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Pop Rocks: Six Movies for Your Memorial Day Disco Marathon

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, when we honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. You may already be planning your family barbecue, followed by your choice of stirring war movies airing on many channels throughout the weekend.

The recent deaths of Donna Summer and Robin Gibb have presented you with another option, however. Now, I'm not suggesting we subvert the original purpose of the holiday, and you should certainly pay your respects to those who were killed in the service of their country, but maybe this year you might consider also honoring those who endured the terrifying Studio 54 campaigns of the late 1970s, who contended with such enemies of freedom as John Travolta and Rick Dees, who risked it all to make a movie with Steve Guttenberg.

But seriously, how many times can you really watch Tora! Tora! Tora!?

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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