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SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden

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    'Zero Dark Thirty' Vs. 'Seal Team Six': How 2 Films Tackle Torture, 9/11 & The Hunt For Bin Laden

    Believe it or not, you're actually going to have more than one option this week when it comes to movies taking on the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. Yes, there's Kathryn Bigelow's awards season favorite, "Zero Dark Thirty," going into wide release on Friday. But hitting DVD and Blu-ray yes...

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    National Geographic Channel, with Weinstein Promo Smarts, Scores Ratings Blitz with 'SEAL Team Six'

    Chalk up another Harvey Weinstein controversary for effectively turning low-budget fictional programmer "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden" into a pre-election ratings bonanza Sunday night for National Geographic Channel. Even with mixed reviews, the story behind the raid that ...

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    'SEAL Team Six' Director John Stockwell Talks Fact and Fiction, Harvey Weinstein, 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    Rushing out the fast-and-dirty TV movie of a big news story before the Hollywood class-act hits is nothing new. It's just odd that Harvey Weinstein got into the act with fiction film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Bin Laden." This is hardly Oscar or even Emmy fare. What exactly motivated the movie mogu...

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    How Much Controversy Does the Weinsteins' 'SEAL Team Six' Actually Merit?

    The Weinstein Company's "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, November 4th, marking the first foray into an original scripted film for a network previously associated with nature programming. It's also a new brush with ...

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    The Weinsteins Recut 'Seal Team Six' To Better Position Barack Obama, Claim It's Not Politically Motivated

    It’s election season. Hurray for democracy! So far that’s had a slight impact on the movie world, other than the Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis (in this writer’s opinion laughless) comedy “The Campaign” arriving in theatres this summer. And while much more powderkeg type movies in Steven Spielberg's...

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    National Geographic Increases Security as Upcoming 'SEAL Team Six' Release Fuels Threats

    The National Geographic Channel has had to dramatically increase security at its Washington headquarters in the wake of an influx of threats over its upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden." The threats are reportedly coming from Muslim extremist groups.

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    National Geographic Reportedly Being Threatened Over 'SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden'

    According to the New York Post, the National Geographic Channel has received threats due to its plans to premiere the original scripted TV movie "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden" on Sunday, November 4th. The New York Post reports that NatGeo has upped its security at the ne...

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    Watch: Trailer for National Geographic/Weinstein Action Film 'Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden'

    Based on the events of the May 2, 2011 killing of the al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan, "Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden" represents a first for the National Geographic Channel. Directed by John Stockwell ("Blue Crush," "Turistas"), this is the nonfictio...

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    Watch: Trailer For Weinsteins 'Seal Team Six' (aka 'Code Name: Geronimo'); Will Air On TV 2 Days Before The Election

    While Universal and Kathryn Bigelow ducked brewing controversy around their upcoming "Zero Dark Thirty" by moving the film from its previously planned release date this month to December 19th, to avoid any charges that they were trying to influence voters over to Team Obama, Harvey Weinste...

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    Look Out Kathryn Bigelow, The Guy Who Directed 'Turistas' Is Making A Navy SEALs/Bin Laden Movie Too

    You could throw a stone in Hollywood right now and hit a Navy SEAL. Not that you'd want to, we imagine -- a bullet would go between your eyes before the rock hit the ground. But the execution of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden at the hand of SEAL Team 6 has made the Navy badasses the go-to choice of...

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