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Wow. You really like war movies. 

 

And almost exclusively where America vs Japan part is concerned. smile.gif 


Edited by mutabor - 8/27/13 at 6:40am
post #13922 of 16089
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Im pretty sure Michael Caine got Assfleck'd

God I am off what is Assflecked. Is he supposedly good looking or something?

post #13923 of 16089
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And almost exclusively where America vs Japan part is concerned. smile.gif 

 

Yes, that's true. I have weird habits and like to focus on one specific campaign at a time. At first my focus was on the war in Europe and now the Pacific.

It's weird because while i'm reading into WWII I can't even seem to get into learning about the Civil War. I basically don't know as much about the Civil War as i'd like.

I figure that in 5 years I'll actually get into WWI History. I'm really an idiot when it comes to WWI history. Never learned anything about it in school.

 

I actually find the Pacific Campaigns of WWII to be the most interesting to read about. I actually think I would have joined the Navy if I had a choice back during WWII.

 

You know what.. I wish I could find WWII documentaries from other countries that are subtitled. It's hard to find any that focus on WWII in the soviet union. Some parts of the war are totally neglected and rarely mentioned.  I think the wars in Africa and Burma and rarely mentioned in US documentaries.

 

I actually like WWII movies because they're entertaining (ok, not all) and I actually learn something. I have to admit that I love the slower moving WWII movies that are more like documentaries.

 

Oh and I watched this the other day....

 

Castaway - 8/10

 

The movie is way too over-simplified and needed to be longer. The island doesn't seem realistic at all. Is the island so remote that it would not have any birds or wildlife on it? I do realize the island was very tiny, but why so small? They should have made it larger for the movie.

 

It's not very in depth as to how he survived all that time and felt like they skipped too much of it. Gotta love how they have to spell everything out to you..that way people didn't have to think. I think they must have only added Wilson because they felt audiences might get too bored!

 

Unlike most people I thought the last half an hour was the best. I actually thought it was very realistic. Most could be disappointed by the last section but not me.

 

Any other deserted island survival movies out there? I've seen quite a few but none of them are very good. "Hell in the Pacific" was good until the stupid ending. I hate to say it but the Lord of the Flies remake was better than the original.

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Yes, that's true. I have weird habits and like to focus on one specific campaign at a time. At first my focus was on the war in Europe and now the Pacific.

It's weird because while i'm reading into WWII I can't even seem to get into learning about the Civil War. I basically don't know as much about the Civil War as i'd like.

I figure that in 5 years I'll actually get into WWI History. I'm really an idiot when it comes to WWI history. Never learned anything about it in school.

 

I actually find the Pacific Campaigns of WWII to be the most interesting to read about. I actually think I would have joined the Navy if I had a choice back during WWII.

 

You know what.. I wish I could find WWII documentaries from other countries that are subtitled. It's hard to find any that focus on WWII in the soviet union. Some parts of the war are totally neglected and rarely mentioned. 

 

Although not a movie, if you want something fascinating to listen to, there is a 4 episode arc of this podcast....

 

 

that is available for sale on his website here.... http://dancarlin.com/dccart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&sort=0&page=2 that focuses on the conflict between the Germans and the Soviets as the Germans invaded the USSR......title of the four episode arc is "Ghosts of the Ostfront".

 

I found it absolutely fascinating when the episodes were originally released. The first episode is just over an hour long, and the following three are all roughly 1.5 hours long. The podcast is free to subscribe to, but these episodes are old enough to only be part of the paid archive.

post #13925 of 16089
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Castaway - 8/10

 

 

Have you seen "Castaway in the moon" Netflix has it...

post #13926 of 16089
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Have you seen "Castaway in the moon" Netflix has it...

 

Never heard of that before. There's a movie called "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" that I remember seeing long ago. Don't think that counts though. I actually still have a VHS tape of the Aidan Quinn version of "Crusoe".

 

One extremely good survival story (not on mountains) is called "Shackleton". It's a TV movie but doesn't feel like it at all.

 

I also just bought Kon-Tiki. Can't wait to see it and it sounds interesting.

 

I think survival stories and road movies are my favorites...

 

"Into the White" is another recent one that people should check into.

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Originally Posted by Johnnyhi View Post

Have you seen "Castaway in the moon" Netflix has it...

 

Wow, that has crazy good reviews at Netflix...

post #13928 of 16089
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

Although not a movie, if you want something fascinating to listen to, there is a 4 episode arc of this podcast....

 

 

 

that is available for sale on his website here.... http://dancarlin.com/dccart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&sort=0&page=2 that focuses on the conflict between the Germans and the Soviets as the Germans invaded the USSR......title of the four episode arc is "Ghosts of the Ostfront".

 

I found it absolutely fascinating when the episodes were originally released. The first episode is just over an hour long, and the following three are all roughly 1.5 hours long. The podcast is free to subscribe to, but these episodes are old enough to only be part of the paid archive.

 

Thanks..i'll have to check that out. There is another WWII documentary I found out about and I hope to watch it this weekend. I think I need a break from them because after watching the last one I felt a bit depressed.

 

I wish I could come up with some more war movies about this subject. So far there was only "The Ascent" and "Stalingrad". A few more I forget. I know theres a few more that have been suggested here (Fog something..I have it bookmarked).  No way i'm watching "Enemy at the Gates" again..

 

BTW the Stalingrad I'm referring to is the older one from 1993. I think there is another new version out.

 

I always felt that Stalingrad was way better than something like Saving Private Ryan...much more realistic too.

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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

 

Wow, that has crazy good reviews at Netflix...

it also has "crazy good reviews" at IMDB... biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

Never heard of that before. There's a movie called "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" that I remember seeing long ago. Don't think that counts though. I actually still have a VHS tape of the Aidan Quinn version of "Crusoe".

 

One extremely good survival story (not on mountains) is called "Shackleton". It's a TV movie but doesn't feel like it at all.

 

I also just bought Kon-Tiki. Can't wait to see it and it sounds interesting.

 

I think survival stories and road movies are my favorites...

 

"Into the White" is another recent one that people should check into.

Kon-Tiki looks interesting... on my watch list...

post #13930 of 16089
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

Never heard of that before. There's a movie called "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" that I remember seeing long ago. Don't think that counts though. I actually still have a VHS tape of the Aidan Quinn version of "Crusoe".

 

One extremely good survival story (not on mountains) is called "Shackleton". It's a TV movie but doesn't feel like it at all.

 

I also just bought Kon-Tiki. Can't wait to see it and it sounds interesting.

 

I think survival stories and road movies are my favorites...

 

"Into the White" is another recent one that people should check into.

Have you checked out "Father Goose" has Cary Grant alone on an island in the Pacific during WWll as a plane spotter.  Adventure/Comedy with Leslie Caron much better than average 7.5/10.

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I know theres a few more that have been suggested here (Fog something..I have it bookmarked).  

 

In the Fog will be released on September,17 on Amazon. Cinematography is top notch there. 

post #13932 of 16089

Elysium 8/10

 

Entertaining, well executed and a fine moral to the story. Nice!

post #13933 of 16089
Castaway On The Moon (2009) 7.7/10


Thanks for the notice on this.
A fresh take on the 'castaway' theme with a Korean Tom Hanks, minus Wilson the volleyball.
Quirky but if you're in the right mood for subtitles it will leave you fully entertained.
Nice open ending, Korea must be the wrong place to live if you have facial scars, that girl was completely agoraphobic, among other things.
A true Netflix sleeper.

Rid of Me (2011) 6.6/10
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Beats out that interminable "Before Midnight (2013)" with Ethan Hawke.
I have no idea why I settled in on this, another post divorce sad sack of a tale.
Dark comedy bordering on psychological terror drew me in perhaps.
An o.k. watch with your girlfriend, I'm sure they will identify with the mean girl spirits in this movie.
Could turn out to be a bust for some, certainly would understand a 3/10 for stereotypes and a flat lead character with no spine.
Edited by 5aces - 8/28/13 at 4:25pm
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Kon-Tiki - 8.75/10

 

Liked most all of it, but the people on the boat sure made a lot of stupid mistakes. Why even smoke on a boat that looks like kindling? Why would you bring your parrot?

None of the characters have any real personality and are not memorable at all.

 

Interesting fact: The movie is not dubbed but shot in two languages!

 

By the end I wanted more. It should have been 5 hours and not 96 minutes.

 

Watch "Shackleton" from 2002 with Kenneth Branagh instead.

post #13935 of 16089

No Country for Old Men 8/10 -- It was great 

I love Tarantino, It wasn't as good as Fargo but still super enjoyable compared to 99% of the crap movies that are coming out today...

 

I'm a little late but on the subject of War movies Assembly is very good for being in all Chinese and it's based on a true story (like that means anything)

Whole thing is on youtube in 720p with sub titles too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNIiBy_Z2Ag


Edited by linglingjr - 8/28/13 at 6:56pm
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