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    Talking the Oscar-Nominated Sound Editing and Mixing of 'Lone Survivor'

    Peter Berg's underrated "Lone Survivor" received its lone Oscar nominations in the sound editing and mixing categories, but it's well-deserved. The fact-based adventure about a failed Navy SEALS mission in Afghanistan grabs us by the throat and never lets up. And the sound is among the most intense ...

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    'Lone Survivor' Stuns in Wide Release; 'Her' is Weak, 'August: Osage County' Strong

    Led by "Lone Survivor," which grossed double its expected amount and looks to be a powerhouse for weeks to come, this weekend continued the steady business of the last few weeks. The Top 10 grossed about $114 million, up a tick from last year, when three new wide releases grossed better than all but...

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    Visceral, Tough, Apolitical: Mark Wahlberg in 'Lone Survivor'

    With its solid but conventional filmmaking, Lone Survivor looks like one more popcorn–action movie, this time about Navy SEALS on a mission. But as it puts viewers in the center of a fatal fight in Afghanistan, Peter Berg's fact-based story becomes something timely and deeply important.

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    Peter Berg Fought to Keep Brutal War Survival Thriller 'Lone Survivor' Real UPDATE

    I have long been a Peter Berg believer. He is a gifted director who can now be forgiven for "Battleship," a misbegotten Hasbro/Universal concoction that he agreed to direct so that he could make his passion project "Lone Survivor." The indie-financed Universal release is a tough, unremitting, authen...

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    'American Hustle,' 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' 'Before Midnight' & More Earn WGA Nominations But Not Coens

    Are awards season voters no longer entranced by the magic of the Coen Brothers? Even with "Inside Llewyn Davis" earning no shortage of acclaim, that has not translated into very much love from awards types, with the film getting completely shut out of the Producers Guild Award nominations yesterday....

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    This Weekend, Don't Miss 'Lone Survivor' in NY and LA, Avoid 'Interior. Leather Bar'

    Amid awards season expansions, relatively light offerings hit major theaters and art houses this weekend, among them "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," yakuza thriller "Beyond Outrage," "Interior. Leather Bar" and "The Best Offer." But above all, head to select theaters for "Lone Survivor," hel...

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    Review: ‘Lone Survivor’ Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster & Emile Hirsch

    Your average rock, tree, or branch will never appear harmless after “Lone Survivor.” With its depiction of warfare in Afghanistan moved to the unlikely setting of evergreens and jagged cliffs, the most horrific moments of director Peter Berg’s drama come from a body in free fall—and its eventual lan...

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    'Lone Survivor' Director Peter Berg Talks Beards, 'Battleship' And What's Going On With The 'Friday Night Lights' Movie

    Peter Berg is a manly director. After shepherding such testosterone-soaked films as "Very Bad Things," "The Rundown," "Friday Night Lights," and "Battleship," the director has set his sights on bringing his passion project to the big screen, in spectacularly violent fashion. "Lone Survivor" is based...

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    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, No Movie: Peter Berg Says 'Friday Night Lights' Film Is Dead, But Wants 'The Rundown 2'

    Coming off two big and not especially well received blockbusters—2008’s Will Smith-vehicle “Hancock” and last year’s infamous “Battleship”—Peter Berg didn’t shy away from bringing up the much-lauded TV-spinoff of his 2004 adaptation “Friday Night Lights” and the possible continuation of the story of...

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