The Final Countdown (1985)

The Final Countdown (1985)

Sci-fi, mystery, war drama--it's got them all. Fun to watch whan you don't know what's going on. Fun to watch again when you know more than the first time. Fantastic Navy plane scenes comparable to Top Gun.

  • I love this movie way more than anyone should but it's hilarious, and the woman with the dog body sill gives me nightmares.

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  • The reimagined Risk board game. I wish I had more time and companions to play these sort of analog games with.

  • Yet another example of why Tom Cruise is one of the best living actors. And, my God... Jack Nicholson, amazing. This early 90s film is favorite of mine and is responsible for the iconic dialogue: "I want the truth," "you can't han... Yet another example of why Tom Cruise is one of the best living actors. And, my God... Jack Nicholson, amazing. This early 90s film is favorite of mine and is responsible for the iconic dialogue: "I want the truth," "you can't handle the truth."

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  • The speech Bill Pullman gives on the Fourth of July in this movie, is the best movie speech ever. EVER.

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  • Thriller, violence and zombies. It doesn't get much better than that.

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  • This is an enjoyable sci fi romp starring Kurt Russell as a born and bred soldier out of touch with his humanity. He's thrown out as obsolete trash (on a desolate garbage planet) when a newer breed of soldier is introduced. TODD (... This is an enjoyable sci fi romp starring Kurt Russell as a born and bred soldier out of touch with his humanity. He's thrown out as obsolete trash (on a desolate garbage planet) when a newer breed of soldier is introduced. TODD (Russell) is not alone on the planet. He encounters a pacifist community under the threat of invasion.

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  • I thought you might want to know. A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surro... I thought you might want to know. A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself P. W. Singer’s previous two books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers— predictions that proved all too accurate. Now, he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb—the advent of robotic warfare. We are just beginning to see a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make the stuff of I,Robot and the Terminator all too real. More than seven- thousand robotic systems are now in Iraq. Pilots in Nevada are remotely killing terrorists in Afghanistan. Scientists are debating just how smart—and how lethal—to make their current robotic prototypes. And many of the most renowned science fiction authors are secretly consulting for the Pentagon on the next generation. Blending historic evidence with interviews from the field, Singer vividly shows that as these technologies multiply, they will have profound effects on the front lines as well as on the politics back home. Moving humans off the battlefield makes wars easier to start, but more complex to fight. Replacing men with machines may save some lives, but will lower the morale and psychological barriers to killing. The “warrior ethos,” which has long defined soldiers’ identity, will erode, as will the laws of war that have governed military conflict for generations. Paradoxically, these new technologies will also bring war to our doorstep. As other nations and even terrorist organizations start to build or buy their own robotic weapons, the robot revolution could undermine America’s military preeminence. While his analysis is unnerving, there’s an irresistible gee-whiz quality to the innovations Singer uncovers. Wired for War travels from Iraq to see these robots in combat to the latter-day “skunk works” in America’s suburbia, where tomorrow’s technologies of war are quietly being designed. In Singer’s hands, the future of war is as fascinating as it is frightening.

  • Hilarious and fun movie about a 15 year old genius in college who teams up with a group of other talented students. None of them know that their weaselly professor and the military have an eye on their groundbreaking laser until i... Hilarious and fun movie about a 15 year old genius in college who teams up with a group of other talented students. None of them know that their weaselly professor and the military have an eye on their groundbreaking laser until its too late.

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  • A frightening film about a Vietnam vet who starts to question his insanity as his horrific nightmares bleed into reality. It turns out that these visions aren't just post traumatic stress, but the side effects of a sinister agenda... A frightening film about a Vietnam vet who starts to question his insanity as his horrific nightmares bleed into reality. It turns out that these visions aren't just post traumatic stress, but the side effects of a sinister agenda.

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  • A troubled, illegitimate young soldier (Gael Garcia Bernal) returns home to search for his father (John Hurt) who is now a pious evangelical preacher with a family. Boy does the sh*t really hit the fan in this one! I don't want to... A troubled, illegitimate young soldier (Gael Garcia Bernal) returns home to search for his father (John Hurt) who is now a pious evangelical preacher with a family. Boy does the sh*t really hit the fan in this one! I don't want to spoil it, but its quite disturbing. (Also starring Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will be Blood)

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  • A comedy starring Bill Murray who joins the army.

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  • I wish I could type out the notes from the end of this film. But since I cannot, I will say this - it is a must see!

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  • I remember browsing through this book a few years ago at Barnes & Nobles and having a hard time putting it down. It tells you how to make a shelter, find food, kill animals and most importantly how to psychologically assess the in... I remember browsing through this book a few years ago at Barnes & Nobles and having a hard time putting it down. It tells you how to make a shelter, find food, kill animals and most importantly how to psychologically assess the individuals in a group of survivors. This way you can see who most likely won't make it. Or who will be the most problematic. (You know, the consistent whiner or crier or overly agitated and aggressive) What if you were to say obsessively eat pine cones and rub straw in your hair, like I would probably do.

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  • I nearly forgot about this movie that introduced Tom Cruise (18 at the time) and Sean Penn (20 years old). It was dope. A group of military school boys takes over the school when they find out it will be shutting down for good. Ch... I nearly forgot about this movie that introduced Tom Cruise (18 at the time) and Sean Penn (20 years old). It was dope. A group of military school boys takes over the school when they find out it will be shutting down for good. Chaos ensues as the boys begin to lose it (a la Lord of the Flies).

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  • Funny comedy about an overly creative, bored soldier who gets into nothing but trouble. His hijinx run the gamut from having an affair with his commanders wife to leading a drug ring.

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  • This is really good movie that I didn't see until about 5 years ago. River Pheonix plays a marine who's about to go on leave to Vietnam. Him and his buddies decide to make a bet to see who can get the ugliest girl. Thats when Phe... This is really good movie that I didn't see until about 5 years ago. River Pheonix plays a marine who's about to go on leave to Vietnam. Him and his buddies decide to make a bet to see who can get the ugliest girl. Thats when Pheonix meets Lili Taylors character. Awww. Cruel, right? Well, during the course of the night he begins to fall for her. Its a touching, heart warming and heart breaking movie.

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  • Gory! Lots of gratuitous violence in this one. I mean, every 5 minutes, people are exploding and getting literally torn apart from high calibur rifle fire. If you like this kind of graphic action, this is a worthy watch. Stallone ... Gory! Lots of gratuitous violence in this one. I mean, every 5 minutes, people are exploding and getting literally torn apart from high calibur rifle fire. If you like this kind of graphic action, this is a worthy watch. Stallone doesn't have too many lines in this one which makes the movie even better.

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  • Redford is brilliant in this movie....Galdofini backs him up superbly.

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