Tag: ron howard

Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt

Rush

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 February     Enzo Ferrari born, 1898 On this day in 1898, Enzo Anselmo Ferrari was born. The man who would later be known as Il Commendatore, founder and leader of the Ferrari racing

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Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon

Frost/Nixon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 November     Richard Nixon wins the presidency, 1968 On this day in 1968, it was announced that Richard Milhous Nixon had become President-elect of the USA, having beaten Democrat rival Hubert Humphrey by

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Niki Lauda and James Hunt in the pits

Rush

      Is Rush – about the rivalry between 1970s Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt – Ron Howard’s best film yet? After those terrible Da Vinci Code films recently, made for who knows what favour to the studio, this might not seem like much of a claim.

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Audrey Tautou, Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

    “What, [dodges bullet] you mean Jesus wasn’t really the Son of God [jumps into speeding car] and married Mary Magdalene [hijacks armoured vehicle] who bore a child who [takes plane to an England full of half-timbered cars] established a bloodline which [evades knife-thrust of albino monk] if it

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