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Ron Howard Will Direct A Beatles Documentary Based On Their Early Touring Years

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 16, 2014 10:01 AM
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Ron Howard The Beatles
Ron Howard isn’t exactly known for his documentary work. He’s helmed all of one doc – 2013’s Jay-Z doc “Made in America,” but perhaps that’s enough. The Academy Award winner (“A Beautiful Mind”) is set to helm an authorized Beatles documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career – the touring years.

Review: Ron Howard's Concert Documentary 'Made In America' Featuring Jay Z

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 11, 2014 10:02 AM
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Made In America
The Made in America Festival is a two-day music festival that began in 2012 in Philadelphia and the visionary behind it is Jay Z, the rapper and entrepreneur who was, at least back then, in the process of stretching his multimedia empire far beyond rap albums. Instead of selling out arenas, he was buying them. And Made in America seemed like the perfect example of the kind of things Jay Z was now attempting; the hip hop equivalent of diversifying your portfolio. But there was also something deeply personal about the Made in America Festival, and the metaphoric component of the project's inception is explored artfully in Ron Howard's gripping new documentary entitled, appropriately enough, "Made in America."

Ron Howard Tackles ‘The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair,’ Jackie Earle Haley Preps Directorial Debut ‘Criminal Activities’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 24, 2014 9:03 AM
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Ron Howard The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair
Does the name Harry Quebert ring a bell? If you’re in Europe, it’s very likely: “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair," a murder mystery novel written by Swiss author Joël Dicker, has become a publishing phenomenon, selling two million copies, landing just behind “Fifty Shades of Grey” on France’s bestseller charts, and winning the prestigious Grand Prix du Roman to boot. Stateside audiences can get a sense of the hype soon though, both because the book’s due out here next month, and also because of Ron Howard’s love of adaptations.

Ron Howard Replaces Alejandro González Iñárritu On 'The Jungle Book'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2014 3:09 PM
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Ron Howard, Rush
C'mon Ron Howard, you can do better than this. While everyone slept on "Rush" (seriously, it's a terrific sports drama whether you like racing or not), the director has at least been flirting with more interesting material, whether it's the still-developing movie franchise/TV series "The Dark Tower," the recently announced drug tale "Mena," or his forthcoming water-bound drama "In The Heart Of The Sea." But, "The Jungle Book"?

Ron Howard To Helm Drug Tale 'Mena,' 'Tabu' Director Miguel Gomes Lines Up 'Arabian Nights' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 9:40 AM
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Ron Howard, Rush
While the disappointing box office of Ron Howard's underrated "Rush" caused a shakeup at production house Exclusive Media, that doesn't mean no one is banking on the director. And Universal has stepped up, putting down $1 million on a spec script by Gary Spinelli (whose only credit is the Dolph Lundgren starring "Stash House") for Howard to helm.

The Assessment: Ron Howard's Directorial Career In 8 Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • September 26, 2013 4:00 PM
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Ron Howard, Assessment
Erstwhile star of the beacon of TV Americana that was “Happy Days,” occasional actor, and now Oscar-winning director and major Hollywood power player, Ron Howard is, by every account you can find the length and breadth of the World Wide Web, a really nice guy. Almost every interview starts with a reference to his niceness, his approachability, his affability, his talent for not taking himself too seriously. Which kind of makes it okay for us not to take him too seriously either.

Review: Ron Howard's 'Rush' Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl & Olivia Wilde

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 7:07 PM
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Rush, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl
It's only "rebels, lunatics and dreamers" that decide to get behind the wheel and race for a living, so quips Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in the early moments of Ron Howard's "Rush," and there's an undeniable logic to his observation. For who else would willingly strap themselves into a fiberglass frame, powered by a 500-horsepower engine to drive at unimaginable speeds around a racetrack, where even the faintest hint of a wrong move could end your life? And who else would embrace the odds where at the beginning of each race year, it's known that an average of two drivers will die out of a field of twenty-five? Well, Lauda is one of those people, as is Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), and together they made worldwide headlines for their intense rivalry and passion for the sport. Howard's film matches that fuel-injected devotion in a film that goes beyond mere sports biopic to tell the tale of two men forged by gasoline, jumpsuits and ambition.

TIFF Review: ‘Rush’ Starring Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Brühl Finds Ron Howard In Top Gear

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2013 5:52 PM
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Rush, Chris Hemsworth
It's only "rebels, lunatics and dreamers" that decide to get behind the wheel and race for a living, so quips Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) in the early moments of Ron Howard's "Rush," and there's an undeniable logic to his observation. For who else would willingly strap themselves into a fiberglass frame, powered by a 500-horsepower engine to drive at unimaginable speeds around a racetrack, where even the faintest hint of a wrong move could end your life? And who else would embrace the odds where at the beginning of each race year, it's known that an average of two drivers will die out of a field of twenty-five? Well, Lauda is one of those people, as is Englishman James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), and together they made worldwide headlines for their intense rivalry and passion for the sport. Howard's film matches that fuel-injected devotion in a film that goes beyond mere sports biopic to tale of two men forged by gasoline, jumpsuits and ambition.

Watch: New Clip, Featurettes, TV Spots & Photos From Ron Howard's 'Rush' Starring Chris Hemsworth & Olivia Wilde

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 3, 2013 11:22 AM
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Rush, Chris Hemsworth
You can practically smell the exhaust from here... Ron Howard has been tuning up his upcoming race world biopic "Rush", which premieres at TIFF later this week, and in case you're not going to be in Toronto here's enough footage to make you think you've already seen the movie.

TIFF 2013: Spike Jonze To Preview 'Her' & Films By Claire Denis, Ron Howard, Gia Coppola & More Added

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 9:19 AM
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With TIFF just over two weeks away, organizers in Toronto have put the final touches on their lineup this morning for what already promises to be a memorable year. The last batch of titles has been added to the already crowded, impressive slate, and as always there are a few surprises in the mix.

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