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Top 10 War Movies of the 21st Century (Video Edition)

With LONE SURVIVOR becoming the first surprise of 2014 at the box office, it seems a good time to go back and look at one of the most popular genres of film: War. With over a hundred years of movies to dig through, this list will instead focus on the best war films released since 2000. Believe me, there have been so many good ones it was hard to get this list down to ten. But, these...

Review: Lone Survivor

Read Eric Walkuski’s review here PLOT: Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings". Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd. REVIEW: Before I jump into this I want to make my bias clear; I am a combat veteran, having served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. It’s...

Review: Lone Survivor

PLOT: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative find themselves ambushed by enemy forces in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan. REVIEW: You think your job is tough. What LONE SURVIVOR imparts, if nothing else, is that there may be no more grueling, frightening existence than that of the soldier. Your opinion on the particular war - or the...

Peter Berg and Dwayne Johnson are discussing a sequel to The Rundown

Do you guys remember THE RUNDOWN? I do. It was a fun action movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Sean William Scott and directed by Peter Berg . It played like RUSH HOUR crossed with INDIANA JONES and had some nice supporting roles from Christopher Walken and Rosario Dawson . While it didn't fare well at the box office it has enjoyed a nice following since hitting DVD. Now, the...

New trailer for Peter Berg's Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Emile Hirsch

The new trailer for Peter Berg 's LONE SURVIVOR has hit, featuring more footage from the war film, which is based on the real-life account by Marcus Luttrell, as played by Mark Wahlberg in the film. Joining the cast are Taylor Kitsch , Eric Bana , Ben Foster , and Emile Hirsch , who recreate the events of Operation Red Wings, a Navy S.E.A.L. operation that left one man...

New TV spot for Peter Berg's Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlberg features new footage

The adaptation of Marcus Luttrell's LONE SURVIVOR has been a long time coming and it's finally hitting the big screen courtesy of director Peter Berg , who spent more than five years trying to get the film made. Starring Mark Wahlberg (as Luttrell), Eric Bana , Taylor Kitsch , Emile Hirsch , Ben Foster , Jerry Ferrera, and Alexander Ludwig , the film chronicles the...

Emile Hirsch will play the late John Belushi in new biopic from Steve Conrad

Last week we reported on casting rumors for the Steve Conrad directed biopic of the late John Belushi and it appears that one of those frontrunners has taken the role. Emile Hirsch (INTO THE WILD, PRINCE AVALANCHE) will portray the famed comedian in the untitled biopic, which will tackle "the iconic comedian’s life as an embodiment of the glory and tragedy of the...

The UnPopular Opinion: Battleship

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** When the idea was first floated to adapt the board...

You may forgive Peter Berg for Battleship after seeing the trailer for Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg

Peter Berg has wanted to direct the adaptation of the book LONE SURVIVOR for so long that he agreed to direct BATTLESHIP for Universal if they agreed to finance it. Well, that is what Deadline claims. While technically sounds, BATTLESHIP was an utter disaster in every other way. But, this new trailer for LONE SURVIVOR proves that Berg still has what it takes to make a good military...

Peter Berg changes his mind on directing Mark Wahlberg in American Desperado

When Peter Berg got involved with the adaptation of AMERICAN DESPERADO, he was only going to serve as producer. Now he has joined on as director of the true story. Mark Wahlberg is still set to star as Jon Roberts, who's criminal exploits made him a fortune smuggling cocaine into the U.S. for the Medellin Cartel. Roberts (COCAINE COWBOYS)co-wrote the book alongside Wright who is...

Will Peter Berg turn things around after Battleship with Lone Survivor?

I bet no one here forgot the tremendous numbers that BATTLESHIP brought in. Oh no, that was backwards. You could see that ship sinking from a mile away. Peter Berg is better than that, and poor Taylor Kitsch went down with him. Their fates may have changed in a big way though. Berg's Afghanistan war drama LONE SURVIVOR based on the best seller Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness...

Hasbro properties Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Action Man are now actively in the works

Hasbro's hopes for their next three toy-to-movie endeavors Hating on BATTLESHIP, Hasbro's last big screen effort, is about as easy as fitting a round peg into a round hole. So I'll skip the usual banter with myself about BATTLESHIP's dubious contributions to anything at all positive in the world and get straight to it: Hasbro is back, and the battle for your wallets begins in...