January 14, 2014
Digital Multiplex: Rush, Blue Caprice, and More
We've got a few decent new releases on streaming video this week, including Ron Howard's latest film, Lake Bell's well received indie comedy, an animated sequel, and a chilling based-on-true-events thriller. Then, one of Tom Cruise's recent action flicks also hits Netflix this week. Read on for details.
September 26, 2013
Ron Howard's Best Movies
Movies about race car drivers don't always have the easiest time with critics (see: Days of Thunder, Stroker Ace, Six Pack), but if there's a director in Hollywood capable of turning driving really fast in circles into a solid all-around blockbuster, it's probably Ron Howard. He gets his chance this weekend, as the already well-reviewed Rush (currently playing in Europe and in limited U.S. release) expands nationwide with the fact-based tale of James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), 1970s racing stars whose rivalry proved memorably entertaining on as well as off the course. Of course, this isn't Howard's first trip around the track, so we decided to dedicate this week's list to a rundown of some of the brighter critical highlights from a career full of crowd-pleasers. Goodbye gray sky, hello blue -- it's time for Total Recall!
April 24, 2013
Ron Howard Talks Rush
Entertainment Weekly offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Howard's fact-based Formula One thriller.