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reviewed Pearl Harbor. May 29
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Pearl Harbor
Will someone please tell me what it is about dangerously stupid military recruits that not only fascinates moviegoers, but allows us to suspend our disbelief enough to believe they basically get in trouble …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. June 26, 2011
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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
* out of ****     Every year, dozens of mediocre action movies release. Given that I believe those dozens of action films to be mediocre, I am seldom impressed by the genre. With that …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. April 02, 2011
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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
      As soon as I saw the trailer for this film I became so excited. I thought this could be a really good mash-up between District 9 and Black Hawk Down. Well, my anticipation grew …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 29, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Alien invasion films are a dime a dozen.  They've been around forever it seems.  From classics like the original War of the Worlds to mildly enjoyable films like Signs and a multitude of …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 24, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Battle: Los Angeles is only a mediocre addition to the alien invasion genre.    Poor L.A., always getting beaten up either by weather anomalies (Day After Tomorrow), giant meteors …
posted a Quick Tip about Battle: Los Angeles. March 23, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
A surprisingly good alien invasion flick. No dumb alien jokes or computer viruses like in Independence Day and a huge pat on the back for the U.S. Marine Corps make Battle:  Los Angeles …
posted a Quick Tip about Battle: Los Angeles. March 14, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Pretty good action flick. It is more of a war movie than a sci-fi movie. The character development was very well done, but the story could have used an improvement.
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 13, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Was kind of bored to be honest. Never hard any wow moments. Some of the machines/weapons they use are pretty cool though. Some parts of it style wise reminded me of Killzone a little bit too.    Shoul …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 13, 2011
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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Let’s get one thing straight: alien invasion movies are a dime-a-dozen these days, they’re the easiest way to make a quick buck. So if you’re going into “Battle: Los Angeles” …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 12, 2011
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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
BATTLE LOS ANGELES   Written by Christopher Bertolini   Directed by Jonathan Liebesman   Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan and Michael Pena   …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 12, 2011
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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
Star Rating:         Battle: Los Angeles is shot and edited in much the same way as a realistic war movie – quick cuts, shaky handheld cameras, moments of action so …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 11, 2011
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
There is something about invasion films that always seem to bring in scores of movie go-ers, regardless of the quality of the film.. Over the last few years we have had a few great alien invasion films …
reviewed Battle: Los Angeles. March 11, 2011
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Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
War movies depicting a group of soldiers against overwhelming odds are nothing new. For generations, moviegoers have been treated to cinematic recreations as well as new scenarios of fighting units in …
posted a Quick Tip about The Sand Pebbles. October 08, 2010
The Sand Pebbles
I read the book too. Steve McQueen did that character really well.
reviewed The Hasty Heart. October 01, 2010
The Hasty Heart
The story opens in an Allied Forces hospital in Burma, 1945, on the last day of the war. Those patients who can travel are going home, but five remain (including one played by Ronald Reagan). The head …
reviewed The Sand Pebbles. August 15, 2010
The Sand Pebbles
As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies. “The Sand Pebbles” is high on my list.       …
reviewed Sands of Iwo Jima. August 12, 2010
As a retired Army Major and history prof.  I love war movies.  I find few war movies that are really good at depicting the challenges leaders face in making decisions in combat.  "Sands …
posted a Quick Tip about Sands of Iwo Jima. August 12, 2010
As a retired Army Major and history prof. I love war movies. I find few war movies that are really good at depicting the challenges leaders face in making decisions in combat. "Sands of Iwo Jima" …
posted a Quick Tip about Sands of Iwo Jima. August 04, 2010
This Marine Corp film is a "must-watch," if you like war movies.
reviewed Brothers (2009 film). July 14, 2010
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Brothers (2009 film)
   Brothers, a movie about a military family torn apart by a son/husband/brother's disappearance starts strong with a compelling plot.  Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal (with whom …
posted a Quick Tip about Brothers (2009 film). April 11, 2010
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Brothers (2009 film)
A really powerful film showing the affects of war on a family. Maguire and Gyllenhaal are astoundingly good. See it!
reviewed Brothers (2009 film). March 31, 2010
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Brothers (2009 film)
   We are all familiar with the stories about the soldiers who return from a war, that they become someone quite different from who they were before. War is hell, and the things soldiers have …
reviewed Brothers (2009 film). December 09, 2009
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Brothers (2009 film)
It’s been a while since I’ve been to the movies so I thought I indulge in a film that I knew would be intense.  I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a film starring Tobey Maguire, …
reviewed Pearl Harbor. April 13, 2009
Pearl Harbor
I caught this movie on cable over the weekend and was blown away by how good it is!  The acting was first class and the special effects were phenomenal.  The story revolves around Ben Affleck …
reviewed Pearl Harbor. December 07, 2008
Pearl Harbor
This is one of my favorite movies I consider this a must have. It has brilliant picture and sound. I am not sure why there are so many complaints about this movie because it looks great to me. It seems …
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