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December 25, 2016

Movie review: Above and Beyond (2014)

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Above and Beyond is a documentary of the origins of the Israeli Air Force and its operation in the 1948-49 war.  While some footage uses CASA 2111 to recreate the Avia CS-199s, it still has plenty of archival footage and great interviews and stories.  It definitely has an pro-Israeli gloss to the story, but it still presents the history pretty down the middle.  I highly recommend it.

May 23, 2016

Top Gun, 30 years ago

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A nice reflection on the 30th anniversary of the movie Top Gun.

October 9, 2015

Cool on every level

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Way cool. (h/t Iowahawk)

July 23, 2015

Geek out

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This is from back in March, but I just stumbled across it.  Can’t wait

May 20, 2015

Hoverboard

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Wow.  This is neat.

April 28, 2015

Robert Downey, Jr.

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I admit, I like watching Robert Downey Jr. act.  He is good at it.  He managed to make me enjoy Sherlock Holmes played as a buddy cop movie and I never thought I’d like that.

This is a neat story.  Makes me like him even more.

March 16, 2015

Movie review: Gone Girl (2014)

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I hate to admit that Ben Affleck is doing some pretty good movies.  I had not much liked him as an actor or director.  However, his 2010 movie, The Town, was pretty good.  I was surprised.  This movie is also well worth watching, though it is a little long in spots.  It has numerous twists and turns and the characters that are being portrayed are all pretty skin-crawlingly creepy.  Definitely worth watching.

February 24, 2015

Movie review: Fury (2014)

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I finally got around to seeing Fury, thanks to Dr. Terry Hill.  I have to say, I wasn’t that impressed.  It was nice seeing the M4s and all the other WWII equipment, especially the last working Tiger tank.  However, I thought the story was unbelievable, the acting was overdone, the dialogue was weak (not Star Wars prequel weak).  All in all, while I don’t regret watching it, I know I won’t be watching that one again.

February 23, 2015

Movie review: Stretch (2014)

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A low budget movie that was apparently shot on a budget of $5M in 21 days.  Quality-wise, I wouldn’t call the movie low budget.  I don’t know if the movie was ever in theaters.  I have to say it was enjoyable.  Good story, good cast, very quickly paced.  The movie reminded me of a funnier, more light-hearted Pulp Fiction.  Not a top ten movie, but not one I regretted spending my time watching.

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