1990s

Behind The Lines (1997)

Behind The Lines (1997)

Published on March 10th, 2013 | by Chris

Behind The Lines, or Regeneration, depending on where you see it, takes place during World War I in an Army mental hospital in Scotland.  Dr. Capt. Rivers (Jonathan Pryce) is the lead doctor in charge of... Read More


1950s

Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Chris

Iconic director Samuel Fuller brings us Fixed Bayonets!, a film about a platoon in Korea with a dangerous mission... to cover the rest of the battalion's retreat and make the enemy think that they are facing... Read More


Reviews

On The Double (1961)

On The Double (1961)

Published on March 4th, 2013 | by Chris

Lets keep rolling with the comedies, and take a look at On The Double.  Starring the always classy Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, and the unmistakable Wilfred Hyde-White.... American Private Ernie Williams (Danny Kaye) has a unique... Read More


2000s

Day Zero (2007)

Day Zero (2007)

Published on March 1st, 2013 | by Chris

"If you were drafted and had 30 days to report, what would you do?" Not that long ago, it was a question that we would actually have to answer.  Since the end of the Vietnam war,... Read More


1950s

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Published on February 26th, 2013 | by Chris

The inimitable combination of John Wayne and John Ford team up once again for 1957's The Wings of Eagles.  The story of Frank "Spig" Wead, a pioneer of Naval avation who overcame many hardships and challenges... Read More


1950s

The Sad Sack (1957)

The Sad Sack (1957)

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by Chris

Continuing in a vein of comedy-slash-war movies, this time we look at 1957's The Sad Sack.  A comedy of errors starring none other than the coordination-challenged Jerry Lewis... Read More


1980s

Biloxi Blues (1988)

Biloxi Blues (1988)

Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Chris

Based on Neil Simon's play (and he also does screenwriting duty here), Biloxi Blues follows Army recruit Eugene Jerome (Matthew Broderick) through basic training at Biloxi MS in 1945.  Hilarity ensues. The movie is basically Jerome's... Read More


1970s

Shout at the Devil (1976)

Shout at the Devil (1976)

Published on February 17th, 2013 | by Chris

No, this has nothing to do with Motley Crue, whatsoever.... Rather Shout at the Devil is a practically unknown little surprise of a movie starring Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, and Barbara Parkins.... We find ourselves in... Read More


1960s

The Gallant Hours (1960)

The Gallant Hours (1960)

Published on February 11th, 2013 | by Chris

OK, as you may or may not know, I am not a fan of James Cagney.  I tried to go into The Gallant Hours objectively, not carrying my Cagneyphobia with me, but it still ended up... Read More


2000s

Flame and Citron (2008)

Flame and Citron (2008)

Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Chris

Flame and Citron is a very brooding, dark, and quite depressing movie about two members of the Danish resistance during WWII, "Flammen" (Thure Lindhardt), so named for his red hair... and "Citronen" (Mads Mikkelsen) so named... Read More


New Releases

Emperor (2013)

Coming Soon: Emperor

Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Chris

Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox star in Emperor...  Have to say I like the look of this one.  It appears at first glance they were able to film at least in part on location at... Read More


1970s

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1974)

Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall (1974)

Published on February 4th, 2013 | by Chris

The first in comedian Spike Milligan's acclaimed autobiographical works on his war experiences, "My Part in His Downfall" follows Terence "Spike" Milligan from his induction into the British Army, to his shipping-off.  Having not read any... Read More


Cold War Movies

Phantom (2013)

Coming Soon: Phantom

Published on February 1st, 2013 | by Chris

Why does nobody tell me these things?! From the official Phantom site... Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of... Read More


1910s

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

Published on January 31st, 2013 | by Chris

If in this work we have conveyed to the mind the ravages of war to the end that war may be held in abhorrence, this effort will not have been in vain. These words grace one... Read More


2010s

Battleship (2012)

Battleship (2012)

Published on January 28th, 2013 | by Chris

I know.  I said I wasn't going to watch Battleship, even if hell itself dipped below the freezing mark and the porcine air force launched their first baconplane....  but I did.  And, well, I probably shouldn't... Read More


2000s

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Chris

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War is probably the best modern movie depicting the Korean War, that I've found to date.  I'm putting it right up there with, if not a little higher than the... Read More


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