The Hurt Locker

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The wonderful group of fine professional film critics and journalists known as the Austin Film Critics Association — a group that includes the membership of yours truly and FSR Managing Editor Dr. Cole Abaius — has announced its award winners for the year 2009.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. But that’s not all!

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It’s been a busy weekend for Awards season, the busiest thus far. The folks at AFI, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and our friends at the New York Film Critics Online group have all weighed in with some big pre-Oscar rewards to some major favorites.

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Earlier this week, the Gotham Awards kicked off award season, with the nominations for the Indie Spirit awards following shortly after. And today, we have our next round of honors and for the most part, the first major awards to be handed out.

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Instead of doing a cheesy list for Veteran’s Day, we here at FSR decided just to give a run down of all the war-type movies that we’ve covered over the years (the good, the bad, and the boots on the ground).

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Since Peter Berg might possibly, maybe, could not be directing Dune, we’ve decided to throw a few hats into the ring. Who do you think could helm one of the hardest science fiction adaptations of all time?

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After being blown away by The Hurt Locker, I was lucky enough to talk to Mackie about his role, the experience of the Middle East during Ramadan, his work with Matt Damon, his friendship with Wynton Marsalis, and his confidence in Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar chances.

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Remember all of those movies you love to sit around watching and loving and talking about? Some of them were directed by women. You didn’t even know that. Did you, you chauvinist pig?

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This week on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we explore the dark innards of District 9 and try not to get our hands dirty.

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It’s not that we necessarily want to see the role reprised, but if it has to be, here are a few choice talents that might bring something interesting to Mad Max.

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It’s another edition of the Reject Report and we have some big wide releases on tap this weekend, including the family adventure Alone in the Attic and the Judd Apatow laughfest Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.

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Jeremy Renner will be joining Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, and Rebecca Hall for The Town, and he’ll probably be donning a Boston accent. How d’ya like dem apples?

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Neil is back from the nation’s capital after an arduous road trip over half the country. Kevin relishes in making fun of the fact that he hasn’t seen any of the major releases this week. In this early pre-record, Neil prepares to head west, young man, for Comic-Con to worship at the Mecca of Geekdom.

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Even though Kathryn Bigelow’s intense Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker hit theaters back on June 26, that sure won’t stop me from writing about it — it is perhaps the best film that will hit theaters in 2009.

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That is a bold assertion, but you know what they say about assertions – shut up and watch things go BOOM. Now with video!

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Prior to writing this article I tried to come up with a better headline than “New Hurt Locker Poster Explodes,” but I just couldn’t.

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We’ve been telling you for months now that Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming Iraq war action film The Hurt Locker is hands down the best movie of 2009. And we aren’t effing kidding here, people.

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Screenwriter Mark Boal and director Kathryn Bigelow share the methods they used to create an intense, heartfelt combat film. We talk camera angles, mistaken journalists, and cleaning the dust off after coming in from the desert.

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As you know, summer movie season doesn’t officially start until we say it does. And we can’t say that it is on until we’ve run down the must see movies in one of our world famous lists. So come on in people, lets get it on.

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If there is one thing I know about Kathryn Bigelow’s war-torn gritfest The Hurt Locker, it is that it is one of those rare films with the power to shake you to your core.

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