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“Mel Gibson to donate movie sets for museum - msnbc.com” plus 3 more

“Mel Gibson to donate movie sets for museum - msnbc.com” plus 3 more


Mel Gibson to donate movie sets for museum - msnbc.com

Posted: 08 Apr 2010 06:57 PM PDT

VERACRUZ, Mexico - The governor of the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz says Mel Gibson will donate sets from the movie he's currently filming to a future museum.

Gov. Fidel Herrera says several sets were built inside the Ignacio Allende prison in the port city of Veracruz and that the jail will be converted into a museum once Gibson is done filming.

In January, 1,500 inmates were transferred out of the prison to make room for Gibson's film, which began production this week and is tentatively titled "How I Spent My Summer Vacation."

Herrera made the announcement Thursday.

Gibson filmed his 2006 Mayan-language movie "Apocalypto" in Veracruz.

Herrera said Gibson also donated some of the sets from that movie.


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Hollywood actress Demi Moore confirms new movie role with Miley Cyrus - Monsters and Critics

Posted: 08 Apr 2010 02:36 AM PDT

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Former lovers Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake have incredible chemistry on set of new movie - Monsters and Critics

Posted: 08 Apr 2010 01:25 AM PDT

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Movie review: 'Clash of the Titans' - News-Leader.com

Posted: 08 Apr 2010 02:18 PM PDT

Who wants to be a god, anyway?

That's the principle twist inserted into the new "Clash of the Titans," a remake of the sometimes fondly recalled, technologically dated 1981 film about the fury of the gods of Mount Olympus and the rise of the young, earthly demigod Perseus.

This time, Perseus (Sam Worthington) bears a distaste for his godlike nature: He just wants to be a regular dude and do normal-guy stuff -- like ride his winged horse Pegasus on the beach.

It's perhaps a fitting updating of the film for an era marked by distrust for political leaders and Internet-empowered masses. Now, even the gods are spurned in their own movie: Deity is so out.

On Mount Olympus, that golden round table in the clouds, Zeus (Liam Neeson, in the part played by Laurence Olivier in the original) is angry at an ungrateful mankind and lets loose his brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) to destroy the city of Argos.

As a new citizen of Argos, Perseus (the son of Zeus) doesn't much like this. He embarks on the familiar journey in defeating a number of mythical creatures, including a serpentine Medusa and the sea monster Kraken.

Directed by Louis Leterrier (2008's "The Incredible Hulk"), "The Clash of the Titans" will likely lure moviegoers chiefly by its digital effects (which are largely good but forgettable) and its promise of 3-D spectacle (which disappoints altogether).

Like several blockbusters being released now in the post-"Avatar" environment, "Clash of the Titans" was made in 2-D but converted to 3-D in post-production. Audiences will hardly notice any increased depth.

Worthington, the Australian actor who stared in "Avatar," knows a little something about 3-D. With a crew cut atop his almost perfectly spherical head, he grits his way through the film and does plenty of dramatic leaping while brandishing a sword. But he doesn't supply the charisma that the movie needs.

Fiennes' appearances provide a jolt. His part is surely the best in the movie, and he's clearly having fun.

But that's not nearly enough to engender the kind of fondness people feel for the original "Clash of the Titans," campy though it is.

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