Rated R Directed by Paul Greengrass Starring Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear and a handful of real-life military men Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2.5/5 Word of Warning: The viewer may suffer from “Greengrass sickness” (a.k.a. motion sickness). This Saturday, March 20, 2010, will mark seven years of US troop involvement in Iraq. “Green Zone” takes place exactly seven years ago, during the initial invasion of the country. Matt Damon plays
Rated R Directed by Grant Heslov Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3 (worth a matinee price) Word of Warning: Funny film, but not as funny as it thinks it is. Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is a journalist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His wife has left him for his editor, and he does what men do when women leave, he goes to war. Well,
We rented this HBO miniseries at the recommendation of an Army reservist who I interviewed for the newspaper last month. The reservist had just returned from his second yearlong tour in Iraq, and he told me “Generation Kill” was a favorite of many of the men he served with while stationed at Ballad Air Force base in Iraq. The men felt the miniseries represented a realistic and unbiased look at
This movie is set in Iraq in 2004, and despite the location and subject matter, the writer and director stayed away from politics. Instead they concentrated on the things that make an excellent war movie … continue reading this review.