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(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...

‘Lonesome Dove’ proves to be one of the great westerns

By Parker Otto | February 10, 2019

Released 30 years ago Saturday, the miniseries “Lonesome Dove” has stood the test of time to become one of the best westerns ever made.The four episodes, totalling six hours, tell the story of a group of old Texas Rangers who decide to make a cattle...