Charlie Wilson's War - Smart, sophisticated and...

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    ...down right fvkin BORING!!!!

    Only the mustachioed CIA operative was remotely entertaining...

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

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  2. dirttastesgood

    dirttastesgood Turbo Monkey

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    I liked it a lot. It needed more tits like the first scene but other than that it was really good.
     
  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    agreed.

    damn clever and fun flick. I love that he was a party guy and just fine about it.
     
  4. dirttastesgood

    dirttastesgood Turbo Monkey

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    Anyone catch the history channel special about the real Charlie Wilson. They did a great job making the movie true to life. The guy who played Gust looks just like the real Gust.
     
  5. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Go see Before The Devil Knows Your Dead.

    Marissa Tomei is aging quite nicely and Phillip Seymour Hoffman(Gust) is excellent in it.

    Charlie Wilson's War wasn't that bad. Kind of funny.
     
  6. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    this Hist Channel presentation was vastly more entertaining and informative than the movie version.
     
  7. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    I kinda liked the movie--wasn't a waste of time or money--but it's also pretty much more smarmy Aaron Sorkin crap, at the same time. Especially because of the face-saving spin they get to put on the reality of things.

    And it was riddled with slightly amateur errors in military and intelligence terminology.

    They did do a great job of showing the absolutely terror-inducing capabilities of the Mi-24.
     
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  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    and the awesomeness of the Stinger... my dad was one of development engineers on the Stinger Project for the US Army at White Sands Missile Range.
     
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  9. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I thought it was awesome. Did a little research after and it's pretty close to history. I thought it was pretty neat.
     
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  10. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    you're fvkin boring.
     
  11. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    They also slid right past the huge tipping point between supplying less-traceable foreign-made weapons and supplying uniquely American arms.

    I always wondered why we just didn't supply the hell out of Soviet-designed Grails instead of the Stingers.
     
  12. SuspectDevice

    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    Wait, they made a movie?

    I live in a rock. It's a great book, and I'm sure far more informative than a movie...
     
  13. MikeD

    MikeD Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists

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    And Tom Hanks is C.W. Worst acting he's done in a looong time. Just wooden, with a really bad attempt at a Texas accent.