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  • Range 15 trailer! (A comedy that features combat vets!) VIDEO

    01/26/2016 9:42:11 AM PST · by Marie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 26, 2016 | MaxBest
    Fantastic trailer! (Warning - harsh language. This is a movie made by real combat vets, featuring real combat vets) Featuring marcus luttrell!! VIDEO AT THE LINK
  • Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

    05/25/2015 11:19:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | May 22, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he is expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs, according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there. The event will also feature retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell, and...
  • After seeing “Lone Survivor” this is the video to watch

    01/28/2014 10:53:47 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This video of actual combat in Afghanistan will make you smile and make you angry. It will make you smile because it follows the work of two Apache helicopter crews as they destroy a nest of Tally –ban troops who were trying to set up an ambush of a Special Forces patrol. It will make you angry because it...
  • ‘Lone Survivor’ Got Two Oscar Nominations…but Not for Anything You’d Really Expect

    01/22/2014 10:56:35 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    Less than a week after the Golden Globe awards, the 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. “Lone Survivor,” a favorite among Blaze readers, scored two nominations, but probably for categories you wouldn’t expect. The film covering the true story of a SEAL team mission in Afghanistan in 2005 was not nominated for Best Picture. Mark Walberg, who stars as Marcus Luttrell off whose memoir the film is based, did not get a Best Actor nomination.
  • Lone Survivor: A Tale of Horror and Heroism

    01/22/2014 1:18:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ken Connor
    To the extent that art really does imitate life, every American owes it to themselves and to our troops to see the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor. Panned by cynical elites as "shameless war-porn," in reality this movie portrays the heroism and sacrifice of four members of Seal Team 10 during a mission gone bad in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2007. Operation Redwings was designed to track the location and movements of an Afghani terrorist, Ahmad Shah, with the ultimate goal of taking him out. The mission was compromised when a group of goat herders stumbled across the Americans and...
  • Lone Survivor: A Conversation [video: 34 minutes]

    01/20/2014 5:01:14 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Oct 13, 2013 | The Hero Summit
    A conversation with director Peter Berg, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and actor Taylor Kitsch of Lone Survivor....
  • Movie Review: "Lone Survivor"

    01/20/2014 1:37:20 PM PST · by LS · 39 replies
    self | 1/20/2014 | LS
    If you have read the book Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson, you might come to the film prepared to see at least an hour's worth of SEAL training. After all, the book devotes considerable space to the rigor of the preparation, but this is all handled in the opening credits in the movie "Lone Survivor." (I have used Lone Survivor in my classes as a required reading since it came out, and it is now good to have a movie version.) The movie is faithful to the book in most cases, although you'd swear that they threw...
  • A woman’s thoughts on Lone Survivor. And a message to candy-ass liberals.

    01/19/2014 11:00:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | 1/19/14 | Michele Hickford
    I saw Lone Survivor today. I wept. I’m a female, I can do that sort of thing in public. Here’s why I wept. In the first few minutes of the film, watching the Navy SEALS train, I turned to my friends and said what a travesty it would be if the physical requirements were ever adjusted downwards to accommodate women – or anyone who could not meet them for that matter, regardless of gender or orientation. These men, these warriors, are elite for a reason. They are capable of doing things very few can. That’s the way we want and...
  • Lone Survivor and Insufferable Anti-American Self-Righteousness

    01/19/2014 9:17:04 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 40 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 15, 2014 | David French
    As the war in Afghanistan winds down, and as the American public is increasingly “war weary” (a phrase I find fascinating since at any given time only 0.6 percent of Americans are in uniform, and the vast majority of Americans have endured not one single second of sacrifice for the war effort since 9/11), anti-military and anti-American sentiment may be rediscovering its Vietnam-era voice. The vehicle for the latest two minutes’ hate is a bit curious, however. Lone Survivor tells the story of a SEAL mission gone wrong and the resulting firefight where a small band of SEALs displayed remarkable...
  • Navy SEAL from "Lone Survivor" Sets This Journalist Straight on What It Means to Protect America

    01/18/2014 2:52:52 PM PST · by upchuck · 53 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Ericka Andersen
    Movie critics have called “Lone Survivor” the best war-time movie since “Saving Private Ryan.” The film — based on the true story of Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan — caused CNN’s Jake Tapper to question the operation that took the lives of 19 men. The Navy SEALs were tasked to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah when an unexpected event forced them into a deadly situation.During a tense interview with former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell and Mark Wahlberg, who plays Luttrell in the movie, Tapper questioned if the lives of the 19 men were lost “senselessly.” Luttrell...
  • The Heroes of 'Lone Survivor'

    01/17/2014 6:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    A few years back, during the Media Research Center's annual gala, I was honored to pay tribute to the family of a real American hero, Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the first Congressional Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the first since the Vietnam War. Few in the room knew the story because only Fox and a handful of other outlets told it. When the medal was announced in 2007, William Kristol noted on "Fox News Sunday" that the news received a tiny fraction of the coverage given to the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel that...
  • A Review of a Review

    01/17/2014 2:54:36 AM PST · by BamaAndy · 3 replies
    LA Weekly | January 17, 2014 | Andy Huddleston
    Lone Survivor Has Too Much Violence and Jingoism for Its Own Good LA Weekly Film, February 9. 2014. Amy Nicholson. "Here's a movie that'll flop in Kabul. Lone Survivor, the latest by Battleship director Peter Berg, is a jingoistic snuff film about a Navy SEAL squadron outgunned by the Taliban in the mountainous Kunar province. After four soldiers — played with muscles and machismo by Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster — get ID'd by Afghan goat herders, they're in a race to climb to the top of the nearest summit and summon an airlift before these...
  • Band of Mothers speaks out about Lone Survivor and Marcus Luttrell

    01/16/2014 11:43:57 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | Beveral Perlson
    To Marcus, you came down that mountain alone, but if only we could, I bet there are millions of Americans that would fill that mountain and surround You and Your Brothers with an abundant amount of love, deep gratitude and respect for what you tried to do there, for all of us. Thank you for the hope you instill in my heart that as long as there are brave men such as you and your brothers, there is hope for all mankind. To say Thank You just doesn’t seem adequate enough. I wish for you peace and the very best...
  • Lone Survivor Sets Post-9/11 War Movie Box Office Record

    01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Media Stinger ^ | Jan. 13 , 2014 | Vinnie Leduc
    The biographical film’s wide opening of $38.2 million set the record for highest major debut for any war film since 9/11
  • This Liberal Film Reviewer Just Insulted Our Military…

    01/14/2014 8:18:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    The radical left in America has long rooted against the U.S. military. Beginning in earnest with a mismanaged effort in Vietnam, soldiers have been pilloried by elitists who view any military action as a show of aggression against a helpless foe. As the War on Terror continues to rage, these sources have embraced increasingly derogatory rhetoric in describing the Middle East effort. When a Hollywood blockbuster film, “Lone Survivor,” dared to present the story of Navy SEAL bravery, the anti-military crowd naturally rushed to criticize the project and the real-life soldiers portrayed therein. In a recent review written for The...
  • 'Lone Survivor' is realistic about this: We owe these heroes a debt (Chi-Trib movie review)

    01/15/2014 12:41:34 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15, 2014 | By John Kass
    <p>I wasn't eager about seeing "Lone Survivor," the new hit film about four U.S. Navy SEALs forced to fight a terrible and heroic battle of impossible odds against the Taliban in Afghanistan.</p> <p>What worried me was that it would turn out to be a typical Hollywood war movie, with archetypal characters (the city kid, the cynic, the country boy, etc.) and some kind of big speech at the climax.</p>

    01/15/2014 7:12:25 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 12 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Jan 15, 2014 | Yosemitest
    All Veterans and active duty military should read Lone Survivor Shows Our Boys Suffering, But It Doesn't Ask Why carefully, and RESPOND quickly! AMY NICHOLSON should NOT GO UNNOTICED!
  • 10 Best ‘Lone Survivor’ Takedowns of Liberal Media

    01/14/2014 2:07:03 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1/14/14 | Matthew Philbin
    CNN’s Jake Tapper would have done well to read “Lone Survivor,” rather than just seeing the new movie, before interviewing former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell last week. If he had, Tapper might have been more careful than to describe the deaths of Luttrell’s SEAL comrades in Afghanistan as “senseless.” And he would have been wary of Luttrell’s contempt for the liberal media. The film “Lone Survivor, which ” took in $38.5 million at the box office its opening weekend is based on a 2010 book by Luttrell that tells the tragic story of a 2005 operation in which the three...
  • 10 Best ‘Lone Survivor’ Takedowns of Liberal Media

    01/13/2014 11:15:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-13-2014 | Matthew Philbin
    10 Best ‘Lone Survivor’ Takedowns of Liberal Media By Matthew Philbin | January 13, 2014 | 17:01 CNN’s Jake Tapper would have done well to read “Lone Survivor,” rather than just seeing the new movie, before interviewing former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell last week. If he had, Tapper might have been more careful than to describe the deaths of Luttrell’s SEAL comrades in Afghanistan as “senseless.” And he would have been wary of Luttrell’s contempt for the liberal media. The film “Lone Survivor, which ” took in $38.5 million at the box office its opening weekend is based on a...
  • 'Lone Survivor' Takes on CNN's Jake Tapper

    01/13/2014 8:55:16 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 22 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 12, 2014 | Tim Graham
    TAPPER: One of the emotions I felt while watching the film is, first of all, just the hopelessness of the situation, how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of these brave American men. And I was torn about the message of the film in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I don't want any more senseless American death LUTTRELL: Well, I don't know what part of the film you were watching, but hopelessness really ever came into it. Where did you see that? We never felt like...