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This week sees the wide release of director Clint Eastwood’s newest film, American Sniper, which concerns itself with the story of real-life U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Hollywood has showcased the Navy’s premiere Special Forces squad in dozens of films throughout the years, yet a few portrayals have stood out as particularly memorable. Today’s list is a celebration of the movies that took the time to feature Navy SEALS in a badass fashion.

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In honor of Friday’s show and the 2012 US Air Guitar season, I present to you the Top 10 U.S. Air Guitarists of All-Time.

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George Hickman’s list of the 10 most badass movies that played at 2011′s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX proves that some great movies can be found underground.

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Top 10 Fantastic Fest Titles Available to Stream on Netflix

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While about 30 percent of the films that have played Fantastic Fest (which starts Thursday Sept. 22 and which I’ll be covering for Scene-Stealers) are available to stream online, and about 50 percent otherwise have a U.S. DVD release, the remaining 20 percent have not been released in the United States at all. Aside from [...]

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Clint Eastwood is cooler than you.  Clint Eastwood is cooler than your dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, and the most tremendous dude you know, combined.  When speaking to the man, if one were so honored and blessed, it would be advisable to keep eyes closed and head turned lest your face melt away in some awesome [...]

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Tim Hjersted from Films for Action has put together a special Sunday Top 10 list that’s particularly timely as people remember the attacks on 9/11/2001 and reflect on the cost since then. These films are part of a movement called “9/11 Truth” that I’m certain has a million strains and offshoots, but Tim says at [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I am sorry I’ve been away from my column 1 Year, 100 Movies [...]

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Jason Cheung is the self-described half-Chinese prodigious eater of the air band Airpocalypse, who gained much fame and notoriety last year on “America’s Got Talent.” When I finally met him in person at this year’s US Air Guitar competition in Chicago, Jason talked up his love for kung fu, Asian cinema, and all things Hong [...]

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This weekend, “30 Minutes or Less” opens in theaters, mining the well-worn territory of dumb bank robbers in movies. Some of the robberies on this list were of banks, but not all. More specifically, “30 Minutes or Less” is in the grand tradition of films about inept criminals. This list focuses on the 10 best [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! It’s difficult to talk about #7 “Lawrence of Arabia” in any way that [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Like most people who grew up in the Midwest, and more specifically in [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! As AFI’s list dwindles and I draw nearer the top spot, we continue [...]

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This weekend, J.J. Abrams channels his inner Steven Spielberg (who actually produced the film) in “Super 8.” The film is equal parts “E.T.” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and it takes place in 1979. It revolves around a group of young kids who discover something extraordinary while filming a Super 8mm movie. We [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! At #12, we encounter our last western on our way to #1, but [...]

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