Tagged: Based on a True Story

VIDEO: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

In tribute to the late, great Robin Williams, the DVD Shelf reviews the 1987 comedic war drama Good Morning, Vietnam, which loosely tells the story of Airman Adrian Cronauer, who spent some time as a morning radio DJ over in Vietnam during the mid ’60s and took it upon himself to bring a taste of home to the American soldiers stationed in the country by providing them with lively broadcasts and playing the day’s most popular music.

The Social Network (2010)

“After watching The Social Network, I’m more inspired to unplug my computer than I am to create the next online sensation, especially if it means meeting one of these characters.”

Argo (2012)

“Had the film been helmed by a more seasoned director, or even a relative unknown, it never would have taken home the big prize. Because ultimately, the most interesting thing about Argo is that Ben Affleck directed it.”

VIDEO: Anastasia (1997)

The apocryphal tale of the Russian duchess who survived the execution of the Romanov family is brought to life by Don Bluth. Basically, it’s a Disney knock-off made by the guy who was knocked out of Disney!

VIDEO: Nacho Libre (2006)

Renegado watches Nacho Libre, a movie where, for reasons beyond the understanding of mere mortals, Jack Black plays a Mexican monk who becomes a lucha libre wrestler. Sure, he’s trying too hard with the fake accent, but is the movie really that bad? Find out in the video!

VIDEO: The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

“Allegedly based on a true story (it’s not), the movie tells the tale of a family who moves into a creepy house, only to discover it’s really a former funeral parlor haunted by demons. Yes, that old story. No, seriously, it’s the oldest story ever told. Watch Mendo and Fear Fan explain how this hodgepodge of 20 better horror films might be the blandest movie ever made.”