Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

 Rated R for a multitude of expletive-filled rants.

If you don’t like passionate diatribes that challenge phony patriotism, then don’t listen to this ep. The 75th Next 100 Project podcast tackles torture, terrorism and the terrible decisions made by American politicians ever since 9/11/01. Jessica Chastain’s obsessive lead performance is a fine one in Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial war film. It’s The Wrath Of Maya…against Bin Laden (not Khan). We welcome feedback—however angry it might be—about what was said in this podcast. Some of the harsher things from the original recording were actually cut out! So snag some Sparkplug Coffee and dive headlong into our longest episode yet.

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Coming Attractions Trivia Answers: ??? and ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2012 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2012 Academy Award winners & nominees

The Sound F/X guy’s Oscar acceptance speech

Kathryn Bigelow’s Hurt Locker Oscar acceptance speech

Argo’s Best Picture Oscar acceptance speech in 2012

Links to: 24 and Homeland on TV and Saving Private Ryan and United 93 and The Hurt Locker and Avatar and Argo and 21 Jump Street and Detroit

YouTube links: Ammar gets waterboarded and Maya talks straight to the men and the raid on UBL’s compound

Previously on the Next 100 Project: The Princess Bride

September 18th on the Next 100 Project: The Usual Suspects