Tag Archives: Mel Gibson

Report: Sly confirms Wesley Snipes is on board for Expendables 3??? Mel Gibson to direct and star???

Sly tweeted that Wesley Snipes is officially on board to join the cast for, “The Expendables 3”. I went to Sly’s twitter page, but it looks like he removed it, for whatever reason. Sly then teased, that he plans on asking Mel Gibson to direct and have a starring role in the film too.

More on the story, here.

Well, it’s no surprise that Wesley Snipes would be returning to acting right away, after getting released from prison. He needs to get his financial income back in order somehow, since he refused to pay his taxes right? He’s probably broke, by now. Other than that, it’s great to see Sly and Wes team together again since 1993’s, “Demolition Man”.

As for Sly trying to ask Mel Gibson to direct and star? Heh, good luck on that one, Sly. I don’t think Mel would jump on board unless he gets a hand on writing duties. I can understand why Sly would want Mel since Mel is great at action films. Mel is a very talented director and screenwriter, but it seems that Mel does his own thing with directing. Mel is good at making violent and gritty scenes, and the Expendables could use something like this. Mel is still starring in violent action movies to this day, but I’m sure Mel is a difficult guy to deal with. If Sly can actually get Mel on board, that would be surprising, but I don’t see it happening. Mel would probably turn it down.

Kev

Film Of The Day: Mad Max (original, 1979)

Everyone loves a good revenge movie, but this is the best one. I love the original, “Mad Max”. It is also the best one of the trilogy. This is an apocalyptic and futuristic movie both at the same time. It tells the story about a cop who vows revenge on the biker gang who murdered his wife and son. Before the death of his wife and son, he was living a happy life, and when that was taken away from him, they gave him the name, Mad Max for a reason.

They don’t make action movies like this anymore. I love the young Mel Gibson too. He was really great back in those days! It really is a shame that Mel wants nothing to do with the Mad Max movies anymore, when Mel is still doing action movies to this day. I really think he has what it takes to play that character for one last time. I wish he would give it another shot. One of the coolest characters in action film. I love those old school action movies.

Kev

Netflix Pick (streaming): “Get the Gringo”

I haven’t posted a Netflix review in a long while, but since I watched a movie on Netflix last night, I thought I would review this one. Last night, I watched this film called, “Get the Gringo”, starring Mel Gibson. It’s a low budget B-Movie type, so it wasn’t shown in that many theaters, wasn’t a very big movie at all. The movie first premiered in Israel and it was shown in 22 other places in other countries. This movie was not shown in the US at all, I don’t think it was. The film was also written by and produced by, Mel Gibson himself, he didn’t direct it though.

The film is about this guy who is a career criminal. He gets arrested for stealing money from a crime boss, and breaking across the Mexican border. Mel Gibson’s character, who is unnamed as “Driver”, is sent to this Mexican prison, but, this is no ordinary prison. It’s a prison that is designed like an actual town. Mel’s character, Driver, tries to survive the prison with the help a young Mexican boy.

I was surprised on how great this movie was. It was surprisingly fun, and enjoyable. It’s a shame that this film wasn’t a worldwide hit. If Mel Gibson directed this film himself, I’m sure it could have been a hit then. I would have to say though, that Mel was a real bad ass in this role. It was a violent and graphic movie, just like most of Mel’s films are. His role in this film is kind of like a crossover of Mad Max and his Lethal Weapon character, mixed into one. I can’t believe that Mel is still doing violent action movies and yet, he wants nothing to do with, “Mad Max: Fury Road”?

If this movie got a US release, it had potential to be a blockbuster. Oh well. Maybe Mel felt like this movie wasn’t made for Americans to see, it was made exclusively for other countries. Despite the problems in Mel Gibson’s personal life, his personal problems is not destroying the talent that he has in film. He continues to bring it in film, no matter the bad karma that gets in his life. He’s a talented actor, writer, and director. I’ve always admired Mel’s work in film. He continues to work in film ’cause that’s what he does. It’s his passion and he can’t get away from it.

Even though this film “Get the Gringo” wasn’t recognized in Hollywood that much, it’s still a really good movie. I would suggest you check it out yourself for you Netflix subscribers out there. Mel is still a great actor, love him or hate him.

Kev

Cool Photo: Charlize Theron shows off her buzz cut hairdo, or could that be Sinead O’ Connor???

Yep, that’s Charlize Theron, showing off her buzz cut hairdo for the first time out in public. She’s still pretty hot! Although, she won’t keep that look forever. She’ll get the blond hair back when she’s done filming, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, which is what that look is for. I’m looking forward to seeing what her Mad Max costume is going to look like. She will star alongside, Tom Hardy, and the film will be directed by, George Miller. The film has already started shooting in Namimbia, Africa. Hopefully it’ll be good. I’m a big fan of the Mad Max movies, hopefully they can pull it off without Mel Gibson being a part of it. Hopefully, they make it a great action movie.

Kev

Report: Mel Gibson joins, “Machete”, sequel!!!

Mel Gibson maybe in a heated feud against screenwriter, Joe Eszterhas over this Jew stuff, but that’s still not stopping Mel from working on film! Mel has just officially joined the cast of, “Machete Kills”, the sequel to the film, “Machete”, starring Danny Trejo, and directed by, Robert Rodriguez. Mel will be playing a supporting role but his character looks to be under wraps for now.

More on the story, here.

I saw the first, “Machete” movie, and I thought it was awesome! Looking forward to the sequel. Why does Mel keep working on film, even if he keeps getting in trouble in the news?

Well, he’s an actor and film director. That’s what he does. That’s what he is. He keeps working ’cause he likes it. Film and Hollywood is obviously a passion of his.

What’s keeping him working is that all this controversy he’s getting is helping him get a stronger career. Controversy, is good sometimes, ya know? As long as he is big in the news, Hollywood would want to keep working with him ’cause the controversy helps draw more people to the films.

No matter what you think of Mel’s personal problems, he will always be a very talented actor and director. I loved his movies over the years. The last movie he did was, “The Beaver”, last year.

This guy is not going to retire from Hollywood until he’s dead, I’m sure.

Kev

Mel Gibson needs to win Oscar for “The Beaver” in 2012…

Well, I finally got to see, Mel Gibson’s latest movie, “The Beaver”, from Netflix DVD rental last night. Well you know what? I fuckin’ LOVED the movie. It’s definitely one of the best films of 2011 and pretty high up on the list in the top 15. It was a perfect film all around, the writing was phenomenal, perfect script. The movie was entertaining.

Of course, I was blown away by Mel Gibson’s performance in this movie. His performance is what impressed me the most. Mel plays Walter Black, who is CEO of a company he works for called, Jerry Co. He is suffering depression and mental illness. He is kicked out of his family’s home and turns suicidal. He found a hand puppet of a Beaver which he uses to talk to, as a way to help get him out of his depression and make him become a better person.

Walter talks to this Beaver puppet everywhere he goes  ’cause it keeps him going in life and helps him become the man he was once was before his depression. If he doesn’t have the Beaver puppet, he’ll become a different man. While him having a Beaver puppet is weird and insane as it sounds, it helped get him his family back,and it helped made him fall back in love with his wife again. Walter’s son (Porter, played by Anton Yelchin) is suffering the same depression his father’s going through and they don’t get along as family.

Mel’s role in this movie can have different emotions. It can get pretty dark, but it can also be very enjoyable and comedic at times. I believe Mel signed on to this movie ’cause it reminded  him of how he is in real life. We all know that Mel has personal problems in real life, Mel maybe suffering depression for real and it’s possible he did this movie to help him become a better person himself. To help straighten himself out.

Do I forgive and forget Mel from all the trouble Mel’s been through? After seeing this movie, I think I will forgive Mel. We all make mistakes in life. It’s all about learning from them and moving forward. Despite his personal problems from the anti-semitic rants to his battles with his ex-wife Oksana, I really think he deserves an Oscar for this movie.

If the Academy gives him the snub from getting a nomination, I’ll be disappointed with them and will not bother watching the Oscars, if he’s not in. There’s a lot of speculation that the Academy wouldn’t allow him to get a nomination because of his troubled past. Think about it, Mel getting an Oscar would help make him a better person.

The Oscar nominations should be revealed very soon, and I think there’s a pretty good chance he’ll get a nomination for this movie. I would seriously suggest you all to check this film out.

Kev

Thought: More on Mel Gibson…

Mel Gibson maybe one crazy guy. He maybe a guy with personal problems, and he may have a bad temper, and all that, but you can’t deny that he’s a talented film maker when it comes to making his own movies. I loved his own movies that he did, ” The Man Without a Face”, “Braveheart”, “The Passion” and “Apocalypto” were all phenomenal movies. When he does that film on Judah Maccabee, I’m sure he’ll make it very violent, disturbing and gory.

I think it’ll be an interesting story, so I’ll give him a chance.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Mel Gibson to produce a movie about the Judah Maccabe story???

A troubled Mel Gibson could return to work as a producer this time around. Mel Gibson and writer, Joe Eszterhas, will team up to make a movie about, Judas Maccabeus. Warner Bros. will bring us the film. They at first, wanted Mel to direct this movie but I guess he wanted to be producer instead.

Deadline, reports.

I can see why this is controversial, since Mel’s 2006 anti-semitic rant, when he blamed the Jews for all the wars in the world, but I think that’s why Warner Bros. gave him this job to begin with. That news was pretty huge in the media, controversy can be good sometimes.

It seems that Mel has been staying away from directing movies as of late. I guess directing is too overwhelming for him so he decided to be an actor in other films and produce this movie.

Kev

 

BREAKING NEWS: Mel Gibson gives up and turns himself in…

Just several days after, Mel Gibson pleaded “no contest” to allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, Mel was sentenced to three years probation and counseling, not getting any jail time. Last night, Mel gave up. Yep, one of the most famous actors/directors in the world, turned himself in last night. This is pretty shocking. I didn’t see this one coming from Mel.

TMZ, reports.

I wonder what made, Mel, give up? Will he actually confess that he’s wrong and will agree to serve some jail time? That’s what it’s looking like.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Liam Neeson is Mel Gibson’s replacement for “The Hangover” sequel!!!

Well, that was fast! Just a few days after Mel Gibson was fired from his “Hangover 2” cameo, the film makers already found a replacement. That replacement is none other than the great, Liam Neeson! The film makers must of already hired Liam as a backup plan in case Mel turned it down or got fired. It usually takes a long time for film makers to ask actors for movies, so they must of already had Liam as their second choice.

More on it, here.

This might shock some of you readers, but I’ve never even seen the first “Hangover” movie yet. I’ll see it soon.

Kev