The Hurt Locker (2008) Season 05 Episode 24

This week we are defusing bombs with the EOD team, for episode twenty four of season five, of Flicks XRayed because we are watching and reviewing The Hurt Locker. Host, Bomb Tech Tony is joined by co-host SO Darcy and guests Bootleg DVD Seller Ryan, and Contract Bounty Hunter Taylor. This week we play a game of Release Year for War Movies, The Price is Right and The Flicks Awesome Lodge Word Game for the coveted pretty princess crown. So tune in as we discuss at length about The Iraq War, Psychological Impacts of War, Blowing Things Up and sooo much more.

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Our Ratings

Contract Bounty Hunter Taylor 4

Bootleg DVD Seller Ryan 4

SO Darcy 5

Bomb Tech Tony 4.5

17.5/20 88%

Synopsis and Starring

Synopsis: Sergeant William James is tasked with training a bomb disposal team during the Iraq War. His ideologies and reckless approach towards the job gives rise to conflicts with his subordinates.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Starring
Jeremy Renner as Staff Sergeant William James
Anthony Mackie as Sergeant JT Sanborn
Brian Geraghty as Specialist Owen Eldridge
Guy Pearce as Sergeant Matt Thompson
Ralph Fiennes as Contractor Team Leader
Evangeline Lilly as Connie James

Game 1

IMDB Synopsis of Hostage Movies

The Hurt Locker.……….2008

  1. Black Hawk Down.……….2001
  1. American Sniper.………. 2014
  1. Saving Private Ryan……….1998
  1. Schindler’s List.……….1995
  1. Patton.……….1970
  1. Fury……….2014
  1. The Pianist……….2002
  1. The Deer Hunter.……….1978
  1. Full Metal Jacket……….1987
  2. Inglourious Basterds……….2009
  3. The English Patient.……….1996

Game 2

The Figures

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Domestic:$17,017,811
Foreign:$32,212,961
Bonus 1: Opening Weekend$145,352
Rotten Tomatoes Ratings
Critic Ratings
Audience Ratings


97%
84%

Game 3

The Awesome Lodge Word Game

Movies with Bomb Defusing – Taylor

  1. MacGruber
  2. Blown Away
  3. The Abyss
  4. Face Off
  5. The Rock
  6. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  7. The Peacemaker
  8. Die Hard With Vengeance
  9. Goldfinger
  10. The Shadow

2008 Box Office Topping Movies – Ryan

  1. Cloverfield
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Tropic Thunder
  4. Twilight
  5. Eagle Eye
  6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  7. Hancock
  8. WALL – E
  9. Iron Man
  10.  Sex and the City

Movies with Explosions – Taylor

  1. Speed
  2. Independence Day
  3. Apocalypse Now
  4. Demolition Man
  5. Mad Max Fury Road
  6. V for Vendetta
  7. The Matrix
  8. The Dark Knight Rises
  9. Fight Club
  10. Armageddon

Movies with Jeremy Renner – Ryan

  1. The Town
  2. Thor
  3. Wind River
  4. Tag
  5. Arrival
  6. American Hustle
  7. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  8. The Bourne Legacy
  9. 28 Weeks Later
  10.  S.W.A.T

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