All Quiet On the Western Front is one of those novels I absolutely loved but will likely never read again. I read it in a single sitting while I was the Duty NCO one night. There have been numerous film adaptions of the classic book, including an absolutely brilliant 1930 adaption and a 1979 TV […]
This is why “Rambo: First Blood” is a tactically unsound movieOff Duty
It’s been 40 years since “Rambo: First Blood” hit theatres but the tactics shown in this classic movie range from bad to horrible.
‘The Contractor’ review: Another lone operator rages against the machineOff Duty
The Contractor is a popcorn thriller with solid acting, good action, and a plot that will keep you entertained despite some glaring holes.
The best war movies and shows (according to a Marine machine gunner)Off Duty
It’s tough to make an objective list of the best of anything, especially when it comes to art or media. I obviously can’t make a definitive list of the best war movies for you, but I can make a list of the best ones for me that you should obviously agree with. Just to make […]
5 things Hollywood needs to learn about a gunfightOff Duty
I was recently watching the new “Without Remorse” adaption of the Tom Clancy novel. While I’ll save my opinion of the movie for another time, it did remind me just how bad Hollywood gets gunfights. I get it… it’s tough to make a realistic gunfight an interesting gunfight, so we repeatedly see these gunfight misconceptions. […]