Tag: Mel Gibson

The-Patriot-2000-DVD-Cover
December 6, 2011 Rhonda
The Patriot : Some things are worth fighting for.

Even though this movie came out over ten years ago, it seems to be striking home now more than ever, when our politics have gone haywire. Sometimes, it’s good to pull these retro DVDs down and remember what we celebrate ID4 for, and it has nothing to do with alien annihilation. Though annihilation of tyranny from overseas, that is another story, and this is where The Patriot comes into play. Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is a humble man of some means running a successful farm in South Carolina during the American Revolution. His black farmhands are free men and women, and love Mr. Martin and his family dearly. Benjamin is a widower, and father to seven children. He is also……

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Maverick-1993-DVD-Cover
November 14, 2011 Rhonda
Maverick: In their hands, a deck of cards was the only thing more dangerous than a gun.

This is the tale of Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson), a charming gambling man who can hustle cards with the best of them, on land or sea, or in this case, the river. We find Bret in a very strange predicament. He is backwards on his horse in the desert with a noose around his neck, reflecting on how he got there. A few days before, he was on the hunt for the cash owed to him by a few friends on his way to a $25,000 entry fee, winner takes all poker tournament that is starting in St. Louis within the week. He runs into a nasty hombre, Angel (Alfred Molina), and his goons, but this would not be their……

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