THIS SUMMER… STUFF BLOWS UP

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04.16.09 27 Comments

This is the second trailer for The Hurt Locker, Point Break director Katherine Bigelow’s latest, centering on the Explosive Ordinance Disposal squad – basically, the bomb squad of the Iraqi occupation force.

…based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal [who also wrote In the Valley of Elah], who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq. It is a gripping portrayal of real-life sacrifice and heroism and a layered, probing study of the soul-numbing rigors and potent allure of the modern battlefield. [Apple]

I’m torn.  There are lots of explosions, but no tits and hardly any rap metal.  If I’m going to spend 12 bucks on something, I need to know it’s going to be extreme.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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