The new military show, 68 Whiskey, from Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and CBS, bills itself as a dark comedy, and while I'll admit that I did laugh a few times during an early screening of the show, it was never in the way that 68 Whiskey intended.
Movie critics everywhere are wetting their pants over 1917, a taut portrayal of World War I combat that Task & Purpose praised as the best war movie in years. For many Americans, the film will be their first on-screen exposure to the horrors of World War I, which is largely overshadowed in the American zeitgeist by the triumph of World War II. But that doesn't mean it has to be the last time state-side movie-goers step foot into the trenches.
To begin to understand the experience of World War I, as well as the similarities between soldiers that extend across all wars and eras, the Task & Purpose staff put together a list of the most visceral, engaging and informative depictions of The Great War that we know of.
Here are 7 World War I movies you should check out.
Presenting his World War One battlefield movie "1917" as a single shot had pros and cons for Oscar winning director Sam Mendes. Mistakes meant lengthy retakes but "accidents" also gave an authenticity of life in the trenches.
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The Dirty Dozen might just be the perfect World War II movie. That doesn't mean it has anything to do with the reality of the war or the military justice system, but it's a war movie that does seem to get better every single time you see it.
Thanks to a new behind-the-scenes trailer for the highly anticipated Top Gun sequel, we get to watch a bunch of actors ride in the back seat of an F/A-18 Super Hornet and try desperately not to lose their lunch.