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To Be Jesse Owens

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Like Jesse Owens himself, a new film about the historic athlete’s place in history transcends color, creed, society and time. “Race” brings to the modern screen the anguish, sentiment and significance of epic tension felt across the world stage 80 years ago. The story of Owens, who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics as the clouds of Worl... more

Military Movies and Shows on Netflix: February 2016

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For February, Netflix adds Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam classic. They’ve also got a biting satire starring Joaquin Phoenix and a 1981 military school meltdown with performances from very young actors Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. 1. Full Metal Jacket Is Gunnery Sgt. Hartman (played by veteran R. Lee Ermey) the greatest Marine in movies? Director Sta... more

'Zero Dark Thirty' Director Plans Detroit-Set True Crime Drama

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's next project will move her from the Middle East to Detroit. Bigelow will direct a film set amid the week of deadly race-related rioting in Detroit that claimed 43 lives in 1967. The as-yet-untitled film will be financed by Annapurna Pictures and written by Mark Boal. Bigelow an... more

Trove of Marine Corps Films from 1930s-1970s to Be Preserved

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Never-before-seen films of Marines ramming artillery shells into large guns on the beaches of Iwo Jima in 1945 and standing amid sandbags during the 1968 siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam are part of a vast collection of silent, color footage being repaired, preserved and eventually placed online for all to see. The Marine Corp... more

Disneyland Honors Coast Guardsman Involved in 'Greatest Rescue'

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Waves as high as 60 feet pounded the U.S. Coast Guard lifeboat CG-36500 as it slowly made its way to the S.S. Pendleton, its stern section grounded on a sand bar off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., 63 years ago. Engineman Second Class Andy Fitzgerald, along with three others, were on board the wooden lifeboat trying to accomplish what the Coast G... more

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