Reports: Rachel McAdams to Join Cast of True Detective

By Chris Stuckey
Editor-in-Chief

Only a few days after HBO announced that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn would be the headline duo in the second season of True Detective, another big rumor has surfaced. The female lead of Reid Kerr’s favorite movie The Notebook, Rachel McAdams, will reportedly play the same role in the sophomore season of the HBO dramatic series.

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After an epic first season which seems nearly impossible to top, HBO is swinging for the fences. Not only is Rachel McAdams gorgeous, she has an equally awesome resume. I mean really, who doesn’t love The Notebook? If you say you don’t, you’re lying to yourself. [Read more…]

PSDC Movie Review: Lone Survivor

By David Demaret
PSDC Contributor

There is both cinematic success and failure on display in Lone Survivor, director Peter Berg’s film chronicling the ill-fated Operation Red Wings. Luckily for moviegoers, Berg’s triumphs outweigh his missteps. However, I would be derelict in my duty if I didn’t point them out.

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My main gripe with Lone Survivor is a common one to the modern war film. In the focused determination to bring the intensity of 21st century warfare to the screen, filmmakers often lose sight of the primary means by which to connect with the audience – through the characters.

Survivor opens with a compelling title sequence featuring actual footage of young men enduring the harrowing process that molds them into arguably the most celebrated fighting force in the world. They’re induced into a state of hypothermia and made to solve math problems. Their ankles and wrists are bound, and they are thrown into a swimming pool. In other words, pushed to the edge of physical endurance, and then shoved over that edge. [Read more…]