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  1. Suggestions Please??

    Let the internet work for you. Do a search for Dogtra reviews. Amazon sells them and other E-commerce websites sells them too. Nowadays any product that's available to purchase online, there will be customers reviews posted for the product under its own webpage like on the Amazon listing for products by this company.
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    The Court-Martial Of Billy Mitchell (1955) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047956/ The true story of the U.S. Army General who was first demoted and then court martialed for pushing and arguing in favor for the formation of an independent Air Force in the period after World War I. This was at the time when the U.S. Armed Forces was only composed of the Navy, the Army and the Marines. The Pentagon didn't exist. The Department of Defense was then called the War Department. The Navy had all the military and political clout and influence in Washington. They still believed that all future wars will be fought and won not by boots on the ground, but by ships and their 6 inch guns. Directed by one of the best American directors ever to work during the 1940's to 1960's, Otto Preminger; starring Gary Cooper and a cast of little known actors at the time during the early years of their careers: Peter Graves, Rod Steiger, Jack Lord, Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched), Darren McGavin. This is a powerful film about the man who is rightfully called the Father of the U.S. Air Force. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell A final note: In 1924, Mitchell also predicted in a 324 pages report, future war with Japan which included details of attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. Of course he was ignored by his superiors. By the way, one of the 12 Army Generals who presided over Mitchell's court martial as judges was Major General (2-stars) Douglas McArthur. 5/5
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    Screenshots from the 1958 movie Dunkirk, made on a budget of a bit over $1,000,000, which adjusted for inflation is still only $8.6 millions. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051565/ Compare those screenshots to the ones of Nolan's Dunkirk we've all seen online by now and no, they didn't have any of the extras in the 1958 version holding cardboard cutouts to make it look like there are more people on the beach than they actually were. They also didn't use cardboard cutouts of military vehicles and inflatable military vehicles like Nolan did. Which makes me ask again where did the $150,000,000 budget go? Also notice how the sand have dunes and craters from explosions caused by the bombing from the Luftwaffe. In Nolan's version, the beach was just one big long flat sand with no dunes and no craters in the sand even from the aerial shots.
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    This was my immediate reaction the first time I saw the very first teaser trailer and people chewed me out for it saying "you got all that from one little trailer?" Dunkirk (2017) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5013056/ Yup! My take of the movie based on that one trailer 8 months ago was right on the money. This film is not so epic and sweeping as the trailers and the critics and online articles about it want you to think. It's also not historically authentic. Go GOOGLE and BING image search photos of Dunkirk and you will see the beaches full of men, chaos everywhere, war materiel and equipment and vehicles scattered all over it and most of it burning. All kind of boats and ships in the water trying to pick up 1000s and 1000s of men from the water. Historical records show over 861 boats of all sizes showed up to pick up and help the evacuate over 330,000 men. In the movie at the height of the evacuation, I counted maybe 2 dozen. Nolan's version had men neatly in single and double file, plenty of clean empty sandy beach in between each row of men, boxes of ammunition neatly stacked up here and there, a few military trucks parked here and there - and this is even toward the end of the movie when they said they evacuated almost 400,000 men. Throughout the entire movie, there wasn't anywhere near 10,000 men on the beach much less 400,000 men. Furthermore these were men that have been fighting the Germans for almost 7 months starting back in Belgium and then pushed back into French until they were cornered with the sea against their back at Dunkirk. Yet the troops all had nice clean brand new looking uniforms. Also by the end of the movie the beach was still nice and neat and clean and devoit of any military equipment that was left behind by the British Expeditionary Force and the French Army. According to WIKI: None of that was shown and with today's CGI technology, it would had been easy to show that on the beach right before the closing credits but no, as I've said the beaches were still nice and empty with clean sand during the final shots. You really got to wonder where the $150 million budget went? The air scenes with the Spitfires fighting the German Luftwaffe were filmed with real air worthy World War II airplanes so there was no CGI there. Also the movie suffers from the same issues Interstellar had: you couldn't understand most of the dialogue. I saw it in IMAX 70mm and most of the dialogue audio was too low or some of it because of the British accent, just came across as garbled mumbling. But when the action started, the special effects sound of gunshots and boats and ships engines combined with the music track just drowned out all the dialogue tracks. Sorry Nolan, I have been waiting to give you a chance to redeem yourself ever since your movie failures after the success of Inception but you haven't done so. Maybe he will do better next time but right now looking at IMDB, he has nothing in the works listed as Director, Writer or Producer. 1/5
  6. Clues to the remaining unsolved images: 1 TWO Euro guys go to Japan 3 Haircut 5 Elephant Man 14 Til Death Do Us Part 16 Hitman saves girl 18 Famous mashed potatoes scene 22 Figure Skater meets Hockey Player 23 She needs her King 25 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 26 Criminal becomes Hip Hop artist 28 Witchy Musical 29 Genius Mind goes spiraling 30 One of the best World War II films ever 32 Fishy love story 35 Perfect 50's housewife living the Perfect 50's life, or is she? 39 Bowling comedy 40 Best Bikers road trip movie ever 44 Classic headless story which spawn a TV series 45 1980's film with goofy bumbling reporter 47 Meteorologist looking for the meaning of his life 51 Under-rated, over-looked, 2016 girls teenagers movie 59 Girls commit crimes to fund their road trip 63 Horror movie with a "Scaredy" cat
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    The Mummy (2017) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2345759/ A Mummy movie this is not! The Brendan Fraser's Mummy films were Mummy movies. This could had been just another Mission Impossible movie with Ethan Hunt playing a weekend Tomb Raider searching for long lost artifacts and fighting ancient curses. Furthermore, both actresses were wasted. Once again as always in any film starring Tom Cruise, the focus is on him. They left the ending open for a sequel..... .....Please Don't! Once is painful enough!! 2/5
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    Alien: Covenant (2017) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/ Alien: Covenant is set 10 years after the events of Prometheus - which in itself is about 30 some odd years before the events of Alien 1979. Here is my take on this latest Alien movie: 1. It doesn't answer some of the questions left unanswered in Prometheus. 2. It doesn't bring much new to the Alien Franchise or give it much of a push in a new direction, even if this film is considered part of the Alien Prequel Series and not part of the Alien Film Series that started in 1979 with Alien. 3. Ridley Scott said there will be 2 more entries in this Alien Prequel Series before it comes full circle to connect with Alien 1979. 4. Some of the scenes in Alien: Covenant felt rehashed from the other 4 Alien films and from Prometheus. 5. The ending of Alien: Covenant left it open. Will the next Alien film continue from where Covenant ended or it will jump many years again? Guess we won't know until 2019. 4/5 p.s. A Final Thought: The USCSS Prometheus in Prometheus, The USCSS Covenant in Alien: Covenant, the USCSS Nostromo in Alien 1979, they are all owned by Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Same corporation seen in the events before Prometheus in Alien Vs. Predator and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem. Now as I've said above, there are 30 odd years between the events of Prometheus and Alien 1979 with 2 more films to come showing more events during those 30 years. Now you'd think by Alien 1979, people will know not to work for Weyland-Yutani. If you work for Weyland-Yutani, you are signing your own death execution.
  9. 38 is already solved (on 6/28/2017 at 6:07 AM, by Morph) and it wasn't Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 39 is not The Big Lebowsky 41 was solved by Shrensh in the post just above yours and it wasn't Waterworld 57 is not Jack Ryan
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