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Owf’s 52 Must See Films of 2011

24 December 2010 11:00 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Usually around this time of the year we list maybe 10 or 20 films that we think are as absolute ‘Must See’s’ for what the next 12 months of cinema has to offer us but as the clock is ticking ever closer to midnight on 2010, we thought we would challenge ourselves a little further this time around. The question I posed to the Owf staff recently was… can Cinema in 2011 produce enough ‘Must See’ films to hit 52, which would ratio out to be just one film per week? That’s all we are hopeful for here… just one film every Friday that justifies us parting with our ever increasingly important cash in these tough economic times.

Did we manage to find 52? Kind of.

There’s certainly 52 films listed here but once we got to around 30, the whole thing became a struggle and we had to fill it out disappointingly with the usual array of over-budgeted summer spectacles, »

- Matt Holmes

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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Mel Gibson: the year of living disastrously

16 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From a charismatic star to a pariah infamous for his racist outbursts, Mel Gibson's fall from grace has been spectacular. But can Hollywood live without him?

Mel Gibson has been a repellent human being for so long it is getting hard to remember when he was not. But once upon a time, Gibson was positively adored, the hottest thing since sliced bread. As the historian Ajp Taylor once put it, when something is now very much in the past, it is hard to remember that it was once still in the future. Thus it will shock many to learn that Gibson, like Paul McCartney and Sting and even Madonna, was once a breath of fresh air.

When Mad Max first started making the circuit in 1979, hipsters were all over it. Gibson also won over critics' hearts with his top-notch performances in Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously, both directed by the very young, »

- Joe Queenan

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Mel Gibson’s Beaver/ Terrance Malick’s Epic Tree Of Life trailers

4 December 2010 12:45 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Mel Gibson’s next starring role in The Beaver opposite his director, Jodie Foster, who last teamed together in Richard Donner‘s Western film adaptation of the popular TV Show Maverick. The film appears to have been pushed, delayed and placed on the shelf as Mel’s ugly and brutal custody battle/separation has made headlines in print, online and all over television screens as this is of importance.

Without further ado, here is Mel’s Beaver:

Terrance Malick‘s much hyped, Avatar-status mystery film, Tree Of Life, starring Brad Pitt has finally unveiled a trailer and a release date, which the reclusive director may push back again as has happened several times. The film sat around so for long that he has just about completed his next untitled film. Tree of Life drops May 27, 2010.

Watch quickly as it’s an official trailer with a green band but is a »

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Jodie Foster's "Beaver" captures Mel Gibson at his peak

4 December 2010 5:43 AM, PST | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

Since I know you're going to ask: yes, that headline is very much intentional. When I first saw the on-set stills from The Beaver, I assumed it was an off-the-wall comedy of the Hot Tub Time Machine variety. (Or The Hangover, which Mel Gibson was just unceremoniously booted from.) But now that the trailer is finally out — seemingly years after the shoot itself — things get even stranger. First of all, the film is directed by Jodie Foster, so you know that unless it's a total wisecrack session, a la Maverick, it's not going to be some rip-roaring knee-slapper. Secondly, the moment you see Gibson's face, you can just hear a movie-theater audience say, in unison: "Oh wait, he's in this? Next!" and keep talking to their neighbor until the next trailer starts. Third... this is a sentimental family [...] »

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Sequel Talk: Play, Gun, Hangover, Trek

27 October 2010 6:13 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Child's Play

'Child's Play' creator Don Mancini tells Screen Junkies that the reason the reboot/remake of the killer doll franchise hasn't gone forward is that franchise owners MGM and Universal have yet to get together to work out the rights issues.

In terms of what the project will be, Mancini says "I don't think it’s necessarily what we’ll end up doing as a strict remake. I think we’ll reboot it in the sense that it will just be more conventionally scary and it will only be Chucky and we won’t have Tiffany and Glen, but it won’t necessarily be a strict remake."

So with the tone shifted back to horror, will it stay R-rated? "I’m definitely pushing to go in a very disturbing direction because I feel like if we’re going to go back to it being a horror movie, »

- Garth Franklin

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Foster: 'Gibson Is Most Loved Movie Star'

19 October 2010 9:21 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jodie Foster is convinced her pal Mel Gibson will be able to successfully resurrect his movie career following his recent personal problems as he is "the most loved man in the film business".

Gibson's personal life was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of knocking her teeth out during a fight in January. Tapes of their bitter arguments later surfaced online and hit headlines across the world.

His latest film offering, The Beaver, which is directed by Foster, is said to have been put on hold until Gibson's troubles clear, but he has reportedly landed a cameo role in the upcoming The Hangover sequel.

And Foster, who appeared with Gibson in 1994 Western film Maverick, is adamant her friend will make a successful big screen comeback.

She tells Extra, "He is incredibly loved by everyone that's ever come into contact with him or works with him. He is truly the most loved man in the film business, so, hopefully that stands for something." »

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Frustrated Ramblings: Top Gun = Top Film... Fact!

10 October 2010 10:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DJ Haza talks Top Gun in more "Frustrated Ramblings Of An Aspiring Filmmaker"...

Stinger: “Don't screw around with me Maverick. You're a hell of an instinctive pilot. Maybe too good. I'd like to bust your butt but I can't. I got another problem here. I gotta send somebody from this squadron to Miramar. I gotta do something here, I still can't believe it. I gotta give you your dream shot! I'm gonna send you up against the best. You two characters are going to Top Gun.”

And so it began. Maverick and Goose got their shot at Top Gun – the U.S. Navy aviation training school where the best fighter pilots in the Navy get to become the best of the best. What a film. What a soundtrack. Top Gun = Top Film. Fact. However, the film ran grossly over budget, over time and it’s director Tony Scott was fired officially three times. »

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Beaver Director Foster is Loyal to Gibson, but Forget Oscars

23 September 2010 2:43 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson have been close friends for sixteen years, since they met on the set of Maverick. Foster stands up for him each time he gets himself into terrible trouble--and worries about his drinking--and this time is no exception. She gave a long-lead interview to More Magazine, which was originally timed to come out in conjunction with the release of her new movie The Beaver, in which Gibson stars as a man who talks to a sock puppet. Word is, he's very good in the picture, which was in the mix for a Toronto berth worthy of a serious adult drama with awards potential. Foster described her star to More as the "easiest, nicest person I've ever worked with...The second I met him, »

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Mel Gibson still has support from Jodie Foster

23 September 2010 9:57 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: I have a friend who hasn’t spoken to me for months because there was no food at the after-party of an event I invited him to. Mel Gibson wouldn’t have a chance with this dude!

But Jodie Foster is a far more forgiving type.

The two-time Oscar winner is standing by her “Maverick” co-star who she directed in the new movie “The Beaver.”

Mel, of course, has fallen from grace in recent years starting with his anti-semitic remarks to police when he was arrested for drunk driving. Then earlier this year, taped phone calls surfaced of him making a series of disturbing remarks to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva with whom he has a child.

“When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling,” Foster tells More magazine. “Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and ‘The Beaver »

- Greg Hernandez

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Jodie Foster: 'I Will Love Mel for the Rest of My Life'

22 September 2010 8:46 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

Everybody hates Mel Gibson … except Jodie Foster . The actress talked to More magazine about her friend Mel before he got himself embroiled in this Oksana Grigorieva drama, recalling that “the second I met him,” while filming Maverick together in 1994, “I said, 'I will love this man for the rest of my life.’” Then, after he found himself splashed all over the tabloids, she reaffirmed her commitment to him. “When you love a friend, you don't abandon them when they are struggling. Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and The Beaver ”—their latest project »

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Jodie Foster Stands By Mel Gibson

22 September 2010 5:29 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s easy for us to mock someone like Mel Gibson, who continually and publicly humiliates himself by yelling sexist and/or anti-Semitic and violent comments at women. The situation is pretty ridiculous, but refusing to join in is Gibson.s long-time friend and Maverick co-star Jodie Foster. Gibson first shouted sexist comments at a female officer during a DUI arrest in 2006, and recently spouted off some mega-racist comments to his now ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Foster recently spoke to More magazine and had a few choice things to say about Mel that might help pull his good name back out of the gutter. Mel is honest, loyal, kind, but alcoholism has been a lifelong struggle for him and his family. I just wish I had been there, that I had been able to say, 'Don't do it, don't take that drink.. Foster worked with Gibson on her latest directorial effort »

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Jodie Foster Defends Mel Gibson Again

22 September 2010 2:17 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

On his rant tapes, Mel Gibson is heard telling his ex-girlfriend that he has no friends. But that's apparently not true, because his "Maverick" co-star Jodie Foster is out there defending him, stating that Gibson is the "easiest, nicest person I've ever worked with." Foster and Gibson recently re-teamed for "The Beaver," a movie about a suburban husband (Gibson) who talks through a beaver puppet on his hand. Foster directed the film and co-stars as the wife. But due to Gibson's racist and violent rants, the movie has been put on hold. Despite all that, Foster has nothing but good things to say. "The second I met him, I said, 'I will love this man for the rest of my life,'" she told More magazine. "When you love a friend, you don't abandon them when they are struggling. Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and »

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Jodie Foster Defends 'Mad' Mel Gibson

22 September 2010 1:51 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Timothy Dalton may have issued a restraining order, and Leonardo DiCaprio may have quit a movie because of his racist rants, but finally someone is sticking up for Mel Gibson. Jodie Foster has defended the star in light of the media furore surrounding aggressive leaked phone calls to his ex. Foster, who starred alongside Gibson in Maverick and who she directed in the upcoming comedy The Beaver, told More magazine that the public has got him all wrong. »

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Jodie Foster offers support to Mel Gibson

21 September 2010 12:56 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jodie Foster has publicly offered her support to ex-castmate Mel Gibson. Speaking to More magazine, the actress called her Maverick co-star the "easiest, nicest person I've ever worked with". "The second I met him, I said, 'I will love this man for the rest of my life'," she said. Foster, who also directed and starred with Gibson in upcoming film The Beaver, added: "When (more) »

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Jodie Foster Hearts Mel Gibson

21 September 2010 12:29 PM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Months after the release of Mel Gibson's ugly, racist rants taped by his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson's good friend Jodie Foster is publicly speaking up to support him.

In an interview with More magazine, Foster said her "Maverick" co-star is the "easiest, nicest person I've ever worked with... The second I met him, I said, 'I will love this man for the rest of my life.'"

Foster and Gibson recently worked together in "The Beaver, »

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Mel Gibson has Jodi Foster to support him

21 September 2010 11:08 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: As Mel Gibson continues to be knee-deep in legal drama, it appears he doesn’t have to get through this difficult time on his own.

Gibson’s ‘Maverick’ costar, Jodi Foster, is revealing that she will stand by him through this process, states PopEater. Foster reportedly told ‘More’ magazine: “When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they’re struggling.”

Foster apparently hopes to be there for Gibson as he goes through one of the most difficult situations he has been in. Maybe Foster’s support can even help him to win his way back into Hollywood after all this drama.

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Foster Reaches Out To 'Loyal Friend' Gibson

21 September 2010 9:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jodie Foster has reached out to her longtime pal Mel Gibson in light of his recent personal problems - insisting she will "help him get through this dark moment".

Foster worked with Gibson on 1994 Western film Maverick and they recently reunited to shoot new movie The Beaver, which the actress also directs.

Filming wrapped just months before Gibson hit the headlines when his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of knocking her teeth out during a fight earlier this year.

The scandal was intensified by leaked recordings which appear to capture Gibson hurling abuse at his former lover.

The Beaver's release date is rumoured to have been pushed back because of the negative publicity surrounding Gibson's personal problems, but Foster is adamant she will continue to support her longtime friend as he attempts to get his life back on track.

She tells More magazine, "When you love a friend you don't abandon them when they are struggling. Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director and The Beaver is one of his most powerful and and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment." »

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Jodie Foster: I won't 'abandon' Mel Gibson

21 September 2010 9:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jodie Foster has one again come to her "Maverick" co-star Mel Gibson's defense.

Despite the release of angry, racist voicemails Gibson allegedly left his ex Oksana Grigorieva (also the mother of his 8-month-old daughter, Lucia), Foster tells More magazine (via HuffingtonPost.com) that he's the "easiest, nicest person I've ever worked with... The second I met him, I said, 'I will love this man for the rest of my life.'"

Foster most recently directed and co-starred as Gibson's wife in "The Beaver," which does not have a release date.

 

"When you love a friend, you don't abandon them when they are struggling," Foster goes on. "Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and 'The Beaver' is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment. »

- By Lindsay Powers

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