The combined might of Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin and two bazookas can’t undo a tragedy. MGM capture This Cannon ‘classic’ takes exploitation to the next level by MATTHEW GAULT War Is Boring published an earlier version of this story on July 31, 2013. The terrorists sort through the passports, looking for Jews. The... Read more
Angelina Jolie visiting Myanmar refugees in Thailand in 2009. U.N. photo Everyone’s a hater by MATTHEW GAULT War Is Boring published an earlier version of this story on Sept. 12, 2013. Everyone has a plan or an opinion. When America goes to war, President-elect Trump tweets something ignorant or Syria gets a little... Read more
He can’t pull the trigger. Bleecker Steet capture People die horribly on the long road to freedom by MATTHEW GAULT Resistance is hard and the consequences can be a nightmare. On Dec. 8, 1941, nine men parachuted into Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. They landed outside of Prague, made their way through the countryside... Read more
He’s on a mission from God. Anchor Bay Entertainment capture Come to watch Cage, stay to watch two old men on dialysis fight in a cave by MATTHEW GAULT Dreams are important. They keep us healthy, give us something to live for and give us a reason to push through the... Read more
A T-62 under my command after a rocket-propelled grenade from above. Battlefront capture We tried to battle the Mujahideen — and lost by ROBERT BECKHUSEN The 2007 P.C. game Combat Mission: Shock Force by Battlefront depicts a U.S. invasion of Syria— four years before a different but very real and terrible conflict... Read more
Marion Cotillard wields a Sten gun in ‘Allied.’ Also, Brad Pitt. Paramount capture Unfortunately, the personal story is not that interesting by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN There is some genuinely compelling drama in Allied, a romantic espionage thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as secret agents in World War II.... Read more
Yeah, I couldn’t handle it either. Sony Pictures capture It’s dog and pony show, the movie by MATTHEW GAULT When my childhood friend Jason came home from Iraq his parents took him to the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas — a sprawling Dallas suburb. As a Marine, Jason had been part of a... Read more
It’s all downhill from here. Activision capture A franchise out of ideas seeks solace in the stars by MATTHEW GAULT What a difference low expectations makes. After more than 13 years and 14 games, mega-hit video game franchise Call of Duty has finally made the desperate leap from the Earth to... Read more
Suroosh Alvi in Yemen. Courtesy Suroosh Alvi In new show, Vice co-founder chats with notorious militants by DAVID AXE In 2016, America’s war on terror turned 15 years old. Now, Suroosh Alvi has found terrorism is alive and well despite interventions, drone strikes and commando raids. In October 2016, the the co-founder... Read more
Redcoats always win. 2K capture War is an extension of politics in Sid Meier’s latest strategy game by MATTHEW GAULT Queen Gorgo had spent hundreds of years expanding Greek territory. What began as a small settlement along a mighty river now ruled the southern expanse of a vast continent. The poor Holy... Read more
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