Go Tell the Spartans (1978) Classic Movie Review 154

Go Tell The Spartans (1978)

    Today’s movie is Go Tell the Spartans (1978). Go, tell the Spartans, stranger passing by That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. Simonides of Ceos[1] Of course, the above quote is about the Spartan Greek Battle of Thermopylae (Hot Gate) in 440 B.C. where 300 Spartans held…

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Men in War (1957) Classic Movie Review 148

Men in War (1957)

Today’s movie is Men in War (1957). I watched this movie on a whim because of the title and found out it is excellent. It is one for the Mantheon with macho men playing macho roles. It is not your usual war flick as one of the leading characters only…

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Red Dawn (1984) Classic Movie Review 142

Red Dawn (1984)

  Today’s movie is Red Dawn (1984). This movie is a brat pack version of an at the time conceivable event, the invasion of the USA by the USSR. It is also a wonderful David and Goliath tale as average American high schoolers bring the best the Soviets and Cuban…

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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) Classic Movie Review 141

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

  Today’s movie is The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). This movie was directed by the great director John Ford. It is beautifully filmed in black and white and the story is exciting and well-paced. However, they told a version of US History has been taught in school and in…

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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Classic Movie Review 140

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

  Today’s movie is Cast a Giant Shadow (1966). I literally love this movie because it has the two things I want from all of the movies I watch: 1) The characters face overwhelming odds and 2) they don’t sit around crying and go to work. This is a super…

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WarGames (1983) Classic Movie Review 139

WarGames (1983)

    Today’s movie is WarGames (1983). I wanted to get to this movie early on in 2018, because it figures prominently in “Ready Player One” 2011 and the movie Ready Player One (2018) is coming out shortly. When I first saw WarGames, I was still in the Army. I…

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The Horse Soldiers (1959) Classic Movie Review 126

The Horse Soldiers (1959)

  Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to classicmovierev.com to read notes, bios, and…

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From Here to Eternity (1953) Classic Movie Review 112

From Here to Eternity (1953)

  Today’s movie is From Here to Eternity (1953). This is a war film but there is very little fighting in this movie. It is a love story, but it is all secondary to being a soldier. Burt Lancaster stars as a top sergeant that gets involved with Deborah Kerr’s…

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Seven Days in May (1964) Classic Movie Review 111

Seven Days in May (1964)

  Welcome to today’s show, Seven Days in May (1964), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to classicmovierev.com…

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The Caine Mutiny (1954) Classic Movie Review 110

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

  Today’s movie is The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring among others, Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, and José Ferrer. This great movie covers two of my favorite genres, war movies, and trial movies. What can be better than a military court martial movie? This film was directed by Edward…

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