Originally titled HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION and now slated for release via VOD, GET THE GRINGO is a high-octane action adventure described by the studio thusly:
“During a high-speed car chase with the US Border Patrol and a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver (Mel Gibson) violently crashes his car into the border wall as he tries to outrun them. Driver survives the crash only to land inside a hard-core Mexican prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito.” He finds unlikely guidance from a 10-year-old kid who shows him the ropes.”
Directed by ADRIAN GRUNBERG from a script he co-wrote with producer and star MEL GIBSON, the cast also features DANIEL GIMENEZ, JESUS OCHOA, ROBERTO SOSA and DOLORES HEREDIA. Caught on the red carpet at the film’s recent premiere party, GIBSON gave his take on the nature of the film. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
GET THE GRINGO bows exclusively on DirectTV 5/1
After last week’s hilarious debut of two-time Emmy-winner KATHY GRIFFIN’S new talk show, KATHY, it won’t be a surprise if Bravo gets a ratings bump as the weekly series progresses and word-of-mouth spreads. GRIFFIN brings razor-sharp wit to a variety of topics as she bounces from subject to subject with ADD dexterity. We sat down last week with the popular comedienne and she talked about choosing topics for the show.
KATHY airs tonight on Bravo
Opening in theaters tomorrow, THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS is the latest claymation offering from the iconic AARDMAN ANIMATION STUDIOS and follows the exploits of an inept group of sea-going rogues vying to win the coveted Pirate-Of-The-Year Award. Short on story, long on visuals, the beautifully realized film is directed by PETER LORD and JEFF NEWITT from a screenplay by GIDEON DeFOE and features the voice talents of HUGH GRANT, SALMA HAYEK, MARTIN FREEMAN, IMELDA STAUNTON, ANTON YELCHIN and JEREMY PIVEN.
We recently sat down with the always charming HUGH GRANT to talk about the film and listen to him describe how he found the character of the Pirate Captain. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS opens in theaters tomorrow
Despite rumors of a rift between CHEVY CHASE and showrunner DAN HARMON, the cast of the popular NBC sitcom COMMUNITY always seems to pull it together in time for filming. On tonight’s episode, MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) returns for a story that skewers several familiar TV shows. Last week, we sat down with YVETTE NICOLE BROWN who didn’t appear to put much stock in the tabloid rumors and talked about her affection for fellow cast members.
Currently in its thirteenth season, LAW & ORDER: SVU is the hugely popular police procedural centered on an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes as part of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department. Created by Emmy Award-winning producer DICK WOLF, the series has received numerous accolades for tackling important social issues.
Addressing television reporters last week, series star MARISKA HARGITAY talked about how the departure of cast member CHRISTOPHER MELONI (her long-time partner on the show) affected the dynamic and created a world of new opportunities. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
LAW & ORDER: SVU airs tonight on NBC