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12 Strong

January 20, 2018


12 Strong – A mere dozen men on horses. Automatic weapons. Missiles flying. Bombs bursting. Thousands of Taliban members get to meet their reward and possibly some virgins. Immediately after 9/11, Capt. Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) requests to be sent into Mazari Sharif, Afganhistan, with his team of 11 soldiers. They are paired up with […]


July 22, 2017


Dunkirk – Fighter planes flying, fighter planes shot down. Ships sailing, ships sinking. Bombs blasting, machine guns firing. Beaches and ocean filled with soldiers from the Army, the Navy, the Air Force waiting to be rescued. Men desperate to save themselves, willing to sacrifice others. Acts of compassion and bravery. Senselessness of war. Triumph of […]

Their Finest

April 25, 2017


Their Finest – Set in 1940s London, it’s a very 1940’s movie. The Ministry of War Department wants an authentic movie made, partly to inspire their troops and country; partly to enlist America’s help. Authentic was described as “real life with the boring cut out.” Catrin Cole (Gemma Atherton) gets hired as a scriptwriter at […]

Hacksaw Ridge

November 4, 2016


Hacksaw Ridge – Andrew Garfield, with the tall hair and goofy smile, plays Desmond Doss who joins the Army in 1945 as a Conscientious Objector. He feels an obligation to serve but will not pick up a rifle. He’s bullied and beaten by his platoon brothers; even his commanding officers (Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington) […]