Tag Archives: japan

Air Force (1943) Rated NR

The crew of a bomber arrives at Pearl Harbor after the attack on December 7th and is then sent to Manila. Starring John Ridgely, Gig Young, and Arthur Kennedy. This is a brilliant film that follows the bomber, Mary Ann, … Continue reading

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Anime himitsu no hanazono (NHK) Rated NR

Mary loses her parents to a disease in India. Orphaned, she then moves to England to live with her uncle and discovers a secret garden with a history. Based on the book, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Starring … Continue reading

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Back to 1942 (2012) Rated UR

 A deadly drought in China’s Henan province takes its toll during China’s war with Japan in 1942. Starring Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan, Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins. This compelling story of a forgotten chapter in China’s history is understated in its … Continue reading

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Silence (2016) Rated R

Two Portugese Jesuit priests go to Japan in search of their missing mentor during the mid 1600’s. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Issei Ogata, Yosuke Kubozuka. With hauntingly beautiful cinematography and a deliberate pace, director Martin Scorcese crafts … Continue reading

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I’ll Have What Phil’s Having (PBS) Rated NR

Phil Rosenthal travels the world, tasting the culinary delicacies from several countries. Starring Philip Rosenthal I love this show, both for the international experience and for Phil’s sense of humor.  I watched the episode where he traveled to Japan, which I … Continue reading

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Big Hero 6 (2014) Rated PG

A friendship emerges between a robot and a boy. They band together with a group of friends to become a team of heroes. Starring Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller A thoughtful and entertaining Disney film, I thought this … Continue reading

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The Wolverine (2013) Rated PG-13

The Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance where he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to face his own demons. Based on the Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Starring Hugh Jackman, Tao … Continue reading

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Wake Island (1942) Rated NR

Wake Island tells the story of the military garrison on Wake Island after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Starring Brian Donlevy, Macdonald Carey, Robert Preston This is a story that gets lost in the Pearl Harbor attack. Right after the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Films 2011

Black Hawk Down (2001) Rated UR When U.S. Rangers and an élite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from … Continue reading

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Michael Bay

Armageddon (1998) Rated PG-13 As a massive asteroid hurdles toward Earth, NASA head honcho Dan Truman hatches a plan to split the deadly rock in two before it annihilates the entire planet, calling on Harry Stamper  — the world’s finest … Continue reading

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