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 is one of those movies that was "before its time" if you will. The basic plot is simple enough, a team of Allied and Greek soldiers set out to destroy a Nazi gun emplacement carved into the hillside of the Greek island of Navarone. However the film delves far beyond that. It evolves into a dark and grim exploration of the choices and responsibilities laid upon our fighting men, and additionally those who take up the cause out of uniform. Take for example Niven's character, the forever-Corporal Miller. He's been stuck at corporal for a long long time, and the reason becomes clear. Even though he's the best at what he does, he despises what he has to do, and doesn't want the responsibility
I almost hate to say this, but The Great Escape is actuallly a *fun* movie. It's loosely based on a series of real
You'd think that a film about developing a one-off weapon that defies all logic would be incredibly un-interesting, right? Wrong!! The
The Monuments Men (in case you were living in a cave for the last several months) is a fictionalized re-telling of
Where do I even begin. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is, plainly put, an excellent film that should move even the
First off, I have to offer up a humble apology to the makers of this film, Lost Airmen of Buchenwald. They
From landmark director John Ford comes the classic They Were Expendable, starring none other than John Wayne as Lt. "Rusty" Ryan.
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
I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when they pitched this movie. "What? A cast
Saints and Soldiers is by far the best war movie I've never heard of before. Yes, it really is that good.
This'll be the first look at Private SNAFU. Of course you all know what SNAFU means (and if you don't
Wow. Talk about a movie that was ahead of its time in its message. Well, mostly anyway. Halls of Montezuma follows the
Questar's new DVD box-set, The Road to World War II, is an overdue re-release (with additions) of a 1970's television
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech or address to the United States Congress on December 8th, 1941 after the Japanese attacked
Into The White puts us into the Scandinavian winter desert during WWII. Two planes, German and English, have just been shot
There are your standard-issue war movies. And then there are epic masterpieces such as Saving Private Ryan which should be
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
Man, all I can say about this one is this. Excellent stuff. This gem from 1940 pits master comedian Charlie
It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic
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
Oh man, I can't believe I've never found the time to see Das Boot until now. I mean, what was I thinking?!