Articles tagged mel gibson

What Is the Stereotypical ‘Real American?’

Picture such a creature in your mind and see how it compares to the one in mine: White. Well-fed. Armed. Christian. I’m seeing Boss Hogg in Bermuda shorts, Foghorn Leghorn in a business suit, Britney Spears in a monster truck.

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9 Sep 2011 // 5:02 AM

Mel Gibson, Warner Bros. developing Jewish hero epic

LOS ANGELES — Mel Gibson, the Oscar winner who has defended himself against accusations of anti-Semitism, is developing a film for Warner Bros. about the life

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22 Mar 2011 // 5:17 AM

SXSW Film Festival Day 6: Mel Gibson and ‘The Beaver’

The Beaver's world premiere at SXSW leaves an audience wondering if they enjoyed it or not.

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When Did Trying to Be Good Start Feeling So Bad?

Now don’t get me wrong—of course I believe in saving the planet (at least until scientists determine if there are other inhabitable planets with better mobile phone service), but there's gotta be a limit.

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A Shark May Not Teach You Lessons About Goodness Like Santa Clause Does, But It Might Eat Your Head

Christmas in July is a superficial, commercial non-event, so why not celebrate a new Shark Week holiday, a holy season you can really sink your teeth into?

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Mel is Back and Still Wants Vengeance

Can Mel Gibson's return in The Edge of Darkness trump Taken? It shouldn't have to try.

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5 Aug 2008 // 4:16 AM

LOS ANGELES - Robert De Niro is expected to join the cast of “Edge of Darkness,” Mel Gibson’s return to big screen acting. Production

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Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

In Chris Paine’s witty and very partisan documentary, we are presented with the sad but familiar tale of corporate greed and corruption shaping our daily lives -- shaping it without our support, but with our apathy.

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8 Dec 2006 // 2:00 AM

Apocalypto (2006)

Looking like a precursor to Mad Max, Jaguar Paw has to manage his chase plot on his feet -- no turbo engines or gasoline.

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)

The sympathetic viewers are hard to watch, as Mary and Mary Magdalene repeatedly collapse against one another, trembling.

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The Passion of the Christ (2004)

This problem of truth -- how it might be defined, known, or told -- underlies most all of Mel Gibson's film.

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1 Aug 2002 // 1:00 AM

Signs (2002)

PULL.

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28 Feb 2002 // 3:00 PM

We Were Soldiers (2002)

'We Were Soldiers' is, above all, an earnest film, working overtime not to be a standard U.S. war movie where the good (white) boys fight against diabolical 'others'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

What Women Want (2000)

At the start of What Women Want, we learn the definition of a “man’s man.” This lesson comes first from the ex-wife of Nick

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Patriot (2000)

There are a lot of old glories waving in The Patriot. Tattered and soiled, they wave across battlefields and plantation lawns, held high by good

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Patriot (2000)

Okay, so it’s not Braveheart II. In fact, The Patriot is more spectacular, both visually and emotionally, than Mel Gibson’s 1995 Scottish epic. This

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