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#9898380 Aug 19, 2014 at 09:11 AM
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In honor of the Late Robin Williams I think this truly great movie should go first.
Taken from the real life events of Adrian Cronauer, robin Williams played the aforementioned. Cronauer was a United States Air Force sergeant and radio personality who got into trouble over his antics on the radio waves during the Vietnam War.

He was the first radio personality to get fan mail from the GI's in the history of Armed Forces Radio.

He was loved by the General and hated by the Major, and Lieutenant who was the first radio personality to get hate mail in Armed Forces Radio.

If you haven't seen this wonderful movie you have truly missed a gem.

Robin Williams joined the USO the Entertain the Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq at each performance he would bellow "Goooood morning Iraq!" just as Cronauer did at the start of each broad cast, of course shouting Vietnam.


Adrian Cronauer:
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#9898553 Aug 19, 2014 at 09:53 AM
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I love Good Morning Vietnam, I think it has some of his funniest movie moments in there.


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#9901437 Aug 19, 2014 at 09:31 PM
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Miracle at St. Anna is one of my favorite WWII movies. The movie tells the story of four Buffalo Soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division who seek refuge in a small Tuscan village, where they form a bond with its residents.

I liked the gritty, street-level view of the struggles these men went through. If you haven't seen it yet, put it on your list of "must see" films this year.

Here's a peek.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5YzeKJy0LI

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#9903774 Aug 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM · Edited over 2 years ago
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#9901437 Masiv wrote:

Miracle at St. Anna is one of my favorite WWII movies. The movie tells the story of four Buffalo Soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division who seek refuge in a small Tuscan village, where they form a bond with its residents.

I liked the gritty, street-level view of the struggles these men went through. If you haven't seen it yet, put it on your list of "must see" films this year.



I'll check it out :)
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#9905811 Aug 20, 2014 at 07:39 PM
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Good Morning Vietnam is very good. It's been a while so I might have to watch it sometime soon.

Miracle at St. Anna was very interesting; seeing the fight on that particular front as well as the soldier's perspective was interesting. However, as Masiv said, very gritty and sad.


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#9950557 Aug 31, 2014 at 10:22 AM · Edited 3 years ago
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Recently I brought my Dad a present; the entire collection of M*A*S*H.

The original movie was okish but in my opinion not the best. The television series, especially after Potter took over is a classic. I do believe that it was marred by the Vietnam conflict with it's antiwar message though, because if you look at North Korea today you have to conclude why we had to save the South in a just war.

Putting that one gripe aside for a moment if you want an amazing story it is a great watch that surprised me when I discovered the fact about the show in a documentary that is packaged with it. Hawkeye was based on a real person and while the first movie wanted to take Korea out of the story the TV Show wanted to honor it as best they could. Behind the scenes real soldiers and doctors from the Korean War advised and helped bring the war ravaged country to life in a valley in California where the day scenes were filmed.

I always thought the show took the doctors antics a bit far for entertainment purposes but as it turns out most of them were based on real things that happened. The Army needed doctors urgently in the Korean Campaign and they were allowed to get away with things that real soldiers wouldn't. Two things the real doctors did say was different was the fact that the nurses were treated with the utmost respect and that when they got their papers to go home they really didn't want to leave their comrades in arms behind.

Two more things before I stop writing:
The man who played Klinger actually served in the army in Korea and helped protect the border even after most of the troops had gone home. He signed up. Klinger was also based on a real person.

While Hawkeye was a womanizer Alan Alder was actually involved in the feminist movement. A year or so into the series he was robbed of all of his money by his accountant and needed to take on more responsibilities to survive. He became a writer, director and creative consultant for the show and changed Hawkeye's character to respect Mjr Hoolihan despite their differences.

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#9968987 Sep 04, 2014 at 04:46 AM
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I just brought my father Good Morning Vietnam for Fathers Day :)
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#10342074 Nov 28, 2014 at 07:09 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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The latest Star Wars movie is set for a December 2015 release. It's called, "The Force Awakens".

Here's some clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwVRYEQG_I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RsQd7hn9bg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE

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#10342085 Nov 28, 2014 at 07:12 PM
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#10342074 Masiv wrote:

The latest Star Wars movie is set for a December 2015 release. It's called, "The Force Awakens".

Here's a clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwVRYEQG_I

I watched it earlier. I don't care how crappy it might be, I'm going to see it in theaters regardless. I'm pretty excited about it! What's everyone's thoughts? Thanks for sharing, Masiv.


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#10342139 Nov 28, 2014 at 07:39 PM
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Sorry Masiv but that trailer is fake, as I just found out myself. Although it did look quite real in some regards. Here's the actual teaser:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE


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#10343076 Nov 29, 2014 at 05:47 AM
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I thought the fanmade/fake one looked better tbh. I will wait till the movie arrives on Netflix, I am not a fan of Abrams so I don't think these new movies will be to my taste.

I would have liked to see Neill Blomkamp take on Star Wars, his scifi movies are great and I think Sharlto Copley would have made an excellent Sith Lord he was pretty damn menacing in Elysium.


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#10343446 Nov 29, 2014 at 08:33 AM
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#10343076 DamodarThade wrote:

I thought the fanmade/fake one looked better tbh. I will wait till the movie arrives on Netflix, I am not a fan of Abrams so I don't think these new movies will be to my taste.

I would have liked to see Neill Blomkamp take on Star Wars, his scifi movies are great and I think Sharlto Copley would have made an excellent Sith Lord he was pretty damn menacing in Elysium.

A lot of people have said the same thing. I think both teasers have certain appealing aspects, such as the fake's shadow trooper and the real's cross-guarded lightsaber (completely impractical but still quite awesome). I take it you didn't care for Abrams's re-amped Star Trek flicks? Wow, I will say that comes to me as a shock considering you are a big Star Wars fan. Besides, surely it can't be worse than Episode 1.....or can it?


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#10343834 Nov 29, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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#10343446 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

#10343076 DamodarThade wrote:

I thought the fanmade/fake one looked better tbh. I will wait till the movie arrives on Netflix, I am not a fan of Abrams so I don't think these new movies will be to my taste.

I would have liked to see Neill Blomkamp take on Star Wars, his scifi movies are great and I think Sharlto Copley would have made an excellent Sith Lord he was pretty damn menacing in Elysium.

A lot of people have said the same thing. I think both teasers have certain appealing aspects, such as the fake's shadow trooper and the real's cross-guarded lightsaber (completely impractical but still quite awesome). I take it you didn't care for Abrams's re-amped Star Trek flicks? Wow, I will say that comes to me as a shock considering you are a big Star Wars fan. Besides, surely it can't be worse than Episode 1.....or can it?


I was hopeful for 2009 Star Trek movie but still upset they where remaking it and went into watching the movie with hope but it really didn't sit well with me and I watched the second on TV out of curiosity and thought that was even worse, Khan is meant to be a enhanced human but the whole bouncing about dual wielding 2 huge guns mowing down what was meant to be Klingon warriors was just...

The new Star Wars movie will be the second one I don't see in the cinema (never saw ep 1 at the cinema), the original movie was the first movie I ever saw in the cinema. I wasn't happy they removed the expanded universe from canon even though it was a bit of a mess there was great content in it. I do have some hope for Star Wars, Disney has done well with Marvel so i hope they do the same with Star Wars.


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#10343936 Nov 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM
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#10343834 DamodarThade wrote:

#10343446 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

#10343076 DamodarThade wrote:

I thought the fanmade/fake one looked better tbh. I will wait till the movie arrives on Netflix, I am not a fan of Abrams so I don't think these new movies will be to my taste.

I would have liked to see Neill Blomkamp take on Star Wars, his scifi movies are great and I think Sharlto Copley would have made an excellent Sith Lord he was pretty damn menacing in Elysium.

A lot of people have said the same thing. I think both teasers have certain appealing aspects, such as the fake's shadow trooper and the real's cross-guarded lightsaber (completely impractical but still quite awesome). I take it you didn't care for Abrams's re-amped Star Trek flicks? Wow, I will say that comes to me as a shock considering you are a big Star Wars fan. Besides, surely it can't be worse than Episode 1.....or can it?


I was hopeful for 2009 Star Trek movie but still upset they where remaking it and went into watching the movie with hope but it really didn't sit well with me and I watched the second on TV out of curiosity and thought that was even worse, Khan is meant to be a enhanced human but the whole bouncing about dual wielding 2 huge guns mowing down what was meant to be Klingon warriors was just...

The new Star Wars movie will be the second one I don't see in the cinema (never saw ep 1 at the cinema), the original movie was the first movie I ever saw in the cinema. I wasn't happy they removed the expanded universe from canon even though it was a bit of a mess there was great content in it. I do have some hope for Star Wars, Disney has done well with Marvel so i hope they do the same with Star Wars.
I haven't really watched the Original Star Trek series however even still, I recognize that Abrams flicks have definitely strayed away from the orignals. That said, I didn't think the first movie was too terrible but I didn't much care for Into Darkness.

In that case, you were lucky since you didn't have to spend money watching it. Agreed, there are some great fan made Star Wars lore out there and they decided to scrap it all. I can sort of understand their decision in that regard however it was still a major blow. Since Marvel and Star Wars are pretty much two of their biggest selling points, the expectations for a fantasic sequel triology ased on the Orginal Triology is definitely a daunting task. I hope the new movies are good since as you said, Marvel has managed exceptionally well so hopefully Star Wars can follow in a similar suit.


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#10347443 Nov 30, 2014 at 09:30 AM
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#10343936 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

#10343834 DamodarThade wrote:

#10343446 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

#10343076 DamodarThade wrote:

I thought the fanmade/fake one looked better tbh. I will wait till the movie arrives on Netflix, I am not a fan of Abrams so I don't think these new movies will be to my taste.

I would have liked to see Neill Blomkamp take on Star Wars, his scifi movies are great and I think Sharlto Copley would have made an excellent Sith Lord he was pretty damn menacing in Elysium.

A lot of people have said the same thing. I think both teasers have certain appealing aspects, such as the fake's shadow trooper and the real's cross-guarded lightsaber (completely impractical but still quite awesome). I take it you didn't care for Abrams's re-amped Star Trek flicks? Wow, I will say that comes to me as a shock considering you are a big Star Wars fan. Besides, surely it can't be worse than Episode 1.....or can it?


I was hopeful for 2009 Star Trek movie but still upset they where remaking it and went into watching the movie with hope but it really didn't sit well with me and I watched the second on TV out of curiosity and thought that was even worse, Khan is meant to be a enhanced human but the whole bouncing about dual wielding 2 huge guns mowing down what was meant to be Klingon warriors was just...

The new Star Wars movie will be the second one I don't see in the cinema (never saw ep 1 at the cinema), the original movie was the first movie I ever saw in the cinema. I wasn't happy they removed the expanded universe from canon even though it was a bit of a mess there was great content in it. I do have some hope for Star Wars, Disney has done well with Marvel so i hope they do the same with Star Wars.
I haven't really watched the Original Star Trek series however even still, I recognize that Abrams flicks have definitely strayed away from the orignals. That said, I didn't think the first movie was too terrible but I didn't much care for Into Darkness.

In that case, you were lucky since you didn't have to spend money watching it. Agreed, there are some great fan made Star Wars lore out there and they decided to scrap it all. I can sort of understand their decision in that regard however it was still a major blow. Since Marvel and Star Wars are pretty much two of their biggest selling points, the expectations for a fantasic sequel triology ased on the Orginal Triology is definitely a daunting task. I hope the new movies are good since as you said, Marvel has managed exceptionally well so hopefully Star Wars can follow in a similar suit.


TOS and TNG can be hard to get into, if you haven't tried watching DS9 or Voyager I would give them a try they are both more modern and not as hard Trek. DS9 and Voyager are episodic but both have a story that goes from episode 1 to the finale though DS9 is slower to start off it is imo the best of the lot and has the best characters. Enterpise is good though season 4 is rather poor.


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#10428336 Dec 18, 2014 at 07:46 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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If you guys have not seen it already, Edge Of Tomorrow is a really good action/scifi movie. It is sort of like Groundhog day meets Independence Day but with a better story than ID4 8)



It is really well cast and acted. My only complaint was I think Bill Paxton needed more screen time. That aside watch it and enjoy!


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#10464059 Dec 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM · Edited 3 years ago
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This is one of the best Australian films of this generation. A true story based in Parks, a small sheep farming town that was also one of the most important locations for the Apollo 11 moon landing. My Mum and Dad have been through Parks and they said that it is really like how it was portrayed in the film. This is a family movie that you can watch with the whole family. I was happy to see it on PSN when my VCR tape finally broke.

Let me know when you see it! I'd love to know what you think of an Aussie flick :)
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#10465272 Dec 30, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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Both "Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Dish" are available on Netflix.com. I added "The Dish" to my queue and moved "Edge of Tomorrow" up near the top of my list to watch. Thanks for the info.

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#10465277 Dec 30, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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#10465272 Masiv wrote:

Both "Edge of Tomorrow" and "The Dish" are available on Netflix.com. I added "The Dish" to my queue and moved "Edge of Tomorrow" up near the top of my list to watch. Thanks for the info.



Oh good. I hope you like it :)
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#10465610 Dec 30, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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I remember watching The Dish when it first came out and really enjoying it. Other Aussie movies I have enjoyed are Two Hands, Acolytes, Animal Kingdom and Chopper. A sci-fi movie that you might like Falcon is Contact with Jodie Foster in case you haven't seen it.


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