Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Snowden: The Most Wanted Man in the World

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The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s movie Snowden has premiered online and you can watch it below. Scheduled for release December 25th, the film tells the life story of Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked a massive amount of classified material to journalists two years ago in June 2013. +Continue Reading

Fort McPherson Gets New Life as a Movie Studio

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Georgia’s Fort McPherson, the historic Army base that operated in suburban Atlanta from 1885–2011, has been sold to filmmaker Tyler Perry, who plans to redevelop the facility as movie studio.

Perry will control 330 of the facility’s 448 acres and has plans to build up to 16 soundstages. His $30 million purchase includes the post’s former golf course, key office buildings and the fort’s historic parade grounds and officers’ quarters. +Continue Reading

‘Max’ — Military Dogs Get Their Hollywood Moment

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Max tells the story of a military service dog who returns stateside after his handler is killed in combat. It’s a PG-rated action thriller, the kind of family-friendly movie our commenters (repeatedly) say that want Hollywood to make. +Continue Reading

What Movies and TV Shows Are ‘Got Your 6′ Certified?

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Got Your 6, the campaign that unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to promote veteran leadership in civilian life, has announced its first round of 6 Certified projects, as part of an overall effort to recognize content that accurately and responsibly portrays veterans in popular media.

That American Sniper tops the list should be no surprise, since the film about legendary Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is the most successful military-themed movie of all time. You might be more surprised to find out they chose Amira & Sam, a remarkable romantic comedy written and directed by Army veteran Sean Mullin. You can read our interview with Sean and rent the film from iTunes or Amazon Video.

Check out a full list of honorees below and find how how Got Your 6 chose the winners. +Continue Reading

E3: Getting the Full ‘Call of Duty’ Experience

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2015 is the year that Call of Duty complicates your life. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is out on Friday, November 6th and a lot of players were relieved to hear the announcement that the game will be coming for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after all. The game was originally announced only for Xbox One and PS4 and it looked like this was the year console manufacturers were going to force everyone to upgrade.

Instead, they’re doing something that’s either sneaky or brilliant, depending on your perspective. Activision enlisted Beenox and Mercenary Technology to create a 360/PS3 version of the game to complement the main version created by Treyarch. You can still play the game on the older generation consoles, but you’ll be getting a dumbed-down version of the experience due to technical limitations from the last-generation boxes. Here’s the Activision spin: +Continue Reading

The Terminator Visits Camp Pendleton

OCEANSIDE, CA - JUNE 14:  Brigadier General Edward D. Banta welcomes former CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to a screening of TERMINATOR GENISYS at Camp Pendleton on June 14, 2015 in Oceanside, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures')

OCEANSIDE, CA — JUNE 14: Brigadier General Edward D. Banta welcomes former CA Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to a screening of TERMINATOR GENISYS at Camp Pendleton on June 14, 2015 in Oceanside, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures’)

Arnold Schwarzenegger visited Camp Pendleton on June 14th for an early screening of Termintaor Genisys, an ambitious relaunch of the series that features the actor in his signature role. The movie hits theaters on July 1st, so a few lucky Marines and their families got a 2 1/2 week head start on the rest of us.

“This is the great country in the world because of you,” Schwarzenegger told the crowd. ““A military that defended this country and made this possible to make this the land of opportunity and the greatest country in the world.”

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‘Kingsman’: Not That Kind of Spy Movie

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Director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service (out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD) works three different ways: as an inventive action movie, a brutal satire of Bond movies and (at the same time) a loving tribute to British spy movies of the ‘60s (including James Bond films). It’s complicated, worth watching more than once and it all somehow succeeds. It was a wild success in theaters, grossing over $400 million worldwide with a well-earned R rating. +Continue Reading

‘The Martian’: No Man Left Behind

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Matt Damon plays an astronaut left behind on a faraway planet in The MartianWhich is exactly what happened to his character in Interstellar. And, like in Interstellar, Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is charged with helping everyone figure out how to solve their outer space problems, except this time she’s the astronaut commander who ignores NASA orders to attempt a risky rescue mission on Mars.

The Martian was directed by Ridley Scott and the just-released trailer makes it look like he may have returned to full Blade Runner and Alien form. 2012’s Prometheus was a good movie, but The Martian looks amazing. +Continue Reading

Brad Pitt Will Play Gen. McChrystal in ‘War Machine’

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Well, technically Brad Pitt will play a four-star general “patterned after” General Stanley McChrystal in War Machine, a satirical comedy written and directed by David Michôd. While that distinction may be there to soften the blow of the comedy, the logic falls apart when you add in the fact that the movie is based on Michael Hastings’ notorious book The Operators, with in turn was based on “The Runaway General,” Hastings’ even more notorious Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal, the one credited with ending the General’s military career. +Continue Reading

Fighting the Cold War on a ‘Bridge of Spies’

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This is a surprise. The “untitled Cold War thriller” from director Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks is called Bridge of Spies. The first trailer has just debuted and the movie tells the story of insurance attorney James Donovan, tasked with representing captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and given responsibility of negotiating a spy exchange with the USSR: Abel for downed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers. +Continue Reading