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
Captura de pantalla del documental Taking Fire del canal Discovery El nuevo documental del canal Discovery muestra el mortal valle Korengal en Afganistán desde el punto de vista de los soldados por MATTHEW GAULT El COP (Combat Outpost) Michigan protegía la entrada al valle Korengal desde su... Read more
He’s just getting started. Summit Entertainment capture Mel Gibson is back and he’s not messing around by MATTHEW GAULT There’s a certain kind of war film that comes out during the holiday season. You know the one. The Allies are good, the Nazis are bad and the war is simple. A... Read more
That shovel is headed for a clavicle. Electronic Arts capture Don’t skip the excellent single player campaign in this year’s multiplayer blockbuster by MATTHEW GAULT Battlefield 1 is almost a masterpiece. During my time with the game, I’ve been a casualty at the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin, held the line with... Read more
The Federation’s gunboat diplomat ‘Enterprise.’ CBS capture Kirk’s crew averted nuclear war, competed for the loyalty of developing nations and engaged in espionage by SEBASTIEN ROBLIN It’s been 50 years since the starship Enterprise first soared boldly where no one had gone before in a three-season run that brought science... Read more
The cast of ‘War Virgin.’ Photo via Facebook Laura Westley talks — and sings — about going to war as a virgin by KEVIN KNODELL In the spring of 2003 Laura Westley went to war a virgin. The young Army officer had grown up in a strict conservative Christian household and had been a leader in... Read more
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