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Film Review: Draft Day (2014): Ivan Reitman renders the NFL Accessible

15 hours ago | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Draft Day (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin CostnerJennifer GarnerDenis LearyFrank LangellaEllen BurstynChadwick BosemanJosh PenceArian FosterTom Welling, Griffin NewmanTimothy SimonsWade WilliamsTerry CrewsSean Combs, Kevin Dunn, Sam Elliott. In his first film in three years, veteran director Ivan Reitman (of Ghostbusters fame) aims to entertain and delivers a film that will please National Football [...]

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- Drew Stelter

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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

22 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »

- Gary Susman

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Tom Welling and Josh Pence Talk Draft Day, Working with Kevin Costner and Ivan Reitman, Surprising NFL Facts, and More

18 April 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now playing in theaters is director Ivan Reitman‘s sports drama Draft Day.  The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft.  Kevin Costner plays a general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick.  As the day’s events unfold, he finds the lines between his personal and professional life becoming blurred.  Draft Day also stars Jennifer GarnerDenis LearyJosh PenceTom WellingChadwick BosemanSean CombsSam ElliottTerry CrewsArian FosterEllen Burstyn, and Frank Langella. At the Los Angeles press junket I landed an exclusive video interview with Welling and Pence.   They talked about getting to work with Reitman and Costner, surprising NFL facts, alternate takes including one that featured Welling getting punched by Costner, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch. Finally, here's our video interviews with Kevin Costner, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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'3 Days to Kill' Blu-ray and DVD Arrive May 20th

17 April 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Home Entertainment has announced that the action-thriller 3 Days to Kill will be released on Blu-ray and DVD May 20. Kevin Costner stars as an international spy, who is tasked by a CIA operative (Amber Heard) to hunt down the world's most-wanted terrorist, while he is watching his teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). Take a look at the cover art and special features details below.

"A stellar cast" (Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio), including Oscar winner Kevin Costner, Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld and Amber Heard, lead this "undeniably entertaining" (Frank Scheck,The Hollywood Reporter) action-thriller. Costner plays a daring International spy with lethal skills and a hard-earned reputation for tackling the most dangerous missions imaginable. But when a seductive CIA operative (Amber Heard) makes him an offer he can't refuse, he's forced to juggle his two toughest assignments yet: looking after his rebellious teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld), while hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist. »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: 3 Days to Kill

16 April 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys) and Amber Heard (Paranoia) play spy in 3 Days to Kill.

The action film stars Costner as a CIA agent known for tackling the most dangerous missions. When he finds out he’s ill and dying, he decides to quit and try to repair his relationship with his teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit).

In comes CIA operative Amber Heard. She wants to bring down a ruthless terrorist, and promises Costner an experimental drug that will cure what ails him if he takes on the case. Trying not to disappoint his daughter, Costner’s Ethan Renner must hide his new mission as he tries to make amends to his family.

Written by Luc Besson (Lockout) and Adi Hasak (From Paris With Love), 3 Days to Kill was directed by McG (This Means War »

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The Film Stage Show Ep. 98 – Under the Skin and Draft Day

16 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Tfs’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...] »

- Brian Roan

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Remains Box Office Champ

14 April 2014 6:38 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was able to keep the top spot at the domestic box office for the second week in a row by grossing another $41 million to bring its worldwide total to $477 million. The film already earned back its $170 million budget and surpassed the global earnings of the first installment ($370 million). "Rio 2" had to settle for second place with $39.3 million, which is the exact opening numbers of the first installment. The new animated film was expected to take the top spot with $45 million, but fell short. Thanks to foreign markets, however, it's worldwide total is already $164.2 million. "Rio 2" cost $103 million to make and has a RottenTomatoes fresh rating of 49%. Taking third place was the horror film "Oculus," which cost under $5 million to make and has already earned $12 million in its first weekend. It has a 72% fresh rating. The other new wide release was "Draft Day," starring Kevin Costner. »

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Director Ivan Reitman Talks Draft Day, Working with Kevin Costner, Filming During the NFL Draft, Triplets, Ghostbusters 3, and More

14 April 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now playing in theaters is director Ivan Reitman‘s sports drama Draft Day.  The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft.  Kevin Costner plays a general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick.  As the day’s events unfold, he finds the lines between his personal and professional life becoming blurred.  Draft Day also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Josh Pence, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella. Recently, I landed an exclusive video interview with Reitman.  He talked about getting to make a sports movie with Kevin Costner, getting the NFL involved in the movie and filming during the actual draft in New York City, collaborating with Costner behind the scenes, the progress of Triplets, his decision to step away from Ghostbusters 3, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Film Face-off: Kevin Costner vs. Nicolas Cage

14 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Kevin Costner's Draft Day opened wide this past weekend, and Nicolas Cage's Joe is currently in limited release. Both of their last names start with a "c." Both men are in their 50s (Costner is 59 years old, Cage is 50). Most importantly, these guys normally fall into a love and/or hate category with audiences. Let's see what happens when they fight to the death in this week's Film Face-off. Box Office Kevin Costner Costner's films have earned a total of $1.8 billion in America, and averaged $55 million. Four of those films have made more than $100 million. Nicolas Cage Cage's movies have earned $2.4 billion in America, and averaged $44 million. He's had eight...

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- Jeff Bayer

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Draft Day review

14 April 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Ron Hogan 15 Apr 2014 - 06:35

A movie about the internal politics of American football? Ron reckons Draft Day reaches too far and falls a little short

When you think about an actor, there's usually something that comes to mind immediately. There's something that the actor embodies, physically or emotionally, that you immediately associate with that person. Tom Hanks is a nice guy. That's what he is. Christopher Walken is intense and off-kilter. Even when he's playing it straight, he's weird. Kevin Costner can probably be best described as casually charming. He's aged into a sort of nice dad sort of actor; he's got a world weariness that suggests he's been through the wringer, but he's learned from his mistakes and he's willing to pass along his wisdom, but he's not going to insist upon himself.

Given his history with athletics in movies, Kevin Costner is the perfect choice to »

- sarahd

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Box Office: Can 'Oculus' Producer Jason Blum Succeed Outside His Horror Comfort Zone?

14 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's no surprise that the one-two punch atop this weekend's box office chart was the second weekend of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (with an estimated $41.4 million) and the debut of family cartoon "Rio 2" (estimated at $39.0 million), but the real drama lay in the fate of the No. 3 movie. That was horror film "Oculus," which rode a wave of positive buzz and even critical kudos to a third-place debut estimated at $12.0 million, enough to beat this weekend's other new wide release, Kevin Costner's sports-management dramedy "Draft Day" (No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million).

Much of the credit for success of "Oculus" will go to producer Jason Blum (whether he deserves it or not), since Blum is by default the leading auteur in horror movies today, even though he doesn't write or direct them. As a producer, he's hit on a formula that turns micro-budgeted horror movies into profitable franchises, »

- Gary Susman

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Box Office Weekend: Captain America Doesn’t Surrender and Remains Top Draw

13 April 2014 10:50 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Looking at total domestic box office gross and budget costs, it seems strange that a big-name winner with critics and audiences alike, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (estimated $41.4 million) still has not made back its money on these shores just yet. Still, like much of the top ten, those numbers belie a worldwide take that is stunning, with the latest Marvel franchise entry earning a stunning $476.7 million (and likely more to come). So, too, follows the less critically acclaimed Rio 2, which took in only an estimated $39 million, but has already done quite well for itself overseas with a worldwide take of $163.3 million. One of the few domestic front winners include Oculus; unusually well-received for an early-year horror release, the $5 million budgeted scare-fest took in an estimated $12 million and looks already prepared for a bevy of sequels.

The Kevin Costner led Draft Day may be a mixed bag overall in terms of success, »

- Seth Paul

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Weekend Box Office: Winter Soldiers Holds Top Spot Against Rio 2 And Oculus

13 April 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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. The latest in the Marvel franchise added $41 million to its $159 million domestic total and $476 million world-wide total. That was just enough to edge out Rio 2. The animated sequel banked $39 million for a close second, almost the exact amount that Rio earned when it opened in 2011. Horror flick Oculus made its way to theaters on a traditionally low horror flick budget. At a price tag of just $5 million it's already a financial success, taking third place with $12 million. Sports drama Draft Day didn't enjoy much of a boost from headliners Kevin Costner, Denis Leary and Jennifer Garner. It got a fourth place pick with just $9 million. For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below: 1.Captain America: The Winter Soldier »

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Kevin Costner's Second 2014 Flop: What Happened to His Big Comeback?

13 April 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After his 2012 television miniseries Hatfields & McCoys aired to record ratings, Kevin Costner was once again in hot demand. The actor, one of the world's biggest stars in the 1980s and 1990s, hoped to launch a new career as an older leading man, much as Liam Neeson has done. But 2014 has turned into a tough year so far for Costner, with three disappointments in less than four months. Football drama Draft Day -- opening to a troubling $9.8 million over the weekend in North America -- was unable to make up for the poor showing of 3 Days to

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- Pamela McClintock

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Captain America 2 remains on top at Us box office: Top ten in full

13 April 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has won the Us box office for a second consecutive week.

The Marvel sequel faced competition from various new releases, but took an estimated $41 million to keep hold of the top spot.

Last weekend, the film broke April box office records by taking $96.2 million during its opening few days. The previous record was held by Fast Five, which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011.

Rio 2 wasn't far behind the Chris Evans blockbuster, with $39m in second place. Karen Gillan's horror film Oculus took $12m and debuted at number three.

Draft Day - which stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner - took $9.75m to debut at number four.

Divergent dropped 42.2% and took $7.5m to complete this week's top five.

God's Not Dead dropped three places to seven, after taking $5.49m in its fourth weekend. The religious film - which was made on a »

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Weekend Report: 'Captain America' Wins Close Fight with 'Rio 2'

13 April 2014 12:13 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

In a strange turn of events, Rio 2 took first place at the box office on Friday, but fell back to second place for the three-day weekend. Chalk this up to nice weather throughout most of the country, which kept family audiences away from the multiplexes on Saturday.As a result, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was able to narrowly hold on to the top spot for the second-straight weekend. The superhero sequel added $41.3 million, which was off 57 percent from its debut. That's about on par with Iron Man 3 (58 percent) and Thor: The Dark World (57 percent), but it's also a bit worse than the movie's strong reviews and word-of-mouth would suggest. So far, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has earned $158.9 million at the domestic box office. If it remains on pace with the Thor and Iron Man sequels, it will finish with at least $225 million.Playing at 3,948 locations, Rio 2 »

- Ray Subers <>

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Box Office: 'Rio 2' can't samba by 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' for no. 1

13 April 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original. But "Captain America" has grown considerably in stature since its 2011 original, "The First Avenger." With a global cumulative total of nearly $477 million, "The Winter Soldier" has (in two weeks domestically, three weeks internationally) easily surpassed the $370 million total of "The First Avenger." For a superhero whose costume is draped with the U.S. flag, Captain America (played by Chris Evans) has proven particularly popular abroad. The international appeal of such »

- Jack Coyle (AP)

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Going from rough draft to 'Draft Day': A journal of the screenwriters' four-year drive

13 April 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

In early 2010, Rajiv Joseph (above left) and Scott Rothman (right) had never before written a script together, nor had either ever had a screenplay produced. But what the friends, who both graduated with dramatic writing MFAs from Nyu’s Tisch School of the Arts, had done was watch a ton of football. It was fitting, then, that just as Joseph’s career as a writer was taking off thanks to the success of his 2009 play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a random comment from a surprising NFL draft fan would inspire the two writers to dig in on the project that would eventually, »

- Neil Janowitz

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"Captain America" Squashes The "Rio" Birds

13 April 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

You can't keep "Captain America" down. Defying early estimates on Friday, "The Winter Soldier" ended up beating the animated sequel "Rio 2" at the U.S. box-office over the weened.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" leapt ahead of the CG-animated blue birds with a second weekend haul of $41.3 million, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $159 million after ten days.

Chuck in the film's several week run already in many international territories and its already sitting on a whopping $476 million worldwide.

"Rio 2" ended up in second place with $39 million, essentially equalling the original film's debut back in 2011. The film also opened worldwide in various markets this weekend where it shot to number one in many territories - bringing the film's global haul to $125.2 million so far.

The low-budget horror tale "Oculus," made for just $5 million and with the only star being a former "Doctor Who" companion and Australian soap hunk, »

- Garth Franklin

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This Weekend At The Box Office: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stands Tall

13 April 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This weekend was a busy pre-Easter frame, with three new titles of varying genres debuting in the Spring – and it made no difference. The hero of the U.S. continued to dominate despite the crowded field, and overall theaters saw close to a $20 million increase over last year.

Here’s how this weekend’s box office played out:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Gross $41.4 million (Cume $159 million; Week 2)

Marvel’s ongoing dominance is unsurprising, but the strong accolades for this entry might have still turned a few heads. The raves were large, and likewise the business. This will easily beat out the original, and should become a top-5 grosser all time for the studio.

2. Rio 2 — $39 mil ($39 mil)

This animated lark (damn, that’s clever!) benefitted from weak performances by other family films on the market. Blue Sky Studios, the animation company behind Ice Age, continues a second franchise with Rio 2. »

- Brad Slager

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