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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Urban Cowboy – 40th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Sometimes even a cowboy’s gotta swallow his pride to hold on to somebody he loves”. A 40th anniversary celebration of “Urban Cowboy”. John Travolta traded disco for a mechanical bull and his white polyester for a black Stetson, in this adaptation by director James Bridges. With a story, cast, and setting that were essentially “Saturday Night …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: The Bridges Of Madison County – 25th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime”. A 25th anniversary celebration of Clint Eastwood’s “The Bridges Of Madison County”. Adapted from Robert Waller’s 1992 novella Clint Eastwood, the master of cinematic understatement adapted the novel by producing, starring and directing the critically reviled tearjerker. “The Bridges of Madison County” premiered on screens in …

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A-Ron’s Essential Cinema Presents: The Yakuza (1974)

A-Ron’s Great Cinema Presents: Oscar winning Director Sydney Pollack’s 1974 crime thriller “The Yakuza”. Starring Robert Mitchum and Ken Takakura, with a screenplay written by two of cinemas best screenwriters Paul Schrader and Robert Towne. “The Yakuza” lies not only with its sharp script, expert direction, great acting from it’s two lead stars. Sydney Pollack directs a film that is …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Die Hard With A Vengeance – The 25th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Zeus! As in, father of Apollo? Mt. Olympus? Don’t mess with me or I’ll shove a lightning bolt up your…. A 12-part, 25th anniversary celebration of “Die Hard With A Vengeance”. The third film in the “Die Hard” franchise, found Bruce Willis back in the role he made all his own. Original director John McTiernan also …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: The Shining – 40 Years Of RedRum

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. A 40th anniversary celebration of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”. Based on horror master Stephen King’s 1977 novel, Kubrick’s film deviates from King’s novel and has been quoted by King as a “terrible adaptation”. Kubrick stuffed his version of “The Shining”, with so many iconic images, trying …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Bird On A Wire (1990) – 30th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “I just took a shower with a cockroach from hell. He’s in there right now doing his hair”. A 30th anniversary celebration of “Bird On A Wire”. John Badham, hot off his success of “WarGames” and “Short Circuit”, directs two of the biggest stars at the height of their careers. Filmed while John Badham’s “The Hard …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Crimson Tide (1995) – 25th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Series Presents: “Gentlemen, we are at Defcon 3, war is imminent. This is the captain. That is all”. A 25th anniversary celebration of “Crimson Tide”. Directed by veteran action director Tony Scott, produced by frequent producing partner Jerry Bruckheimer and starring two of the best actors of the last fifty years. Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman go …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Dominion Prequel To The Exorcist – 15th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Paul Schrader’s “Dominion Prequel To The Exorcist”. I celebrate the films 15th anniversary and the lasting impression of a movie that almost never was. When director John Frankenheimer dropped out before filming began, frequent Scorsese screenwriter Paul Schrader, took over as director. Well into production with filming almost complete, Schrader’s film was cancelled and shelved due …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Back To The Future Part III – 30th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Hey, Doc! Where you goin’ now? Back to the future?”. A 30th anniversary celebration of “Back To The Future Part III”, the rousing conclusion to a trilogy that has become one of the true pinnacles of pop culture. Filmed back to back with “Back To The Future Part II” and released only six months apart. “Part …

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A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: Braveheart – The 25th Anniversary

A-Ron’s Film Rewind Presents: “Tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take…our freedom!”. A 25th anniversary celebration of Mel Gibson’s labor of love “Braveheart”. Facing problems of financial funding causing Mel Gibson to take on multiple roles. Slammed by history buffs in it’s numerous historical inaccuracies that plagued its story, to the modern vehicle that …

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