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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svU2317XiPw Midshipman 1st Class Rylan Tuohy promised a blowout for his final Army-Navy game spirit spot, and he has delivered. With cameos from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the video wraps together the academy’s prospective 14th-straight Army-Navy game win with the fall’s “Star Wars” fever in what’s more of a short film than a quick spot. But rather than capitalize on the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Tuohy kept it old school, re-imagining “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the tale of a mid in distress. Midshipman Leia is held captive…

A movie about one of the great maritime disasters of World War II had a little disaster of its own. A WWII-era Navy sea plane broke up during shooting for an upcoming movie about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis near the end of WWII. A PBY aircraft used to stage the rescue of survivors was being used for the shoot started leaking as it was floating on the surface of the water, said Elizabeth Wolfe, spokeswoman for the film “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.” The film crew had to evacuate the plane for safety reasons. The crew attempted to…

A movie based on the ambush of a Navy SEAL team in Afghanistan has generated Academy Award buzz for its lead actor, Mark Wahlberg. After the premiere of “Lone Survivor” on Tuesday night in Hollywood, Wahlberg generated some buzz of his own. Asked about preparing for the role of Marcus Luttrell, whose book recounting the 2005 mission served as the basis of the film, Wahlberg offered a profanity-filled tirade aimed at actors who compare their jobs to those of service members. Various entertainment-media outlets reported the speech. Here’s a cleaned-up version of the remarks, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter:…

Recent cinematic efforts involving Navy SEAL units have included the dramatized takedown of a terrorist mastermind and real-life special operators lending their talents to Hollywood. Later this year, an adaptation of a SEAL’s story of a 2005 ambush in Afghanistan will hit theaters, with Academy Award buzz likely. Also, “The Rock” is going to kill some monsters. The Hollywood Reporter reported yesterday that the wrestler-turned-actor-turned-sometimes-wrestler Dwayne Johnson will star in “SEAL Team 666,” in which special operators will “battle demons” as they do in the Weston Ochse novel of the same name. A brief passage: “While one of the SEALs…

Navy heroes are making another appearance on the silver screen, but unlike the characters portrayed in “Act of Valor” or even “Zero Dark Thirty,” they’re a little less … well … real. Two animated Super Hornets, Bravo and Echo, star in Disney’s “Planes”, a “Cars” spinoff hitting theaters Aug. 9 that tells the story of a single-propeller crop-duster — named, naturally, Dusty. When Dusty enters a flying contest that takes him around the world, he gets into some trouble over the Pacific and the two Navy jets come to his rescue, USA Today reported. The jets are voiced by “Top…

The trailer for “Lone Survivor,” Hollywood’s take on a 2005 SEAL mission in Afghanistan that ended in ambush, tragedy and acts of valor that stand out even among the nation’s elite special warriors, is below. It hit YouTube yesterday and already has almost 175,000 views. This adaptation of former Special Operator 1st Class (SEAL) Marcus Luttrell’s book was directed by Peter Berg, whose last Navy-themed film had a decidedly different tone. Stars include Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. It’ll have a limited release Dec. 27, according to Entertainment Weekly, which will make it eligible for 2013…

If Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are not enough reason to draw you into the movie theater to see “Pain & Gain” — the top-grossing movie in America last weekend — how about the fact that several Coasties make cameos in the movie? As the good guys, of course. Coasties with a law enforcement detachment from Tactical Law Enforcement Team South, out of Opa-locka, Fla., had a chance to be extras in the movie and meet Marky Mark. On screen, the Coasties were the guys escorting Wahlberg from a helicopter to turn him over to Miami authorities, said…

Watch the trailer below, then read on to find out why you haven’t seen it until now: The good news for naval aviators, students of the 1980s and fans of Kenny Loggins — a remastered, 3-D version of “Top Gun” will hit IMAX screens nationwide later this week. The trailer says it’s a six-day engagement beginning Friday, but some theaters will have special Thursday screenings. Why only six days? And why not a mainstream marketing push? Why wasn’t a shirtless 3-D Tom Cruise playing volleyball during commercial breaks of the Super Bowl? Although Cruise’s cocky Maverick may be the face…

As if “Act of Valor” and “Zero Dark Thirty” weren’t enough, SEALs are getting more time on the big screen. Millennium Films just purchased the script for “High Value Target,” an action-adventure flick based on the SEAL Team 6 raid in January that freed two hostages taken by Somali pirates, Screen Rant reported. The script, written by Spenser Cohen, calls for many scenes to be shot by cameras attached to actors playing members of the raid team, giving the film a realistic quality, according to the website. Millennium Films described the movie as “Black Hawk Down” mixed with “The Raid:…

Move over “Act of Valor” and “Battleship.” It’s time for the Coast Guard to get some time on the silver screen. Tim Van Patten, who has worked on HBO hits like “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Boardwalk Empire,” is in talks with Disney to direct “The Finest Hours,” a Coast Guard drama based on the book of the same name, according to Variety. The film tells the story of the 1952 Coast Guard rescue of 84 men during a blizzard when two oil tankers were torn in half off the coast of New England. The screen adaptation of…

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