None but the brave - 6.75/10
This one is an old WWII movie starring and directed by Frank Sinatra. It has some of the worst acting i've seen in years and the scenes looked like they were filmed on a stage and not in an actual jungle. Fake plants and trees everywhere. Frank Sinatra is a pretty good actor, but not much of a director. At one point I thought he must have been drunk when directing the movie...it's just that bad.
It has an interesting story at least. A group of Marines get shot down over a small deserted island that's held by the Japanese. Both sides make a truce in order to help each other out. It was pretty believable actually...neither side has any way to contact their HQ. No happy ending here though.
There was a guy in the movie who's played by Tommy Sands (I think)...possibly the worst portrayal of a soldier i've seen yet. He was straight out of a GI Joe cartoon or something. Totally "Gung-Ho" or whatever. Not sure if he was supposed to be funny or not. He reminded me of some Jim Carrey character from "In Living Color".
I actually got a lot of laughs from reversing and rewatching unintentionally hilarious scenes. Some of the worst dialogue and acting i've seen in a long time. Even the typhoon scenes looked like they had a budget of $200.
The only thing that saved this one except for the story was some of the Japanese characters...for the Americans they hired all the worst actors they could find (except for a few).
This story though is something you don't see much in movies. Enemies from both sides having a truce for a short time and almost being friends. Last time I saw that was in the movie "Joyeux Noel" or "Into the White". There is also "Hell on the Pacific" (which is ruined by a lousy ending).
Haha, there's a scene from "The Burmese Harp" with British and Japanese soldiers singing together. Not likely! Of course the movie is based on a fictional story aimed at children (read it a few times).
BTW this movie I'm sorry to say, would have been good on Mystery Science Theater.
Probably the highest rating i've ever given to a "bad" movie!
Fair Game - 9.25/10
Really liked this one and it's very accurate i've read. It's not really some anti-george bush movie or anything like that. I actually didn't know about any of the stuff in this movie and must be living under a rock. I'm really liking Naomi Watts as an actress more and more. She was great in "The Impossible". I think I like Sean Penn in everything too..loved his last movie "This Must be the Place" (previous film of the director of "The Great Beauty".)