Movie Review: LONE SURVIVOR

LONE SURVIVOR movie poster | ©2013 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman Writer: Peter Berg, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson Director: Peter Berg Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: December 25, 2013 Based on the events of the 2005 Navy SEAL mission Operation Red Wings, LONE SURVIVOR depicts a relatively short but devastating clash between U.S. and Taliban forces in the mountains of Afghanistan. Director/writer Peter Berg has adapted the book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson in apolitical fashion. We’re following the Navy, so we’re on their side, but the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BATTLESHIP

BATTLESHIP movie poster | ©2012 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Jesse Plemons, Gregory D. Gadson Writers: Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber, based on the Hasbro game Director: Peter Berg Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 18, 2012 There is nothing wrong in basing a movie on a board game or a toy, or even an amusement park ride (for example, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN). For one thing, it’s been done many times before by now, so there’s no reason to attack BATTLESHIP to be the latest in this line. There is something a little startling in BATTLESHIP’s physical […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Kirk Acevedo discusses the different worlds of PRIME SUSPECT and FRINGE

Kirk Acevedo and Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Gavin Bond

Bronx-born actor Kirk Acevedo has spent a good portion of his performing career playing people on one side or the other of the law. After costarring as a soldier in HBO’s landmark WWII miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS, Acevedo was a series regular in 46 episodes of HBO’s prison drama OZ as inmate Miguel Alvarez. He has guest-starred on the original LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER: SVU and LAW & ORDER: TRIAL BY JURY. Even when he’s in genre fare, Acevedo seems to wind up in law-enforcement – he’s Fringe Division’s Charlie Francis in both universes on FRINGE. He’s also […]Read On »

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TV Review: PRIME SUSPECT – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Maria Bello in PRIME SUSPECT - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn, Brian F. O’Byrne, Kirk Acevedo Writer: Alexandra Cunningham, based on the series created by Lynda LaPlante Director: Peter Berg Network: NBC, Thursdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 22, 2011 Not many television police dramas, or even television non-police dramas, can live up to the legendary 1991 BBC PRIME SUSPECT. Written by Lynda LaPlante, the miniseries stars Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison, the first woman homicide detective on a small North England police detective squad, much to the displeasure of most of the men working with her, not to mention the woman-hating title character she […]Read On »

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