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It Doesn’t Matter If DIE HARD Is A Christmas Movie!

Every year the argument rages to decide whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Bruce Willis believes that it isn’t, but there are others who feel that John McTiernan’s film sits alongside the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life [...]

November 25, 2020

Review: Mel Gibson’s FATMAN Delivers In A Big Way

Writing-directing brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms have delivered something special with Fatman. The film’s central coup of casting a bushy-bearded Mel Gibson as an ass-kicking Father Christmas is a masterstroke and the Lethal Weapon star delivers [...]

November 15, 2020

Danger Man: Remembering Patrick McGoohan

In the 1960s Patrick McGoohan starred as John Drake in Danger Man, and then as Number 6 in Danger Man’s unofficial spin-off The Prisoner, a surreal but iconic show that has gone down in cult-legend despite only lasting seventeen episodes. The [...]

October 17, 2020

Killer Christmas: First Look At Mel Gibson’s FATMAN

Saban Films has scored the US rights to Fatman, the Christmas themed action comedy starring Mel Gibson as Santa Claus. Th Eshom and Ian Nelms directed film sees a 12 year-old hire a hitman (Walton Goggins) to kill Gibson’s Santa Claus after [...]

September 10, 2020

Why Mel Gibson Is Still A FORCE OF NATURE

The mighty Mel Gibson‘s latest release, Force Of Nature (read the Movies In Focus review) proves he’s still a movie star to be reckoned with and that he can still command the screen like few actors. Gibson might have supporting part [...]

June 30, 2020

The Brutal Beauty Of Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE

Mel Gibson is a director who has always been able to portray violence in an almost balletic fashion. Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto all have sequences which are shot with a brutal beauty and Gibson’s 2016 film Hacksaw [...]

May 23, 2020

Mel Gibson & Richard Donner On The Set Of LETHAL WEAPON

The mighty Richard Donner’s Lethal Weapon is one of the great action films of the 1980s. Shane Black wrote the screenplay (his first produced script) for the 1987 release, which broke the rules of action cinema. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are [...]

May 22, 2020

Sandwich Time: Vince Vaughn In DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE

S. Craig Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete is a deeply nihilistic tale which adds grit and gravel to the buddy-cop picture. Beautifully crafted and brutal, Dragged Across Concrete is a weighty crime drama with sterling performances from Mel [...]

April 26, 2020

Kicking The Bucket! Mel Gibson Is THE COLONEL

This comedy skit from Mel Gibson‘s appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2009 is damn funny and deserves to be seen again. God knows, we could all do with a good laugh.  This is a faux trailer for The Colonel, a supposed epic tale of love [...]

April 22, 2020

Shyamalan’s SIGNS Still Shines In These COVID-19 Times

Released in 2002, M.Night Shyamalan‘s Signs is a masterful Hitchcockian thriller about a low-key alien invasion. Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Birds was clearly an inspiration for the writer-director. Dripping with fear of the unknown and an [...]

April 6, 2020

Notebook Reviews: TEQUILA SUNRISE

Robert Towne – 1988  Tequila Sunrise is a sizzling first-rate thriller from the great writer/director Robert Towne.  This 1988 film is slick and enjoyable with a top tier cast (Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer) who all [...]

April 6, 2020

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