Sunday, December 31, 2006

Three Kings (movie)

Title: Three Kings

Directed by: David O. Russell

Year, production: 1999, USA

Cast: Ice Cube, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, Saïd Taghmaoui, ...

Runtime: 114 min

Firt war in Iraq. Just after it ends. Guys found a map that leads them to a secret shelter where gold stolen from Kuwiet is hidden by Iraqi soldiers.

I like very much the scene where they are escaping from the village and Iraqi soldiers are shooting them from mortar with gas shells.

The movie is very good I think, you can't be boring. Maybe it is more fiction then reality but it doesn't matter for me if I still like it.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

9-ya rota (movie)

Title: 9-ya rota (The 9th Company)

Directed by: Fyodor Bondarchuk

Year, production: 2005, Russia/Ukraine

Cast: Ivan Kokorin, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Aleksei Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, ...

Runtime: 130 min

Russian war in Afganistan in the year 1988 so end of it. Russian movie and quite good I must say. Good special effects. It differs from american movies.
There is trainning in Uzbekistan like in the Full Metal Jacket and there is a war in Afganistan. The last battle looks a little strange to me but maybe the Afgans fought like that (walk without cover on russian possitions).

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Over There (movie)

Title: Over There

Directed by: Chris Gerolmo

Year, production: 2005, USA

Cast: Erik Palladino, Josh Henderson, Luke MacFarlane, Keith Robinson, Sticky Fingaz, Nicki Aycox, Omidi Abtahi, Brigid Brannagh, ...

Runtime: 13 episodes, about 45 minutes each.

This is a tv series about the second war in Iraq. Each episode shows some from Iraq and some from US where are the families of soldiers.

There are 13 episodes:

  1. Pilot
  2. Roadblock
  3. The Prisoner
  4. I want my Toilets
  5. Embedded
  6. It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
  7. Mission Accomplished
  8. Situation Normal
  9. The Spoils Of War
  10. Suicide Rain
  11. Orphans
  12. Weapons of Mass Destruction
  13. Follow The Money

The best episodes for me are Roadblock and The Prisoner. Some episodes are maybe boring but I think it is a good tv series. Every episod is a continuation of previous one.