Today is the 71st anniversary of Japan’s infamous attack at Pearl Harbor, and Military Channel (10pm E/P) is commemorating it with a most extraordinary special Pearl Harbor Declassified.
While there have been many Pearl Harbor documentaries produced over the years, this one is different in both tone and imagery. Written and produced by Creative Differences Erik Nelson for Military Channel, Pearl Harbor Declassified approaches the fight on a forensic-history basis in which he’s used state-of-the-art image-stabilized technology to enhance the original black & white footage into HD – with stunning results. +Continue Reading
Folks need their stories. With the long, slow demise of TV soap operas, writers and actors are trying to reinvent the format online. While plans to reinvent All My Children and One Live to Live as online-only shows didn’t quite pan out, lots of other people are taking a go at bringing the serial drama into the 21st century.Hollywood veteran and Fried Green Tomatoes director Jon Avnet joined with Albert Nobbs director Rodrigo Garcia to launch the WIGS channel on YouTube. +Continue Reading
You knew it was coming, but it seemed like Saturday Night Live devoted half the show to General Petraeus’ misadventures with biographer Paula Broadwell and base-adjacent socialite Jill Kelley. The show’s opening floats the notion that All In reads like a military version of Fifty Shades of Grey. +Continue Reading
So many questions about All In and the Real Housewives of Tampa, questions that are making the front page of Military.com look like TMZ this week and suggest that life inside CENTCOM looks a lot more like Desperate Housewives than anyone could’ve possibly imagined.
Over the weekend, the most widely-circulated video of Gen. Petraeus mistress/biographer Paula Broadwell was her January 2012 interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Last night, Stewart revisited that interview and called himself the “worst reporter in the world” for not picking up on signs that Broadwell might be sleeping with Petraeus. +Continue Reading
If anyone thinks that Hitler and his Nazi inner circle managed to take over most of Europe by themselves, let us recommend the Military Channel’s Nazi Collaborators. The 13-part series ran last year on the network and has just come out on DVD. +Continue Reading
Here’s a clip from the National Geographic Channel’s Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden movie, the one that premieres on Sunday, November 4th. For those of you keeping track, that’s two days before the presidential election. And for those of you who’ve had trouble keeping them straight, this movie has nothing to do with Zero Dark Thirty (which won’t open in theaters until December).
There’s a reason you might get confused, but here’s a guide for anyone looking for a conspiracy: this Kill Bin Laden movie was produced by Nicolas Chartier, the French guy who financed The Hurt Locker but didn’t get an Oscar for it because he was banned from the ceremony after sending out emails to voters that hyped his movie and badmouthed Avatar. That stunt cost him a relationship with director Kathryn Bigelow, so Chartier has zero to do with Zero Dark Thirty. +Continue Reading
If you’re not already a hardcore fan, you might know Ron White from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour or from his charity work for the Armed Forces Foundation. Ron’s got an incredibly enthusiastic fan base he calls his “Rontourage,” and based on that following, Ron’s decided to self-release his new comedy special A Little Unprofessional and cut out both the cable company and DVD sales distribution folks from the equation.
That means you can get yourself a copy of the 80-minute special for just $5. That deal lets you stream it from the website up to five times to your tablet, smartphone or Internet-connected TV set. You can also download 2 HD-quality copies that you can keep forever if you remember to back up your hard drives. +Continue Reading
The Civil War came at a particularly unfortunate moment in history. Military strategy lagged far behind rapid development in military technology and that gap created a casualty level no one had previously imagined during wartime. +Continue Reading
Stars Earn Stripes wrapped up its run on NBC and it turns out that the “celebrities” who fared best in the competition were actually athletes. That’s probably not a surprise to anyone who’s watched Dancing With the Stars but it turns out that those athletes also happened to be women. There’s a lot of online discussion online about whether women make better snipers than men but it’s pretty apparent that at least some women can handle a weapon better than an Ivy League football player and a four-time Iron Dog champion. +Continue Reading