Ladder 49

Ladder 49 (2004)How is that possible? I watched a movie less than a year ago and all I can remember is that I watched it. And I haven’t blogged about it. And it is about the only movie about firefighters that I’ve seen in my life. And both Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta are in it, so it must have been pretty hard to forget. I guess my memory plays tricks on me. Fixing the holes, I rewatched “Ladder 49

Directed by: Jay Russell
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick, Morris Chestnut, Billy Burke, Balthazar Getty, Tim Guinee, Kevin Chapman, Jay Hernandez, Kevin Daniels, Steve Maye, Robert Lewis, Brooke Hamlin, Spencer Berglund
IMDB raintg: 6.6
My rating: 6.5 ******½

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Buffalo Soldiers

Watched “Buffalo Soldiers” on DVD now. This is an excellent film. It is a military film without war or boot camps. It is an a comedy with lots of sarcasm and irony. It is political and historical. It is action. It is very original.

This movie is based on an excellent story, has a great cast, appropriate soundtrack, good setup and decorations with nice special effects which don’t burn the eye. It is easy going, entertaining and does makes one think. What else can you ask from a movie?

I’m giving it a 10 out of 10. Guys in the tank and a “squashed beatle” ruled separately! :)