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    Christian Bale in the Brutal, Steel-Town Drama 'Out Of The Furnace'

    In Steve McQueen's artful 12 Years a Slave and Peter Berg's fraught Lone Survivor (opening soon), the violence is difficult to sit through, but worth it for those films' serious drama and wrenching realism. Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace doesn't come close to justifying its extreme brutality. Thi...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: An L.A. Gangster Noir From Frank Darabont, a Twisted Animated Adventure From Dan Harmon and More

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "Masters of Sex," "Getting On," "Treme," "The Walking Dead" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor' Is Harrowing Portrait of Men at War; Wahlberg's Q & A Outburst VIDEO (REVIEW ROUNDUP)

    A review and roundup of Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor," which had its world premiere at AFI FEST November 12.

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    AFI Film Fest 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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    WATCH: New Trailer for Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor,' Starring Wahlberg, Foster, Kitsch and Hirsch

    A new trailer has arrived for Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor," starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana and Emile Hirsch. The film, which follows the true story of four Navy SEALS' covert mission into the mountains of Afghanistan -- and their subsequent ambush -- has its world premi...

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    New Trailer & Photos Of Peter Berg's Heroism Drama 'Lone Survivor' Which Could Be An Oscar Contender

    Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana was a bit of a question mark earlier in the year, but it's already already garnering positive survival narrative comparisons to solid pictures that have already screened this year like "Gravity...

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    New Photos: Spike Jonze's 'Her,' Kate Winslet In 'Labor Day,' 'Catching Fire,' 'Anchorman 2' & More

    November has rolled around, so it's officially that time of year: the holiday movie season. Both the L.A. Times and the New York Times have gotten deep into the action with great features in their movie sections which provide a heap of new photos from several highly anticipated movies. First up is a...

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    AFI FEST Adds Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings, World Premiere of Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor'

    The American Film Institute (AFI) is adding more Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings. They include John Wells and Tracy Letts' Toronto title "August: Osage County" on November 8 and the world premiere of Peter Berg's war film "Lone Survivor" (November 12) as well as Bernardo Bertolucci's Oscar-...

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    Oscar Watch: 'Lone Survivor' Is Peter Berg's Bid to Redeem Himself After 'Battleship'

    Peter Berg directed "Battleship" for Universal Pictures so that he could direct the movie he cared about, "Lone Survivor," which he has been working on for five years. Universal is giving "Lone Survivor" an Oscar qualifying run on December 27 in advance of a January 14 wide release. Like "Argo" and ...

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    Zero Dark Wahlberg: Watch First Trailer For 'Lone Survivor,' Co-Starring Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch & Eric Bana

    Another Oscar player in the mix? With Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor" getting a late season contending run, Universal is certainly hoping the film has a chance at getting a little awards season boost, and if the true story captures the attention of audiences and voters, you never know.

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