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 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.

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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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Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Fandango Now, and Vudu.

Next week: Flags of our Fathers
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Friendly Fire Ep 52: Paths of Glory

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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!

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Next week: Letters from Iwo Jima

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Friendly Fire Ep 51: RoboCop (1987)

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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.

Next week: Paths of Glory

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Friendly Fire Ep 50: Black Book

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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.

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Next week: RoboCop (1987)

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Friendly Fire Ep 49: Courage Under Fire

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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!

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Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, and MaxGo

Next week: Black Book

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