Movie Rewind

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “The Doors” (1991) – The 30th Anniversary

Together with pianist Ray Manzarek (who I got to meet in one of the best meet and greets I’ve ever experienced, but sadly not long before he passed) and Jim Morrison who both co-founded The Doors during the summer of 1965 in Venice, California. The band consisted of vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Running Scared” (2006) – 15th Anniversary

I distinctly remember the moment I saw the poster for “Running Scared” hanging up in the lobby of my local movie theater back in 2005. My first and initial reaction was “This can’t be? Are they actually making a remake to ‘Running Scared’?”. Of course the “Running Scared” I’m referring to was the 1986 buddy cop comedy starring Billy Crystal …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Ruby In Paradise” (1993)

Actress Ashley Judd recently made the news after suffering a horrific accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Judd who had shattered her leg out in the jungle, had broken it in four different places and suffered nerve damage. She was trapped in the jungle for five hours until someone found her and having to travel fifty five hours …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “9½ Weeks” – The 35th Anniversary

From the late 1960s, restrictions on sex, nudity and what couldn’t be shown on film were being significantly loosened. The most famous of them came in 1972, with Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic drama “Last Tango In Paris”, with Marlon Brando. A film that the MPAA awarded an X rating, that later was reclassified as NC-17 and finally releasing an R rated …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Hannibal” – The 20th Anniversary

The lush 2001 adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel “Hannibal” is the most darkly, sickly, twisted beautifully shot movie I’ve ever seen. Here we are twenty years later and it’s still one of my favorite Ridley Scott films, my favorite of the Hannibal films and one that still captivates me in so many ways. Made a decade after Jonathan Demme’s five time …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “The Wedding Planner” – The 20th Anniversary

Everyone who knows me, knows I’m a sucker for romantic comedies and “The Wedding Planner” is one of my absolute favorites. Sure it follows the rom com playbook with predictable outcomes, but there is something special about the Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey charmer. It’s easy to get warmed up to the overall theme of the story, that mixes both …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Legend” – The 35th Anniversary

The 1980s were the heyday for the fantasy genre; seeing similar sword ‘n sorcery flicks come and go. While some were outright hits and many barely made a profit. But they have all gone on to cult favorite status including: “Dark Crystal”, “Clash Of The Titans”, “Labyrinth” and “Willow”. Of the bunch, director Ridley Scott’s “Legend” remains a particularly tricky …

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