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Best Military Movies To Watch on June 6, D-Day

June 6, 1944. Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day.

On June 7th, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release director Michael Bay’s remarkable 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi.

Hailed as “powerful” (Kyle Smith, New York Post), “engrossing” (Soren Andersen, Seattle Times) and “full of explosive action” (Dan Casey, Nerdist), the film arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this Tuesday. (Review)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. The film stars John Krasinski (TV’s “The Office”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), and is based on the nonfiction novel 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff with
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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Concept Art: Optimus Prime, Laserbeak & Steeljaw

When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. The movie stars Shia Labeouf, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, Kevin Dunn, with John Malkovich and Frances McDormand. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The script was written by Ehren Kruger. The live-action cast included: Shia Labeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Frances McDormand, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kevin Dunn and Julie White. While the voice cast included: Peter Cullen, Hugo Weaving, Keith Szarabajka, Ron Bottitta, John Dimaggio, George Coe, Francesco Quinn, James Remar, Greg Berg, and Leonard Nimoy. It's the sixth highest-grossing film of all time, pulling in a total of $1,123,746,996 at the worldwide box office.
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Quinn Laid To Rest

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Quinn Laid To Rest
Platoon star Francesco Quinn has been laid to rest in California following his sudden death last week.

The actor son of movie icon Anthony Quinn collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack outside his Malibu, California home on 5 August.

A small funeral service was held on Thursday at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, where his actress widow Valentina Castellani and son Max were joined by family and friends, including CSI: Miami star Sofia Milos.

The actor was 48.

Sheen Remembers 'Compadre' Quinn

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Sheen Remembers 'Compadre' Quinn
Charlie Sheen has paid tribute to his Platoon co-star Francesco Quinn following his sudden death on Friday.

The actor son of movie icon Anthony Quinn collapsed and died outside his Malibu, California home after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 48.

Sheen, who befriended the late star on the set of the 1986 Vietnam War epic, has now spoken out about the loss and sent his condolences to Quinn's grieving family.

In a post on his Twitter.com blog, he writes, "Lost a compadre from Platoon Friday... Heart... Rip Francesco Quinn Much love and compassion to his wife Valentina and his 3 kids."

Actor Francesco Quinn, son of Anthony Quinn, dies at 48

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Francesco Quinn, an actor and the son of the late Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, has died.

The 48-year-old Quinn collapsed Friday (Aug. 5) near his home in Malibu and was pronounced dead a short time later. A cause of death hasn't been determined, but his agent tells the Los Angeles Times that Quinn likely suffered a heart attack.

Quinn was most recently seen on screen in "Zen," a British crime drama that aired as part of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery" series this summer. His film credits include a role in "Platoon" and voice work on "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and he racked up dozens of roles in TV movies and as a guest star on series.

Some of Quinn's more notable TV roles include a two-year run on "The Young and the Restless," a recurring part on the second season of "24," a stint on "Jag" in 2002 and a part on the final season of "The Shield.
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Actor Francesco Quinn dies

Los Angeles - Actor Francesco Quinn, who played a supporting role in the film Platoon and was the son of movie legend Anthony Quinn, has died from an apparent heart attack at age 48, according to the Los Angeles Times. According to the report, Francesco Quinn collapsed while walking with his son near his home on Friday afternoon in Malibu. He was pronounced dead at Santa Monica-ucla Medical Centre. One of a reported 13 children of Hollywood actor Anthony Quinn, Francesco was born in 1963 in Rome and appeared regularly on TV shows such as Jag, 24 and The Shield. His father died in 2001.
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Anthony Quinn's Son, Francesco, Dies at 48

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Anthony Quinn's Son, Francesco, Dies at 48
Francesco Quinn, son of the late Anthony Quinn, died Friday evening in Malibu of a suspected heart attack.

Quinn, 48, was walking home from a nearby store with one of his sons when he collapsed. A neighbor attempted to revive him but told the Malibu Patch, "there was no response."

Francesco was pronounced dead at Santa Monica-ucla Medical Center. His agent said in a statement, the cause had not been determined, but that he was believed
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Francesco Quinn, 24 Bad Guy and Son of Anthony Quinn, Dead at 48

Francesco Quinn, 24 Bad Guy and Son of Anthony Quinn, Dead at 48
Much like his late father, Hollywood legend Anthony Quinn, Francesco Quinn made a career out of playing a wide range of roles. Sadly, the 48-year-old actor passed away on Friday after apparently suffering a heart attack on a street near his home in Malibu, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Born in Rome in 1963, Quinn got his start with a small, yet pivotal, role as the drug kingpin in the 1986 Oscar-winning film Platoon before moving on to a steady stream of work in both movies and television, including his stint on the hit Fox series 24 as nuke-wielding terrorist Syed Ali during the show's second season. In addition to 24, Quinn also had recurring roles on such program's...
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Platoon Actor Francesco Quinn Dead at 48

His father Anthony Quinn lived to be a robust 86 (and even sired two children in his final decade), but Francesco Quinn died this morning far too young at the age of 48. On the big screen, he was perhaps best known for his memorable portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver stone’s Oscar-winning Platoon (1986). He had a reputation for being difficult to work with and reportedly got into a fistfight with Willem Dafoe on the set of that film. He kept busy as an actor though, costarring with his father in the miniseries Stradivari in 1989 and opposite Chuck Norris in Top Dog (1995). Most recently his raspy voice could be heard as the character of Dino in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. He found a lot of work in television where he had recurring roles on Jag, 24, Zen, NCIS, and was a regular at one time on The Young and the Restless.
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Quinn's Son Francesco Dead At 48

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Quinn's Son Francesco Dead At 48
Movie legend Anthony Quinn's actor son has died after suffering an apparent heart attack on Friday night.

Francesco Quinn was 48.

He reportedly collapsed in the street outside his Malibu, California home while running with his son Max. A neighbour attempted to revive him as paramedics were called, but Quinn was pronounced dead upon arrival at a nearby hospital.

Born in Rome, Quinn is the son of the late Zorba The Greek star and his second wife Iolanda.

He made his big acting break in 1986's Platoon and became a TV regular in the U.S. and U.K.

Quinn recently starred in TV dramas Justice for Natalee Holloway, Zen and Il commissario Manara. He also provided the voice for Dino in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

His widow Valentina Castellani-Quinn tells the Malibu Patch newspaper, "Francesco was my soulmate... I will love him forever."

Francesco Quinn Dead at 48: Anthony Quinn's Son Appeared with His Father in Three Movies

Francesco Quinn, son of Anthony Quinn and Dino's voice in Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, has died. Quinn collapsed, apparently from a heart attack, while jogging with his son Max in Malibu's La Costa neighborhood on Friday evening (Aug. 5). He was 48. One of Mexican-born, two-time Oscar winner Anthony Quinn's 13 children, Francesco Quinn was born in Rome on March 22, 1963. His mother was costume designer Jolanda Addolori. An actor for 25 years, Quinn was featured in more than 30 movies. His film debut took place in Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning Platoon (1986), in which he played the drug-dealing character Rhah. Among his other credits, usually in minor fare, were Casablanca Express (1989), Cannes Man (1996), and Man vs. Monday (2006). According to the IMDb, he has one movie coming out: Giuseppe Ferrara's Roma nuda. Charles Leinenweber and Thadd Turner's Buttermilk Sky was in pre-production for a possible 2012 release. Additionally, Quinn had roles
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Quinn's Son Francesco Dead At 48

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Quinn's Son Francesco Dead At 48
Movie legend Anthony Quinn's actor son has died after suffering an apparent heart attack on Friday night.

Francesco Quinn was 48.

He reportedly collapsed in the street outside his Malibu, California home while running with his son Max. A neighbour attempted to revive him as paramedics were called, but Quinn was pronounced dead upon arrival at a nearby hospital.

Born in Rome, Quinn is the son of the late Zorba The Greek star and his second wife Iolanda.

He made his big acting break in 1986's Platoon and became a TV regular in the U.S. and U.K.

Quinn recently starred in TV dramas Justice for Natalee Holloway, Zen and Il commissario Manara. He also provided the voice for Dino in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

His widow Valentina Castellani-Quinn tells the Malibu Patch newspaper, "Francesco was my soulmate... I will love him forever."

Anthony Quinn's son Francesco Quinn, dead at 48

The late Oscar winning actor Anthony Quinn's son Francesco Quinn died outside his home in Malibu of an apparent heart attack. The news was first reported by the Malibu Patch, by a blogger who was the neighbor of Quinn and was first to post the news of Quinn's death online. Quinn, born in Italy, had starred in many films and television shows during his 25-year career. According to the Patch report, he had an apparent heart attack near his home in the La Costa neighborhood of Malibu while he was running. According to the Patch, blogger Tim Lawrence and Quinn's wife Valentina Castellani-Quinn attempted to revive him. Quinn was born in Rome, Italy to Anthony Quinn's second wife Iolanda
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Anthony Quinn son Francesco dies, aged 48

Anthony Quinn son Francesco dies, aged 48
Francesco Quinn has died at the age of 48. The actor, a son of the late Anthony Quinn, passed away after a sudden heart attack at his Malibu home today, it has been reported. He is best known for his role as drug dealer Rhah in Oliver Stone's war drama Platoon. Reports claim that Quinn was playing with his son Max when he had a cardiac arrest. The actor was divorced from wife Julie McCann, (more)
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Anthony Quinn's Son Dies

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Anthony Quinn's Son Dies
Francesco Quinn, a son of the late screen legend Anthony Quinn, died of an apparent heart attack near his Malibu home on Friday night, reports a local news site and other sources. Quinn, 48, was reportedly running in the street with his son Max when he collapsed. A neighbor who attempted to revive him told the Malibu Patch: "We were working feverishly at it. But at a certain point it turned, and there was no response." Paramedics were summoned, and Quinn was reportedly pronounced dead at the hospital.Born in Rome on March 22, 1963, to Anthony Quinn's second wife Iolanda, Francesco,
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Blu-Ray Review: Rufus Sewell Stars in Stylish, Smart ‘Zen’

Chicago – Stylish, sexy, and smart, “Zen” is a treat for international mystery lovers, seen recently on PBS stateside and now available on DVD and a stunningly-transferred two-disc Blu-ray. Starring Rufus Sewell and Caterina Murino, the release includes three feature-length mysteries — “Vendetta,” “Cabal,” and “Ratking” — all based on Michael Dibdin novels. While the BBC canceled the show (despite strong ratings) due to a reported glut of male crimefighters in the country’s TV (if only more American producers felt that way), “Zen” stands out from the crowd.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0

Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell of “Dark City”) is a smooth character, the kind of upstanding mystery man who gets the criminal, the girl, and a new suit all in a day’s work. To be fair, Sewell adds a nice layer of realism and anxiety to the character, not giving in to the beautiful people in a beautiful setting aesthetic that
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Exclusive: Dale Dye Talks Platoon

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Exclusive: Dale Dye Talks Platoon
Military advisor and actor Dale Dye discusses Platoon, his directorial debut, Falling Skies, and more

There are several ways which actors first break into the business. Some attend performing arts school, some are plucked out of obscurity by those with an eye for talent, and some work their way up through a number of different ways. Dale Dye became an actor by joining the Marines, although he wouldn't know it until he retired from the Corps years later. Dale Dye has forged an impressive career as both an actor and a military consultant to Hollywood, and both of those careers got their start with the Oliver Stone war classic Platoon, which will be released on Blu-ray for the first time on May 24.

I recently had the chance to speak with Dale Dye, who has since acted in over 70 movies and TV shows and served as military consultant on nearly 50 projects,
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Exclusive: Platoon Blu-ray Trailer

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Exclusive: Platoon Blu-ray Trailer
We have an exclusive TV spot for the upcoming high-definition release of Platoon, which will make its Blu-ray debut on May 24. Click on the video player below to watch this new TV spot, and you can take a look at the cover art and special features details below as well.

Click to watch Exclusive: Platoon Blu-ray TV Spot!

Platoon tells the extraordinary journey of Private Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), a young, naive American who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers he must battle the Viet Cong alongside the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. His two commanding officers (Oscar-nominated Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other. Meanwhile, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value: life.

Special Features:
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"Cannes Man" Returns With Cinema Libre

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"Cannes Man", the 1996 indie comedy feature, directed by Richard Martini is now on DVD from Cinema Libre Studio, starring Seymour Cassel and Francesco Quinn, with cameo appearances by Johnny Depp, Jon Cryer, Benicio del Toro, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, Kevin Pollak, Jim Jarmusch and Chris Penn.

"'Frank 'Rhino' Rhinoslavsky' (Quinn) is a part-time cab driver in New York who wants to break into film business. But, he doesn't have anything to offer and just thinks that he can start at the top, as a writer. Opportunity knocks on Frank's door when he goes to the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France to deliver some props to Troma, Inc.

"There he meets 'Sy Lerner' (Cassel), perhaps a bigger loser in the movie business and as each person is interviewed in this mockumentary, he has made a fool out of a lot of industry executives and cost them plenty of money. Lerner
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TV Review: Zen, 1.1 – “Vendetta”

There are so many regional detectives cluttering up British television that executives have started to look abroad for inspiration. But why bother importing a foreign series and subtitling it (as BBC4 did with French crime drama Spiral) when you can simply film British actors overseas, pretending to be foreigners. First out of the gate was an English-language remake of Wallander, where Kenneth Branagh played a dour Swedish detective in a country suddenly populated by “Brits”, and now it’s the turn of late author Michael Dibden‘s Italian detective Aurelio Zen, played by the smouldering Rufus Sewell. The benefit is we get detective shows crammed with exotic scenery, with a cultural backdrop that’s unfamiliar and thus fascinating to explore. On the downside, it might take some people awhile to adjust to seeing Italians played by people who sound like they’re from the home counties, but I found myself
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