Posts Tagged: Mel Gibson

A Short Conversation About Mel Gibson's "Jewish Hero" Film

Eric Spiegelman: SHOCKER! Mel Gibson And Joe Eszterhas To Collaborate On Film Telling Jewish Hero Judah Maccabee Story For Warner Bros.

Choire Sicha: oh COME ON.

Eric Spiegelman: jksdhfklasdjhfas.

Choire Sicha: "He has long wanted to make this film about heroic Jews"

Eric Spiegelman: … to lure us into the theater so he can burn it.


Please Don't Get The Wrong Idea About Our Amazing Output

From time to time, we offer free editorial space to folks from all walks of life who have something to get off their chests. Today we offer a captain of industry the chance to make an important statement about his product, which has sustained some unfortunate damage-through no fault of its own-in the news lately.

I don't have to tell you that I've been a little glum, a little down in the mouth lately. Old friends who used to greet me with rapturous joy and voluminous explosions of pleasure at the very promise of my appearance have started to avoid me. It almost feels like they'd rather be doing [...]


I Probably Shouldn't Have Said All Those Bad Things

From time to time, we offer free editorial space to folks from all walks of life who have something to get off their chests. Today a popular entertainer who has been in the news lately asks for forgiveness.

I'm not going to come out and make excuses or try to offer any kind of explanation in hopes of minimizing the terrible things you've heard me say on the apparently endless series of audiotapes my ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva will be releasing until the end of time. I said all those terrible things. It doesn't matter if it was in the heat of the moment, it's not important if I was [...]


Mel Gibson Beats Up Jesus With A Stick

Low-hanging fruit, to be sure, but this is almost certainly the first time Zach Galifianakis has gotten the Taiwanese animation treatment, right? Dude has finally arrived.


Mel Gibson, The Continuing Saga

Behind the scenes of The Beaver: "I mean, if only there was some way we could have known he was an alcoholic abusive racist we could have avoided this entire thing."


When Bad People Make Art About Christ: At Least Mel Gibson Hasn't Stabbed Anyone! Yet!

I've lost count of how many times Mel Gibson has made a wreck of his life. The rants about Jews, his womanizing, his apparent mentorship of Britney Spears-and then the insane recordings where he pretty much admits to physically abusing his girlfriend. Former would-be censors of his film The Passion of the Christ have told us (rather gleefully) that the full revelation of Gibson's twisted psyche vindicates their view that his film and memory should be erased from our memory and maybe burned on a pyre.

The idea that the private faults of the artist make their work too impure is of course a nasty religious [...]


An Illustrated Commentary On Recent Events Of Note