There are your standard-issue war movies. And then there are epic masterpieces such as Saving Private Ryan which should be the gold standard to measure all others against. It is primarily the story of Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad of soldiers as they survive the hellish D-Day invasion, and are tasked with the mission of bringing one Private James Ryan home, as his three other brothers had been KIA in the war to date. In true war-movie fashion, Private Ryan is more-or-less episodic in nature, with each episode illustrating the war (and war in general) in various lights, none of them particularly pleasant. Sure its a bit on the bloody and dirty side. It has to be. That's how it is. And, yes, it does get a bit cliched at times, but I don't think it can be helped. Of great importance also is the side-story role of Corporal Upham, the idealist office-boy translator who learns a hard
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Questar's new DVD box-set, The Road to World War II, is an overdue re-release (with additions) of a 1970's television
Call me a sucker for some good old-fashioned old-time military aviation, but 1941's Dive Bomber is a superb and often overlooked gem
From landmark director John Ford comes the classic They Were Expendable, starring none other than John Wayne as Lt. "Rusty" Ryan.
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Where do I even begin. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is, plainly put, an excellent film that should move even the
Man, all I can say about this one is this. Excellent stuff. This gem from 1940 pits master comedian Charlie
When I originally reviewed The Big Red One, the original version, I found it to be lacking something in many respects.
Quite frankly, this is the best, most brutal, most gut-wrenching war movie I've seen in a long, long time. City
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I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when they pitched this movie. "What? A cast
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech or address to the United States Congress on December 8th, 1941 after the Japanese attacked
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Well, its finally happened!! Saving Private Ryan is available on Blu Ray! Awesome! I'm going to leave the gist of
I didn't recall this film being promoted in any significant way, and its a damn shame. Because Memorial Day has
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Oh man, I can't believe I've never found the time to see Das Boot until now. I mean, what was I thinking?!
Saints and Soldiers is by far the best war movie I've never heard of before. Yes, it really is that good.
Tora! is the quintessential model for a pseudo-documentary war movie, painstakingly attempting to chronicle the events (on both sides) leading
The Monuments Men (in case you were living in a cave for the last several months) is a fictionalized re-telling of
First off, I have to offer up a humble apology to the makers of this film, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald. They