Ron Howard is venturing back into the kind of film where he got his start with “Rush,” a film about the rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The film opens on the Formula Three circuit, with playboy Hunt making the rounds when a challenger in the form of Lauda shows up and gives Hunt a run for his money. When the pair finds their way to the Formula One circuits, their rivalry reaches new heights during the 1976 World Championship and the trials of that season.
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I’ve always been a fan of black comedy and seen it as a British specialty, with films like “Keeping Mum” and the original “Death at a Funeral,” among other notables like “Dr. Strangelove” and “A Clockwork Orange.” American black humor has always seemed a bit more violent than thoughtful, so when trailers for ‘The Family” started popping up, I was intrigued, yet skeptical.
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Despite the fact actor Simon Pegg did not intend his final installment to the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy to serve as a parody, “The World’s End” nonetheless serves to do just that, as it manages to poke fun at the apocalyptic genre that is a wild favorite in the early 2010’s.
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