Screen Junkies » Jodie Foster http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:08:29 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Film Cult Presents: Contact http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/the-film-cult-presents-contact/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/the-film-cult-presents-contact/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:34:22 +0000 Philip Harris http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264986 Based on the Carl Sagan SciFi classic of the same name, and directed by Robert Zemeckis of Forest Gump fame, Contact is the tale of Ellie Arroway, a scientist who has devoted her life to finding evidence of alien life.

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Remember when Jodie Foster was relevant? When her acting was pure and everyone related to her onscreen struggles? She used to show such range, such acting genius. And yes, I’m talking about Freaky Friday. Jokes aside, there was a time when Jodie Foster wasn’t the unofficially lesbian, ironic friend of Mel Gibson, when her craft was the gold standard. And yes, of course, as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, she was truly magnificent. In all honesty, however, I think she was better in this week’s Film Cult pick: Contact.

Based on the Carl Sagan SciFi classic of the same name, and directed by Robert Zemeckis of Forest Gump fame, Contact is the tale of Ellie Arroway, a scientist who has devoted her life to finding evidence of alien life. Not unlike Clarice Starling, Ellie is a bit of an outsider, the genius girl ready for her chance to shine. Well, Ellie gets it, damn the consequence. Not only does she find strong evidence of alien life, but said evidence is actually a blue print for a time space transporter she gets the privilege of using. When her pod falls through the building-sized, spinning three rings—man, only 2001: A Space Odyssey compares to the depiction of deep space on film.

Also thrown into the film, for spiritual conflict and terrible sexual chemistry, is the character Palmer Josh, played by none other than Mr. “all right, all right, alright” himself, Matthew McConaughey. This was when McConaughey was his most beautiful. His character is so conservative, so laced up. It’s hard not to imagine him naked. That said, Jodie’s real life sexuality seeps through the surface of her character, because their sexual tension is about as strong as mine is with my landlady’s dog. In fact, I’m more intimate with my—I’ll stop there.

This film has been the punch line of many jokes, never really getting the respect it deserves. It definitely hasn’t been canonized, and yet when talking to my nerd friends, each of them has something kind to say about this movie, how they loved it, and how they wish it was better known. I couldn’t agree more.

Ellie is facing an uphill battle. Anyone who spends their time waiting for Aliens to make a house call has to be a strong person. These people searching and searching are just another brand of outsider. Facing almost as much ridicule as Bigfoot hunters, Alien hunters rarely get any respect. They are persevered as silly, crazy folk. Yes, there’s the possibility that the green people are out there (I WANT TO BELIEVE) but no one, especially an over-educated, PhD should spend their lives waiting, listening to static out in the New Mexico desert. That said, Ellie, we get it. To chase something that may not be there, to yearn for the fantastic, is a calling. It’s a an answer to a question that only other people ask. To the person, to the devoted, there is no other option. There was never a question.

Yes, Contact, can read a little cheesy at times, but I’m alright with that. In the climax montage of Ellie’s journey through space, she sees a radio-transmission site on Vega, almost loses her compass, and falls (nauseatingly, I might add) through a few wormholes. And when she finally sees the “celestial event” about which she says they should have sent a poet, the camera zeroes in on her left eye, which to me is the most important statement of the movie.

I love how this movie takes the SciFi model and uses it as an entryway into the mind, into the self. Yes, Ellie must travel across the universe (literally) to see inside herself, to face her dead father, to come to terms with what happened to her. It’s a beautiful statement on the idea that once things become so big, they become exceptionally tiny, and vice versa. The universe contains our mind, and our mind, the universe. Through the wormhole, it’s all the same.

Trippy, pseudo-philosophies aside, Contact is a fun movie for SciFi nerds, movie buffs, or just fans of interesting storylines. Check it out if you haven’t seen it in awhile, and if you have never seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it. Also, check out a pretty fierce Angela Bassett as Rachel Constantine, the White House Chief of Staff.

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Cyborg Matt Damon Fights For The 99 Percent In ‘Elysium’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cyborg-matt-damon-fights-for-the-99-percent-in-elysium-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cyborg-matt-damon-fights-for-the-99-percent-in-elysium-trailer/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:30:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255602 This new look at Elysium focuses less on how awesome the space city of Elysium is and more on the events that cause Matt Damon to have a badass exoskeleton...

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This new look at Elysium focuses less on how awesome the space city of Elysium is and more on the events that cause Matt Damon to have a badass exoskeleton grafted onto his body. It ranks between the ill-advised plastic surgery victim and Greg Kinnear‘s conjoined twin on the scale of Matt Damon screen transformations.

This trailer also features previously unseen footage of robot cops being complete dicks. I can’t wait to see Matt Damon running around in outer space ripping their mechanical heads off.

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Jodie Foster Directing A Sort-Of Female ‘Sopranos’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jodie-foster-directing-a-sort-of-female-sopranos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jodie-foster-directing-a-sort-of-female-sopranos/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:11:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250344 "Quit bustin' my labia."

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Showtime, long the refuge of poorly-behaving female characters will get a handful more as Jodie Foster signs on to direct Angie’s Body, which, despite sounding like a 50 Shades of Grey knock-off, is actually the story of a woman who runs a crime family.

Foster will also serve to executive produce the series, which, why not, considering that title is so nebulous that I think I’m currently executive producing the new Bill and Ted movie just by sitting here and writing this article.

While Showtime series have always resided in a slightly goofier space than its big brother HBO, the addition of Foster to this fun-sounding concept raises hopes a little bit.

The best part? We‘ll finally get an answer to the question “Who is the female Silvio Dante?*”

(SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER)

 

 

 

 

*Mischa Barton

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12 Celebrities Who Stood Up For Mel Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/12-celebrities-who-stood-up-for-mel-gibson/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/12-celebrities-who-stood-up-for-mel-gibson/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:15:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232706 They got you, Mel.

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Robert Downey Jr. used his acceptance speech at The Cinematheque Awards to urge Hollywood to forgive Mel Gibson. His Air America co-star suffered severe career setbacks after tapes were released in which he was making shockingly violent and racist threats against his baby mama.

Downey explained that Mel had been there for him back when he was in need of rehabilitation and now he wanted to return the favor. But he’s not the only one who has taken the extremely unpopular stance of defending Mel. Although, he is the only one to have worn black face. So, uh, dude… not helping.

Here’s a rundown of 11 other members of Team Mel.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke confirmed his level of ain’t-caredness when he spoke out about the controversy surrounding The Mel Gibson Tapes. “Sh*t happens,” said Rourke. “I wouldn’t believe everything you hear … you know … I think he’s a good dude, you know. And ah, screw the bitch!”

Sounds like he thought the matter through.

Elisabeth Hasselback and Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg drew fire by defending Mel Gibson’s racist rant on The View. “I don’t like what he did here, but I know Mel and I know he’s not a racist,” Goldberg said. “He may be a bonehead. I can’t sit and say that he’s a racist, having spent time with him in my house with my kids.”  Her sharing of this viewpoint brought negative feedback from viewers. Goldberg then clarified that although she doesn’t condone his hate speech, she still considers him not to be racist.

She then played the race card by commenting, “Being a black woman, you would think people would give me some leeway [on spotting a racist!]”

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One Of Those Bragas Joins ‘Elysium’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/one-of-those-bragas-joins-elysium/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/one-of-those-bragas-joins-elysium/#comments Sun, 29 May 2011 17:56:40 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214011 Alice Braga, not Sonia Braga

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So yesterday a report came in that Sonia Braga was joining Neil Blomkamp’s upcoming movie Elysium. This was a mistake though – it’s actually her niece, Alice Braga, who’s been cast in the movie. Clarification Elysium will NOT have Sonia Braga in it, but will instead have her niece, Alice Braga. Got it? Good.

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There aren’t any additional details on who her character in the movie will be, and she’s joining the already-cast stars Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. The movie itself, like Blomkamp’s previous project District 9, is a bit shrouded in mystery. We do know that it isn’t a sequel to District 9, and that it takes place on a distant planet. Oh, and that Alice Braga will appear in it. Alice Braga, not Sonia Braga. (Deadline)

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Mel Gibson Breaks His Silence Without Shouting http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mel-gibson-breaks-his-silence-without-shouting/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mel-gibson-breaks-his-silence-without-shouting/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:34:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208297 Mel talks about 'The Beaver', 'The Hangover 2', and why those tapes shouldn't be held against him.

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We’ve all heard the tapes that divided a country and The Hangover 2 cast. Now, with The Beaver set to open in limited release next month, Mel Gibson is ready to use his indoor voice to tell his side of the story. He sat down with Deadline‘s Allison Hope Weiner despite her being their most Jewish correspondent.

ON PEOPLE’S PERCEPTION OF HIM AFTER THE TAPES WERE RELEASED:

GIBSON: I’ve never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality — period [On Opposite Day -- Ed.]. I don’t blame some people for thinking that though, from the garbage they heard on those leaked tapes, which have been edited.  You have to put it all in the proper context of being in an irrationally, heated discussion at the height of a breakdown, trying to get out of a really unhealthy relationship. It’s one terribly, awful moment in time, said to one person, in the span of one day and doesn’t represent what I truly believe or how I’ve treated people my entire life.

ON FEARS THAT AUDIENCES WON’T SUPPORT HIS PERFORMANCES

GIBSON: I don’t care if I don’t act anymore… It really is true… I’m beyond that, way beyond that. The whole experience has been most unfortunate. And so it’s not without all the downside.

ON BEING FIRED FROM THE HANGOVER 2

GIBSON: You have to let that go. I sat here and talked to [director] Todd [Phillips] about it. I like Todd. How could you not like Todd? He’s smart and he’s gifted and so are the other people in the film. It’s okay. You just have to let that go… It shows you a few things. You just move on and go okay. I’m not greatly offended by it. It seemed like a good idea at the time and it went south.

ON WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE BEAVER

GIBSON: But it’s not humorous. When I first read it, it made me laugh until I cried. He was so pathetic, this guy. I understood that aspect of him. Every aspect of it — the drinking, the obsessive compulsive kind of stuff, and that he’s tried everything. Oh yeah. [Laughs] What’s the answer for this stuff? And there is an answer. There has to be an answer. There’s nothing that can afflict humankind that doesn’t have an answer, hasn’t got an anecdote.

AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF ALL, ‘HOW MUCH YA BENCH?’

GIBSON: Yeah, you do stuff like that. [Whispers with a smile.] Nobody wants to see my belly button on my chin. I don’t like it when I see somebody else’s belly button on their chin. It’s the way things go. Hey, I do what I can to sort of just stave off the clock — walk, swim, try and smoke an electric cigarette. I mean it’s all bad for you. Life is bad. We’re all dying. We’re all in the process of oxidizing. Everyone of us is in the process of oxidizing so to sort of interrupt one aspect of that while everything else goes on, it’s a freak show.

True. We are all oxidizing and we don’t want our belly buttons on our chins. Well put. Now I hope somebody taped this interview so that it can be re-edited into hilarious Internet mash-up and dub step videos.

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See Photos From Roman Polanski’s Upcoming ‘Carnage’ And Try Not To Wince http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/see-photos-from-roman-polanskis-upcoming-carnage-and-try-not-to-wince/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/see-photos-from-roman-polanskis-upcoming-carnage-and-try-not-to-wince/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:13:23 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202915 Everyone can get excited about the new film from Roman Polanski!

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Universally beloved auteur Roman Polanski is at a place in his career where he can direct any project he wishes – provided it doesn’t require him to enter the United States. And so his next movie is a pretty unconventional choice: Carnage, a real-time drama about two sets of parents meeting at dinner to discuss the fight their children got into at school. If you’re not already excited about the movie – here are the actors playing the 4 parts: Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz! Here’s one of the stars, Jodie Foster, with more on the movie:

“It all happens in real-time, so it’s about an hour and 45 minutes of negotiation between two sets of parents and how it all falls apart. Kind of like ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?,’ but a little funnier. There’s a lot of wit.”

Sounds pretty good, right? Almost good enough to make you forget about Polanski’s, uh, hobbies. Anyway, here are three set photos from the film, which you can look at in either righteous anger, eager anticipation, or both. (via The Playlist)

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Jodie Foster To Direct A Sci-Fi Movie With Heart. Hey, That Sounds Like ‘Contact’! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-to-direct-a-sci-fi-movie-with-heart-hey-that-sounds-like-contact/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-to-direct-a-sci-fi-movie-with-heart-hey-that-sounds-like-contact/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:06:27 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202567 Jodie Foster recently divulged that she is preparing to direct a sci-fi movie that everyone will compare to Contact.

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Jodie Foster recently divulged that she is preparing to direct a sci-fi movie that everyone will compare to Contact, regardless of whether it is anything like Contact. Thus far, her directorial work has not been genre-oriented (The Beaver, Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays), but she promises that this effort will adhere to sci-fi convention, but offer something more, stating, “It can’t just be, ‘There’s a bad guy, there’s a monster.’ It has to have all the other stuff too.” I take it by “all the other stuff” she means feelings and love and junk.

The project is in its early stages, but anticipation should build on this effort quickly, as a Foster-directed sci-fi movie should resonate with most everyone with two eyes and a heart. Sorry, pirates. (Cinema Blend)

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You’re About To Have One Less Excuse For Not Watching ‘Taxi Driver’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/youre-about-to-have-one-less-excuse-for-not-watching-taxi-driver/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/youre-about-to-have-one-less-excuse-for-not-watching-taxi-driver/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:48:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31162 It's a better date movie than porn.

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Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (starring some guy) is one of the best movies of the 70s, which would of course put it in the running for best movie of all time. So if you haven’t seen it, you’re really missing out – and almost as importantly, you’re running out of excuses for why you haven’t seen Taxi Driver, since it’s coming back to an AMC theater maybe near you on March 19 and 22. You can click here to see if you’re in one of the more than 40 cities being blessed with Travis Bickle and Friends’ presence. If you’re not, maybe you could write a couple hundred crazy letters to Jodie Foster complaining about it. She’d like you if she got to know you! (via The AV Club)

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Jodie Foster Opens Her ‘Beaver’ Wide On May 6th, Not In March http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-opens-her-beaver-wide-on-may-6th-not-in-march/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-opens-her-beaver-wide-on-may-6th-not-in-march/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:18:24 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25479 The crazy Mel Gibson puppet movie has a later release date.

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The crazy Mel Gibson puppet movie has a later release date. The Beaver, directed by and starring Jodie Foster, was supposed to open on March 23rd in limited release, but Summit Entertainment changed their schedule. Instead of burying The Beaver in Spring, they’re gonna launch a limited release in May 6th and open wide on May 2oth. It’ll be Pirates vs. Beavers that weekend, which will hopefully be turned into a terrible game for Nintendo Wii.

The reason for the switch? Summit wants to build on buzz from their SXSW premiere, and Foster is shooting Roman Polanski‘s Gods of Carnage until mid-March. Moving the date will give her more time to promote her Beaver when it’s finally revealed to mass-audiences. Also, she’s gone from working with Mel Gibson to Roman Polanksi? Maybe she’ll star in a movie with Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Tiger Woods next. (Collider)

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Somebody Snuck A Peek At Jodie Foster’s ‘Beaver’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/somebody-snuck-a-peak-at-jodie-fosters-beaver/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/somebody-snuck-a-peak-at-jodie-fosters-beaver/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 20:50:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23221 We're all excited to see The Beaver. Some of us more than others. Looks like the film may debut before the scheduled SXSW screening. On computers at the very least.

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We’re all excited to see The Beaver. Some of us more than others. Looks like the film may debut before the scheduled SXSW screening. On computers at the very least.

A DVD copy of the film’s final cut recently went missing from Mel Gibson’s mailbox. No leads in the case yet because who could possibly have it out for Mel Gibson? The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is on the case but would appreciate cooperation if you have any info regarding the case. Piracy is a serious issue that can make on break a film’s box office and hurt Hollywood’s hard working crews. So, please if you know anything, help Mel finger this Beaver thief. (TMZ)

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UPDATED: ‘Blade Runner’ Designer Signs On To Make ‘Elysium’ Look Sweeeet http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blade-runner-designer-signs-on-to-make-elysium-look-sweeeet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/blade-runner-designer-signs-on-to-make-elysium-look-sweeeet/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:23:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=18931 It's safe to say that Neill Blomkamp won't have any trouble finding a home for his District 9 follow-up Elysium. He also won't have any problem making it look dope as Hell.

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UPDATE: Sony has snagged Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium with Universal co-financing, forcing rival studios to let out a collective, “Awwwwwwww!” At the same time, MRC has signed an overall deal with Blomkamp, and has given a green light to a second movie called Chappie. The film will go into production right after Blomkamp completes Elysium, which is now scheduled for a late 2012 release. At least now we know that Blomkamp prefers titles that mean absolutely nothing out of context.

It’s safe to say that Neill Blomkamp won’t have any trouble finding a home for his District 9 follow-up Elysium. He’s going door-to-door today to see which studio bites.

Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, and Jodie Foster are already hooked in to star. Big news today is that the elusive Syd Mead has signed on for set design. The guy who made Blade Runner look like Neo-Tokyo is such a fan of District 9 that he dropped the art diva routine and to take the job. Now we’re guaranteed that this futuristic thriller will at least deliver on the promise of looking futuristic. (Deadline)

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Jodie Foster To Make a Good Sci-Fi Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-to-make-a-good-sci-fi-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-to-make-a-good-sci-fi-movie/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 20:49:03 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13939 Neil Blomkamp is on a roll. The District 9 director just snagged Jodie Foster, who needs to make up for Contact, for his as-of-yet unexplained sci-fi picture, Elysium

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Neil Blomkamp is on a roll. The District 9 director just snagged Jodie Foster, who needs to make up for Contact, for his as-of-yet unexplained sci-fi picture, Elysium, racking up some major star power in the process. Matt Damon is already on board, having committed early last month, and Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kinberg set to produce. District 9 star Sharlto Copley (the dude who lost his fingernails) will also appear.

Blomkamp is keeping the film’s plot under wraps, but the few clues he has provided indicate that Elysium will take place on an alien planet sometime in the future. There will be an abundance of sociopolitical commentary, violence, and sociopolitical violence, which everyone knows is the best kind because it really makes you think, you know? (Deadline)

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New Photo of Mel Gibson Wrist Deep in Jodie Foster’s ‘Beaver’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/new-photo-of-mel-gibson-wrist-deep-in-jodie-fosters-beaver/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/new-photo-of-mel-gibson-wrist-deep-in-jodie-fosters-beaver/#comments Fri, 03 Dec 2010 13:00:12 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=10842 I'm surprised to see how much Foster is enjoying it. Look at the smile on her face! She just loves how Mel is manipulating that thing, and it shows.

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As advertised, here’s a picture of Mel Gibson with his entire left hand inserted in Jodie Foster‘s creepy looking Beaver. Like most red-blooded males, I’ve imagined this scenario many times, and I guess two things surprised me upon actually seeing it. For starters, althoug the beaver in question is old, it looks to be in relatively good shape, which is impressive. Second, I’m surprised to see how much Foster is enjoying it. Look at the smile on her face! She just loves how Mel is manipulating that thing, and it shows. What’s Mel’s secret? I guess we’ll have to wait until The Beaver is released this Spring to find out.

Yeah, sorry for being childish, but what do you expect from a 13-year-old. No, seriously, this site is run by child slaves. If anyone is reading, please call the Department of Labor or the Los Angeles County DCFS. I miss my mom. (Coming Soon)

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Mel Gibson Is Wrist Deep In ‘Beaver’ (Poster) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mel-gibson-is-wrist-deep-in-beaver-poster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mel-gibson-is-wrist-deep-in-beaver-poster/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The headline was pretty self-explanatory, but just in case you can't figure it out, here are some details. ComingSoon has released this teaser poster from Mel Gibson's upcoming film The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster. The poster is funny for two reasons. Reason one: Mel Gibson comes off as pretty insane, like the character in this poster. Reason two: Gibson was driven insane by some crazy Russian beaver, so it's funny to see him holding one. That is all (MovieLine)

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The headline was pretty self-explanatory, but just in case you can’t figure it out, here are some details. ComingSoon has released this teaser poster from Mel Gibson’s upcoming film The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster. The poster is funny for two reasons. Reason one: Mel Gibson comes off as pretty insane, like the character in this poster. Reason two: Gibson was driven insane by some crazy Russian beaver, so it’s funny to see him holding one. That is all (MovieLine)

 

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Confirmed: Mel Gibson Lands Role in ‘The Hangover 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/confirmed-mel-gibson-lands-role-in-the-hangover-2/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/confirmed-mel-gibson-lands-role-in-the-hangover-2/#comments Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:38:22 +0000 Defy Media Mel Gibson runs with a pack. The Mel Gibson comeback express is leaving the station, and the first stop is The Hangover 2. The second stop is some sort of...

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Mel Gibson runs with a pack.

The Mel Gibson comeback express is leaving the station, and the first stop is The Hangover 2. The second stop is some sort of “work camp.”

In an interview with “Extra!,” Jodie Foster confirmed rumors that Gibson, a close friend, will appear in the comedy sequel, adding that Mel “really liked the humor in that first movie.” I never would have guessed that a misogynistic comedy that leans heavily on racial stereotypes and homosexual slurs would appeal to Gibson, but I guess you learn something new every day.

While Gibson will not play himself in the film, not much is known about his role, although there have been rumors about him playing a tattoo artist. Will the part involve Ed Helm’s character and his grandmother’s holocaust ring? Only time will tell. (Deadline)

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Jodie Foster Stands By Mel Gibson’s Work In Her ‘Beaver’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-stands-by-mel-gibsons-work-in-her-beaver/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jodie-foster-stands-by-mel-gibsons-work-in-her-beaver/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 She's got his back. No word yet if The Beaver will see a theatrical release, but director Jodie Foster has come to Mel Gibson's defense when asked about the disgraced star's recent scandal and beating in the press. Foster tells More magazine about her brother from another mother. Take it away Jodie: "[Mel is the] easiest, nicest person I've ever worked with [and] the second I met him, I said, 'I will love this man for the rest of my life.'" In all fairness, her other best friends are Darth Vader, that guy who punched Snooki, and that chick who threw those puppies in a river. "When you love a friend, you don't adandon them when they are struggling. Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and 'The Beaver' is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment." She then added: "Oksana really should have just blown him in the jacuzzi. He deserves it." (via The Playlist)

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She’s got his back.

No word yet if The Beaver will see a theatrical release, but director Jodie Foster has come to Mel Gibson’s defense when asked about the disgraced star’s recent scandal and beating in the press. Foster tells More magazine about her brother from another mother. Take it away Jodie:

"[Mel is the] easiest, nicest person I’ve ever worked with [and] the second I met him, I said, ‘I will love this man for the rest of my life.’"

In all fairness, her other best friends are Darth Vader, that guy who punched Snooki, and that chick who threw those puppies in a river.

"When you love a friend, you don’t adandon them when they are struggling. Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and’The Beaver‘ is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment."

She then added: "Oksana really should have just blown him in the jacuzzi. He deserves it." (via The Playlist)

 

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