Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas has introduced bipartisan legislation that would honor the “Monuments Men” of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal.
After President Franklin Delano Roosevelt approved the idea of cultural preservation officers in 1943, the Monuments Men (and women) helped locate famous works of art confiscated by the Nazis, and return them to their rightful owners.
Jason Statham is our most reliable action star: if he’s on the front of the DVD box, you know you’re going to get maximum action with minimal stupid dialog and virtually no cheesy digital effects. His latest, Homefront, opens on Wednesday for your Thanksgiving viewing pleasure and we’ve got a prize pack to give away. +Continue Reading
The crew of PT 109 (COURTESY FILES OF JOHN FLORES)
By John W. Flores
The young, skinny Navy officer walked along the dock at a South Pacific base and met his new crewmen for the first time, as they stood on the sun-drenched deck of a nondescript, navy green torpedo boat.
Some of the men on board were crusty old sailors and war veterans, others just young and cocky “swabbies” new to the U.S. Navy’s war against the vaunted and feared Japanese Imperial Navy. Some of the guys aboard heard the scuttlebutt—the rampant rumors—that this new captain of the 80-foot torpedo boat, Lt.(junior grade) John Kennedy, was the son of ultra-wealthy Joe Kennedy of Boston. +Continue Reading
Mark Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell in Peter Berg’s new movie based on Luttrell’s memoir Lone Survivor and the part may just be the role of his career.
Everyone involved in the movie is pretty excited about the result and Universal Pictures is so confident that the’ve been hosting early screenings of the movie, including on this past Tuesday at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles. After the screening, Wahlberg took the stage with Berg and Luttrell for a Q&A session. +Continue Reading
Now that Battlefield 4 has been out for a couple of weeks, devoted players will be looking for something more. If the game scenarios have invaded your dreams, maybe you’re ready for the behind-the-scenes view offered in the new book The Art of Battlefield 4 .
Since you won’t be focused on avoiding your opponent’s bullets, you can take a moment to appreciate all the detail in the game’s imagery. The book is 100% focused on presenting the images from the game and leaves out a lot of the interview and technical background that clogs up some of these titles. +Continue Reading
Why would an actor with career-defining roles in Top Gun, A Few Good Men and Born on the Fourth of July compare his life on a movie set to the dangers faced by men and women fighting in Afghanistan?
The sensible answer is that he wouldn’t, but social media is not a sensible place and Tom Cruise’s opponents in a civil lawsuit used the online community’s impulse to get offended first and ask questions later to put some heat on the actor this weekend. +Continue Reading
The United States Postal Service is marking Veterans Day with the issue of its new World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamps. Of the more than 16 million Americans who served in the armed forces during that conflict, only 464 were awarded the medal and almost half of those received the honor posthumously. +Continue Reading
This month marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and PBS’ American Experience is set to premiere the four-hour documentary JFK on November 11–12 as part of its The Presidents series. +Continue Reading
by Daniel Reeder
“For two epic days, Blizzard fans from around the world descend on Anaheim to play and celebrate their passion for all things Warcraft®…”
That’s the tag line from the BlizzCon website. BlizzCon 2013 is this year’s annual convention for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s nerdy goodness. Don’t know who Blizzard Entertainment is? What, have you been living under a rock for the past nineteen years? Lucky for you I’m here to explain. Blizzard Entertainment is one of the gaming giants of the industry. They are responsible such games as the Warcraft series, the StarCraft series, and the Diablo series. +Continue Reading
The Wounded Warrior Project is marking its tenth anniversary with a new documentary series called Wounded: The Battle Back Home. Each episode will tell the story of vet and how they’ve faced their injuries. +Continue Reading