Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: History

Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019)

Title: Ip Man 4: The Finale
Rating: NR
Directed by: Wilson Yip
Written by: Tai-lee Chan, Hiroshi Fukazawa, Lai-Yin Leung, and Edmond Wong
Starring: Scott Adkins, Donnie Yen, and Kwok-Kwan Chan
Release Date: 12/20/2019
Running Time: 105 minutes

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The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gael for this submission


Report, The (2019)

Title: The Report
Rating: R
Directed by: Scott Z. Burns
Written by: Scott Z. Burns
Starring: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, and Jon Hamm
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 119 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Based on actual events, idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Dark Waters (2019)

Title: Dark Waters
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Written by: Mario Correa
Based on the magazine article by: Nathaniel Rich
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, and William Jackson Harper
Release Date: 11/22/2019
Running Time: 126 minutes

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Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: After the film ends and before the credit scroll, they show the scenes from the movie of the real people from the movie who played themselves or were involved in the case and they put their names on the screen.

Special thanks to Gabe and Tony for this submission


Midway (2019)*

Title: Midway
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Written by: Wes Tooke
Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, and Woody Harrelson
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Running Time: 138 minutes

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Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and sailors who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Dedication: This film is dedicated to the American and Japanese sailors who fought at Midway.
The sea remembers its own.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Great Alaskan Race, The (2019)

Title: The Great Alaskan Race
Rating: PG
Directed by: Brian Presley
Written by: Brian Presley
Starring: Brian Presley, Treat Williams, and Brad Leland
Release Date: 10/25/2019
Running Time: 87 minutes

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In 1925’s historic great race of mercy a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Before the credits, they describe the journey and show newsreel footage, write say how the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is run every year because of the serum run, and show many pictures of Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo.

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Laundromat, The (2019)

Title: The Laundromat
Rating: R
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Scott Z. Burns
Based on the book by: Jake Bernstein
Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas
Release Date: 9/27/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

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In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world’s financial system.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Irishman, The (2019)

Title: The Irishman
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Steven Zaillian
Based on the book by: Charles Brandt
Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci
Release Date: 11/27/2019
Running Time: 209 minutes

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What did you think of this film?


An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: One interesting note about the credits. There is no traditional “scroll”. Each segment of the credits plays like a slide showing holding momentarily on each frame.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Harriet (2019)

Title: Harriet
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
Written by: Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons
Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters
Release Date: 11/1/2019
Running Time: 125 minutes

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What did you think of this film?


Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The cast is featured in period-style photographs during the first part of the credits.

Memoriam: In loving memory
Steven H. George
1952 -2019

Special thanks to Tony and Frank for this submission


Current War, The (2017)

Title: The Current War
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Written by: Michael Mitnick
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, and Nicholas Hoult
Release Date: 10/25/2019
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?


Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: There appears to be the sound of a phonograph recording of a Spanish song playing during the credits, but it is unclear and not yet fully verified.

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Cyrano, My Love (2018)?

Title: Cyrano, My Love
Rating: R
Directed by: Alexis Michalik
Written by: Alexis Michalik
Starring: Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb, Lucie Boujenah, Alice de Lencquesaing, Clémentine Célarié, Igor Gotesman, Dominique Pinon, Simon Abkarian, Marc Andréoni, Antoine Duléry, and Jean-Michel Martial
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Running Time: 110 minutes

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December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend’s heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: “Cyrano de Bergerac”.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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