Tag: ronhoward

Review: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, A Mixed Shot

Han lives an Oliver Twist-like existence on Corellia 8, stealing and scavenging for a local ganglord to eke out a meager existence. Together with love interest Qi'ra, he yearns for a way to get off planet and start a new...

All The Big Game Spots in One Place! SOLO, A QUIET PLACE, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM And More

[Updated 2/5/18: The full teaser trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been added below.] The game of games. The opportunity for history to be made tonight. Or will it go to the underdogs? We will know in a...

STAR WARS: Han Solo Movie Wraps, Has a Title

When Ron Howard stepped in to take over the reigns on the Han Solo standalone Star Wars flick he not only had to recover the flick to a stage where it met the standards of the studios in charge but...

10+ Years Later: Is WILLOW Still a Magical Journey?

Most people are familiar with the famous trilogies of George Lucas: The Star Wars trilogy. The other Star Wars trilogy. The Indiana Jones trilogy. (Which of course grew into a quadrilogy, whether we like it or not.) But another trilogy...

Critical Distance: INFERNO, Why It's Good to See Bad Movies

The word is out on Ron Howard's Inferno. Only 20% of critics gave it a positive review, per Rotten Tomatoes. Visitors to that site were kinder, as 43% gave it a positive nod. Yet audiences in general were not interested...

AnarchyVision: Talking MOONLIGHT, THE HANDMAIDEN and More

In this weekend at the movies chat, I talk about the fantastic Moonlight, Park Chan-Wook's terrific The Handmaiden, the great music doc Oasis: Supersonic and, uh, Inferno....

Review: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, Old-Fashioned In The Best Possible Way

Billed as the story that inspired Moby Dick, Ron Howard's adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's National Book Award winner is a shamelessly old-fashioned sea-faring yarn recounting the true story of the Essex, a Nantucket whaleship that sank after being attacked by...

Review: NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY With (Soul) Power

"I pitched every game in the Major Leagues under the influence of drugs," reveals Dock Ellis, the late baseball player who in 1970 threw a "no-no" (no-hitter) for the Pittsburgh Pirates while he was high on LSD. This is the...

Sundance 2014 Review: NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY With Soul Power

"I pitched every game in the Major Leagues under the influence of drugs," reveals Dock Ellis, the late baseball player who in 1970 threw a "no-no" (no-hitter) for the Pittsburgh Pirates while he was high on LSD. This is the...

TTTT: RUSH and GRAVITY: Two Cinematic Forces To Be Reckoned With

(TTTT, or "Tudor's Twitchin' Travel Tours", is an occasional column that sets out to traverse the vast terrain of cinema, as experienced by yours truly, Jim Tudor, a filmmaker and guilded American film critic.  This time I'm comparing and contrasting...

TIFF 2013 Music Doc Dispatch: 12.12.12 And MADE IN AMERICA

There are loads of ways to do a concert documentary. One is to simply shoot the goings on that take place on stage - set up a bunch of cameras and be done with it. Given that the majority of...

TIFF 2013 Review: RUSH Burns Rubber, Makes Hearts Race

There's a dilemma about any "based on a true story" film. First, the movie has to work for those unfamiliar with actual events, those neophytes completely unaware of actual historical facts. Most movies often coddle these people, spending far too...

First Look at Beardless Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's RUSH

Apparently Ron Howard has been doing something else besides making new episodes of Arrested Development. He's gone and made himself a true-sporting-story-of-battling-rivals-overcoming-the-odds-in-cars movie. Formula 1 cars at that, and starring everyone's favourite Australian Norse God, Chris Hemsworth.Check out the first trailer...