Archive for April 8th, 2006

United 93

Anyone who pays to see United 93 hoping to be entertained will be sadly disappointed. Quite frankly, anyone looking for any entertainment value in United 93 is out of their mind. Like Shoah, and Born Into Brothels, United 93 isn’t so much a film as a filmed document, a harrowing but ultimately heroic tale of everyday people who committed the ultimate sacrifice. Read the rest of this entry »

Flags of Our Fathers

In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause celebre Read the rest of this entry »

Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch is as artificial as Astroturf, but that doesn’t stop the romantic sports comedy from wearing its heart on it’s jersey. Maybe because it’s that time of the year, or because I’m really a romantic underneath this Wooly Mammoth exterior, but I’m a sucker for romantic comedies that play by the rules. Read the rest of this entry »