Basic (2003) Season 06 Episode 34

Decent Mystery, Military Whodunnit, Convoluted Operation, Twisty Story, these are the words we are using to describe this weeks pick. Welcome to episode thirty-four of season 6 of Flicks XRayed, this week we are getting our story straight and are reviewing Basic. Host, Samba Girl Tony is joined by co-host Ryan-Bird and guests Ragamuffin Natasha, and Knife Dummy Colin. This week we play a game of Release Year for Military Movies, The Price is Right and The Flicks Awesome Lodge Word Game. So tune in as we discuss at length about Schemes, John Travolta, Unreliable Narrators, and sooo much more.

Our Ratings

Knife Dummy Colin 3

Raggamuffin Natasha 3.5

Ryan-Bird 4

Samba Girl Tony 3.5

14/20             70%

Synopsis and Starring

Synopsis:  A D.E.A. Agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger Drill Sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry

Directed by John McTiernan

John Travolta as Tom Hardy
Connie Nielsen as Julia Osborne
Samuel L Jackson as Sargent. West
Giovanni Ribisi  as Kendall
Brian Van Holt as Dunbar / Pike   

Game 1

Release Year for Military Movies

Basic.………. 2003

  1. Patton.……….1970
  1. Full metal Jacket.………. 1987
  1. Dunkirk ……….2017
  1. Saving Private Ryan……….1998
  1. Fury……….2014
  1. Courage Under Fire……….1996
  1. M.A.S.H.……….1970
  1. A Few Good Men……….1992
  1. Enemy at the Gates……….2001
  2. G.I. Jane.……….1997
  3. American Sniper……….2014

Game 2

The Figures

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Foreign: $15,999,250
Bonus 1: (Opening Weekend 2,876 Theaters)$11,511,960
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IMDB Rating:65% (6.5)

Game 3

The Awesome Lodge Word Game

Samuel L Jackson Movies that are one word – Colin

  1. Glass
  2. Sphere
  3. Jumper
  4. Thor
  5. SWAT
  6. Shaft
  7. Juice
  8. Unbreakable
  9. Twisted
  10. Robocop

Plot Twist Movies – Natasha

  1. Primal Fear
  2. The Prestige
  3. The Secret Window
  4. Arrival
  5. The Usual Suspects
  6. The Game
  7. Now You see me
  8. A Beautiful Mind
  9. Shutter Island
  10. Black Swan

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