Movie Review: “The Kill Team” (2019)

Dan Krauss' "The Kill Team" is a dramatization of the Maywand District murders which was previously covered in his 2013 documentary by the same name. Between 2009 and 2010 a small group of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan were led on a series of raids by Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård.)   Deeks comes across as a self-righteous [...]

By |2019-10-25T14:14:31-07:00October 25th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: 12 Strong

Mere weeks after the 9/11 attacks a team of 12 American special ops soldiers assembled in Afghanistan.  Their mission was riddled with unknowns, but their purpose was clear: to destabilize the Taliban’s hold over the region and pave the way for the impending Allied Offensive.  To do this they would have to team up with [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:59-07:00January 20th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

The Real-Life Heroes of “12 Strong” – Interview w/ Bob Pennington and Mark Nutsch

“12 Strong” is based on the TRUE story, of a 12-man team sent to Afghanistan mere WEEKS after 9/11. We sat down and talked with the two, real life, ex-special forces, whom the lead characters are based on, Bob Pennington and Mark Nutsch. It's always a special treat talking to the individuals at the source [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:59-07:00January 19th, 2018|Interviews, News & Articles|0 Comments

Interview: Jason Hall – Screenwriter & Director of “Thank You for Your Service”

Actor, Academy Nominated writer and now director, Jason Hall was in Phoenix last week promoting his upcoming film “Thank you for Your Service”  While here, we spoke with him about his process as a screenwriter, why he felt the importance of making this film, and his particular attention to detail as a director. An excerpt [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:26-07:00October 17th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “Dunkirk”

Christopher Nolan has been quick to correct those who dismiss his latest film as a War Movie.  “It’s not a war movie, it’s a survival movie.”   Indeed, while it does take place in 1940 during WWII, it’s a story not of battle, but of 400,000 allied soldiers stranded on a beach, surrounded by the enemy, [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:53-07:00July 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “War for the Planet of the Apes”

It’s rare that the sequel of a remake of a franchise that started in the 60’s could be considered as one of the year’s best films, but writer/director Matt Reeves has done just that with the emotionally charged “War for the Planet of the Apes.”    Five years after the climactic battle in “Dawn of [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:03:55-07:00July 14th, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “The Promise”

“The Promise” – “There are churches and mosques like you wouldn’t believe.” In 1914 Constantinople, this is Mikael Boghosian’s (Oscar Isaac) reaction to Turkey’s most prominent city.  Although cultural differences can be a source of tension and divisiveness, Turks and Armenians live in relative harmony during this time, not only in this massive cultural center, [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:22-07:00April 21st, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Review: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

There are a lot of ways this film could have gone wrong, but Michael Bay sticks close to the source material providing us with a surprisingly effective war drama.   On September 11th, 2012 a US outpost in Benghazi, Libya was attacked, leading to the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.  Stevens was [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:10:00-07:00January 15th, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Interview: Two of the Real-Life Heroes behind “13 Hours: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI”

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" tells the story of the 2012 attack on the US Compound in Lybia that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens.  What actually happened leading up to, and after this event, has been muddled by the media while both parties used it as propaganda during the last Presidential debates. [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:10:02-07:00January 12th, 2016|Interviews, News & Articles|1 Comment