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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 18: Eric Calderone and Zero Dark Thirty
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The Geeks Of Doom Round Up 18: Eric Calderone and Zero Dark Thirty

The eighteenth episode of The Geeks Of Doom Round Up is here, and this week, Andy plays an unreal heavy metal version of some Daft Punk tunes as played by Eric Calderone aka Erock. Meanwhile, Greg puts on his tin foil hat and rants about the new trailer for Zero Dark Thirty, the movie about the Bin Laden assassination, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and starrng Jessica Chastain.

Later in the show, we take a look at the announcement that Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot will be helming the third Bill & Ted movie; and also at the rumors surrounding Ben Affleck possibly being groomed by Warner Brothers to be the director for a Justice League movie.

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Teaser Trailer & Images For Kathryn Bigelow’s Seal Team 6 Film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’
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Zero Dark Thirty has been kept in the dark for a very long time. None of the cast or crew were able to speak about it and no one really knew what we would expect from the film, other than that it was about the manhunt that led to the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Now we got our first trailer for the film. Check it out below.

Zero Dark Thirty is the follow up to Kathryn Bigelow‘s Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker. As mentioned above, the film follows the events that led up to Bin Laden’s death. We only get to see a few glimpses of the characters involved in the process, but the tone is what you would come to expect when watching an intense military film. The trailer doesn’t shed too much light on what we will see in Zero Dark Thirty, even though most of us know what’s going to happen to the terrorist.

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‘Point Break’ Remake Fast-Tracked; Will Be Set In The World Of Extreme Sports
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Point Break

On the week of the original’s 20th anniversary, Alcon Entertainment co–founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove acquired the rights to remake the hit 1991 action flick, Point Break. Now the duo have officially announced their plans to fast–track a remake of the property for release by Warner Brothers.

Not a whole lot is known about the planned remake, but it is said that it will once again revolve around an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring, and that it will be set in the world of international extreme sports. The original, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, involved surfing, which is generally considered an extreme sport. In this case, however, it’s unclear which sport(s) will be used.

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James Cameron Thinks Ex-Wife Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’ Would Have Been Better In 3D
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly recently, Avatar director James Cameron spoke about his ex-wife and fellow Academy Award-nominee for Best Picture and Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow. Cameron talked about competing (and eventually losing) against her at the Oscars and also his thoughts on 3D being used in a smaller movie like Bigelow’s Best Picture-winner, The Hurt Locker.

It’s no secret that Cameron is the godfather of the 3D revolution, working to prove how incredible it can be when done correctly, and how he hopes that one day the technology’s usage will be a given with each film. When talking about The Hurt Locker, and whether it could have been better with 3D, here’s what the director had to say:

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Movie Review: The Hurt Locker
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The Hurt Locker
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly
Rated R
Released date: June 26, 2009

“When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.”
— Captain Benjamin L. Willard from Apocalypse Now

“Death is the best kick of all. That’s why they save it for last.”
— Eugene Hunt from Blue Steel

“Life sure has a sick sense of humor, doesn’t it?”
— Bodhi from Point Break

The Hurt Locker: The Ultimate Adrenaline Junkie

The ecstasy of war is at the heart of Kathryn Bigelow‘s brilliant new action thriller, The Hurt Locker. We only need to read the now famous quote from journalist and author Chris Hedges that precedes the film, “War is a drug”, to realize that Ms. Bigelow is the right person to bring Mark Boal‘s screenplay to life. If anyone knows about an addiction to violence and an addiction to the rush of pure adrenaline, it is Kathryn Bigelow. Her previous films such as Near Dark, Blue Steel, Strange Days, K-19: The Widowmaker, and most importantly Point Break deal with adrenaline junkies of one sort or another. She has a natural ability to strip away the fat from subcultures to provide us with a crystal clear acumen of her fascination with them. Her examination of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordinance Squad (EOD) is an exercise in exhilarating and harrowing tension.

The film possesses a level of intensity that few films can match. The Hurt Locker is the thinking person’s action film. Ms. Bigelow has won the pissing contest of 2009, everyone else can go home. She has a natural ability to take all the elements to create a potent and thrilling portrait. Her money shots put the competition to shame this year. She is a master at staging suspenseful and harrowing action sequences. The Hurt Locker has some of the best in recent memory. The Hurt Locker is the epitome of cinematic suspense.

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