Since it opened, director Mel Gibson has insisted that his Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge is a “love film, not a war film.” The movie’s battle scenes are such a key ingredient and so relentlessly intense, though, that we’ll respectfully disagree. It’s in plain sight in the film’s much tamer first act, in which future WWII war hero Desmond Doss vies for the affection of the nurse Dorothy (Teresa Palmer). In the scene, Desmond just wants some sugar from his sweetheart, but it ain’t happening.
Mel Gibson is mulling joining the DC Extended Universe … as a director. Warner Bros. is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are early in talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say that Gibson is familiarizing himself with the material.
Never fear, Mad Max hasn’t been at the pies. Rather, that’s a protruding false belly that Mel Gibson is rocking, while filming his latest movie role in Dublin. And that’s a rather impressive stovepipe hat he’s sporting too, not to mention that massive bushy beard, which appears to be all his own. He completes the look with a belly-hugging waistcoat, pocket watch, and overcoat, though the New Balance do let the side down a bit. ...
From the beginning, the incredible true story of Desmond Doss seemed destined for a big-screen retelling. The heroic actions of Doss, the subject of the new war film Hacksaw Ridge, first captured public attention in 1945. That’s when the WWII medic, who refused to carry a firearm yet ultimately saved the lives of 75 soldiers on the ferocious frontlines of Okinawa, became the first conscientious objector ever awarded the Medal of Honor.
The reviews for what’s being called Mel Gibson’s ‘comeback’ movie ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ are in… and as predicted, they’re glowingly positive. Gibson and his cast, including Andrew Garfield and Vince Vaughn, have even scored a few five-star notices too. “Hacksaw Ridge is being touted as Gibson’s comeback.
Truer words may never have been spoken by Mel Gibson. During an appearance on ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert, he broached some of Gibson’s poorer judgement calls in the past. Then, when Colbert asked what Mel would tell his younger self, Gibson said: “Don’t be so caught up in the little things.
Both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are likely breathing a sigh of relief that their private lives will not continue to be dragged through the courts and newspapers thanks to settling on a sum for their divorce. While something of a sting, the $7 million (just over £5 million) he will hand over to Ms Heard shouldn’t dent the war chest he’s likely amassed over 30 years in the movie business.
George Miller not only delivered a new Mad Max movie over 30 years after the series’ last installment. It took Miller a grand total of 15 years to make Fury Road. The writer-director’s original intention was to film it with Mel Gibson, who starred in 1979’s Mad Max, 1981’s The Road Warrior, and 1983’s Beyond Thunderdome.
Ricky Gervais took shot after shot at Hollywood’s biggest names during his fourth go-round as the host of the Golden Globes, and he trained some of his sharpest barbs on an old target: Mel Gibson. “A few years ago on this show, I made a joke about Mel Gibson getting a bit drunk and saying a few unsavory things,” Gervais said, reminding the audience of his 2010 crack about Gibson’s alcoholism (quipped Gervais, “I like a drink as much as the next man… unless the next man is Mel Gibson” — an intro Gibson was apparently ready for at the time).