Tag Archives: Cold War

Rot in Hell Donald Rumsfeld

He was one of the architects of the continued mess America is in. Still waiting for those Arabs to welcome us as liberators while they kill our soldiers with mines and bullets. Rummy helped pump up the lie about Iraq … Continue reading

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RIP Michael Collins

I’m glad that when the show For All Mankind covered the Apollo XI landing, they kept the names of the real astronauts, including the late Michael Collins who would then be in the alternate universe’s Apollo XV (sic) disaster…spoiler alert, he survived. Rather sucks. … Continue reading

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For All Mankind: one season

This was the first show I was interested in watching on Apple’s new TV/Movie network and I was also a little apprehensive. Whenever a former Star Trek producer is involved, it’s a warning that the show might be craptacular. Let’s face it, … Continue reading

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1989: Tiananmen Square Massacre

I recall the horrible news that morning. While the US was sleeping, the Chinese Army and its hardliner masters decided they had had enough of the ongoing student protests, especially when the workers were joining in. Like all tyrannical regimes, … Continue reading

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1959: NASA introduces America’s first astronauts

Even if not everything in the movie or book, The Right Stuff, is completely true, I think most Americans know the story about the Mercury Seven. Back when the US was trying to catch up to the Soviet Union, military test … Continue reading

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1989: Gorbachev pushes for a reform with Soviet farming

In anticipation of the upcoming documentary Meeting Gorbachev, I found this little piece about Soviet History as their last leader tried to stem the superpower’s decline. I’m looking forward to seeing this movie: German director Werner Herzog will be interviewing Gorbachev, … Continue reading

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1979: The Shah of Iran flees, 40 years of hate gets rolling

America’s brutal puppet fled Iran giving Ayatollah Khomeini and his religious thugs the opening they needed to create a different, brutal Islamic theocracy which has been a thorn in the world’s side ever since. The outcome shouldn’t be a shock … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin: Acquired Taste

My final entry for Marx’s birthday. It’s late but I still want to write about seeing this at the nearby discount theater which never ceases to amaze me in what they carry. Believe it or not, The Death of Stalin is … Continue reading

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The Toys That Made Us, part one

I discovered and got on the bandwagon late with this show, I wholeheartedly admit it. However, it was so great, I’ve watched all four episodes TWICE since I love toys, even at my advanced age. Not just playing with them but … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water: Worth Seeing with some reservations

The short version…it’s a modern, R-rated take on The Creature From The Black Lagoon. I loved how del Toro made the creature more credible and stuck with practical effects on him. The creature is a him as you’ll see in the … Continue reading

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RIP Stanislav Petrov

According to newspaper reports, Petrov may have passed away this May since real news out of Russia is difficult to get. You probably never heard of him until the reports of his death. I had heard of him indirectly over … Continue reading

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Atomic Blonde: Rental

The short version…John Wick is a woman duking it out in Berlin circa 1989, days before the Wall is destroyed by the residents. To create the mood, cue up all the predictable Eighties synth tunes that sound German (New Order, Depeche … Continue reading

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Trumbo: Must See

You may not know Dalton Trumbo by name but you’ll know the movies he wrote the screenplays to: Roman Holiday, Spartacus, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Exodus and Kitty Foyle. He was also a highly-paid screenwriter whose career was devastated by the Red Scare … Continue reading

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Bridge of Spies: Worth seeing

Spielberg and Hanks team up again to cover the next chapter of American History after Saving Private Cliché back in 1998, aka Spielberg Americanizes Stalingrad. Still, I couldn’t help but like this little Thriller-Drama-History puff piece despite it playing fast and loose … Continue reading

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Red Army: Worth Seeing*

* – A quick warning since this rating is automatic for hockey fans. However, I think non-fans will be impressed about the story of the team that changed the game. It’s also a good “other-side” perspective to Miracle. Red Army is a compelling … Continue reading

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