Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Channing Tatum Videos of the Week: NEW 'Stop-Loss' Special, Exclusive Movie Clip, and Interviews

Today's Videos of the Week were submitted by numerous Fabulous Channing Tatum Fans. We have a behind-the-scenes special done for 'Stop-Loss' by Cinema Judge, two interviews, and a new exclusive movie clip I found showing Channing Tatum and Ryan Phillippe's characters as they return home from combat to a hero's welcome. Enjoy!!!

The Cinema Judge - Stop-Loss Interviews/Scenes
Interviews with Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rob Brown and director Kimberly Pierce. We show you scenes from the movie and take you on the set of " Stop-Loss".

Gino Salomone Sits Down With Stars Of 'Stop-Loss'
WISN 12 Movie Critic Gino Salomone sat down with Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum.

IGN - Interview with Channing Tatum and Ryan Phillippe for 'Stop-Loss'
IGN.com talks to Ryan Phillipe and Channing Tatum. Tatum talks a little bout G.I. Joe.

Idol Chatter - Exclusive 'Stop-Loss' Coming Home Scene
Scene where Ryan Phillipe and Channing Tatum arrive home and the town of Brazos gives them and their fellow soldiers a parade.

I also found a really great review of the film at the Orlando Sentinel. You can read snippets of the review below, but you can CLICK HERE to read the entire review.
'Stop-Loss' is Brilliantly Observed and Vividly Shot
Roger Moore, Sentinel Movie Critic
Stop Loss (4 stars out of 5)

"Stop-Loss is one of the best of the many Iraq War/War on Terror dramas because it is the most personal. Brilliantly observed and vividly shot, built on a career-making performance by Ryan Phillippe, its an Iraq War movie for Americans whove been avoiding Iraq movies, even the good ones such as In the Valley of Elah.

Like that film, this one is mainly about disconnection and disillusionment on the home front. Co-writer and director Kimberly Peirce brings her Boys Dont Cry grasp of violence and rural American machismo to a story of young Army Rangers from Texas. Theyve done their duty and come home to find that their government has "stop-lossed" them, re-enlisted them against their will for another tour of duty in what amounts to a de facto draft....

....If Vietnam was "the television war" then Iraq is "the camcorder war," and Peirce makes just enough use of home movies to give the film an authentic texture. Her firefight rivals anything in Blackhawk Down or The Kingdom.

Peirce is at her best in creating a rural Texas reality of boys raised around patriotism, fighting and guns. Every character introduced in the early combat scenes has his moment to make a point...

Many Americans have been as reluctant to re-examine this conflict as the young men in uniform here are, and Stop-Loss isnt going to change their minds. What this film does best is change the nature of the argument, from assigning blame and repeating old positions to taking a look at an injustice slapped on those who eagerly did their part. The unspoken question lingering as the credits roll is blunt: What business do we have asking more of them when we wont match their sacrifice?"
'Stop-Loss' releases in theaters this Friday, March 28, 2008.

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