Is Mel Gibson worried about what critics will think of "Apocalypto"?

"After what I experienced with The Passion ... I frankly don’t give a flying f--- about much of what they think..." said Christian hero Mel Gibson.More, in TIME.(Thanks, Mark.) … [Read more...]

"What If" Question of the Day…

As tired as I am of the Brokeback Mountain and Chronicles of Narnia debates, and as uninterested as I am in the Munich debate, I find myself almost nostalgic for The Passion of the Christ. So my question for the day is this...If someone were to pick up where Mel Gibson left off and direct the next ambitious New Testament film... who should direct it?Mel Gibson looks like he's going to be busy for a while, what with Apocalypto on the way, and a project about the holocaust.Seems that … [Read more...]

And so the next Mel Gibson debacle begins…

The Washington Post is already stoking the fires of controversy over Mel Gibson's next project, which hasn't even started filming yet. Gibson, whose film "The Passion of the Christ" was seen by some critics as anti-Semitic and whose father is on record as doubting the Holocaust, may not take an executive producer credit on "Flory." But his attachment to the project has attracted the attention of some Jewish groups.Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles said … [Read more...]

Specials: Sermon contest! 100 spiritually significant films! Gibson sues CleanFlicks (for Jesus’ sake)! Ebert loved Oprah!

Monday's specials: Will Your Pastor's Sermon win Narnia Sermon Contest? In other words, can your pastor be bribed into lacing your Sunday morning worship with Hollywood propaganda? What's that? Is that the sound of a whip lashing in the foyer? And who's that bearded guy with the whip?Come on. Let's keep Narnia propaganda where it belongs! Which leads me to my next story... Will you be using Narnia toilet tissue? Mmmmmm. Soft as Aslan's fur....The Top 100 Spiritually Significant … [Read more...]

"The Passion of the Christ" – A Film of Ideas

Found this article via GreenCine. Nice to see some critics still finding some merit in Gibson's work. … [Read more...]

Mel Gibson on the Oscars

from IMDb.com: Mel Gibson has denounced the Oscar ceremonies as "a celebration of mediocrity" and accused academy members of treating his The Passion of the Christ as a political football. "My film is not right-wing or political, but they made it so," he told an interviewer on the Catholic cable channel EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network). Gibson, who won an Oscar for his direction of Braveheart in 1995, remarked: "The whole notion of these awards ceremonies is ludicrous. ... It's really a … [Read more...]

The new, improved, less-violent Passion of the Christ

Mel Gibson has cut five minutes of violence from The Passion of the Christ and is bringing this "special edition" to theatres.So, is this the "Director's Cut"? The "Lacerated Edition"? The "Flogged Version"? … [Read more...]

‘Passion’ DVD on the way…

Mel Gibson's Icon Productions plans to unveil the video release of "The Passion of the Christ" on Aug. 31. It'll cost you... … [Read more...]


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