Lone Survivor

Two Shot in Florida Movie Theater After Dispute Over Texting During 'Lone Survivor'

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by Jacob Hall January 13, 2014 @ 3:32 PM
Universal
We think that talking or texting during a movie is the epitome of rudeness and shouldn't be tolerated in any way. While we fully support hushing and zero-tolerance policies that eject talkers from theaters, we draw the line at physical violence and we imagine that even the most ardent movie fans would agree.
Well, it turns out that one man thought even more strongly about this than we did and took it to a tragic level.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Lone Survivor' is the Weekend's Lone Victor

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2014 @ 11:58 AM
Universal
New releases have a habit of floundering in January, which tends to be one of Hollywood's biggest dumping grounds. Even this year's big January horror release, which is commonly a sure thing, floundered. What does tend to do well are the prestige pictures that opened late in the previous year (often in limited release) and finally expand in the new year, riding awards momentum to solid box office.
Of course, this is just a roundabout way of saying that Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor' emerged from limited release this week to kick everyone's ass at the box office.

'Lone Survivor' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman November 22, 2013 @ 8:53 AM
Universal Pictures
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.

'Lone Survivor' Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Is the Last Man Standing

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by Jacob Hall November 8, 2013 @ 1:16 PM
Universal
http://youtu.be/dmb33VPQXLA
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.

'Lone Survivor' Featurette: Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg Want to Honor Fallen Soldiers

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by Damon Houx October 22, 2013 @ 5:36 PM
http://youtu.be/CQFUBmDqg6E
Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor' is hitting theaters right at the end of the year, which means it could very well be an Oscar spoiler. Mark Wahlberg stars alongside Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster in this true-life story of a mission gone bad, and this new featurette talks to the man whose life story the film is based on.