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Movie review: 'Lone Survivor' paints an honest, even portrait

...hospital where doctors and nurses scramble to save his life. The title and the manner in which screenwriter/director Peter Berg chooses to open the film leave no room for doubt about what's going to happen in the narrative to come. Spoiler alerts...

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Lone Survivor

Now Playing Synopsis: Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers. The year is 2005. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the War in Afghanistan is well under way when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban member is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush mountains of the Kunar Province. Convinced that his capture or killing could turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States, the Navy SEALs hatch Operation Red Wings. The goal is simple -- send a select team of soldiers to stake out the village from the surrounding mountains, and move on their target when the time is right. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint, and quickly realize that another nearby hill will provide a better vantage spot. Shortly after arriving at that new location and getting a positive ID on their target, however, the soldiers are caught off guard by three wandering shepherds, including a young boy. Ultimately, a heated vote over what to do with the captured shepherds leads Lt. Murphy to decide that the best course of action is to abide by the rules of engagement, meaning that the soldiers will abort the mission, release the captives, and retreat to their extraction point. Shortly after the shepherds are set free, however, the four SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers, and engaged in a fierce gunfight that -- with the aid of some truly brave villagers -- only one of them will make it out of. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

'Friday Night Lights' makes the big screen

...Young) and Mike Winchell (Lucas Black) on the sidelines in " Friday Night Lights." RALPH NELSON DALLAS -- Before Peter Berg started writing the eighth attempt at turning the best-selling book ''Friday Night Lights'' into a movie, he got...

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Battleship

Opens Friday, May 18, 2012 Synopsis: Milton Bradley's strategic board game gets a sci-fi facelift with this Universal Pictures production from director Peter Berg (Hancock). The action will pit a small fleet of naval ships against an alien force intent on enriching Earth's valuable assets to ensure their survival. Taylor Kitsch (Wolverine) and True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård star alongside Liam Neeson, Rihanna, and Brooklyn Decker. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...incredibly talented group of actors, from Billy Bob Thornton, to Lucas Black, to, of all people, Tim McGraw. Director Peter Berg is to be commended as well, especially as his last two films were The Rundown and Very Bad Things, neither of which...

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Battleship

Opens Friday, May 18, 2012 Synopsis: Milton Bradley's strategic board game gets a sci-fi facelift with this Universal Pictures production from director Peter Berg (Hancock). The action will pit a small fleet of naval ships against an alien force intent on enriching Earth's valuable assets to ensure their survival. Taylor Kitsch (Wolverine) and True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård star alongside Liam Neeson, Rihanna, and Brooklyn Decker. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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