Mel Gibson: TIME Magazine gets up close to the director of "Apocalypto"

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Mel, as unpredictable and challenging as usual.This is the larger TIME article, from which that colorful excerpt in a previous post was apparently an early excerpt. … [Read more...]

Introducing… The McPassion!

My friend Rik Swartzwelder, director of the award-winning short film "The Least of These," wrote and co-produced this marketing parody of the commercialization of The Passion of the Christ.And... yikes, it stings like a cat o'nine tails!Watch... The McPassion!!* (Caution: Some may find it irreverent. But I'd argue that the film isn't making fun of Christ. It's making fun of just how tactless and clueless many modern marketing endeavors can be.)And prepare for The Second … [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...]

Another Award "The Passion" Might Win!

The horror!!From my friend Adam Walter: The International Horror Guild, a literary guild, has just nominated THE PASSION as one of 2004's best horror films! http://www.ihgonline.org/ … [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...]

Quentin Tarantino speaks: Best of 2005, and his future

"My favourite movie this year was Shaun of the Dead ... that was my favourite script this year, that was my favourite movie this year. After that I also loved The Passion of the Christ. I loved Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. I loved The Incredibles. I loved Before Sunset, alright, there was a lot of really, really terrific movies this year. There were also I couple of movies that I thought were masterpieces that haven't opened up yet. One's a Korean film, Old Boy, which is magnificent. The … [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...]

Christianity Today’s Readers Pick… Well, Duh….

No surprise here. … [Read more...]

Feedback: The good, the bad, and the ugly

CT Movies is getting some feedback on the movies chosen by their critics as the Best of 2004.Here are some examples that editor Mark Moring has posted on the site. … [Read more...]

David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower, Woven Hand) on Christianity and The Passion

Frank, courageous, and to the point ... as always... David Eugene Edwards, the lead singer of the riveting rock band 16 Horsepower and the newer, more experimental group Woven Hand, has offered some more food for thought in a newly-published interview from the Dutch magazine OOR. … [Read more...]


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