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April 10, 2009

Newsbites: The war movie edition!

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1. Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. have joined the cast of Red Tails, the George Lucas-produced World War II movie based, however loosely, on "the first all-black aerial combat unit". This is at least the second time Gooding has been involved with a film on this subject; in 1995, he co-starred with Laurence Fishburne and others in a TV-movie called The Tuskegee Airmen. -- ComingSoon.net, Variety (x2), Hollywood Reporter, Associated Press

2. Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have bought the screen rights to Horse Soldiers, an upcoming book about "a band of elite special forces and CIA operatives who secretly invaded Afghanistan post-9/11 on horseback and helped Afghan fighters capture the city of Mazar-i-Sharif and topple the Taliban." This would not be the first time Bruckheimer, best known for his action and fantasy movies, has tackled this sort of subject matter; he previously produced Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) and acquired the film rights to a magazine article on 'Jihadists in Paradise'. -- Variety

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Comments

I'm eagerly awaiting both of these war movies. Of course Horse Soldiers will take a few years to hit the screen, but we'll get treated to Red Tails later this year.

Like music, movies have been a big part of people’s lives not only it gives us and our friends a long time to chat on but by movie watching a family’s bond strengthens. There are a lot of movies that we love, but what I love the most is action movies and war movies and that is why the Tuskegee Airmen is a good movie for me. Though war movies are a bit scary and there are a lot of killings but somehow shows why and how war happened and sometimes it shows the real story of our past.

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