Paths of Hate
is a highly stylized Polish CGI animated short movie which to an extent mimics traditional cel animation, but goes far beyond what's practically possible with traditional techniques. It also has some excellent, high-intensity aerial combat. Possibly NSFW for some light blood and gore.
, the tech magazine Wired
's section for covering military and security matters, have compiled The Worst War Movies Ever, From Delta Force to The Empire Strikes Back
for your Friday list viewing pleasure.
Just over 25 years ago
, ABC broadcast the most watched made-for-television movie of all time
. You probably remember where you were when you saw it
. [last link possibly NSFW]
Real Military Flix
. Documentaries, combat clips, full-length movies. For all your warporn needs. Iraq/Afghanistan firefights
. The Great War
Zeitgeist, the movie
[Google Video link embedded] - An interesthing, if bizarre, mix of buffed-up comparative mythology
, 9/11 conspiracy theories
and New world order
rambling about banks, loans, debts and war.
the spirit of our times?
Iraq's Horror Movie Posters.
According to Sky News, insurgent forces are taking up Worth1000
style criticism to hold up a mirror to citizens of the US and their Military-Entertainment complex.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
, and Aaron Sorkin
will be leaving television production for a while. His current project is Charlie Wilson's War
, a movie starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, based on the late George Crile's excellent
of the same name. The movie
"party animal" Congressman Charles "Good Time Charlie" Wilson's
(D, TX) rise from a scandal (he was caught in "a hot tub tryst with two cocaine-sniffing showgirls in Las Vegas"
,) to his role in the 1980's covertly funding Afghanistan guerrillas so they could expand their war with the Soviet Union
. Wilson's actions would eventually help collapse the Afghan PDPA government
, a power vacuum which would be filled by the Taliban. Who would have thought ending the Cold War
would be so easy?
A 10 minute home movie
taken by an SS officer has been discovered in an English church
. It shows SS officers and secretaries relaxing in the summer of 1942 in southern Russia. The last couple of minutes shows footage from a slave labor camp in that area. The footage was taken at the height of the German success in Russia, a few months before the turning point in the Russian campaign
- and probably the turning point in the Second World War
- anti-war movie from National Amusements featuring the ungrateful dead. This will possibly invoke some controversy.
See the war we keep talking about. The making of Gunner Palace
. The diary
of the filmmaker Michael Tucker. Rottentomato reviews
Feeling lonely? Terrified? Isolated from the World Community?
Call now. Real girls are standing by to tell you exactly what you want to hear.
War as a Way of Life
The latest Reggio/Glass collaboration - Naqoyqatsi - is coming out Oct. 18. From the looks of the trailer, this could be the coolest of the trilogy
. Of course, who could forget the scene from Koyaanisqatsi where Reggio jumps from scene of Twinkies rushing through production line to fast-forward scene of daily-grinders moving up escalators in subway station - priceless. Just more 70's grad-student dope-smoking backdrop -- or essential media for our age?
Nuclear war on film
The Los Angeles Times
[registration required] reviews the potrayal of nuclear war in the movies.