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    Thumbs up Jarhead

    Went to see the movie. It is based on the book by a Marine named Anthony Swofford, he was a sniper during the 1st Gulf war.

    If you expect to see a war movie like Apocalyse Now, Full Metal Jacket and the sort, you'll be sorely disappointed.

    It got to a good start with some funny moments then got sandbogged in the desert on California and Mexico (film locations) where the main actor keeps pouring his thoughts about his life as a Marine. It's a no-action flick and I nearly dislocated my jaw with too much yawning.

    Actors : Jake Gylennhall is a bland actor and it shows. Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard are credited with a noteworthy performance.

    The only good thing that came out of this movie is the main soundtrack that gets to your core : Jesus Walks from Kanye West but it's only instrumental at the end of the movie.

    2 thumbs way down....

    PS : the best war movie IMHO is SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.

    A sucker is born every NY minute.

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    Saving Private Ryan is a good movie...

    Check out 'band of brothers' the hbo series. great movie.

    'saints and soldiers' ok wwII movie that just comes up short.

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    Don't forget one of the originals ; Platoon.

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    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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    and anothter

    I liked "when trumpets fade" I think its more obscure though.

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    some of my faves are

    -dirty douzen
    -full metal jacket
    -apocalypse now

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    Full Metal Jacket
    Casualties of War
    Hamburger Hill
    Black Hawk Down

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