Ron Howard: Articles

'Solo: A Star Wars Story': The Force of Corporate Pressure Brings Down Latest Franchise Entry

Solo: A Star Wars Story with Alden Ehrenreich. The 10th live-action feature in the now 41-year-old Star Wars movie franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story attempts to explain the background of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) – first portrayed by Harrison Ford back in 1977. Veteran Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, […]

TCM Presents 100% Not Gay John Nash & Passionate James Dean Bromance

TCM presents the life story of (a not gay) John Nash, starring Russell Crowe: In the phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman wash the gay away. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: From fake biopic & passionate bromance to the deadly clash of civilizations Turner […]

New 'Riddick' Movie: Vin Diesel Underwhelms + 'The Butler' True Story Milestone

New Riddick movie: Vin Diesel. New 'Riddick' movie: Vin Diesel has underwhelming domestic debut Universal's distribution chief Nikki Rocco may have called Riddick's opening-weekend figures “a great result,” but an estimated $18.7 million from 3,107 North American theaters – $2.5 million of that total from 314 IMAX locations – for […]

'The Green Hornet' & 'The Dilemma': Disappointment + 'Gay' Debut

The Dilemma with Channing Tatum. Jan. 21 update: Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, and Christoph Waltz, Michel Gondry's adventure movie The Green Hornet earned $1.6 million at the U.S. and Canada box office on Thursday, Jan. 20. According to, The Green Hornet, currently with a cume of […]

Vince Vaughn: 'The Dilemma' Gay Joke “Breaks Tension and Brings Us Together”

Queen Latifah, Vince Vaughn, The Dilemma The Dilemma's Vince Vaughn is probably not responsible for the fact that the derogatory #stopthatthatsgay was one of the top ten worldwide trending topics on Twitter on Friday evening. Nor is Vaughn, director Ron Howard, and screenwriter Allan Loeb responsible for the worldwide bullying […]

Anderson Cooper (Apparently) Attacks Vince Vaughn's “Gay” Remark in THE DILEMMA Trailer

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, without naming names but apparently referring to Vince Vaughn's upcoming comedy The Dilemma, complained about the negative use of the word “gay” while discussing anti-gay bullying with Ellen DeGeneres on her show. “There was a preview of a movie, and in it, the actor said, 'That's […]

Gordon Willis & Roger Corman + Lauren Bacall: Honorary Oscar Recipients

Gordon Willis, Roger Corman, and Lauren Bacall: Honorary Oscars. Honorary Oscar recipients Roger Corman, Lauren Bacall, and Gordon Willis at the 2009 Governors Awards ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Saturday, Nov. 14. “It's so much better … that nobody's worrying whether 36.5 million people […]

'Apollo 13' Academy Screening

Bill Paxton, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Apollo 13. Ron Howard's 1995 Best Picture nominee Apollo 13 will be the next film in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ongoing “Great To Be Nominated” series. The sentimentalized tale of the failed 1970 lunar landing mission will screen […]

Erotic Movie 'Destricted' Not Restricted to Sex Shops + Pakistan & China Ban Thriller 'Offensive' to Catholic Church

Erotic movie Destricted Erotic movie 'Destricted' allowed to be screened outside British sex shops Quentin Thomas, head of the British Board of Film Classification – that's the United Kingdom's censorship board – has explained why the BBFC has allowed the Anglo-American erotic movie Destricted to be shown outside British sex […]

'The Da Vinci Code' Movie: Tom Hanks & Audrey Tautou Rescue Outlandish Thriller

Paris, France, middle of the night. An old man is walking alone in a darkened gallery in the Louvre. He approaches a painting. Another man – the evil twin of Rutger Hauer's Blade Runner robot – shows up. Hauer's twin demands to know The Secret. The old man refuses to […]