Tag: movie review

Goodfellas

Retro Review: Goodfellas (1990)

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Just don’t watch the television edited version of Goodfellas. There’s no point.

The Legend of Drunken Master

Retro Review: The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

If you like Jackie Chan and can’t get enough of that awe-inspiring action, you will love the The Legend of Drunken Master. If not, I suggest you go anyway just to witness the unusual “Drunken Boxing” fighting style. It’s a refreshing break from traditional martial arts films.

The Green Mile

Retro Review: The Green Mile (1999)

This is a fantasy movie, remember that. Don’t go into The Green Mile looking for a fast-paced racetrack of a movie. It’s more a drive down a lovely country road, deliberately paced …

Aliens

Retro Review: Aliens (1986)

Aliens is an instant classic, rife with memorable scenes, heat pounding action, and quotable one liners. It transformed the stalking and sinister xenomorph into a Colonial Marine slaying monster. If you don’t own it, …

Top 10 Favorite War Films

Roughly each day I will post the next installment until #1 is reached. For those impatient souls out there, I have included a list with direct links to each movie. [Original publication: May 25, 1999]

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

If you’re a fan of the genre, or history in general, you have no excuses not to see this movie making triumph. A sobering and moving experience to say the least, with images that will probably stick with you the rest of your life.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape stands out as one of the coolest and most fun WW II movies to ever come out of Hollywood. A true classic!! Heck with the AFI, it’s #2 on my list! [Original publication: June 5, 1999]

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

The opening scene showing virgin palm tree groves being torched by napalm as The Doors’ song The End lilts away in the background, is truly haunting and sets the mood for the entire experience. [Original publication: June 3, 1999]

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Patton (1970)

Patton is listed as #89 on the American Film Institute’s top 100 movies. I think it should be much higher than this, it’s ranked behind Tootsie . . . TOOTSIE! [Original publication: June 3, 1999]

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WW II masterpiece based on Pierre Boulle’s novel of the same name, garnering eight Academy Awards nominations and winning seven. [Original publication: June 2, 1999]

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Platoon

Platoon is must see as a lesson of the Vietnam conflict, and a testimony to the horrors that our soldiers endured in that seemingly pointless war. [Original publication: May 30, 1999]

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Kelly’s Heroes

If you view Kelly’s Heroes as a fast paced comedic treasure hunt across the battlefields of WW II you’ll probably enjoy it as much as I do. It is definitely my favorite WW II comedy. [Original publication: May 29, 1999]