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Weekend Box Office: Winter Soldiers Holds Top Spot Against Rio 2 And Oculus
After a competition-free opening last weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed to hold on to the number one spot yet again with three newcomers encroaching on its audiences.
24 Hour Marathon: Kevin Costner, Voice Of Authority
Costner's played a variety of parts in his career, but he's most known for a certain conviction, one that's allowed him to play leaders, captains of industry, bosses and fathers. So while a best-of Costner retrospective would be simple, we've decided to compile a 24 hour marathon of the Costner roles where he spoke with the sort of authority that made people listen and respect him.
This Rotten Week: Predicting Draft Day, Oculus and Rio 2 Reviews
Spring has sprung. Time to get outside and frolic. That is right after you check out some of the movies we’ve got going this week. It’s the NFL Draft, haunted mirrors and a return to Rio.
Which Draft Day Scene Was Shot Down By The NFL?
In an interview, Costner says a funny moment the actor liked a lot was “nixed” by the No-Fun League. It was a scene where Browns fans, furious with the decisions GM Sonny Weaver (Costner) has made, decide to hang his likeness in effigy. And the NFL… well, let’s let Costner tell it.
April Movie Preview: Captain America, Johnny Depp And Nicolas Cage's Beard Save Cinema
No fooling, cinema-goers, April is the first month of 2014 that is absolutely stocked to the gills with (hopefully) quality movies in every genre imaginable. I mean, we know some of these movies are going to stink, but the ratio of success to failure will likely be in our favor.
Check Out All The Movie-Related Super Bowl Spots We've Gotten So Far
Once upon a time, every Super Bowl commercial was a surprise. Companies would zealously guard their secret advertisements until the big moment when they would suddenly spring forth the material for a hundred million people to watch at the same time. Over the last half decade or so, the game has changed
Draft Day's Super Bowl Spot Arrives Early
The one thing you’re agreeing to by making a film like Draft Day is that you’re gonna have to shell out the $4.5 million for thirty seconds (in this case, a little more) to plug the film on the biggest football day of the year.
Ivan Reitman's Draft Day Wins Appeal For PG-13 Rating
Orignally the film was going to have an R-rating due to "brief strong language," which is a polite way of saying that the word "fuck" was used one too many times. Weirdly, now that the movie has been reclassified it has also been given a new memo line reading, “brief strong language and sexual references.” Did they miss the sexual references the first time around?
Kevin Costner Tries To Put Together A Winning Football Team In First Draft Day Trailer
Kevin Costner returns to sports movie form as Sonny Weaver Jr., the General Manager for the constantly failing Cleveland Browns whose job is under scrutiny from team owner Harvey Molina (Frank Langella). All Sonny has to do in order to keep his job is deliver a stunning set of draft picks that will help the team get a winning record and maybe even a championship.
Smallville's Tom Welling Hits The Gridiron In Ivan Reitman's Draft Day
For Draft Day, Welling will play veteran Brian Drew, a past-his-prime quarterback whose career is in question. I’m assuming he plays for the Cleveland Browns, the team at the film’s center, though it's not 100% clear.
Ivan Reitman's Draft Day Finalizes Casting And Begins Production On Eve Of NFL Draft
The more exciting new names include NFL player-turned-actor Terry Crews, who adds badassery to any film he’s in, and Josh Pence, who is probably best known for playing Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher’s The Social Network (albeit without his own face).
Ellen Burstyn Joins Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner In Draft Day
In the film, Costner plays the general manager of an NFL team who must get his personal and professional life in order on the eve before the NFL Draft. Burstyn, we learn in the trade story, will play Costner’s mother who recently lost her husband – a one-time football coach – who now must make amends with her son.
Frank Langella Will Own The Cleveland Browns In Ivan Reitman's Draft Day
He’ll play Harvey Molina, the fictional owner of the Cleveland Browns. Kevin Costner will be playing his boss, the Browns’ general manager, as the coaching staff struggles to snag the #1 pick on Draft Day.
Veep's Timothy Simons Will Add Laughs To Ivan Reitman's Draft Day
Simons is best known as the insufferably proud White House rep Jonah Ryan on HBO’s Veep, which returns April 18. Considering he stands out against such comedy vets as Julia Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale and Matt Walsh, it’s a good sign that he could give Draft Day another layer of laughs, even from what sounds like a fairly limited role.
Jennifer Garner May Join Kevin Costner In Ivan Reitman's Draft Day
Jennifer Garner is now in talks to join Draft Day, which is actually being planned as an ensemble film. As the title implies, the movie centers on the manager of an American football team who wheels, deals and struggles to try and get the number one pick.