Wow. Talk about a movie that was ahead of its time in its message. Well, mostly anyway. Halls of Montezuma follows the journey of a squad of US Marines as they storm an anonymous Japanese held island in the Pacific during WWII. They are then tasked with locating a Japanese rocket emplacement before the next wave of troops arrive. Their leader, Lieutenant Carl Anderson aka "Andy" (Richard Widmark) is a troubled man, having just lost most of a squad on Tarawa, and trying to make the best of his situation while combating recurring psychosomatic migraines. The rest of his current squad (including a young "Walter" Jack Palance and an equally young Robert Wagner) come from diverse backgrounds, and carry weights of their own. The film starts off as a flag waving, anthem blaring, do-or-die salute to the Marines, but quickly evolves into a more complex drama, detailing the insanity of war, and the toll it takes on the Marines. We see a
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
Oh man, I can't believe I've never found the time to see Das Boot until now. I mean, what was I thinking?!
I almost hate to say this, but The Great Escape is actuallly a *fun* movie. It's loosely based on a series of real
It is hard to imagine the movie and video game industry without the presence of World War II. The epic
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech or address to the United States Congress on December 8th, 1941 after the Japanese attacked
Tora! is the quintessential model for a pseudo-documentary war movie, painstakingly attempting to chronicle the events (on both sides) leading
From landmark director John Ford comes the classic They Were Expendable, starring none other than John Wayne as Lt. "Rusty" Ryan.
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
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
You'd think that a film about developing a one-off weapon that defies all logic would be incredibly un-interesting, right? Wrong!! The
Well, its finally happened!! Saving Private Ryan is available on Blu Ray! Awesome! I'm going to leave the gist of
When I originally reviewed The Big Red One, the original version, I found it to be lacking something in many respects.
There have been a ton of World War II documentaries made over the last, what, 62 years? Some range from
Where do I even begin. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is, plainly put, an excellent film that should move even the
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
Quite frankly, this is the best, most brutal, most gut-wrenching war movie I've seen in a long, long time. City
I didn't recall this film being promoted in any significant way, and its a damn shame. Because Memorial Day has
When you think of war movies, there are a few movies that should immediately pop into your mind. Tora, Tora,
Man, all I can say about this one is this. Excellent stuff. This gem from 1940 pits master comedian Charlie