Pavarotti doesn’t reinvent the documentary form in any way, nor does it really foster a deeper appreciation for opera in the uninitiated, but it is a well told story of a life more or less lived well.
Although it’s probably unnecessary at this point, and it gets off to a rocky start, Solo: A Star Wars Story remains a likable, entertaining bit of Hollywood blockbuster silliness.
Enter now for a chance to win Inferno on Blu-ray and follow Robert Langdon again as he tries to save humanity, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard.
Hot on the heels of director Ron Howard’s wildly successful adaptations of Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons comes Inferno, the most successfully cinematic Robert Langdon yarn to date. In comparison to its brethren, it’s still dumb as a box of rocks, but at least it’s light on its feet.
The Toronto International Film Festival is a busy event that is filled with remarkable filmmakers and stars, but it’s not every day that you get to interview someone like Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard. This year’s festival, however, offered up that opportunity as the director had two films at the festival: the action drama, Rush, and his music documentary, Made In America.
Some days, I never know what to expect from TIFF, and yesterday definitely falls under that category after what I can only call my biggest interview ever. Saturday was never going to be one of my biggest days, at least that I knew of–Monday still looks like my busiest day at the festival–but, some things do happen last minute, and that ended up getting me my big interview.
Toronto’s streets will be flooded with movie lovers–and movie stars–this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
If you’re a Canadian Netlix user, there’s good news this week, but there’s also bad news.
The good news is that Netflix is bringing Arrested Development back for a fourth season with all the talent involved once again, including Jason Bateman and producer/narrator Ron Howard.
New arrivals this week on home video include: the campy, and hilariously gory Drive Angry, starring Nicolas Cage; Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, George Lucas’ American Graffiti and Ridley Scott’s Legend, all on Blu-ray for the first time; plus a look at True Blood: The Complete Third Season.
Continuing last week’s void of new arrivals, this is yet another slow week for DVD and Blu-ray releases. Only two new arrivals land on home video today: Seth Rogen and Jay Chou star in the action-comedy, The Green Hornet; plus Vince Vaughn and Kevin James try to laugh it up in the weak Ron Howard comedy, The Dilemma.