J. T. Hoeg

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (36 of 40)
Location: Copenhagen


Top Reviewer Ranking: 38,406 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 40
Under Enemy Colours: Charles Hayden Book 1 by Sean Thomas Russell
I have now read the first three books in the Hayden series and is impressed. Even if you are critical (as am I) you will not be disappointed. It is not O'Brien, or Forester (when best) but it comes close and outranks most (not all) of what Kent has written. Hayden as a person is believable and comes forward as an unusual character in unusual circumstances. The story both at sea and when Hayden is ashore with friends is truly entertaining. Moreover, Russell manages to weave the story into real but largely forgotten actions. Highly recommended.
Days of Glory [DVD] (2006) <b>DVD</b> ~ Jamel Debbouze
Days of Glory [DVD] (2006) DVD ~ Jamel Debbouze
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality WW2 movie, 25 July 2014
A top WW2 movie. There is not much need to enlarge on the other four or five stars reviews. Just this. Not only is the acting, story and action top notch, the story is also a very unusual one. Among the wealth of WW2 movies, there are few that are really top quality. This is one and ranks with "A Bridge too far", "Memphis Belle", "The longest Day" and a few other ones of the same calibre. It is one I will watch many times.
The Wild Geese (1978) [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Richard Burton
The Wild Geese (1978) [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Richard Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars Top rank war movie, 25 July 2014
A fantastic movie. I cherish war novels and war movies, but they have to e good in every aspects and there are few of those. As to movies (limiting ourselves to more recent ones, in colour and with believable special effects) I list as first rankers: Zulu, Waterloo, A Bridge too far, Aces High, Days og Glory, Gettysburg, Far Side of the World, Memphis Belle, Saving private Ryn (I may have not seen or forgotten a few candidate ones).
The Wild Geese deserves being in that list. It is not quite up to e.g. "Zulu" but close enough. There is action, wittiness, superb actors and a very attractive absence of trying to take much of a moral stand. Highly recommended.