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2012 Oscars: Are Docs Technically Getting the Shaft?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

What grander achievement can there be in cinematography than taking something we know and have possibly even seen on film before -- like a historic cave or a simple piece of choreography -- and transforming it into something more real than ever before?

Man Sued Because He Thought 'The Hurt Locker' Was Based On Him

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran who claimed "The Hurt Locker" was based on his experi...

Attention, Oscar Whiners: Get Over It!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

OK, that's it - I'm officially tuning out all further Academy Award whining, prognosticating, analyzing, deconstructing and every other kind of Oscar ...

'Hurt Locker' Soldier Poet Brian Turner's New Book

The Guardian | Sarah Crown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With his award-winning 2005 debut, "Here, Bullet," a collection about his time in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker brigade, the US soldier-poet picked up whe...

Church of Misfits Harbors American War Resister

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

First United is the place of sanctuary for an American war resister, 32-year old Rodney Watson. Since he can be arrested by Canadian and US authorities if he ventures outside, for one year Watson has taken asylum from war in an asylum of homeless misfits.

Nicholas Chartier, Hurt Locker Producer: Criticizing Our Piracy Lawsuits Makes You A Moron And Thief

Boing Boing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you've heard the name "Nicolas Chartier" before, it's probably because the Hurt Locker producer was banished from the Oscars after sending an earli...

The Hurt Locker's Missing Disclaimer: No Arabs Were Harmed During the Making of This Movie

Ahmad Sadri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ahmad Sadri

Why get uptight, right? This is a genre flick, after all. And yet, this movie did make me uptight with its profound indifference to a nation utterly destroyed in an American preemptive war.

Bomb In Times Square? Bomb Squad Spotted Behind Conde Nast Building

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We're getting unconfirmed reports of a bomb squad investigating (and defusing?) a bomb behind the Conde Nast building in Times Square. The NYPD curre...

Our Turn

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Clint Van Winkle

Five veterans are making short documentaries that will let people see what the veteran experience is really like. We aren't making Hollywood action movies.

Hurt Locker to Hurt Illegal Downloaders

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The producers of The Hurt Locker are working directly with the US Copyright Group in an effort to sue "tens of thousands" of people who illegally downloaded the film online.

Another Hurt Locker

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Another, different "hurt locker" haunts these wars: it is the veteran hurt locker of hidden casualties.

Spoils of War: An Oscar for The Hurt Locker

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jan Herman

When I saw The Hurt Locker back in August, I thought, "Finally a grunt's-eye view of the war in Iraq. And not so gung-ho either." Leave it to my staff...

An Academy Conspiracy Against Foreign Films?

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Perhaps the Academy's thinking is, why give its imprimatur to important works of artistry that detract from stories for 14 year-olds with game-changing effects?

Missing from Hurt Locker Shout-Outs: Iraqis?

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

In accepting the Best Original Screenplay for Hurt Locker last night, Mark Boal said: "I would also like to thank and dedicate this to the troops, th...

"Avatar" Ignored at the End of Yet Another Tiresome Academy Awards Ceremony

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

I finally realized there was no hope for ABC's strikingly ill-formed telecast of the 82nd Academy Awards when Robin Williams took the stage to present...

'Hurt Locker' Wins Best Picture Oscar 2010

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kathryn Bigelow played field commander to bring her raw, relentless Iraq War thriller "The Hurt Locker" to the screen. After her ...

'Hurt Locker' Bomb Defusers: Inside The Heads Of EOD Soldiers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Engelhardt doesn't like planting bombs under bridges. He just can't stop thinking like a bomb maker. For 20 years, he defused bombs as a member of ass...

The Hurt Locker, and What it Means to be Addicted to War

Michael Hastings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Hastings

Pre-Oscar kneecapping of The Hurt Locker misses the point: despite being set in Baghdad, the film was never really about Iraq. It's about the addiction that grips war correspondents and soldiers alike.

'Hurt Locker' Producer Nicolas Chartier BARRED From Oscars

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A producer of the war story "The Hurt Locker" will not be allowed to attend Sunday's Academy Awards because of e-mails he sent urg...

Life and Death in The Hurt Locker

Paul Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Clarke

News about Iraq has faded into the background, prematurely I think. The Hurt Locker returns us to the point where we need to be -- examining the impact upon those we ask to serve.

'Hurt Locker' In Oscar Campaign Drama

AP | GLENN WHIPP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering action against a producer of "The Hurt Locker" who sent multiple e-...

BAFTA: 'Hurt Locker' Takes 6 Prizes At UK Film Awards

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LONDON — Britain's love of the underdog triumphed Sunday as intimate war drama "The Hurt Locker" beat 3D spectacular "Avatar" to take six prizes...

James Cameron: I Hope My Ex-Wife Kathryn Bigelow Beats Me for Best Director Oscar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron hopes that his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow beats him in the Best Director category to win an Oscar for her film "Hurt Locker." The Avatar ...

The Hurt Locker Doesn't Get This Vet's Vote

Kate Hoit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kate Hoit

The Hurt Locker is in many ways inaccurate. And the inaccuracies have alienated most service members from enjoying this movie. However, it is better then a lot of the recent war movies that have been released.

The Hurt Locker: My Response to Hoit

James P. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James P. O'Neil

The Hurt Locker has done more to raise the awareness of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) profession than any single work to date, for which I am grateful.