Monday, October 5, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search

Lost & Found

Lost: Men's wallet, Sept. 21 at Wal-Mart fuel center in Floresville, left on side of truck, medical IDs needed. If found call 210-827-9753, no questions asked.

VideoMissing 9/26/15 about 10pm. male chihuahuah black, gray and white, his name is Spy. possible ares he might be off 775 around Vintage Oaks Subdivision and Woodlands area. 830-391-5055.
Found: 2 brindle cows, on Sept. 12, at the end of La Gura Rd. in South Bexar County, located between South Loop 1604 and the San Antonio River, Gillett Rd. on east and Schultz Rd. on the west. Call after 8 p.m., 210-310-9206.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for District Wide Custodian Positions, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift. Applications may be obtained online at or contact Sylvia Campa at 830-393-5300 ext. 14002 for appointments. FISD Personnel Office is located at 1200 5th St., Floresville, Texas. 830-393-5300 (Office hours: 8:00-4:00). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Data entry position for Angell Enterprises, full-time positions for very busy office, customer service skills a must, pay based on experience. Serious applicants apply in person at 2301 10th St., Floresville, ask for Hilda.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
Richardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX homeTNMC

Movie Reviews

Act of Valor

Act of Valor

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Neil Pond
American Profile
March 7, 2012
Post a comment

Starring Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez & Nestor Serrano
Directed by Mike McCoy & Scott Waugh • R, 101 min.

You’ve probably seen war movies before, but chances are you’ve never seen anything quite like “Act of Valor,” a rather unique hybrid of Hollywood hotwiring and military promotional muscle.

To make it, filmmakers followed a group of members of the U.S. Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Team, common known as SEALs, on actual training exercises, threading them into a fictional storyline (based on real SEAL missions) involving the retrieval of a hostage from a jungle hellhole and a terrorist plot stretching from Russia to Mexico.

Unless you’ve been somehow living without access to any kind of media or human contact for the past year, you’re probably aware that SEALS are among the hottest, most rockin’ alpha males on the planet right now, thanks to their role the strike that smoked Osama Bin Laden in 2011 and, more recently, the rescue of two humanitarian aid workers in Somalia.

You’re probably also aware that SEALs, like all the U.S. military special ops forces, are traditionally a shadowy, covert bunch. That’s one of the things that makes “Act of Valor” so interesting: The military gave the moviemakers permission to feature a group of real-life SEALs as the film’s “stars.”

As actors, the SEALs leave a good bit to be desired, especially when it comes to speaking scripted movie dialog. But I think we’ll all agree to cut them some slack there. Thankfully, the movie offers them plenty of room to do what they’re much more comfortable doing: sleuth, stalk, snipe, and strafe with smooth, awesomely fine-tuned, homeland-protection precision.

The movie casts bona fide actors (nobody you’d recognize) as the despicable, snarling villains, who do a more than capable job making the audience cheer for them to go down after they blow up an ice cream truck surrounded by kids and torture a female CIA-agent hostage with a power drill.

The project, which began as a military recruitment video but mushroomed into a feature film, has been marketed heavily as an action-packed, patriotic military drama draped in the red, white and blue colors of the flag and dripping with family values. Millions of viewers saw it advertised in a TV commercial during the Super Bowl.

This relentless wave on wave of crashing, gung-ho testosterone won’t be everyone’s idea of zesty refreshment. But veterans, military junkies and warfare buffs will likely find it brisk, bold and invigorating, a rare tag-along with an honest-to-gosh special ops team in real Navy submarine, parachuting from real Navy planes, strolling the deck of a real Navy aircraft carrier, and firing real Navy bullets, not blanks---or so we’re told by the filmmakers in the movie’s prologue.

Other viewers, especially those with less appetite for thrill-of-the-kill war games, may just decide to let this macho military parade march on by.

Reality TV has already given us an obsessive, fly-on-the-wall view of a spectrum of American life, including Navy SEALs in training and Army wives in waiting. In that context, despite its unusual pedigree, maybe this kinda-sorta reality movie about actual soldiers on a make-believe mission isn’t such a really big deal, after all.

--Neil Pond, American Profile

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Movie Reviews Archives

Caraway Ford
Edward Jones-Prescott Katie Prescott
John D. Foster home
WCN web hosting
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
Abrego Lake
Hoelschers home
Sherwood Surveying
WCN Citizens Forum 5/28/15
Nadine Berger, REMAX
Allstate & McBride RealtyHeavenly Touch homeVoncille Bielefeld homeDrama KidsTriple R DC Expertsauto chooser

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.