Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return ... See full summary »
During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.
It's no secret that Britain hates Mel Gibson: financially most of his biggest films have bombed over here (including, not surprisingly, The Patriot and Braveheart, both accused of being "anti-British"), and with the release of "The Passion" Britain is rather uproarious. Europe is very liberal and so there aren't as many supporters of the film. Suddenly, Mel Gibson has gone from anti-Brit to anti-Brit/anti-Semitist/Holocaust denier/Christian fanatic. This documentary cashes in on this trying to provide background to Mel's life - his father's outlandish claims, etc. The problem is that they never actually interview Mel. It's like watching tabloid trash - they say plenty of bad things about him, go into his drinking problems in the '80s, his affairs, and rely on director John Badham as a "close friend" (yeah right) of Mel. Badham is the only guy who has anything good to say about him.
The entire documentary has a propaganda - released strategically during the era of anti-Mel-ness and relying on tabloid trash for "facts." The problem, also, is that the "documentary" is so silly! Comparing Mel to Hitler? Mmm...
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