Mel Gibson – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:04:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://passionrecut.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Mel Gibson – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ 32 32 1899 Cast: Where You Might Know Netflix’s Fantasy Drama Stars https://passionrecut.com/1899-cast-where-you-might-know-netflixs-fantasy-drama-stars/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 19:04:27 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/1899-cast-where-you-might-know-netflixs-fantasy-drama-stars/ There are an incredible number of recorded cases of missing boat and air travelers in the Bermuda Triangle – an area of ​​the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico with a bizarre history that continues to fascinate connoisseurs of the paranormal. . Yet, have you ever imagined – if the bizarre stories surrounding […]]]>

There are an incredible number of recorded cases of missing boat and air travelers in the Bermuda Triangle – an area of ​​the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico with a bizarre history that continues to fascinate connoisseurs of the paranormal. . Yet, have you ever imagined – if the bizarre stories surrounding it are true – how many people have disappeared into this legendary place without being recorded or remembered? Perhaps the diverse cast of characters from the new Netflix TV show,1899, could be seen as a fictional tribute to these forgotten souls.

From European duo Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese — the creators of Netflix’s hit German-language time travel sci-fi series, Dark — this new drama follows international passengers on a steamship heading for the United States. However, the discovery of a long-lost ship called the Prometheus prompts the ship to take a detour, leading to a series of unusual circumstances that have everyone on board wondering where they really are and, more importantly, , its safety. Before (or maybe after) we meet the lost souls in this eight-episode limited series, allow us to introduce you to the actors who play them in the 1899 cast – starting with the captain of our ship.

Andreas Pietschmann in 1899

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Andreas Pietschmann (Eyk)

After performing “The Stranger” on DarkAndreas Piteschmann reunites with Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese to play Kerberos captain Eyk in Netflix 1899 cast. Other more recent Netflix exclusive projects featuring the German actor – who was also part of the international cast of the 2012 TV movie, Mary of Nazareth, like Jesus Christ – was the revenge thriller, Kitzand crime drama, The perfect motherin 2021.

Emily Beecham about 1899

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Emily BeechamMaura Franklin

As English medical student Maura, we have English actress Emily Beecham, who is no stranger to bizarre thrillers like 1899, having debuted in the zombie movie sequel, 28 weeks later in 2007. The In the Badlands the star’s most recent and notable acting credits include the Coen Brothers’ 2015 comedy Hello, Caesar! and her role in Disney’s Cruel interpreted as the poor mother of the main character, Catherine de Vil.

Aneurin Barnard in 1899

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Aneurin BarnardDaniel

Daniel – whose presence on Kerberos arouses suspicion – is played by Aneurin Barnard, who has previously starred in a number of acclaimed period pieces, such as the 2016 miniseries War & Peace starring Lily James, as well as Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed war film, Dunkirk, the following year. The Welsh actor also appeared in the 2015 crime biopic, Legend, with Tom Hardy as the Kray Brothers, literary adaptations The goldfinch from 2019 and The personal story of David Copperfield in 2020, and season 6 of Netflix Peaky Blinders as Doctor Holford.

Miguel Bernardeau in 1899

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Miguel Bernardeau (Angel)

Spanish aristocrat Ángel is played by Miguel Bernardeau – another established Netflix star, having played Guzmán Nunier in the dark coming-of-age drama, Elite. He also appeared in the HBO Max Spanish language drama, Everything else, and was chosen to direct the next Amazon Prime movie Zorro series.

José Pimentao in 1899

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Jose Pimentao (Ramiro)

Playing Ángel’s supposed brother – a priest named Ramiro – is José Pimentão, who is best known for the 2017 period romance, Al Berto, and her starring role in a drama that ran for 200 episodes over a two-year period, called Valor da Vida. The Portuguese actor also played a leading role in Teorias de Conspiração and several notable short films, such as Eva from 2019.

Fflyn Edwards in 1899

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Fflyn Edwards (the boy)

As an anonymous, silent young passenger in Maura’s care, we have Fflyn Edwards, who made his debut just a few years ago as the star of the BBC serial adaptation of Jenny Nimmo’s fantasy novel , The snow spider. The young British actor then appeared in a 2021 short titled His Majesty and the Liz Evans biopic directed by Samantha Morton, save the cinemain 2022.

Mathilde Ollivier in Overlord

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Mathilde Ollivier (Clemence)

Newly married Frenchwoman Clémence is played by rising French actress Mathilde Ollivier, who last starred in a period horror drama when she played Chloe in the WWII film ‘zombie’ in 2018, Suzerain. In 2020, she starred alongside Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott in the dysfunctional family comedy sister of the groomappeared in Hulu’s action-packed time loop comedy, boss level, with Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson in 2021, and produced the documentary The stuck woman.

Jonas Bloquet in The Nun

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Jonas BloquetLucien

As Clémence’s husband, Lucien, we have French actor Jonas Bloquet, who last starred in a period horror drama when he played Frenchie in 2018 Conspiracy Pouring of the universe, the nun. Earlier in his career, he starred alongside Kevin Costner and Hailee Steinfeld in the 2014 action thriller, 3 days to kill, and made an appearance in Luc Besson’s 2017 sci-fi adventure, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Clara Rosager on The Rain

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Clara Rosager (Tove)

Pregnant Danish immigrant Tove on 1899 is actually Clara Rosager’s second major role in a Netflix original international sci-fi series, after playing Sarah in The rain, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic Denmark ravaged by a mysterious virus. Also in 2022, the actor and model – who also stars in the international drama directed by Patrick Dempsey Devils – appeared alongside Oscar winner Jared Leto in the Sony-produced vampiric Marvel movie, Morbus.

Lucas Lynggard Tonnesen about 1899

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Lucas Lynggard Tonnesen (Krester)

At Clara Rosager’s The rain co-star, Lucas Lynggard Tønnesen, plays Tove’s younger brother, Krester, on 1899. Also in 2022, the young actor – whose first major role on a TV show was the adventurous fantasy, Tidsrejsen – starred in a more grounded Netflix exclusive series: the recent revival of the Danish political drama, Borgen.

Alexandre Willaume about 1899

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Alexandre Willaume (Anker)

Tove and Krester’s father, Anker, is played by Jonas Bloquet’s companion Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets co-star, Alexandre Willaume, whose previous Netflix exclusive credits include the action-packed historical series, The Last Kingdomthe acclaimed family comedy-drama, Ritaand the supernatural mystery drama of 2020, Equinox. He is also known for the 2018s grave robber reboot with Amazon Prime’s Oscar winner Alicia Vikander The wheel of time interpreted as Thom Merrilin and the original 2022 Shudder horror film, Moloch.

Maria Erwolter in The Ritual

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Maria Erwolter (Iben)

Anker’s devoutly religious wife, Iben, who dreams of establishing her own church with her family once they arrive in the United States, is played by Maria Erwolter, who is known for starring in one of America’s best films. netflix originals horror, The ritual from 2017. She made her acting debut in one of Mads Mikkelsen’s best films, in 2004 Pusher IIfrom writer and director Nicolas Winding Refn, and will next star in another Netflix-exclusive international series titled Copenhagen Cowboy.

Rosalie Craig about 1899

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Rosalie Craig (Virginia)

As a single traveler and social butterfly Virginia, we have Rosalie Craig, who is best known for her award-winning performances in stage productions of The Light Princess in 2013 and, more recently, Companyin 2018. The English actor, who lent his voice to Sherlock Gnomesis also a Netflix staple, having appeared on Love sickin The Queen’s Bet cast, and in the 2022 miniseries, Anatomy of a Scandal.

Isabelle Wei about 1899

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Isabelle Wei (Ling Yi)

As Ling Yi – a teenage girl who boards the Kerberos dressed as a Geisha – we have Isabella Wei. The Hong Kong-born actress makes her official screen debut in the 1899 cast.

Gabby Wong in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Gabby Wong (Yuk Je)

As a traveling companion and supposed servant of Ling Yi, Yuk Je, we have Gabby Wong, originally from Hong Kong, another 1899 cast member who made his debut as a theater performer, with productions by othello, among other classics. Some may recognize her from Amazon Prime’s exclusive limited crime thriller series, White Dragon, and she is also part of the star wars universe, appeared in 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as a Gold Nine resistance pilot.

Maciej Musial in 1899

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Maciej Musial (Olek)

As Olek, one of the young Kerberos coal cutters, we have Maciej Musial who, like his character, hails from Poland, where he began his acting career as a teenager. With curiosity, 1899 actually marks his second appearance on a Netflix TV show named after the year in which it is set, following the 2018 political miniseries, 1983, and also his third platform exclusive show after that and the witcher – the hit fantasy adventure series based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski, on which he appears as Sir Lazlo.

Yann Gael about 1899

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Yann Gael (Jerome)

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Why Hotel Hairdryers Are So A Pain When Traveling https://passionrecut.com/why-hotel-hairdryers-are-so-a-pain-when-traveling/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 23:26:36 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/why-hotel-hairdryers-are-so-a-pain-when-traveling/ I have been fortunate enough to stay at several hotels recently. A combination of work and pleasure has allowed me to check into eight hotels in the UK, Paris, Italy and Greece. They ranged from the pinnacle of luxury to more no-frills and gem establishments. Everything served a purpose: a place to lay my head […]]]>

I have been fortunate enough to stay at several hotels recently. A combination of work and pleasure has allowed me to check into eight hotels in the UK, Paris, Italy and Greece. They ranged from the pinnacle of luxury to more no-frills and gem establishments. Everything served a purpose: a place to lay my head for the night and take a hot shower in the morning.

I like a hotel. Both the romanticism that surrounds them and the escape. You step out of your daily bubble and are transported to a different world from the moment you are greeted at reception until the moment you say goodbye.

Of course, your usual day-to-day life goes by the wayside: room service, eating a club sandwich with a glass of wine in bed seems normal; leaving towels on the floor is almost, almost excusable; and turning on CNN to see non-BBC news is an educational treat.

But as restorative and affirming as those stays are, I have one constant bugbear: the hotel hair dryer.

First of all, there must be a universal rule as to the location of hair dryers. Because finding them is often a thankless task. Get wet, in a towel after showering or bathing, and the hunt begins. No sign of one in the bathroom, so on to the wardrobe. No. A search in some drawers. Nothing. Finally, you find it in what looks like a shoe bag hidden in a secret compartment. It’s like a hairdresser’s Easter egg hunt.

Then, the outcome of the agreement. This is often easier said than done. Especially when the household has done some apparent rigging with the catch that a sailor would be proud of. Oh, and I wish the staff wouldn’t hide it every day if you’re there more than one night.

Anyway, you’ve found it now, and a few swear words later, and then you’re ready to dry your hair. But wait. The catch…?

Outside of the UK they allow the use of hair dryers in the bathroom. Rightly or wrongly, they trust us to use electrical equipment without falling into a bubble bath à la Mel Gibson in What women Want. Back to Blighty, that’s clearly too risky, so the art of drying your hair often comes down to finding out how far the cable runs from the outlet to the mirror. If Nicky Clarke did yoga.

You know you’ve struck gold when you find a small leather box. It means one thing: a Dyson. That distinct buzz it makes encourages confidence; you know you’re in good hands with all those settings and accessories. But so often the hotel hair dryer is a complete disappointment. There’s real sadness for those hooked up to the wall like an old phone, with no heating options or intensity levels.

But as taxing as hotel hairdryers are, they’re still outdone by the bedside setup that has no outlet to charge your goddamn phone. That’s a lot of hot air.

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Claudia Salinas testifies in Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial https://passionrecut.com/claudia-salinas-testifies-in-harvey-weinstein-sexual-assault-trial/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 02:46:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/claudia-salinas-testifies-in-harvey-weinstein-sexual-assault-trial/ Claudia Salinas and Harvey Weinstein A social media influencer and former acquaintance of Harvey Weinstein testified Wednesday that a woman’s account of an alleged 2013 Weinstein assault is false. She spoke out amid a legal debate over the admissibility of her own alleged meeting with the now-disgraced film producer. Claudia Salinas said she had never […]]]>

Claudia Salinas and Harvey Weinstein

A social media influencer and former acquaintance of Harvey Weinstein testified Wednesday that a woman’s account of an alleged 2013 Weinstein assault is false. She spoke out amid a legal debate over the admissibility of her own alleged meeting with the now-disgraced film producer.

Claudia Salinas said she had never entered a hotel bathroom with Weinstein or the woman identified in his Los Angeles criminal case as Jane Doe 2. She also replied “absolutely not” when asked by Weinstein’s lawyer if she had ever “standed outside a bathroom while Mr. Weinstein was raping…someone inside?”

“Were you recruiting women that Mr. Weinstein would have sex with? Marc Werksman asked.

“Absolutely not,” Salinas replied.

“Did you act as a pimp for Mr. Weinstein?” Werksman asked.

“No,” Salinas replied with a light laugh.

The testimony contradicts Jane Doe 2’s testimony that Salinas helped set up a meeting at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills in February 2013 that ended with Weinstein groping Jane Doe 2 while masturbating in a bathroom.

Salinas acknowledged meeting Jane Doe 2 and Weinstein for drinks in the Montage Lobby, but said she did not arrange the meeting and never spoke with Jane Doe 2 about the scriptwriting or of his ability to get Weinstein to look at a script.

Jane Doe 2 testified that she felt betrayed by Salinas after the assault, so much so that she told him, “Don’t even fucking look at me” in a meeting the next day. But Salinas said Wednesday that never happened. Werksman posted an email between Weinstein and Salinas, in which Salinas said Jane Doe 2 had a modeling job until 8 p.m. but was free later. When asked how she would know, Salinas replied that they were obviously talking though Jane Doe 2 now claims to have told Salinas not to look at her.

“We kept talking after that day,” Salinas said Wednesday.

Salinas and Jane Doe 2 both testified at Weinstein’s trial in New York, which ended in January 2020 with convictions of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree rape that the state’s highest court ruled. agreed in August to review.

The 70-year-old former Hollywood powerhouse is currently housed in Los Angeles for his 23-year sentence in New York, with charges in Los Angeles County carrying much longer if convicted. Prosecutors initially announced 11 counts involving five women, but the fifth woman was not mentioned in opening statements and appears to have been withdrawn as a prosecution witness.

Salinas said The daily beast that the Jane Doe 2 accusations against Weinstein are “fiction”. Outside the jury, prosecutors have raised questions about her credibility as a neutral witness given a Weinstein accuser’s claim that she once saw Salinas perform oral sex on Weinstein.

According to discussions outside the jury, a prior bad deeds witness said he saw a blowjob between Salinas and Weinstein and turned down a threesome offer.

Prosecutors wanted to talk about it at trial, with Werksman telling the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Lisa B. Lench at a pre-trial conference on October 14, “This is an unconscionable smear campaign by the prosecution against the witness, Claudia Salinas.”

But the witness to the prior bad deeds was allowed to testify about it at Weinstein’s trial in New York, and prosecutors wanted to bring him into their trial to contradict Salinas’ claims that her relationship with Weinstein was professional. Lench said Oct. 14 that she wanted to hear testimony from Salinas before deciding, then stressed Wednesday that it would not be allowed.

Salinas is the second Weinstein associate to be involved in testimony about an alleged assault by Weinstein, with a prior bad deeds witness describing how the aide bonnie hung basically groomed her to be assaulted in Puerto Rico during the 2003 filming Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.

Hung testified last week, denying any memory of meeting the woman or anything related to the alleged assault. Assistant District Attorney Paul ThompsonSalinas’ examination of Salinas was much more aggressive, as Salinas denied the events depicted in Jane Doe 2 and took on a combative tone at times.

Salinas was never Weinstein’s official assistant, instead testifying that she met Weinstein in New York in 2003 while dining at the upscale Italian restaurant Cipriani with her mother, who knew someone at her table. She was in Puerto Rico for Dirty Dancing Havana Nights — she’s in two scenes in the movie — but she said she never left a dinner date with him, as the previous bad deeds witness said. And she said she didn’t recognize a picture of the woman.

Born and raised in Mexico, Salinas moved to New York in 2003 at the age of 19 and attended the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute as a professional ballerina. She was in three films produced by Weinstein’s companies, and she said she regularly attended film premieres, parties and awards shows such as the Oscars and Emmys.

Salinas said he was the most powerful person she had known in the entertainment industry in 2003, but she described him as “one of the most” in 2012 and replied, “I don’t know. no, I know a lot of people” when Thompson pressed her. Thompson asked if she was credited on social media for photos at parties, but she said she didn’t become a social media influencer until around 2016.

She testified that Weinstein invited her to meet for drinks when he was in the Los Angeles area in February 2013, so she took Jane Doe 3 with her because “I always bring someone with me. me, because I don’t like to go alone.” The two were friends on and off Facebook, with Salinas describing Jane Doe 2 Wednesday as “a nice girl I met, thought it would be a nice gesture to reconnect.”

Thompson pressed Salinas with an email between her, Jane Doe 2 and Barbara Schweweiswho ran the Weinstein Co. Salinas reality TV show acknowledged that there appears to have been a meeting, but said she did not recall it.

“I’m not asking you this sarcastically, is there something wrong with your memory?” Thompson asked.

“No, there’s nothing wrong with my memory,” Salinas replied.

“Was it common for you to meet the management staff of Weinstein Co.? Thompson asked.

“I have a lot of meetings,” Salinas replied.

Salinas finally admitted to being asked to bring Jane Doe 2 as her “plus one” to a Weinstein party, which was also said to be “strange.” Still, she said, “I don’t remember going with Jane Doe 2 to that party.”

Thompson posted other emails about possible meetings between Weinstein and Jane Doe 2, with Salinas saying she “didn’t find it unusual” for Weinstein to contact her to meet a woman in her early 20s.

“I really didn’t make much of it,” Salinas replied.

On the other hand, Salinas agreed with Werksman that although Weinstein was in his “middle years”, it was not uncommon for him to meet young women given his work in film casting.

After her testimony, Salinas and her lawyer went down the hall and watched several minutes of the actress’ testimony Tricia Vesseya former accuser of evil deeds in That 70s show actor Danny Mastersonthe rape trial.

His appearance at Weinstein’s trial was followed by recorded video testimony from Pascal Vicedominiwho founded the LA Italia Film Festival.

Weinstein was in the Los Angeles area for the festival in February 2013 when he is accused of assaulting both Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 1, but Vicedomini disputed Jane Doe 1’s testimony that she told him Weinstein left his jacket in his hotel room. He also said she never gave him the jacket. He described his relationship with her in 2013 as “a very great friendship” and told Weinstein’s attorney, Alan Jackson, that he would never offer her to Weinstein for sexual favors.

“I would never do or say anything of this nature in my life. I had a relationship with Mr. Weinstein for many years…and at no time in my life would I have said or thought anything like that” , did he declare.

The roughly three-hour video ended Thursday morning, with the trial not taking place Thursday afternoon. It will resume Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Los Angeles, with accuser Jane Doe 4, who is governor of California. Gavin Newsomhis wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsomshould take position at the beginning of the week.

Actor Mel Gibson is also expected to testify later in the week as a witness in support of Jane Doe 3who is a masseuse for Hollywood stars.

(Images: Salinas photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images; Weinstein photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

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Chris Evans is ‘the sexiest man alive’, according to People magazine https://passionrecut.com/chris-evans-is-the-sexiest-man-alive-according-to-people-magazine/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:03:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/chris-evans-is-the-sexiest-man-alive-according-to-people-magazine/ LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans has a new title — he’s been named People magazine’s Sexiest Man. The selection was announced Monday night on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show and on the magazine’s website. Evans, who is now the third Marvel Avengers actor to hold the title of sexiest man alive, says […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans has a new title — he’s been named People magazine’s Sexiest Man.

The selection was announced Monday night on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show and on the magazine’s website.

Evans, who is now the third Marvel Avengers actor to hold the title of sexiest man alive, says he knows his friends will tease him heavily. But he tells the magazine for its cover story on Friday that he knows it will also make his mother happy and support him when he is “old and flabby”.

Among those likely to heckle him are co-stars and former Sexiest Man Alive winners like Paul Rudd, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth. (Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel movies, was the first Avenger to win People’s annual honor, which was first bestowed on Mel Gibson in 1985.)

Other past winners include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Richard Gere, Channing Tatum and David Beckham.

People interviewed Evans, 41, at a farm in Georgia, where the actor talked about finding a better work-life balance. “The most enjoyable part of my career right now is feeling safe enough to ease off,” he said.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) join forces to save New York in “The Avengers.” (Marvel/Disney, file)

Evans’ first film role came in 2000’s “The New Comers” and he played superhero Johnny Storm in two “Fantastic Four” movies released in 2005 and 2007. But he gained widespread fame in 2011 with the release of “Captain America: The First Avenger.

Since then, he’s played the wholesome superhero in 10 Marvel movies, laying down his shield after saving the universe in 2019’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

Evans has become a very bankable star, voicing the character of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ and playing a sadistic assassin trying to kill Reynolds in Nextflix’s ‘The Gray Man’ – both released this year.

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“Lightyear” is the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans. (Disney/Pixar, file)PIXAR

The actor told People he plans to get married and start a family, saying, “It’s absolutely something I want.”

He said he did not expect to speak publicly about his private life. “Some things you want just for yourself, or just for my family and friends.”

The Boston native also continues his involvement with civic engagement site A Starting Point, which he co-founded in 2020.

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10 Best Thanksgiving Movies Your Kids Will Love https://passionrecut.com/10-best-thanksgiving-movies-your-kids-will-love/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/10-best-thanksgiving-movies-your-kids-will-love/ Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fun of the kids’ table. Be honest, we all know that the little kids’ table is always the coolest and most fun place for Thanksgiving. They get away with everything, they have the best conversations, and they definitely have the best […]]]>

Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the fun of the kids’ table. Be honest, we all know that the little kids’ table is always the coolest and most fun place for Thanksgiving. They get away with everything, they have the best conversations, and they definitely have the best movies of all! Who wants football when you can watch a kids movie?


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In a holiday dominated by awkward family visits and pantyhose-wearing adults trying to steal a bullet from each other, the most important things in life come to light: silly and sometimes harrowing Thanksgiving movies for the whole family. From Charlie Brown to Paul Blart, there are so many amazing family movies to watch this Thanksgiving.

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“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (1973)

Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving

One of the most beloved Thanksgiving movies for kids, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving follows the titular protagonist and his friends as they prepare their own Thanksgiving meal to share. Linus provides a beautiful narration of the original Thanksgiving, and each character learns a new lesson by being grateful.

The beloved Peanuts gang brings us one of the best-known Thanksgiving movies the whole family can enjoy. This classic movie is universally broadcast on television every year and is probably a Thanksgiving tradition for many viewers. It is also available on Apple TV+ and Amazon.

“Free Birds” (2013)

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In this wildly ridiculous take on Thanksgiving, we see the pardoned turkey travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving in an effort to remove turkeys from the Thanksgiving menu. When Régie (Owen Wilson) gets trained at Jake’s (Woody Harrelson) plot to go back in time, absolute hilarity ensues in free birds.

This fresh take on Thanksgiving is sure to bring non-stop laughs and wholesome fun for the whole family. The comedic cast brings this Thanksgiving favorite to life. It’s available to watch on STARZ as well as rent on Amazon.

“Addams Family Values” (1993)

Wednesday Addams Thanksgiving

While not a traditional Thanksgiving movie, this one contains one of the most memorable Thanksgiving scenes of any movie. The Addams Family Values catches up with the titular (and iconic) family as they welcome a new child and attempt to balance family life with a new nanny.

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In this film there is one of the most fantastic Thanksgiving scenes. Like Wednesday Addams (Christine Ricci) is at summer camp, she’s starring in a Thanksgiving play where she’s doing a legit re-enactment of the original Thanksgiving, and it’s horribly hilarious. Addams Family Values can be seen on Netflix, Paramount+ and a few other streaming services.

“Turkey Hollow” by Jim Henson (2015)

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In this Lifetime Channel presentation of a Jim Henson creation, we follow a recently divorced man (Jay Harrington) as he takes his children (Graham Verchere and Genevieve Buechner) to stay with his goofy aunt (the amazing Marie Steenburgen) in the town of Turkey Hollow. For the rest of the movie, the kids end up searching for a huge monster, considered a legend in the town.

In what feels like a tribute to Jim Henson classics of the past, Turkey Trough brings fun and excitement for everyone to enjoy. It is currently available to watch on VUDU as well as Amazon for a fee.

“A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving” (1998)

Characters from A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving

This charming film brings Pooh and his entire crew together to celebrate Thanksgiving together in the Hundred Acre Wood. Each brings their own platter of acorns, honey, thistles, and ice cream, but Rabbit tells everyone they need a legitimate feast, and so everyone scatters to find the real food.

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In such a delightful film about unity and working together, A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving shows the importance of being together and working on communication and cooperation with those around us, which can be difficult in this season. You may be able to catch this classic on TV this holiday season, but it’s not currently playing anywhere.

Walt Disney’s “Pocahontas” (1995)

Pocahontas and John Smith

While not technically a Thanksgiving movie, this Thanksgiving season is interesting to watch because it opens up a discussion of the first Thanksgiving and how Pocahontas likely helped pave the way for the survival of the colonists thanks to his connection with John Smith.

Including the voice talents of Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connollyand several others, this film shows the dynamic between Pocahontas and John Smith and how that relationship grew to fruition despite a rocky start. Pocahontas is also available on Disney+ along with its sequel.

“We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story” (1993)

Rex singing Roll Back the Rock in We're Back!  The story of a dinosaur

In We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story, a happy scientist wants to help kids discover the incredibly exciting nature of real-life dinosaurs, so he goes back in time and brings back four real-life Dinos after giving them the gift of intelligence through a cereal called BrainGrain. In an attempt to reach the Museum of Natural History, they end up being part of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

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With an amazing voice cast from John Goodman, Walter Cronkite, Jay Leno, Julia Child, Martin runsand Rhea Perlman, among other things, this film pulls no punches with the talent it brings to the table. It is available for rent on Amazon for a nominal fee.

‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ (2009)

Paul Blart

In what is one of his funniest films, Kevin James really brings Paul Blart: Mall Cop live. James is the titular character who is a mall security guard with low blood sugar who struggles to find a way to engage in his social life – hint: he doesn’t really have one.

This film is set over Thanksgiving weekend with James’ character having to protect his mall and hostages taken from thieves trying to steal all the money collected on Black Friday. It’s a wild and wacky misadventure that’s sure to entertain. You can stream this movie on Hulu and rent it on Amazon.

“Garfield’s Thanksgiving” (1989)

Thanksgiving Garfield

Nothing says Thanksgiving like our favorite lasagna-loving kitten. In Garfield’s Thanksgiving, the pasta-loving cat is seen having to go on a diet the day before Thanksgiving because of a slight concern about his weight. He’s naturally miserable and all sorts of ridiculous antics happen.

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Garfield is such a classic character and bringing him into your home this Thanksgiving will be an amazing way to bridge the generational gap between the original fans and the kids, who may soon become new fans of the funny feline. Garfield’s Thanksgiving is currently available on the Peacock app.

‘Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving’ (1999)

Rabbit and Eeyore set up decorations in A Very Merry Pooh Year

This incredible movie is perfect for Thanksgiving in that it celebrates both Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it’s perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving and leading right into the Christmas season. Following these beloved characters created by A. A. Milne as they make the most of the holiday season in a creative and exciting way.

Follow Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and the whole gang celebrate the fall holiday season with their friends and see what kind of mischief they get into. Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving can be streamed on VUDU and Apple TV for a nominal fee.

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‘Aftersun’, ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ among 20+ new movies this week https://passionrecut.com/aftersun-banshees-of-inisherin-among-20-new-movies-this-week/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:21:15 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/aftersun-banshees-of-inisherin-among-20-new-movies-this-week/ The South Korean film “Broker” is one of the films screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Korean Film Nights. Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Here are the main releases coming to theaters or streaming this week. “A Unicorn for Christmas” Family film in which a girl finds a unicorn at […]]]>

The South Korean film “Broker” is one of the films screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Korean Film Nights.

Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts

Here are the main releases coming to theaters or streaming this week.

“A Unicorn for Christmas”

Family film in which a girl finds a unicorn at a holiday carnival.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston; AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; AMC Deerbrook 24, Humble.

‘Adaraneeya Prarthana’

Romantic drama in the Sinhalese language of Sri Lanka about a man in love with two women.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston.

‘After Sun’

Critically acclaimed film festival and independent favorite about a daughter’s memories of her father.

Rated R. Opens November 4 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“Hour of Armageddon”

James Gray’s latest drama (“Ad Astra”) is a semi-autobiographical reflection of an interracial school friendship in 1980 and its ramifications through his family.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star in Martin McDonough’s drama about the collapse of a lifelong friendship.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

“The Bay House”

This drama, set in the Texas town of Seabrook, centers on a politician who must come to terms with his life after stepping down in disgrace after a scandal. Barry Corbin, Sean Farris and James Callis star.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Primetime Cinema, Galveston; Pearland Premiere 6, Pearland; Tomball Cinema 7, Tomball.

‘Pavement’

Jennifer Lawrence and Bryan Tyree Henry star in a drama about an Afghan war veteran dealing with the results of a traumatic brain injury.

Rated R. Starts streaming November 4 on Apple TV+.

‘Corazón Azul’

Cuban sci-fi film set in an alternate reality Cuba where Fidel Castro turns to genetic engineering to create a next-generation human to help usher in a socialist utopia, but these beings turn against their creators.

Not rated. Screens 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rice Cinema, Houston.

“Dear Zoe”

Theo Rossi, Jessica Capshaw and Sadie Sin star in a drama about a girl who finds unexpected support after she and her family suffer a major loss.

Rated R. Opens November 4 at Cinepolis Luxury Cinema, The Woodlands; begins streaming on November 4 on various platforms.

‘Enola Holmes 2’

Young detective Enola Holmes returns for a case involving a missing girl. Henry Cavill, Millie Bobby Brown and Helena Bonham Carter star.

Rated PG-13. Starts streaming November 4 on Netflix.

‘The domain’

Toni Collette and Rosemarie DeWitt star in this comedy about a family bickering over the estate of a terminally ill aunt.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

‘#Gawwezni’

Romantic comedy in Arabic with the Anglo-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry from the film “Limbo” and the series “The Crown” and “Industry”.

Not rated. Opening November 4 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Toppled a Dynasty”

Documentary about the sex scandal that destroyed the career of evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr.

Rated TV-MA. Now streaming on Hulu.

‘Goodnight Oppy’

Angela Bassett narrates this documentary chronicling NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (nicknamed Oppy), which was only supposed to run for three months but ended up exploring Mars for almost 15 years.

Rated PG. Opens Nov. 4 at iPic Houston; Cinemark 18, Webster; begins streaming on Prime Video on November 23.

Korean film nights

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s annual celebration of South Korean films, includes: “Broker,” a drama about a traveling mother with two black market baby salesmen; the 16th century battle epic “Hansan: Rising Dragon”; the action-crime movie “The Roundup,” starring Ma Seok-do (“Train to Busan”) and more.

Not rated. On view November 3-6 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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Indian romantic comedy in Telugu.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark 17, The Woods.

“Locked up in society”

German-language comedy in which a father goes to great lengths to get his son into such and such a school.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston.

‘Mahaparush’

Nepali-language film from Nepal centering on a widower who gets involved in a new relationship that his sons disapprove of.

Not rated. Opening November 4 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“The Minute You Wake Up Dead”

Thriller with Morgan Freeman Jr., Cole Hauser and Jaimie Alexander.

Rated R. Opens November 4 at Studio Movie Grill, Pearland.

‘On the line’

Mel Gibson and Kevin Dillon star in a thriller in which a caller threatens a talk show host’s family unless he plays a game of survival.

Rated R. opens November 4 at Studio Movie Grill, Pearland

‘One Piece Movie: Red’

Japanese anime in which a popular singer named Uta reveals herself during a live concert.

Rated PG-13. Opens November 4 throughout Houston.

‘Oye Makhna’

Romance in Punjabi language of India.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston.

“The Return of Tanya Tucker: With Brandi Carlile”

Documentary on the return of country singer Tanya Tucker.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

“Something in the Dirt”

Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead — the team behind cult indie flicks ‘The Endless’ and ‘Synchronic’ — return with a comedy horror in which two lazy Los Angeles neighbors decide to document strange happenings at their haunted apartment building .

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 at AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra, Katy.

‘Tad the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet’

Spanish family animated film.

Rated PG. Opens November 4 throughout Houston.

‘Urvasivo Rakshasivo’

Contemporary love story in the Telugu language of India.

Not rated.

cary.darling@houstonchronicle.com




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    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes about arts, entertainment and pop culture, with a focus on film and media. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he was a reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Additionally, he has freelanced for a number of publications, including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

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Harvey Weinstein’s defense focuses on his abnormal testicles https://passionrecut.com/harvey-weinsteins-defense-focuses-on-his-abnormal-testicles/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:45:15 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/harvey-weinsteins-defense-focuses-on-his-abnormal-testicles/ Lawyers for convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein have accused the injured party of being unreliable due to the failure to mention his abnormal testicles. According Variety, the subject has already been raised several times and should remain at the center of Weinstein’s defense. Speaking to the jury, Assistant District Attorney Paul Thompson discussed details of a […]]]>

Lawyers for convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein have accused the injured party of being unreliable due to the failure to mention his abnormal testicles.

According Variety, the subject has already been raised several times and should remain at the center of Weinstein’s defense. Speaking to the jury, Assistant District Attorney Paul Thompson discussed details of a 1999 surgery in which surgeons were forced to remove parts of Weinstein’s genitals “due to an infection”. Thompson clarified that the former Hollywood producer’s “testicles were actually taken from his scrotum and placed in his inner thighs.”

Taking the stand on October 24, a European model known as Jane Doe #1 accused Weinstein of violent sexual assault. Speaking via translator, she recalled the events of 2013, saying Weinstein forced her to “suck him and suck his balls”. in a hotel room. She added, “He made me do what he asked…I was crying, I was choking.”

Following Doe’s testimony, Weinstein’s attorney Alan Jackson accused her of changing her story, referring to one of her conversations with police. According to Jackson, she told them, “his balls were in your mouth.” After accusing her of changing that specific detail, Jackson said, “The reason you changed your story is that you realized at some point that Mr. Weinstein didn’t have testicles in his scrotum. “

Jane Doe later disagreed, saying she mentioned details of Weinstein’s genitals to law enforcement in her initial statements: “I remember he didn’t have any,” he said. she stated. “It was like an empty skin.” She later noted, “I was confused. It wasn’t on my mind to call for help…I was fighting. I was grabbed by him…I regret not fighting and not defend myself.

Earlier in October, Mel Gibson was called to testify against Weinstein after one of the accusers, Jane Doe #3, revealed details of the mogul’s assault on the actor. According to prosecutors, Gibson claimed that Jane Doe #3 gave Weinstein a massage at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2010. As they left for the bathroom, a naked Weinstein followed her and masturbated. He pleaded not guilty.

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How Lethal Weapon 2 Almost Killed Riggs (and the Franchise) https://passionrecut.com/how-lethal-weapon-2-almost-killed-riggs-and-the-franchise/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/how-lethal-weapon-2-almost-killed-riggs-and-the-franchise/ Lethal Weapon 2 was another hit for the action series, but the original plan to kill off Riggs in the finale would have killed the franchise as well. lethal weapon 2 was to end with Riggs’ death of Mel Gibson, which would have killed the franchise along with it. Shane Black was only 23 when […]]]>

Lethal Weapon 2 was another hit for the action series, but the original plan to kill off Riggs in the finale would have killed the franchise as well.


lethal weapon 2 was to end with Riggs’ death of Mel Gibson, which would have killed the franchise along with it. Shane Black was only 23 when he sold his lethal weapon screenplay, and while it wasn’t the first buddy cop movie, it came to define the genre. The film was a perfect storm from the right director to Richard Donner, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s casting and Black’s screenplay. This makes lethal weapon film a surprise hit, with the team soon reunited for a sequel. Black co-wrote his draft of lethal weapon 2 starring Warren Murphy and has since called it the best screenplay he’s ever written.

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Double , this script had the same basic story but was much darker. Notable scenes included a cocaine-laden plane exploding over Los Angeles—covering it in “snow”—and a finale where Riggs dies of his injuries. La scène finale de ce lethal weapon 2 had Riggs saying goodbye to Murtaugh via a tape he had recorded just before his death. While the script was considered excellent, Donner and the studio felt it was far too dark and wanted to not only have a lighter tone, but leave the possibility of another sequel open. Since the murder of Riggs compromised that, the script by Shane Black – who has directed many Christmas movies – has been rejected.

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Lethal Weapon 5 Could Revisit Riggs’ Dark Fate

about the changes that have been made, and has nothing to do with the last two releases. and 4 were both successful, but are often considered inferior to the first two films. The studio was no doubt happy to have spared Riggs, but it would have been the bolder choice to kill off the character. As dark as Black’s sequel version would have been, it seems to more closely match the tone of the original. Of course, there’s still a chance that Riggs’ original fate will be revisited.

Before his death in 2021, Richard Donner developed , with Gibson and Glover set to return. Gibson has since taken over as director, and while not much about the sequel has been revealed, she could still return to will almost certainly be the final entry and is therefore free to return to the roots of the saga. Given the comedic tone of later entries, it’s almost easy to forget how intense and uncompromising the original was. can wrap Riggs and Murtaugh’s story – meaning the former could meet his original fate.

How The Lethal Weapon TV Show Killed Riggs

Riggs may have survived in the movies, but not on the TV spin-off. The series cast Clayne Crawford as Riggs and Damon Wayans as Murtaugh, but the two actors didn’t get along at all. This came to a head when Wayans was injured by shrapnel during an episode directed by Crawford. Season 2 ended with Riggs being shot in the chest by his stepbrother, in revenge for Riggs killing their criminal father. Crawford was later fired after the finale aired, with the Season 3 premiere revealing that Riggs had died off-screen. Riggs was later replaced by Seann William Scott’s Wesley Cole as Murtaugh’s new partner, but the show itself was soon cancelled.

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Mel Gibson’s Most Honored Movie Is Trending On Streaming https://passionrecut.com/mel-gibsons-most-honored-movie-is-trending-on-streaming/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 21:19:50 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/mel-gibsons-most-honored-movie-is-trending-on-streaming/ Mel Gibson’s Braveheart is currently tearing up the streaming charts. By Joshua Jones | Published 11 hours ago A classic Mel Gibson movie kills it on streaming. According to Flix Patrol, the 1995 historical war drama Brave heart is on HBO Max’s Top 10 Movies list right now. The film was directed by Gibson himself, […]]]>

Mel Gibson’s Braveheart is currently tearing up the streaming charts.

By Joshua Jones | Published

A classic Mel Gibson movie kills it on streaming. According to Flix Patrol, the 1995 historical war drama Brave heart is on HBO Max’s Top 10 Movies list right now. The film was directed by Gibson himself, who also starred as the film’s protagonist.

Brave heart focuses on Mel Gibson’s character, Sir William Wallace, a late 13eScottish mid-century warrior who led the Scots during the War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The epic war drama was primarily filmed in Scotland and learned from June to October 1994. MGM-Pathe Communications was initially attached to the project with producer Alan Ladd Jr.

Once Alan left MGM, Mel Gibson’s war drama found a new home at Paramount Studios. Gibson first passed on the project after reading the script. The thought of Brave heart kept coming back to the actor, and eventually, he decided to join. Originally, he was only interested in directing and considered Brad Pitt for the lead role.

Principal photography on Brave heart began on June 6, 1994. When it comes to epic war scenes, Mel Gibson had around 1,600 extras to represent the armies. The actor had to tone down some of the violence in the post to avoid getting an NC-17 rating from the MPAA.

The Brave heart The score was done by legendary composer James Horner, who worked with Mel Gibson before landing the gig. The score was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and has received accolades over the years. Brave heart The soundtrack became one of the most commercially successful soundtracks in history and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Oscar and the Golden Globe Award.

After its premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 18, 1995, Brave heart received its theatrical release in the United States six days later. In its opening weekend, Mel Gibson’s war drama grossed over $9 million at the box office and eventually managed to hit the $200 million mark worldwide. It became one of the highest-grossing films of 1995.

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Despite the film’s box office success, Mel Gibson Brave heart found itself at the center of many controversial discussions. Author of Braveheart: Hollywood to HolyroodLin Anderson, credited the film with playing a significant role in changing the Scottish political landscape in the mid-1990s. Ian Burrell of The Independent once said that Braveheart was “linked to a rise in anti-English prejudice” .

Two years later Brave heart hit theaters, a sandstone statue of Mel Gibson’s character was placed in the car park of the Wallace Monument in Scotland. Some have complained that the statue has “desecrated” Wallace’s main memorial. The following year, someone vandalized the face of the statue, which later caused it to be locked in a cage every night.

There was also much discussion about the film’s historical accuracy. Elizabeth Ewan said Mel Gibson’s war drama “sacrifices historical accuracy for epic adventure”. In 2019, The Times named the film one of the “most historically inaccurate films” of all time. Mel Gibson even acknowledged in the DVD commentary some of the historical inaccuracies in Brave heart.

Despite all the controversy, Mel Gibson Brave heart is still talked about among moviegoers today. He was nominated for numerous awards during the 1995 Oscar season and the Golden Globe for Best Director. At the end of the 1995 awards season, Brave heart walked away with Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Makeup at the Oscars. Brave heart became the ninth film to win Best Picture without any acting nominations. Independent Film & Television Alliance selected Brave heart as one of the 30 most significant films of the last 30 years.

Not bad for a project Mel Gibson didn’t initially want to play. The success of Brave heart gave the actor enough clout in the industry to helm other projects down the road. Gibson’s next directorial effort was in 2004 The passion of Christ, which was also an awards darling and huge box office win for Gibson. The actor has credited fellow directors such as George Miller, Peter Weir and Richard Donner for teaching him the art and craft of filmmaking.

Mel Gibson’s last directorial effort was the 2016 war drama hacksaw crest. The film starred Andrew Garfield and earned Gibson an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.

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What he’s talking about when he talks about Mel Gibson – The Forward https://passionrecut.com/what-hes-talking-about-when-he-talks-about-mel-gibson-the-forward/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 18:24:02 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/what-hes-talking-about-when-he-talks-about-mel-gibson-the-forward/ (left to right) Nathan Salstone as Trevor, Rebecca Creskoff as Debbie, Joshua Malina as Phil, Sophie von Haselberg as Lauren and Greg Hildreth as Mark in ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank’. Photo by Jim Cox By Curt Schleier October 17, 2022 Joshua Malina has received rave reviews for his performance […]]]>

Joshua Malina has received rave reviews for his performance as a secular Jew in Nathan Englander’s new play ‘What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Anne Frank’. As for his actual comments as a proud, outspoken and, some might say, pugnacious Jew, his criticisms have been, well, not quite so kind. The most recent storm started with an essay he wrote on Mel Gibson for The Atlantic.

“Gibson is a well-known Jew hater. (Anti-Semite is too soft),” Malina wrote. “What does a guy have to do these days to get him on Hollywood’s no-fly list.” on Gibson’s birthday, Malina made a donation to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a donation he plans to make every year — “in honor of Mel Gibson should fuck off,” I was told. -he says.

Malina argues that “Cancel Mel Gibson” — the title Atlantic Editors put on his essay — missed the point he was trying to make.

“I don’t think the cancel culture really exists if someone like Mel Gibson is still working,” he said. “It bothers me that ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ is being considered by Warner Bros. when its star – and I think is even being considered to direct – is a well-known anti-Semite, misogynist, homophobic and racist. Would love to see Hollywood holding people accountable. Is this someone we need to keep praising and holding accountable?”

The reaction to the piece, Malina says, was predictable. “When you shoot a high-profile anti-Semite in my experience, your opinion is validated very quickly, because a tremendous amount of anti-Semitism comes your way.”

Part of the response was “serious enough that I received advice from experts in the field on how to avoid real harm,” Malina said. “Most of it rolls on my back. In social networks, everyone is very brave behind their keyboard. I will not sleep in fear. I don’t live in fear. I don’t worry much, but there have been times when people have definitely made threats and I think in this day and age it’s important to take threats seriously, even if it’s unlikely they lead to anything.

Joshua Malina speaks at the 2017 Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Dinner in Beverly Hills. Photo by Getty Images

Malina has a long and impressive list of credits that include a recurring role on “The Big Bang Theory” (college president Siebert), creating her own TV show (“Celebrity Poker”) and podcasts (most recently the Chutzpod on the Jewish theme). But he’s probably best known for his five years as Will Bailey on “The West Wing” and seven years as David Rosen on “Scandal.”

In a 45-minute Zoom chat, Malina came across as smart, well-spoken and very funny.

He grew up in Westchester County and attended an Orthodox Yeshiva until high school.

“My parents created a Jewish home where we observed Jewish holidays and were instilled with Jewish pride,” he said. “It’s something we talked about, something we felt strongly. And we had instilled in ourselves the feeling of representing and not feeling intimidated by any anti-Semitism in the world.

The following conversation has been edited for length and clarity.

One of the interesting things about your career is that you’ve proven that it’s not who you know but your mother knows.

I wanted to be an actor since I was little. i went to college [Yale]graduated in ’88, moved to New York but didn’t really have a plan for how it was going to turn out.

My mom said you really should call Aaron Sorkin, and when I asked her why, she said, “you know, he’s Jewish, you’re Jewish, he went to high school with your cousins.” My first response was, “Is this how I’m going to become an actor? Am I just going to cold call the Jews? »

But, for lack of a better strategy, I took my mother’s advice as a good Jewish son and called Aaron. We instantly became friends. He was quick to say, I wrote this piece. It will be on Broadway. How would you like to audition? I said, “Of course!” I’m a struggling actor and I auditioned and I’m sure without that friendship I wouldn’t have been asked to do a part in ‘A Few Good Men’.

You have had an enviable career. Why not play it safe?

It’s a good question. When I started acting, I despised actors who always shared their political opinions or denounced this or that. I knew enough actors to know that this person isn’t worth listening to more than anyone else, so I had a reluctance as a young actor to share my opinions on things.

Then I learned an important lesson around 1999 or maybe 2000. The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles invited me to come to a rally for Israel. The rally only existed to say that Israel had a right to exist, which didn’t strike me as a particularly controversial view (at the time). And I said, “Sure, I’ll come and set on the celebrity platform.”

When I arrived, the people registering didn’t know who I was. You know you’re not a celebrity when people online don’t know who you are and ask you to spell your last name. When I asked the Jewish Federation entertainment officer where the really famous people were, again she didn’t know who I was. She said if it had anything to do with Israel, it was hard to get people to come. She said some of these famous Jews would donate money, but he felt giving a public face was risky for a career.

I don’t want to congratulate myself for being bold or brave, because I don’t think I necessarily am. I like to be honest about what I think. If we’re talking about Israel and the Palestinians, I think it’s filled with gray issues, but usually dealt with in black and white. So if I can engage in a little more nuanced discussion or a little more thoughtful discussion than what we often hear, I’d appreciate it.

Greg Hildreth, Rebecca Creskoff, Sophie von Haselberg and Joshua Malina in “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank/” Photo by Jim Cox

Which brings us to your “Chutzpod” podcast. You just finished a long series of “The West Wing” podcasts. When your co-host Rabbi Shira Stutman asked you to join her, what was your reaction?

I just said no immediately — I didn’t know if I had time to do it. It was just the unemployed actor who still thought I probably had a great job coming up. But a few days later, the whole controversy over Ben & Jerry’s closing stores in Israel or the occupied territories was a deal breaker and Rabbi Shira sent me another email saying that was the kind of thing we were going to discuss. And that’s where she got me.

As an actor – and I’m very comfortable with that – I say someone else’s words for a living. I know I’m a small car getting a much bigger machine. I fell in love with podcasting because I can speak my mind and it’s pretty heavy. For me, it’s fun to be part of a Jewish conversation. It gives me the opportunity to explore my Judaism.

Let’s talk about “what are we talking about”. It’s the most Jewish thing you’ve done. They are two couples. The women were childhood friends. One moves to Israel and becomes Haredi. She and her husband visit his secular but wealthy friends in Miami. It is based on a short story by Nathan Englander and partly focuses on intermarriage.

It’s a deeply Jewish piece that resonates with me and speaks to me. It’s very funny and meaningful. It feels like the theatrical version of “The West Wing” – that it has amazing writing and I’m having the best time of my life.

Do you think he has a life beyond San Diego?

I’d be amazed if it didn’t. I don’t know if I will be part of it. I know if I could only play one role for the rest of my life, it would be this one. I told Nathan Englander I would sign the deal to do it in a nanosecond. Taking this to Broadway would be a bucket list item for me.

“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” runs through October 23 at the Old Globe in San Diego.

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