Big controversy at the box office
Critics take aim at new releases
- Duration 4:32
- Date Jan 11, 2013
Critics take aim at new releases
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Mercy at the box office this weekend because two brand new movies.
Have been criticized by fans and lawmakers alike further violence.
It's one of them gangster squad remembered it featured actors shooting up a movie theater school.
And the other zero dark thirty and his so called true story of Osama bin Laden's raid one makers say it's full of lies.
Kevin McCarthy -- -- -- based in Washington DC the founder of nerd tears dot com and now -- Fox News contributor thanks for joining us so.
Let's start with number one gangsters slide go ahead -- the very violent what's the controversy.
Or here's -- -- obviously -- we all know what happened in a -- Colorado in July and and that was a huge issue for this movie gangster squad which is supposed to come out in September.
And managed I've seen were four guys -- into a movie theater opened up fire.
You can't leave that in the movie for the filmmaker Robert Ruben Fleischer and and studio said we're gonna go ahead and just delete the -- out region in new sequence in August.
And pushed the movie back to a January release date which is the completely right move you can not leave that -- in the films like that -- the cast.
Including -- role in -- godly Robert Patrick.
How about the balance of note shooting -- -- keeping an artistic integrity of the movie but also dealing with a sensitive subject matter and all agree that Ruben Fleischer is decision was the right move here -- their felt like.
The original scene was the best scene in the movie.
And there was just something.
Very -- cinematic about it kind of the similarities for so creepy.
It was the play it was so -- -- I've never quite seen anything like it that you just couldn't do it it was just so obvious part of me says the show must go on and but I respect what they chose to do as filmmakers because there's a horrible tragedy.
But I hate to see art affected by.
That tragic things that happened on -- you know daily basis and in our world.
Yeah and Kevin you know Joseph Biden sitting down with the Hollywood folks who talk about you know city hooking gun violence and things like that as well.
Right right and now -- originally ever wanted to point the blame at the movie industry but a lot of the actors we'll tell you that that it's a much bigger issue than that I sat down would -- Marty roe VC and here is his comments and -- part to come.
You can't deny -- a certain level of responsibility.
And components and compassion.
But at the same time you know it it this is more of a conversation where you have you know you there's been violence and and guns.
And films since the beginning since the first films -- made.
-- look so let's get a controversy this again and that of course is zero dark thirty and whether or not the producers the filmmakers did base it on re all accounts.
Of waterboarding and other things or if they fabricated all that what's happening this weekend with this man.
We didn't -- -- -- it's opening -- nationwide it was in new York and LA now we're hitting every city in the country but here's the deal with this movie.
It's a two and a half hour film that takes place over a ten year time period you can't tell -- we're watching a ten year filled.
There's going to be artistic liberties that the drug is gonna take it's based on those events she can't expect everything to be extremely accurate it's a film like Katherine Bigelow who did the Hurt Locker it's an incredible film a given afford a -- -- -- five.
And they just accepted an -- the New York Film Critics Circle and the writer mark -- had a really funny comedies that.
Or apparently now the French government is gonna investigate Lleyton is I mean is this isn't just something it's a movie it's not a documentary -- -- leaders give -- a chance and Jessica testing gives the best performance of the year it is an incredible film while.
My daughter and wife and I -- gonna go to -- today at launch so it'll be interest -- although as you point -- it's you know it's it's a movie based on ten years Clinton and as we heard from Jose Rodriguez exactly did the enhanced interrogation techniques stuff against some of these guys.
It is not accurate they did not torture people to get the answers -- Right understand by the way I would have been studio next week and I have a gigantic surprise resembled the power to see if he doesn't think he's -- -- -- -- wasn't happy at all.
Don't -- -- just save that we've ever want to -- he had surprise -- I didn't.
Guided the TVP they didn't have enough.
I caught it and he's coming out I -- it's easy and relax me a lot.
He's Kevin -- and you've got some slack it's 443 and not gotten Los Angeles -- I think yeah -- yeah it is gonna think as well they can -- me on our pleasure of.