right the wrongs of his past - including losing contact with his daughter but also says there's very little he can do. When he receives a phone call from Lydia claiming that she's in serious danger, John is glad to hear his daughters voice but also worried about her safety.

As the father and daughter return to his home, John raids Lydia's possessions looking for answers and what he finds leads him to believe that she's in real danger. Lydia informs her dad that she's been living with a cartel leader and that, after accidentally shooting him, his crew is now out for vengeance. John must turn to past associates in order to formulate a plan to protect his troubled daughter.

Mel Gibson Will Star In New Movie Based On The Oxford English Dictionary


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Mel Gibson has landed a role in a movie about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The 60-year-old actor is set to star alongside Sean Penn in the upcoming film, which has acquired the rights to Simon Winchester's 1998 book 'The Professor and the Madman' in 1998, and will have the backing of Voltage Pictures.

The upcoming production, which will be produced by Gibson's Icon, will see Gibson play the character Professor James Murray, who was the mastermind behind the dictionary and compiled the renowned book in 1857.

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Is Mel Gibson Working On 'The Passion Of The Christ 2'?


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Despite the huge controversy surrounding the first film in 2004, Mel Gibson is planning to release a sequel of 'The Passion Of The Christ'. This time he'll be focusing on the events following the resurrection of Jesus, which ended the previous film, so we imagine it will be a lot less violent affair. Maybe.

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Mel Gibson - who directed and co-wrote the original movie - will be teaming up with screenwriter Randall Wallace, with whom he worked on his 5-time Oscar winning flick 'Braveheart' in 1995. Wallace confirmed rumours of 'The Passion Of The Christ 2' just recently, though Gibson is yet reveal anything.

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Mel Gibson - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the premiere of the new action movie 'Mad Max: Fury Road' which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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American Hollywood star Mel Gibson was photographed looking relaxed as he arrived in to LAX airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th March 2015

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American Hollywood movie star Mel Gibson was photographed as he was out for lunch with friends at the Toast Bakery Cafe on Christmas Eve in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 24th December 2014

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Robert Downey Jr Ready For Iron Man 4, If Mel Gibson Directs


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Robert Downey Jr will sign on for Iron Man 4, on one condition. The actor is open to a return to play Tony Stark if his friend Mel Gibson is hired to direct.

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The Expendables 3 Reassembles The Troops


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Sylvester Stallone and his franchise for ageing action stars is back! Yes, the gang has nearly doubled for the latest Expendables adventure, stirring in big-named oldies along with fresh blood. The plot may not make any sense, and this one's been chopped down to a PG-13, but with a cast this beefy, you don't want to miss it.

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Stallone returns as star and cowriter, along with previous cohorts Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Couture and Terry Crews. The notable no-show this time is Bruce Willis, who is rumoured to have asked for $1 million per day to return, apparently prompting Stallone to tweet, "Greedy and lazy ...... a sure formula for career failure."

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Mel Gibson - Premiere Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables 3" held at TCL Chinese Theatre. The Expendables 3 has vast cast of action stars, a high quality version was reportedly leaked on the internet - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 12th August 2014

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Avi Lerner and Mel Gibson - Stars attended the Premiere of 'The Expendables 3' on August 11th 2014 which was held on Hollywood Boulevard at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th August 2014

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A Week In Movies: Gibson's Major Award, Special Screenings In New York, Set Photos From London And Three Big Trailers


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This is a week when most attention was on the sporting world, with the Wimbledon finals, the Formula One British Grand Prix and the Tour de France starting in Britain, and of course the World Cup in Brazil. So most people didn't notice that the Karlovy Vary Film Festival kicked off in the Czech Republic by awarding Mel Gibson with the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema. The festival wraps up on Saturday. Here's Mel Gibson at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Mad Max screening .

Meanwhile in New York, the stars turned out on Tuesday for the premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Cast members Andy Serkis and Keri Russell were joined by visiting filmmakers Darren Aronofsky and Paul Haggis and actors Alex Karpovsky and Bridget Moynahan. The film opens this week in the US and next week in the UK. Here's a Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes clip to get you in the mood.

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Mel Gibson - 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Mel Gibson is awarded with the Crystal Globe award for his outstanding artistic contribution to the world cinema - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic - Friday 4th July 2014

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Mel Gibson - 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Mad Max screening - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic - Friday 4th July 2014

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Daniel Radcliffe & 4 More Celebrities Who Battled Alcoholism


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Fame, fortune, talent and beauty are amongst the qualities those in the public eye enjoy. Unfortunately, they come with a heavy price of media attention, pressure and fan obsession. Whilst many celebrities are able to deal with the pressures of constant scrutiny, others find it considerably more difficult and turn to alcoholism and substance abuse as a means of coping. Amongst them is Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe admitted he had problems with alcohol.

We still think of Radcliffe as the eleven year old who first graced our screens as Harry Potter in 2001 but, at the age of 24, Radcliffe has admitted he has experienced problems with alcohol due to his long running fame. In an interview with Sky Arts, due to be broadcast later this year, he explained how the fame and attention from Harry Potter had taken its toll.

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Guess Who? Shailene Woodley And Five Other Celebrities In Disguise


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This week A Fault in Our Star actress Shailene Woodley disguised herself in a long curly wig so she could enjoy her new movie at a regular cinema incognito. It may seem like a very simple disguise but it worked and Shailene was able to enjoy the film without causing a scene. Of course sometimes for a celebrity a disguise is necessary, especially when you're looking to carry out normal, everyday activities. Here’s five other examples of stars who have tried (and mostly failed) at going incognito. Come on, would you have recognised them?

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Cast Of "Expendables 3" Tanks At Cannes. Literally.


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Tanks at Cannes – if anyone could pull it off, it had to be Sly Stallone and company. Stallone and Expendables 3 costars made their arrival, riding along the Croisette in the French city in two massive Soviet tanks. Sure, it didn’t do anything to help the already terrible traffic in Cannes around festival time, but it did contribute to the film’s eye-popping promotional bill of $2 million, spent over the course of the festival.

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Sylvester Stallone shows his support for the efforts to rescue over 200 girls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria.

Besides the tank stunt, admittedly one of the better ideas to come out of a Hollywood promo team, the $2 million budget also included a promo of clips from the movie and a star-studded press conference at the Carlton hotel. The press conference featured almost all the stars of the film (and the tank stunt) including returning heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren, as well as new recruits Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammar. Nu Image and Millenium Films must be working on a very liberal budget this time around.

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Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Kelsey Grammer and Harrison Ford - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'The Expendables 3' premiere - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 18th May 2014

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Mel Gibson - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'The Homesman' premiere - Arrivals - Cannes, France - Sunday 18th May 2014

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Mel Gibson - 2014 G'DAY USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala to honor Australians Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and chef Curtis Stone at JW Marriot at LA Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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A Week In Movies: Awards Season Gathers Pace, Superhero Movie Rumours Abound, Expendables 3 Drops A Teaser


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Things always go quiet in the film industry over the holidays as everyone takes one last break before the full onslaught of awards season campaigning. Nominations for both Oscars and Baftas come in the next two weeks, and there's also action for the influential writers, directors, producers and actors guilds. 

Awards-worthy movies expanding into cinemas this weekend include Mark Wahlberg's Lone Survivor, Spike Jonze's Her, the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and the Cambodia documentary The Missing Picture. All have picked up attention from critics groups over the past month and are looking to catch the eye of Oscar voters. Read our review of 'Lone Survivor', watch the trailer for Spike Jonze's 'Her', read our review of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' or our review of 'The Missing Picture'.

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Mel Gibson - Mel Gibson outside the ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th November 2013

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Jason Patric and Mel Gibson - 'Stand Up For Gus' benefit held at Bootsy Bellows - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th November 2013

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Mel Gibson - Premiere Of Open Road Films' "Machete Kills" Held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson and Robert Rodriguez - Los Angeles premiere of 'Machete Kills' held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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Mel Gibson - Film Premiere of Machete Kills - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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Mel Gibson - Machete Kills Premiere at Regal Theatre Downtown LA - Downtown Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 3rd October 2013

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Lady Gaga… Doesn’t Do Much In The Machete Kills Trailer


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Lady GaGa will be making her big-screen bow, but our first glimpse of her in Machete Kills is a bit disappointing. She’s just on the screen for a bit, and then she’s gone. Now we’ll HAVE to fork out to see the film.

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The trailer actually focuses more on some of the film’s other stars, who, admittedly, have dedicated their lives to a career in acting etc etc. Danny Trejo, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson all make an appearance in someway or another. For instance, Gibson plays a crazy arms dealer, and Sheen, totally ridiculously, plays the President of The United States. We get to see him shooting a big gun, and, let’s face it, we all want to see Obama with a massive gun, so there’ that. Sheen (Mr. President) recruits Trejo (Machete, who kills) to take down Gibson (arms dealer), because obviously, no one else can get he job done.

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Filthy Rich: Hacker Exposes Personal Finances Of Ashton Kutcher, Jay-Z, Hillary Clinton


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Ever wondered what Ashton Kutcher’s bank account totals? What about how much Jay-Z spends on his plastic each month? Well, a mysterious hacker has ensured those details are a whole lot easier to find after somehow breaching security, obtaining the financial records of some of the biggest celebrity names on the planet, and posting all the details online. The LAPD is frantically trying to track down the hacker who supplied material to the website exposed.su.

We can tell you now: Ashton Kutcher has a nice little kitty, while Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Donald Trump, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan aren’t short of a dime or two, as you’d expect. The website’s main page, titled The Secret Files, features a picture of a zombie-looking girl. Music from Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ plays in the background as visitors are encouraged to click a celebrity name to discover their home addresses, social security numbers, mortgage accounts, bank accounts and credit card statements.

A series of phone numbers were also posted, though most went to production companies, finance firms and the like. The site, still online on Wednesday morning (March 13, 2013), features the tagline, “If you believe that God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeve.”

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Sartorial Insult? Was John Galliano Mocking Jews With Hasidic-Style Outfit?


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Are you paying attention, Mel Gibson? Fashion designer John Galliano’s got a real interesting idea when it comes to wriggling your way out of having a terrible reputation as an anti-Semite. Galliano, despite having disgraced himself back in 2011 for making anti-Semitic remarks in a Paris café, decided that it might be a good idea to go to his pal Oscar de la Renta’s Fashion Week show in New York, wearing an outfit strongly reminiscent of the outfits worn by Hasidic Jews.

Presumably aware that at some point during the day, he was likely to have his photo taken, the former Dior designer stepped out onto the streets of New York wearing a wide brimmed, homburg-style hat and with his hair curled into side-locks (“peyos”). Galliano has been helping Oscar De La Renta prepare for his 2013 fall collection show but last night, his own choice of outfit shocked the New York Jewish community.

A Williamsburg community leader, Isaac Abraham condemned what he deemed to be a sartorial insult, on Galliano’s part. “He’s trying to embarrass people in the Jewish community," Abraham told the New York Post "and make money on clothes [while] dressed like people he has insulted… If it was just anyone else, I wouldn’t know what to say. But considering who this guy is, considering his background and what he’s said in the past, let him explain it to all of us: Are you mocking us?”  

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Who's Your Daddy? Is Mel Gibson The Father Of Jodie Foster's Kids?


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Mel Gibson is once again at the center of speculation after it was rumored that he may be the father of Jodie Foster's children. The tales began on Twitter almost immediately after the actress' Golden Globes speech, during which she cleared up rumors about her sexuality. Some viewers highlighted the likeness between Foster's sons Charles, 14, Kit, 12, and Gibson as they sat together at the awards' ceremony.

In her heartfelt speech, Foster told the Braveheart actor, "You know, you save me, too." She has never revealed her son's paternity and reportedly said she won't tell them until they turn 21. "The kids look like him [Gibson] but blonder," said one amateur genealogist told the New York Post. It would go some way to explaining Foster's fierce loyalty to Mel Gibson, despite his anti-Semitic scandals and alleged abusive treatment of Oksana Grigorieva, his former Russian girlfriend and mother to his daughter Lucia, 3. 

While Hollywood movie producers shunned Gibson, Foster worked with him on the 2011 movie The Beaver and called him "one of the most loved people in the business," adding, "He's not saintly and he's got a big mouth. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life."

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Jodie Foster's Cecil B DeMille Award And Why She's The Perfect Woman For It


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The question as to why Jodie Foster was honoured with the esteemed Golden Globe 'Cecil B DeMille Award' is a far easier one to answer than why it has taken so long for her to be recognised for her talents and "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment". With starring roles in some of the late 20th century's most iconic movies, she has been at the cornerstone of the American film industry for almost 40 years. Her acceptance speech at the ceremony (13th Jan), while slightly enigmatic, shed further light and further reason as to why she is more than deserving of the award.

Born in 1962, Foster's rise to fame came early. She appeared in TV's Paper Moon during the 70s and by 1976, aged just 14, she had landed the role that would catapult her into the attention of the masses- co-starring as Iris Steensma in Taxi Driver alongside Robert DeNiro. She won two BAFTAs for the role as well as landing her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her role in the 1988 thriller The Accused saw her win both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress, and did the same just two years later for her starring appearance in Silence of the Lambs. Her career has never slowed and she has also turned her hand at producing and directing. 

In her speech she left everyone reeling though when she came out as gay. "I already did my coming out a thousand years ago, in the Stone Age," she said, quoted by CBS. "Those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually to everyone that knew her, everyone she actually met. But now apparently I'm told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a primetime reality show... my reality show would so boring."

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Mel Gibson 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Red Carpet Featuring: Mel Gibson Where: Los Angeles, CA, United States When: 13 Jan 2013

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Mel Gibson InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Mel Gibson Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 13 Jan 2013

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Mel Gibson 2nd Annual Sean Penn and Friends Help Haiti Home Gala benefiting J/P HRO presented by Giorgio Armani - Arrivals Featuring: Mel Gibson Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 12 Jan 2013

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First Look At Tom Hardy As Mad Max


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Tom Hardy is taking on Mel Gibson’s classic role as Mad Max in the series reboot, Fury Road.

Lucky for fans of the franchise, the director’s chair is once again filled by George Miller, the man behind the original franchise. The latest news, creating buzz around the flick is the recently released picture of Hardy in costume (and what a costume it is), which gives fans an idea of the character’s new image. In all fairness, it isn’t all that new. Hardy’s leather jacket and overall rugged look instantly bring to mind Gibson’s original portrayal. The image surfaced, after Hardy sent an autographed copy to a fan. According to The Daily Mail, however, the British actor will aim to bring something new and original to the role, while still paying homage to Mel Gibson’s classic portrayal.

'I would have to pick up where Mel left off, but in all honesty, it would be ridiculous to pick up where Mel left off,” he explained. “He is Mad Max. I have to bring something entirely different and new to the stage.” Is that some performance anxiety we detect? Audiences will soon be able to decide for themselves if Hardy has done the character justice. Mad Max: Fury Road is set to hit theatres sometime in 2013.

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Hollywood And Religion: Or, How Angus T. Jones Became A Laughing Stock


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When Angus T. Jones recorded his interview with Christopher Hudson, the leader of the Forerunner Chronicles Christian group, he may well not have expected the reaction that he got. The star of the Two and a Half Men sitcom denounced the show as “filth” and urged viewers to stop watching it. Presumably not quite the marketing plan that the show’s executives had in mind (though as we know, these bouts of ‘technically bad’ publicity have a habit of working in your favour) but Angus was keen to share all that he had learned since turning to religion.

In the interview clip, Angus speaks to Hudson as though he is some form of demi-god and looks thrilled to even be in the same room as him, reaching out to touch him as though he can’t believe he’s real. As he very publicly looked a very generous gift horse in the mouth (He earns a reported $350,000 per episode. Yes, per episode), the world winced and cowered away, sniggering. Within hours of the video clip hitting the internet, it had gone viral and the 19 year-old had quickly become a laughing stock.

What exactly was Jones’ biggest crime though? Dissing his employers? Undermining the very thing that gave him the wealth and privilege that he’s able to enjoy? Or was it all the nutty, slightly alarming religious stuff that he was spouting for the majority of the interview? If he’d just said “Two and a Half Men is cr*p,” would we have cared quite as much? Would the story have run quite as far and quite as wide as it did? If there wasn’t that cringe-worthy explanation of why he went on the hunt for a church with a “black gospel theme,” would this all have mattered so much? If he hadn’t starting aligning light entertainment with the devil, because of his newfound religious beliefs? Of course not.

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Channing Tatum Is Sexiest Man Alive 2012, Ryan Gosling Fans Go Crazy


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Channing Tatum has been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012, beating the likes of Ben Affleck, Denzel Washington and last year's winner Bradley Cooper in the process. The result confirms the fact that People magazine really, really, hate Ryan Gosling

Tatum joins a select club of Hollywood stars who have taken the title since the magazine began the feature in 1985. Mel Gibson, Nick Nolte, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Richard Gere and Johnny Depp have been named the sexiest man alive, though the title still evades Ryan Gosling. Some of the Blue Valentine star's fans have already begun bashing their heads against keyboards across the globe. One user said, "channing tatum definitely isn't the sexiest man alive tho like what about joseph gordon levitt OR ryan gosling HELLO PEOPLE," while another said, "Eh, Channing Tatum sexiest man alive? I still think we have to give it up for Ryan Gosling, guy always gets the short end of the stick." Poor old Ryan. Anyway, Tatum, 32, hails from Alabama and is best known for a couple of soppy romantic-comedies, though turned in an excellent comedic performance in 21 Jump Street. Speaking in the latest issue of People magazine, the actor says he's ready to begin a family with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, "I'm ready; I think she's ready.The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that.It's really easy for us guys to say, 'I want like 15 kids. Jenna will be like, 'Well you better get another wife!"

The special issue of the magazine also hands out awards in other category, including Men of the Year, Sexy At Every Age and Hot Dogs (a list of Hollywood's dog lovers). Ryan Gosling got a nod in the latter, while Javier Bardem made it only to the scary sounding 50 Shades of Grey.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation [aka: Get The Gringo] Review


Weak
With echoes of everything from Mad Max to Payback, this grungy thriller rampages through Mel Gibson's back catalogue. But all of the swaggering attitude is just too much for a film that has absolutely no point to it.

After a breathless car chase on the US-Mexico border, an outlaw (Gibson) is thrown into a Tijuana prison known as El Pueblito, which is more like a run-down favela than a jail. His criminal mind immediately kicks into gear as he finds ways to survive by causing as much mayhem as possible. Soon he befriends a 10-year-old kid (Hernandez) whose mother (Heredia) is being exploited by the power-mad top-dog prisoner Javi (Gimenez Cacho). And our unnamed protagonist will need to use all of his wits to get out of here alive.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Trailer


We all have bad days, but for Driver (Gibson) his day is really taking the biscuit. It's not all bad; he's just made off with a big haul worth millions, something that would be able to secure that nice summer vacation he's been after for a while, however after the haul things begin to head south - literally!

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Mel Gibson Saturday 14th January 2012 Cinema For Peace Event Benefitting J/P Haitian Relief held at The Montage Hotel

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Mel Gibson Friday 21st October 2011 wearing a plaid shirt while out shopping in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California

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Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr and Beverly Hilton Hotel - Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr. Beverly Hills, California - 25th American Cinematheque Award honoring Robert Downey, Jr. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Friday 14th October 2011

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Mel Gibson Friday 16th September 2011

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Interview with Mel Gibson about The Beaver

We speak we Mel Gibson about his new film The Beaver.

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The Beaver Review


Very Good
While there are too many carefully constructed moments in this film, it's a remarkably effective mixture of dark drama and absurd comedy. This is surprising because the premise is more than a little ridiculous.

After a nervous breakdown, Walter (Gibson) is struggling to get back into his role as CEO of a toy company, husband to Meredith (Foster) and father to two boys, smart 17-year-old Porter (Yelchin) and curious young Henry (Stewart).

When Walter finds a beaver puppet, he has an epiphany, letting the beaver say what he's afraid to say. While this helps reinvigorate his business and adds a lively twist to his family life, it's not exactly a permanent solution.

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The Beaver Trailer


It wasn't so long ago when Walter Black lived a happy life, the CEO of a toy company and married with two sons, Walter had it all. Those days now seem so far away, through no real fault, Walter's marriage is breaking down and communication with his sons, who he once knew so well, is at an all time low.

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Edge Of Darkness Review


OK
Based on the 1985 BBC TV series, also directed by Campbell, this dramatic thriller tries to pack so much into two hours that it ends up feeling thin and repetitive. But it's great to have Gibson back on screen.

Veteran Boston cop Thomas (Gibson) is trying to rebuild his relationship with his scientist daughter Emma (Novakovic) when she's viciously gunned down.

Everyone suspects Thomas was the real target, but his investigation leads him into a conspiracy involving her job with a monolithic defence contractor run by the shady Bennett (Huston). Then he meets government clean-up expert Jedburgh (Winstone) and starts to realise the extent of what's gong on. Can he blow the whistle before they rub him out too?

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Edge Of Darkness Trailer


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Paparazzi Review


Bad
ATTENTION ASPIRING FILMMAKERS!!

Forget what those how-to screenplay books advise. The key to getting a screenplay sold is to find a pet peeve of Hollywood celebrities, and write a script where they get revenge on those behind the annoyance. A movie like this is now playing at a theater near us. Paparazzi tells the story of an up and coming actor (Cole Hauser) whose life is disrupted when some pesky shutterbugs won't leave him alone, nearly killing his wife and kid. So, naturally, the star starts killing the photographers.

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Apocalypto Review


Terrible
My ancient-language skills are rusty, so until I get my hands on a Mayan-to-English dictionary, I'm going to assume that Apocalypto translates into "vicious, unwieldy, and relentless brutality staged with ambitious fervor for a fruitless cause."

That sums up Mel Gibson's blood-spurting debacle of the same name, a perverse and sadistic historical sprint that suffers the carte blanche excesses of a successful director who believes he's earned the right not to be told "no."

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The River (1984) Review


Very Good
Sissy and Mel face off against a raging river -- and plenty more -- in this chest-thumping melodrama from On Golden Pond director Mark Rydell. Of course, it's not just the river that's about to flood the family farm that they have to contend with. They also have a bank that wants its loan payments, an evil dam developer who'll even hire thugs to rip down their makeshift levee, and just about every other obstacle under the sun. (Even the umpire at the local baseball game is against them!) The film is ironically at its best and most eye-rolling when Spacek gets her arm caught in a piece of farm equipment, threatening her with bleeding to death. It's high-water, hair-tearing hysteria that works remarkably well.

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Review


Weak

Here's a prime example of what happens when fascinating subject matter falls prey to inept filmmaking. Lian Lunson's Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man is a frustrating mess, redeemed intermittently by a few solid musical performances and by the towering, erudite presence of Cohen himself.

Much of Lunson's tribute to the legendary songsmith is taken up by a 2005 concert featuring a lineup of international folk and pop artists honoring Cohen's music. I don't claim a close familiarity with Cohen's music, but it doesn't take an aficionado of it to figure out that several of the performances are overwrought, shrill, or just plain boring. Rufus Wainwright's nasally crooning and vamping reduce the wry humor of "Everybody Knows" and "Chelsea Hotel #2" into fey cabaret numbers. Elsewhere, Nick Cave's version of "I'm Your Man" by way of a Vegas lounge act deadens the senses, and Jarvis Cocker's stiffly delivered "Death Of a Ladies' Man" is god-awful. Aside from the default pleasure taken in knowing that you're hearing one of Cohen's songs, this is disposable material. All of it, that is, with the exception of Teddy Thompson's version of "Tonight Will Be Fine," Antony Hegarty's "If It Be Your Will," and Martha Wainwright's "The Traitor": Three performances that achieve the grace and soulful resonance of Cohen's music, so devoid in the rest of Lunson's documentary.

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Who Killed The Electric Car? Review


Weak
According to everyone, from Al Gore to Michael Moore to Oliver Stone, in the not so distant future, we're all going to bear witness to a mighty big shit storm (academics have adorably nicknamed this happening "the Apocalypse"). Thusly, everyone from your grandmother to the brother of the guy who directed Capturing the Friedmans is working on a documentary to pinpoint what exactly will be the cause of this shit storm. At last we left it, Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim were telling us that it will be good ol' Mother Nature who finally exacts much-needed revenge on us in An Inconvenient Truth. Chris Paine adds a footnote to that story with Who Killed the Electric Car?

In the '90s, there was a brief moment where it looked like all these oil concerns could be alleviated. Many of the most prominent car companies had designed a car that, much like a cell phone, could simply be plugged in at night and would be ready to drive to and from work when you got up. However, most of these cars never saw the light of day and those that did were quickly called back, even ones that were given to celebrities like Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson. The film presupposes that this was a conspiracy concocted by the oil companies, the government, and the car companies to keep us all sucking at the slick-black oil teat. A good case is made in the film, but it's not really delivered with enough conviction or backing.

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The Year Of Living Dangerously Review


Very Good
Five bucks if you can remember where and when the heralded Year of Living Dangerously is set. No, not Vietnam or Cambodia. It's actually 1965 Indonesia, when a boring assignment turns "dangerous" for Aussie journalist Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson) when the country's revolution unexpectedly begins. Soon he's involved with a diplomat (Sigourney Weaver) when not running amok with photographer pal Billy Kwan, a half-Chinese dwarf man -- memorably played by non-Chinese, non-dwarf, non-male Linda Hunt, who deservedly won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The rest of the film hasn't aged nearly as well as Hunt's fun performance, though.

Payback Review


Excellent
"Nobody likes a monkey on their back. I had three. I was going to have to lighten the load"

Its dialogue like that that makes Payback the first great film of 1999. Everybody likes to watch jerks on screen. They walk around with a cockiness and lack of respect for anything and everyone that you can't help but love to watch them. In this movie, I think everybody falls into this category.

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Ransom Review


Excellent
Ransom is a smarter than your average thriller about a hostage situation. It contains intelligent characters who constantly try to outwit each other. The film doesn't take a lot of risks, but it packs surprise after surprise, and the strong central character and his performance keeps the movie above water... even if it could have been better.

The ever-popular Mel Gibson stars as a wealthy airline owner named Tom Mullen, who lives with his wife, Kate (Rene Russo), and son, Sean (Brawly Nolte), in Central Park. Kate and Tom take Sean to a science fair where several money hungry thieves kidnap him. The villains are not terrorists, not psychopaths, not serial killers, but rather three-dimensional, ordinary people. The movie gives the bad guys a lot of color and screen time; and we eventually care about their fate as well as the fate of the Mullen family.

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The Singing Detective Review


OK
"I'm a prisoner inside my own skin." So says Dan Dark (Robert Downey Jr), hack novelist and lifelong sufferer of psoriatic arthropathy, a horrific disease that has left him with barely functioning limbs and an appalling welter of blisters and rashes over every inch of his body. Dark spews rage at everyone who comes near him, from his fed-up wife (Robin Wright Penn) to the gaggle of aloof doctors who occasionally drop by to put him on a different drug.

To get away from the misery of his day-to-day existence, Dark retreats into a 1950s film noir fantasy world straight from one of his books, where he's a handsome band singer who moonlights as a gumshoe. In the fantasy, he gets tangled up in a plot revolving around a dead blonde dame, the sinister Mark Binney (Jeremy Northam) who hires Dark to investigate her murder, and a couple of palookas in sharp suits (Adrien Brody and Jon Polito) who keep trying to bump Dark off. Unfortunately, the fantasy starts getting mixed up into Dark's real life - Chandler-esque gangsters showing up at his bedside, and hospital staff bursting into renditions of doo-wop hits that Dark's alter ego would have sung in an L.A. nightclub - and he has trouble keeping them separate.

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Braveheart Review


Excellent
Mel Gibson deserves a lot more credit than I've been giving him. A few years ago, no one could have conceived that the action star could pull off the lead role in a dazzling, epic, historical adventure-thriller-romance, let alone direct it. But he does, making Braveheart a vastly entertaining and powerful film.

Gibson plays Scottish hero William Wallace, a Scotsman with simple roots who finds himself thrust into a role as leader of the Scottish revolt against England in the late 13th century. After the despicable King Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) decrees that English nobles will have the right to sexual relations with all newly-wed Scottish women, the revolution is set in motion. Wallace takes up the cause, only to find himself facing incredible odds against a superior English army and fighting Scottish nobles who want to negotiate peace instead of fight. In fact, it's the nobles who turn out to be the bigger obstacle.

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Review


Good
Two men enter, one man leave!

Let's face it, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome isn't terribly memorable aside from its to-the-death cage battles, with Mel Gibson's road warrior doing a little battle for Bartertown (headed by a ridiculously over the top Tina Turner). It will all end as expected -- with a bunch of crazy car (and train!) stunts, but why subject us to Mad Max becoming a hero to a bunch of urchin children living out in the boonies? As Turner herself said, we don't need another hero.

Mad Max Review


Extraordinary
"They say people don't believe in heroes anymore. Well, damn them! You and me, Max, we're gonna give 'em back their heroes!" Those empty words come from the chief of police (Roger Ward) to his top dog on the force. Mad Max, read as a fairy tale horror film, follows the logic of a Jacobean tragedy. The hero has everything he loves stripped away, then enacts a horrible revenge on those who wronged him. George Miller, who went on to direct the two sequels and the more benevolent Babe, crafted a low budget vision of slow burning madness on the road through a series of high-octane chase sequences.

Set in Australia "a few years from now", things have fallen apart. A handful of die hard policemen operate out of their cars (labeled "Pursuit" or "Interception") to fend off roving bands of biker gangs. Those roving marauders pillage, rape and destroy everything in their path along the handful of thinly populated shanty towns or, more often, the long, lonely stretches of road through empty wastelands.

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We Were Soldiers Review


Good
Post September 11 cinema has seen its share of war movies designed to evoke and sustain a sense of American patriotism. In the last few months, we've re-visited the war in Kosovo (Behind Enemy Lines), the war in Somalia (Black Hawk Down), and most recently, World War II (Hart's War). We Were Soldiers is the latest in the onslaught, a story based on the true accounts of the first bloody battle of the Vietnam War. With so many war films recently released, We Were Soldiers has a difficult task as it tries to ride the patriotism express.

We Were Soldiers is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once...And Young written by Lieutenant Colonel Harold Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, the only journalist willing to go into the front lines to capture a first hand account of the war. In the film, Mel Gibson plays Harold Moore, a down-to-earth officer who is responsible for leading a group of innocent, naive young men into the area of Vietnam known as "The Valley of Death." But not soon after Lt. Col. Moore and his troops touch down, their position is compromised and they find themselves outnumbered almost 5 to 1. The American soldiers engage in a deadly battle for control of the area.

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Pocahontas Review


Bad
One of the worst animated films in Disney history, you'll get more genuine history out of a pop-up book than you will in Disney's infamously bad Pocahontas.

In real life, Pocahontas was an Algonquin Indian who is said to have prevented the execution of colonist John Smith in 1607 by her father when she was only 12 years old. Since Smith couldn't speak Powhatan, his interpretation of the events may be mistaken, but it's generally thought today that the story is true. In thanks, Pocahontas was later captured by settlers at Jamestown, taught English, and taken to England where she was celebrated as an "Indian princess" and married off. Before much time could pass, though, she got smallpox (or some other disease) and died at the ripe old age of 23.

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Chicken Run Review


Essential
Since the beginning of time (or at least the domestication of animals), the chicken has been man's feathered enigma. Like so many of its feathered friends, it has fallen into the realm of the metaphor (i.e. "He's a chicken."). Unlike so many of its edible counterparts, it has survived the hassles of religious communities unscathed (no one will persecute you for eating a chicken wing). It has found its way into the realm of ontological questions (which came first: the chicken or the egg), as well as into sanguine curiosity (why does a chicken continue running around after you cut its head off?). It has become the basic standard for all foods (tastes like chicken). It has changed with the times, entering the debate about genetic engineering (see the accusations against KFC using frank-n-roosters). It has even, through its progeny, entered into the world of our children (I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am). As long as civilization has existed, the chicken has haunted our collective hubris with its often-charming idiocy.

Amongst both edible entrees and feathered friends, the chicken is the idiot God...

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What Women Want Review


Weak

You know how in testosterone-charged action movies an explosion will be shown over and over again in slow motion, and from four or five different angles? The ultimate sign of a guy movie, right?

Well, in "What Women Want" -- a romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson as a man who can hear women's thoughts -- director Nancy Meyers shows, on more than one occasion, Mel passionately kissing Helen Hunt in slow-mo and from four or five different angles.

Yes, what I'm saying is that "What Women Want" is very possibly the chickiest chick flick of all time.

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The Patriot Review


OK

For a relentlessly unoriginal, pandering and predictable, two-and-a-half hour Revolutionary War epic that white-washes slavery, chooses exaggerated slow-motion action over any interest in historical accuracy and is helmed by a director who has demonstrated little talent for anything but overblown textbook filmmaking, "The Patriot" isn't a bad movie.

It's a mimeographed knock-off of "Braveheart" in buckskin vests and powdered wigs, but that doesn't seem to bother Mel Gibson, who won an Oscar for directing that film and stars in this one as another tread-upon colonial who takes up arms against England for his nation's freedom.

A hero of the French and Indian War who has since pledged to raise his children as a pacifist plantation farmer in South Carolina, Benjamin Martin (Gibson) is an amalgam of real revolutionary war figures, fantasized by screenwriter Robert Rodat ("Saving Private Ryan") as a politically correct hero who is a wonderful widower father, who communes with the natives (he's versed in the deadly use of a Tomahawk hatchet), who employs his plantation workers instead of enslaving them, and who takes up arms again only after a stuffy, sadistic redcoat Colonel named Tavington (Jason Issacs) kills one of his sons in cold blood when he finds Martin's home filled with rebel soldiers receiving first aid after a battle.

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An arch approach makes this bonkers thriller rather enjoyable, even if it never quite cracks...

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The Expendables 3 Movie Review

Striking a tone somewhere between the po-faced original and the silly Part 2, this rampaging...

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The Expendables 3 Trailer

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