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First look: Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell in ‘Lone Survivor’ film
The Blaze ^ | 1 Aug, 2013 | Meredith Jessup

Posted on 08/02/2013 7:24:33 AM PDT by Errant

AOL’s Moviefone has the first preview trailer of “Lone Survivor,” the film adaptation of retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s first-hand account of a compromised 2005 special-ops mission that left three of Luttrell’s four-man team dead, as well as 16 other U.S. soldiers who attempted a daring rescue, and his harrowing tale of survival deep in enemy territory.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; lonesurvivor; luttrell; seals
“Lone Survivor” hits theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on December 27, 2013, and the rest of the U.S. on January 10, 2014.
1 posted on 08/02/2013 7:24:33 AM PDT by Errant
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Trailer link
2 posted on 08/02/2013 7:25:54 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I’ll be checking that out in January.


3 posted on 08/02/2013 7:26:02 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Errant

Bought the book, but didn’t get to far yet. I have a habit of getting busy and leaving books unread or unfinished.

The beginning was extremely compelling and sobering. I need to get back to it.


4 posted on 08/02/2013 7:28:48 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: EEGator

Same, and for me, that’s a rare event anymore...


5 posted on 08/02/2013 7:28:51 AM PDT by Errant
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To: ilgipper

Loved the book. It’s an amazing story! May just have to read it again prior to the movie. Just heard Beck say that Luttrell said it was accurate and that he threatened to kill anyone who screwed it up. ;)


6 posted on 08/02/2013 7:30:58 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Myself as well. It’s too pricey nowadays.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 7:32:21 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

That, and the movies for the last few years suck, IMO.


8 posted on 08/02/2013 7:37:55 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Agreed, most haven’t been good. The last two movies I saw in theaters were Skyfall and Act of Valor.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 7:41:09 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
The last movie I saw at the theater was Prometheus on 06/27/12. Before that, I don't remember. :)

Mostly I wait for the DVD to appear at Redbox, but even those are becoming few, because of the quality. I have Netflix and if it wasn't for old, foreign and a few good TV series, I cancel it.

10 posted on 08/02/2013 7:57:35 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Mark Wahlberg plays every military hero. Next he’ll play Audie Murphy ,Carlos Hathcock, and Chris Kyle all in the same movie. Only movie I thought he was really good in was The Fighter. Christian Bale was even better.
11 posted on 08/02/2013 7:59:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Errant
Mark Wahlberg plays every military hero. Next he’ll play Audie Murphy ,Carlos Hathcock, and Chris Kyle all in the same movie.

Only movie I thought he was really good in was The Fighter. Christian Bale was even better.

12 posted on 08/02/2013 8:02:21 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Errant

Too bad they couldn’t find an actor to play him.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 8:03:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Errant

Prometheus...worst Ridley Scott movie ever. I’m a big Scott fan as well.

Netflix or Hulu Plus are good bargains.


14 posted on 08/02/2013 8:05:36 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: TurboZamboni

Christian Bale was awesome in American Psycho.


15 posted on 08/02/2013 8:06:33 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: TurboZamboni

I thought he was great as Bob Lee Swagger.


16 posted on 08/02/2013 8:07:43 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: TurboZamboni

Wahlberg was outstanding in “The Departed.”


17 posted on 08/02/2013 8:08:30 AM PDT by karnage
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To: TurboZamboni
Wahlberg should be a good pick to portray Kyle, they both have somewhat of a hard to describe quirkiness about them. lol

More to do with the times we live in than their character.

It would be hard to find someone to play Audie Murphy. That essence of manhood is extinct. The closest anyone has come in recent memory to accurately portraying the attitudes of those times was Tom Hanks, and he did extensive research and talked to many surviving WWII Vets. Sadly, they're disappearing daily.

Would really love to see a movie based on Hathcock's service, if done right!

18 posted on 08/02/2013 8:11:11 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Oh, SO cool!
Did not know Wahlberg was in this...
Will def go see this, fer sure....


19 posted on 08/02/2013 10:42:44 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Errant

Considering he and three other guys practically wiped out 200 taliban fighters by themselves I’d take that threat seriously.

I will also have to read his book again, couldn’t put it down the first time.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 12:28:20 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: EEGator
Just found out there is a new movie opening in theaters today called *Europa Report*. Maybe movie night tonight will be watching it on my big screen via Amazon Prime ($6.99). Gotta prepare some homemade popcorn with real butter and ice cold RC Cola though... ;)
21 posted on 08/02/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Travis McGee

Don’t know why he didn’t just portray himself.


22 posted on 08/02/2013 12:45:28 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Cool. Let me know if it’s good.


23 posted on 08/02/2013 12:46:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Will do.


24 posted on 08/02/2013 12:49:26 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thank you.


25 posted on 08/02/2013 12:58:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Errant

I love Wahlberg in “Shooter”

Especially the final scenes when he got into it with John McCain.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

LOL!


27 posted on 08/02/2013 2:29:00 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I think he’s mighty banged up still.


28 posted on 08/02/2013 2:45:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: hattend; Errant

Shooter was OK, but the book and Hunter’s Bob Lee is so much better.

Still I couldn’t pass up a movie where Danny Glover gets smoked.


29 posted on 08/02/2013 2:49:52 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Travis McGee

A lot of this was filmed in the Manzanos down the road from me and the Sangre de Cristos near Santa Fe. Good to know New Mexico is a “body double” for Afghanistan. ;)


30 posted on 08/02/2013 2:51:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Travis McGee; All
I'm sure you're right.

Btw, to all, if you're not watching Beck's documentary right now on the Blaze TV, about the show in Salt Lake, you're missing something truly inspiring...

31 posted on 08/02/2013 2:51:52 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Tijeras_Slim

God’s country, as long as you have water on your land!


32 posted on 08/02/2013 3:00:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Errant
"It was a physically demanding movie," says the actor(Wahlberg), who shot Lone Survivor in the mountains of New Mexico, which doubled for the peaks of Sawtalo Sar and Gatigal Sar. "And we felt a lot of responsibility in making sure that we did Marcus and those guys some justice . . . .
"And Marcus was there, and a lot of the team guys, the SEALs guys that trained us, were there."

Sounds like Luttrell and other SEALs were onhand to make sure the movie is as accurate as possible. Definitely on my list of films to see in the new year.

33 posted on 08/02/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Travis McGee

Wells still going OK, but I’ve had less than 3” of rain this year.


34 posted on 08/02/2013 3:10:22 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Yes, and this is one that I also plan to see at the theater as soon as it is made available. :)


35 posted on 08/02/2013 6:05:36 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Travis McGee
I met him at a book signing at Fort Knox last year (his new book, Service: A SEAL at War, co-authored by Naval historian James Hornfischer) and it looked like he was having a hard time moving around. I think one of his legs and possibly his back were giving him quite a bit of trouble.

Plus he's still dealing with a strong case of PTSD, which was not helped when those idiots killed his therapy dog, DASY, a few years back.

36 posted on 08/02/2013 6:37:47 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: EEGator

I give Europa 4.5/10. Could have been much better if it had right stuff.


37 posted on 08/02/2013 9:27:30 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thanks for the review.


38 posted on 08/03/2013 5:57:57 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Errant

May or may not go see it (nothing against the military, but I have some animosity to “brotherhood” movies for the time being for personal reasons).

However, I’m familiar with the battle it’s based on and I’d just like to point out the fact that, as heroic as our soldiers were in it, it probably would’ve never happened if our ROEs weren’t based on the idea of our soldiers being expendable for the sake of civilians. Remember that when you’re watching this movie.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 5:33:24 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Errant

Putting it bluntly, in the name of protecting A SINGLE afghan civilian who immediately ran to inform the terrorists of the SEALs, we lost numerous fine young men, numerous pieces of advanced equipment, gave the very man the SEALs were sent to eliminate a propaganda victory, and the Taliban reoccupied the area three weeks later.

All of that, for one civilian who wasn’t a civilian.


40 posted on 08/03/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: RWB Patriot

The ROE are a very sore spot for many. I was appalled to hear that Gen. Mattis worked with Petraeus on them.


41 posted on 08/06/2013 6:05:40 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Travis McGee

I really like Cole Hauser as an actor. He played Red in Tears of the Sun.


42 posted on 08/10/2013 11:57:53 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I remember reading about that soon after it happened. I wanted to fly down to TX to help Marcus dig.


43 posted on 08/11/2013 12:01:29 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: wastedyears

Same here. A few years back some neighborhood kids shot my beagle with a pellet rifle, but she was fortunate enough to survive. They are oh-so lucky I didn’t witness it.


44 posted on 08/11/2013 4:38:19 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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