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Book Review: Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

The Bank of England suspects that wealth financer, Auric Goldfinger, is a major-league gold smuggler. “M” as head of MI-6, the British Secret Service, also thinks that some of the gold Goldfinger smuggles goes to fund the Soviet Union’s anti-spy organization: SMERSH. 394 more words

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Book Review: Water by Bapsi Sidhwa

Water by Bapsi Sidhwa is a poignant and often times very funny book about a child widow in 1930s’ British India. Ms. Sidhwa’s previous novels have told other stories set in the subcontinent from… 417 more words

Book Review

The Best Veterans' Day Movies

“All Quiet on the Western Front”, the 1930’s film of the classic novel is by far the best. The plot revolves around Paul Baumer as a young draftee into the German Army as he tries to survive and adjust to the horrors of war. 372 more words

Military History

Classic War Movies

It seems that every Veteran’s and Memorial Day popular cable television stations broadcast marathons of classic war movies. This of course raises the question of which movies are the true classic war films. 371 more words

Military History

Movie Analysis: Overlooked Horror Movies

Given the ubiquity of DVDs and Blu-Rays for sale and rent, it is difficult to believe that some of these fine gems of horror flicks have slipped below the of radar of many a horror fan. 390 more words

Popular Culture

Movie Title: "The Hurt Locker"

The film “The Hurt Locker” opens with a quotation from war correspondent Chris Hedges: “The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” From that opening, the movie went on to win many awards including the Academy Awards, or Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing. 326 more words

Movie History

Movie Review: The Reluctant Dragon

Hey there Sifters! I thought I would write up another movie review! I’ve been stopping by my library and taking out old often forgotten Disney movies and documentaries. 489 more words