Friday, April 12, 2024

Mel Gibson’s “Blood Father” Will Get Small Release, Described as “Trash” by Critics


Mel Gibson’s big comeback movie? “Blood Father” will get a small release this Friday, then disappear.

From Cannes, the Hollywood Reporter reviewer said: “A serviceable piece of B-movie entertainment without an ounce of originality.”

Owen Glieberman in Variety conceded it was “trash.”

“Blood Father” so far has three theater locations on Moviefone. One of them is in rural Oklahoma. It’s also opening in Van Nuys, California. Then it goes to VOD.

Gibson thinks he’s staging a Renaissance in Hollywood. Later this fall, “Hacksaw Ridge,” which he directed, will get pushed for awards. Good luck with that. Gibson is a racist, an anti-Semite, and a lot of other bad things. He has not apologized for his comments about Jews or the Holocaust.

Gibson still has a not for profit foundation called the AP Reilly Foundation, with assets of $70 million, that supports his privately built church in Agoura Hills, Malibu. That church, Holy Family, is not part of the archdiocese. They do not believe in the Pope or modern Catholic values. They deny the Holocaust. Mel’s father, Hutton Gibson, is alive somewhere, and has written extensively against the Catholic church and for Neo Nazi publications.

See this Article from The Atlantic. And let’s not even get into all that stuff with girlfriend Oksana, the divorce from wife Robin, and so on. Did someone say Sugar Tits?

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. And that’s not Kosher.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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