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Review: American Sniper

January 18, 2015 // 4 Comments

Starring: Bradley Cooper Directors: Clint Eastwood Writer(s): Jason Hall, Chris Kyle (source book) Studio: Warner Bros Runtime: 134 min Rated: R “I need you to be human again…” sobs the longsuffering wife, and mother to the children of America’s deadliest ever military sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) in this gripping film directed by Clint Eastwood. However, after more than 160 confirmed kills (with over 250 probable kills) that may be asking too much for any man. Chris Kyle experienced something no other American and few other human beings have ever had to in the course of his [...]

Review: Saving Private Ryan

June 26, 2012 // 2 Comments

Saving Private Ryan Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Edward Burns, Giovanni Ribisi, Matt Damon Director: Steven Spielberg Writer(s): Robert Rodat Studio: DreamWorks Pictures Runtime: 170 min Rated: R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, language We’re going to keep this fairly short and to the point, at least as far as the plot is concerned. The basis of Saving Private Ryan is simple; during World War II, three brothers have been killed in action. The Chief of Staff, General Marshall (Harve Presnell) is informed that the mother of the three [...]

Quick Movie Review: Black Hawk Down

May 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

Black Hawk Down Starring: Tom Sizemore, Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Sam Shepard, William Fichtner Director: Ridley Scott Writer: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan, Steven Zailian Studio: Columbia Pictures Runtime: 144 Minutes Released: January 18, 2002 Rated: R Official TVE Cinema Score: Black Hawk Down is exactly what a historical war movie should be; dirty, intense, graphic, and realistic violence. No BS to try and push one or two characters as the main story, and no romanticizing the facts to make a more “Hollywood friendly movie”. There are no main characters in this film. Some guys [...]
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