Sunday, April 21, 2024

Merry Christmas from Hollywood Pariah Mel Gibson: New Movie Poster Shows Angry Santa Looming Over Rifle Bearing Assassin


Well, this is the kind of Christmas movie poster we can all get into. Mel Gibson, dressed as angry Santa, looming over an assassin holding an automatic rifle.

Welcome to “Fatman,” Mel’s latest D movie. Description: “To save his declining business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly skilled assassin (Walton Goggins), hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. ‘Tis the season for Fatman to get even, in the action-comedy that keeps on giving.”

Ho ho ho. Gibson is Hollywood’s pariah. And this movie, more than the others he’s tried in the 14 years since his fall from grace, really says, “I don’t give a f–k.”

The movie, according to a press release, is opening in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Denver, Berkley, Austin, Phoenix, And Houston on November 13th. That’s right. “Berkley.” I’m sure it will be embraced there accordingly.


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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