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Director Clint Eastwood takes us on a brilliant two-fold look at the events at The Battle of Iwo Jima, where in 1945, U.S. Marines stormed the island of Iwo Jima which was Japanese occupied territory. Iwo Jima was the first territory fought on Japanese land during WWII. The island was defended by 22,000 troops on treacherous and unforgiving black sand terrain. The key directive was the capture the high point on the southern end of the island, this point was Mount Suribachi, a 546ft. mountain. Rapid and continuous attacks against the 30,000 troops which landed at Iwo Jima occurred. The…

You will wish he was running for president or What happened in there?Barry Levison’s “Man of the Year” is a fragmented Political/Comedy/Romantic/Thriller that may leave audiences either confused or cheering – or in my, case both. The film stars Robin Williams as Comedian/TV show host Tom Dobbs who runs for president and wins by a computer error. Sound familiar? The fragmentation sets in when the film becomes a political thriller at the point where Eleanor Green (Laura Linny), a programmer, finds a glitch in the polling system derived by her employer. The company decides to offshoot her as a drug…

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