Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

By John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison

A history podcast with a twist: Friendly Fire uses war movies as a point of entry on not only the history of war, but the history of how societies think about war. John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison dissect movies from throughout the history of cinema, talk about film production, pedantic quibbles with costumes and airplanes, and keep you laughing the entire time.

Episodes

Their Finest (2016)

Does this film tell the backstory to typical English film propaganda, or is this a deeper tale of myth making and relationships? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John get Mr. Hilliard out of Dunkirk—while they review this 2016 drama.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.Support our showNext Film: Megan Leavey (2017)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.
05/06/201h 9m

The Final Countdown (1980)

Is this a film about having the ability to change the course of history—but realizing that's just a paradox, or is this an American self-esteem picture with an easy out? On today's episode Adam, Ben and John stay out of visual contact while reviewing this 1980 sci-fi classic.Available on: Amazon and your local library. Support our showNext Film: Their Finest (2016)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.
29/05/201h 15m

The Night of the Generals (1967)

Is this a film that shows the ripple effect of one of many World War 2 atrocities, or is it a deeper look at the psyche of a detective and their case that spans decades. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John still have much in common while they review this 1967 mystery!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.Support our showNext Film: The Final Countdown (1980)Available on: Amazon and your local library. 
22/05/201h 10m

Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Does this film create a metaphor equating the nature of service and valor to War during wintertime, or is this simply an expanded story Fuller wanted to tell about the versatility of wartime? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are over the hump—while reviewing this 1951 drama. Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.Support our showNext Film: The Night of the Generals (1967)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.
15/05/201h 2m

The Steel Helmet (1951)

Does this film give a first glimpse of what the Korean War looked like, or is it an even bigger stare at American culture in the 1950s? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John forgot to take off the price tag—while reviewing this 1951 drama.The introduction for today’s episode was The Soldiers, by William ChildressAvailable on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Fixed Bayonets (1951)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.
08/05/201h 18m

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Did this film help spark a "new" Vietnam conversation, or did it simply catapult Robin Williams into Mrs. Doubtfire stardom? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John can't even make fun of Richard Nixon—while they review this 1987 Comedy.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: The Steel Helmet (1951)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
01/05/201h 22m

Cross of Iron (1977)

Can a story from the bad guy's POV have the same emotional pull as a story based on the good guys— or is this movie just representative of pre-80s war films? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John prepare for the next one, while reviewing this 1977 drama.Available on: Amazon, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
24/04/201h 30m

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Does this film accurately represent the U.S. military's 1993 raid in Mogadishu, or is it a heightened-truth-action-film with another enigmatic enemy? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John understand why we have a chain of command—while reviewing this 2001 drama.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Cross of Iron (1977)Available on: Amazon, and your local library
17/04/201h 24m

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Does this film accurately depict what a WW2 commando mission could look like, or is this just a fun adventure with a commando variety pack? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John really want their pound of flesh—while they review this 1961 action picture!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Black Hawk Down (2001)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
10/04/201h 12m

The Adventures of Gerard (1970)

Can a movie successfully tell a farce about the Napoleonic wars based on a series by Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, or should we just throw our hands up and munch on popcorn? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are in a pickle, they have brought their doggies—while they review this 1970 comedy.Available on: Amazon, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: The Guns of Navarone (1961)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
03/04/2057m 8s

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Is this a film about one man’s journey during The Great War, or does this film show the ripple effect any individual has the potential of creating? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John answer without saying anything—while they watch this epic adventure!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: The Adventures of Gerard (1970)Available on: Amazon, and your local library
27/03/201h 39m

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Is this a film about the Spanish Civil War, or is this a movie about escaping abuse and finding a better life? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are the mountain, the forest and the earth—while they review this 2006 fantasy.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
20/03/201h 23m

War Witch (2012)

Does the brutality of war heighten or lessen when mysticism is introduced? Can the fictions a group creates help a victim escape? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John show their courage—while reviewing this 2012 drama.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Pan's Labyrinth (2006)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
13/03/201h 5m

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Can the Merchant Marines inspire a nation of teens to join the military? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John train themselves to have an iron nerve—while they review this 1943 propaganda picture!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: War Witch (2012)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
06/03/201h 20m

Gallipoli (1981)

Can a war film that shows very little war, replace the struggle of battle with the rapport of speedy best friends? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John got mates who'd be lucky to do the hundred in twelve—while they review this 1981 drama. Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: Action in the North Atlantic (1943)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
28/02/201h 25m

The English Patient (1996)

Does a historical romance flick tighten or loosen the tension of a war? Maybe it rips the tension right off? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John point at the horizon and said, "Faya!" while they review this 1996 passion-piece.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: Gallipoli (1981)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
21/02/201h 36m

Air Force (1943)

Can one film show the birth of a wing of the US Military while at the same time functioning as a propaganda-picture? Find out, when on today's episode when Adam, Ben, and John—get tuned in, and review this 1943 action film.Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: The English PatientAvailable on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
14/02/201h 15m

1917 (2019)

Is this a film that simply stitches together stories from an elder, or is it a one-shot epic that uses oral tradition to encapsulate all of The Great War? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John travel the fastest when they travel alone—When they review this 2019 drama.Available: In theaters now!Support our show.Next Film: Air Force (1943)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
07/02/201h 20m

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Does this movie show the versatility of sub-films or is it just the "Red Son" of Jack Ryan stories? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John might as well wear raincoats while they review this 2002 thriller!Available on: Amazon, DVD, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: 1917 (2019)Available: In theaters now!
31/01/201h 15m

Stalingrad (2013)

Does this film prove that the best movies about Stalingrad are those centered around the fewest characters, or is this film simply another powerful story within this brutal battle? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are barely out of diapers, and make jokes—while reviewing this 2013 drama!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)Available on: Amazon, DVD, and your local library
24/01/201h 25m

Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Is this a suspenseful tale about bravery during wartime or is this a film about trust after exile? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John mostly taketh—while reviewing this 1964 drama!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: Stalingrad (2013)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
17/01/201h 11m

North West Frontier (1959)

Does this film represent the adventure that war can be or is this another dated picture that skews history by putting a spin on colonialism? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John never seem to do anything until they've had a cup of tea—while reviewing this 1959 adventure.Available on: Amazon and your local librarySupport our show.Next Film: Behold a Pale Horse (1964)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
10/01/201h 13m

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Is this a film about an operation gone wrong, or a prime example of: just because you want something, doesn't mean you're going to get it? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John think they know something we don't—while they review this 1977 adaptation!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local libraryCome see us LIVENext Film: North West Frontier (1959)Available on: Amazon and your local library
03/01/201h 23m

Das Boot (1981)

Does this film simply depict a German U-boat and it's journey during WW2, or does this film depict a microcosm of war with all the claustrophobia and filth that comes with it?This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext film: A Bridge Too Far (1977)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
27/12/191h 33m

Anthropoid (2016)

Is this film an accurate look back at an operation to take out SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Or is this movie just Valkyrie minus an eye patch? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, have been fighting the occupation in their own ways while they review this 2016 thriller!This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Das Boot (1981)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
20/12/191h 27m

Hamburger Hill (1987)

Is this film a realistic look at the futility of war? Or is it extreme evidence to pay attention to the journey and not the destination? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John brush their teeth in a rapid, vertical motion, while they review this 1987 thriller.This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Anthropoid (2016)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
13/12/191h 19m

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Is this one of the most influential war movies of the 20th century, or a board room meeting with a twist? Today on our 100th episode Adam, Ben, and John hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle, while reviewing this 1970 drama!This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Hamburger Hill (1987)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
06/12/191h 16m

Major Dundee (1965)

Is this a film about the blurred lines you face when attempting to complete a mission by any means necessary, or is this simply a story of an overzealous cavalry officer? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John suggest you wear an iron plate in your pants—while they review this 1965 adventure. This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
29/11/191h 14m

Alexander (2004)

Portraying a tale thousands of years old on film can be quite a chore. But when Oliver Stone puts his spoon in the cauldron, we see that the ancient Greeks are more similar to us than you may have thought. And on today's episode Adam, Ben, and John come to believe the fear of death drives all—while they review this four-hour epic!This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Major Dundee (1965)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
22/11/191h 28m

Top Secret! (1984)

Can a parody film be a war film? Of course it can, just throw in a dash of rock 'n roll and a couple hamburgers! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John must continue the struggle—while they review this 1984 classic. This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Alexander (The Ultimate Cut)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
15/11/191h 16m

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Does a super-soldier serum help win wars, or does it simply create a new type of arms race? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John need a rain check on that dance while they review this 2011 roller-coaster!This film is available on : Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our showNext Film: Top Secret!Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
08/11/191h 26m

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

A soldier who has a brain that's still developing can lead to unspeakable results. But some nations will stop at nothing to create the best army within their means. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John just want to be happy in this life after reviewing this 2015 drama. This film is available on : NetflixSupport our showNext film: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
01/11/191h 30m

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

A bridge cannot take sides, although it can transfer hands after a battle—but that won’t keep it from collapsing. And on today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John find out who’s the enemy while they review this 1969 drama.This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show!Next Film: Beasts of No Nation (2015)Available on: Netflix
25/10/191h 11m

Eye in the Sky (2015)

Is this film an expanded ethical thought experiment, or a slice of life via modern warfare? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are fueled by postings on YouTube. While they review this 2015 thriller.This film is available on:Amazon,YouTube, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Bridge at Remagen (1969)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
18/10/191h 17m

The Sun (2005)

Can a war film disregard aspects of history to better explain the subtleties of diplomatic defeat? Director Aleksandr Sokurov sure thinks so! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John have only one unresolved issue left—while they review this 2005 drama.This film is available on:Amazon,YouTube, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: Eye in the Sky (2015)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
11/10/191h 12m

They Were Expendable (1945)

Sometimes war movies are adventures, sometimes they’re to-the-point biopics, other times they're a surprisingly refreshing mix of both. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, sit around on their duffs while reviewing this 1945 drama!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Sun (2005)Available on:Amazon,YouTube, and your local library
04/10/191h 17m

The Mouse That Roared (1959)

It's a war-plan so crazy it just might work! Can this Peter Sellers farce bring forth the same wartime hilarity as Dr. Strangelove? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John surrender to overwhelming powers, in a military manner, while reviewing this 1959 comedy!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: They Were Expendable (1945)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
27/09/191h 9m

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) [Pork Chop Feed]

An officer who has never seen a day of combat finds himself living the same day over and over again.Friendly Fire is made possible by the support of our listeners. Support Friendly Fire to receive a monthly Pork Chop episode and all the other Maximum Fun bonus content!
24/09/191h 17m

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

The line between reality and fiction can be extremely thin in war pictures. And when a film resonates close to home for the viewer, extreme can take a back seat to emotion. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John sit where they want, while reviewing this 2012 thriller!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Mouse That Roared (1959)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
20/09/191h 28m

Forrest Gump (1994)

Some films help us reflect on the sins of the past, other films create fictional characters to make the past more digestible. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John answer every question with "Yes, drill sergeant." while reviewing this 1994 fantasy. This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
13/09/191h 32m

Lebanon (2009)

Some war pictures are about hostile territories, some are about the group turmoil, and other movies are about both. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John cook-off while reviewing this 2009 claustrophobic drama.This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: Forest Gump (1994)Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
06/09/191h 12m

The Big Red One (1980)

Can a Jedi, T-Bird, Nerd, and Scientist— under the command of a grizzled WWI Veteran— successfully survive the second world war? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John get cooked a terrific meal, while reviewing this 1980 memoir.This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: LebanonAvailable on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library.
30/08/191h 14m

Outside the Law (2010)

Is this film a story of freedom that was split three ways, or just another glancing look at a past battle, with a new lens? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John leave sports out of it while reviewing this 2010 drama!This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: The Big Red One (1980)Available on: Apple, Amazon, and your local library.
23/08/191h 17m

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Does this film demonstrate that non-violence is the key to winning wars, or is this movie just another fun make-believe tale brought to us by Mel "Opus Dei" Gibson? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John don't know how they're going to live with themselves if they don't stay true to what they believe—while they watch this 2016 biopic.This film is available on:Apple,Amazon, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: Outside the Law (2010)Available on: Apple, Amazon, and your local library.
16/08/191h 18m

The Patriot (2000)

Does this film tell the tale of a freedom-fighting warrior or is this a story about Benjamin Martin's revenge-fueled descent into freedom? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John are citizens of an American nation while they review this turn of the millennium fictional drama.This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: Hacksaw Ridge (2016)Available on: Apple, Amazon, and your local library.
09/08/191h 21m

The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

All the money in the world can't make a lie the truth, and no matter how strong the love story may be, it doesn't change the fact that some governments commit atrocities. On today's episode the time in God's thoughts has come to an end while Adam, Ben, and John review this revisionist drama. This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: The Patriot (2000)Available on: Apple, Amazon, and your local library.
02/08/191h 28m

Casualties of War (1989)

Can a Michael J. Fox war movie be as brutal as any other emotion-filled Vietnam picture? Yes, but with its own jungle to navigate. On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John buck the system while reviewing this 1989 drama.This film is available on:Apple, Amazon and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)Available on: Apple, Amazon, and your local library.
26/07/191h 19m

A Private War (2018)

Marie Colvin's spirit drives this biopic and addresses war in a way that we don't always get in film. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John couldn't imagine a world in which they didn't review this 2018 drama!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, and Youtube.Support our show! Next Film: Casualties of War (1989)Available on: Apple, Amazon and your local ibrary.
19/07/191h 18m

The Great Escape (1963)

Can a POW film achieve the same highs and lows of a battlefield picture? It can when it's full of cool-guy-allies! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John devote their energies to reviewing this 1963 adventure with Chuck Bryant from Movie Crush.This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Youtube, and RokuSupport our show! Next Film: A Private War (2018)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Youtube, and your local ibrary.
12/07/191h 25m

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Can one man's love of history defeat an army? What if that one man also had a weapon powered by God? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, become a permanent addition to this archaeological find—while reviewing this classic adventure.This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Youtube, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Great Escape (1963)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Youtube, Roku, and your local library
05/07/191h 6m

The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

The lines of memory and history can be blurred when retelling stories of one's youth, but the emotions associated with situations will always point to truth. On today's episode Adam, John, and Ben eat eggs until the recording is over—while reviewing this 1982 Italian drama!This film is available on:Amazon, Youtube and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Youtube, and your local library
28/06/191h 9m

Red Cliff (2008)

Is ancient history written by the winners, or is it stitched together from folklore and current national narrative? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John never guessed they'd lose to a gust of wind! While reviewing this 2008 historical drama!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Youtube, Hoopla, Tubi, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)Available on:Amazon, Youtube and your local library
21/06/191h 11m

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

In the Tom Clancy Universe equations are as useful as a lost bomb. So when a shadowy organization pulls the strings in an attempt to start WWIII, it's not long before Jack Ryan does the math. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John order the planes to stand down, while reviewing this 2002 calculation!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Youtube, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: Red CliffAvailable on:Amazon, Apple, Youtube, Hoopla, Tubi, and your local library
14/06/191h 20m

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Does a film need to accurately portray a specific military job in order to tell a compelling story, or do the ends justify the means? On today’s episode Adam, John, and Ben recognize that going to war is a once-in-a-lifetime experience while they review this 2008 thriller.This film is available on:Amazon,Apple, Netflix, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Sum of All FearsAvailable on:Amazon, Apple, Youtube, and your local library
07/06/191h 31m

The Promise (2016)

Love stories are eternal, whether they be person to person, families, or communities. And when evidence of cultural erasure is presented, sometimes the best way to share factual knowledge, is with a love story. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are the local apothecaries while they watch this 2016 drama. This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Youtube, and your local LibraryCome see Friendly Fire LIVE!Support our show! Next Film: The Hurt Locker (2008)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and your local library
31/05/191h 29m

Come and See (1985)

The furies of war force you to trudge along in order to survive, and watching this film evokes a similar sense of dread. Today, Adam, Ben, and John never say whatever happens must happen, while they watch this 1985 drama.This film is available on:Youtube, and The Criterion ChannelCome see Friendly Fire LIVE!Support our show! Next Film: The Promise (2016)Available on: Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Youtube, and your local Library
24/05/191h 18m

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

How does one sell a war picture during said war? Some say you throw in a love story on top of one of the most important missions to have happened thus far. On today's episode Ben, Adam, and John do not have the medicine to ease the pain, as they review this 1944 drama!This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, VuduCome see Friendly Fire LIVE!Support our show! Next Film: Come and See (1985)Available on:Youtube, and The Criterion Channel
17/05/191h 20m

Crash Dive (1943)

Love triangles can feel like a sinking sub—especially when looking back through the lens of our current time. And on today's episode, Ben, John, and Adam are the only born commandos reviewing this 1943 drama!This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local libraryCome see Friendly Fire LIVE!Support our show! Next Film: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)Available on:Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu
10/05/191h 26m

REDBAD (2018)

When telling an origin story, it's best to bring all the swords and an incredibly powerful Mac Mini. On today's episode Ben, John, and Adam want to start a war with the most powerful army in the world, while they watch this 2018 epic!This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local libraryCome see Friendly Fire LIVE!Support our show! Next Film: Crash Dive (1943)Available on:Apple, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu
03/05/191h 36m

The Key (1958)

The tales of wartime can be as ambiguous as ancient folklore, and when you're dealing with multiple sailors the lines of communication can seem like a curse! But on today's episode Adam, Ben, and John have to keep it, because they have to keep their promise, while reviewing this 1958 classic!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: REDBAD (2018)Available on: Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library
26/04/191h 8m

Darkest Hour (2017)

When you're in the deep end and hunting for the 8.5 pounder, make sure to load your tackle box full of Cuban Romeo y Julietas and Camachos. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John deal with one shit at a time while reviewing this WW2 drama!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, YouTube, FandangoNow, MaxGo, Vudu, and your local librarySupport our show! Next Film: The Key (1958)Available on:Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library.
19/04/191h 36m

Dunkirk (2017)

When you love your boat, and love your country, you'll answer the call to save soldiers— no matter what time it is. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John would rather face waves than dive-bombers while reviewing this 2017 drama.This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Fandango Now, Max Go, YouTube, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: Darkest Hour (2018)Available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, YouTube, FandangoNow, MaxGo, Vudu, and your local library
12/04/191h 23m

Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)

What if a podcast advertised "three superstar hosts" and one host barely spoke the entire show? Well, that would be kind of like today's movie — add a few spies and they're practically the same piece of media! On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John figure out who's Moe, and who's Larry, while watching this 2016 action film! This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google Play, and your local library.Support our show! Next Film: Dunkirk (2017)Available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Fandango Now, Max Go, YouTube, Vudu, and your local library.
05/04/191h 20m

Predator (1987)

When one spaceman faces off against a bunch of humans who on earth would think that a terminator could win? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John ask "What is this fucking tie business?" while reviewing this 1987 thriller!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show! #PORKCHOPCHALLENGENext Film: Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google Play, and your local library.
29/03/191h 49m

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Are we as humans ok with the destruction of our creations if its under the auspices of patriotism? Or do we gain our strength from knowing that our real reward are the railway bridges we built along the way? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John bridge the gap between podcaster and podcast supporter on this very special #MAXFUNDRIVE 2019 edition of #FriendlyFire!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Fandango Now, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show!Next week: Predator (1987)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library.
22/03/191h 30m

Memphis Belle (1990)

The crew of a B-17 readies for its last bombing mission over Germany but is this the real tale of the Memphis Belle? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John put the hot dog in the bun and chow down—while reviewing this 1990 drama!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show!Next week:  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Fandango Now, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu
15/03/191h 25m

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

What if you took Quint's two-minute monologue from Jaws, added Nicolas Cage, and then with the help of crib notes from a 1975 history class, made a war movie that involved sharks? You would get this MVP of a film. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John lead a highly classified recording while watching this 2016 action buoy!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show!Next week: Memphis Belle (1990)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library.
08/03/191h 26m

Green Zone (2010)

Does this film tell the truth? The whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Nope. But does that matter when Matt Damon is trying to get to the bottom of this whole Weapons of Mass Destruction thing? On today's episode it's not for Adam, Ben or John to decide what happens... when they review this 2010 action film.This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango Now, Max Go.Support our show!Next week: USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) Available on: Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library
01/03/191h 25m

Heaven and Earth (1993)

Has Oliver Stone always had the ability to slow down and take a back seat? Or is it only when adapting books by Le Ly Hayslip? Either way, this film is powerful. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are insulted at the insolence of men—while they review this 1993 drama.This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local LibrarySupport our show!Next week: Green Zone (2010)Available on: Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Fandango Now, Max Go, and your local library
22/02/191h 16m

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Can a personal war, be as powerful as a global war? In a fictional pagan society the rules of war can be as loose or as tight as the chains that bind a young barbarian. On today's episode, Adam, Ben, and John can't remember if they are good men or bad, while reviewing this 1982 adventure!This film is available on:Amazon, Apple, Fandango Now, Max Go, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduSupport our show!Next week: Heaven and EarthAvailable on: Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local Library
15/02/191h 24m

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Films take years to make, and moments to cancel. So one might think it strange to put out such a brave film so shortly after September 11, 2001. Is Behind Enemy Lines telling a fictional tale that supports the troops, or is it simply a film that makes you go... "Wow!" On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John sit here and eat jello, while reviewing this 2001 thriller. This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, and Stars.Support our show!Next week: Conan the Barbarian (1982)Available on: Amazon, Apple, Fandango Now, Max Go, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local Library
08/02/191h 22m

Salvador (1986)

There are multiple sides to creative types, much like how there are multiple sides in a civil war. Can the combined power of Oliver Stone, James Woods, and Jim Belushi inform a movie-going audience of the ongoing civil war in El Salvador? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are trying to run a restaurant, not a f*cking bank—while they watch this 1986 Adventure.This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, Vudu, and your local library.Support our show!Next week: Behind Enemy LinesAvailable on: Apple, Amazon, Stars, and your local library
01/02/191h 31m

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Is this Quentin Tarantino's Magnum Opus or did Eli Roth's uncredited direction give this film the fever? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John are in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin' while they review this 2009 adventure.This film is available on:Apple, Amazon, Showtime, Youtube, Google Play, Fandango Now, and Vudu.Support our show!Next week: SalvadorAvailable on: Apple, Amazon, Vudu, and your local library.
25/01/191h 44m

Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers: Is this film the cultural flip it intended to be, or are we as an audience left flapping in the wind? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John run it up the flagpole and see who salutes (But no one ever does) while reviewing this 2006 drama.This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, and Vudu,Support our show!Next week: Inglourious BasterdsAvailable on: Apple, Amazon, Showtime, Youtube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu
18/01/191h 37m

Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima: Does this film's story-telling device help craft a pragmatic tale of WWII or Is this movie only one-half of a Clint Eastwood fever-dream? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John build those underground fortifications while reviewing this 2006 drama!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, and Vudu.Support our show!Next week: Flags of our FathersAvailable on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library
11/01/191h 15m

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory: Is this a tale of frustration and loss during The Great War, or does this film successfully encapsulate all of the red-tape, emotions, posturing, and death of war? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John, suggest what you can do with that promotion... while reviewing this 1957 drama!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu.Support our show!Next week: Letters from Iwo JimaAvailable on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library
04/01/191h 37m

RoboCop (1987)

RoboCop: is this film about the war on crime, or is this movie Paul Verhoeven’s "Greatest Story Ever Told" remake? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John have the right to remain silent, while reviewing this 1987 action-crime-adventure!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu.Support our show!Next week: Paths of GloryAvailable on: Amazon, iTunes YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
28/12/181h 25m

Black Book

Black Book: Is this a WW2 film that tells its tale from an unfamiliar angle, or are Paul Verhoeven films only shot at unfamiliar angles? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John show each other their stamp collections while reviewing this 2006 thriller.This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNow, YouTube, Google Play, VuduSupport our show!Next week: RoboCop (1987)Available on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
21/12/181h 42m

Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire: Does this film show the progressive evolution of a convoluted US Military, or is this movie simply Zwick's Rashomon? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John Imagine a life without consequences when they review this 1996 mystery!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and MaxGoSupport our show!Next week: Black BookAvailable on: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNow, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
14/12/181h 58m

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor: Is this a faithful retelling of the attack on Pearl Harbor, or is this film Michael Bay’s Titanic? On today’s episode neither Adam, Ben, or John smoke a cigarette while reviewing this 2001 drama.This film is available on:itunes, Netflix, Showtime, YouTube, and Google PlaySupport our show!Next Film, Courage Under Fire, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, MaxGo, and your local library
07/12/182h 1m

Valkyrie

Valkyrie: is this a film where the heroes unfortunately don’t succeed, or are we just watching the lesser of two evils fail? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John find out that "Anything" is a very dangerous word, when they review this 2008 thriller. This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and Google PlaySupport our show!Next Film, Pearl Harbor, is available on:itunes, Netflix, Showtime, YouTube, Google Play
30/11/181h 32m

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter: Is this film a slice of life experience which explores the ripple effect of war, or is this story a slow burn of small town life? On today's episode we hunt what is "this" and what's "this" while reviewing a 1978 drama.This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduSupport our show!Next Film, Valkyrie, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and your local library
23/11/181h 51m

Biloxi Blues

Biloxi Blues: Is this a film about Neil Simon, or is this a film about America? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John find out the difference between a bathroom and a latrine while reviewing this 1988 Comedy. This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Hoopla, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduSupport our show!Next Film, The Deer Hunter, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu , and your local library
16/11/181h 29m

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front: Is this a transitional film which plants a seed in the trenches of Hollywood, or is it simply a dramatized retelling of events from The Great War? On Today's episode Adam, Ben, and John rope off a big field and sell tickets, while reviewing this 1930 Drama!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Youtube, VuduSupport our show!Next Film, Biloxi Blues, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Hoopla, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
09/11/181h 33m

Ran (乱)

RAN (乱): Can a film set in feudal Japan translate the brutality of feuding families with the same je ne sais quoi of Bill Shakespeare? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John share fine words —but words don't win wars—while reviewing this 1985 Drama.This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Film Struck, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduSupport our show!Next Film, All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) , is available on:Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library
02/11/181h 28m

Downfall (Der Untergang)

Downfall: Is this film solely recounting the last days of Hitler? Or does this movie's story evoke deeper truths about human beings and their cruel capabilities? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John talk harsh truths and historical facts while reviewing this 2004 drama.This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNOW, Hoopla, and VuduSupport our show!Next Film, Ran, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Film Struck, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu and your local library
26/10/181h 44m

Von Ryan's Express

Von Ryan's Express: Can an audience be ok with an anti-hero if he's an aging Crooner? Or is this film a fun action-romp no matter who's in the cast? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John bust out of their studios while reviewing this 1965 Drama!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and FandangoNOWSupport our show!Next Film, Downfall, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNOW, Hoopla, Vudu, and your local library
19/10/181h 29m

U-571

Is this a fun trope-filled submarine caper, or is U-571 a classic example of winner revisionism? On today’s episode Adam, Ben and John brace themselves and stare at the ceilings of their studios while reviewing this 2001 depth-charge drama!This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Starz, YouTube, Google Play, and FandangoNOW.Support our showNext Film, Von Ryan's Express, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, FandangoNOW, and your local library
12/10/181h 24m

Sicario

Sicario: Does this film amplify the war on drugs, or is it just an action-packed western? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John use themselves as bait while reviewing this 2015 drama!This film is available on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, FandangoNOW, and VuduSupport our showNext Film, U-571, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Starz, YouTube, Google Play, FandangoNOW, and your local library
10/10/181h 22m

Sands of Iwo Jima

Sands of Iwo Jima: Does this film show its audience the brutality of war, or is it just the TMNT of its time? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John saddle-up while reviewing this 1949 drama.This film is available on:itunes, Amazon, Youtube, Google Play, and VuduSupport our showNext Film, Sicario (2015), is available on:Fandango Now, Amazon, YouTube, Googe Play, itunes, Vudu, and your local library
10/10/181h 29m

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove: Is this simply a film that pokes fun at government systems, or is this movie a cautionary tale for all who watch? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John mutually assure podcast destruction while reviewing this 1964 Comedy.This film is available on:iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, VuduNext Film, The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), is available on:Amazon, Youtube, Google Play, itunes, Vudu, and your local library
21/09/181h 38m

Army of Shadows (L'Armée des Ombres)

Army of Shadows: Does this film have the viewer ask "what would I do?" or does its intensity have the viewer reflect on what they can do? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John wait a lifetime while reviewing this 1969 drama!This film is available on:iTunes, Amazon, FilmStruck, Google Play, and VuduNext Film, Dr. Strangelove, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
14/09/181h 29m

Kelly's Heroes

Kelly's Heroes: Can one rag-tag story encapsulate everything you want in a war movie? Or does this film simply have a 70's take on a 40's heist? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John knock it off with the negative waves while reviewing this WW2 adventure.This film is available via:iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, Google Play, Fandango Now, and VuduNext Film, Army of Shadows, is available via:Film Struck, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/181h 23m

Aliens

Aliens: Does this film reflect on the past by portraying a frightening future? Or is this just a fun popcorn-chomping action flick? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John point their flamethrowers at the eggs of this 1986 thriller.Aliens is available oniTunes, Amazon, HBO, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduThe next film, Kelly's Heroes, is available onAmazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and your local library
07/09/181h 26m

Star Wars

Star Wars: Can one film both radicalize a hero and support a royal bloodline government? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John turn off their targeting computers while analyzing this 1977/1997 adventure!Star Wars is available oniTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduThe next film, Aliens (1986), is available oniTunes, Amazon, HBO, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/181h 23m

Paisan

Paisan: Does this film live and breathe the eccentricities of life during wartime? Or does each vignette simply signal an understanding between Italy and America? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John walk into a monastery while reviewing this 1946 drama.Paisan is available onAmazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunesThe next film, Star Wars (1977/97), is available onAmazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and your local library
07/09/181h 29m

The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below: Is this simply a cat and mouse Naval adventure? Or is the takeaway more about knowing thine adversary? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John anxiously prepare their pork chops while reviewing this 1957 drama!The Enemy Below is available onAmazon, Youtube, Google, Vudu, and iTunesThe next film, Paisan (1946), is available onAmazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and your local library
07/09/181h 14m

Platoon

Platoon: Does this film truly express the duality of human nature (especially during wartime), or is it simply Oliver Stone's retelling of his own experience in Vietnam? On today's episode Adam, Ben, John *and* Movie Crush host Chuck Bryant load sandbags and flick ants off their necks while reviewing this 1986 drama!Click here to listen to the Movie Crush version of this episode!Platoon is available onAmazon, Youtube, Google, Vudu, iTunes, and StarzThe next film, The Enemy Below (1957), is available onAmazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and your local library
07/09/181h 47m

The Siege

The Siege (1998): Does this film represent an alternative past that predicts a frighteningly familiar present? Or does this story show how easy it is for a "Hamburger Hamburger Bang Bang" culture to grow fearful and defensive after an attack on their soil? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John declare martial-law while reviewing this 1998 thriller.This film is available on:Amazon, Youtube, Google, Vudu, and iTunesThe next film, Platoon (1986), is available on:Amazon, Youtube, Google, Vudu, iTunes, Starz, and your local library
07/09/181h 26m

Operation Dumbo Drop

Operation Dumbo Drop: Is this fun time adventure romp based off a true story, or is Disney trying to spin the war in Vietnam for children? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John parachute into Walt’s world while reviewing this family friendly story.This film is available onYouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and HBOThe next film, The Siege, is available onAmazon, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library.
07/09/181h 14m

Mongol

Mongol: Does this film accurately tell the tale of Temudgin —Future Khan of all Mongols— or is the story tainted by those who wrote the history books? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John betray one another while absorbing the filmmaking practices of Russia, Germany, and Kazakhstan!This film is available via:YouTube, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.The next film, Operation Dumbo Drop, is available via:YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, HBO, and your local library.
07/09/181h 15m

Paradise Now

Paradise Now: Can this film bridge the gap of understanding between cultures, or will some folks only consider it negative propaganda? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John take on this movie’s tough subject matter, while making sure everyone gets a piece of bread.This film is available via: YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.The next film, Mongol, is available via:YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library.
07/09/181h 15m

The Last Of The Mohicans

The Last Of The Mohicans: Does this love story help an audience understand the French and Indian war, or does the film just reenforce noble savage stereotypes? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John use every part of the Buffalo to review this 1992 drama.This film is available via:YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.The next film, Paradise Now, is available via:YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and your local library.
07/09/181h 12m

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now: is this a fictional journey based on Veterans’ urban legends, or does this film just encapsulate the horrors of the Vietnam war? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John take LSD placebos while reviewing this 1979 drama.This film is available via:YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and iTunesThe next film, The Last Of The Mohicans, is available via:YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and your local library.
07/09/181h 12m

The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen: It’s 1967 and Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller have decided to take on a fictional prequel of D-Day. But does this film accurately represent the time before the Normandy invasion, or are the filmmakers trying to tell us that anyone can have a second chance if they are willing to die? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John rhyme their way through boot camp while reviewing this Action-Thriller!This film is available via:YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, and iTunes.The next film, Apocalypse Now, is available via: YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, and your local library.
07/09/181h 15m

Clear and Present Danger

Clear and Present Danger: Does this film depict the “war on drugs” as realistic? Or does the movie set out to sensationalize the three branches of the American Government? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John make sure that the machine is off, the printers are stocked, and the safes are locked... while reviewing this 1994 political thriller.This film is available on:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube.The next film, The Dirty Dozen, is available on:YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, and your local library. 
07/09/181h 15m

The African Queen

The African Queen: Does this film correctly portray colonial life in Africa during World War I, or are the pipes and rapids too distracting? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John bust their boilers, while navigating this 1951 Technicolor classic.This film is available on: Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube.You can find the next film, Clear and Present Danger on: Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and your local library.
07/09/1854m 10s

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity: Is this a tale that puts pre-war emotions in perspective? Or is it a study of the evolution of equality and acceptance? On today's episode, Adam, Ben, and John get in the ring and play dueling-bugles while coming to terms with this 1953 romance. This film is available on:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and VuduThe next film, The African Queen, is available on:Amazon Video, Google Play, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and your local library
07/09/181h 13m

Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn: Is this an accurate depiction of Dieter Dengler’s time in Laos or are the tentpoles of his experience used to manufacture a Hollywood prison-break story? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John get lost in a Herzog fueled jungle while debating whether anyone should watch this 2006 tape. This film is available on:Amazon Video and iTunesThe next film, From Here to Eternity, is available on:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and Vudu
07/09/181h 7m

The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers: Is this a raw tale of the Algerian war or is it a manual for modern warfare? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John swap techniques de guerre vicieux while opening up a multilingual conversation about this 1966 Drama.This film is available on:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Kanopy, TCM, and YoutubeThe next film, Rescue Dawn, is available on:Amazon Video and iTunes
07/09/181h 15m

Glory

Glory: Does this film accurately portray the United States Civil War, or has it been viewed with Bueller-tinted glasses. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John traverse a historical battlefield that has an effect on America's past, present, and future.This film is available on:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Youtube, and Vudu.You can find the next film, The Battle of Algiers, on:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Kanopy, TCM, and Youtube.
07/09/181h 14m

Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012): Is this a remake of an awkward 80's film or just a springboard for Josh Peck and Chris Hemsworth? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John share a five dollar footlong while picking off the toppings of this updated Brat Pack classic.This Film is available via:Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and VuduNext film, Glory, is available via:Amazon Video, Crackle, Google Play, iTunes, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/181h 5m

Red Dawn

Red Dawn: Did this film accurately portray what a World War 3 United States Invasion would look like, or is this a right-wing-Brat-Pack-wet-dream? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John wind their Rolex watches and turn their tears into *something else* while inspecting this 1984 thriller.This Film is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, STARZ, Roku, and VuduClick here to support the show!Next film, Red Dawn 2012, is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, FandangoNOW, Vudu, and your local library.
07/09/181h 3m

Force 10 from Navarone

Force 10 from Navarone: Is an elite task-force the only way to blow-up a bridge or just the best way? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John flip their hats and prepare their briefcases while strategically reviewing this 1978 semi-sequel!This film is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and StarzClick here to support the show!Next film, Red Dawn, is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, STARZ, Roku, and your local library.
07/09/181h 5m

Three Kings

Three Kings: Was this a war movie or a heist flick? Can’t it be both? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John figure out who’s the main-man while debating the extreme color palette choices of this 1999 adventure.Friendly Fire needs your support! Become a member in the #MaxFunDrive. Expend all remaining ordinance on our pod. www.maximumfun.org/donateThis film is available via: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and Google PlayClick here to support our show!Next film, Force 10 from Navarone, is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Starz and your local library.
07/09/1858m 23s

MASH

MASH: Does this film hold a mirror up to 1960's society or is it merely a baby boomer entitlement fever dream? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John perform some zany antics while attempting to salvage Gary Burghoff's Twitter accountThis film is available via:Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and VuduClick here to support our show!Next film, Three Kings, is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and your local library
07/09/1858m 6s

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates: Is this film about the legendary rise of Vassili Zaitsev or is it just another Hollywood romance job? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John scope out the many talking points of the Eastern Front while persuading each other with bacon and chocolate bars.This film is available via:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, MASH, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/181h 4m

Fury

Fury: Does this story accurately represent the last days of WWII or is this a melting pot of popular war tropes? On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John quote their favorite bible verses while also taking the tracks off this tank of a movie!This film is available via:Amazon, iTunes, Roku, YouTube, PantaFlix, Google Play, FandangoNOW, and VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, Enemy at the Gates, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1853m 49s

7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days in Entebbe: Is it a dramatic retelling of actual events or does this film further the conjecture involving the problems in the middle east? On today’s BONUS episode Adam, Ben, and John leave their chairs in the upright and locked position to review this 2018 thriller.This film is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and FandangoNOWClick here to support our show!
07/09/181h 12m

Fires on the Plain

Fires on the Plain: Does this WWII story reflect a harsh and honest end to a losing battle or is this a film about confidently facing infinite obstacles? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John taste the monkey meat of brutal filmmaking while accepting that no matter how sad, some stories must be told.This film is available on:Amazon, Kanopy, and FilmStruckClick here to support our show!The next film, Fury, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Roku, YouTube, PantaFlix, Google Play, FandangoNOW, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1851m 50s

Zulu

Zulu: Is this an underdog film that shows the futility of colonialism or does this biopic reflect the progressive movements of the 1960s? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John volley-fire through the many facets of the Red Coats and the Zulu army without getting all sixes and sevens!This film is available on:iTunesClick here to support our show!The next film, Fires on the Plain, is available on:Amazon, Kanopy, FilmStruck, and your local library
07/09/1848m 45s

Braveheart

Braveheart: Does this film tell the tale of a freedom-fighting warrior or is this a story about William Wallace’s revenge-fueled descent into madness? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John rewind all four VHS cassette tapes while discussing the highs and lows of the historical motion picture. This film is available via: Amazon, iTunes, Roku, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, Zulu, is available on:iTunes and your local library
07/09/1859m 56s

Stalag 17

Stalag 17: Is this P.O.W. dramedy a prison break film or is it a movie about coming together during times of distress? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John crawl through the mud of World War 2 humor and discover that no matter what the outcome, first you’ve got to find the rat.This film is available via: Amazon, iTunes, Kanopy, FilmStruck, FandangoNOW, YouTube, Google Play, VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, Braveheart, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Roku, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1851m 2s

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander the Far Side of the World: Is this a nautical tale of patriotism or does it show that teamwork conquers all? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John face a squall of talking points in this 2003 seafaring drama; and learn that no matter land or sea—sharp’s the word and bold’s the action!This film is available via: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, Stalag 17, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, Kanopy, FilmStruck, FandangoNOW, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu
07/09/1849m 7s

First Blood

First Blood: is it about the challenges of small-town law enforcement, or is the tale of John Rambo an allegory for the war in Vietnam? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John explore the abandoned mine that is this 1982 thriller, and learn that maybe after a war, nobody truly goes home.This film is available via: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, Master and Commander, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1843m 29s

Flying Leathernecks

Flying Leathernecks, is it a film about whipping your soldiers into shape or does it merely swap subs for jets? On today’s episode our three Wildcats—Adam, Ben, and John—compile their stock footage and sheet cake knowledge to discuss this 1951 fighter pilot drama, and learn that even the most relaxed of pilots can become a battle-ready warrior!This film is available on: Amazon, iTunes, FilmStruck, Youtube, Google Play, and VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, First Blood, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1844m 20s

Run Silent, Run Deep

Run Silent, Run Deep: is it a submarine revenge flick or a tale of cohabitation and companionship? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John travel to new depths in discussing this classic WW2 film, and learn that of the many necessities to a life lived under the sea, perhaps the most important is trust in your commanding officer. (As an added bonus John recorded this episode inside a real 1940’s American Submarine!)This film is available via: Amazon, YouTube, and VuduClick here to support our show!The next film, Flying Leathernecks, is available on:Amazon, iTunes, FilmStruck, Youtube, Google Play, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1846m 23s

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan, was it an honest portrayal of World War 2 or did Spielberg mesmerize the United States into feeling emotion? In today’s thrilling episode Adam, Ben, and John take on the difficult task of reviewing this 1998 epic war drama set during the Invasion of Normandy. You’ll find out when it’s ok to take the socks off a dead body, how to *hope* to do more good than bad, and why ‘hall-passes’ can really affect the way we view characters in a film.This film is available via:Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and VuduThe next film, Run Silent Run Deep, is available on:Amazon, YouTube, Vudu, and your local library
07/09/1845m 38s

Friendly Fire

War movies: one of the core genres of the cinema. From the earliest days of the form, filmmakers have been trying to capture and comment on war. Do these films accurately represent the battles depict? And are they more useful as depictions of history, or as artifacts from the eras in which they were made? Do enough of them have Brian Dennehy? Join Adam Pranica, Benjamin Harrison, and John Roderick for Friendly Fire the war movie podcast that answers all these questions and more. In this special preview episode, they review their own podcast in anticipation of its release!
07/09/1820m 25s
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