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Dinner With 'Lone Survivor' Marcus Luttrell, A Hero of Another Name

Aaron Sagers | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

I don't want to call Marcus Luttrell a hero. After a day spent "playing" at being a Navy SEAL with machine guns, a rappelling wall and helicopter, I'm sitting across from the real deal in a fancy dining room overlooking the White House in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day weekend.

ReThink Review: Lone Survivor -- What Makes a War Hero?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Do acts of bravery by the Taliban deserve movies celebrating, honoring, and fetishizing them? Are they also heroes? Or, when it comes to non-Americans, do we hold those fighters to a different standard, now claiming that context really does matter? Watching a movie like Lone Survivor, I can't help thinking about issues like these.

'Lone Survivor' Boasts Superb Action Sequences

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

With all the talk about fact-based films and how accurate they should or shouldn't be, it's worth noting that some stories are best brought to screen ...

Movie review: Lone Survivor

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Berg's Lone Survivor opens at the end of the film on a harrowing moment about the title character, then jumps back in time to the beginning o...

Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor: The Rules of Engagement

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Not all soldiers are heroes, but in Lone Survivor, director Peter Berg's film based on the book by Marcus Luttrell, heroism is in full display.

Mike Ryan

Peter Berg Recalls How His First Movie Made A Woman Barf‬

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.20.2013 | Entertainment

It's fascinating that Peter Berg directed "Lone Survivor." Fascinating only in the respect that Berg's previous movie, "Battleship," was also a milita...

Connie Britton Is OK With No 'Friday Night Lights' Movie

Posted 12.15.2013 | Entertainment

The endless back-and-forth regarding a possible "Friday Night Lights" movie was put to rest this week, and while fans may be disappointed, Connie Brit...

Mike Ryan

Why Mark Wahlberg Ditched Marky Mark

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first thing I noticed about Mark Wahlberg was that he was wearing a large icepack around his neck. Wahlberg claims that he slept on it wrong one n...

Peter Berg Says There Won't Be A 'Friday Night Lights' Movie

Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

Clear eyes, full hearts, can lose: According to director Peter Berg, dreams of a movie based on the "Friday Night Lights" television series (which its...

Moving First Trailer For 'Lone Survivor' Debuts

Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

You are never out of the fight: HuffPost Entertainment and sister site Moviefone are happy to premiere the first trailer for "Lone Survivor," a new dr...

'Breaking Bad' Alum Gets A New Gig

Posted 02.09.2013 | TV

Jonathan Banks, best known as "Breaking Bad's' Mike Ehrmantraut, has a new TV gig. The actor has been cast on NBC's drama pilot "Bloodline" as the...

Kyle Chandler Thinks 'Friday Night Lights' Ended At 'The Exact Right Time'

Posted 12.05.2012 | TV

While many of us are still holding out hope for a new "Friday Night Lights" movie to pick up where the beloved series left off, don't count star Kyle ...

Jason Linkins

The Romney Campaign's Got Some 'Friday Night Lights' Swag For Peter Berg

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Somewhere along the way, the Romney campaign decided to employ a pop-cultural reference that suggests that it does, in fact, exist in the modern era o...

Romney Goes Back To The 'Friday Night Lights' Well

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Despite calls to cease using a popular slogan from "Friday Night Lights," Mitt Romney is showing no signs of stopping. The GOP presidential candid...

'Battleship' Fail: Director Admits It 'Underperformed'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

And you thought "John Carter" was a bust. After four weeks of release, "Battleship" has grossed just $59.8 million in North America, nearly $7 million...

'Battleship' Director Calls Obama 'Warrior'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

Peter Berg isn't afraid of infusing political commentary into his films.. Both "The Kingdom" and "Battleship" focus on the U.S. military, and his upco...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Battleship

Dan Persons | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The aliens have landed! Yes. Again. This time they've invaded off the coast of Hawaii, so it's just like Pearl Harbor, if the attack on Pearl Harbor had included such devastating weaponry as Giant Exploding Pegs and Hot-Rodding Robot Fireballs.

Brooklyn Decker: 'Battleship' Isn't 'Rihanna and Me Saying B-4'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.17.2012 | Entertainment

Funny story: Brooklyn Decker is currently promoting two very, very different movies -- "Battleship" and "What To Expect When You're Expecting." On the...

The Science Behind Battleship

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.17.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

We discuss a term used in Battleship -- "Goldilocks planet" -- where "the porridge is just right" for life. And this leads to the notion that if there were life out there, would it resemble Hollywood aliens, friend or foe?

A Love Letter To 'Battleship'

Mike Ryan | Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I know we don't know each other very well, so please excuse me for being this forward. I don't want to come on to strong, but I can't hide my feelings any longer. The truth is, I think I've fallen in love with you.

WATCH: 'Battleship' Director Goes Off On Israel

Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment

Peter Berg, the creator of beloved show "Friday Night Lights," recently appeared on Israeli TV to promote his new action movie "Battleship," which loo...

'Friday Night Lights' Movie Is Actually Coming Together

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

The "Friday Night Lights" movie is taking shape. While Details was interviewing Peter Berg -- the 2004 original film's director and creator of the ...

'Battleship' Movie Has Nothing To Do With Board Game

Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment

While the "Battleship" trailer had everything you've come to expect from a Universal and Hasbro love child -- aliens, apocalypses -- there was somethi...

Taylor Kitsch On 'John Carter' And 'Battleship': 'I Don't Mind Being The Underdog'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment

"I don't mind being the underdog." That's an interesting statement coming from Taylor Kitsch, the star of two films in the next four months --"John Ca...

Alexander Skarsgard And Peter Berg: 'Battleship' Is 'Sort Of An Art House Movie'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

According to director Peter Berg, "Battleship," an epic, sci-fi war movie with a $200 million budget, is an art house movie. At least that's what Berg...