Screen Junkies » Zero Dark Thirty http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Zero Dark Thirty’: An Amazing Spectacle http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zero-dark-thirty-an-amazing-spectacle/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zero-dark-thirty-an-amazing-spectacle/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:50:19 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=254075 It never stops being cool. Also, Chris Pratt.

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Remarkably, Zero Dark Thirty managed to live up to the hype, and it was able to do so not just due to great writing and acting, but a great sense of spectacle as well. Watch here as the stars of the film talk (briefly) about their experiences and what went into filming. It turns out Catching Bin Laden was REALLY complicated!

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7 Greatest Manhunt Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-greatest-manhunt-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-greatest-manhunt-movies/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:01:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254049 In honor of 'Zero Dark Thirty' on DVD today!

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To celebrate the March 19th release of Zero Dark Thirty on Blu-rayTM and DVD we’ve rounded up the top movies about rounding people up. The films on this list feature cat-and-mouse thrillers, non-stop shaky-cam action, and ridiculous haircuts.

By the way, if you came here by Google search for the word “manhunt,” you might be a little disappointed. But don’t fret. You’ll find Mr. Right someday. In the meantime, why don’t you check out these seven great films?

With apologies to the movie Manhunt. Despite the title, it just wasn’t manhunty enough.

Zero Dark Thirty

“The story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man,” didn’t get that reputation by adapting Where’s Waldo? for the big screen. Based on historical events, the drama lifted the curtain to take audiences inside the real life hunt for Osama bin Laden. Jessica Chastain stars as the tenacious, young CIA officer who has spent her brief career trying to locate Public Enemy #1. It is due to her fight and resolve that the Al-Qaeda leader was tracked down and eventually killed. Director Kathryn Bigelow proved once again that she has the golden touch.

The Fugitive

The Fugitive is perhaps the most famous manhunt film. Based off the popular television series, Harrison Ford stars as a doctor on the run after being framed and convicted for the murder of his wife. Tommy Lee Jones also stars as the gruff US Marshal Sam Gerard, who is hired to track Ford’s Dr. Richard Kimble down. However, as Kimble alludes Gerard, he’s able to gather clues about the identity of his wife’s true killer and eventually team up with his pursuer to bring about justice. Jones all but steals the show and American audiences have loved his fleshy under eyes ever since.

Silence Of The Lambs

To catch a killer, you need to think like a killer. This is the reasoning that lead the FBI to accidentally release Dr. Hannibal Lecter from his cage. The former psychiatrist turned cannibal is the only one with the insight to track down a killer known as “Buffalo Bill.” When Bill kidnaps the daughter or a U.S. Senator for use in a “woman suit” he’s trying to fashion from the skin of his victims, Starling must not only track down the killer but also unlock the mind of Hannibal Lecter.

Seven

Let the games begin. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman star as two detectives, one a new transfer and the other on the verge of retiring. The pair are assigned to bring in a killer who has meticulously planned his kills, each of which represents one of the seven deadly sins. With five victims accounted for, the detectives track down the killer only to find that it was all part of his plan. The final two victims are closer to home than either of the men imagine. The film cemented Kevin Spacey as an actor to watch. And we’ve also been loving his fleshy under eyes ever since.

The Bourne Supremacy

Former CIA assassin Jason Bourne is on the run once again. Framed for crimes he did not commit, the agent alludes his former bosses all while his mind continues clearing of psychogenic amnesia. Once again, Bourne proves that he’s too well-trained and remains several steps ahead of the agency. Using this advantage, Bourne races to figure out the details of who framed him while searching for details about his former life.

No Country for Old Men

Josh Brolin plays a good-ish man who makes a bad choice. After happening upon a drug deal gone wrong (the type where dogs are shot), he discovers a bag stuffed with $2 million. Problems arise when he returns to the scene to aid a dying man. After being spotted, Brolin’s Llewelyn Moss goes on the wrong with Javier Bardem‘s psychopathic hitman on his tail. Of course, any good manhunt movie worth its salt also includes Tommy Lee Jones (see: The Fugitive; U.S. Marshals; The Hunted) and his under eyes. Jones plays a sheriff trying to find Moss before the wrong people do, which is no easy feat since the film is filled with the wrong people.

Public Enemies

Michael Mann‘s crime film focuses on the last years of famed bank robber John Dillinger. Johnny Depp plays the charismatic gun man while Christian Bale stars as the FBI Agent on his heels. A series of gunfights, prison breaks, and more robberies lead to the eventual end of Dillinger, a infamous character brought to life by Depp’s underrated performance.

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Lena Dunham Auditions For ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/lena-dunham-auditions-for-zero-dark-thirty/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/lena-dunham-auditions-for-zero-dark-thirty/#comments Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:02:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253787 If Osama is hiding at Bonnaroo, she'll find him.

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At least this form of torture doesn’t involve seeing her boobs.

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Jessica Chastain Ain’t Got No Beef With Jennifer Lawrence http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jessica-chastain-aint-got-no-beef-with-jennifer-lawrence/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jessica-chastain-aint-got-no-beef-with-jennifer-lawrence/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:14:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253466 They should hug it out. And smell each other's hair a little bit.

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Rumors have been floating around about an Oscar race rivalry between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence since Lawrence made jokes about Chastain when hosting SNL. No matter how adorable it would be to see the young actresses take swipes at one another, these are merely rumors. Chastain herself has heard the bogus reports and has eloquently put them to bed via her Facebook page:

I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry. Filming The Help was the most amazing experience and yet, that is the film Im most asked about in regards to “fighting on set”. Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along?

I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent. I’ve told her how beautiful her film work is.

Please don’t allow the media to perpetuate the myth that women arent supportive of each other. Everytime an actress is celebrated for her great work, I cheer. For the more brilliant their performance, the more the audience demands stories about women. With support and encouragement, we help to inspire this industry to create opportunities for women. And as we all know: a great year for women in film, is just a great year for film xxjes

Amy Adams, on the other hand, had better watch her back.

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Teaser: Just Where The Heck Is That Bin Laden? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zero-dark-thirty-teaser-just-where-the-heck-is-that-bin-laden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zero-dark-thirty-teaser-just-where-the-heck-is-that-bin-laden/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 18:50:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=250169 When they find him, they're gonna be really mad.

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The teaser for Kathryn Bigelow‘s hunt for Osama bin Laden film, Zero Dark Thirty, is online and drops the curtain to reveal just how the heck┬áto find a guy. Apparently it involves billions of dollars, staring at maps, and loudly yelling questions about your target’s whereabouts.

This just proves that Out for Justice really was a film ahead of its time.

 

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We Now Know Who’s Playing Osama Bin Laden In ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/we-now-know-whos-playing-osama-bin-laden-in-zero-dark-thirty/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/we-now-know-whos-playing-osama-bin-laden-in-zero-dark-thirty/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:02:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249251 It's ... probably not anybody you know.

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King Lear. Hamlet. Lady Macbeth. The Incredible Hulk. Osama Bin Laden. These are the parts that every self-respecting thespian dreams of playing, so that they can show off their acting abilities in the grandest possible tradition. So the question of who will land these classic characters in each new movie version gets a lot of buzz, and now we know who will be playing Bin Laden in the upcoming “kill Osama Bin Laden” thriller from Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker: Ricky Sekhon, who you may know from … well, not much. His IMDb page only has two credits, so his work as Bin Laden will likelier than not be the first time you see him.

But don’t let that make you think the coveted role of Osama Bin Laden has fallen into unworthy hands: In addition to the natural resemblance, Sekhon has reportedly lost more than 25 pounds to get his frame into the Bin Laden range of about 165 pounds. Interestingly, despite the recent report that Sekhon will be Bin Laden in the movie, he has reportedly already finished all his work on the film, but says he’s “on quite a big non-disclosure agreement” that keeps him from discussing his role further.

He’s joining a pretty impressive ensemble cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and many more. I can’t wait to see how he pulls off the beard! (The Playlist)

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