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posted a Quick Tip about Apocalypse Now. March 28, 2011
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Apocalypse Now is based off the book Heart of Darkness By the Author last name Conrad I believe. The movie is one of Francis Ford Coppala's great films. I believe filmed in the Philippines. Set during …
reviewed Platoon. February 22, 2011
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Platoon
***1/2 out of ****     Oliver Stone's "Platoon" is a real multi-tasker; it is both a war film and an anti-war film. There are many war films out there, many of them historical for …
posted a Quick Tip about Full Metal Jacket. October 21, 2010
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Its 2 movies, the first half good the second ... ehhhh. R. Lee Ermy plays the drill sergeant in the good half and drives hysterical scenes. I think it's supposed to be an anti-war movie, which is the …
reviewed Apocalypse Now Redux. August 12, 2010
Apocalypse Now Redux
Scotman has written an great review and plot summary of Apocalypse Now.  Therefore, because I am a history prof., my review will emphasize the important literary influences on the writers …
posted a Quick Tip about Apocalypse Now. August 11, 2010
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Hopper is great in this movie, especially since he really had only a cameo apperance! He was given great lines. By the way he is quoting T.S. Elliot's "The Waste Land" when he says: "I should have been …
reviewed Apocalypse Now. August 11, 2010
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“Captain_Couth” has written an excellent review and plot summary of Apocalypse Now.  Therefore, because I am a history prof., my review will emphasize the important literary influences …
reviewed Apocalypse Now. August 08, 2010
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Apocalypse Now is a bizarre adaptation of "Hearts of Darkness".  Willard (Martin Sheen) goes on a journey to look for the missing Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) and exterminate him with …
posted a Quick Tip about Apocalypse Now. July 27, 2010
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THE WAR MOVIE. PERFECT. FEW FILMS ARE ABLE TO RUN WITH THIS MASTERPIECE.
reviewed Full Metal Jacket. October 10, 2009
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This is my favorite war movie of all time. It feels more like a documentary than a movie. Their depiction of boot camp is as brutal I expect it was 20 years ago. The war scenes are so realistic you will …
reviewed Full Metal Jacket. October 10, 2009
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This is my favorite war movie of all time. It feels more like a documentary than a movie. Their depiction of boot camp is as brutal I expect it was 20 years ago. The war scenes are so realistic you will …
reviewed Born on the Fourth of July. May 13, 2009
Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July follows the life of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) a high school athlete from a east coast working class family who's proud of God and country and when duty calls, he volunteers for …
reviewed Full Metal Jacket. May 06, 2009
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Full Metal Jacket is Stanley Kubrick's entry into the Vietnam War movie sweepstakes that occurred during the eighties. But to be fair to Stanley Kubrick he planned out this film many moons before the …
reviewed Apocalypse Now Redux. December 05, 2008
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Pros: Story, pacing, atmosphere, cinematography, acting is decent      Cons: A couple of silly scenes      The Bottom Line: The movie is difficult to swallow; …
reviewed Full Metal Jacket. December 05, 2008
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This is my favorite war movie of all time. It feels more like a documentary than a movie. Their depiction of boot camp is as brutal I expect it was 20 years ago. The war scenes are so realistic you will …
reviewed Full Metal Jacket. February 12, 2008
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I was talking to a co-worker one time and we were talking about movies that left huge impressions on us visually. See, we couldn't agree on what could be considered "great writing" for a movie, so the …
reviewed Platoon. September 14, 2006
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Platoon
Based upon director and writer Oliver Stone's own experiences in Vietnam, PLATOON was the first major motion picture about that war directed by a veteran from that conflict. The movie revolves around …
reviewed Platoon. May 14, 2006
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Platoon
Twenty years later, after PLATOON was released in 1986 and brought some of the horrors of the Vietnam experience to the public's media-jaundiced eye, at last the film can be seen and discussed critically. …
reviewed Apocalypse Now. August 21, 2004
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Pros: Even with its faults it was a decent production     Cons: .....     The Bottom Line: ___________     ..."I love the smell of napalm in …
reviewed Full Metal Jacket. January 31, 2004
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Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short-Timers and directed by Stanley Kubrick who co-authored the screenplay, this film answers two questions: What was it like for a recruit to go through Marine boot …
reviewed Platoon. September 16, 2003
Platoon
PLATOON is one of the greatest and most moving war films you will ever see. It made writer/director Oliver Stone a legend, and remains his greatest film, in my opinion. Charlie Sheen stars as Chris Taylor, …
reviewed Born on the Fourth of July. May 13, 2001
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Born on the Fourth of July
Oliver Stone explored the effects of the Vietnam war with three movies: Platoon, Heaven and Earth, and Born on the Fourth of July. Most regard Platoon as the best of this "trilogy," although I always …
reviewed Born on the Fourth of July. May 31, 2000
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Born on the Fourth of July
Pros: One of Cruise's best ever     Cons: The misjustice to Kovic     NOTE: I have never been to Viet Nam, I did not fight in Viet Nam, I have never been in the …
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