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Tag Archives: The Beaver

RIP Anton Yelchin (1989-2016)

Tragic. Just tragic. That’s the one word going through my mind again and again since word came out yesterday afternoon that actor Anton Yelchin had died in a car accident. He was only 27, taken from us far too soon, and it’s one of those untimely deaths that I’m just[...]

Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” is a populist thrill ride

To this day, it still bugs me that more people didn’t give Jodie Foster’s previous directorial outing The Beaver a chance. I can understand why it was shunned, having had the misfortune of being released at the height of star Mel Gibson’s unpopularity, but still. Foster and the film deserved[...]

Spotlight on the Stars: Jennifer Lawrence

For this week’s new spotlight piece, I wanted to again take a look at one of the biggest A listers in the industry…Jennifer Lawrence. I’ve written about her once or twice before, but as a legitimate megastar who’s also still a bit of an up and comer, I figured she[...]

Some positivity about Jennifer Lawrence for a change

Maybe I’m nuts, but it seems to me that everyone is out to get Jennifer Lawrence these days, and I’m not sure why. She’s an incredibly talented young actress, reportedly a nice person, and has good taste in the projects she chooses to work on, so what gives? Especially this[...]

Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver” gets “warm reception” in Cannes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: European audiences saw something in Jodie Foster’s depression drama “The Beaver” that U.S. audiences didn’t bother to find. The film, which stars Mel Gibson as a fractured corporate executive and father of two who learns to communicate through a beaver puppet he finds in a dumpster, received[...]

Jodie Foster Talks About Mel Gibson

HollywoodNews.com: Director and actor Jodie Foster is featured in the May/June issue of AARP The Magazine and discusses her hopes for her latest film, The Beaver, and working with Mel Gibson. On working on The Beaver “The film struck a personal chord for me. It delves into the loneliness we all feel,[...]

Mel Gibson surrenders to police as “Beaver” premieres

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: While his latest performance was earning applause in Austin, “The Beaver” star Mel Gibson was turning himself in to California police. Access Hollywood reports that Gibson was booked around 9:30 p.m., by members of the El Segundo Police Department. His bail was set at $20,000. Gibson “pleaded no contest[...]

SXSW: Mel Gibson’s “The Beaver” leads our list of 15 must-see films

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We have a little bit of time to process the extensive South By Southwest film line up, which was unveiled by festival programmers earlier this week. This year’s event, scheduled to take over beautiful Austin, Texas from March 11 to 19, will showcase 130 features including 60[...]

Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver” gets 2011 releas date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “The Beaver” is coming! “The Beaver” is coming! Ever since Jodie Foster revealed the trailer for her suddenly controversial drama “The Beaver,” which stars Mel Gibson as a mentally bruised husband-father who learns to communicate by talking through a beaver hand puppet he finds in the trash,[...]

Mel Gibson ‘Beaver’ film whittled down to a DVD release?

HollywoodNews.com: Is Jodie Foster’s comedy “The Beaver” heading to DVD? There’s some scuttle bucket that the edgy comedy starring Mel Gibson as a man who befriends a puppet on his hand is sidestepping a theatrical release. The pic’s distributor Summit Entertainment refutes such news and says that “Beaver” will bow[...]
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