''Million Dollar Hotel'' -- Mel Gibson panned his upcoming indie flick

By Joe Neumaier
Updated November 03, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Looks like Mel Gibson fans might want to turn tail on his new movie: It’s apparently ”boring as a dog’s ass.” At least that’s the critical assessment of one… Mel Gibson. The star’s colorful dis — delivered at a recent Australian press conference — was directed at his indie film The Million Dollar Hotel, directed by Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) and set to open early next year. In full spin-control mode, Gibson’s publicist now insists the prank-loving actor was ”just kidding.” Whether he was or not, Gibson’s intriguing simile begs the question: Are canine cabooses really that dull? ”Yes, most dogs’ asses are boring,” confirms Fred Willard, who appears in the recent pooch-contest parody Best in Show. ”But it’s always worth it to sniff out an exciting one.”

The Million Dollar Hotel

  • Movie
  • R
  • 122 minutes
  • Wim Wenders