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Mel Gibson has been (very) slowly but (somewhat) surely reshaping his career after a long downhill spiral. Edge of Darkness reminded the world of his screen presence, then in The Beaver, he was a meek, shy loner, contrasting his performance in Get the Gringo, where he was a gruff, hard-edged con. Now, he continues the latter approach with the second trailer for Blood Father, directed by Mesrine helmer Jean-François Richet.
After years alone in the desert running a tattoo shop and always on the lookout for his wayward daughter, ex-con John Link (Gibson) puts both feet back into murky waters when she shows up at his door in need of help. It is scripted by author Peter Craig who, alongside Andrea Berloff (co-writer of Straight Outta Compton), looks to have chiseled a mean and enjoyable, if somewhat formulaic ride.
- Mike Mazzanti
Revolution Studios has completed a five-picture acquisition from Dallas-based Tango Films, nabbing worldwide rights to Gk Films-produced Hugo, The Tourist, Edge of Darkness, The Rum Diary and The Young Victoria. The deal follows Revolution's acquisition late last year of the eight-title Cold Spring Pictures catalog, raising its library to 126 films. Revolution says the latest acquisition strengthens its catalog of major motion pictures. "We are extremely pleased to have… »
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Revolution has acquired from Dallas-based Tango Films worldwide rights to five titles produced by Gk Films: Hugo, The Tourist, Edge Of Darkness, The Rum Diary, and The Young Victoria.The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers will present their annual Nalip Latino Media Awards on June 26 at the Nalip Media Summit in Hollywood. Oscar-winning director Juan José Campanella, who won the »
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There was a time when Mel Gibson was one of the most beloved movie stars in the world. His smiling face was on the cover of magazines everywhere. His movies were wildly popular and he could jump in and out of any genre, making a delightful romcom as easily as he could a period piece. And then the angry side of his private life became public and audiences, understandably, started to turn on him. The days of being People's Sexiest Man Alive are long gone for Gibson, but every few years a project comes along that seems like it could mark a career comeback for him. So far, though, that hasn't really happened. Edge of Darkness is a good, adult thriller, but it didn't hit big. Get the Gringo is a fun, gritty action movie, but it slipped out into the world with little...
- Peter Hall
Say what you will about Mel Gibson, but we’re still fans. Sure his off-screen antics were troublesome to family and friends, but for the rest of us — those of us who don’t know him personally — all we really have are his performances and films. Mad Max, Gallipoli, The Bounty, Lethal Weapon, Tequila Sunrise, Maverick, Ransom, Payback, The Patriot, Signs, Get the Gringo. The guy makes good movies, typically playing characters involved in violent situations, and now the first trailer has dropped for his latest film where he plays a character involved in a violent situation. Blood Father sees Gibson as John Link, an ex-con who works as a tattoo artist out of his trailer on the outskirts of an American desert. His teenage daughter’s been missing, but when she suddenly reappears it’s with trouble on her tail in the form of drug dealers who want her dead. We »
- Rob Hunter
Throughout his career, Christian Bale has turned yo-yo dieting into an art form. Literally. While many actors may shy away from piling on the pounds, bulking up or starving themselves within an inch of death, for Bale that type of method acting only proved his dedication to the craft. It’s been a bit barmy watching him balloon and then suddenly – Pop! – back to his regular size, and it looks as if he hasn’t got the energy to chow down on anymore deep fried pizzas. The actor has left Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari biopic due to this very issue.
Deadline reported the news, citing “health concerns” as the main contributing factor toward his departure. Coming straight off The Big Short, where he’s pretty much normal size, Bale would have had to hit the carbs with a shovel to reach his target weight to play the iconic Italian racing car driver. »
- Gem Seddon
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