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NEW YORK - Bravo will pay tribute to Oscar-winning director Ron Howard in the special, "Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard." The tribute, which airs Saturday (9 p.m. EST), includes a first look at Howard's...

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Brian Grazer made James Brown film possible

...Backdraft, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, J. Edgar and The Da Vinci Code.He and award-winning director Ron Howard (Opie on The Andy Griffith Show) founded the Imagine Entertainment production company in 1986. Grazer's films and...

Promising British driver dies in training crash

...reported to be in a critical condition with severe burns and broken bones.Sean Edwards was recently involved in director Ron Howard's movie Rush about the 1976 Formula One season. Guy Edwards was one of the drivers who helped pull Niki Lauda from...

'Da Vinci' has critics giving it lackluster reviews

...PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: "As directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman...SOERGEL, MORRIS NEWS SERVICE: "Ron Howard and Company had two paths from which...MOORE, THE ORLANDO SENTINEL: "Ron Howard doesn't so much solve The Da Vinci...

Tom Hanks may star in 'The Da Vinci Code'

LOS ANGELES - Will Tom Hanks crack "The Da Vinci Code"? Director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer, the team behind "A Beautiful Mind" and "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas," said in...

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...ANGELS AND DEMONS ( ***, PG-13): In adapting another of author Dan Brown's religious-mystery page turners, Ron Howard wisely gave in to its beat-the-clock thriller elements, but its twists, turns and revelations are just as ridiculous...

At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

...know," says Paul Giamatti as Jim Braddock's persuasive boxing manager. "Some people are sentimental." Director Ron Howard is one of them. It's a trait that hampered him in some of his earlier films ("Cocoon," "Parenthood") but one...

At the Movies: The Village'

...revelations in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village"? Let's start with Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of director Ron Howard. With only stage roles and bit parts in her dad's movies beforehand, Howard delivers a radiant leading-lady debut...

Complete list of 74th Academy Award winners

...Awards, presented Sunday night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.: Picture: "A Beautiful Mind." Director: Ron Howard, "A Beautiful Mind." Actor: Denzel Washington, "Training Day." Actress: Halle Berry, "Monster's Ball...

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Mini reviews

...times. For an online movie guide, see augustachronicle.com/movies: COMING FRIDAY THE DA VINCI CODE (PG-13) Ron Howard shepherds Dan Brown's best seller to the screen, with Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou unearthing secrets that shake long-held...