Louis Zamperini passed away since we first wrote about Unbroken, the upcoming movie about his life scheduled to debut in theaters this Christmas. Zamperini got a lot of personal attention from director Angelina Jolie, but he’s going to miss out on the acclaim he deserved on the film’s release and his role as grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade. The first trailer for the movie has debuted online. +Continue Reading
Fury, scheduled for release on November 14, is writer/director David Ayer’s new movie about a U.S. Sherman tank mission behind German lines in April 1945. Brad Pitt plays the tank commander Wardaddy and Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal play the other men in the tank’s crew.
I visited the set of Fury last November at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire about an hour outside of London. The disused (we were in Britain, that’s what they call it) airfield was built during WWII and the British countryside was standing in for Germany.
On the day we visited, Ayer was filming a tank battle. The actors weren’t on set, but we got a chance to talk with a lot of the crew and the military support team, all of whom were determined to bring an unprecedented level of authenticity to this portrayal of WWII. +Continue Reading
It’s been one year since Company of Heroes 2 landed on PCs. Originally focusing on the Eastern European front, now fans get a chance to fight battles in the West with Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies. +Continue Reading
Director David Ayer appeared at the Wargaming.net World of Tanks panel at E3 to premiere footage from Fury. The upcoming World War II tank movie stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood and takes place near the end of the war in April 1945. Check out the video below. +Continue Reading
PBS retells the story of June 6th, 1944 with D-Day 360, a new documentary that employs LiDAR light detection and ranging technology to create animations that show the battle from all kinds of new angles. The show premieres on May 27th, but make sure you check you local listings for the exact time and date. +Continue Reading
Stalingrad is out now on Blu-ray (both 3D and 2D versions in the same package), DVD and Digital. We reviewed it when the 3D IMAX version was in theaters and described the movie’s Doctor-Zhivago–meets–Call-of-Duty sensibility. +Continue Reading
The Monuments Men is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. George Clooney has made an unapologetically old-fashioned Hollywood picture about the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives soldiers who attempted to preserve cultural landmarks and recover art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. +Continue Reading
The Monuments Men, director George Clooney’s tribute to the Allied Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section and their efforts to rescue and preserve art and European culture during World War II, comes to Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital on May 20th.
The action thriller stars Clooney alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville in a screenplay inspired by and adapted from Robert Edsel and Bret Witter’s history of the men and women who fought to preserve Europe’s monuments and recover and return thousands of pieces of art stolen by the Nazis. +Continue Reading
Stuart Jennett wants us to imagine an alternate history of World War II, one where time travel would allow the Nazis to procure a few dinosaurs to turn the tide and win the war. His five-issue comic series has been collected into a new hardback graphic novel Chronos Commandos: Dawn Patrol available now from Titan Comics.
Jennett was a comic book artist in the early ‘90s who became a concept artist for video game companies. He’s both the writer and the artist here and his striking images were created digitally instead of with paper and ink. There’s a ton of gore: the dinosaurs freely dismember both Allied and Nazi troops and the machine gun-wielding lead scientist looks a lot like Albert Einstein.
The whole think reads like a tribute to low-budget war movies and even more low-budget sci-fi movies from the ‘50s and ‘60s, but the gore level is straight out of ‘70s-era drive-in horror movies. Check out an excerpt in our slideshow below: +Continue Reading
Fox is digging deep into their vaults with the Cinema Archives series, reissuing titles that either haven’t been widely seen in years. There are quite a few espionage and war movies in the catalog and two World War II-era titles, 5 Fingers and Margin for Error have just been released on DVD. +Continue Reading