Forrest Gump Marks Its 26th Anniversary

The Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, marks its 26th anniversary since opening in theaters. Forrest Gump‘s 26th anniversary comes at a time when we are having a national conversation about race.  Along with this conversation comes a simultaneous discussion about monuments and such that honor the Confederacy.  Personally, I’m not of the belief that we should outright cancel this film.  At the same time, I think we do need…

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Apollo 13 Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Apollo 13, the Oscar-winning* film about the NASA rescue mission, is just as inspiring of a film as it marks the 25th anniversary. This flight was supposed to be nothing more than a routine flight.  America had just set foot on the moon in both July and November 1969.  Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), and Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) were supposed to be the third group of Americans to land on the…

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Sgt. Will Gardner: American Veterans Need Our Help

Sgt. Will Gardner tells the story of an Iraq War veteran and shows the effects that traumatic brain injuries have on America’s returning veterans. Writer-director Max Martini is known for portraying a number of military roles on screen.  Maybe it’s because of taking on those roles but it’s admirable for the actor to bring the troubles facing American veterans to the screen.  After all, thousands of American veterans can be found along many streets and…

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