Tag Archives: Kathryn Bigelow
If you just so happen to be one of those nostalgic-for-the-'90s nerds, first of all heyheyheeeeeey, and second we've got some potentially distressing movie news surfing your way today.
This week: Peter Jackson returns to Middle-earth with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three movies based on the classic fantasy novel "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and Ian McKellen reprising his role as the wizard Gandalf from "The Lord of the Rings."
Just one day after "Zero Dark Thirty" was completely shut out at the Academy Awards, another august body of stuffed shirts has also decided to completely ignore the acclaimed Kathryn Bigelow film: Congress.
Yes, according to Reuters, the Senate Intelligence Committee — otherwise known as the Department of Ultimate Oxymorons — has dropped their threatened investigation into whether or not classified information about the hunt for Osama bin Laden was provided to Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal.
Still no word yet on whether their investigation into the death of Adam Sandler's career will continue or not. Get More »
These days, it seems that everyone is a movie reviewer. Thanks to the internet, anybody with a Facebook account or a Twitter handle can head online the moment they get out of the theater and post their thoughts on whatever movie they just watched. Which is cool and everything, but it does make it kind of hard to figure out which opinions are actually worth taking the time to read.
Every once in a while, though, a review comes along that's definitely worth a look — such as, for instance, Esquire's new review of "Zero Dark Thirty," by the man who actually killed Osama Bin Laden. Get More »
Many of the best scandals in American history have come out of Washington D.C. — Watergate, Iran/Contra, Teapot Dome (feel free to Google these) — but this week, Hollywood is bringing the scandal to Washington instead of the other way around.
And it turns out the only thing more torturous than watching C-Span is watching "Zero Dark Thirty."
Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, four of the top 10 highest-grossing theaters for Kathryn Bigelow's controversial and acclaimed film are in the Washington, D.C. greater metropolitan area. And the busiest theater of them all? Why, that would be in McLean, Virginia, which just happens to also be home to the headquarters for the CIA. Get More »
In the span of their seven minute opening monologue, they managed to sneak in a few mildly amusing jokes, a couple of eyebrow-raisers and one real zinger.
Director Kathryn Bigelow may have been snubbed by the Oscars but she got the last laugh this weekend, as her film "Zero Dark Thirty" earned an estimated $24 million according to Film.com to take the top spot at the box office.
That was enough to knock off the Marlon Wayans horror spoof "A Haunted House," which came in second with $18.8 million. "Gangster Squad," meanwhile, fizzled despite an all-star cast that includes Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, bringing in just $16.7 million for a disappointing third place finish.
For a complete rundown of this week's box office top ten, including figures for Oscar favorites "Lincoln," "Les Misérables" and "Django Unchained," head to Film.com.
People felt a lot of feels about the 2013 Academy Award nominations this morning, and they felt those feels all over Twitter. Here, we've captured the best of the Oscar snub Twitter freakouts, be they over the Best Director category (Tom Hooper! Kathryn Bigelow! AFFLECK!), movies omitted altogether (ahem, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"), Nicole Kidman's urination habits, and other (according to Twitter) travesties. Enjoy.
When people refer to "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow as a "female director," it seems a little weird for 2013, doesn't it? Do you know any dudes named Kathryn? Does anyone refer to Bruce Willis as a "male actor?" Our good pal and male writer Max Evry touched on this topic more in-depth and without mediocre jokes in a must-read over at our female sister site. Get More »
Was Jessica Chastain's Character in 'Zero Dark Thirty' Based on a Real Person and Other Pressing Questions
Director Kathryn Bigelow's gripping drama "Zero Dark Thirty" is much more than a nail-biting play-by-play of the top-secret mission to kill Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. For all but the final action-packed 20 minutes of the film, it's a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the military-intelligence specialists whose decade-long hunt for the al Qaeda leader consumed (and in some cases killed) their every thought.
Since not everyone who buys a ticket for the film is an avid reader of "The Atlantic," here are answers to potential burning questions about the movie's depiction of the search for OBL. Get More »