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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Review: Under Cover Of Darkness

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Zero Dark Thirty Movie Review: Under Cover Of Darkness

Many of us vividly remember what we were thinking and feeling when we first heard of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The opening minute of Zero Dark Thirty takes the audience back to the tragic events that brought to light the hidden evil of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the attacks, and its founder, Osama Bin laden. Against a pitch black screen, an audio montage captures emergency distress phone calls from 9/11; hitting a raw nerve that is still sensitive to many Americans.  Similar to the visual motif of redaction used in an early movie trailer, the darkness soon gives way to a bright light.

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My Top 5 Anticipated Movies of 2012

Here are the top 5 movies we’re looking forward to in 2012.

4. Kill Bin Laden (Unofficial Title)

Release Date: December 19, 2012

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

In development for many years, Academy Award winning director Kathyrn Bigelow’s (The Hurt Locker, Point Break) next movie was originally focused on the hunt for Bin Laden however the ending has been rewritten due to the successful mission last May that killed the al Qaeda leader in a compound in Pakistan. There has been some controversy that screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) and director Bigelow have received “top-level access to the most classified information in history” from the Obama White House and that the original release date of October 2012 would have helped the U.S. President in his re-election campaign.  Tenatively titled “Kill Bin Laden”, this feature film will be a fact based account told from the prospective of US Navy Seals. Bigelow’s last movie, 2008’s thriller The Hurt Locker, won the Academy Award for Best Picture and is cited as a realistic yet poetic portrayal of a US bomb squad in Iraq.

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