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'JoJo Rabbit', a new WWII satire, has one mission: Make fun of f*cking Nazis
The upcoming World War II satire JoJo Rabbit is in the business of mocking Nazis.
And based on the trailer: Business is a' booming.
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.
It has been a deadly year for Green Berets, with every active-duty Special Forces Group losing a valued soldier in Afghanistan or Syria.
A total of 12 members of the Army special operations forces community have died in 2019, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. All but one of those soldiers were killed in combat.
In Afghanistan, Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the heads of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee and one of it subcommittees said that while initial reports indicated that only one U.S. military crew had stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort southeast of Glasgow, the Pentagon had now turned over data indicating "more than three dozen separate stays" since Trump moved into the White House.
QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines who spend much of their day lifting hefty ammunition or moving pallets full of gear could soon get a helping hand.
The Marine Corps is close to signing a deal to test an exoskeleton prototype that can help a single person move as much as several leathernecks combined.
The Air Force is working on a ‘flying car’ to replace the V-22 Osprey — and it could take flight sooner than you think
'Agility Prime' sounds like a revolutionary new video streaming service, or a parkour-themed workout regimen, or Transformers-inspired niche porno venture.
But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.
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