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If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 12:44:44 PM   
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...to pick up their telly and hurl it out the building...tonight is the night in the UK...Windtalkers is on Channel 5 at 9pm!! DO NOT (for your own sanity) tune in!!!

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 1:18:38 PM   
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Yeah, that movie was a real stinker.

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 1:26:55 PM   
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Whatever do you mean, JD? Windtalkers is an EXCELLENT film!



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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 3:47:54 PM   
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Oh Yeah, it was my all time FAV movie...

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 4:42:15 PM   
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I "Donated" my copy to the Public Library!!!

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 8:34:13 PM   
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I think I still have my copy somewhere... mildly entertaining action flick with a couple good HKBO-style shootouts, weighted down by a lot of wannabe-warmovie failure, IMHO.

Before I clicked on this, I thought you were going to be referring to the Eurovision Song Contest btw... ;)


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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 8:40:37 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Treale

I "Donated" my copy to the Public Library!!!


Hahahaha

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/9/2010 8:56:50 PM   
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5.8/10 at IMD.

Seems very generous.

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/10/2010 3:37:25 AM   
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I liked it. Wasn't anywhere close to being authentic but I liked it. Have the dvd too. One war movie I never could watch as a kid and still can't is Battle of the Bulge. I can't stand that movie. 

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/11/2010 5:24:06 AM   
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I have Windtalkers on DVD but only because it came in a war film bundle pack that had Tora! Tora! Tora!, Patton, The Thin Red Line, and Platoon. Don't anyone dis The Thin Red Line, I am a fan of all of Terrence Malick's movies and it was refreshing to see a war movie from the perspective he chose.

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/11/2010 8:12:47 AM   
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Windtalkers makes me want to stick needles into my eyes.

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/11/2010 10:34:01 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd
...to pick up their telly and hurl it out the building...tonight is the night in the UK...Windtalkers is on Channel 5 at 9pm!! DO NOT (for your own sanity) tune in!!!


This might come as a surprise for some but there's an ON/OFF button on most tv's

Last year, while in the US, I managed to pick up an autographed edition of the book which details the real story from first hand accounts and Marine archives

http://www.amazon.com/Navajo-Weapon-Talkers-American-Culture/dp/1887896325

Interesting read, but not really movie material if you keep strictly to what *really* happened, hence this Hollywood version.

Greetz,

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/11/2010 7:54:12 PM   
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For a whole night's worth of self-loathing, might I suggest "Windtalkers" first, followed by "Pearl Harbor(or "Pearl Harbour" for JD)".

After watching those, you may want to




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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/11/2010 9:09:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Slick Wilhelm

For a whole night's worth of self-loathing, might I suggest "Windtalkers" first, followed by "Pearl Harbor(or "Pearl Harbour" for JD)".

After watching those, you may want to






Pearl Harbor makes for great entertainment if you're with a group of buddies, all mocking it relentlessly.

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/13/2010 3:58:00 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Slick Wilhelm

For a whole night's worth of self-loathing, might I suggest "Windtalkers" first, followed by "Pearl Harbor(or "Pearl Harbour" for JD)".

After watching those, you may want to






I hear ya. Pearl Harbor was too much for me. Ugh

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/13/2010 4:35:00 AM   
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As for Nick Cage's War movies, I liked and own Capt. Corelli's Mandolin.

yea it's a love story, but it does have Ju 87s in it, as well as the only Jagdpanzer 38(t) to serve in the Aegen. lol.

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/13/2010 11:02:25 PM   
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Pearl Harbor makes for great entertainment if you're with a group of buddies, all mocking it relentlessly.


Indeed! Pearl Harbor would've been a great candidate for "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/21/2010 10:08:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Slick Wilhelm


quote:

ORIGINAL: Arctic Blast

Pearl Harbor makes for great entertainment if you're with a group of buddies, all mocking it relentlessly.


Indeed! Pearl Harbor would've been a great candidate for "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

What do you mean would've? It still IS :D


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RE: If anyone ever needed an excuse... - 5/22/2010 5:46:33 PM   
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Cage is alright. I think he's related to some bigwig so the movies he gets are usually quite good. But this one stunk. Flat out stupid. 2 thumbs way down.

When he was on the radio giving coded messages of where to srike w/ artillery, who cares? What does it matter at that point? Strategic gains revealed at a tactical level? Even missus salad rolled her eyes and nodded off.


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