Get the Gringo (2012) - News Poster

News

‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Trailer: Mel Gibson Joins The Family

  • The Playlist
Mel Gibson‘s comeback hasn’t quite hit the mainstream. While “Hacksaw Ridge” saw the actor/filmmaker back in the awards spotlight, he remained behind the camera for the grisly WWII drama. Thus far, in front of the camera, he’s mostly stuck to genre flicks like “Blood Father,” “Get The Gringo,” “The Expendables 3,” and “Machete Kills.” Well, now he’s hoping to be hugged by the public once again with a little help from Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Continue reading ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Trailer: Mel Gibson Joins The Family at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

‘The Summit’ Review: Christian Slater Is Enjoyably Smarmy In Santiago Mitre’s Political Drama — Cannes 2017

  • Indiewire
‘The Summit’ Review: Christian Slater Is Enjoyably Smarmy In Santiago Mitre’s Political Drama — Cannes 2017
“There’s nothing worse than a politician without ambition.” So says the newly inaugurated president of Argentina in Santiago Mitre’s “The Summit.” It’s the kind of boilerplate dialogue you could hear in any broody portrait of politics and power, but it sounds particularly egregious coming from this one. Despite its larger festival platform and starrier cast, “The Summit” remains a wan, frustrating, and narratively unambitious follow-up to Mitre’s Critics Week prizewinner, “Paulina.”

With big-name actors and top-level access, Mitre’s third feature is an impressively scaled-up production. “The Summit” opens in the halls of the Casa Rosada, the sprawling presidential palace in the heart of Buenos Aires, and Mitre shot in the actual palace. As the steadicam rigs sweep from the back entrance to the kitchen to the gilded corridors of power, it introduces us to the characters who make the country run. First among equals is
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Summit’ Review: Christian Slater Is Enjoyably Smarmy In Santiago Mitre’s Political Drama — Cannes 2017

  • Indiewire
“There’s nothing worse than a politician without ambition.” So says the newly inaugurated president of Argentina in Santiago Mitre’s “The Summit.” It’s the kind of boilerplate dialogue you could hear in any broody portrait of politics and power, but it sounds particularly egregious coming from this one. Despite its larger festival platform and starrier cast, “The Summit” remains a wan, frustrating, and narratively unambitious follow-up to Mitre’s Critics Week prizewinner, “Paulina.”

With big-name actors and top-level access, Mitre’s third feature is an impressively scaled-up production. “The Summit” opens in the halls of the Casa Rosada, the sprawling presidential palace in the heart of Buenos Aires, and Mitre shot in the actual palace. As the steadicam rigs sweep from the back entrance to the kitchen to the gilded corridors of power, it introduces us to the characters who make the country run. First among equals is
See full article at Indiewire »

Guadalajara: Mexico’s Film Industry Analyzes 2016 Records, Big Picture Challenges

Guadalajara: Mexico’s Film Industry Analyzes 2016 Records, Big Picture Challenges
Guadalajara, Mexico — The Mexican Film Institute unveiled at least two, if not three, all-time historical records this week at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival as it unveiled its2016 Statistical Year Book of Mexican Cinema.

Figures confirmed one of the best years in modern times for Mexican movie-making. But a shadow lent a pall to proceedings: U.S. president Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to at least renegotiate, if not scrap, the 23-year-old North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta.

Presenting last year’s industry statistics, Jorge Sanchez, director of the Imcine Film Institute, made an effective call to arms, urging Mexico’s “film community and institutions to launch initiatives creating a shield for the Mexican film industry.”

Also present on the panel presenting last year’s results, actress Dolores Heredia, seen in Mel Gibson’s “Get the Gringo” and also president of the Mexican Academy of the Arts and Cinematographic Sciences,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Blood Father Movie Review

  • ShockYa
Blood Father Movie Review
Title: Blood Father Lionsgate Director: Jean-François Richet Writer: Peter Craig, Andrea Berloff Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, William H. Macy, Michael Parks Running Time: 88 min Rated: R (Violence, Language, Drug Use) Special Features: “Lost Souls: On the Road with Blood Father” Featurette Available October 11th on DVD, Blu Ray, On Demand, Digital Download John Link (Mel Gibson; Get the Gringo) is an ex-con whom is trying to get his life back on track. He goes to AA meetings, has found a great friend and sponsor Kirby (William H. Macy; Shameless) and has found work as a tattoo artist. The one thing that has him determined to keep [ Read More ]

The post Blood Father Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com.
See full article at ShockYa »

The Mel Gibson Comeback: Will Hollywood Let This Outsider Back In?

The Mel Gibson Comeback: Will Hollywood Let This Outsider Back In?
For the last ten years, Mel Gibson and Hollywood have been deeply estranged. But this weekend’s opening of “Hacksaw Ridge,” his powerfully crafted, bloody-heart-on-the-sleeve drama about the most heroic pacifist — or maybe the only pacifist — to serve in World War II, marks their official reconciliation. After all the scandals and feuds and recriminations, after the fizzled misfire of a comeback attempt (his 2011 performance as a head case who communicates through a hand puppet in “The Beaver”), after the “interesting” trickle of VOD-ready curios like “Get the Gringo” and “Blood Father,” Gibson, at last, has returned. “Hacksaw Ridge” is a large-scale traditional war film that has been praised by critics, has now opened solidly at the box office, and is a potential awards contender. (Likeliest shot: Andrew Garfield for a best actor nomination.)

That said, the behavior that capsized Mel Gibson’s career will, on some level, never be totally behind him.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

International Industry Elite Heads for Los Cabos (Exclusive)

International Industry Elite Heads for Los Cabos (Exclusive)
CAA’s Micah Green and Roeg Sutherland, Im Global’s Stuart Ford and Wild Bunch-InsidersVincent Maraval and, straddling the Mexico-Los Angeles axis, Fabrica de Cine’s Gaston Pavlovich and Ag Studios’ Alex Garcia, are all confirmed for the inaugural Los Cabos Festival Meet-Mart, the Mexican festival’s first official market.

Bloom’s Alex Walton, Good Universe’s Helen Lee-Kim, Imr International’s Kimberly Fox, Gaumont’s Cecile Gaget and Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier are also firmed up, among sales agents. Of digital platforms, Netflix’s Matt Brodlie and Amazon StudiosMichael Chong will also roll into Los Cabos.

Running Nov. 9-13 and also hosting the inaugural Los Cabos Film Investor Summit, produced by Winston Baker, the 5th Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival looks to have come of age in 2016.

It welcomes, all in, about 400 market delegates, up from about 300 in 2016. “It is a historic year for us.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Wamg Giveaway – Win Blood Father Starring Mel Gibson on Blu-ray

The action-packed thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

A father makes his own justice in the edge-of-your-seat thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson and arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by award-winning director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) and written for the screen by Peter Craig (The Town) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) from Peter Craig’s novel, the high-paced action film premiered at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. Mel Gibson is accompaniedby Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996) in the nonstop thrill ride. The Blood Father Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette and
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Blood Father Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on October 11th

The action-packed thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is currently available On Demand.

A father makes his own justice in the edge-of-your-seat thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson and arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by award-winning director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) and written for the screen by Peter Craig (The Town) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) from Peter Craig’s novel, the high-paced action film premiered at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. Mel Gibson is accompaniedby Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996) in the nonstop thrill ride. The Blood Father Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette and
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Blood Father Review

Blood Father is yet another entry into the Aged-Action-Star-Still-Kicks-Ass subgenre (see the Taken franchise, Red movies, Expendables silliness), proving that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – and you might not have to.

Mel Gibson grows out his best Grizzly Adams beard and talks with a throat full a gravel, going the “ex-con with a heart of gold” route to brutally enjoyable extremes. Torn from the pages of Peter Craig’s adapted novel is a bloody, thug-riddled story of one father’s love knowing no bounds; sweet in sentiments, and salty in its gritty retribution. It’s nothing tremendously inventive, but director Jean-François Richet still paints a vengeful portrait of California livin’ in the scumminess of society’s underbelly – and the things we’d do to ensure our loved ones escape.

Gibson stars as “Link,” a sober ex-criminal who spent most of his life drinking, fighting and all the other dirtiness in-between.
See full article at We Got This Covered »

[Review] Blood Father

If this be the movie jail that Mel Gibson is destined to die in, it could be a whole lot worse. Blood Father, directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine, Assault on Precinct 13), works remarkably well as a grindhouse throwback, sporting a screenplay (from Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff, based on Craig’s novel) that’s better than it has any right to be.

John Link (Gibson) is a burned-out alcoholic who we meet in the middle of an AA meeting. He’s celebrating two years sober while still lamenting the bridges he’s burned and a daughter he hasn’t seen in some time. Only moments later, Link and his daughter, Lydia (Erin Moriarty), are reunited, a hail of gunfire and some bad men following them. “She’s every loser’s lucky day,” Link says of her, a drug addict who accidentally pulled the trigger on her criminal boyfriend, Jonah
See full article at The Film Stage »

Mel Gibson Dishes Out Fatherly Punishment in New Trailer For ‘Blood Father’

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.

Also starring Diego LunaWilliam H. MacyElisabeth RöhmMichael Parks,
See full article at The Film Stage »

‘Blood Father’ Karlovy Vary Review: Mel Gibson Strikes Grindhouse Gold

  • The Wrap
‘Blood Father’ Karlovy Vary Review: Mel Gibson Strikes Grindhouse Gold
If Mel Gibson makes a great movie, and no one in America wants to see it, does it make a sound? His last lead in a genre film, “Get the Gringo,” got positive reviews in 2012 but had a blink-and-you-missed-it theatrical release. It would be a real shame if his latest, “Blood Father” were to meet the same fate — it’s grungy and action-packed, yes, but it also features the kind of sharp characterization and clever dialogue that justifies the presence of an old pro like Gibson. We first meet a very craggy John Link (Gibson) when he’s celebrating his.
See full article at The Wrap »

John Malkovich Takes on Comic-Con Heist Movie Supercon

  • MovieWeb
John Malkovich Takes on Comic-Con Heist Movie Supercon
With Camera's rolling in New Orleans, Louisiana, John Malkovich joins the cast of Supercon. The comedic feature follows a group of washed up television stars and comic book artists who make their living attending conventions. Down on their luck, the rag tag team hashes a plot to rob the convention and bring justice to a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.

With a body of work spanning almost three decades, industry legend John Malkovich is one of the most compelling minds in entertainment. His celebrated performances span every genre, and range from roles in thought-provoking independent films to those in big-budget franchises. In addition to being an accomplished actor, Malkovich is also a director, producer, clothing designer, and artist.

The two time Academy Award nominee joins the cast, which includes Mike Epps, Maggie Grace, Russell Peters, Clancy Brown and CariDee English. Supercon is being produced by Gold Star Films
See full article at MovieWeb »

Cannes Review: Mel Gibson is Officially a B-Movie Star With 'Blood Father'

  • Indiewire
Cannes Review: Mel Gibson is Officially a B-Movie Star With 'Blood Father'
At one point, Mel Gibson was supposed to cameo in "The Hangover Part II" as a tattoo artist, but his tarnished reputation quickly proved that he couldn't play for jokes. In "Blood Father," Gibson finally lands that role under different circumstances. As a rugged ex-alcoholic who drops his needle to zoom through the desert on a motorbike — taking down hordes of bad guys to protect his daughter — Gibson inherits a less-than-desirable mantle from the likes of Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris. The punishment for his sins is a cinematic purgatory of mediocre genre fare. It's not the worst fate, but certainly a step down in terms of quality and innovation. Having anchored the 2012 shoot-'em-up "Get the Gringo" and delivered bit parts in "Machete Kills" and "Expendables 3," Gibson now solidifies his new stature as a B-movie star, fated to anchor discardable material readymade for the bottom-of-the-barrel VOD...
See full article at Indiewire »

'Blood Father' Trailer: A Grizzled, Angry Mel Gibson Fights for Redemption

  • Movies.com
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...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

Mel Gibson Is a Bad-Ass Dad in First Trailer for Blood Father

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
See full article at FilmSchoolRejects »

Mel Gibson Protects His Daughter in First Trailer For ‘Blood Father’

It’s been four years since Mel Gibson last led a feature with 2012’s Get the Gringo, but he’s back this year on both sides of the camera. Later this year we expect his first directorial effort in a decade, the Andrew Garfield-led WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, to arrive, but first we have Blood Father, an actioner directed by Jean-François Richet (Mesrine).

The first trailer has now landed today thanks to its Australian distributors, where it’ll arrive there in late August (it is still awaiting a U.S. release date from Lionsgate). The story concerns an ex-convict father who tracks down and protects his daughter from danger, and judging from the previews, there’s a good amount of action to be had. Also starring William H. Macy, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and Richard Cabral, check out the trailer below.

After her drug kingpin boyfriend frames her for
See full article at The Film Stage »

20 Prison Movies You Must See Before You Die

Columbia Pictures

You can do a hell of a lot with a prison film, which is perhaps what has made it such an appealing sub-genre for all kinds of filmmakers over the years. A prison movie doesn’t have to be depressing, after all – it can also be inspiring, touching or just plain exciting.

And a prison movie need not always be dramatic; it can be comedic, too. It can be about the incarceration of a character or their release into the wider world. It can be about prisoners of war, or it can be set around a breakout. The great thing about pretty much all prison movies, however, is that they set the stage for unforgettable characters.

Prisons are filled with all kinds of strange, colourful and enigmatic individuals, living at the extreme limits of characterisation, after all, and cinema has continually mined this fact for all it’s worth.
See full article at Obsessed with Film »

The Best Movie You Never Saw: Get The Gringo

  • JoBlo
Welcome to The Best Movie You Never Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at Mel Gibson’s Get The Gringo. The Story: Captured by the Mexican authorities in a getaway attempt after a robbery, Driver (Gibson) is sent to a...
See full article at JoBlo »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites