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Thoughts on “Best Years”

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Honestly, this movie was too serious and well-handled for me to consider snarking through. The only thing I noticed that was weird, but irrelevant, was that Homer’s ribbons weren’t right. He had all of the appropriate decorations, but his American Campaign Medal was placed before his Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal. Mary Quinn said that she had […]

Oh my darling Clementine

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

So first off, this movie is based on a screenplay, which is based on an account, which is based on a “biography.” This film is closer to Kevin Bacon than it is to Wyatt Earp. Secondly, clothes, really, why? Was the wardrobe team from ‘Gone with the Wind’ having a garage sale? Thirdly, what is […]

Glory, Hallelujah!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

I did have a battle today, that wasn’t bull****. It was against the Southern secessionists. Now, I’m not Southern, I don’t plan on being Southern, so who gives a crap if they’re secessionist? They could be fascist anarchists for all I care, it still doesn’t change the fact that I don’t own a horse.

Thoughts on Amistad

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Just nitpicking, but Cinque certainly did seem to know an awful lot about celestial navigation. Enough to attack the Spaniards and turn the ship east in the middle of the night… That was one snazzy dome on the Capitol there in 1839… and to think all those Civil War era photos had me thinking it […]

Sources for Patton

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Lev, Peter. American Films of the ’70s: Conflicting Visions. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000. Monaco, Paul. A History of American Movies: a Film-by-Film Look at the Art, Craft, and Business of Cinema. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2010. Rollins, Peter C., and John E. O’Connor, eds. Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History. Lexington: […]

Snarking through “Last of the Mohicans”

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

So while I don’t actually use Twitter, I couldn’t help from fake tweeting during the movie -“The French have no stomach to fight”… Except for those half dozen odd wars you’ve been fighting for the past 60 years or so… -At least this time jumping through waterfalls got somebody’s gunpowder wet! -Convenient Plot Device Canoes! […]

Movie Thoughts

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

So, this really had nothing to do with anything important in the movie, but I facepalmed when John Smith jumped through the waterfall with his gun ready to shoot Pocahontas. He’s using a matchlock gun (which at least was accurate to the time), but those work by dropping a piece of burning slow match into […]