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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quoted: Leon Panetta on 'Zero Dark Thirty'

The real Panetta (Win McNamee/Getty Images) — Leon Panetta when asked by reporters Monday what he thought of “Zero Dark Thirty,” in which James Gandolfini in a toupee portrays the then-CIA chief at the time of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. more
Washington Post (blog) ( 1/15/2013 11:43:49 AM -08:00 )

Hollywood and the Holy Land: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Isn't the 1st to Play Politics
Hollywood and the Holy Land: Movies' depictions of the U.S.'s relationship to the Islamic world have always been shaped by the political climate of their times. For example: the '80s. afghanistan films_phipps.jpg. Various. As the furor over Zero Dark Thirty and its adherence to facts—or more
The Atlantic ( 1/15/2013 9:48:47 AM -08:00 )

Did enhanced interrogation scenes in 'Zero Dark Thirty' dim director's Oscar
“Zero Dark Thirty” just won its opening weekend at the box office, bringing in $24 million. Last week, the film earned five Academy Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture. But director Katherine Bigelow, the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar more
Fox News ( 1/15/2013 8:32:59 AM -08:00 )

Oscars 2013: What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty -- Debunking the Myth
The first time I saw Zero Dark Thirty was on December 3, 2012. It was a Monday night, and I was at a screening for New York-based film critics. No one I knew had seen Zero Dark Thirty yet, but everyone I knew was very eager to see it. After all, this was the more
Huffington Post ( 1/15/2013 8:30:24 AM -08:00 )

Zero Dark Thirty tops North American box office
Zero Dark Thirty tops North American box officeZero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's controversial film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, stormed the top spot at the North American box office, preliminary figures showed on Sunday. Zero Dark Thirty took a solid $24 million in its first weekend on national more
Hindustan Times ( 1/15/2013 8:16:17 AM -08:00 )

The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy
The controversy surrounding Zero Dark Thirty has been as misguided as the film itself, which opened nationwide on Friday. Much of the debate has centered on whether The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow's latest opus leaves viewers with the false more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 1/15/2013 8:12:35 AM -08:00 )

Panetta passes on 'Zero Dark Thirty' review: 'I lived it'
No film reviews for Leon Panetta. The Defense secretary and former CIA director took a pass when asked his opinion of Zero Dark Thirty, the Oscar-nominated film about the decade-long hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. "You know what?" Panetta more
USA TODAY ( 1/15/2013 6:27:40 AM -08:00 )

Avenging angels in Af-Pak
Avenging angels in Af-PakProfiling individuals and organizations responsible for digital innovations aimed at promoting the larger good. Zero Dark Thirty Afghanistan Pakistan Osama bin Laden Af-Pak. Avenging angels in Af-Pak. Does torture deliver good intelligence? The easy more
Livemint ( 1/15/2013 5:48:57 AM -08:00 )

Bin Laden drama Zero Dark Thirty tops US box office chart
Bin Laden drama Zero Dark Thirty tops US box office chartZero Dark Thirty was the top draw in the US and Canada this weekend, taking an estimated $24m (£14.8m) in its first three days on wide release. Kathryn Bigelow's film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, which had a limited cinema run last month, was last more
BBC News ( 1/15/2013 5:37:50 AM -08:00 )

Zero Dark Thirty hunts down $24.4M at box office
Zero Dark Thirty hunts down $24.4M at box officeThe controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama earned $24.4 in its first weekend in wide release. Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the biggest haul at the weekend box office. The controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama earned $24.4 in its first weekend in wide more
NDTV ( 1/15/2013 2:32:54 AM -08:00 )

Controversial Bin Laden movie cleans up at the awards shows
"Zero Dark Thirty," which opened in a limited run last month, earned five Oscar nominations last week, including best picture, original screenplay and actress for Jessica Chastain as a dogged CIA operative. Open Road Films' horror parody "A Haunted House" more
Al-Bawaba ( 1/15/2013 1:06:57 AM -08:00 )

"Zero Dark Thirty" tops N. American box office
LOS ANGELES: "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's controversial movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, stormed to the top spot at the North American weekend box office, figures showed Monday. The Oscar-tipped film took in US$24.4 million in its first more
Channel News Asia ( 1/14/2013 11:02:55 PM -08:00 )

Zero Dark Thirty Protested By Religious Group For Depictions Of Torture
As the controversy continues over torture scenes in Zero Dark Thirty, the film about the hunt to capture Osama bin Laden, a group called the National Religious Campaign Against Torture has joined to protest the gruesome depictions of torture in the movie by more
Huffington Post ( 1/14/2013 9:14:09 PM -08:00 )

Osama Bin Laden suspenser Zero Dark Thirty tops box office
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. LOS ANGELES — “Zero Dark Thirty” hunted down the top spot at the box office — and easily won it. Studio estimates Sunday show the controversial Osama bin Laden manhunt drama nabbed first place with $24 million in its first more
Vancouver Sun ( 1/14/2013 3:54:34 PM -08:00 )

'Zero Dark Thirty' hunts down $24.4M in top spot at weekend box office
LOS ANGELES — “Zero Dark Thirty” nabbed the biggest haul at the weekend box office. The controversial Osama bin Laden raid drama earned $24.4 in its first weekend in wide release. Loading... Comments · Weigh In · Corrections? Personal Post. Gallery more
Washington Post ( 1/14/2013 2:28:59 PM -08:00 )

Martin Sheen, Ed Asner call for 'Zero Dark Thirty' Oscar boycott
Martin Sheen, Ed Asner call for 'Zero Dark Thirty' Oscar boycott. 0 · WENN.com. First posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 05:03 PM EST | Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013 05:29 PM EST. Zero Dark Thirty Actress Jessica Chastain in the film Zero Dark Thirty more
Toronto Sun ( 1/14/2013 2:18:23 PM -08:00 )

Excellent 'Zero Dark Thirty' far richer than torture flap
Excellent As noted before, I'm not crazy about the pain and suffering one must endure to see a movie at the theater. Nothing against the fine folks who run such establishments, but in my increasingly cranky old age, I can wait a bit until a film is available in my home. more
Dallas Morning News (blog) ( 1/14/2013 12:31:21 PM -08:00 )

Art and Reality... and Zero Dark Thirty
When a film attempts to portray a series of historical events, the line between art and reality is inevitably blurred. The problem is already apparent in a film like Django Unchained, where there is room for debate regarding the authenticity of the depictions of more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 1/14/2013 10:42:20 AM -08:00 )

Oscar nominee 'Zero Dark Thirty' tops weekend box office
Actress Jessica Chastain won a Golden Globe for her performance in “Zero Dark Thirty” on Sunday. The film rose to No. 1 at the weekend box office. (Reuters) Oscar contender “Zero Dark Thirty” won the top spot at the box office this past weekend with a $24 more
Washington Post (blog) ( 1/14/2013 9:32:47 AM -08:00 )

Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook back on top for awards season
Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook back on top for awards seasonKeep your eyes on two movies that have already been on release in North America for some time. Zero Dark Thirty surged to the top of the charts in its fourth weekend and ruled box office on $24m. Silver Linings Playbook has been active for nine weekends more
The Guardian (blog) ( 1/14/2013 8:42:57 AM -08:00 )