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"Act of Valor" Becomes A TV Series

6 September 2012 8:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Relativity Media and the Bandito Brothers, the team behind February's "Act of Valor" film, are shopping around a TV series version of the feature to both broadcast and cable networks says The Live Feed.

The original film mixed real life U.S. Navy SEALs and Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen with actors like Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano and Emilio Rivera. Though the central story was fake, dealing with a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, the techniques and combat tactics used in the field were authentic.

Shot on the cheap, the film still managed to pull in a modest but profitable $80 million worldwide. With the show, the aim is to create "something more visceral than any other show on television" according to RelativityREAL CEO Tom Forman.

Bandito is also producing "React", a similar grounded in reality series about a secret black ops task force. That project is in development »

- Garth Franklin

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Relativity, Bandito Brothers Shopping New 'Act of Valor' TV Adaptation (Exclusive)

6 September 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity Media and the Bandito Brothers are re-enlisting for more Act of Valor. Relativity, RelativityREAL and the Bandito Brothers, the companies behind the feature film, are shopping a TV project based on the feature, taking the pitch to broadcast and cable networks in the coming weeks. Released in February, Act of Valor stars Roselyn SanchezNestor SerranoEmilio Rivera and a team of U.S. Navy SEALs and Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen on a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. Released in February, it has grossed more than $80 million worldwide, was nominated for a Teen Choice

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Sons of Anarchy Season 5 – The Bikes, Mayan Style.

6 August 2012 4:12 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

FX sent us over another featurette for the upcoming Sons of Anarchy season 5, continuing their “Before the Anarchy” pieces. This one strikes to the heart of the show, focusing on the Samcro rides: the bikes themselves. We get an inside look to some of the thoughts regarding the unique design and models of the Samcro (or rather, The Mayans) stable, introduced by Emilio Rivera, or as you probably know him,  Marcus Álvarez, the Mayan’s boss, as they film a scene in Long Beach.

You may have seen some of the previous releases of  ”Before the Anarchy”, which have included one that offers us a glimpse behind the scenes of season 5 newcomer Damon Pope (Lost’s Harold Perrineau) and Unser, and another that focused on the duo of Chucky and Gemma. Any insight on the new characters are welcome, as FX and Kurt Sutter has loaded up the new faces »

- Jay Tomio

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TNT Developing Original Military Drama React from Suits Showrunner and Act Of Valor Filmmakers

25 July 2012 1:41 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Former Suits showrunner Sean Jablonski is currently working with TNT to develop React, an original military series.  Barry Josephson (Bones) and Scott Waugh (who served as producer, director and editor of Relativity Media's recent Act of Valor) are also signed on to the project.  Waugh will handle the same duties on React as he did with Act of Valor, at least for the pilot.   He will be joined by some of his Bandito Brothers partners should the series get picked up for a full run. TNT is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Act of Valor, which, despite being critically panned, won a Teen Choice Award (kids these days …) for best action film.  React would be based on the reality of life in a black ops task forces.  For more on the project, hit the jump. Though THR clarifies that React is in no way officially linked with Act of Valor, »

- Allison Keene

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DVD Review - Act of Valour (2012)

16 July 2012 1:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Act of Valor, 2012.

Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.

StarringAlex Veadov, Roselyn Sánchez, Nestor Serrano and Emilio Rivera.

Synopsis:

During a mission to rescue a CIA agent a larger plot of terrorism is discovered.

Act of Valour is, quite frankly, a terrible film. It tries to be incredibly powerful and poignant yet fails miserably and is more akin to jocks butt slapping each other than a moving story about those in the military.

The film starts with a voice over as a letter is being written by a soldier to the son of another soldier which yes, completely gives away the fate of one of the characters. And I'm not giving you a spoiler there since the film actually does that itself, without even realising it I think.

We are introduced to the two main characters who are at a bar, one of whom is having a baby - »

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Blu-ray Review: Despite Real Navy SEALs, ‘Act of Valor’ Feels Painfully Phony

14 June 2012 6:46 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Act of Valor” is a woeful miscalculation on every conceivable level. To call it a movie would be inaccurate. You know those slickly photographed, stupendously smug army recruitment videos that often appear in pre-show movie theater ads? Imagine one of those videos stretched to two hours and passed off as entertainment. It’s like a Michael Bay knockoff without the aliens.

After co-directing 2007’s documentary short, “Navy Swcc,” Mike “Mouse” McCoy and Scott Waugh were asked by the Navy to make a movie about the SEALs. Through their research, McCoy and Waugh decided that the only way to make an accurate film would be to cast real-life Navy SEALs who can shoot real guns and perform real stunts. Yet for all the “reality” on display, McCoy and Waugh have no idea how to make their film feel the least bit authentic.

Blu-ray Rating: 0.5/5.0

Despite its alleged good intentions, “Act of Valor »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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First look at 'The Obama Effect' with Katt Williams, Charles S. Dutton (Video)

11 June 2012 12:35 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Check out the latest trailer for "The Obama Effect," starring Katt Williams, Charles S. Dutton, Meagan Good, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Emilio Rivera, Glynn Turman and Zab Judah. In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States. But it happened, and an entire country celebrated the exceptional efforts pulled off by citizens ready for sweeping change. But this change didn.t come without effort. It required a unification of all people from all races and nationalities, which is what "The Obama Effect" is about. This film centers around a middle-aged man (Charles S. Dutton) who is faced with some difficult life questions after having a heart attack. »

- April MacIntyre

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Act of Valor - Blu-ray Review

6 June 2012 8:13 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Although the film stumbles during the dialogue scenes and the plot seems very familiar, Act of Valor entertains thanks to its incredible action sequences and the level of authenticity that is captured on the screen. Marketed around the fact the film features actual active duty Navy SEALs, Act of Valor was directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh from a screenplay by Kurt Johnstad. It stars Jason Cottle, Nestor Serrano, Ailsa Marshall, Gonzalo Menendez, Emilio Rivera, Dimiter D. Marinov, Thomas Rosales Jr., Marc Margulies, Dan Southworth, Drea Castro, Marissa Labog, Alex Veadov and Roselyn Sanchez. The film.s plot is fairly straight forward and follows a Seal team as they hunt down a terrorist before he has a chance »

- Patrick Luce

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Cannes 2012: Image Entertainment Acquires Ray Liotta's 'The Devil's in the Details'

17 May 2012 3:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the action thriller The Devil's in the Details, starring Ray Liotta. Photos: Cannes 2012: Competition Lineup Features 'Cosmopolis,' 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Killing Them Softly' Written and directed by Waymon Boone, who is making his feature debut, the film, which has just wrapped principal photography, will see Liotta playing a psychiatrist who finds himself caught in the middle of a Mexican drug war. Set in Nogales, Arizona, it also stars Emilio Rivera, Lane Garrison and Joel Mathews. It is being produced by Dark Details, Boone, Cesar Villacis De Lucia and Justin

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- Gregg Kilday

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Act of Valour Review

20 March 2012 3:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh.

Cast: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera.

Running Time: 101 minutes

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: When a CIA agent is kidnapped, a Navy Seal team is dispatched on a rescue mission and uncover a terrorist plot against America…

Act Of Valour marks an interesting development in the world of film-making. With a cast made predominantly of active Us Navy Seals, and filmed primarily on consumer-level Dslr cameras, the film ushers in a new benchmark in the action genre. But while highly trained commandos provide an unprecedented level of ‘realism’ on camera, basically re-enacting things they do in real life, they aren’t necessarily well versed in the ins and outs of theatrics. The action scenes are spectacular, and the film is worth watching for these alone, but Act Of Valour suffers from weak characters and a convoluted plot which, although might not have been intentional, borders on the overly patriotic. »

- Ben McCann

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Indomina Acquires 2012 Sundance Pic ‘Filly Brown’

15 March 2012 4:05 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Beverly Hills, CA (March 15, 2012) — It was announced today that The Indomina Group, the fast-growing producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, has acquired Worldwide Rights to the 2012 Sundance premiered Filly Brown, starring Gina Rodriguez (Go For It), Jenni Rivera (I Love Jenni), Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire, Hollywood Homicide), Academy Award Nominee Edward James Olmos (Dexter, Battlestar Galactica), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day), Kerry Norton (Battlestar Galactica) and Chrissie Fit (General Hospital). Indomina is planning a theatrical release in the Fall of 2012. Filly Brown was Produced by Victor Teran, Amir Delara, Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos, Mico Olmos, Edward “E-Dub” Rios, Khool-Aid Rios; executive produced by Edward James Olmos, Kevin Smith, Homa Soroor and directed by Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos. Delara and Olmos’ new youth music themed coming of age Indie is a Cima Productions, Olmos Productions and Silent Giant Entertainment production. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Exclusive Clip from Act of Valour

7 March 2012 7:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s a new and exclusive clip from Momentum Pictures’ new movie, Act of Valour which hits UK cinemas 23rd March. It stars Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Ailsa Marshall, Jason Cottle and a little sneak peek is that we’ve seen it and we liked it!

Momentum Pictures are proud to announce the UK release of the Bandito Brothers’ explosive Navy Seal action movie, Act Of Valour, starring active-duty Navy SEALs that takes you deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained and deadly group of warriors in modern combat.

Conceived by former Baja 1000 champion Mike “Mouse” McCoy and former stuntman Scott Waugh, Act Of Valour goes deep into the secret world of today’s most elite and highly trained group of warriors.

When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot, a team of »

- David Sztypuljak

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Box Office: February 24-26, 2012: Act Of Valor, Good Deeds

27 February 2012 4:00 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Box Office February 24-26, 2012. Act of Valor premiered in the Number One spot at the box office this weekend with $24.7 Million. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds premiered in Second Place with $16 Million. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was Third with $13.4 Million. Safe House was Fourth with $11.4 Million. The Vow was Fifth with $10 Million for $103 Million so far. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, This Means War, Wanderlust (which premiered this weekend), Gone (which premiered this weekend), and The Secret World of Arrietty rounded out the top ten respectively.

Act of Valor is a 2012 American war film directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, and written by Kurt Johnstad. It stars Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sánchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, and actual active duty U.S. Navy SEALs and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen.

Good Deeds is a romantic drama film written, directed by and starring Tyler Perry.

Wanderlust is a »

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Kevin Carr’s Weekly Report Card: February 24, 2012

24 February 2012 1:45 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr fights a battle of wits between the stuffy and overly dramatic Oscar contenders that will be buzzing through the weekend and the genre-specific schlock that is being released with no hope of winning any sort of award at all. Before hunkering down on the couch to watch Billy Crystal time warp back into the mid-90s on Sunday, Kevin skydives into the multiplex to check out Act of Valor. Then he joins a commune to be a modern hippie while watching Wanderlust. Finally, he leaves the multiplex to stalk Amanda Seyfried and her on-screen sister because he believes he’s at least as creepy as the legions of creepy guys in Gone. Oh, and that Tyler Perry movie? He skips that with a wave of the hand and a snap of the fingers. If it ain’t got Madea in it, it ain’t worth watching! Want »

- Kevin Carr

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'Act of Valor' Review

24 February 2012 12:26 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Tmp explores the shadowy and oft-unrecognized world of the U.S. Navy Seals, one of will, heart, violence, and the dogged determination of our country's most feared and fearless soldiers.

Synopsis: At a moment's notice, a Seal team must be ready for any mission handed to them.  From covert reconaissance to delicate interrogations, from rescue scenarios to full-blown counter-terrorism, the SEALs contend not only with the brutal mental and physical rigors of thier often unrecognized duties, but also the heart-wrenching emotional strain from leaving loved ones behind as they fufuill their sworn oath to defend their country.

Directed by: Mike "Mouse" McCoy and Scott Waugh

Written by: Kurt Johnstad

Cast: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera, numerous active duty U.S. Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen

Delivery:

It's difficult to describe Act of Valor from any one particular viewpoint lest one lose sight of the overall picture, »

- brandingiron_prod@yahoo.com (Jarod Warren)

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Act Of Valor – The Review

23 February 2012 9:59 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

There are times I feel the need to walk on eggshells when discussing a film. Act Of Valor is one of those instances where I have two conflicting but equally valid opinions on the film.s perceived purpose and success thereof. For a film that has been relatively well marketed for what seems like a fairly good stretch of time, I imagine most who have seen the trailers and TV spots are well aware that the film is an action story based upon real tactics and missions, most likely a hybrid of several pieced together, as not to reveal any specifically sensitive information. Considering this, how does the film grade?

Act Of Valor is co-directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh. The film is cast with real, active-duty Navy SEALs, which on its own merit, is a really cool concept, a concept that equally fails and succeeds, depending on which »

- Travis Keune

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Act of Valor Movie Review

22 February 2012 7:01 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Act of Valor Directed By: Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh Starring: Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera Basing a film on true events really puts the audience in a hard place. The character on screen is doing something great and so did a real person out there in the world. How can you criticize a movie about Navy SEALs who really risked everything for their country? As nice as it would be to give these guys some Oscar statues to add to their likely endless collection of medals, they’re Navy SEALs, not actors and Act of Valor is a videogame with killer effects on automatic »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Act of Valor Meet the Silent Warriors Featurette

16 February 2012 1:58 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Relativity Media has released a new featurette that introduces the active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs and stars of the upcoming action- thriller, Act of Valor. Check it out below.

Click to watch Act Of Valor Silent Warriors Featurette!

Act of Valor comes to theaters February 24th, 2012 and stars Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Jason Cottle, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Ailsa Marshall, Alex Veadov, Drea Castro. The film is directed by Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh. »

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Exclusive: The UK Poster for Act of Valour

13 February 2012 6:11 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Momentum Pictures have sent over the brand new UK poster for new movie, Act of Valour which is set for release in the UK 23rd March. If you missed the trailer for the movie, click here to have a watch. Act of Valour (or Act of Valor if you’re American) uses real-life Us Navy Seals to make the movie as realistic as possible as well as using real mission reports to make the storyline as authentic as possible. It stars Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Ailsa Marshall, Jason Cottle and is directed by the Bandito Brothers.

We’ve seen it and really enjoyed it but keep your eyes peeled for Adam’s review when it goes live in the coming weeks.

I’ve embedded the UK poster below the synopsis which you can click to enlarge.

Momentum Pictures are proud to announce the UK release of »

- David Sztypuljak

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Act of Valour UK Trailer Hits

8 February 2012 2:11 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s the UK trailer for Momentum Pictures’ new movie, Actor of Valor which has thankfully now had it’s ‘U’ added back in to make it all British like! The movie is a fictitious story about a group of Us Navy Seals who go on a recovery mission but is based on true reports from real operations. We’ve seen it and our review will be up soon. Act of Valour hits UK cinemas March 23rd and as you’ll see from the trailer, it’s explosive stuff!

It stars Roselyn Sanchez, Emilio Rivera, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Ailsa Marshall, Jason Cottle and is directed by the Bandito Brothers.

Momentum Pictures are proud to announce the UK release of the Bandito Brothers’ explosive Navy Seal action movie, Act Of Valour, starring active-duty Navy SEALs that takes you deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained and »

- David Sztypuljak

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