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Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Chris

I think I'm looking forward to this one, but I wasn't even aware it existed until quite recently.  I need better sources. It'll be interesting to see how Spielberg handles this one.  The "unite" trailer has ... Read More


1980s

Missing in Action (1984)

Missing In Action (1984)

Published on October 16th, 2012 | by Chris

I was going to watch this as part of the ongoing Worst War Movies Challenge, but you know what?  This isn't actually all that bad of a movie.  I'm being serious. Missing in Action is not ... Read More


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23 Horror-themed War Movies for Halloween

Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Chris

If I can philosophize all serious for a moment before I present the list.... In a way, all war movies are horror movies.  To an extent far beyond the confines of any ghost story or slasher ... Read More


War Movie News

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Basil Plumley (1920-2012)

Published on October 11th, 2012 | by Chris

US Army CSM(R) Basil Plumley has passed on.  Plumley was Col. Hal Moore's "right hand man" and was portrayed by actor Sam Elliot in 2002's We Were Soldiers. In the 2002 film version, Mel Gibson played ... Read More


2010s

The Front Line (2011)

The Front Line (2011)

Published on October 11th, 2012 | by Chris

As the Korean War (well the shooting anyway) drew to a close in 1953, the Aerok Hills are still being fought over in a desperate series of battles.  The area changes hands frequently in bloody conflicts, ... Read More


2010s

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The Flowers of War (2011)

Published on October 10th, 2012 | by Chris

The Flowers of War is a rather harrowing picture set in 1937 Nanking under Japanese occupation. It follows the story of one John Miller (Christian Bale), an undertaker who has arrived to bury the priest at ... Read More


2010s

USS Seaviper (2012)

USS Seaviper (2012)

Published on October 9th, 2012 | by Chris

Much like Jarhead, there's about an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back.  USS Seaviper is probably the finest example of a movie about nothing.  It's the Seinfeld of war movies.  Except ... Read More


1950s

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Crusade in the Pacific: America at War (1951)

Published on September 22nd, 2012 | by Chris

If you want to know about the US involvement in the Pacific during World War II, then this series, "Crusade in the Pacific: America at War is it.  I can't say I've seen a more exhaustive ... Read More


2010s

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Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)

Published on September 20th, 2012 | by Chris

Just don't.  I should put this in with the Worst War Movie Challenge, but that would mean I'd actually have to finish it.  I made it about 20 minutes before I just couldn't take any more... Read More


1980s

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Invasion USA (1985)

Published on September 18th, 2012 | by Chris

(Reviewed as part of the Worst War Movies Challenge) Remember when Chuck Norris made awesome movies? Yeah, me either.  But that's not the point.  The point is I have to flee to Canada now so Chuck ... Read More


1970s

Hustler Squad (1976)

Hustler Squad (1976)

Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Chris

Oh my god, my sides.  When I started the Worst War Movies Challenge I had no idea how low I'd be sinking. I don't even know how to describe Hustler Squad, its that bad.  Even Dr. ... Read More


1960s

The Last Escape (1970)

The Last Escape (1969)

Published on September 12th, 2012 | by Chris

I'm on the fence on this one. (That happens a lot doesn't it)... The problem with The Last Escape isn't so much that its a bad movie, because its not, really.  It's just not that good.  A ... Read More


1980s

Iron Eagle (1986)

Iron Eagle (1986)

Published on September 10th, 2012 | by Chris

So.  As part of the Worst War Movies Challenge I figured I'd pick up one of the old standbys.  1986's Iron Eagle.  The height of "yeah, I don't think so" movies from the 1980s.  I know ... Read More


1980s

Zone Troopers (1985)

Zone Troopers (1985)

Published on September 8th, 2012 | by Chris

[Reviewed as part of the "Worst War Movies Challenge"!!] "It takes war to another dimension!" Boy, you can say that again.  A dimension of suck. Here's the gist:  Squad stumbles on crashed alien spaceship in Germany ... Read More


1980s

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Too Young The Hero (1988)

Published on September 7th, 2012 | by Chris

From the "where did this come from" school of 1980's TV specials, I present "Too Young the Hero."  The "true story" of one Calvin Graham, who at the ripe old age of twelve, managed to hoodwink ... Read More


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