Hillbilly Elegy launches on Netflix this fall as an awards contender for Amy Adams and Glenn Close but their performances cannot save the film. I’m a Kentucky native so naturally, I like that there were scenes set in Jackson, Kentucky. Having a film directed by Ron Howard and starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close is enough to pique my interest. But there needs to be more here in order to elevate the film and take…"Hillbilly Elegy: Oscar Bait Falls Short"
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…"Apollo 13 Celebrates 25th Anniversary"
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that gives us Han Solo’s cinematic origin story while staying true to the original Star Wars trilogy. WHILE I TRIED MY BEST TO AVOID THEM, THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS…SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. What is known about where the film sits within the Star Wars canon is that the events take place between that of Thrawn and Tarkin. It’s also set before the events of A New…"Solo: A Star Wars Story – Road to IX"
Ron Howard’s newest documentary, Pavarotti, goes back into the past to celebrate the life of The People’s Tenor himself, Luciano Pavarotti. It’s very well possible that the singer might be the only person to give opera a form of entertainment value. I’ll be the first to admit that opera isn’t my cup of tea but there’s entertainment to be had here. A bulk of the video comes by way of home video. It just so…"Pavarotti: Ron Howard profiles Opera legend"
With the home video release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans can go behind the scenes with an expansion of bonus features. There’s a nice array of bonus content featured on the second disc. That’s right. The bonus content is too big for any single Blu-ray disc. Through such content, the filmmakers take us behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments in Star Wars history. The Kessel run isn’t without some discussion…"Solo: A Star Wars Story Comes Home"
American Graffiti recently celebrated it’s 45th anniversary and the music-filled picture still holds up nearly a half-century later. Foreshadowing films of the future with intertwining stories, the film focuses on four teenagers on their final night in Modesto, Cal. before college. Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) and Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) meet up with John Milner (Paul Le Mat) and Terry “The Toad” Fields (Charles Martin Smith) in the Mel’s Drive-In diner parking lot. Both Curt and…"American Graffiti marks 45th Anniversary"
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film that gives us Han Solo’s cinematic origin story while staying true to the original Star Wars trilogy. WHILE I TRIED MY BEST TO AVOID THEM, THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS…SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. What is known about where the film sits within the Star Wars canon is that the events take place between that of Thrawn and Tarkin. It’s also set before the events of…"Solo: A Star Wars Story Stays True To Trilogy"
Following the firing of co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming Han Solo film, Lucasfilm has turned to director Ron Howard to helm the Star Wars film. Lucasfilm announced their decision to hire Howard as the new director today. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With…"Star Wars: Ron Howard takes over Han Solo film"
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have left in their roles as co-directors of the untitled Han Solo stand-alone prequel due to creative differences. The duo were named as co-directors back in the summer of 2015. Lawrence and Jon Kasdan wrote the screenplay. The following statement was posted on the Star Wars website yesterday: The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change. “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an…"Han Solo: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller leave Star Wars film"