Terry Benedict Kept ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Honest
Hacksaw Ridge blasted into theaters and took audiences by surprise. The story of World War II Army medic Desmond Doss saving the lives of 75 men achieved something rare. It’s a hyper violent, heavily religious story that uses the gory effects of an exploitation film and the straight-forward lessons... Read more
Iran’s F-14 Tomcats ready to fight. kosar3d capture Fancy drones and ballistic missiles decimate U.S. forces by MATTHEW GAULT American troops descend from a helicopter onto a green field peppered by palm-like tees. A fog hangs over the area and all the soldiers are faceless. Masks, mirrored goggles and technological doodads cover... Read more
Captura de pantalla del videojuego ‘Fallout 3’ Un catedrático aseguró que los videojuegos convertían a las personas en mejores tiradores-Posteriormente se desmintió su estudio Brad Bushman tiene que dar algunas explicaciones por LEIF JOHNSON En 2012 un estudio académico publicado en la revista Communication Research concedió cierta credibilidad... Read more
MIT photo Battlecode is a trial-by-fire for software nerds by DYLLAN FURNESS The final tournament was an hour away and defeat seemed imminent for Cory Li. His team’s AI was one of the best in the 2012 Battlecode competition but it was too often outplayed by an algorithm created by an... Read more
Shore patrol is a shitty detail by MATTHEW GAULT Military justice can often seem odd and harsh to civilian eyes. The U.S. Air Force and Army rely largely on dedicated police forces within their branches to maintain order and enforce the laws. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are a bit more... Read more
‘Fallout 3' capture Brad Bushman has some explaining to do by LEIF JOHNSON In 2012, an academic study in the journal Communications Research lent some credibility to the idea that playing a lot of first-person shooters effectively trains you to use firearms … in real life. Now, that study’s been retracted due to “irregularities”... Read more
Run. Run far away. IFC Films capture This bizarre political fable turns the 20th century ultra-nationalist movement into a horror movie by MATTHEW GAULT Fascism, as an idea, had been kicking around Europe since the end of the 19th century. But World War I gave it the push it needed to become... Read more
The New York City Playwright Who Sneaked Into Afghanistan During the Soviet Invasion
War Is Boring published an earlier version of this story on Dec 15, 2014. In 1981, an American writer sneaked into Afghanistan following a dream. He survived — barely — and wrote a play that eventually became a movie. The Beast, which debuted in 1988, is about a Soviet tank crew that finds itself... Read more
The Alexandrov Ensemble in 2009. Loraine photo via Wikimedia The deaths of 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble in a Christmas plane crash is a loss for the world’s culture by ROBERT BECKHUSEN My introduction to the Red Army Choir came when I visited a Russian-themed cultural shop that had... Read more
Vertigo Films capture This flick isn’t sure what it wants to be by MATTHEW GAULT Parkes wakes up disoriented. He’s been riding in the hot sun with a burlap sack over his head for hours. Now he can see again. He’s in a small room, tied to a chair with his arms... Read more
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