Can you separate an actor's personal life from the role he plays? History has showed us that it's difficult, at best; after all, overpublicized off-screen relationships have sunk on-screen romances before. But even though Mel Gibson's public behavior over the past few years is embarrassing and occasionally reprehensible, will it stop people from wanting to see a bloody action film? Hopefully not, because while Gibson hasn't acted in a while, it's not because he forgot how. In Edge of Darkness, he shows that he still has the same intensity he had as Martin Riggs in the early Lethal Weapon films, and to skip the film because Gibson is delusional and morally bankrupt is to deny yourself the pleasure.
If you like Star Trek, then it seems like somebody wants you to get out to Best Buy or Blockbuster this week, since there are a ton of DVD releases catering to lovers of sci-fi and fantasy. And Charlie Sheen, who's kind of a combination of both! Plus, Liam Neeson's biggest movie since The Phantom Menace.