Friendly Fire

John Roderick, Adam Pranica and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts!

Friendly Fire Ep 62: Memphis Belle (1990)

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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.

Next week: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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Friendly Fire Ep 61: USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

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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.

Next week: Memphis Belle (1990)
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Friendly Fire Ep 60: Green Zone (2010)

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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.

Next week: USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Available on: Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Youtube, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library

Friendly Fire Ep 59: Heaven and Earth (1993)

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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.
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Next week: Green Zone (2010)
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Friendly Fire Ep 58: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

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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 Vudu

Next week: Heaven and Earth

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Friendly Fire Ep 57: Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

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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.

Next week: Conan the Barbarian (1982)
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Friendly Fire Ep 56: Salvador (1986)

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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.

Next week: Behind Enemy Lines

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Friendly Fire Ep 55: Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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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.

Next week: Salvador

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Friendly Fire Ep 54: Flags of Our Fathers

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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,

Next week: Inglourious Basterds

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Friendly Fire Ep 53: Letters from Iwo Jima

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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!

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Next week: Flags of our Fathers
Available on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu, and your local library