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Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
http://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 television show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 television show)



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G.I. Joe - The Rise of Cobra - (2009 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1046173/

Newly-developed military nano-technology is stolen by terrorists in a plot to take over the world, and only a super-elite team chosen from the international best can stop them.

This movie is another example of both an astonishingly wide gap between its original audience and current audience, and a needless unimagination in original movie universe-building authorship.

  • Properly titled G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Based on the G.I. Joe toy / cartoon franchise.
  • In association with Hasbro.



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I'll take proper notes when I re-watch this.

Outpost 37 (2014) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474972/

A documentary following soldiers fighting the aliens left over from an invasion.

I rather liked this! People talk about this being low budget, but until it's pointed out I doubt someone would really notice.

  • aka Alien Outpost



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Saving Private Ryan (1998) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/

A dude goes places and does things, looking for some stuff I think. There are explosions and is smoking.

Noted here just for one of those "oh, I've seen that" references.

I don't recall particularly liking or disliking it.



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Enemy at the Gates (2001) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215750/

During World War II, a lucky Soviet soldier is fictionalized into a hero, but he truly earns that distinction only to find himself up against the German's very best.

With a good pace and atmosphere, this movie is riveting.

  • Based on Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad (1973 book), by William Craig

    • ISBN 0-14-139017-4



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Kill Command (2016) poster

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https://youtu.be/6ZWvWNgCyqg
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2667380/

A mercenary group is sent to an island for training exercises, only to learn that it was being used to train military robots.

Although pretty stiff because of the lead character, this is a decent enough movie. Worth watching for science fiction fans, but not for military movie fans.

  • Released 2016-05-16 in the UK



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Roughnecks - Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000) dvd

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190198/
(archive of the original website)

A military unit is sent on missions in a future where all of humanity is at war with alien insects.

The show is animated, and not "anime". As such, it has not held up well with time. The music is fantastic, though. Truly. However, its other high points do not make up for the visual issue I have.

While it doesn't do it for me, I would recommend this for fans of the movie or movie series who can also handle the visual style and jerky movement that to me is reminiscent of ReBoot (1994-09-10 to 2001-11-30 television show).

  • Properly titled Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
  • Ran from 1999-08-30 to 2000-04-03
  • Based on the book.
  • Based the movie Starship Troopers (1997), and is definitely not a sequel to it.



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Starship Troopers 3 - Marauder (2008) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844760/

The war with the bugs rages on, with humanity starting to lose, but something about god and wining and things.

This started off as a great or at lease decent tv-movie, but its "wrap up" took enough of a nosedive to spoil it. It has a much higher budget and is generally better than part two, but.. that ending, man. That ending. This is still worth a once-watch for fans of the original.



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Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367093/

Soldiers flee an unwinnable battle, but find themselves trapped in a bunker surrounded by an enemy desperate to get in.

Recommended for fans of the original who can tolerate less character development, story and budget. It's definitely not bad.



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