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Memorial Day Movies on TV

Memorial Day Movies from Turner Classics

Published on May 25th, 2007 | by Chris

Just a note on Turner Classic MoviesMemorial Day schedule.  Set your Tivo's (or DVR of your choice) and grab some corn!  The entire day, from pre-dawn to late night is nothing but war movies!  Here's the... Read More


New Releases

More John Wayne War Flicks on DVD 5/22

Published on May 22nd, 2007 | by Chris

Doh! Missed these yesterday! Here's a few more from The Duke!  Haven't seen any of them.  Yet! Back to Bataan (1945) After the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese in World War II, Col. Joseph... Read More


New Releases

New on DVD for 5/22

Published on May 21st, 2007 | by Chris

A whole squad of new war movie DVDs make their debut, just in time for some Memorial Day movie marathons! Letters from Iwo Jima (2007) There'll be a review of this sometime in the next couple... Read More


War Movie News

007’s Daniel Craig to star in ‘Defiance’

Published on May 17th, 2007 | by Chris

This just in... Edward Zwick and thesp Daniel Craig are teaming for World War II action-drama "Defiance," about a band of Jewish resistance fighters.Paramount Vantage is in advanced negotiations to pick up domestic distrib rights. Zwick... Read More


New Releases

Full Metal Jacket (1987, Blu Ray)

New on DVD 5/15

Published on May 13th, 2007 | by Chris

This week three very different films get DVD releases.... Iwo Jima: 50 Years of Memories (1996) Over 25,000 Americans died. One of three was killed or wounded. After 36 days, it was over. This harrowing account... Read More


1950s

The Naked and the Dead (1958)

The Naked and the Dead (1958)

Published on May 12th, 2007 | by Chris

Based on Norman Mailer's bookof the same name, 1958's The Naked and The Dead is a surprising look at not so much the war itself, but the sociology, psychology, and power structure from inside the war,... Read More


1940s

Flying Tigers (1942)

New on DVD 5/8

Published on May 7th, 2007 | by Chris

There are probably more (and if I find them I'll edit this post!) but here are a pair of "double feature" DVD's from Republic starring the Duke. The Fighting Seabees/Wake of the Red Witch (1949) THE... Read More


2000s

In Theaters 5/11

Published on May 7th, 2007 | by Chris

Home of the Brave Where did this one come from?! Out of nowhere!  I hadn't heard of this at all until just now! The film tells the story of four American soldiers nearing the end of... Read More


2000s

Rescue Dawn (7/4)

Published on May 1st, 2007 | by Chris

Just learned of this movie, expected in theatres on 7/4 of this year (fighting the Transformers juggernaut, have to flip a coin for this one!) Christian Bale and Steve Zahn will star in Rescue Dawn, an... Read More


1960s

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Published on April 23rd, 2007 | by Chris

If ever there was a film that would belong in a "top ten war movies of all time" list, this would be it. Starring legends Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, and more stellar players, it... Read More


New Releases

The Fighting 69th

New on DVD 4/24

Published on April 23rd, 2007 | by Chris

This week a trio of classics makes with some DVD releases, Two Four from the much respected "Fox War Classics", and the first from Warner Brothers....  None of which have reviews here on WMB...yet! EDIT: And... Read More


1940s

The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940)

Published on April 17th, 2007 | by Chris

Man, all I can say about this one is this. Excellent stuff. This gem from 1940 pits master comedian Charlie Chaplin absolutely tearing apart the European dictatorships of the time. Before the US even got involved.... Read More


New Releases

Overlord (1975)

New on DVD 4/17

Published on April 17th, 2007 | by Chris

Overlord (1975) Can't say I've ever heard of this one, let alone seen it. But it sounds interesting as hell. Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, Stuart Cooper'€™s immersive account of one 20-year-old’s... Read More


1940s

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Published on April 6th, 2007 | by Chris

1943's Action in the North Atlantic is quite frankly an enjoyable bit of film, and is one of the few WWII films to focus on the efforts of the civilian merchant marine fleet which brought much-need... Read More


2000s

The Great Raid (2005)

The Great Raid (2005)

Published on April 5th, 2007 | by Chris

The Great Raid focuses on the 1945 rescue mission mounted by the Rangers against the Japanese prison camp at Cabanatuan in the Philippines. It was an ambitious mission, to be sure, and it had to be... Read More


New Releases

New DVDs for 3/27

Published on March 27th, 2007 | by Chris

A Pair of 1930's films appeared on DVD today (again!), this time it is: 1938's The Dawn Patrol In 1915 France, Major Brand commands the 39th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. The young airmen go... Read More


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