Tag Archive | Mel Gibson

Hacksaw Ridge

Well, look who’s back. Everyone’s favorite anti-Semitic, abusive, homophobe. Sitting there at the Oscars ceremony, all smug and smiling, happy to be part of the elite crowd again. Mel Gibson has returned. You see, this is why I couldn’t get all that worked up over Casey Affleck’s harassment allegations, that many thought would deny him the […]

Flashback: on 1980’s “Mad Max”

Alright, 1979. But since it didn’t open officially until early 1980 in North America–that’s the year I’m going with. Yes, “Mad Max” has been with us for 35 years, but there was a 30-year gap between 2015’s phenomenal “Mad Max; Fury Road”. and 1985’s “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”. Those are the only two I experienced […]

Mad Max: Fury Road 3D

It’s been three decades since we last followed the high-octane wanderings of Max Rockatansky, and 23 years since director George Miller helmed a fully live-action feature (1992’s “Lorenzo’s Oil”). Great news, though–37-year-old Tom Hardy capably takes over from original “Mad Max” Mel Gibson, plus Mr. Miller hasn’t even lost half a step at the age of 70. […]

“Mad Max” returns in one month!

Who would’ve thunk it? It’s thirty years since the last appearance of “Mad” Max Rockatansky, and boy has the landscape changed for the character’s two most famous creators. Australian-hotshot director/writer of the original trilogy, George Miller, is now 70 and hasn’t directed a film exclusively using “live” actors since 1992’s “Lorenzo’s Oil” (he has helmed […]

Unbroken

Nominated for Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Sound Mixing (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, David Lee) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Sound Editing (Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Well, I am in agreement with the Academy on this […]

The Expendables 3

The writing was on the wall that this would sink, as soon as they sanitized it with a PG-13 rating. I’ve already covered that inane decision earlier this year, but now I’ve officially seen the results. Who did the studios think was going to see all of these old guys (most of the “famous” part […]

“The Expendables 3″…blowing it right out of the gate?

Not to be a negative “Nellie”, but what were they thinking with this PG-13 rating for “The Expendables 3”? Just who the heck does the studio think their audience is? Has the “family friendly” sanitizing, of this testosterone-soaked franchise, doomed its box office right at the get-go? I guess we’ll know when the first day […]