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-Letters from Iwo Jima (R)

Warner Bros. Pictures, Dec. 20, 2006, Directed by Clint Eastwood, 141 min., Cast: Kazunari Ninomiya (Saigo), Ken Watanabe (Lt. Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi), Tsuyoshi Ihara (Baron Nishi), Ryo Kase (Shimizu), Shidou Nakamura (Lieutenant Ito), Nae (Hanako) This is the second offering (Flags of Our Fathers, the first) about the battle which raged on Iwo Jima island […]

-World Trade Center (PG-13)

Paramount Pictures, 2006, Directed by Oliver Stone.  Starring: Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena This is an excellent movie.  Not at all the usual Oliver Stone movie.  No conspiracy theories, no politics, just the story of regular folks caught in the midst of a huge event and their heroic responses to the situation.  The acting is quite […]

-United 93 (R)

Universal Pictures, 2006   Directed by: Paul Greengrass The picture begins immediately without the usual trailers.  The first scene starts with the terrorists praying in a motel room. There is a window in the background and you can see the Twin Towers touching the New York skyline once more.  Right away it hits you that this […]