Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tag: War

Thank You for Your Service (2017)

Title: Thank You for Your Service
Rating: R
Directed by: Jason Hall
Written by: Jason Hall
Based on the book by: David Finkel
Starring: Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey, and Jayson Warner Smith
Release Date: 10/27/2017
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


King’s Choice, The (2016)

Title: The King’s Choice
Rating: NR
Directed by: Erik Poppe
Written by: Harald Rosenløw-Eeg, and Jan Trygve Røyneland
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Karl Markovics
Release Date: 8/22/2017
Running Time: 133 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The King’s Choice is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. In the best interest of the family, the Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, whilst King Haakon and the Crown Prince Olav flee to a small farming area just outside Elverum and meet the Germans head on. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision. He refuses to capitulate, even if it may cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: To our children and you young people who manage it all in a few years. Understand it, remember it and tell it further. (The dedication was in Norwegian, translation provided by Google Translate.)


In This Corner of the World (2016)*

Title: In This Corner of the World
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi
Written by: Sunao Katabuchi, and Chie Uratani
Based on the manga by: Fumiyo Kono
Starring: Non, Megumi Han, and Yoshimasa Hosoya
Release Date: 11/12/2016
Running Time: 130 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Following a young lady named Suzu Urano, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage underpin this heart-warming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. This beautiful yet poignant tale shows that even in the face of adversity and loss, people can come together and rebuild their lives.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Wolf Warrior II (2017)*

Title: Wolf Warrior II
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jing Wu
Written by: Qun Dong, Yan Gao, Yi Liu, and Jing Wu
Starring: Jing Wu, Frank Grillo, and Celina Jade
Release Date: 7/27/2017
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
China’s deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea. When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, he must leave his newfound peace behind and return to his duties as a soldier and protector.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Battleship Island, The (2017)

Title: The Battleship Island
Rating: NR
Directed by: Seung-wan Ryoo
Starring: Jung-min Hwang, Su-an Kim, and Jung-hyun Lee
Release Date: 7/26/2017
Running Time: 132 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Dunkirk (2017)

Title: Dunkirk
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy
Release Date: 7/21/2017
Running Time: 106 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: This film is dedicated to all those whose lives were impacted by the events at Dunkirk.

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City of Ghosts (2017)

Title: City of Ghosts
Rating: R
Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Release Date: 7/7/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented documentary filmmakers working today. Captivating in its immediacy, City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” – a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


13 Minutes (2015)

Title: 13 Minutes
Rating: R
Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Written by: Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer, and Fred Breinersdorfer
Starring: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner
Release Date: 6/30/2017
Running Time: 116 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In November 1939, Georg Elser’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Tubelight (2017)?

Title: Tubelight
Rating: NR
Directed by: Kabir Khan
Written by: Alejandro Monteverde, Kabir Khan, Parveez Sheikh, and Manurishi Chadha
Starring: Salman Khan, Zhu Zhu, and Sohail Khan
Release Date: 6/23/2017
Running Time: 154 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Tubelight is the story of a man’s unshakable faith in himself and the love for his family.


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Exception, The (2016)

Title: The Exception
Rating: R
Directed by: David Leveaux
Written by: Simon Burke
Based on the novel by: Alan Judd
Starring: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Janet McTeer, and Christopher Plummer
Release Date: 6/2/2017
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A riveting World War II thriller that is filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish.

When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


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