I didn't recall this film being promoted in any significant way, and its a damn shame. Because Memorial Day has got to be one of the better war movies I've seen in a long, long time. I suppose my experience might have turned a bit subjective, but I suspect it would be that way for a lot of people. We start with Kyle Vogel (Jonathan Bennett), just coming back from a tour in Iraq. During his stay in a military hospital, he tells his nurse all about his grandfather, and the events of one fateful Memorial Day in 1993, 10 years earlier. "It's Memorial Day, isn't it? What are we supposed to remember?" Young Kyle (Jackson Bond) finds his grandfather Bud's (James Cromwell) footlocker full of mementos from his time in the 82nd Airborne in WWII. Reluctantly, Bud allows Kyle to pick three items from the chest, and he tells the story surrounding each one of them. The stories of
There are your standard-issue war movies. And then there are epic masterpieces such as Saving Private Ryan which should be
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.
Tora! is the quintessential model for a pseudo-documentary war movie, painstakingly attempting to chronicle the events (on both sides) leading
Saints and Soldiers is by far the best war movie I've never heard of before. Yes, it really is that good.
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
There have been a ton of World War II documentaries made over the last, what, 62 years? Some range from
Into The White puts us into the Scandinavian winter desert during WWII. Two planes, German and English, have just been shot
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speech or address to the United States Congress on December 8th, 1941 after the Japanese attacked
When you think of war movies, there are a few movies that should immediately pop into your mind. Tora, Tora,
If ever there was a film that would belong in a "top ten war movies of all time" list, this
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
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.
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
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