explorernews.com on Facebook
- Video Gallery
- Special Sections
(NewsUSA) - For parents of young children who want to dine out at upscale restaurants with the entire family, the conundrum has always been simple:
A cloud of thick dust engulfed the helicopter as it made its decent to the ground. Lt. Col. Jeff Peterson felt his muscles tense. Visibility was minimal and his landing zone was unforgiving. If he moved the control stick too far to the left he would crash into rock face – too far to the right and he’d hit civilian mud huts. Pitch dark, dirt flying and a soft patter of rain – the landing was risky and seemed near impossible.
NEW THIS WEEK
NEW IN THEATERS
The latest film from Writer/Director Peter Berg provides an intense, heart-pounding look into the 2005 true story of four U.S. Navy SEALs fighting for their lives in Afghanistan. ‘Lone Survivor’ takes place in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush region, as part of Operation Red Wings behind enemy lines, and is based upon the memoirs of Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson for the book with the same title as this movie.
Michael Murphy (TAYLOR KITSCH), Marcus Luttrell (MARK WAHLBERG), Matt “Axe” Axelson (BEN FOSTER) and Danny Dietz (EMILE HIRSCH) in “Lone Survivor”, the incredible story of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the mountains of Afghanistan. The film is based on The New York Times bestselling tale of heroism, courage and survival.
In recent years, there have been some really good Oscar hosts like Hugh Jackman, some acceptable hosts like John Stewart, some disappointing hosts like Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin, and some flat-out horrendous hosts like James Franco & Anne Hathaway. Despite the best efforts of some, none have come close to capturing the same wit, timing, and showmanship of reoccurring hosts like Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, or Billy Crystal. At the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony however, Seth MacFarlane of “Ted” and “Family Guy” emerged as the single most entertaining first-time Oscar host of the 21st century.
What happens when you give “Family Guy” creator and voice actor Seth McFarlane a $50 million budget, talented actors at his disposal, and completely free reign on a script?
Mark Wahlberg stars in this weekend’s Box Offict hit, “Ted.”
If you have just purchased tickets for that new action-thriller you’ve been dying to see, but as you watch, you are hit with periodic doses of déjà vu, the tickets you purchased may have just been for “Contraband”.
Mark Wahlberg and Ben Foster star in “Contraband.”
Rated: PG-13. Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes. 3 stars.
Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures, Mark Wahlberg stars as Detective Terry Hoitz and Will Ferrell stars as Detective Allen Gamble in "The Other Guys."
Rated PG-13 for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.100 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox, The work of Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) and Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) leads them to a dark underworld of New York City in "Max Payne."
PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content. 114 min. Two and a half stars out of four.