You know the trouble with Historically-Based Movies? Unless you're an uneducated, ignorant moran, you know how they're gonna end. At least that's the argument of this Premiere
article on 10 Movie Endings Spoiled By History
. Of course there are ways to avoid that problem, as Cracked.com's (yeah, them) 11 Movies Saved by Historical Inaccuracy
declares. Books have been written about Historical Movies' accuracy or inaccuracy
, and everybody has an opinion
on what the Best Historical Movies are
, but if you want your History purely entertaining, there's only one
dog you can count on: here are Mr. Peabody, Sherman and the original
Wayback Machine dropping in on Cristopher Columbus
, Pancho Villa
and Francisco Pizarro and the Incas
(sorry, no USA History episodes on YouTube). [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Jan 6, 2009 -
Mel Gibson wanted Frank Rich's bloody entrails on a stick, wanted to kill Rich's dog. But now...
In the buildup to his new film, Mel Gibson said, about Frank Rich, "I want to kill him. I want his entrails on a stick I want to kill his dog"
(The New Yorker, September 15) . Any american non-celebrity teenager who uttered such threats would have been immediately arrested, interrogated, and forced to submit to lengthy counseling. Yet to right wing US press media, it seems, the "entrails" threat was immaterial
. Indeed, chirps
WorldNet's Barbara Simpson, "Gibson is the bravest man in Hollywood. Perhaps, he's the bravest in the country....Gibson's hell has been very public. "
Now, on Leno, Mel has granted Rich forgiveness and absolution
for Rich's sin of criticizing "The Passion" : "You try to perform an act of love even for those who persecute you"
, said Gibson to Leno.
posted by troutfishing
on Mar 7, 2004 -
Mel Gibson wants to do a movie on the last 12 hours of Jesus's life.
The only issue? He wants to do it totally in Latin and Arameic without subtitles. A cool way for Hollywood to branch out from the norm, or artsy pretension from a rather boring actor? Time may tell. Seen also on AICN
posted by Ufez Jones
on Sep 25, 2002 -