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Zero Dark Thirty Synopsis

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar® winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.
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The 10 Best Post 9/11 War Movies, Ranked The 10 Best Post 9/11 War Movies, Ranked
War never changes; here are the ten best war films that deal with a variety of topics in a post 9/11 world.

The 10 Best Post 9/11 War Movies, Ranked

The Shady Ways Zero Dark Thirty Actually Got Its Sensitive Information The Shady Ways Zero Dark Thirty Actually Got Its Sensitive Information
If you thought a four-year-old film couldn't still stir up controversy, Zero Dark Thirty is about to surprise you. Read on to see just what lengths those behind the film went to in order to obtain special information.

The Shady Ways Zero Dark Thirty Actually Got Its Sensitive Information

This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables And More This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables And More
It’s been a while since movie fans encountered such a stacked week for release. Several Academy Award winners are in the pile, as well as some favorites from directors Peter Jackson and Judd Apatow. Read on to learn about some of this week’s best releases, and maybe even a few that slipped under your radar.

This Week In Home Entertainment: The Hobbit, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables And More

Watch Jessica Chastain's Audition For Lena Dunham's Girls Watch Jessica Chastain's Audition For Lena Dunham's Girls
Recently keen comedienne Chelsea Davison poked fun at the latter by imagining what it would look like if Dunham auditioned for Jessica Chastain's role in Zero Dark Thirty, a parody that Dunham herself declared "very funny." The impression went viral, demanding a follow-up, which Davison has kindly provided. This time it's "Jessica Chastain" auditioning for the Girls pilot, and it's pretty fantastic.

Watch Jessica Chastain's Audition For Lena Dunham's Girls

Watch Lena Dunham's Zero Dark Thirty Audition Tape Watch Lena Dunham's Zero Dark Thirty Audition Tape
There is no real reason to mesh HBO's Girls and Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty… or at least, I didn't think there was until I saw this video. Comedian Chelsea Davison has a pitch-perfect impression of Girls star Lena Dunham in her back pocket, and instead of using it to comment on the show itself-- there's more than enough of that going around the Internet as it is

Watch Lena Dunham's Zero Dark Thirty Audition Tape

Senate Investigation Into Zero Dark Thirty Ends, Just One Day After Oscars Senate Investigation Into Zero Dark Thirty Ends, Just One Day After Oscars
With the Oscars over and everyone but the sound editor from Zero Dark Thirty going home empty-handed, it's remarkable to look back on how the amazing follow-up from the makers of Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker managed to stumble so badly in the awards season. There's been plenty of analysis about it so far, and maybe more to come, but many signs point back to one single factor that has now, mercifully, gone away

Senate Investigation Into Zero Dark Thirty Ends, Just One Day After Oscars

Zero Dark Thirty Will Hit Blu-ray Next Month Zero Dark Thirty Will Hit Blu-ray Next Month
Director Kathryn Bigelow’s newest flick, Zero Dark Thirty made plenty of critics top 10 picks on its way to an Oscar nomination. If you haven’t caught the film, it will hit shelves sooner than you might think. Zero Dark Thirty hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on March 19.

Zero Dark Thirty Will Hit Blu-ray Next Month

F*ck Your Consideration: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty Doesn't Need You, Oscar F*ck Your Consideration: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty Doesn't Need You, Oscar
Let's just admit it: Zero Dark Thirty has about zero chance of winning Best Picture. It is one of the best films of the year, but after the movie became a political football for politicians who unfairly declared it "pro-torture" to further their own agendas, it's Oscar prospects sunk fast.

F*ck Your Consideration: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty Doesn't Need You, Oscar

For Your Consideration: Why Zero Dark Thirty Deserves Best Picture For Your Consideration: Why Zero Dark Thirty Deserves Best Picture
The thesis of Zero Dark Thirty is not torture is a miracle drug. It’s also not torture is an abomination or the war in Afghanistan is right or the Pakistani government can’t be trusted or prisoners should be allowed immediate access to lawyers.

For Your Consideration: Why Zero Dark Thirty Deserves Best Picture

Discover How Zero Dark Thirty Lost Its Oscar Buzz Discover How Zero Dark Thirty Lost Its Oscar Buzz
Trouble for the film started in December. As its limited release began, politicians and pundits—whether they had seen Zero Dark Thirty or not—began accusing it of being "pro-torture." December is primetime for Oscar promotion, so Sony (via Columbia Pictures) had a serious dilemma to face. Should they engage in the debate and risk giving the controversy staying power? Or should they keep quiet so as not to scare off moviegoers?

Discover How Zero Dark Thirty Lost Its Oscar Buzz

Argo And Zero Dark Thirty Take Top Writers Guild Prizes Argo And Zero Dark Thirty Take Top Writers Guild Prizes
Even if you think you know that Argo will win Best Picture and that Daniel Day-Lewis will win Best Actor at this Sunday's Oscars, there are still plenty of categories with room for surprise-- and maybe none more so than the two screenplay categories. With Argo and fellow Best Picture frontrunner Lincoln both duking it out in Best Adapted Screenplay

Argo And Zero Dark Thirty Take Top Writers Guild Prizes

Actual Bin Laden Shooter Points Out Zero Dark Thirty's 'Hollywooded' Elements Actual Bin Laden Shooter Points Out Zero Dark Thirty's 'Hollywooded' Elements
The nature of the way movies work is that they can't just replicate reality - things have to be made cinematic. It's the reason why characters don't break away from an important conversations for three minute on-screen bathroom breaks. Somethings have to be changed to make them more exciting and fit the format. And that even extends to scenes where Navy SEALs are infiltrating Osama bin Laden's compound.

Actual Bin Laden Shooter Points Out Zero Dark Thirty's 'Hollywooded' Elements

9/11 Victims' Families Stick Up For Zero Dark Thirty's Use Of Torture 9/11 Victims' Families Stick Up For Zero Dark Thirty's Use Of Torture
Normally we don't get too worked up over which person or group has stepped up to support a particular movie, especially a movie that's a hit with critics and audiences already. But from the moment Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal began making it, Zero Dark Thirty was not your usual movie

9/11 Victims' Families Stick Up For Zero Dark Thirty's Use Of Torture

Weekend Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Takes Down Number One Spot Weekend Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Takes Down Number One Spot
After three weeks building up buzz in small release, Zero Dark Thirty expanded to almost 3,000 locations this weekend, taking the number one spot with $24 million. Not bad for a heavy political drama arriving after the holidays, but perhaps not good enough for a movie made on a $40 million budget. If awards season is kind to the project, it may see enough continued sales to be as successful at the box office.

Weekend Box Office: Zero Dark Thirty Takes Down Number One Spot

Zero Dark Thirty Is Surprise #1 At Friday Box Office Zero Dark Thirty Is Surprise #1 At Friday Box Office
It's an interesting weekend at the box office, and it really doesn't have much to do with the big new releases Gangster Squad and A Haunted House. Both of those films did reasonably well on Friday, but they're likely to be topped by Zero Dark Thirty, finally expanding nationwide this weekend and clearly building off its Oscar buzz to take the #1 spot

Zero Dark Thirty Is Surprise #1 At Friday Box Office

Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain: 'No One Else Could Have Made This Film Except Kathryn Bigelow' Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain: 'No One Else Could Have Made This Film Except Kathryn Bigelow'
Newly minted Oscar nominee and Critics Choice Awards winner Jessica Chastain is winning accolades all over the place for her intense, focused performance as Maya in Zero Dark Thirty, the woman who single-handedly led the search for Osama bin Laden even when the rest of the CIA seemed to have given up

Zero Dark Thirty's Jessica Chastain: 'No One Else Could Have Made This Film Except Kathryn Bigelow'

Read Why Ghost Rider 2 Is Better Than Zero Dark Thirty In Armond White's Annual Better-Than List Read Why Ghost Rider 2 Is Better Than Zero Dark Thirty In Armond White's Annual Better-Than List
Armond White may be the most famous movie critic in America, not because of the strength of his opinions or his writing, but because more often than not, his opinions are insane. This is the guy who wrote off Amour as a "grisly death story" and reviewed Resident Evil 5 and The Master together solely so he could say Paul W.S. Anderson is more talented than Paul Thomas Anderson

Read Why Ghost Rider 2 Is Better Than Zero Dark Thirty In Armond White's Annual Better-Than List

Zero Dark Thirty Wins Big With The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Zero Dark Thirty Wins Big With The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists
Zero Dark Thirty was not only considered one of the best films to be released in 2012, it also happens to be a pretty impressive showing of female power in Hollywood. Not only does the movie have Kathryn Bigelow at the helm, the first female filmmaker to ever win the Best Director award at the Oscars, but Jessica Chastain's performance as the strong-willed, determined Maya is considered by many to be one of the best performances of the year...

Zero Dark Thirty Wins Big With The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List
The following ten movies are the ones that have really stuck with me. They’re the ones that have gotten better with months or weeks of age and have separated themselves from the pack. Some of them will definitely be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards and others will not even be considered. Some of them you’ll probably agree with, and some of them will probably make you laugh and doubt my credibility.

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List

CIA Director Reminds Us Zero Dark Thirty Isn't A Documentary CIA Director Reminds Us Zero Dark Thirty Isn't A Documentary
Seriously, did we need the CIA to come out and tell us that ZDT is a movie, and not a documentary? By weighing in at all, the CIA leads me to believe that there is more accuracy on screen than I might have imagined before this statement went out.

CIA Director Reminds Us Zero Dark Thirty Isn't A Documentary

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The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Kristy's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Kristy's List
Creating this list has filled me with a dizzying amount of joy and dread. Really, 2012 was a year that offered so many examples of daring and thrilling cinema that it was difficult to even determine what the criteria should be for a list of my personal ten favorites. In the end, I went with my gut, selecting those films that not only hit me hard in the theater, but also lingered with me for days, weeks, or months afterwards, and which I can still vividly recall.

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Kristy's List

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List
2012 was a really, really hard year to sum up in list form, and a top 20 would really be more appropriate to reflect the astonishing variety of blockbusters, out-of-nowhere successes and totally tiny arthouse stuff that grabbed me this year. A lot of these movies snuck up on me, only revealing their brilliance long after I'd written a review or thought I'd forgotten about it. Plenty of those not on this list did the opposite, making an amazing first impression and fading so quickly

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List

This Rotten Week: Predicting Jack Reacher, This is 40, And More Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Jack Reacher, This is 40, And More Reviews
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Zero Dark Thirty Trailer Has Golden Globe Nominee Jessica Chastain On The Hunt For Bin Laden Zero Dark Thirty Trailer Has Golden Globe Nominee Jessica Chastain On The Hunt For Bin Laden
When the Golden Globe nominees were announced this morning Zero Dark Thirty found itself as one of the most repeated titles. While not at the head of the class - Steven Spielberg's Lincoln holds that spot with nominations in seven categories - Kathryn Bigelow's latest film will be competing in four arenas, including "Best Picture, Drama," "Best Director," "Best Actress," and "Best Screenplay."

Zero Dark Thirty Trailer Has Golden Globe Nominee Jessica Chastain On The Hunt For Bin Laden

Zero Dark Thirty Supporters Defend Film's Use Of Torture Scenes Zero Dark Thirty Supporters Defend Film's Use Of Torture Scenes
The movie does not shy away from the use of torture by our military to get prisoners to talk about Bin Laden’s possible location. But as one critic writes, “Depicting torture as an effective intelligence tool isn't the same as endorsing it by a long shot.”

Zero Dark Thirty Supporters Defend Film's Use Of Torture Scenes

Zero Dark Thirty Teases Samples Of Alexandre Desplat's Score Zero Dark Thirty Teases Samples Of Alexandre Desplat's Score
Desplat’s a master, but for different reasons from the likes of John Williams. He won’t write a score with a memorable hook, something you can whistle in a crowd of casual movie lovers and they immediately associate it with E.T. or Raiders of the Lost Ark. But he gives filmmakers moody beds on which they can construct their imagery.

Zero Dark Thirty Teases Samples Of Alexandre Desplat's Score

Critics Groups Pick Zero Dark Thirty, Amour And The Master As The Year's Best Critics Groups Pick Zero Dark Thirty, Amour And The Master As The Year's Best
We are officially in the onslaught part of the awards season, where every critic's group from New York and Los Angeles to Tulsa gathers together, picks their favorites, and announces their winners for the world to decide whether or not they're important. All these (occasionally) highbrow notices will be followed up by Thursday's Golden Globes nominations

Critics Groups Pick Zero Dark Thirty, Amour And The Master As The Year's Best

Oscar Eye: Did Zero Dark Thirty Just Become The Frontrunner? Oscar Eye: Did Zero Dark Thirty Just Become The Frontrunner?
Yesterday I was doing interviews for Zero Dark Thirty as the winners of the New York Film Critics Circle were being announced, and everyone was watching closely. Sony publicists and journalists like myself were obviously able to refresh our phones constantly, but even the talent knew exactly the score

Oscar Eye: Did Zero Dark Thirty Just Become The Frontrunner?

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