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    Oscar Watch: Why Actor-Directors Have the Advantage at the Oscars

    What’s been overlooked amid all the wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth and what-were-they-thinking hysteria surrounding Ben Affleck’s alleged “snub” as a Best Director nominee, is the degree to which the director’s branch has defied Oscar history. “Argo” is a fine, sturdy entertainment, a movie ev...

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    Mel Gibson Eyed Directing 'Good Will Hunting,' Kevin Smith Turned It Down But Brought It To Miramax

    For those of you already well versed in the history of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning breakout film "Good Will Hunting," this will be old news. But for everyone else, this will be a couple of interesting bits of "What Could Have Been..."

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    Mel Gibson Says No To 'Lethal Weapon 5' But 'Berserker' Still Moving Forward, Will Be In English (Sort Of)

    Well, we're just past the midway point of 2012, and the troubled Mel Gibson is dogged by controversy. Earlier this year he got into a public feud with Joe Eszterhas, who went public with another recording of Gibson blowing his top, with the screenwriter asserting that he was still up to his anti-Sem...

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    Watch: 'Machete Kills' Set Report With Mel Gibson Explores Assassin Role, William Sadler Drops Character Poster

    With Robert Rodriguez seeming to operate on an ever-increasing wave of meta-filmmaking, in which off-hand pop culture jokes turn suddenly into reality, it's difficult to imagine his projects actually happening until they're released in theatres. Such is the case with “Machete Kills,&rd...

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    Joe Eszterhas Turns His Scary Encounter With Mel Gibson Into An eBook 'Heaven And Mel'

    The last credit Joe Eszterhas has for screenplay work is in 2006, for the Hungarian film "Children Of Glory" (he also got his name on "Basic Instinct 2" for creating the characters). And while he made brief headlines last year when his new script "Lust" got music video ...

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    Clive Owen (Not) Confirmed To Return For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

    The pieces are starting to come together for (deep breath) "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For." Following the events of the first film, and/or occuring concurrently, the production has already confirmed the return of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, and here comes one more. The character of...

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    Michelle Rodriguez Returns For 'Fast & Furious 6' & Confirmed For 'Machete Kills'; Mel Gibson The Villain In 'Machete' Sequel

    Looks like "Fast & Furious 6" is getting fuel injected with some kick-ass estrosgen. With Gina Carano joining the pic last week and Rihanna being rumored to play the villain (while reps stay noticeably mum, though not denying anything), a familiar female face is returning to the gearhe...

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    Review: 'Get The Gringo' Is An Enjoyably Excessive Mel Gibson Crime Flick

    On the same day that Mel Gibson’s new movie, the enjoyably junky and excessively violent “Get the Gringo” (formerly “How I Spent My Summer Vacation”), was screened across the country via a bizarre satellite transmission (based out of Austin, Texas), another expletive-laced Gibson rant was unleashed ...

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    Robert Rodriguez Gets His Gringo, Mel Gibson Joins 'Machete Kills'

    We presume Robert Rodriguez didn't keep him waiting around for the script (ZING). Just over a week since it was reported that Rodriguez wanted Mel Gibson for a role in "Machete Kills," it looks like he got him.

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    Mel Gibson Teaches A Mexican Kid To Smoke In New Photos From 'Get The Gringo'

    Right now is either the best time or the worst time for Mel Gibson to be opening a movie called "Get The Gringo." They say there is no such thing as bad press, and like it or not, the new allegations of rage-and-hate-fueled anti-Semitism being leveled at the actor/director guarantees his s...

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