The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

On August 21st, 2015, from Amsterdam to Paris, France, a fast bullet train faced a mad machine gunner with 300 rounds of ammo. Three friends together, were able to stop him. Two soldiers and one student as they’ve been together since middle school.

They also saved a passenger from dying after getting himself shot by the mad machine gunner. After they knocked him out, they arrested that freak as all three were awarded with the Legion of Honor by President François Hollande.

USA during the late summer of 2015, has heard about this, as U.S. Barack Obama awarded them with special medals after homecoming to their country, for what they did to save France.

From what they did to an audio-biography about what happened, film director/actor Clint Eastwood, who did “Letters from Iwo Jima”, did a movie three years later. Starring those three heroes, as he retold about that event, and what their early lives were as youngsters.

Judy Greer was the only actress I know, that portrayed a different character in this true story. You probably know for what she did with Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, and Tim Curry a while ago.

So for what those three guys did, USAF Staff Sergeant Spencer Stone, Specialist Alek Skarlatos, and actor Anthony Sadler, I give this 8/10 stars. Really good movie. Thanks to the man who hired you. Clint Eastwood. Especially with the help of Warner Bros.

Anime proof on YTV and Teletoon

YTV….

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Teletoon….

All premiered on both channels. They in fact had not only some magazines, and trading cards in them, but some of these in fact had premiered anime movies in the years before everything got ruined.

I don’t watch those two TV channels anymore, because of the bullshit going on, but some people do recall their glory days. On everything was glory back then. This anime “Dragon Ball” intro is one of them for example.

From Blue Water dub, you can see for yourself.

At 0:09, (after nine seconds) when you see YTV Stereo, you would sure know that this was really on YTV.

100th anniversary of WWI (2018)

Today, as we all know, is the the 100th anniversary of WWI. But it’s also the 100th anniversary of how the First World War came to an end. That is why we remember that day, from 100 years ago.

Throughout the year of 1918, before November 11th, 1918 at 11 am, more battles were fierce. Especially when the German and Turks faced harsh battles in Africa. The Central Powers were worse, as the Allied Powers fought hard near the deserts. They’ve had a few victories while Lawrence of Arabia and a massive horde of Arabians, wiped out a bunch of Ottoman soldiers in a single fight, as they had ‘No Prisoners!’. He didn’t flinched.

As more victories came for Canada and Britain later on, the Red Baron fatally, was finally shot down. Canada Captain Roy Brown was the man who shot him, as they buried him somewhere in France. And they never forgot for what he really did.

During the time that America was in the First World War, American songwriter and dancer George M. Cohan came to Europe and did his famous song for the troops which was called “Over There”. It was a smash hit for the troops, as more and more American soldiers came to fight in the final days of the First World War. That ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ didn’t fought in the war, but participated as he was glad to do that song for them.

From a few victories for the Ottoman’s, the British, German’s, Canadians and more of the Allied Powers, finally came the Hundred Days Offensive. After the Battle of Amiens, the Allied Powers came together, including Italy and Belgium as they pushed their way against the Germans to the Hindenburg Line.

Back in Africa however, the British, Australians and India together as one, did the same thing as they fought hard. Until the Ottoman’s came to surrender on October 30th, 1918. As for the Hundred Days Offensive, back in Europe, fighting finally ended at 11 am on November 11th, 1918. That is what happened 100 years ago. Armistice of 11 November 1918.

German forces by both land and sea retreated back to Germany, as the Allied Powers celebrated a victory that they’ll remember forever. They did mourn the loss of their beloved ones, but they’ll never forget for what they did to their countries. From the Treaty of Versailles, to ending ‘the war to end all war’s’, going on to the Roaring 20’s, they’ll never forget for what they really did. The First World War shall never be forgotten. The First World War shall be remembered forever. Especially for what Canada did 100 years ago.

So ends the 100th anniversary of how Canada did when they fought in WW1 from 1914 to 1918. From 2014 to 2018, every year on November 11th for four years, I never forgot at all. Not one bit. And we will need a lot more movies that took place in the First World War. And be Oscar winners as how “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was. I’m really sure of it.

The Fighting 69th (1940)

James Cagney, Dick Foran, Pat O’Brien, and George Brent are the only stars that I know of, as they were in this WWI movie. Thanks to Warner Brothers.

The Fighting 69th in the First World War was an Irish-American regiment as some of them were comedians. Unlike the 54th Massachusetts regiment in the movie “Glory” several years later, they never knew on what war would look like until they faced harsh battles with immense casualties. They had a funny comedian with them, as he was almost like the three French soldiers that were being cowards in “Paths of Glory” nearly 20 years later.

However, he was given a second chance that during a fierce battle, he fired off several mortar shells against the krauts in the battlefield. Through the barbed wire and pillboxes with machine gunners, he didn’t stop until he sacrificed himself to save the rest of the comrades. And I can tell you this…

It was two years before two of our stars went into other movies that grew fond of….

1. Dick Foran as he ran into Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. By working with those two comedians, they together were “In The Navy”, “Ride Em Cowboy” and “Keep Em Flying”. Way before he met Henry Fonda, John Wayne, and was in “The Mummy’s Hand”.

And 2. James Cagney after he was that comedian soldier in that flick, got himself as a massive star in the 1942 famous movie, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. For he portrayed that historical performer George M. Cohan, in which he didn’t fight in WWI. He participated as he wrote that famous song for the American troops. “Over There”. This made him win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

So for a success, 8/10 stars.

In This Corner of the World (manga book)

Since I saw that anime masterpiece on Netflix, after it was shown at Cineplex, I thought it was really remarkable. And I loved it. Months later, I finally read the manga book by Fumiyo Kouno. With all three volumes in it, told the whole story as how the movie was.

A young woman named Suzu, from December 1934, to January 1946, as an artist and sketcher, became one of the very lucky survivors that faced air raid attacks during the Second World War. Although I felt very sorry for her, that she lost her right arm after a bomb was left off, but wasn’t really fair anyway. But the good part was, she began a new life, with all the help that she can have, from her friends and families that she can rely on, as they adopted a girl that lost her mom after the war was over.

So I read the book, after seeing the movie, as this told the whole story. I thought it was really excellent for manga readers to read on. Although I did give that movie, 10/10 stars. But I’ll give this manga book the same thing. 10/10 stars like how “She And Her Cat” was that I read a while ago.

In conclusion, by reading manga books and watching anime movies like this one for example, you do not want to do two things. One: Don’t judge anime and manga by its artwork. Cause they are remarkably beautiful and deserve something. And two: (this we all know) Don’t judge a book by its cover. Even its a manga book. The same thing for an anime movie as you do not want to judge one by its poster. Especially if it wants to make cinema history.