Anthropoid Trailer

Right now Christopher Nolan is working on a World War II drama called Dunkirk about Operation Dynamo, which saw the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of British, French, Belgian, Polish and Dutch soldiers in the title French city after being completely surrounded by German forces. Cillian Murphy is reteaming with Nolan for the film, but before we get to see a frame of Dunkirk, we’ll get to see the Batman Begins star carry out another famous World War II operation.

Anthropoid tells the true story of the operation of the same name which tasked two Czech soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) with assassinating SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich’s third in command after Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. See how the mission comes together in the first Anthropoid trailer after the jump. Read More »

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I still haven’t finished the first season of Horace and Pete, but not because it’s a bad show. In fact, I haven’t finished the first season of Horace and Pete because it’s too good, too effective, and too emotionally brutal. I’m practically afraid of the series and what writer/director/star Louis C.K. has in store for me. You don’t binge Horace and Pete – you survive it.

I have no idea how the initial ten episodes of Horace and Pete conclude (I’ll get there soon enough), but now C.K. is now talking about getting to work on a second season of his completely independent web series…but only if it can live up to his standards.

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