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A Rogue Chapter in the Star Wars Universe, Indeed

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dir: Gareth Edwards Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen OK, you’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, now let’s talk about it.  Much like last December’s Star … Continue reading

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Our First Annual – Top Ten Films of 2016

The Top Ten Films of 2016 – An Introduction, and Commentary on #10 An Annual Ronhamprod.com Presentation Welcome to ronhamprod.com’s first annual list of the best films from the previous year.  This is obviously our own, homemade effort for the … Continue reading

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These Dogs Needed Obedience Training

WAR DOGS (2016) Dir: Todd Phillips Stars: Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper The film opens with a kid in his early 20s, sitting in a beat-up, turquoise Ford Escort.  Pardon me, Escort station wagon.  Insert … Continue reading

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The Original Vision of Dune, and Its Development

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) Dir: Frank Pavich Stars: Alejandro Jodorowky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger and Gary Kurtz I was really impressed with this documentary because it does such a fine job of describing the challenges and heartache of film development.  I … Continue reading

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Is That a Giant Worm? Oh… Must Be Dune…

DUNE (1984) Dir: David Lynch Stars: Kyle MacLaughlin, Sting, Everett McGill and Virginia Madsen – and so many more… This was one of those titles on my long running list, which is broken out by genre, star and other kinds … Continue reading

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When Was the Last Time You Tried Breathing Through Your Eyelids?

Bull Durham Dir: Ron Shelton Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Robert Wuhl This comedy from 1988 supports my point that baseball is like wine – it gets better with age.  I’m watching more of the American pastime the older … Continue reading

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Which Member of the Ensemble Were You?

The Big Short (2016) Dir: Adam McKay Stars: Steve Carrell, Jeremy Strong, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Tracy Letts, John Magaro, Finn Whitrock, Adepero Oduye, Byron Mann, Marisa Tomei, Oscar Gale as “Tattooed Renter,” David Wyman as “Pub Goer … Continue reading

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Glory to Ukraine – Glory to the Heroes

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom Dir: Evgeny Afineevsky * Oscar Nominee, 2015 – Best Documentary * I hope that many of you will agree with me when I say that living in America, it’s kind of easy to take some … Continue reading

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A film experience in fear

The Exorcist (1974) Dir: William Friedkin Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb and Max von Sydow *** Member of the 1,001 *** You are surely familiar with that expression that movie marketers use, “You have to experience … Continue reading

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A Head Named “Al”

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Dir: Sam Peckinpah Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Gig Young, Emilio Fernandez and Kris Kristofferson Before I even get into this one, have a watch of the trailer below!  I figure that … Continue reading

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