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GIBSON THE TALK OF CANNES FOR BEAVER PERFORMANCE

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the controversy over Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic remarks following his DUI arrest in 2006 and his recorded threats to kill ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, his performance in The Beaver is receiving arguably more acclaim than any other from journalists attending the Cannes Film Festival. (The film was screened “out of competition,” making Gibson ineligible for an […]

WILL EUROPE SAVE THE BEAVER?

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After her movie The Beaver bombed in the U.S. — it has earned only $310,000 after two weekends in limited release — Jodie Foster, who directed it and costarred in it with Mel Gibson is hoping that it will find greater acceptance in Europe. Her hopes were no doubt lifted when cheers erupted following an […]

THOR LIKELY TO THUNDER AT THE BOX OFFICE

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

So, can a 3D superhero flick directed by a man generally associated with movie versions of Shakespeare’s plays attract an audience as big as last week’s for a heist thriller spun off from a street racing franchise? Most forecasters doubt that Thor will be able to do so, but, then again, last week they underestimated […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE BEAVER

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“The Beaver is almost successful,” Roger Ebert writes at the beginning of his review in the Chicago Sun-Times, noting that the movie’s premise — a man fighting depression by projecting himself onto a hand pupper — is difficult to accept. “Yet here is another of Mel Gibson’s fine performances, a reminder that he is after […]

GIBSON REGRETS ALL — INCLUDING BECOMING A STAR

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Mel Gibson has suggested that he regrets ever having pursued fame as a movie star. In an interview with entertainment attorney-turned-showbiz journalist Allison Hope Weiner posted on DeadlineHollywood.com, Gibson says, “When I was younger and it first started to happen, there’s some kind of novelty to it in your twenties. You quickly realize before your […]

CONTROVERSIES ALREADY SIMMERING AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The menu of films at the Cannes Film Festival is never complete without the added spice of controversy — and this year’s lineup is no exception. There is Scotish director Lynn Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, which explores the aftermath of a Columbine-type school shooting through the eyes of the parents of the […]

TWILIGHT STUDIO SEEKING TO BORROW $800 MILLION

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current ability to borrow money at lower interest rates thanks to its success with the Twilight movies, Summit Entertainment plans to recapitalize by raising $800 million in new loans that will be used to pay off its higher-interest old loans and pay a dividend to stakeholders, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), […]

MEL GIBSON’S COMEBACK SET FOR MARCH 23

December 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hoping that an appropriate blow-over period will have occurred between now and the beginning of spring, Summit Entertainment has now set March 23 as the release date for The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson. Summit is proceeding cautiously. It had planned to release the Jodie Foster-directed movie (she also co-stars) this year but postponed it after […]