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 Our Fifteen Thousandth Post

The real men of Operation Red Wing

 

 

” I saw Lone Survivor today. I wept. I’m a female, I can do that sort of thing in public.

Here’s why I wept.

  In the first few minutes of the film, watching the Navy SEALS train, I turned to my friends and said what a travesty it would be if the physical requirements were ever adjusted downwards to accommodate women – or anyone who could not meet them for that matter, regardless of gender or orientation. These men, these warriors, are elite for a reason. They are capable of doing things very few can. That’s the way we want and need them to be.

  But most of all, I wept in anger. I am overcome with rage at the elected politicians who have never served their country in uniform, never seen battle and yet make decisions that affect the life and death of their fellow citizens.

  I am so angry that our rules of engagement, made in courtrooms by people whose personal agenda has nothing to do with victory, restrict the ability of our military to do the thing we send them into battle to do: fight. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theater Cancels Showings Of Major Hollywood Hits To Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking To See ‘Lone Survivor

 

Theater Cancels Showings of Major Hollywood Hits to Accommodate Massive Crowds Flocking to See Lone Survivor

 

 

” A Texas movie theater cancelled showings of several box office hits to accommodate massive demand for “Lone Survivor” Saturday.

“ The following films have been cancelled due to the hit movie Lone Survivor,” a sign posted on the box office window of the Grand Theater in Conroe said. “We apologize for any inconvenience.””

    Below are some preliminary box office numbers for ticket sales this weekend . Note the per-screen number for “Lone Survivor” … $13,217.00 . 

1 Lone Survivor $38,000,000 44681% 2,875 2873 $13,217 $38,381,561 3 Universal
2 Frozen (2013) $13,700,000 -30% 3,239 -79 $4,230 $316,290,988 8 Disney
3 The Wolf of Wall Street $8,900,000 -33% 2,521 -36 $3,530 $78,486,551 3 Paramount

” Universal reports this morning that Lone Survivor earned an estimated $14.4 million on Friday, putting it on course for one of the best January openings ever.Cloverfield owns the month’s record with $40.1 million back in 2008. Lone Survivor is projected by BoxOffice to bank a strong $38 million. As expected, the flick is playing strong throughout America’s heartland and among military families. Mark Wahlberg continues to expand his box office drawing power as the film is poised to exceed the debuts of Act of Valor ($24.5 million) and Zero Dark Thirty‘s expansion one year ago this weekend ($24.4 million). Early word of mouth appears very healthy with 85 percent of more than 32,000 Flixster users anticipating or approving of the film.”

Marcus Luttrell Talks ‘Lone Survivor’

 

 

Marcus Luttrell

 

 

 

” There’s no way a whirlwind of movie screenings, press conferences and interviews in Manhattan five-star hotels ever entered Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s mind during the five days he struggled to survive during Operation Redwing in 2005. He wrote a memoir in tribute to his fallen comrades (Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10that became a bestseller and that book is now a movie (Lone Survivor) that stars Mark Wahlberg as Luttrell.

  Luttrell seems like he’s treating this entire process as a continuation of Operation Redwing, that getting the story out about the men who died is a necessary step to completing the mission. He spent a lot of time on set during filming of the movie and now he’s traveling around the world to promote the film. We had a chance to speak with him one-on-one and he talked about his decision to write a book, the experience of working with director Peter Berg and how realistic they tried to be in portraying the mission.”

 

Lone Survivor” opens nationwide on January 10th . Read more at Military.com