So I have been watching movies

And I think some of you might find at least on of them interesting. If you have followed me long enough, you will already know I am those guys who like to watch old movies. The first one resonates with the issue of nuclear disarmament. And I think builds on an older story; what would happen if the US acting on misinformation launched a nuclear weapon against Russia or vice versa. I hear something like this has come close to happening.

The second movie, also about war, is how men, headed to their death in the belief they were fighting for freedom. The action is really good. There is bravery. Comradeship. Friendship. And of course racism.

And finally, run all night, a movie I watched more for the voice of Liam Neeson than anything else. But it is a good movie. A fall out between friends. Murder. Cops. Mob and death. But then again, is it possible to have a mob movie without death? What else would they be trading in?

Tell me if you found any interesting. Jim you are not allowed to comment.

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

27 thoughts on “So I have been watching movies

  1. ladysighs says:

    I like mystery stories and don’t mind a little murder. I don’t really like war stories or realistic movies.
    I like watching British crime/mystery series. And please no John Wayne reruns. ;( My husband thinks he is in them.
    Thank goodness for you tube during this confinement. Something for everybody.


  2. jim- says:

    Hahaha. No comment. On the bright side, for a time there youโ€™re recommendations couldnโ€™t get any worse, Although the Irishman was pretty good.
    I do still want to do that Africa tour of beauty.


  3. Ubi Dubium says:

    For movies about accidentally launching a warhead, I’d go back to the 1960’s movies, Fail-Safe and the brilliant Dr. Strangelove, which capture the cold-war mentality as it was happening.

    I love the movie Glory and have seen it several times, and also sung some of the music with my chorus. It hits pretty close to home, as my great-grandfather fought in that war, and I live only a few minutes drive from a major battlefield. There are ruins of entrenchments within walking distance of my house.


  4. Glory is a wonderfully made, powerful film with great acting.


  5. Ron says:

    If you like old war-related movies, my top non-Hollywood pick would be Roberto Benigni’s “Life Is Beautiful” and my two Hollywood picks would be “Apocalypse Now” and “The Deer Hunter”.

    I don’t recall watching “Sum of All Fears” but experience tells me that any movie that stars Ben Affleck and/or uses an ominous voiceover in the trailer is probably a steaming pile of shiite.

    Glory looks like it might be interesting, but putting Ferris Bueller in the lead role is a turn off.


  6. I watch movies as entertainment. War, violence, rapes, drugs, racism, etc., is not ”entertainment.
    As for reality shows….it depends on if I’m learning something.

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