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Review: Saving Private Ryan

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 deceased soldier would be receiving the army telegraph informing of her of each death, on the same day. Once it’s established that there is a forth Ryan brother, the Chief of Staff orders a … [Read more...]

Quick Movie Review: Black Hawk Down

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 may be shown more than others, but this movie focuses on the reality of what the REAL soldiers went through during the ACTUAL battle of Mogadishu. Get the Ultimate Edition, 3-Disc DVD set … [Read more...]

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