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  • Mel Gibson’s New Police Brutality Movie Is a Vile, Racist Right-Wing Fantasy

    09/09/2018 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 80 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/03/18 | Marlow Stern
    VENICE, Italy—Two years ago, the Venice Film Festival hosted the world premiere of Hacksaw Ridge, a World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson. The film marked Gibson’s first turn behind the camera in a decade, since he’d drunkenly slurred “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” pleaded guilty to battering his then-partner Oksana Grigorieva, and was caught on audio saying she was “asking” to be “raped by a pack of n****rs.” Despite never demonstrating much in the way of genuine contrition, he was treated to a prolonged standing ovation on the Lido—the opening salvo of...
  • The Passion Of The Christ

    03/30/2018 4:22:03 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | March 30, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    We're opening our weekend movie a little early this week, in time for Good Friday. On Saturday night we'll have another seasonal entertainment for you, but this is Mel Gibson's big blockbuster from fourteen Easters ago. Mel has spent the last decade getting a little crazier with every year that passes, and, surprisingly, there have been no attempts to follow the success of this film. But back in 2004 it was impressive not just cinematically but as an interesting business model for bypassing Hollywood: The headline on the Washington Post review summed it up: "'Passion' Is A Gory Take On...
  • Jim Caviezel: New 'Passion of the Christ' to be 'biggest film in history'

    01/31/2018 1:31:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 01/31/2018 | Joe Kovacs
    Jim Caviezel, who stunned the world with his portrayal of Jesus in the 2004 blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ,” is now confirming he’s on board with director Mel Gibson for a sequel, and predicts it will be “the biggest film in history.” “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience,” the 49-year-old actor told USA Today. “It’s great. Stay tuned.” Both Gibson and Caviezel have not said much about the story focusing on the resurrection of Christ, but the star indicated he’s encouraged by the direction the project is taking. “I won’t tell you how...
  • New ‘Passion of the Christ’ sequel will be ‘biggest film in history’: Jim Caviezel

    01/30/2018 5:11:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Actor Jim Caviezel, world-famous for his portrayal of Jesus in the blockbuster 2004 movie The Passion of the Christ, has confirmed that he is joining forces with director Mel Gibson to reprise his role in a sequel about the Resurrection, now on the drawing board. “There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience," said the actor in a USA Today interview. “It's great. Stay tuned.” “The Resurrection. Big subject. Oh, my God,” said Director Mel Gibson in a 2016 interview. “We’re trying to craft this in a way that’s cinematically compelling and enlightening so that it...
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • We Were Soldiers

    11/11/2017 4:46:08 PM PST · by Twotone · 52 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 11, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    On "Fox & Friends" this morning, reacting to the live footage of President Trump in Hanoi, I talked about the Vietnam war's domestic impact on the American psyche. It took many decades for that to change, and this Veterans Day movie pick is one of the cultural artifacts of that evolution in perception - a film about soldiering that wears its allegiance in its very title. It was released about six months after 9/11, in the spring of 2002, and in that sense is a movie about an old war seen through the lens of a new one. The best...
  • After Hollywood Elites Rejected Mel Gibson — He’s Back

    02/21/2017 8:26:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Zachary Leeman
    Warner Brothers is currently trying its best to convince Mel Gibson to direct the sequel to its 2016 comic book blockbuster, “Suicide Squad.” The studio that is courting Gibson for a big-budget franchise film seems to confirm what should have already been known: Gibson is back. After years of Hollywood’s rejection and industry hate, Gibson clawed his way back to the A-list by continuing to work and finance his projects outside of the Hollywood system. His latest project, the faith-based “Hacksaw Ridge,” has made big waves at the box office and at various awards ceremonies since its release in November.
  • RIP Hal Moore, All-American Badass Whose Bravery On The Battlefield Inspired 'We Were Soldiers'

    02/12/2017 9:12:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    IJR ^ | 02/11/17 | BENNY JOHNSON
    America has lost a hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the legendary commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, whose bravery on the battlefield inspired the movie 'We Were Soldiers' has passed away. “He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized,” the Army said in a powerful statement. Moore was 94. After being accepted to West Point in 1942, Moore served in the Korean War and commanded a heavy mortar company. He became a professor at West Point after the war, educating a young...
  • 5 Great Mel Gibson Movies (Before 'Hacksaw Ridge')

    01/25/2017 7:58:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2017 | Christian Toto
    It's official. Hollywood has forgiven Mel Gibson. The troubled actor/director earned serious Oscar love this week. His brilliant directorial comeback, "Hacksaw Ridge," earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield) and Best Director.
  • Oscars: Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' Lands 6 Nominations (Best Picture/Director/Actor)

    01/24/2017 3:47:25 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1-24-17 | Arlene Washington , Tatiana Siegel
    Mel Gibson continues his run through awards season. The Hacksaw Ridge helmer landed an Oscar nomination for best director on Tuesday morning. The film's star Andrew Garfield also scored a best actor mention for the film about a conscientious objector in World War II [Desmond Doss], a coup for Gibson given that the actor also was being considered for the same category for his role in Martin Scorsese's Silence. The Lionsgate drama was also nominated for best picture, film editing, sound mixing and sound editing. Gibson thanked his cast and crew in a statement and said the Academy's recognition...
  • Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Glare Daggers Through Meryl Streep's Anti-Trump speech (PICS!) Ed. TR.

    01/09/2017 7:05:16 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-9-2017 | Kiri Blakeley
    Meryl Streep's speech condemning President-elect Donald Trump for perceived bullying tactics and intolerance didn't go over well with at least two of the stars in the gilded Golden Globes audience on Sunday night. Mel Gibson, known as conservative, and Vince Vaughn, known as libertarian, death glared throughout Streep's speech - with Vaughn demonstrating the ability to not blink for an uncomfortably long period of time. Gibson looked confused as he frowned and touched his chin as Meryl took Donald Trump to task for mocking a disabled reporter, bullying, and inciting disrespect and violence. Twitter noticed that the pair's stony mugs...
  • To Understand Why the White Working Class Voted Trump, See Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge'

    12/12/2016 8:12:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2016 | By Robert Cherry
    Why did the white working class support Donald Trump despite his history of racist and sexist remarks? For many liberals, the answer is simple: They were racists who wanted to take back the country. This view was articulated right after the election by CNN commentator Van Jones, who labeled Trump’s win a “WhiteLash.” One month later, in a CNN special, “The Messy Truth,” Jones interviewed white workers who had twice voted for President Obama, but who went for Trump in this most recent election. In an almost direct paraphrasing of Bruce Springsteen’s “Youngstown,” one worker complained that it was the...
  • Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is the Best War Film Since ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Rex Reed)

    11/14/2016 4:52:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 80 replies
    The Observer ^ | November 2, 2016 | By Rex Reed
    Like the voters who plan to stay home on Election Day because they don’t like the candidates, potential filmgoers who avoid Hacksaw Ridge because they object to Mel Gibson will be the losers. Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of a conscientious objector who played a big role in winning World War II by enduring relentless punishment on and off the battlefield, saved countless lives on the front lines in the bloody Battle of Okinawa without ever carrying an assault weapon and became one of the most decorated heroes in military history without firing a single shot, is the best war...
  • Hacksaw Ridge Would Be an Oscar Lock If Hollywood Didn't Hate Mel Gibson

    11/04/2016 7:18:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mel Gibson prepared for me a captioned version of the movie that he has out that just started, Hacksaw Ridge. They've got a really interesting way of doing this. You know, one of the problems with... I can't go to a theater to watch a screener because nothing is ever close captioned in the theater and I can literally not hear the dialogue because I'm deaf and cochlear implant signal-to-noise ratio response is just... With all the soundtrack noise and noise in the theaters, I can't. I cannot. I can hear everything but I can't comprehend the...
  • Mel Gibson confirms 'Passion of the Christ' sequel

    09/02/2016 7:52:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    Mel Gibson confirmed he's working on a sequel to his 2004 film "Passion of the Christ." "And you know, it's not the 'Passion 2.' It's called 'The Resurrection,'" Gibson told evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest, according to IndieWire.com. Gibson explained that the sequel will focus on Jesus' resurrection. "Of course, that's a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don't want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened," the actor added. "Passion of the Christ" screenwriter Randall Wallace told The Hollywood Reporter that "there's a lot more...
  • Mel Gibson Planning ‘Passion of the Christ’ 2

    06/10/2016 10:24:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 9, 2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Mel Gibson is reportedly preparing a sequel to his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gibson is working with Oscar-nominated Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace to pen the sequel, which will tell the story of Jesus’s resurrection. “I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace told THR. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.” Gibson and Wallace most recently worked together on the upcoming World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which the former directed and the latter co-wrote. The pair reportedly began working on the Passion sequel in...
  • Mel Gibson Planning 'Passion of the Christ' Sequel (Exclusive)

    06/09/2016 4:47:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/9/16 | Paul Bond
    'Braveheart' screenwriter Randall Wallace says he is writing a follow-up to the Biblical blockbuster that will focus on the resurrection of Jesus. Mel Gibson and writer Randall Wallace are working on a sequel to The Passion of the Christ that will tell the story of the resurrection of Jesus, Wallace tells The Hollywood Reporter. ....Rumors swirled anew last month when Gibson was a surprise guest at Liberty University's graduation ceremony to do an advance screening of Hacksaw Ridge and was asked about a Passion follow-up. He expressed interest in making a sequel but was not specific about his involvement. Wallace...
  • Return of the queen

    06/30/2004 9:58:21 AM PDT · by orionblamblam · 12 replies · 377+ views
    The Guardian (boo, hisss) ^ | June 30, 2004 | Stuart Jeffries
    There are some lines of William Cowper inscribed on the plinth of the bronze statue of Boadicea near Westminster Bridge in central London: "Regions Caesar never knew/Thy posterity shall sway." The words have never been truer. Hollywood has four films in development about the British warrior queen. One of them, Warrior, is being produced by Mel Gibson, partly with money from the proceeds of his film The Passion of The Christ (a rare example of fundamentalist Christian money backing a project with a pagan heroine). Along with a DreamWorks project called Queen Fury, Paramount's Warrior Queen and another called My...
  • 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 Gervais.dailycaller.com/2016/01/11/heres-what-ricky-gervais-said-to-mel-gibson-that-got-bleeped-out-video/I'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.
  • Mel Gibson back to Aussie roots to direct new movie

    07/30/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/15 | Staff
    Mel Gibson is returning to his Australian roots to direct his first film in a decade, the true story of a conscientious objector who saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.