The Wargamer

29 April 2017

The Fury of 1945

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 17 DEC 2014 by Jean Marciniak

A review of the Brad Pitt film, Fury

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Salamanca

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 25 JUL 2012 by Martin Lampon

Martin Lampon reviews a documentary on the pivotal battle, continuing our celebration of its bicentennial.

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World War II in HD

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 22 JAN 2012 by Curtis Szmania

Curtis Szmania sits down and gives his review on the mini-series that presents World War II footage in high definition with narration from several famous actors. Is it worth a spot on your shelf?

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The Pacific

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 11 NOV 2011 by Curtis Szmania

Curtis Szmania gives his review of the HBO mini-series of a group of Marines fighting in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

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Generation Kill

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 29 SEP 2011 by Scott Parrino

Scott Parrino reviews the mini-series, based on the Evan Wright's book of the same name, that focuses on the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the First Reconnaissance Battalion of the United States Marine Corps that was a part of it.

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Kagemusha

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 22 SEP 2011 by Curtis Szmania

Curtis Szmania turns off the lights and turns on the screen to review Kagemusha, a 1980 film set in the Sengoku period in Feudal Japan. Can a thief be a double for a daimyo of the Takeda clan?

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Four Lions

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 18 AUG 2011 by Scott Parrino

Scott Parrino checks out the film Four Lions, a comedy film by Chris Morris that follows a terrorist cell as they bumble their way through their Jihad. Does the film make it funny enough to laugh at terrorists?

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Restrepo

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 3 MAR 2011 by Scott Parrino

Scott Parrino reviews the documentary that earned the title of one of the top ten documentary films of 2010 by the Review Board. The documentary Restrepo gives a view into a platoons 15 month deployment to the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, the "deadliest place on Earth".

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Letters from Iwo Jima

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 24 FEB 2011 by Scott Parrino

Scott Parrino reviews the film directed by Clint Eastwood that puts a face on the defenders of Iwo Jima as they prepare for invasion and try to resist the inevitable.

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Passchendaele

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 10 JAN 2011 by William Trotter

William Trotter sits down and reviews the 2008 film based on the titular battle as well as gives Wargamer an informative piece on the history behind it.

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Avatar

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 23 DEC 2009 by Scott Parrino

Whether you call it Dances With Wolves meets the Smurfs or an MMORPG meeting Dinotopia, Avatar is likely to be one of the movies discussed over the holidays. Find out what Jim Zabek thinks of it.

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Star Trek Movie

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 14 MAY 2009 by Scott Parrino

What does the new Star Trek movie have in common with World War II? More than you might think.

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The Pied Piper of Saipan - Movie Reviews

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 15 JUL 2008 by Scott Parrino

Dr. Jim Cobb takes a look at two movies portraying the amazing feat of Guy Gabaldon, who convinced over 1500 Japanese soldiers to surrender on Saipan.

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Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 5 MAR 2006 by Scott Parrino

The cold hinterland of Finland was the setting for the 1939-1940 Winter War, a battle that has now been thoroughly examined in this new TV documentary. Jim Zabek reports.

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DOOM

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 5 NOV 2005 by Scott Parrino

Sean Drummy reviews the recent movie release of the venerable shooting series DOOM. Is this another motion picture atrocity or an entertaining flick that dishes out justice to the original games, and some demons while we're at it.

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No Surrender

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 11 MAR 2004 by Scott Parrino

Lloyd Sabin reviews this History Channel program which explores the interesting history of both Japanese and German kamikazes during the Second World War.

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Cross of Iron 3

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 9 NOV 2003 by Scott Parrino

In this third installment, Brent Richards examines the differences among the characters portrayed in the 1976 movie and 1956 book, Cross of Iron.

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Gods and Generals

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 19 SEP 2003 by Scott Parrino

"In a time of films with little to no educational value, we could do worse than to have more films like this."

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Cross of Iron, Part II

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 10 AUG 2003 by Scott Parrino

Brent Richards once again delves into the similarities and differences between the book and movie, 'Cross of Iron.' This time Brent analyzes the lead character Corporal Steiner.

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Cross of Iron

MOVIE REVIEW posted on 3 JUL 2003 by Scott Parrino

"Most of you are familiar with the Steven Spielberg film 'Saving Private Ryan' and the German film 'Stalingrad.' Both of these works depict the horror and senselessness of war vividly. Yet both of these films were predated by a film that was the first to put a face on the German soldier in World War II, an "All Quiet on the Western Front" for the WWII landser, 'Cross of Iron'."

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