Sure battlefields hold plenty of action, but many of the stories of war happen far from the frontlines. The historical drama Bomb Girls may not be set in a World War II combat zone, but it is undoubtedly a story of struggle and the public and private battles that Allied women and men (though, mostly women) dealt with during the war years.
With the second season of the Reelz original series premiering next week, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite movies that may not take place on a beachhead or depict the gruesome atrocities of war, but are still 1940s wartime stories, nonetheless. These movies aren't the typical tales from the war, but then not every war story needs to be profoundly tragic.clock in with the blue shift
Wednesday starting at 9p E/ 6p P See the list and tell us your favorites >> Posted 03.19.13 by Mandy
Tonight's Hollywood's Top Ten takes a look at the 10 best scenes that take place in airports. Which movies made the list? Find out in the clip below. Then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT to see the full episode, or catch one of its encore showings. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system. Posted 07.30.10 by reelz
With "balloon boy" costumes "practically flying off the shelves" this Halloween — and April Fools' Day less than six months away (OK, it's a bit of a stretch) — we thought we'd offer some alternative balloon viewing.
Here are five balloon mishaps from movies that are guaranteed to elicit a variety of emotional reactions, with one notable exception: Disgust. Posted 10.29.09 by reelz
The Academy Awards will be adopting a part of its past when the show airs March 7, 2010. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis has announced that the Best Picture category will double to include 10 nominations instead of the standard five.
The practice of nominating 10 movies ended in 1943, when Casablanca beat out 9 other movies to win Best Picture. At a press conference, Ganis explained the change:
After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some of itsearlier roots, when a wider field competed for the top award of theyear. Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going to allow Academy voters torecognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show upin the other Oscar categories, but have been squeezed out of the racefor the top prize. I can't wait to see what thatlist of ten looks like when the nominees are announced in February.
Had the Oscars included 10 nominations last year, Slumdog Millionaire might have had some competition from The Dark Knight and Wall-E.
The nominations for the Academy Awards will take place February 2, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Posted 06.25.09 by Ryan
Film Blog Daily Film Dose has put their own twist on AFI's revised Top 100 American Films as released earlier this year. Using their own semi-scientific formula similar to the guidelines applied in AFI's own voting, Daily Dose has determined what they believe to be "The Fanboy 100."
The Godfather takes over the top spot followed by Psycho and Pulp Fiction. Psycho makes a decent jump from 14th to 2nd, while Pulp travels all the way up the list from 94th to 3rd place. Casablanca drops a spot from 3rd to 4th and Citizen Kane drops all the way from the top spot to number 5 in fanboy land.
Check out the full list from Daily Dose right here. Posted 10.12.07 by reelz