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Cannes First Look: Mel Gibson in Hacker Thriller ‘Hot Seat’

Mel Gibson is in the Hot Seat. A first-look photo of the action thriller from director James Cullen Bressack sees Gibson assessing the situation outside an office, where a bomb has been planted. The movie follows an ex-hacker who, according to the log line, “is forced to break into high-level banking institutions by an anonymous […]

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Can’t Find Magic With $43M Box Office Bow

Warner Bros.’ Wizarding World is in trouble on the movie side. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore opened to a tepid $43 million at the domestic box office over Easter weekend after earning $20.1 million Friday, including $6 million in Thursday previews. It is faring better overseas, where it earned another $71 million for a […]

Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson in ‘Father Stu’: Film Review

Jacki Weaver costars in a true story about a former boxer and two-bit actor who became an unlikely priest.

Mitchell Ryan, Actor in ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘Dharma & Greg,’ Dies at 88

Mitchell Ryan, the square-jawed character actor who played a heroin-smuggling retired general in the first Lethal Weapon movie, an ex-con on Dark Shadows and an obnoxious father on Dharma & Greg, has died. He was 88. Ryan died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Los Angeles, his stepdaughter Denise Freed told The Hollywood Reporter. Ryan was perhaps […]

Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Star Wars’ Savior and Oscar Winner for ‘Braveheart,’ Dies at 84

Alan Ladd Jr., the revered Hollywood producer and studio executive who saved Star Wars when Fox wanted to shut down production and gained vindication when he received an Oscar for Braveheart after being dumped by MGM, has died. He was 84. Ladd, who headed production at Fox, Pathe Entertainment and MGM (in two stints) and […]

Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Father Stu’ Lands at Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has nabbed the worldwide rights to Rosalind Ross’ feature directorial debut, Father Stu, starring and produced by Mark Wahlberg. Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver and Teresa Ruiz also star in the redemptive biopic about boxer-turned-priest Father Stuart Long now set to hit U.S. theaters on Good Friday, April 15. “Father’s Stu’s journey from troublemaker […]

Mel Gibson to Direct ‘Lethal Weapon 5’

Mel Gibson is stepping behind the camera once again, this time to direct the latest — and likely final — installment of the Warner Bros. action franchise Lethal Weapon. The project was put in limbo when director Richard Donner, who’d helmed all the Weapon movies since their inception in 1987, died in July. Donner, at […]

Mel Gibson, Mason Thames to Star in Adventure Fantasy ‘Boys of Summer’

Mel Gibson will star alongside Mason Thames, the rising actor who leads upcoming horror thriller The Black Phone, in Boys of Summer, an indie fantasy adventure thriller. David Henrie, best known for his work as an actor on such shows as Wizards of Waverly Place, will direct the project, which hails from Nickel City Pictures, […]

‘Dangerous’: Film Review

Scott Eastwood plays a killer whose attempts to change his ways hit a speed bump in David Hackl’s siege pic.

Mel Gibson Boards ‘John Wick’ Prequel Miniseries at Starz

Starz and Lionsgate’s long-developing John Wick prequel series, The Continental, has its first actor booked: Mel Gibson. The Oscar winner has signed on to the series, which is set 40 years before the events of the film series starring Keanu Reeves. It’s set at the titular hotel, a gathering place for international assassins. The three-part […]

Richard Donner, ‘Superman’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ Director, Dies at 91

He got his start in 1960s television, helming episodes of 'Wanted: Dead or Alive,' 'The Twilight Zone' and other shows.

Nestor Carbonell Joins Josh Duhamel, Mel Gibson in Action Thriller 'Bandit'

Nestor Carbonell Joins Josh Duhamel, Mel Gibson, Eliza Cuthbert in Action Thriller 'Bandit'