Mel Gibson is priming the publicity pump for his upcoming flick, Apocalypto, which is pulling rough-cut rave reviews from various folks. ""The precursors to a civilization that's going under are always the same, time and time again," Gibson said, linking his 15-century period piece to the present day. "I don't mean to be a doomsday guy, but the Mayan calendar does end in 2012, boys and girls." And the Gallipoli star had this to say about the current troubles in Iraq: "What's human sacrifice if not sending guys off to Iraq for no reason?" More here.