Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tag: War

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.


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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


Megan Leavey (2017)

Title: Megan Leavey
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written by: Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, and Tim Lovestedt
Starring: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Common, and Edie Falco
Release Date: 6/9/2017
Running Time: 116 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Loving Memory of Rex April 1999 – December 2012
Dedication: This film is dedicated to the many service men, women, & military working dogs who have sacrificed their lives defending our nation.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Wall, The (2017)

Title: The Wall
Rating: R
Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by: Dwain Worrell
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, and Laith Nakli
Release Date: 5/12/2017
Running Time: 81 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The Wall is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Zookeeper’s Wife, The (2017)

Title: The Zookeeper’s Wife
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Niki Caro
Written by: Angela Workman
Based on the book by: Diane Ackerman
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Brühl
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 124 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II.
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl).
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


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