Cinecast #52: Welcome To The Suck
Tuesday, 08 November 2005 01:00
 
Sam wanted  Topher Grace to play my part, didn't he? Better listen to Cinecast #52  and find out.


Jarhead: Based on Anthony Swofford's bestselling 2003 memoir of the same name, "Jarhead" has an interesting -- and relevant -- story to tell about life in the U.S. Marine Corps circa 1990. Unfortunately, director Sam Mendes' film never rings true. Inspired in equal parts, it seems, by Swofford's book and by Mendes's favorite war movies, "Jarhead" lacks the spirit of authenticity that the most memorable war films share. A casualty of style over substance, the movie also features some disappointing performances by a few usually reliable actors.

Also on the show, Listener Feedback: Adam vs. Gandhi, Massacre Theatre: Sam vs. Acting, and a look ahead to our Top 5 War Movies: How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Patton.


Music by Chuck Prophet ... Cinecast theme music by Age of the Rifle.

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