War, in case you've forgotten, is hell.
I don't mean to sound flip concerning a very serious topic, but I'm not really sure what else to glean from Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor,' a based-on-true-story tale of a Navy SEAL operation gone south. It is a brutal, unpleasant way to spend two hours. The violence is relentless and unsubtle, and when the audio/visual PTSD smoke clears, there's the realization that you've learned nothing about these characters or the wider situation in Afghanistan. Berg's sole intent is to simply show the job these men do - “gotta pay the bills,” one character IMs to his wife. While slice-of-life narrative can sometimes be rewarding, in a film with as much manipulation as this it just isn't enough. 'Lone Survivor' rattles but it doesn't stir.
How exactly do you bounce back from a critical and financial bomb as big as 'Battleship'? If you're director Peter Berg, you go make 'Lone Survivor,' a war film based on true events that's already started generating extremely positive pre-release buzz. The newest trailer for the film has arrived and we certainly hope the finished film is as intense as it looks here.
From 'Glee' to 'American Horror Story,' Ryan Murphy fans know that the dedicated showrunner attracks plenty of talent to his work across a number of mediums. The coming months will see the 'Glee' creator tackling his first HBO movie 'The Normal Heart,' an adaptation of the Tony-winning Larry Kramer play of the same name, amassing TV and film stars alike for the effort. Latest to join the piece are big-budget flop-master Taylor Kitsch and 'The Big Bang Theory's' Jim Parsons, so will 'The Normal Heart' prove HBO's next award winner?
Taylor Kitsch had a rough 2012 thanks to box office disappointments 'John Carter,' 'Battleship' and 'Savages.' Yet with a screen presence like that, you can't stay down-and-out for long. Looks like Kitsch's next project finds him squaring off against a killer in a more modestly budgeted film called 'Exit 147.'
Looks like #33 won't be hitting the Hunger Games field anytime soon. Taylor Kitsch, known for his days on 'Friday Night Lights' and this summer's 'Battleship' and 'John Carter,' is a guy whose name was being thrown around to co-star in the 'Hunger Games' sequel 'Catching Fire.' But according to Kitsch himself, it's not happening.
One of the big casting decisions for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (as it is now so artfully titled) is the role of Finnick Odair, a survivor of previous games who's called back in for one more fight. Supposedly the choice is down to three actors: Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund, and Taylor Kitsch.
'Battleship' is the upcoming $200 million dollar board game movie by Universal Pictures about an invading alien force that wants to take over our planet or at least find a way to get Rihanna to shut up every time something exciting is about to happen. A brand new clip from the action-filled summer blockbuster gives us a better look at the enemy we're fighting.