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Competing Bowe Bergdahl films coming from Kathryn Bigelow and Todd Field

Controversial topics always make for intriguing feature films and the story of Bowe Bergdahl will be no exception. Competing film projects about the ordeal of the American military officer embroiled in one of the most debated news stories of the year. Normally, projects like this do not garner too much attention until filmmakers are involved and in this case we have two very talented...

Tom Hardy to star in Kathryn Bigelow's The True American adaptation

Director Kathryn Bigelow is attached to a new project, and has landed a fantastic actor for one of the leads. Tom Hardy will star in THE TRUE AMERICAN for Bigelow, an adaptation of Anand Giridharadas' recently published non-fiction novel The True American: Murder And Mercy In Texas . It's not clear what Tom Hardy 's role will be in THE TRUE AMERICAN , but...

The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Kathryn Bigelow

Last week, we took a look at the career of one of our true modern acting giants, Daniel Day-Lewis . This week, we’re going back behind the camera to examine the career or a director who, herself, is no stranger to the Oscars, even though it took a good twenty years for her to finally get the acclaim she long deserved. Kathryn Bigelow  ...

Blu-Ray: Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln hit the shelves this month

If you're like me, then you're still playing catch up on a lot of the Oscar contenders that you may have missed in theaters (I'm down to LES MISERABLES and LIFE OF PI).  Since the studios jam pack the Oscar contenders in the Fall/Winter in order to capitalize on the Academy Awards, most viewers end up short on catching them all.  Now, two of the better nominated films are hitting...

C'mon Hollywood: Stop confusing entertainment and politics!

This week, director Kathryn Bigelow ’s ZERO DARK THIRTY hit theaters, finally allowing the general movie-going public to see what all the fuss was about. It’s already swept numerous critical awards and most recently netted actress Jessica Chastain a best actress Golden Globe. Depicting the ten-year long manhunt for the most wanted man in the world, Osama Bin Laden, the...

Weekend Box Office: January 11-13, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty targets the top! After three weeks in limited release, filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow 's ZERO DARK THIRTY expanded to 2900 screens this weekend. And audiences were keen to see what the buzz was all about, pushing it to #1 at the box office with $24 million . The controversial thriller, nominated for Golden Globes and Academy Awards Best Picture, may also...

Review: Zero Dark Thirty

PLOT : ZERO DARK THIRTY recounts the pursuit and capture of Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader held accountable for the events which took place on September 11, 2001. REVIEW : There is a disquieting storm surrounding the new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER) explores the ten year search for the man held responsible for the devastating...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview with Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is everywhere right now. Last year the actress appeared in six movies (including THE HELP, which earned her an Oscar nomination), while this year she's been featured in "merely" four. Her latest and perhaps most significant role is as Maya, a CIA Agent who dedicates several years of her life to tracking down and killing Osama bin Laden in Kathryn Bigelow 's...

Film critic/troll Armond White explains why Taken 2 and Ghost Rider 2 are better than Zero Dark Thirty

If you don't know who Armond White is, prepare to hate someone more than me. Yeah, I have been accused of being a troll for not liking THE AVENGERS or SERENITY in my UnPopular Opinion columns, but this guy is something else entirely. This is the film critic who is one of the few who robbed TOY STORY 3 from 100% perfection on Rotten Tomatoes. White is the same guy who compared Paul...

Exclusive Interview with Zero Dark Thirty stars Kyle Chandler and Jennifer Ehle

Kathryn Bigelow 's ZERO DARK THIRTY is kicking up a whole lot of buzz on its way to being released. Thanks to its gifted director, a tight, engrossing script and a fantastic cast, I can assure you that the buzz is very warranted. ZERO DARK THIRTY is easily one of the best films of the year, and it won't easily be forgotten by anyone who sees it. Kyle Chandler and Jennifer...

Chris Pratt shows Conan O'Brien how ripped he got for Zero Dark Thirty

Add Chris Pratt to the list of actors who have lost/gained a huge amount of weight for a movie role. Pratt, best known as the goofy Andy on PARKS AND RECREATION, has a key role in Kathryn Bigelow 's ZERO DARK THIRTY. So, the normally average body typed Pratt had to bulk up for the part of a Navy SEAL. The results were shared with Conan O'Brien on his talk show. Pratt, to put it...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview with Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke

The name Jason Clarke may not be familiar, but the face almost certainly is. The Australian actor made a splash here in the states with his portrayal as Tommy Caffeee in Showtime's "Brotherhood", and has since gone on to tackle a variety of different projects, such as DEATH RACE, PUBLIC ENEMIES and LAWLESS. His most consequential movie up until this point, however, is...
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