Theatrical Review: FASTER

Rating: 3/5

Writers: Tony GaytonJoe Gayton
Director: George Tillman, Jr.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino
Studio: CBS Films

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has certainly proven in his career that he can (almost) do it all. He's funny, charming, and capable of beating the crap out of anyone in his path. Ladies love him, guys love him, and kids love him. We've seem him in many roles, but one role we've never really seen from him is a character in an over-the-top violent hard-R revenge/action film. It's a very welcome change of pace from what we've seen of Johnson over the years, and in FASTER, his performance of a hyper-focused killer is extremely high on action, and thankfully (considering some of the dialogue) short on words. The film definitely has its flaws, but you will see Johnson kick ass in ways that have never seen. Continue reading

Mel Gibson is back in a prison


No, Mel Gibson has not been arrested. At least not up to the point that I have written that sentence. Regardless of that fact, the famed and extremely talented man that does it all is headed to a prison. Which prison? He is going to an old and foreign prison, tucked away in a familiar place for him; the still-in-use Ignacio Allende Prison in Veracruz, Mexico. I say the place is familiar because some of the shooting on Gibson's last directorial effort, APOCALYPTO, was done there.

So, how did we find out about this project in the first place? Mel Gibson is one of the best in/out of Hollywood at keeping his projects completely under wraps. I mean, it was almost impossible for reporters to learn anything about APOCALYPTO, and even after they learned bits, nothing that solid was revealed until the trailer popped up. Well, this time we have been fortunate enough that an insider has spoken up. The Governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera, is currently exclaiming to all that will hear that a “grand production” is going to soon take place at the Ignacio Allende Prison, and Mel Gibson and company are the folks behind it all.

So, we know that Gibson is shooting a film at a historical prison in Veracruz, Mexico, but what could the film be about? Unfortunately, the governor isn't spilling the beans on that information, as of yet. But, with a little detective work, and the help of the handy dandy internet, maybe we can find a lead. Maybe. Continue reading