Mel Gibson returns to the screen for the first time since his drunken, anti-Semitic tirade in Malibu in 2006. The question is: will his fans still support him?
EDGE OF DARKNESS
Mel Gibson returns to the screen for the first time since his drunken, anti-Semitic tirade in Malibu in 2006. The question is: will his fans still support him? Of course, a lot depends on the movie, a shot-in-Boston thriller in which he plays a cop hunting for the person (or persons) who shot and killed his 24-year-old daughter. Sounds intriguing. And if anyone can pull it off, it’s Gibson.
On the surface, this sounds like nothing more than a familiar tale about a repressed 15-year-old girl (newcomer Katie Jarvis) longing to break out from under her abusive mother’s thumb and leave their Essex housing project. But in the hands of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold it becomes something quite original, not to mention wrenching. Michael Fassbender, the hot new Irish actor who dazzled in “Hunger” and “Inglourious Basterds,” costars.
WHEN IN ROME
Kristen Bell plays a young single woman vacationing in Rome. And while there, she mistakenly removes coins from a fountain, instantly making the men who tossed them in fall madly in love with her. Sounds stupid, I know. But Bell just might be talented enough to actually make it funny. We shall see.
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