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Interview: Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke on...

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Zero Dark Thirty is finally going to be playing nationwide this weekend, which means audiences can finally decide for themselves if the film is pro or anti-torture. It’s worth checking out as it’s one of the best films of 2012, and we got a chance to talk with stars Jessica Chastain and Jason Clarke, director Kathryn Bigelow, and screenwriter Mark...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Mapping Out Best Original Screenplay Nominees And...

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It's like a breath of fresh air when you walk into a movie theater and watch a film that's been one hundred percent created from a person's mind. There's no previous material that it's based off of for you to look up. The script's conception was done solely through one or two persons which blossomed into the movie that you see before you. This week we'd like to touch upon some of the original...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Is Zero Dark Thirty Really Promoting Torture?

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When Zero Dark Thirty began capturing the attention of critics across the nation, it pretty much bumped Argo out of it's comfortable front runner throne it's been sitting on for well over a month. Who knew that Kathryn Bigelow's next picture would come stampeding in, obliterating everything in its path. After the dust settled on the first...

Zero Dark Thirty: Movie Review

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It's unfortunate that the debate about whether Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty is pro or anti-torture came to fore before the film went into wide release, as it may paint the film as something it's not. Regardless if the film is true or "true," the movie is done as a procedural, and though torture is shown, that's not what the film is about. Zero Dark...

Oscar Winner 2010: Best Original Screenplay - The Hurt Locker

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The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay goes to The Hurt Locker. In his acceptance speech, screenwriter Mark Boal talked about his background as a reporter in Iraq who thought his experiences would make a good movie. He stated that the film went far beyond his expectations and he owed that to director, Kathryn Bigelow. He...

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal Reunite for Triple Frontier

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After the such a positive critical response to their film The Hurt Locker, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal will reunite for another project. According to Variety, the power pair have signed on to make the film Triple Frontier for Paramount. The feature is simply described as "a high-stakes...