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RoboCop has a lot going for it. The PG-13 remake of a 1987 hard R classic is a visually appealing narrative with plenty of glossy action sequences. It ranks up there with Gravity and Avatar as far as its VFX goes. Add in a few nice acting performances and a fine enough script and RoboCop becomes a decently entertaining movie. The only angle that it is really missing is fun.
Box Office Mojo reported a total January domestic take of $894 million, a spectacular haul considering a raft of 2013 leftovers encroaching upon the new release territory. Leading the way was Lone Survivor.
Lone Survivor opened wide this weekend after two weeks in small release, taking the top spot with little competition. With $38 million, it topped Frozen which added $15 million to its impressive $317 million total.
He's a retired SEAL with a Navy Cross. He's a proud Texan, who repeatedly addressed me as "ma'am" during our conversation. He's a big fan of movies, though isn't the kind of guy to get star struck. And perhaps most importantly, he felt it was up to him to pay tribute to his fallen brothers by telling their story.
In the narrative categories, few of these nominees can be called surprising as just about all of the above have received critical praise and Oscar buzz. The dark horse contender in the mix is Peter Berg's Lone Survivor, which has had a soft open over Christmas and will expand next week.
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It is a new year in cinema, at least for everyone who isnít still coked up from Martin Scorseseís Wolf of Wall Street. Unfortunately, January tends to be a dumping ground where studios release all of the films that werenít good enough to push for Oscar consideration or big enough to release during the summer tentpole season.
Well this is the big one. Christmas week is like, umm well, Christmas for moviegoers. Studios pump films on to the big screen knowing folks are on vacation and trying desperately to get away from their families. So they head to the theaters for a much-needed respite from holiday "cheer". Itís an extravaganza with wolves, Ronin, daydreamers, boxers and Beliebers.
Hirsch made it clear how dedicated he was to honoring the memory of Dietz, who was responsible for communications on "Operation Red Wings" and won the Navy Cross for his bravery there. This is a legacy that Hirsch worked hard to pay tribute to, out of respect for this fallen soldier as well as for all the others that share in this noble vocation.
Oscar Eye: Saving Mr. Banks, Lone Survivor And Out Of The Furnace Kick Off The Final Phase Of Oscar Reveals
All the cards of Oscar season aren't quite laid out, as we wait just one more week for American Hustle to start screening for guilds, and probably not much longer for Martin Scorsese to finally finish Wolf of Wall Street. But a lot of the question marks have been revealed, as virtually every movie with a shot in the Oscar race-- plus some major longshots-- have been unveiled in the last few months.
As you can tell from the pull-quotes featured in this trailer, from the likes of Bill Simmons and Peter Travers, The Lone Survivor isn't your average war movie, and may serve as a kind of redemption for both its director and one of its stars. No, I don't mean Mark Wahlberg-- he made a masterpiece this year already, remember?-- but Taylor Kitsch, who with director Peter Berg brought upon the world last year's Battleship.
Based on Marcus Luttrell's non-fiction book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, this feature from writer-director Peter Berg tells the story of SEAL 10's failed mission on June 28th, 2005.
A bearded and chubby Mark Wahlberg stars as the soldier/author Luttrell, and heís joined by an all-star squad that also includes Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Alexander Ludwig and Eric Bana. While their mission appears to be fairly cut and dry, itís soon discovered their target is among a population much larger than the military originally assumed.
Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Taylor Kitsch have found their superior.It's now being reported that Eric Bana is in talks to join the cast of Peter Berg's upcoming war drama Lone Survivor, based on the book written by Marcus Luttrell. The story begins when a group of Navy SEALs (Wahlberg, Foster, Hirsch, Kitsch) who are patrolling the Afghanistan border...
When it was announced back in February that Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster would be starring in Peter Berg's Lone Survivor it felt like an incomplete story. After all, the film, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, follows a group of four Navy SEALs, and if you can count you know that Wahlberg, Kitsch and Foster only make three.