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Bros icing bros: the movie.

Bros Icing Bros is the latest ubiquitous internet meme -- if you're not yet familiar, it involves people forcing each other to drink the revolting sorta-alcoholic beverage Smirnoff Ice, sometimes at risk to their jobs or personal safety. Here's a primer. A man named Joshua Heller is proposing a vérité documentary on the subject, and even though he's joking, I'm going to take him at face value. The word "vérité" has frequently been abused and attacked; never, though, has...

SXSW unveils its line-up, with "MacGruber," "Mr. Nice," "Kick-Ass" and more.

South by Southwest has unveiled the full glory of its film lineup, which includes 119 features, 55 of them world premieres. Among the big titles -- "MacGruber," the first film outing for Will Forte's "MacGyver" parody; "Mr. Nice," a British drug-smuggling dramedy starring Rhys Ifans and Chloë Sevigny; and the previously announced and highly anticipated "Kick-Ass." Fresh from Sundance are Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in "The Runaways," Califone's...

In defense of Mel Gibson.

The trouble-prone Mel Gibson has gone off and made it hard to defend himself again. There were early rumors that Gibson was preparing to use some personal muscle to clear out a Mexican prison in order to shoot his latest movie, reportedly to be action flick "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," which Gibson wrote and in which he also stars "as a career criminal who is forced to pick up new survival skills while serving a sentence in a rough Mexican prison." That was no problem for...