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Gaby Hoffmann was only 11 years old when she worked with Mel Gibson on his directorial debut, "The Man Without a Face," back in 1993. Now that the actress is 31 years old, she decided to open up about her experiences working with Gibson. "[Gibson] screamed at me. Oh, God, he really screamed at me. He just started cursing and screaming at me. I think I was acting like a kid instead of a professional actor [and it set him off]," she revealed. When asked if he ever made her cry, Hoffmann replied: "Yeah. Oh, yeah." The actress went on to say that another famous director didn't enjoy working her. "I happened to work with a bunch of slightly difficult male directors when I was a kid," she explained. "I don't think John Hughes ('Uncle Buck' director) liked me." »
Mel Gibson's ire makes no exceptions for gender or age. Former child star Gaby Hoffmann was just 11 years old when she starred in Gibson's directorial debut, the 1993 drama The Man Without a Face. And her memories of working with the controversial filmmaker aren't exactly happy ones. "I think I happened to work with sort of a bunch of slightly difficult male directors when I was a kid," she told HuffPo Live. "I've since worked with lots of male directors that I love, so I no [...] »
Bold, brave, inspiring – here are five of cinema's most rousing calls to arms. What would you add to the list?
This week's clip joint is from Peter Turner, who blogs at I Love The Film. Follow him on Twitter here.
They are bold, brave, inspiring and a bit terrifying; a great battle speech will send men to war at their leader's side. Here's some of the best examples of those eve of battle speeches bound to give you shivers
Forget Mel Gibson's dodgy Scottish accent and the thousands of parodies it spawned; William Wallace can still deliver one hell of a stirring speech. He may not be the seven foot tall giant that the men before him were expecting, but he is able to quickly turn them from frightened and fearful to ready to wage war with only the power of his promise of freedom.
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Richard Donner, Danny Glover and Mel Gibson filming the original Lethal Weapon.Teaming with Richard Donner (Superman), Stephen Goldblatt (The Help) captured the cinematic antics of Mel Gibson (The Year of Living Dangerously) and Danny Glover (Places in the Heart) in Lethal Weapon (1987) and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). “Michael Riva [The Color Purple] who has unfortunately passed away was the designer of the two Lethal Weapons that I worked on, he made remarkable sets. For example the big sequence in Lethal 2 where the iconic Hollywood house comes down the mountainside, all of the interiors were shot on a set even though the place was large enough to have accommodated us. We built the set for various practical and safety reasons so we could tilt it and blow it up without anybody being killed. »
Dedicated website invites clergymen to utilise Superman myth as a mechanism for 'educating and uplifting' Christian audiences
Hollywood studio Warner Bros is targeting Christian audiences in the Us with a campaign for its superhero blockbuster Man of Steel that explicitly compares Superman to Jesus.
The studio has teamed up with a specialist marketing firm with the aim of encouraging pastors to utilise Zack Snyder's comic book reboot in sermons. It has set up a special website touting a nine-page pamphlet entitled Jesus – the Original Superhero. Clergymen are encouraged to "educate and uplift your congregation" using the resource, which also highlights a useful clip from the movie.
"Superman's mythical origins are rooted in the timeless reality of a spiritual superhero who also lived a modest life until extraordinary times required a supernatural response," the notes read. "Jesus was sent by his Father to bear our burdens, to right our wrongs, »
- Ben Child
Miley Cyrus is Not a good role model, according to a new poll.
CouponCodes4u.com surveyed 2,407 parents from across the country -- all of which had at least one child over the age of 8 -- and discovered that 58 percent admit that they believe celebrities should not be used as examples of positive role models for their children.
Those same parents then voted on which famous figures were the worst role models -- and here's what they came up with:
1. Miley Cyrus (68%)
2. Lindsay Lohan (65%)
3. Kim Kardashian (63%)
When asked why they had chosen the female celebrities in question, the majority of parents cited the celebrity’s inability to make positive life choices, while others said the star had "no actual talent" or felt they were being "oversexualized" in the media.
For the men: »
- Leigh Blickley
More casting news has come in via Deadline for the next film from Brad Anderson, Eliza Graves. David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York, The Raven) have joined the already amazing cast. Read on for details.
The film is loosely based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, an 1845 short story titled "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether."
Sturgess will star as a Harvard Medical School grad who takes a job a mental institution where the inmates have taken over and are posing as doctors. He becomes obsessed with the title character (Beckinsale), one of the patients.
- Uncle Creepy
Jim Sturgess stars as a recent Harvard medical school graduate that takes an internship at a mental institution. Unaware the hospital has been overrun by its patients, the insane are now posing as doctors. Kate Beckinsale stars as the title character, whom the young intern falls in love with. No details were given for Brendan Gleeson and David Thewlis' characters, but they join a cast that also includes Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine.
Brad Anderson is directing from a screenplay by Joe Gangemi (Wind Chill), who had written the original screenplay more than 15 years ago. The script is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin and Cami Winikoff are producing, with David Higgins, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman and Mark Gill executive producing. »
Actress Gaby Hoffmann had roles in some of the '90s most iconic films, including "Field Of Dreams," "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Now and Then." Hoffmann recently joined HuffPost Live and talked to host Jacob Soboroff about some of the challenges she had working with male directors as a child. Hoffmann said Mel Gibson was one of the more difficult ones and admitted that even made her cry on the set of "The Man Without a Face." »
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Mel Gibson.s Mad Max is back and looking better than ever on Blu-ray in the Mad Max Trilogy . which collects 1979.s Mad Max, 1982.s Mad Max: Road Warrior, and 1985.s Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (making its Blu-ray debut) in a tin box. The three films are a cornerstone of the post-apocalyptic action genre and deliver in your face violence through incredible action sequence . despite being made for very modest budgets. Directed by George Miller and staring a then virtually unknown Gibson (at least until after the second film), the Mad Max franchise is set in the future in a burned out Australia and follow former highway cop Max Rockatansky as he journeys the Outback. Max »
- Patrick Luce
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment celebrates the high-definition upgrade of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with the release of all three movies in a special set. The trilogy is presented in a tin box with exclusive art developed for the collection. The Blu-rays are housed inside a single case within its collectible cradle.
If you haven't seen the Mad Max movies by now, what are you waiting for? Any fan of action, sci-fi, or post-apocalyptic films will love all the entries in this franchise. You better get educated now before the upcoming video game and new movie, Mad Max: Fury Road, hits theaters and you're left in the dust wondering what all the fuss is about.
The movies can be summed up quite easily. Max (Mel Gibson) is an ex-police officer that gets caught up in other people's problems in a post-apocalyptic world where gas and other everyday commodities have become extremely scarce. »
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To celebrate the release of Sophia Copolla’s The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson, we at Thn bring you the Top Ten Former Child Stars That You Now Totally Would. Before you accuse us of being ‘Acolytes of Savile,’ this is a celebration of the actors that Used To Be child stars and have grown up to be bang tidy. There are no historic cases here, we are ogling them As They Are Now.
Having said that (Yewtree speed-dial at the ready…), we shall discuss that odd and unique feeling of fancying someone (now) who was famous when they were just a kid. Sometimes they vanish after their cuteness/bankability disappears, then reappear as fully formed hunks and honies (Have you Seen the kid from Jerry Maguire now? Quickly, Google ‘Jonathan Lipnicki’ and remember; that’s Stuart Little’s specky mate). Sometimes we watch them grow older before our eyes »
- John Sharp
When Sebastien de la Cruz belted out the national anthem during game 3 of the NBA finals in a mariachi costume, it sparked a firestorm of racist commentary on Twitter. But the brave boy returned for an encore performance days later!
Sebastien de la Cruz, 11, unfortunately sparked a slew of racist comments on social media after he sang the National Anthem in a mariachi costume during game three of the NBA finals in his hometown of San Antonio, Tex. Instead of addressing the inappropriate haters, the Spurs invited Sebastien back — and he proudly sang again in his favorite Mexican-American garb.
Sebastien de la Cruz Sings National Anthem Again
The amazingly talented young singer delivered a flawless performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on June 11, and was invited back two days later for game four for an encore performance. Despite racist comments about the little boy and his choice of outfit on Twitter »
- Christina Stiehl
One day after confirming that he'll be back as The Terminator (T-101) in Terminator 5, the legendary action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Trench for a third time in The Expendables 3.
Arnold is currently at the 21st Century Financial Education Summit in Austria, where he is giving daily updates and announcements about everything he currently has on his slate, which, along with health, fitness, and education, also includes updates on the Twins sequel Triplets, which reunites him with Danny DeVito and offers him a chance to work with Eddie Murphy for the first time. And The Legend of Conan, sometimes referred to as King Conan by Schwarzenegger. He is getting the screenplays for both movies soon, and shooting will commence back-to-back late next year. Terminator 5 comes first though, with an early 2014 start date confirmed.
But before all that can happen, Arnold »
Jane Lynch has taken her comedic wit to the silver screen, television and even broadway, but yesterday she decided to bring the laughs somewhere else -- the world of Twitter -- when she retweeted this:
Yer killin' me! love this. Rt @bmuzyka: @janemarielynch How would you feel about staring in a Braveheart remake? pic.twitter.com/2M16HVMwlu
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) June 13, 2013
- Samantha Toscano
I love Avalanche Studios, so when they announced that they were making a Mad Max game my heart skipped a beat. I love Mad Max. He is the epitome of a badass. So it makes sense that this game is badass.
Two developers showed us gameplay set in the barren wasteland. The map is massive with multiple areas. When I asked how big it was in relation to Just Cause 2 (one of the biggest game worlds created by Avalance Studios), they told me it was too early to tell. But I have a feeling it'll at least be on par. One of the big things they talked about was your ability to create your own iconic car. One of the coolest things they showcased was how realistic the physics were when driving the car. Just Cause is not known for its realistic physics, actually quite the opposite. But Mad Max »
- Lucas Lowman
Catch up with the last seven days in the world of film
It's big. Very big. It could be the biggest ever. Man of Steel is here, the latest Superman film, directed by Zack Snyder and with Christopher Nolan's sticky fingerprints all over it. The film itself burst fully formed into the media at 4am on Tuesday morning, when the worldwide media embargo was lifted. Our first look review handed it three big stars, an assessment repeated when the capo, Peter Bradshaw, gave his verdict.
Critics across the planet weighed in, with the word being on the positive side of mixed. That of course cut no ice with the big cheeses at Warner Bros, who have already commissioned a sequel; nor with our man in the stalls, Joe Queenan, who took the exact opposite view to WB. Give the superheroes a rest, was his basic message. »
Ah, Google. The greatest information superhighway, where most of us cruise on the daily, searching for intel only an absurdly complex, fast-acting algorithm can provide (unless you use Bing). We look for recipes, statistics, images, ourselves … pretty much anything and everything.
Google is a judgment-free zone, thus you can ask it whatever you'd like without fear or embarrassment. It's a mostly secret enterprise, as far as your personal search history is concerned. But ever since the search giant introduced the auto-fill drop-down function Google Instant, it's given us delicious insight into what others most commonly seek out around a subject.
Vulture made great use of this last week when it looked at what people most commonly asked about when it came to the Google love-fest "The Internship." It inspired us to look at a broader spectrum of Hollywood, plucking the very best/ most hilarious/ most absurd/ most depressing queries. Really, »
- Kevin Polowy
One of those mythical Hollywood disasters, spoken of in the same hushed tones as Ishtar, Waterworld* and any of Mel Gibson's recent utterances, back in 1980 Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate was talked about much more than it was seen. But its restoration and impending re-release gives film fans the chance to judge whether posterity has been kinder to the epic Western than critics were at the time.Momentarily sidelining cast members Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert and Jeff Bridges, the new poster zones in on the noise and fury of the old West. One of the Cimino's greatest assets, the photography of Vilmos Zsigmond, captures the dust of the wagon trail. It's all authentic too, as Cimino insisted that his cast learnt all the tasks demanded by the West.Two years after The Deer Hunter collected five Oscars and plenty of critical cachet, the fallout dealt a killer blow to Cimino's career. »
As all lovers of crime, suspense thriller, war, western, horror and science fiction films know, creating a truly great cinematic villain is no easy task. When it happens, it’s virtually impossible to forget that character.
We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains of the 1980’s.
The criteria for this article is the same as my previous article Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s: the villains must be from live-action films-no animated features-and must pose some type of direct or indirect lethal threat. The villains can be either individuals or small groups that act as one unit.
The villains must be human or human in appearance, so no shape-shifting alien from John Carpenter’s amazing 1982 The Thing, no Aliens from James Cameron’s classic 1986 sequel and no Predator from John McTiernan’s beloved 1987 film of the same name.
Also, individuals that are the central protagonists/antiheroes »
- Terek Puckett
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