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KUTV 2News

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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  • KUTV 2News
  • FOX Baltimore
Past:
  • CNY Central
  • Local 12/WKRC-TV
  • WPEC CBS12 News
  • Tulsa's Channel 8
  • WJLA
  • KOKH FOX 25
  • ABC13News
  • KRNV
  • NBC 10 WJAR
  • CBS 4 News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Ryan Michael:

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of October 18-24, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Horror is still the main course as M. Night Shyamalan's "Old," Rebecca Hall's "The Night House," and the 4K UHD release for the revered1996 slasher "Scream" make their way on to home video releases. Digital. Respect - I've yet to see this Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson. I plan on remedying that as soon as possible. New to DVD and Blu-ray. New DVD and… → Read More

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 15-17, 2021

(KUTV) — "Halloween Kills" finally arrives in theaters (and streaming on Peacock) and it's a bloody affair that will likely only appeal to those looking for a brutal slasher. Those watching Ridley Scott's new historical epic, "The Last Duel" will be faced with a fantastic performance fromJodie Comer that will likely land her an Oscar nomination. Director Todd Haynes may also be looking at a… → Read More

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 8-10, 2021

(KUTV) — Sony’s “Venom” had a fantastic week at the box office. Domestically, the film has already surpassed $100 million in ticket sales. It’s reign at the top of the charts, however, will be incredibly short as Daniel Craig’s final film as James Bond, “No Time to Die,” finally makes its way into theaters. It’s been a week where a lot of my time was spent with upcoming films. So, I’ll be… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2021

It's a week filled with hits, misses, a touch of horror and more than a few oddities. Digital. Newdigital release highlights for September 27-October 3, 2021 (Photo: 20th Century Studios, Warner Bros. ) Free Guy - Ryan Reynolds stars as Guy, an insignificant character in a video game, who begins to question the redundant nature of his life. Wanting more, Guy is drawn to a mysterious woman who is… → Read More

An introduction to Asimov's 'Foundation' from the cast of the Apple TV+ series

(KUTV) — Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series is a sprawling collection of short stories and novels that serve as a history of people scattered across the known universe. It's more an examination of an era of civilization than it is a traditional story about specific individuals. Approaching the text is a daunting task. Sitting down to watch a series based on those writings might feel equally… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights September 20-26, 2021

(KUTV) — It's a busy week for releases and the selection includes family-friendly and not-so-family friendly selections. It depends on the family. Digital. Digital release highlights September 20-26, 2021 (Photo: Paramount, Sony, Sony Pictures Classics, Warner Bros, Lionsgate) Paw Patrol: The Movie - The animated series gets super sized in this feature-length movie that sees Ryder, Chase and… → Read More

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend September 10-12, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — I wasn't shown James Wan's "Maligant. "I was considering a Thursday night screening, but it's been a busy week and sometimes it's best to dial things back before the blur of exhaustion takes over. There are also a handful of 9/11 related titles that tie in with the 20th anniversary of the tragic event. Apple TV+ has the documentary "Inside the President's War Room," and… → Read More

Review: 'The Alpinist' explores the wondrous life of a reclusive free solo climber

The Alpinist. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen. Starring: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold. Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for some strong language and brief drug content. SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) —Synopsis: The story of the reclusive, brilliant, and young Canadian solo mountain climber Marc-André Leclerc. Review: I don’t consider myself an outdoorsman. → Read More

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend September 3-5, 2021

(KUTV) — With a Marvel title on the slate, most studios decided to take the week off and let "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" do all of the heavy lifting. So, I took a few days off. Went and saw some live theater. As a result I didn't have the opportunity to see Camila Cabello's new "Cinderella. " It's out there on Amazon Prime and kicking around in a few theaters. Shang-Chi and the… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights August 30

(KUTV) — It's a busy release week as we start to see some digital titles from summer's releases start to trickle in and a should-have-been hit arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Digital. Digital release highlights August 30 - September 5, 2021 (Photo: Universal, Disney, Warner Bros. , Focus Features) The Boss Baby: Family Business - Brothers Tim (James Marsden) and Teddy (Alec Baldwin) have… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of August 23-29, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — We must be edging closer to October because this week's releases are predominantly horror films. That's not a bad thing. I love a good horror movie. New Releases. New DVD and Blu-ray release highlights for the week of August 23-29, 2021 (Photo: Warner Bros. , Sony, Well Go USA, CBS, Universal) The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It - Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson… → Read More

Review: 'Shang-Chi' puts the MCU on a course into the wondrous unknown

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton. Writer: Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham. Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh,Tony Chiu-Wai Leung. Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and language. Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE… → Read More

Review: 'CODA' transcends the coming-of-age genre by offering a look into a Deaf family

CODA. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Sian Heder. Writer: Sian Heder. Starring: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kostur, Daniel Durant. Genre: Drama. Rated: PG-13 for strong sexual content and language, and drug use. Caption: CODA star Troy Kotsur talks with Ryan Painter about representation for the Deaf community and how being a father in real life helped to inform his performance as a father in… → Read More

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend August 6-8, 2021

August kicks off with two films standing on different sides of the cinematic spectrum. On one side we have the summer blockbuster "The Suicide Squad" and on the other the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Nine Days. " While "Nine Days" will likely have an Oscar run to look forward to, "The Suicide Squad" has more immediate needs. In a pre-pandemic world, Warner Bros. would be hoping for an… → Read More

Review: Sundance Film Festival favorite 'Nine Days' is a perspective-changing experience

Nine Days. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Edson Oda. Writer: Edson Oda. Starring: Winston Duke, Benedict Wong, Zazie Beetz. Genre: Drama, Fantasy. Rated: R for language. Nine Days (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: Will is tasked with interviewing a group of souls who are vying for the opportunity to be born. Winston Duke stars in Nine Days (Photo: Sony Pictures… → Read More

Review: 'The Suicide Squad' mixes outrageous action with graphic gore and vulgar comedy

The Suicide Squad. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: James Gunn. Writer: James Gunn. Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis. Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Rated: R for strong violence and gore, language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and brief graphic nudity. (L-r) JOEL KINNAMAN as Rick Flag, JOHN CENA as Peacemaker, MARGOT ROBBIE as Harley… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 19-25, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Horror, action, sci-fi and dab of drama. This week has a little bit of everything. Digital. New Digital release highlights for the week of July 19-25, 2021(Photo: Warner Bros. , Lionsgate) The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It - Generally speaking, I consider myself a fan of the Conjuring Universe that Warner Bros. has built around the stories of real paranormal… → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of July 5 -11, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's a quiet post-4th of July release week dominated by catalog titles. Some are classics, some are otherwise. New DVD and Blu-ray release highlights for the week of July 5 -11, 2021 (Photo: Paramount, Criterion, MVD, Arrow) → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital release highlights for the week of June 27- July 3, 2021

(KUTV) — With theaters re-opening, it will be interesting to see how much of a lasting impact that the pandemic will have on home video. Has the digital revolution overtaken the physical medium? Time will tell. Until then, let's dive into this week's releases. Digital. New Digital release highlights for the week of June 27- July 3, 2021 (Photo: Sony, Warner Bros. ) Peter Rabbit 2 - Rose… → Read More

Review: 'Black Widow' is a compelling character study obscured by its bombastic approach

Black Widow. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Cate Shortland. Writer: Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson, Eric Pearson, Stan Lee, Don Heck, Don Rico. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour. Genre: Action, Sci-Fi. Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence/action, some language and thematic material. (L-R): Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena… → Read More