Under the Radar

Nat Geo's Bin Laden Kill

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Here's a clip from the National Geographic Channel's Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden movie, the one that premieres on Sunday, November 4th. For those of you keeping track, that's two days before the presidential election. And for those of you who've had trouble keeping them straight, this movie has nothing to do with Zero Dark Thirty (which won't open in theaters until December).

There's a reason you might get confused, but here's a guide for anyone looking for a conspiracy: this Kill Bin Laden movie was produced by Nicolas Chartier, the French guy who financed The Hurt Locker but didn't get an Oscar for it because he was banned from the ceremony after sending out emails to voters that hyped his movie and badmouthed Avatar. That stunt cost him a relationship with director Kathryn Bigelow, so Chartier has zero to do with Zero Dark Thirty.

Seal Team Six was directed by the guy who made Into the Blue and Crazy/Beautiful and stars Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriguez and Eddie Kaye Thomas.  No disrespect to anyone involved, but this one doesn't have quite the star power you might expect from a movie co-produced by Hollywood big shot Harvey Weinstein, a guy who seems to have a movie nominated for Best Picture every year.

If you don't get Nat Geo at your house, Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden will be available to stream on Netflix 24 hours after its premiere, just in time for all those undecided voters to watch it before bed the night before election day.

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