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Tuesday, 02 November 1999 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Saving Private Ryan (DTS) function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: DreamWorks Home Entertainment starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Matt Damon release year: 1998 film rating: Four-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Most kids have played war games at some point, but it’s unlikely that the type of battlefield action they fantasize about looks a whole lot like the chaotic human slaughterhouse that was Omaha Beach on WWII’s D-Day. In Chapters 2-4 of ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ director Steven Spielberg and writer Robert Rodat do their best to faithfully replicate what it must have been like to be part of the Allied forces slogging ashore. Their vision is so disturbingly realistic and matter-of-fact that it seems about he only thing they could do to make the experience more visceral is to find a way to actually put viewers in immediate fear for their lives.
Tuesday, 12 October 1999 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: The Ipcress File function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment MPAA rating: NR starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd, Gordon Jackson, Aubrey Richards, Frank Gatliff. release year: 1965 film rating: Four stars reviewed by: Bill Warren By the time three James Bond movies had been released, a kind of reaction against their cocky flamboyance had begun to set in, and "more realistic," vaguely anti-007 spy movies were made. One of the first was based on Len Deighton's novel The Ipcress File; the movie was produced by Harry Saltzman, who, with Cubby Broccoli, also produced the Bond movies. Deighton's series of novels about an unnamed British spy who worked much further down the bureaucratic ladder than James Bond had become popular, so Saltzman hoped to generate another franchise with movie adaptations of the Deighton novels -- and for a while, he did.
Tuesday, 18 May 1999 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: They Were Expendable function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: MGM/Warner Home Video starring: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond release year: 1945 film rating: Three Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein They really don’t make war movies like this any more. In the first place, there’s been nobody quite like director John Ford since the one and only, and in the second place, it’s just about impossible for a filmmaker at the end of the 1990s to replicate with a straight face the soaring U.S. patriotism of the mid-1940s, which here goes as far as listing the actual military ranks of all those involved in the production. (Director Ford is listed as Captain USNR.)
Tuesday, 27 April 1999 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: The Big Red One function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Warner Home Video starring: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco release year: 1980 film rating: Three-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Released in 1980, director/writer Samuel Fuller’s ‘The Big Red One’ combines modern film technology with something of the sensibility of a ‘40s war film. A touch old-fashioned and decidedly episodic, ‘Big Red’ still has dramatic punch. ‘The Bed Red One’ takes its title from the insignia on the uniforms of the U.S. Army’s First Infantry Division (filmmaker Fuller was part of "the Fighting First" in WWII). A sepia-toned, nightmarelike prologue establishes both the origins of the symbol and the incident that forever after haunts the nameless soldier (Lee Marvin) who, by WWII, has become a veteran sergeant in the Fighting First. The men under him include a youthful quartet (Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward) who are eventually dubbed "the Sergeant’s Four Horsemen" due to their uncanny ability ...
Wednesday, 22 April 1998 |  Written by Kim Wilson  | 
title: G.I. Jane function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Hollywood Pictures MPAA rating: R starring: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, and Anne Bancroft release year: 1996 film rating: Three and a half stars reviewed by: Kim Wilson Attempting to become the first woman to enter the elite combat unit of the U.S. Navy Seals Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore) discovers first-hand that the brutal, male-bonding training rituals are nothing compared to the opposition from politicians and top military brass who have stacked the deck against her success.
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