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Angelina Jolie had one key goal, I believe, in bringing Unbroken to the screen, and that was to do right by the remarkable life of Louis Zamperini. Simple as that. And that she has accomplished in every way. This was clearly evident as the film got its local sendoff Sunday afternoon with multiple screenings for guild and Oscar voters as well as the pundit crowd, which couldn’t wait to jump on Twitter to give an instant verdict on the film’s Oscar chances.
After all, this one is a big target, as it is the last realistic Best Picture contender to debut and it has been handicapped, virtually since it went into production, as the one to beat. Is it? Who knows?
Some viewers sent off mixed vibes afterward, though most seemed at the very least to admire it. A few cautioned about the realistic scenes of torture that Zamperini, »
- Pete Hammond
The flamethrower has been a staple of the movies for close to 100 years and is easily the most badass weapon ever seen on the big screen.
Invented way back at the dawn of the 20th century, the device – which literally throws fire at a target – came to prominence during World War 2 and was quickly adopted by Hollywood as its weapon of choice. Whether it was used in classic war movies like Pork Chop Hill starring Greg Peck or to battle gigantic, invading Ant-armies like the ones in the early science fiction classic Them!, the image of a man (or more commonly a woman these days) wielding a gun that spits fire has been well and truly etched into the minds of many a generation.
And so in honour of this weapon of mass BBQ style destruction we take a look at 5 of the most iconic flamethrower moments in »
- Matt Aspin
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