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Ryan Painter

KUTV 2News

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent:
  • KUTV 2News
  • FOX Baltimore
Past:
  • WPEC CBS12 News
  • WJLA
  • KOKH FOX 25
  • Local 12/WKRC-TV
  • Tulsa's Channel 8
  • CBS 4 News
  • ABC13News
  • WLUK-TV FOX 11
  • Fox26 News
  • KRNV
  • and more…

Recent articles by Ryan Michael:

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of February 16-23, 2020

This week features Academy Award winners and nominees, a blockbuster war film and a pair of revivals for classic franchises. Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" tells the story of Johannes "Jojo" Betzler, a young boy living in Nazi Germany towards the end of World War II, whose imaginary friendship with Hitler becomes complicated when he discovers that his mother hiding a Jewish girl in the attic.… → Read More

Review: Sarah McLachlan, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City

In 1993, I fell in love with Sarah McLachlan. She was a passionately unapologetic woman who wrote the kind of moody love songs that I was instinctively drawn to. It was one of those all-consuming romances that burned brightly for years, but eventually distance and time came between us. I’ve had extensive relationships with various bands, artists and authors over the years. I’ve only ever… → Read More

Reveling in diversity: 10 favorites from the Sundance Film Festival 2020

When I set out to cover this year’s Sundance Film Festival, I knew my schedule was going to be limited by my decision to attend mostly public screenings with Q&As, cover a red carpet or two and snag an interview somewhere along the way. I could have watched more films if I simply hunkered down and attended press and industry screening. I’ve done that before; I’d rather not go that route ever… → Read More

Olivia Wilde teams with HP and Margaret Qualley for new short film 'Wake Up'

Tucked away on Park City’s Main Street, Chef Dance is one of the many smaller festivals that occur concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival. I’ve never been a connoisseur of small plate dinning, but the moment I saw the opportunity to see a new short film by Olivia Wilde starring Margaret Qualley I rearranged my plans. Wake Up (Photo: Anonymous Content) → Read More

Review: Taylor Swift documentary shows it's lonely on top of the world

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Lana Wilson. Starring: Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn, Jack Antonoff. Genre: Documentary. Rated: TV-MA. Synopsis: A look back at Taylor Swift's life as she embarks on a new phase of her career. Review: Some artist strive to be esoteric and unapproachable. Their distance is viewed as part of their genius or an example of their inflated ego.… → Read More

Here's what's coming to Netflix in January 2020

If you haven't watched "The Witcher," a fantasy series based onAndrzej Sapkowski's stories and the popular video game franchise,I'd recommend starting there. The tone is a more jovial than the high drama of "Game of Thrones," but includes the adult themes, language and violence. Not your cup of tea? No worries, here are five other titles that caught my attention and a list of all the titles… → Read More

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Last minute movies and snacks

Star Wars, television series and Frozen 2 (Photo: Disney, Funko, Acorn TV, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. , Universal, Mitchell) Star Wars. LucasFilm and Disney have kept narrative details for the upcoming "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" locked away. → Read More

Here's what's coming to Netflix in December 2019

As the weather turns colder and the extended family's visits more often, you might find you and yours gathered around the television in search of entertainment. Fortunately, there's a new cache of Netflix titles to choose from. Here are five that caught my eye. Marriage Story. With 2019 coming to a close we turn our eyes to award season and last month Netflix gave us Martin Scorsese's fantastic… → Read More

Review: 'The Irishman' is a sprawling mafia classic from Scorsese and De Niro

The Irishman4. 5 out of 5 StarsDirector: Martin ScorseseWriter: Charles Brandt (Book), Steven ZaillianStarring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe PesciGenre: Biography, Crime, DramaRated: R for pervasive language and strong violence. Dipping bread in wine, known as Intinction, speaks to the shared Catholic traditions of Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro). 2019 Netlfix… → Read More

Disney+ to launch with a slim, but impressive selection of original titles

Last month Disney posted a three-hour video that included clips from nearly every title that will be on their new streaming service Disney+ when it launches on November 12, 2019. It's an impressive array of titles that reach back to the studio's beginnings on through to many of their latest offerings. → Read More

Here's what's coming to Netflix in November 2019

We've looked at what's leavingNetflix in November, now it's time to look ahead to what lies ahead. Last year, Netflix kicked against the establishment with their release of "Roma," a fabulous Mexican film that would eventually win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at 2019's Academy Awards. This year, Netflix is offering "The Irishman," the new film from Martin Scorsese that sees the… → Read More

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker final trailer, tickets now on sale

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- The final trailer for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" has arrived. There will be those who delight in the nods to the past with a wink to what the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga might contain. It might be too on the nose to haveC-3PO say, "I'm taking one last look... at my friends," but Star Wars was never known for it subtlety. For many of us, like the golden… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 1, 2019

It's a massive release week for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as "Spider-Man: Far From Home" arrives along with the 4K debuts of "Antman," "Doctor Strange" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" (not to mention a little animated film known as "Frozen"). → Read More

'Abominable' sits atop the box office, 'Downton Abbey,' 'Hustlers' and 'It' hold strong

Weekend End Box Office: September 27-29, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — DreamWorks Animation’s “Abominable” will headline this week’s box office report with $20. 76 million. The film also earned $10 million overseas. After three days in release, “Abominable” has earned $31 million. The film’s big push will come from China will come when it opens in wide release next week. The film cost $75… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of September 15-21, 2019

The week's DVD and Blu-ray release include "X-Men: Dark Phoenix," a Batman 4K collecton, the latest seasons of "Supergirl" and "Elementary" and " Cassandro the Exotico! ," a documentary on a drag-queen Mexican luchador. "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" isn't the worst comic book movie ever made. It might be the most disappointing. "Dark Phoenix" was intended to be the capstone of the X-Men movie franchise;… → Read More

'It Chapter Two' offers closure, falls short of previous effort

It Chapter Two. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Andy Muschietti. Writers: Gary Dauberman, Stephen King (novel) Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader. Genre: Horror. Rated: R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material. BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller "IT CHAPTER TWO,” a Warner Bros.… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of September 1

This week's highlights include the physical releases of the fantastic "Booksmart," the underappreciated "Ma" a glorious Scooby-Doo! box set and the redemptive third season of "True Detective. " "Booksmart" is an irreverent comedy aboutAmy and Molly (Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein), a pair of studious high school seniors, who discover that all their hard work hasn't put them ahead of their… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of August 11

It's a huge week for physical releases as "Avengers: Endgame" arrives along with 4K releases of the Iron Man trilogy and the first two Thor films. There's also a fantastic martial arts film called "Shadow," if you're looking to be a little more adventurous. This week also sees the digital release of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco," one of my favorites of 2019. What more can be said about… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of August 4

It's a delightfuly diverse week of releases as we see classic characters, famous favorites and acclaimed art house headlining this week's DVD, Blu-ray and Digital releases. Having just debuted on the Disney Channel, "Descendants 3" is the newest chapter in a series that sees the children of notorious Disney villains. This chapter seesMal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos returning to the Island of the Lost… → Read More

'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' is big, dumb and mostly mediocre

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: David Leitch. Writers: Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, Gary Scott Thompson (characters) Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Venessa Kirby. Genre: Action, Adventure. Rated: PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence, suggestive material and some strong language. (from left) Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and… → Read More