Mel Gibson used to kick ass like a pro...

It's not quite 8:00 a.m. yet and already my day has been made.

I'm a big fan of Brian Helgeland's film, Payback. Mel Gibson played a royal hardass who's been done wrong and now he's back to get what's owed to him. The good news is that an even meaner cut of the movie is due out early next year.

As much as I love the movie, I've somehow managed not to own the DVD--but now I have no excuse. If you've never seen the film, do yourself a favor and rent it. Don't bother trying to watch the toothless version they play on basic cable. It's not worth your time.