Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tag: War

Mulan (1998)

Title: Mulan
Rating: G
Directed by: Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook
Written by: Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer, and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer
Based on a story by: Robert D. San Souci
Starring: B.D. Wong, James Shigeta, Soon-Tek Oh, Freda Foh Shen, Miguel Ferrer, James Hong, Eddie Murphy, George Takei, Frank Welker, Miriam Margolyes, Pat Morita, Ming-Na Wen, June Foray, Jerry Tondo, Gedde Watanabe, Harvey Fierstein, Marni Nixon, Donny Osmond, and Lea Salonga
Release Date: 6/19/1988
Running Time: 88 minutes

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To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China’s greatest heroines in the process.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Brotherhood (2018)

Title: Brotherhood
Rating: NR
Directed by: Meryam Joobeur
Written by: Meryam Joobeur
Starring: Mohammed Houcine Grayaa, Salha Nasraoui, Malek Mechergui, Chaker Mechergui, Rayenne Mechergui, and Jasmin Lazid
Release Date: 9/2018
Running Time: 25 minutes

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Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. Brotherhood is a moving exploration of the emotional complexities of a family reunion, and the consequences of past wounds and misunderstanding.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: There is a sunset credit over the beach from the film.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Waiting for Anya (2020)?

Title: Waiting for Anya
Rating: NR
Directed by: Ben Cookson
Written by: Ben Cookson and Toby Torlesse
Based on the novel by: Michael Morpurgo
Starring: Noah Schnapp, Thomas Kretschmann, Frederick Schmidt, Tómas Lemarquis, Elsa Zylberstein, Gilles Marini, Jean Reno, and Anjelica Huston
Release Date: 2/7/2020
Running Time: 109 minutes

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During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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1917 (2019)

Title: 1917
Rating: R
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Written by: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Release Date: 12/25/2019
Running Time: 119 minutes

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At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Lance Corporal Alfred H. Mendes
1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
who told us the stories

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission

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Hidden Life, A (2019)

Title: A Hidden Life
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Written by: Terrence Malick
Starring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser, and Ulrich Matthes
Release Date: 12/13/2019
Running Time: 173 minutes

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Based on real events, A Hidden Life is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Alexandra Malick

Special thanks to Gabe 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


Last Full Measure (2020)*

Title: The Last Full Measure
Rating: R
Directed by: Todd Robinson
Written by: Todd Robinson
Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Grant Gustin, and Peter Fonda
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Running Time: 110 minutes

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Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Memoriams: In Loving Memory of Teresa Yarbrough
In Memory of Peter Fonda

Special thanks to Frank, HuSSaiN, and Gabe for this submission


Jojo Rabbit (2019)

Title: Jojo Rabbit
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Written by: Taika Waititi
Based on the novel by: Christine Leunens
Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, Sam Rockwell, and Scarlett Johansson
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Running Time: 108 minutes

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A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Midnight Traveler (2019)?

Title: Midnight Traveler
Rating: NR
Directed by: Hassan Fazili
Written by: Emelie Coleman Mahdavian
Starring: Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hussaini, and Hassan Fazili
Release Date: 9/18/2019
Running Time: 90 minutes

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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Official Secrets (2019)

Title: Official Secrets
Rating: R
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein, and Gavin Hood
Based on the book by: Marcia Mitchell and Thomas Mitchell
Starring: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma, and Rhys Ifans
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Running Time: 112 minutes

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She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The last scene with Jack walking away from Ben continues as the credits begin.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission