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Re: “Loving Loving

Negga plays Tulip O'Hare in AMC's quirky "Preacher" series. She also had a small part as one of the W.H.O. scientists in "World War Z".

Posted by Wise-Guy on 12/01/2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Full-Blown War

Hollywood totally exaggerated the ridge. Hacksaw ridge looks nothing like what they filmed. I have been there. The real film should have been about the Okinawan people. Okinawa was taken over by Japan in the 1800 and been treated like third class citizens to this day. They were used as human shields by the Japanese Imperial army. They killed them indiscriminately. Okinawan people have their own language. The Japanese told them if you speak Okinawan we will kill you. They saw it as subversion. 1/3 the local population of Okinawa was killed in the crossfire of the battle. that is 120,000 lives. You should read about Himyuri Nurse school. Comprised of teenagers treating injured civilians. Many were killed for refusing to kill or abandon the wounded.

Posted by No Glory in War and its blurred truth on 11/14/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Full-Blown War

To learn the story of Desmond Doss without the war porn, watch "The Conscientious Objector" (2004) available on Amazon and other streaming sites. We saw this before "Hacksaw Ridge".
Sure Mel Gibson's film is good cinema, and the acting is stellar, but I don't need to see graphic violence to know that war is hell. Hear it from Mr. Doss and his platoon comrades before they died. (Especially if you are prone to PTSD.)

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by jjmarks on 11/12/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Roll 'Em!

"Trophy" looks like a really good one too.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 11/03/2016 at 8:44 PM

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