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Reconnecting Back Home in ‘Fort Bliss’

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Fort Bliss, winner of Best Narrative Feature at the 2014 GI Film Festival, will open in theaters on September 19th and be available on demand from iTunes, cable and satellite providers on the same day. The latest trailer just debuted online. +Continue Reading

Will the Real ‘Sabotage’ Please Stand Up?

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Sabotage (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital), was supposed to be the movie that jump-started Arnold Schwarzenegger’s late-career resurgence. Arnold took a Skip Woods screenplay and sought out director David Ayer (End of Watch, the upcoming Fury) to rewrite the script and bring his eye for detail to the drug raids at the center of the picture. Unfortunately, Sabotage was DOA at the box office and not particularly loved by most critics. Arnold’s probably done as a leading man and that’s a shame. +Continue Reading

Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty’

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Raise your hand if you remembered that former Panamanian dictator (and object of 1989’s Operation Just Cause) Manuel Noriega was still alive? President Bush launched the invasion to take down our former ally after his drug-dealing ways became too embarrassing for the United States.

After Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega’s boat and jet in Operation Nifty Package, the “Panamanian Strongman” hid out in the Vatican embassy and the U.S.A. either embarked on a psy-ops terror campaign to smoke him out by turning giant speakers towards his hideout and playing Van Halen’s “Panama” on an endless loop or just shared normal Armed Forces radio programming with Noriega.

The dictator surrendered after a couple of weeks, got hauled back to the United States and tried for drug dealing. He’s since served time here and been extradited to France where he was tried and served time for money laundering. In 2011, Noriega was shipped back to Panama and got locked up for human rights violations. +Continue Reading

Noah: ‘The Least Biblical Movie Ever Made’

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The headline quote is from director Darren Aronofsky, who’s made exactly the movie that interested him, one that doesn’t have much in common with the Old Testament story as it’s taught in most all churches today. Noah (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital) has more in common with a movie like Thor than it does The Ten Commandments. It’s a pretty good action picture if you’re not going to get hung up on its lack of fidelity to the Bible. +Continue Reading

Outdoor Tech Privates: Headphones to Match Your Fatigues

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The Outdoor Tech Privates Headphones cost $99, offer full Bluetooth cordless connectivity, have a comfortable canvas headband and come in four colors, including a green that makes for a reasonably good match with standard-issue fatigues. +Continue Reading

Review: 808 Hex SL Speaker

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The 808 Hex SL Bluetooth speaker has many things going for it, starting with the fact that it’s made of metal instead of plastic. Its tube design and the directional cone that’s visible through a honeycomb grille is sure to provoke conversation when you pull it out of your bag. +Continue Reading

Creating Digital Leads in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters this weekend. Both this sequel and the Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot that preceded it manage to pay tribute to the original series while at the same time abandoning the prosthetic makeup effects that were one of those movies’ most beloved and defining features. The apes in the new movies are some of Hollywood’s most impressive digital creations to date. +Continue Reading

Check Out the First Trailer for ‘Unbroken’

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Louis Zamperini passed away since we first wrote about Unbroken, the upcoming movie about his life scheduled to debut in theaters this Christmas. Zamperini got a lot of personal attention from director Angelina Jolie, but he’s going to miss out on the acclaim he deserved on the film’s release and his role as grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade. The first trailer for the movie has debuted online. +Continue Reading

Continue Your Soccer Education With ‘The Class of ‘92’

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If you’ve been caught up in World Cup fever over the last few weeks and want some more soccer in your life, The Class of ’92 documentary comes out on DVD this week as a Walmart exclusive. The film documents the raging success of a group of six young players who joined the Manchester United club in the English Premier League in the early 1990s. +Continue Reading

‘Homeland’ Inspiration: ‘Prisoners of War’

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Prisoners of War is the Israeli television series that’s the basis for Homeland. The first season is out this week on DVD. +Continue Reading