Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Mel Gibson Makes Another B Movie (Or Worse) This Time Playing Santa Claus and Titled “Fatman”


Mel Gibson continues to troll the depths of the movie world for new projects.

His newest one is called “Fatman,” and he plays Santa Claus– a misogynistic racist Santa perhaps wearing some padding.

“Fatman” will be released for Christmas and it’s distributed by Saban Films, the last word in B– or maybe D– films. Their other titles right now are “Retaliation” and “Most Wanted.” Their releases are the kind we used to see up at Magno Screening, in silence.

Mel plays a Santa who’s the object of a hit man, played by Walton Goggins, hired– realistically– by a 12 year who hasn’t gotten the gifts he wanted. Directors are the Nelms Brothers, who are not the Coens, Safdies, or even Marx brothers. The main difference is, they hired Mel Gibson.

See you on VOD.


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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