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  • Poor Mel Gibson - can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

    01/11/2016 9:19:25 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 26 replies
    Freep | 1/11/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Poor Mel Gibson gets insulted by Rick'm a conservative Catholic, sometimes Latin Mass goer. He can just shut his face and keep out of public view if he doesn't like how he's treated.
  • You'll Never Work In This Town... Again?

    12/18/2006 11:52:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 2,847+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | December 18, 2006 | Erik Rush
    Recently someone asked me what sort of people "qualified" as "white trash" given what passes for conventional wisdom in America. My response included such things as lower-income, undereducated whites with a preference for colloquial speech and occasionally, a proclivity toward racking up misdemeanor offenses. A healthy dose of low self-esteem generally helps, too. Indeed, as may seem obvious, it's much more about attitude and mindset than ethnic or genotypic qualities. In as much as the above gives rise to subcultural niches, I don't have any problem admitting that I occasionally use the "n-word." That we've come to a point where...
  • Just Saw Apocalypto...Need Help With 3 Things (Spoiler Questions)

    12/12/2006 7:02:41 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 22 replies · 877+ views
    12-12-06 | my favorite headache
    Just saw Mel Gibson's Apocalypto an hour ago and I have two or three historical questions pertaining to the film that I am still not clear on. 1. Who was it that is approaching the shoreline at the end of the film? They appear to be Vikings of some sort...was this the start of a colony there? 2. Why did the 2 evil warriors stop at the shore and walk towards them and not kill him? Were they stunned by the ships and the fact that the men looked that different and were white? 3. Was any of this based...
  • Brutally Honest (Apocalypto)

    12/15/2006 7:04:47 AM PST · by Valin · 71 replies · 3,612+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/15/06 | Sonny Bunch
    Brutally Honest The multicultural set doesn't like Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" because of its depiction of Mayan brutality. MEL GIBSON'S Apocalypto is one of the few films that can rightly be described as a journey. The viewer is snatched from the confines (and comforts) of a Hollywood movie and thrown deep into the jungles of Central America. The film itself is a visual masterpiece; shot entirely in a Mayan dialect, Gibson flexes his visual muscles to show rather than tell. Billed as a historical drama, Apocalypto is actually part revenge flick and part chase flick. After being brutally taken from his...
  • Mel Gibson's Apocalyptic Stupidity

    12/13/2006 4:59:55 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 137 replies · 4,165+ views
    Human ^ | December 13, 2006 | Ben Shapiro
    According to Mel Gibson, his new movie, "Apocalypto," is a metaphor for the death of American civilization. "The precursors to a civilization that's going under are the same, time and time again," Gibson explained at a film festival in Texas. "What's human sacrifice if not sending guys off to Iraq for no reason?" Gibson's comparison between Mayan and American civilization is deeply offensive. To elucidate just how offensive the comparison is, I must review the film's portrayal of Mayan society. (Warning: There are spoilers. If you are intent on seeing this movie, read no further.) "Apocalypto" portrays two societies within...
  • Mel's Latest: Brilliant Film, Inane Interpretation

    12/11/2006 11:05:40 PM PST · by beaversmom · 67 replies · 2,399+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 7, 2006 | Michael Medved
    Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto” is an audacious, unforgettable triumph and, undoubtedly, one of the richest, most electrifying cinematic experiences of the year. In that context it’s unfortunate that the filmmaker has coupled his brilliance as a writer-director with a display of unalloyed idiocy as a commentator on his own work. The stupidity began in September when he spoke to an audience in Austin, Texas after an early screening of his still unfinished film. At the time, he succeeded in getting advance attention for his work by drawing parallels between the fantastically brutal and dysfunctional Mayan civilization he portrays on screen and...
  • 'Apocalypto' does disservice to its subjects

    12/11/2006 5:04:28 PM PST · by veronica · 94 replies · 2,236+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | December 11, 2006 | Zachary X. Hruby
    "Apocalypto," Mel Gibson's new thriller about the ancient Maya civilization, is exactly that: thrilling. But this entertainment comes at a price. The Maya at the time of Spanish contact are depicted as idyllic hunters and gatherers, or as genocidal murderers, and neither of these scenarios is accurate. The film represents a step backward in our understanding of the complex cultures that existed in the New World before the Spanish invasion, and it is part of a disturbing trend re-emerging in the film industry, portraying non-Western natives as evil savages. "King Kong" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" show...
  • SNL -- Apocalypto Recut

    12/11/2006 3:20:27 PM PST · by Screamname · 45 replies · 2,620+ views ^ | 12/11/2006 | SNL
    Sorry, but this is too funny. And after Gibsons bashing of Bush he deserves it.
  • Gibson Delivers Another Box Office Win (APOCALYPTO)

    12/11/2006 3:06:39 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 63 replies · 1,838+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2006 | DAVID GERMAIN
    Gibson Delivers Another Box Office Win Dec 10 10:36 PM US/Eastern By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES Mel Gibson's bloody epic "Apocalypto" debuted as the No. 1 weekend movie, proving the filmmaker still can deliver a winner despite his drunken-driving arrest and anti-Semitic rant last summer. "Apocalypto," a Disney release set in the Mayan civilization and told in an obscure Mayan language, opened with $14.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was a modest haul compared to the $83.8 million opening weekend of Gibson's last movie, the 2004 religious blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," which went...
  • From Jungle Book to Apocalypto

    12/10/2006 9:41:43 AM PST · by kinghorse · 36 replies · 1,171+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/10/06 | kh
    First off let me state I haven't yet seen Apocalypto, but knowing what I know of Mr. Gibson's sensibilities, I expect it to be a rather rude departure from political correctness regarding non-western culture. And, being a cultured western male, I applaud this. The insinuations are prime to survival and subject for honest debate in the current situation in the ME and more specifically Iraq and Lebanon. I thought about all of this while listening to Cookie and Zachie and the inestimable Mr. George Will debate the ways and means of surrender in Iraq on This Week with George Stephanopoulos....
  • 'Apocalypto' earns $14M, resurrects Mel

    12/10/2006 12:10:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 577+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/06 | David German - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Mel Gibson's bloody epic "Apocalypto" debuted as the No. 1 weekend movie, proving the filmmaker still can deliver a winner despite his drunken-driving arrest and anti-Semitic rant last summer. "Apocalypto," a Disney release set in the Mayan civilization and told in an obscure Mayan language, opened with $14.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was a modest haul compared to the $83.8 million opening weekend of Gibson's last movie, the 2004 religious blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," which went on to do $370 million domestically. But "Apocalypto" overcame the baggage of Gibson's personal troubles as...
  • Mel Wins Friday: #1 'Apocalypto' Bigger Opening Weekend Than 'Braveheart'

    12/09/2006 3:38:57 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 193 replies · 4,119+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | December 8, 2006 | Nikki Finke
    Call it a Hollywood shocker: Mel's Apocalypto will have a bigger weekend opening than his Braveheart. Despite scandal, an R-rating, subtitles because of an ancient dialect, no stars, and direct competition from movieland AAA-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, Gibson's Mayan epic won Friday's matinees and evenings, I'm told. At first, box office gurus were warning me that the weekend victor among three very competitive films all opening against each other would be too close to call. cameron_jude.jpgBut now I've learned it looks certain that Apocalypto will win the weekend -- bearing out my reporting back on December 1st when...
  • Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" - It's No Bloody Good

    12/08/2006 9:26:29 AM PST · by TaraP · 30 replies · 1,517+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Dec 8th, 2006 | Christian Hamaker
    Release Date: December 8, 2006 Ever since Mel Gibson directed the amazingly successful “The Passion of the Christ,” he has been dogged by questions of whether that film is anti-Semitic in its portrait of Jewish complicity in the death of Christ. He also has been accused of reveling in cinematic violence – an action-movie star who chooses violent roles in front of the camera and violent stories to film as a director. Gibson’s recent outburst after being arrested for drunken driving revealed an ugly streak that emboldened those who believe him to be an anti-Semite. Now, with “Apocalypto,” the filmmaker...
  • Mel Gibson Finds Eternal GORY in 'Apocalypto' Movie

    12/08/2006 4:56:23 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 132 replies · 4,016+ views
    Mel Gibson is sicker than we thought. As his new film "Apocalypto" makes clear, he's not just a drinker and a raving anti-Semite, but a man with a grotesque appetite for human suffering and an enormous talent for exploiting it. There was great violence in "Braveheart," too, but it was cloaked in historical context. And the stripping of Jesus' flesh in "The Passion of the Christ" had the cover of Scripture. But "Apocalypto" exists solely as an action-adventure and a deft cinematic demonstration of man's capacity for cruelty. This is the true passion of Mel. If you can take unflinching...
  • SACRIFICE [Professors say Gibson's Apocalypto is biased against Mayan bloodletting]

    12/05/2006 11:45:28 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 144 replies · 7,663+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 5, 2006 | Newsweek
    Let's get right to the point, shall we? About halfway through Mel Gibson's movie "Apocalypto," which opens this week, viewers are treated to a stomach-turning scene of human sacrifice, set in a Mayan city around 1500. It's not revealing too much to say that the movie's hero is captured by a gang of marauders, bound, marched through the jungle, painted blue, and forced to the top of a pyramid where heads roll. In a smaller version of the outrage and skepticism that preceded the opening of "The Passion of the Christ"—is it historically accurate? is it anti-Semitic?—scholars who study the...
  • 'Apocalypto': Bloody lessons

    12/08/2006 1:21:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies · 3,051+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Dec. 8, 2006 | GEOFF PEVERE
    Starring Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez. Written by Mel Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Directed by Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson's new movie is a dubiously cautionary historical spectacle that gushes along on torrents of blood. A speculative fable on the fall of Mayan civilization with its eye allegedly cocked toward present geopolitical troubles, Apocalypto will strike some as a comment on the imminent collapse of global society as we know it, and others as a sign that it's already a done deal — surely, this is exactly the kind of gory amusement that jazzed the...
  • First, the Jews; Now Gibson Angers the Maya

    12/07/2006 7:11:02 PM PST · by paudio · 106 replies · 3,199+ views ^ | 7 December 2006
    Some descendants of the Maya tribes depicted in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto have denounced the movie as racist and not representative of their ancient culture. In an interview with Reuters, Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual Foundation, said, "Gibson replays, in glorious big budget Technicolor, an offensive and racist notion that Maya people were brutal to one another long before the arrival of Europeans and thus they deserved, in fact, needed, rescue." Lucio Yaxon, described by Reuters as a 23-year-old Mayan human rights activist, added, "Basically, the director is saying the Mayans are savages." Today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times noted that...
  • Rush Limbaugh Live Thread Thursday December 7th

    12/07/2006 8:49:54 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 433 replies · 5,611+ views ^ | 12-07-2006 The Military and The Media The divide grows FALLUJAH, IRAQ: I've completed the first leg of the journey to Iraq, after having moved through Dubai, Kuwait and Baghdad. I am now at Camp Fallujah. While in Fallujah, I'll embed with a Marine Police Transition Team (PTT) and also meet with the Civil Affairs Group. The next stop will be Ramadi. The trip - from my front door to Fallujah - took 3 ˝ days, accounting for the 8 hour time shift between the East Coast and Iraq. This is remarkable considering Iraq is a war zone. I spent all...
  • 'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan

    12/01/2006 3:38:06 AM PST · by AmericaUnited · 229 replies · 5,100+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2006 | Roger Friedman
    'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan With the subtlety of several thousand flying mallets and arrows, here comes Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto," a two hour plus torture-fest so violent that women and children will be headed to the doors faster than you can say "duck" when the film opens on Dec. 8th. Indeed, 'Apocalypto' is the most violent movie Disney has ever released, with so much blood spurting out of orifices that even Martin Scorsese would blush. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to see heads and hearts removed without anesthesia, then this is the movie for...
  • "Law & Order" draws inspiration from Mel Gibson

    09/26/2006 8:40:06 PM PDT · by jdm · 10 replies · 694+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept 27, 2006
    While Mel Gibson secretly roams the United States testing reaction to his latest movie, "Apocalypto," one of television's longest running shows has decided to incorporate his recent legal troubles into an episode. Staying true to its "ripped from the headlines" style, "Law & Order," says it will air an episode on November 3 starring comedian Chevy Chase as a celebrity who is pulled over for drunk driving and then delivers an anti-Semitic rant at the arresting officers. But "Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf said that while a viewer could draw comparisons to Gibson's anti-Semitic comments after being arrested for...