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SEAL who shot bin Laden speaks: The 7 things 'Zero Dark Thirty' got wrong

“They torture the sh– out of people in this movie, don’t they? Everyone is chained to something.”

That’s how the man who actually shot and killed Osama bin Laden reacted when he saw Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s Best Picture-nominated film about the search for al Qaeda’s founder. The shooter is the subject of a lengthy new profile in Esquire that explores how he’s adjusting to civilian life after leaving SEAL Team 6 — despite receiving no pension, healthcare, or extra protection for his family from the U.S. government or the military.

The whole thing, obviously, is worth reading. But naturally, we were most interested in what the shooter had to say about the “little stuff” Zero Dark Thirty got wrong — including:


Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Name: Zero Dark Thirty

Release date: Limited release: Dec. 19; wide release: Jan. 11

DVD release date: N/A

Run time: 2 hours, 37 minutes

Box office: First weekend (wide): $24.4 million; total domestic (so far): $71.8 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93 percent

Movie Math: Real life + (Homeland x The Hurt Locker) + (National Geographic’s Seal Team Six – basic cable production values)

Tweetable description: Brilliant, determined CIA agent spends years obsessively hunting down terrorist mastermind; is not named Carrie Mathison.


Chris Brown possibly dressed as terrorist for Halloween. Surprised? Neither are we

There are plenty of celebrities that dressed as interesting things for this year’s Halloween. Some were clever and hilarious (Miley Cyrus as Nicki Minaj), some were oddly tasteless (Avril Lavigne’s ex as…Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger), and others were just a little sad (‘N Sync sans Justin Timberlake). And then there’s Chris Brown.

In typical “I may in fact be the worst person on earth” fashion, the pop singer chose to dress in a costume that looked suspiciously like Osama Bin Laden. His “clique,” as he calls them, were also dressed similarly. It’s a conceit so flagrantly offensive that I’m half- tempted to give him some props for sticking it to…everyone, everywhere. But I won’t, since, you know, he may in fact be the worst person on earth.

Rihanna, you are one lucky woman.

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'Zero Dark Thirty' trailer: Bringing terror back to the terrorists

The new trailer for the Osama bin Laden takedown film Zero Dark Thirty is full of ominous music and growled threats, but it is the soft crunch of boots on gravel as SEAL Team Six approaches a dimly lit compound that brings the most menace.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, the duo behind the Oscar-winning war drama The Hurt Locker, the movie chronicles the decade-long hunt for the terrorist mastermind, and the trailer manages to keep the details of the plot murky while suggesting some of the frustrations and hurdles encountered by those trying to find the world’s most wanted man.

“There’s nobody else hidden away on some floor. There’s just us,” says a CIA official played by Mark Strong. “And we are failing.”

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