GENRE: History

Movies Last Days In Vietnam Movie Poster

As America recovers from the shock of Watergate, the fragile peace in Far East Asia collapses and ushers in the Last Days in Vietnam. In 1963, President Lyndon Johnson took up the battle against Communism by escalating the fight against the North Vietnamese in Vietnam. American men were suddenly being whisked away from a world […]

Movies The Unknown Known Movie Poster

The controversial former Secretary of Defense sits down for a candid one-on-one interview in The Unknown Known. The administration of President George W. Bush will forever conjure up images of three main players: Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld has a history in politics dating back to the Dwight Eisenhower […]

Movies Invictus Movie Poster

This week found me stuffing in another 2009 film in Clint Eastwood‘s latest film Invictus. The movie focuses on a specific segment of Nelson Mandela‘s early Presidency in which he enlists the aid of the national rugby team to help cure the ills of his fragile country. Mandela, played exceptionally by Morgan Freeman (as if […]

Movies Defiance Movie Poster

The next movie for this weekend is Defiance starring Daniel Craig outside his Bond persona. It’s 1941 and the Germans are storming through Eastern Europe. The plan is wholesale slaughter especially with regard to the Russian Jews they encounter along the way. Craig plays a true life character that, in the attempt to save his own family’s life, becames entangled in […]

Movies Valkyrie Movie Poster

This week I headed out to ski for the first time this year after taking last season off entirely. It became evident at the end of the season before that my leg still wasn’t recovered enough from my earlier break. While I went into the winter of 07-08 with lots of hope that just wasn’t […]

Movies Frost/Nixon Movie Poster

This past weekend found us at the theater to see the premiere of Frost/Nixon. This biopic details the events surrounding the 1977 interview between David Frost and Richard Nixon. Nixon had left the office of the President in disgrace three years before and felt he needed this interview to set the record straight and hopefully […]

Movies Milk Movie Poster

Last week we headed out to see the latest Sean Penn film—a biopic entitled Milk. It’s the story of the first openly gay politician elected to public office in America. The story takes place mainly throughout the 1970s and appears to stay very true to the actual events of the man and his time. The […]

Movies W. Movie Poster

On Saturday we saw the Oliver Stone biopic on George W. Bush called simply, W. There really isn’t a whole lot to like here. Stone knows how to make a riveting movie and this is not one of them. It does a great job of presenting the facts (which he’s had a past tendency to play very loose with) and the acting is […]

Movies Man On Wire Movie Poster

I nearly forgot to mention one of the better movies I’ve seen this year. It’s been a busy week so I didn’t have time to write that my son and I saw Man on Wire last week. This is a documentary that you really need to want to see to find it. It was only playing […]

Movies Charlie Wilson's War Movie Poster

We saw Charlie Wilson’s War last night. This is a movie starring Tom Hanks that I’ve been meaning to see since December and just couldn’t get to. It’s worth more of an effort. While the movie isn’t an Oscar contender it’s a bright, witty, entertaining movie that really does make you think about how our government […]

Movies National Treasure: Book Of Secrets Movie Poster

Next up is National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The first incarnation of this sequel received pretty poor reviews and yet I found it entirely entertaining and interesting. When the bad reviews for this one came in I ignored them hoping it was more the same as the first time around. Sadly, this version takes just […]