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Friendly Fire Ep 97: Top Secret! (1984)

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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.

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Friendly Fire Ep 96: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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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!

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Friendly Fire Ep 95: Beasts of No Nation (2005)

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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.

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Friendly Fire Ep 94: The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

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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.

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Friendly Fire Ep 93: Eye in the Sky (2015)

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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.

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Friendly Fire Ep 92: The Sun (2005)

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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.

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Friendly Fire Ep 91: They Were Expendable (1945)

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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!

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Friendly Fire Ep 90: The Mouse That Roared (1959)

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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!

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Friendly Fire Ep 89: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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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!

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Friendly Fire Ep 88: Forrest Gump (1994)

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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.

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