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The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker: Inaccurate and Disrespectful

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Allen Smith

I'll never forget how my jaw dropped when the character Sgt. Sanborn adressed his superior -- a noncommissioned officer -- by his last name, and then punched him in the face.

The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.

Columbia Applauds Alum Kathryn Bigelow's Big Win

The Columbia Spectrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Columbia School of the Arts alum Kathryn Bigelow got the top honor at tonight's Academy Awards as "Best Director" for her film "The Hurt Locker," a fi...

Progressive Message Won Big at Oscars

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

There weren't any outright anti-right wing statements, but the two top Oscars-winning movies delivered anti-war messages that some right wing reviewers could actually discern.

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.

The Oscar Imperative

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

The Oscar event is one of the few remaining common grounds we Americans can talk about without having to listen to Sean Hannity or Keith Olbermann. Like the Super Bowl, watching is a major social event.

Kathryn Bigelow: Filmmaker

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Bigelow's characters are human beings, every one capable of transgressing simple definitions, forcing us to think deeply about choices we make, and ultimately about human experience and our common "reality."

The Hurt Locker: Truth in the Fiction

Trish Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Wood

Isn't it ironic? A Hollywood movie focuses the media away from Kate Gosselin's hair extensions and into a belated frenzy of soldier interviews and Iraq War fact checking. If only this had preceded the invasion.

James Cameron, His Wife & Kathryn Bigelow Arrive At The Oscars 2010 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

James Cameron walked the red carpet with his fifth wife, Suzy Amis. When asked about the best picture competition between him and ex-wife Kathryn Bige...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.

The Way the Oscars Should Be (And Actually Are)

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Welcome to the 2010 Academy Awards, a celebration of monstrous, gasp-inducing creative bankruptcy which you continue to watch year after year like the pathetic, salivating dogs we have programmed you to be!

Oscar Picks: Win Your Office Pool!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've spoken to friends in Hollywood who attend the screenings and studied the tea leaves and here are my picks for the winners, along with info on close races if you want to ignore my advice.

Don't Be an Oscar Hater

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

Poor Oscar. The guy weighs 8 1/2 pounds; go pick on someone your own size.

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.

What The Hurt Locker Means for the Rest of Us

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lorelei Kelly

I know that this movie has been criticized by those who have served in the military. But beyond tactical accuracy and entertainment value, this film is significant, and it has lessons policymakers should heed.

Predicting the Oscars: No Country For Blue Na'vis?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When was the last time an Oscar Best Picture reflected the times we live in? The Departed? Not so much. No Country For Old Men? Not quite. Crash? Mayb...

The Hurt Locker Blows Up More Than Bombs

Shira Tarrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shira Tarrant

We need to improve the numbers of women and people of color in Hollywood. But it helps that directors like Bigelow are shifting images of gender and masculinity in our everyday movie faves.

The Hurt Locker: Beyond Movie Magic

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

Whether or not The Hurt Locker deservedly wins Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards, it has earned its place on the list of movies that Americans should see.

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.

The Hurt Locker: A Veteran's Take

Ryan McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ryan McDermott

I can't help but wonder -- Is it possible that every solider that serves in combat leaves a part of themselves in the "hurt locker"?

I'm Already So Over the Oscars

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been asked to weigh in on whether Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds will somehow game the system or benefit from the screwy new best-picture voting process. Here's what I think: I don't care.

2010 Writers Guild Awards (PHOTOS)

Getty Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

On Saturday, February 20, Hollywood's finest celebrated the 2010 Writers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Jason Reitman took home the...

Baffled by the BAFTAs

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The ratings for award shows this season are up. Entertainment Weekly reports that Emmy viewership was up 9% and the Golden Globes were up 14%. Why? Simple. My recaps of them here.

Will 'Basterds' Beat Out 'Avatar' And 'Hurt Locker' To Win The Oscar?

awardsdaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oscar race 2010 looks like a cliffhanger right now. At one point it looked like Avatar was going to steamroller the thing. After the Golden Globes it ...

Afghanistan's Hurt Locker: Roadside Bomb Disposal (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Ben Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- The 25 soldiers in Task Force Thor have one of the most dangerous -- and boring -- jobs in southern Afghanistan: looking for ...