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First foreign film to win Best Picture makes Oscars history

By Jacob Baker | February 10, 2020

Korean film “Parasite” won big and made history Sunday at the 92nd annual Oscars, taking home best picture, best director, best international feature film and best original screenplay.This is the first time in Academy Award history that a foreign...

(from left) Donald Sutherland, Brad Pitt and Sean Blakemore star in Ad Astra as their characters prepare to rover across the surface of the Moon.

‘Ad Astra’ transcends the genre of science fiction

By Parker Otto | September 22, 2019

After displaying his comedic side in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” Brad Pitt once again leads a star-studded cast in the science fiction epic “Ad Astra.” The film is a breathtaking marvel of science fiction with a fantastic cast, brilliant...

Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, leaps out of a truck following a shooting in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino scores again with ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

By Parker Otto | July 29, 2019

Director Quentin Tarantino is, in a few ways, similar to director Stanley Kubrick (director of “The Shining,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Full Metal Jacket”). Both have a limited filmography, with Kubrick at 13 films and Tarantino at nine....

Quentin Tarantino film premiers trailer and wows Cannes Film Festival

By Parker Otto | May 22, 2019

After a teaser trailer was released March 20, a full length trailer was released for director Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Monday. The film will tell the story of actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his stunt...

‘World War Z’ zombies kill it in the theater

By Patrick Pastrana | July 1, 2013

Since “The Walking Dead” is on a break until October, you will not see many zombies this summer except for in “World War Z.”This apocalyptic film focuses on Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, a United Nations investigator who is trying to stop...