NEW YORK — "Can Mel Gibson survive 'The Passion of the Christ?' " asks Entertainment Weekly. Oh, come now. Of course he can, and he will! Gibson has made a movie, not issued an encyclical, nor offered an edict, nor made a law -- no, it's just his version of the four Gospels of the New Testament (and perhaps a few persuasive ideas from other more conservative Catholic religious thinkers).
This is not such a big deal. But this is a movie that will definitely make its money back. And after all, isn't money the greatest religion of the moviemaking community?