Posts tagged as: The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Renner Cast in ‘Mission Impossible 4′

Jeremy Renner Cast in ‘Mission Impossible 4′

The search for a new star to carry Paramount’s latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is over. Oscar-nominated star Jeremy Renner, who anchored Kathryn Bigelow’s acclaimed Iraq War drama, “The Hurt Locker,” has been hired to carry on the mantle of international espionage. Deadline reports that Renner won’t replace, but rather star alongside, Tom […]

2010 Oscar Nominations: 82nd Annual Academy Awards

2010 Oscar Nominations: 82nd Annual Academy Awards

James Cameron’s juggernaut, “Avatar,” continued its dominance this week picking up a leading 9 Oscar nominations.  That number is matched only by one other film, the little Iraq-war thriller, “The Hurt Locker,” directed by Cameron’s ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow.  Here is the full rundown of this year’s Oscar contenders: Best Picture “Avatar” “The Hurt Locker” “The […]

The 10 Best Films of 2009

The 10 Best Films of 2009

2009 proved to be a big year for film, both blockbuster and independent. James Cameron made a triumphant return to the cineplex with “Avatar,” and J.J. Abrams made “Star Trek” cool again, all while indie film festival attendance grew more than ever. With thousands of films released every year, lists like these can’t possibly be […]

Jeremy Renner May Join Affleck’s ‘Town’

Jeremy Renner May Join Affleck’s ‘Town’

Jeremy Renner, star of Kathryn Bigelow’s recent critical success, “The Hurt Locker,” is in negotiations to join Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall in Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” says THR. “Town” is a romantic crime thriller from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, adapted from Chuck Hogan’s novel “Prince of Thieves,” that Ben Affleck will direct. The […]

TMA FilmCast #16 – The Hurt Locker, Enemy at the Gates

TMA FilmCast #16 – The Hurt Locker, Enemy at the Gates

This week Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War film, “The Hurt Locker,” goes under the TMA microscope. Does it live up to all the hype? Also, Scott talks about the Jude Law, Ed Harris sniper flick, “Enemy at the Gates.” And last but most certainly not least, this week’s top five list: The worst big budget movies […]

The Hurt Locker (2009) ★★★★★

The Hurt Locker (2009) ★★★★★

“The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”  The words of embedded war correspondent, Chris Hedges, linger on the screen in the opening frames of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” hinting that what is to follow is anything but your typical war film. The opening sequence, which […]

Best Films of 2009… So Far

Best Films of 2009… So Far

2009 has been a relatively good year for film. Action, adventure, comedy, drama, horror, and sci-fi have each been duly and honorably represented. And with the Academy’s recent announcement that the number of Best Picture noms has been increased from five to 10, under-appreciated films from the first half of the year may just have […]

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