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Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Old 05-28-17, 07:15 PM
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Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Or around the day...

I don't know why, but I never really do and think I should just to acknowledge the incredible deeds all of our military do. Even if just a small gesture. I really should think about what they do more. And, so many great war movies, so many great homages...

Anyway, I think I'm going to see The Rock. not that patriotic of a movie. I mean there is a military faction that did stuff and think they deserved better. Kind of anti-patriotic if you think about it. But, I feel like dumb fun tonight and why the fuck not??

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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I was going to start a similar thread, I might watch Top Gun tonight or tomorrow, but I usually watch Saving Private Ryan on Memorial Day weekend. I'll try and do that tomorrow.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I have The Longest Day on Blu-ray, and I haven't watched it yet--maybe I'll give that a spin.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Around the week of Memorial Day I've watched (according to my DVD Profiler)
Saving Pvt Ryan 12 of last 14 years
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Black Hawk Down 10 of last 11 years

I mix in a few others from time to time.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Thats pretty impressive.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Yes. I'll be watching Michael Moore documentaries and following that up with movies featuring Donald Trump cameos.

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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Depends on what you consider patriotic.

Excuse me while I go watch Peter Davis' patriotic documentary Hearts & Minds.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Not planning on watching anything but I'll be using my military retiree card for free admission to the National WWI Museum tomorrow. That's pretty damn patriotic.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I usually try to watch one of my WWII faves, like SPR or the Guns of Navarone.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I've been watching the Ken Burns documentary The War on Netflix. About WWII. Might watch some more of that.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

No. War movies aren't really my thing, and I'm not a traditionalist who feels like I have to do certain things on certain days.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

No. I'm not "patriotic" at all.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Nope
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
Yes. I'll be watching Michael Moore documentaries and following that up with movies featuring Donald Trump cameos.
Clarification: I'll be watching Michael Moore documentaries, until I can no longer listen to Michael Moore's whiny and condescending speech patterns.

Also: It is 8:40AM and I am no longer watching Michael Moore documentaries.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Not a movie, but we started rewatching Band of Brothers....
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I only own 3 war-type movies: Full Metal Jacket, Gallipoli, and Apocalypse Now, but I don't make it a point to watch them on Memorial Day.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

do the Die Hard movies count?
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by inri222
Depends on what you consider patriotic.

Excuse me while I go watch Peter Davis' patriotic documentary Hearts & Minds.
He plagiarized most of that film from Year of the Pig.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler
Yes. I'll be watching Michael Moore documentaries and following that up with movies featuring Donald Trump cameos.

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They missed the one he did in Bobby Brown's video for the Ghostbusters 2 song.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Nope, it really doesn't cross my mind to pop in anything.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I watched my Blu-ray of THE DIRTY DOZEN, which was also on TCM this afternoon.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Anyway, I think I'm going to see The Rock. not that patriotic of a movie. I mean there is a military faction that did stuff and think they deserved better. Kind of anti-patriotic if you think about it. But, I feel like dumb fun tonight and why the fuck not??
Actually, given the reasons surrounding General Hummel's motivations in the movie, The Rock is not a bad choice for Memorial Day. I just re-watched it a couple days ago. It's one of my favorite action movies!
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Actually, given the reasons surrounding General Hummel's motivations in the movie, The Rock is not a bad choice for Memorial Day. I just re-watched it a couple days ago. It's one of my favorite action movies!
yeah, it's a fucking blast. just smile on my face whole time...
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by Orbi-Wan Techno
Not a movie, but we started rewatching Band of Brothers....
First thing that came to mind for me... but I don't tend to set a watch them for Memorial Day.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I try to watch a war movie, or at least a movie that features soldiers, and preferably American soldiers. This year I watched "Captain America", but other years I've watched "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down" and such. I wouldn't say I'm super patriotic, but the day is a good excuse to dip into a focused genre.

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