Entertainment Reviews
Sun, 27 November 2005

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Having greatly enjoyed Blackhawk Down, I thought I’d give Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven a chance. This was in spite of poor reviews from critics (whom I don’t follow) and enthusiasts alike. I stopped paying attention to the “critics” and their elitist drivel when they…
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Entertainment Reviews
Mon, 29 March 2004

We Were Soldiers (2002)

On November 14, 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, 400 young fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons—all troopers from the U.S. 7th Cavalry (Air Mobile)—were surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of…
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Entertainment Reviews
Thu, 18 March 2004

Open Range (2003)

In many ways this movie was a refreshing departure from the usual Hollywood fare. I was tempted to give it a special additional rating for just that. The story is basically about a cattle outfit of 4 men—a cantankerous boss named…”Boss” (Robert Duvall), a reserved…
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Entertainment Reviews
Tue, 16 March 2004

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

I think it is fair to say that this movie was “ground-breaking”. With the hundreds of WWII-topic movies, Saving Private Ryan was unique in several aspects. It also brought with it many of the things that annoy me about mainstream Hollywood. Casting Using big (no…
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Entertainment Reviews
Sun, 14 March 2004

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

I managed to see Mel Gibson’s “The Passion Of The Christ” last night and, guess what? —I have an opinion on it! Overall, the best word I can come up with to describe it is “powerful”. It was extremely moving (even though one of those…
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