Set during World War II and directed and written by Taika Waititi, JoJo Rabbit follows Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) a young boy and an out-of-place member of Nazi Germany's Hitler Youth who's joined in his blossoming fascist escapades by his imaginary friend Adolf, played by Waititi — who you may remember as the voice of Korg from Thor: Ragnarok.
Between his field trips to Jr. Nazi camp, where JoJo and the rest of his Hitler Youth buddies gather round for an evening of book burnings, play with grenades and knives — that doesn't end well, by the way — and frolics with his imaginary Fuhrer friend, JoJo discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson), is hiding a young Jewish girl in their house, played by Thomasin McKenzie.
While the movie is likely to take some flak for its farcical and silly depiction of the Third Reich — a regime that systematically orchestrated the genocide of millions — the biting satire on display in the trailer makes the film's stance on Nazis abundantly clear: Fuck Nazis.
JoJo Rabbit premieres at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8 and will open in U.S. theaters on Oct. 18.
Lorena Mendez hung up on a representative from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation when the organization called to offer her a mortgage-free home as a widow of a serviceman.
She assumed it was a scam.
Mendez is the widow of Marine Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez, who enlisted in the Marines in 2010 and was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. He was 22 years old.
At the time, his son Anthony was 3 years old and he had a newborn daughter, Audrey.
"I hung up on them a couple of times before I Googled them and then I called them back crying," Mendez said as she stood in the kitchen of her new home Tuesday in Horizon City. Her children, now 11 and 9, stood next to her, smiling.
KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with U.S. troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with U.S. negotiators in talks in Doha, two sources have said.
If an agreement is sealed, it could revive hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering of the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.
Representative Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he scheduled a public hearing with Pompeo for Wednesday, Jan. 29.