Platoon

Movie: Platoon Release Date: December 19, 1986 Director: Oliver Stone Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 8 Oscars out of 10 ‘Platoon’ was both a huge commercial and critical success when it was released in 1986. It was the third highest-grossing film that year and was the movie that…

Patton

Movie: Patton Release Date: February 5, 1970 Director: Franklin J. Schaffner Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 5.75 Oscars out of 10 “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again.” As you may recall (if you have been keeping up with my blog and this particular…

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Movie: The Bridge on the River Kwai Release Date: December 14, 1957 Director: David Lean Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 8.25 Oscars out of 10 My personal history with ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ is a little bit more complicated than “watched before” or…

All Quiet on the Western Front

Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front Release Date: April 21, 1930 Director: Lewis Milestone Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim Personal History: Never Been Watched Rating: 8 Oscars out of 10 One of my mantras in life is to never judge a book by its cover. I should really start to practice what I preach….

Wings

Movie: Wings Release Date: August 12, 1927 Director: William A. Wellman Starring: Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper Personal History: Never Been Watched Rating: 6.5 Oscars out of 10 Thoughts: Sitting down and watching a movie for the first time is a very exciting event in my life, which only proves that…

234. Saving Private Ryan

Movie: Saving Private Ryan Release Date: July 24, 1998 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore. Tag Lines: “In the Last Great Invasion of the Last Great War, The Greatest Danger for Eight Men was Saving… One.” “The mission is a man.” “There was only one man left in the…