“Zero Dark Thirty” is a thriller based on real-life events that humanize the events leading up to the murder of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan at the family compound where he was based,
“For anyone who's ever played a knuckle-bitingly tense matchup in a first-person military shooter like "Call of Duty" or "Medal of Honor," the final act of the upcoming film "Zero Dark Thirty" will feel very familiar,” adds Assicated Press (AP). “It depicts, almost entirely in real time, Navy SEAL Team 6's after-hours raid on Osama bin Laden's compound last year in Abbottabad, Pakistan.’
According to Reuters, Zero Dark Thirty," filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's action thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, was named best film of 2012 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review - the second accolade for the movie in one week. Bigelow was named best director and Jessica Chastain, who plays the starring role of a young CIA officer pursuing bin Laden, was named best actress by the NBR, adds the report.
"'Zero Dark Thirty' is a masterful film," NBR President Annie Schulhof said in a statement to Reuters. "Kathryn Bigelow takes the viewer inside a definitive moment of our time in a visceral and unique way. It is exciting, provocative and deeply emotional."
Wednesday's awards for the Hollywood treatment of the decade-long operation to hunt and kill bin Laden, based on firsthand accounts, boosts the prospects for the movie to win an Oscar in February. The film, not yet publicly released, also took the top award from the New York Film Critics Circle on Monday.
Why you should see this film
Staten Islanders should see this compelling film, as we were affected by the tragedy at 9/11. Nominated for numerous awards, this film is poised to win big. It was indeed a reminder of the events of 9-11.
Showtimes on Staten Island
"Zero Dark Thirty”: is playing opening weekend at all three Staten Island theatres. It is now playing at Atrium Stadium Cinemas at 680 Arthur Kill Road a at 11:30 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m., and 10:40 p.m. Additionally you can view the Oscar-nominated film at UA Hylan Plaza 5 at 107 Mill Road at 12:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. You can also view the new film by Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow at UA All Staten Island Stadium 16 Theatre at 2474 Forest Avenue at 11:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 10:05 p.m.