Go Back   SOCNET: The Special Operations Community Network > General Topics > Movies and TV

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #441  
Old 4 June 2009, 09:47
Polypro's Avatar
Polypro Polypro is offline
BTDT
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: A Noisy Bar In Avalon
Posts: 12,403
84 Charlie MOPIC http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096744/

Final Option <---pretty kick ass for an early 80's film

P
Reply With Quote
  #442  
Old 23 October 2009, 19:30
Spinner's Avatar
Spinner Spinner is offline
Pele's Bucket of Fire?...never heard of it
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 12,428
Blast of Silence

Good, not great, independent low budget movie made on location in NYC and released in 1961.

If you're a fan of film noir, you'll appreciate this flick. It has elements that certainly influenced Scorcese, who saw it when he was a film student. It will remind you a little bit of a stripped down Mean Streets, except for the plot and the fact that it's in black and white.

The guy who directed and starred in it, Allen Baron, probably would have gone on to directing bigger films if he'd made this a little sooner or a little later in his career. The Criterion DVD has a cool little extra entitled Requiem for a Killer, and has Baron going back to New York and revisiting many of the locations where he shot the movie.

Neat little trivia, he was friends with Peter Falk, who was originally going to star in the feature role, but instead took a paying part in the movie Murder, Inc.

http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/546
__________________
"This is supposed to be a happy occasion! Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who!"
Reply With Quote
  #443  
Old 23 October 2009, 21:50
SuperCracker SuperCracker is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: N. Florida
Posts: 104
WHATEVER YOU DO. Don't watch Tunnel Rats. I got roped into watching it a few days ago. I really honestly think that it was made entirely by film students from Berkley.

Damn near every US soldier was a pot smoking murdering douchebag and the VC are brave common men nobely fighting to further the ideals of social justice. Right down to carefully lighted commie propaganda on the walls IN THE TUNNELS and shooting the VC officers in heroic poses with dramatic lighting. It was painful and the lefty political agenda coup de gras........at the end of the movie the VC are actually wearing Kefiyyas (sp?, "peace scarves")

I think maybe a boy scout could have done a better job advising them on things military as well. It's a Vietnam era movie and they had US soldiers carrying M16A2s and flat top M4s, wearing modern armor! The only thing that could have redeemed it is if Dolf Lundgren had popped out and fought Chuck Norris to the death.
Reply With Quote
  #444  
Old 5 November 2009, 00:23
atin verd atin verd is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bravo_One_Three View Post
Now that I think about it, you should see my workshop. All the screwdrivers, wrenches, sockets, saw blades, sandpaper packs, milling bits, screws, nails… all arranged by size and type… FUCK, I NEED HELP! Although, in my defense, it IS a mess in there :D I wonder why I have seen fit to neglect my closet and my side of the dresser... that area DEFINES what a mess is!
We feel the need to be obsessive compulsive in certain parts of our lives that we have control over so I'm told.

Wow I started a list of just Vietnam movies that I loved but then after perusing everyone else's I feel inadequate.
Anyway my top 10 Vietnam movies not in any particular order except for the first 5
1. Full Metal Jacket
2. We Were Soldiers
3. Hamburger Hill
4. Apocalypse Now
5. The Deer Hunter
6. Rescue Dawn
7. Green Berets
8. UnCommon Valor
9. Good Morning, Vietnam
10. Deer Hunter

But other movies that I have to watch when they are on television for no particular reason:
Bullet Proof Monk
The Rundown
30 Days of Night
WWII Films:
Kelly's Heroes
Saving Private Ryan
The Dirty Dozen
Reply With Quote
  #445  
Old 8 November 2009, 00:33
Yarg Yarg is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ct
Posts: 142
Favorite Movies

Dont watch a whole lot of movies, but my favs are:

Saving private Ryan
Braveheart
Band of Brothers
Blackhawk down
We were Soldiers

Worst
Jarhead
Alcatraz (Or somthing like that?)
Heartbreak Ridge
Reply With Quote
  #446  
Old 13 November 2009, 17:49
Spinner's Avatar
Spinner Spinner is offline
Pele's Bucket of Fire?...never heard of it
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 12,428
Center yourself in the hatch!

I just watched The D.I. all the way through for the first time. Pretty good, even with all the cliches tossed about.

They even had their own Pyle, although Gunny Moore wasn't nearly as tough on his version as Gunny Hartman was on his.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwnPDNOAKhs
__________________
"This is supposed to be a happy occasion! Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who!"
Reply With Quote
  #447  
Old 13 November 2009, 17:53
Stanley_White's Avatar
Stanley_White Stanley_White is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Downtown
Posts: 1,590
Hamburger Hill.
__________________
-Stanley_White

All my life I wanted to go up in society. Where everything higher was legal, straight. But the higher I go, the more crooked it becomes. Where the hell does it end? -- Michael Corleone

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? -- Mark 8:36 KJV


Never get out of the boat. Absolutely goddamn right. Unless you were going all the way. -- Captain Willard

Last edited by Stanley_White; 13 November 2009 at 17:57.
Reply With Quote
  #448  
Old 13 November 2009, 18:00
Spinner's Avatar
Spinner Spinner is offline
Pele's Bucket of Fire?...never heard of it
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 12,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stanley_White View Post
Thief with James Caan.
One of the best Chicago movies ever filmed, covered a lot of bases. If you get it on DVD, the commentary track by Mann is pretty cool.

Also Dennis Farina's first movie role, as I recall, and he was still working for the CPD at the time.

The funny thing is that Farina played a hood, while one of the "cops" that pulls over Caan early on was a former jewel thief who had done time.
__________________
"This is supposed to be a happy occasion! Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who!"
Reply With Quote
  #449  
Old 23 November 2009, 06:22
Zilla Zilla is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5
I know I am in good company when someone mentions 'Raising Arizona'! You know a movie is ground into your brain when you constnatly quote it without realizing it.

Just re watched "The Big Lebowski" - John Goodmans constant commentary on serving his country is brilliant. The dude abides!

I liked Connery and Nicolas Cage alot in that one movie about escape from Alcatraz? Can't recall the name.

Rose

Quote:
Originally Posted by urban achiever View Post
"The Man Who Would Be King"- great work by Connery and Caine
"True Romance"- the scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper is awesome.
"Raising Arizona" - and almost every other Coen Brothers movie
Reply With Quote
  #450  
Old 5 December 2009, 23:30
SDVDV SDVDV is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North West USA
Posts: 23
Hows about Enemy at the gate. I know they were Russians and Germans but that was good entertainment. That boat ride in the beginning would get anyone's attention.
Reply With Quote
  #451  
Old 6 December 2009, 01:23
bmbsqd's Avatar
bmbsqd bmbsqd is offline
On the Extract Bird
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MSP WI USA
Posts: 5,720
Not the greatest movie, but the best love story ever...Brokeback Mountain. Definitely the saddest love story ever made.
Reply With Quote
  #452  
Old 6 December 2009, 09:20
Ole crusty bastard's Avatar
Ole crusty bastard Ole crusty bastard is offline
Authorized Personnel
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Port Charlotte FL
Posts: 4,562
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbsqd View Post
Not the greatest movie, but the best love story ever...Brokeback Mountain. Definitely the saddest love story ever made.
Not sure that I'd admit watching that one... (not sure which smiley to put either).
__________________
...when in doubt...over prime.
Reply With Quote
  #453  
Old 11 December 2009, 22:08
WS-G WS-G is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Same universe
Posts: 3,407
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbsqd View Post
Not the greatest movie, but the best love story ever...Brokeback Mountain. Definitely the saddest love story ever made.
No, that was Deliverance!!!
Reply With Quote
  #454  
Old 13 December 2009, 22:14
KimberChick's Avatar
KimberChick KimberChick is offline
At the Barn
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbsqd View Post
Not the greatest movie, but the best love story ever...Brokeback Mountain. Definitely the saddest love story ever made.


I have never!!........
Reply With Quote
  #455  
Old 13 December 2009, 22:19
bmbsqd's Avatar
bmbsqd bmbsqd is offline
On the Extract Bird
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MSP WI USA
Posts: 5,720
KimberChick,

I'll tell you a story from Iraq about this movie. On Thursday nights about 20 of us would gather around a common area at the camp and trade DVDs. Most were haji copies that we all acquired in our ME travels. Well, as a joke I would always bring Brokeback Mountain and offer it up. Of course I always got "fuck that shit", "bullshit, fucking fag movie", etc. But it almost never failed that later that night there would be a knock at the door and one of the other EOD guys, or one of the security guys, would tap on my hooch door with some excuse about having no more movies and ask if he could borrow some. It was almost always a cover for wanting to see BM!

However, I must toss in the towel and say that another movie I watched lately may actually take the place of BM for saddest movie....The Wrestler. Holy Christ what a sad movie!!!
Reply With Quote
  #456  
Old 16 December 2009, 23:30
KimberChick's Avatar
KimberChick KimberChick is offline
At the Barn
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbsqd View Post
KimberChick,

I'll tell you a story from Iraq about this movie. On Thursday nights about 20 of us would gather around a common area at the camp and trade DVDs. Most were haji copies that we all acquired in our ME travels. Well, as a joke I would always bring Brokeback Mountain and offer it up. Of course I always got "fuck that shit", "bullshit, fucking fag movie", etc. But it almost never failed that later that night there would be a knock at the door and one of the other EOD guys, or one of the security guys, would tap on my hooch door with some excuse about having no more movies and ask if he could borrow some. It was almost always a cover for wanting to see BM!

However, I must toss in the towel and say that another movie I watched lately may actually take the place of BM for saddest movie....The Wrestler. Holy Christ what a sad movie!!!
I bet, men are as fickle as women who say they don't shiit or fart....whatever!
Reply With Quote
  #457  
Old 17 December 2009, 00:53
xfrogTX's Avatar
xfrogTX xfrogTX is offline
Been There Done That
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 685
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbsqd View Post
KimberChick,

I'll tell you a story from Iraq about this movie. On Thursday nights about 20 of us would gather around a common area at the camp and trade DVDs. Most were haji copies that we all acquired in our ME travels. Well, as a joke I would always bring Brokeback Mountain and offer it up. Of course I always got "fuck that shit", "bullshit, fucking fag movie", etc. But it almost never failed that later that night there would be a knock at the door and one of the other EOD guys, or one of the security guys, would tap on my hooch door with some excuse about having no more movies and ask if he could borrow some. It was almost always a cover for wanting to see BM!

However, I must toss in the towel and say that another movie I watched lately may actually take the place of BM for saddest movie....The Wrestler. Holy Christ what a sad movie!!!
As long as that is your ONLY "Broke Back" tale, I guess it's acceptable.
Reply With Quote
  #458  
Old 13 January 2010, 01:03
JD Bobcat JD Bobcat is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,004
l know l'm way off base here, bein' an FNG .. but what about post civil war ....

The Outlaw Josie Wales .. "buzzards gotta eat too" .. "you get those holes ta bleedin' all over Missourah .. l'll whup you with a knotted plow line" .. "you gonna pull them pistols or whistle dixie ?" .. "dyin' aint much of o' livin', boy" ..

.. and of course:

FMJ .. Kubrick got this one right .. " the duality of man .. that Jungian thing" .. l personally channel Animal Mother when all other forms of diplomacy have failed to produce the expected respoens .. caution: racial slur ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8x968FQiqs

R. Lee is God ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdytWbl9sh8

.. but did you see him take a face full o' .44 mag recoil on his latest re-tread of that army munitions shoot'em up on Discovery or History channel ? .. Bloody nose and all .. the Gunny kept on filming .. booyah ! ... They got new high-speed cameras to slow down the ballistic ballet at impact .. gel and watermelon bad guys .. lol

Btw, Top 10 WTF on mil channel for 5th time this week .. ? New programming please ..
Reply With Quote
  #459  
Old 13 January 2010, 01:17
eltrane's Avatar
eltrane eltrane is offline
shiver me timbers
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: utah
Posts: 2,257
Just read the book 'Shutter Island', which is an upcoming movie, and should be a pretty good movie if hollywood treated the story truly.
__________________
RIP SSG Greg Gourley
Reply With Quote
  #460  
Old 14 February 2010, 22:43
MM1 Skimmer MM1 Skimmer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brookings Oregon
Posts: 2
We Were Soldiers
Sand Pebbles (Hey its about a snipe)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Our new posting rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Socnet.com All Rights Reserved
SOCNET