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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Ryan Michael:

Review: 'The Glass Onion' is a devilishly good mystery

Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case. → Read More

Review: Guillermo del Toro's 'Pinocchio' is a uniquely dark and wondrous adaptation

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy. → Read More

Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in September 2022

It is with great pains that I have to report that the entire Saved by the Bell franchise (or at least a large chunk of it) will be leaving Netflix on September → Read More

New digital and streaming release highlights for week of August 15-21, 2022

Check back on Friday for a rundown of all the new theatrical, VOD and streaming titles like "Echo" from Netflix and "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" from Disney+. → Read More

Review: 'Elvis' is more than just a flamboyant spectacle

Elvis. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Baz Luhrmann. Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce. Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge. → Read More

Review: 'Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story' is an entertaining cultural appetizer

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story. 3. 5 out of 5 Stars. Directors: Frank Marshall, Ryan Suffern. Starring: Jimmy Buffett, Tab Benoit, Genre: Documentary. Rated: PG-13 for brief language and some suggestive material. Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story (Photo: Sony Pictures Classics) SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – Synopsis: A documentary celebrating the origins and history of The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage… → Read More

New streaming, Blu-ray and DVD highlights for the week of May 2-8, 2022

It's a quiet week for new streaming titles and physical releases. I need to see "Belle," an animated film from director Mamoru Hosoda ("Mirai"). If you haven't watched "Turning Red" yet, you really should. "Outfit" is also a film you should have on your radar. It's a non-traditional gangster drama that checks off all the traditional gangster drama boxes. Besides, it features Mark Rylance, one of… → Read More

Unraveling thoughts on FX's adaptation of 'Under the Banner of Heaven'

Some articles are more difficult to write than others. I've written a dozen or so drafts. It's time for me to just put this out. That way I can focus on putting together the conversations I had with the cast on the red carpet at Monday's Salt Lake City premier. The shape of religious belief is undefined. Even within the confines (or comfort) of organized religion personal interpretations exist.… → Read More

Review: 'The Secrets of Dumbledore' is a passable course correction

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: David Yates. Writers: J. K. Rowling, Steve Kloves. Starring: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller. Genre: Adventure, Fantasty. Rated: PG-13 for some fantasy action/violence. → Read More

Here's what's coming to Netflix in March 2022

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A lot of people are looking to abolish Daylight Savings. I'd personally like to get a February that ends with a little more warning. Twenty-eight days isn't enough. Nevertheless, it is March. So, let's see what Netflix is bringing us over the next 31 days. New on Netflix March 2022 Sizzle Reel. That's what they are pushing. Here's what jumps out at me. Worst Roommate… → Read More

Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in February 2022

With the Sundance Film Festival more or less behind me (there will be a round up in the next day or so that will officially see me putting this year's festival to bed), it's time to look at the monthly exodus of films from Netflix in February 2022. There's not a lot here. Still, there are a handful of classics, favorites and a few underseen titles of note. Let's take a look. Good Time. → Read More

New DVD, Blu-ray and digital highlights for the week of January 17-23, 2022

(KUTV) — I'm about to embark on the annual adventure that is the Sundance Film Festival. I'm incredibly fortunate to be able to do so. Even an online version of the festival is something to be celebrated as we head into the second year of the pandemic. For those of you who aren't attending, there are still of plenty of options. Let's take a look at what new DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital to own… → Read More

Review: 'The King's Man' reminds me that I don't remember what I liked about 'Kingsman'

The King’s Man. 2. 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Matthew Vaughn. Writers: Matthew Vaughn, Karl Gajdusek, Mark Millar. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans. Genre: Action, Comedy. Rated: R for sequences of strong/bloody violence, language, and some sexual material. Djimon Hounsou as Shola and Ralph Fiennes as Oxford in 20th Century Studios’ THE KING’S MAN. Photo credit: Peter… → Read More

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

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It's film award season and in the past week I've sat down with 14 or so films. Some are titles I missed earlier in the year. Most are films that have yet to make their way into theaters or onto streaming services. And then they offered me the chance to interview Lady Gaga. How could anyone possibly turn down the chance to talk with Lady Gaga? Maybe you could. I couldn't.… → Read More

Last call: Titles leaving Netflix in December 2021

What was it that Frodo said to Sam? "I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things. " A little dramatic perhaps, but we're about tobid adieu to 2021 and while there were good memories made, I can't help but hope that what comes next is better than what came before. Here's a look at all the titles leaving Netflix in December. There are quite a few familiar faces that seem to come… → Read More

Review: 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' is too silly for adults, perfectly suited for children

Clifford the Big Red Dog. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Walt Becker. Writer: Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Blaise Hemingway, Norman Bridwell. Starring: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang. Genre: Adventure, Comedy. Rated: PG for impolite humor, thematic elements and mild action. Caption: Ryan Painter talks to Darby Camp and Jack Whitehall about CLIFFORD and the power of children's films (Video:… → Read More

What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend November 5-7, 2021

(KUTV) — It's a big week for cinemas as "Eternals," the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, makes its debut. Per usual, the competing studios have essentially given Marvel the weekend to have for themselves. The biggest of the alternative programing being "Spencer," the Kristen Stewart starring film about Diana, Princess of Wales, and her decision to leave her marriage to Charles,… → Read More

Favorite frights: 5 films past and present for Halloween weekend 2021

The horror genre is filled with so many subgenres that it is possible to be a horror fan who only really likes a fraction of horror films. You might love the grotesque sexual politics of Lucky McKee's "The Woman" and hate the brutality of Eli Roth's "Hostel. " You might only like Italian influenced psychological thrillers like "Suspiria. " Maybe the extremes of "The Human Centipede" is where you… → Read More

Review: 'Last Night in Soho' finds Edgar Wright dabbling in horror psychedelica

Last Night in Soho. 4 out of 5 Stars. Director: Edgar Wright. Writer: Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith. Genre: Horror, Drama. Rated: R for bloody violence, sexual content, language, brief drug material and brief graphic nudity. Caption: Thomasin McKenzie and Ryan Painter explore Soho and the lessons she learned while filming Last Night… → Read More

Review: Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' is much ado about nothing

The French Dispatch. 3 out of 5 Stars. Director: Wes Anderson. Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guiness, Jason Schwartzman. Starring: Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet. Genre: Comedy, Drama. Rated: R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language. (From L-R): Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky and Jeffrey Wright in the film THE FRENCH… → Read More