Sep 302018
 

A Bridge Too Far

1977

   


Plot

The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.

Summary

An all star cast in a faithful telling of an Allied military failure which was unusual in it's day as films were normally of glorious victories. One of the best war movies of it's day.


IMDb7.4

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Aug 282018
 

Thor: Ragnarok

2017

   



Plot

Four years after defeating the Dark Elves and two years after the fight in Sokovia, Thor now finds himself trapped on the other side of the universe on the wacky planet of Sakaar. Meanwhile, a new threat rises as the evil Hela, Goddess of Death takes over Asgard and plans to conquer the universe. In order to get home, Thor must compete in a gladiator match against the defending champion of the Grandmaster. Little does Thor know is that the champion is his old friend and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk. Teaming with Hulk and his deceptive brother Loki, Thor must return home to Asgard in time to stop Hela and prevent the approaching Ragnarok, the apocalyptic destruction of Asgard.

Summary

Found this to be more enjoyable than the Dark World just a pity they killed off the Warriors Three so quickly.


IMDb 7.9x.x

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Jul 222018
 

Thor: The Dark World

2013

  



PLOT SUMMARY

A year after Loki's devastating alien attack on New York, the Mighty Thor along with his friends Lady Sif and the Warriors Three fight to save the Nine Realms from deadly threats. When Thor's girlfriend Jane Foster discovers a fluid like weapon called the Aether, she unknowingly awakens the evil Malekith and his Dark Elf army. With this, Asgard may be facing it's darkest hour. Thor forms an uneasy alliance with his nemesis Loki to save Jane, stop Malekith and save the Nine Realms from total chaos and darkness.




7.0

IMDb   .   Kat Dennings   .   Talulah Riley

Jul 082018
 

Thor

2011

  



PLOT SUMMARY

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.




7.0

IMDb   .   Kat Dennings