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Rene Russo on ‘Just Getting Started’, Reteaming with Director Ron Shelton, and More

Written and directed by Ron Shelton, the comedy Just Getting Started follows Duke (Morgan Freeman), the manager with a mysterious past who is making the luxury Palm Springs resort known as Villa Capri a fun, non-stop party place for its residents. But when ex-military man Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) shows up and makes eyes at the newly arrived Suzie (Rene Russo), it triggers a competition between the two men that has both hilarious and dangerous consequences. At the film’s press day, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat 1-on-1 with actress Rene Russo, …
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Morgan Freeman on Working with Tommy Lee Jones & Rene Russo in ‘Just Getting Started’

Written and directed by Ron Shelton, the comedy Just Getting Started follows Duke (Morgan Freeman), the manager with a mysterious past who is making the luxury Palm Springs resort known as Villa Capri a fun, non-stop place for its residents. But when ex-military man Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) shows up and makes eyes at the newly arrived Suzie (Rene Russo), it triggers a competition between the two men, that has both hilarious and dangerous consequences. At the film’s press day, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat 1-on-1 with actor Morgan Freeman, who …
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Film Review: ‘Just Getting Started’

Film Review: ‘Just Getting Started’
Some bad movies trigger swells of anger and outrage, while others prompt industrial-grade snark and scorn. And then there are leaden clunkers like “Just Getting Started” that provoke an ineffable sense of sadness as one considers how much time, money and talent has been squandered on something so thoroughly useless. Unduly protracted, clumsily contrived and dreadfully unamusing, this misbegotten project brings out the worst in all parties involved; even top-billed Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo do little more than embarrass themselves here. It’s altogether apt that the film’s pro-forma theatrical exposure is a pre-Christmas dump (without, unsurprisingly, pre-release screenings for critics).

Freeman plays Duke, resident manager at Villa Capri, a Palm Springs retirement community where he breezily presides as equal parts cock of the walk and fox in the henhouse. To underscore Duke’s status as catnip for ladies of a certain age, writer-director Ron Shelton — who has come a very, very
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‘Just Getting Started’ Film Review: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Amble Through Laugh-Free Comedy

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‘Just Getting Started’ Film Review: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Amble Through Laugh-Free Comedy
Just Getting Started” is described on IMDb as “a two-hander action comedy” in the vein of “Midnight Run.” But anyone can see within five minutes that this mild and dawdling picture from writer-director Ron Shelton is the sort of trifle meant for a retirement-age audience who just want to spend a pleasant and uneventful hour-and-a-half with a few name actors of a certain age. There’s very little comedy here and even less action. This is the first Shelton feature since the ill-fated “Hollywood Homicide” in 2003, and he stays close to what made his name with his most notable movie,
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'Just Getting Started': Film Review

'Just Getting Started': Film Review
A film that is not screened in advance for the press is not likely to be an undiscovered masterpiece. But it is not necessarily going to be as bad as such neglect suggests. Just Getting Started, the first feature written and directed by Ron Shelton in more than a decade, is sneaking into theaters without much attention. Shelton, the filmmaker behind such hits as Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump and Tin Cup, hasn’t matched those movies with his new comedy, but given his track record and the cast he’s assembled, headed by Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones,...
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‘Coco’ Heading for Third Consecutive U.S. Box Office Victory

‘Coco’ Heading for Third Consecutive U.S. Box Office Victory
Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” is heading for a third straight winning weekend at the North American box office during what’s expected to be a moderate frame.

For the second weekend in a row, major studios have opted to rely on holdovers during the session instead of offering any wide openings. Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to dominate when it opens on Dec. 15.

The weekend will see one wide opening as Broad Green Pictures launches its last movie with the action-comedy “Just Getting Started” debuting in 2,146 locations. The film, starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo, is tracking to gross around $5 million this weekend. Also starring are Jane Seymour, George Wallace, Joe Pantoliano, Glenne Headly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Elizabeth Ashley.

Broad Green announced in August that it was closing down production after three years of mostly disappointing box office performance. Its first major release,
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Exclusive Interview – Director Ron Shelton on Just Getting Started, directing for the first time in 14 years, and more

Rafael Motamayor talks to Ron Shelton, director of Bull Durham and Tin Cup about his latest movie Just Getting Started and knowing a man on the FBI’s most wanted list…

This is the first movie you’ve directed in 14 years. Was it by choice? Were you waiting for the right movie?

I had about 3 or 4 movies that fell out at the last minute. They were ready to go, and a piece of the financing fell out or the actor became unfinanceable. When you’re not making studio movies, which I’m not, there’s usually 4 or 5 different financing partners, and then the available cast. There’s just so many moving parts, and it was a very frustrating period, of me not working as much. I hope to make 10 movies in the next 10 years. I have several that are moving forward, I developed a Broadway musical that’s going to
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The Preview Reel: Just Getting Started

Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Coco dominated the Thanksgiving holiday and then again last weekend. There are no signs that it will slow down as there is only one major release scheduled for this week, the Morgan Freeman-led comedy Just Getting Started. Disney has been enjoying a good last couple of months as they released Thor: Ragnarok, Coco, and has Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out next week. Until then, let’s see if Just Getting Started is worth your time.

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What we are excited about: The cast is about the only thing we’re excited about with this movie. Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo together in a comedy sounds promising. Add in the director of Tin Cup (1996) and Bull Durham (1988), Ron Shelton, and you should at least get a solidly entertaining movie.
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Coco Goes for Coveted Three-Peat at the Box Office This Weekend

Coco Goes for Coveted Three-Peat at the Box Office This Weekend
Disney Pixar's Coco has had no trouble taking home the box office crown in its first two weekends in theaters, and thanks to minimal competition this weekend, it's on track to win for a third weekend win in a row. The only new movie opening in wide release at the box office is Broad Green Pictures' Just Getting Started, which doesn't have a theater count estimate or a Rotten Tomatoes score yet, but still isn't expected to give Coco much competition. While it certainly won't be pretty, we're predicting that Coco will pull off its third win in a row with $14.5 million.

Will Coco be able to pull off the coveted three-peat at the box office? This year hasn't been kind to repeat performers. Though some movies have managed to stay in the public interest a lot longer than others. Split was the first movie of the year to win
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Exclusive Interview: Rene Russo believes in the men of this generation

It’s a ringing endorsement for the Gen-x/Millennial generation that Rene Russo has faith in us. In the ‘90s, Russo was one of the women who paved the way for female icons with roles in Lethal Weapon 3, In the Line of Fire, Outbreak and Ransom. Fans like me grew up watching Rene Russo, Linda Hamilton, Geena Davis and Sarah Michelle Gellar do the same things Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson and other men did, so we don’t even question it today. Our conversation about Russo’s new movie went there. Russo reunites with her Tin Cup director Ron Shelton for...read more
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Watch Fun, Exclusive 'Just Getting Started' Clip

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Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones team up for the first time ever in Just Getting Started, directed by Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump). Freeman plays a former mob lawyer who entered the witness protection program after he testified against his former employers, while Jones portrays a former FBI agent. They've both retired to a quiet retirement community, but their strong competitive juices are on full display in our highly-amusing exclusive clip. The two gentlemen...

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'Tin Cup' Director Ron Shelton Plots 'Escape Artist'

'Tin Cup' Director Ron Shelton Plots 'Escape Artist'
Ron Shelton, the filmmaker behind sports comedies such as Tin Cup, White Men Can’t Jump and Bull Durham, is set to write and direct Escape Artist.

Announced on Friday by Gold Star Films and Signature Films and based on script written by Shelton and Al Reinert, Escape Artist will depict the true-life events that led Ed “Hacksaw” Jones to break out of 14 prisons and become the first person to ever be put on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list without ever committing a violent crime.

Gold Star Films co-chairman, Joey Tufaro, Signature Films founder, Marc Goldberg, and production executive...
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Ron Shelton Directing ‘Escape Artist’ Movie on Ed ‘Hacksaw’ Jones

Ron Shelton Directing ‘Escape Artist’ Movie on Ed ‘Hacksaw’ Jones
Gold Star Films and Signature Films have hired Ron Shelton to direct “Escape Artist,” a project about Ed “Hacksaw” Jones, whose claim to fame is that he broke out of 14 prisons.

Jones became the first person to ever be put on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list without ever committing a violent crime. The project was announced Friday at the American Film Market.

Gold Star Films co-chairman, Joey Tufaro, Signature Films founder, Marc Goldberg, and production executive Sarah Gabriel are producing the film. John Watson and Kellie Davis will also be producing alongside Gold Star Films co-chairman, Todd Trosclair, who will serve as an executive producer. The film is slated to be shot in the greater New Orleans area.

The story will center on Jones being falsely sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in a chain gang, then escaping and beginning a life on the run as a master escape artist. Described as handsome,
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Ron Shelton To Direct Prison-Break Film ‘Escape Artist’ About FBI Most Wanted Who Rented Shelton’s House! – Afm

Ron Shelton To Direct Prison-Break Film ‘Escape Artist’ About FBI Most Wanted Who Rented Shelton’s House! – Afm
Ron Shelton is set to direct Escape Artist, a movie from a script that he and Al Reinhert wrote about the true events surrounding Ed “Hacksaw” Jones, who broke out of 14 prisons and later ended up renting a house from Shelton in Los Angeles. Shelton is helming for Gold Star Films and Signature Films. Jones would become the first person to be put on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list without ever committing a violent crime. "I got to know Ed well when he rented a house in the…
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For The Postseason: Joe E. Brown As Alibi Ike

If you’re a baseball fan, particularly if you’re a Dodgers, Astros, Cubs or Yankees fan, the real baseball season started this past Friday with the inauguration of the American and National League Championship Series. I’m a Dodgers fan, which means I’m among that group who, arguably, have gone the longest without the satisfaction/excitement/nail-biting terror of seeing their team in the World Series, the next step for whoever wins in the Nlcs. The Dodgers last appeared in the World Series in 1988, capping a memorable run with a championship by beating the Oakland A’s. That was 29 years ago. The Cubs are the reigning Mlb champions, having won last year’s World Series after a 107-year drought. And the Yankees, a mainstay of the World Series around the turn of this century, last appeared in an October championship series in 2009.

The only team to come close
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“Just Getting Started” Trailer is Looking Good So Far

Okay. We’re hooked. Morgan Freeman. Tommy Lee Jones. Rene Russo. Oh, yes…there’s Ron Shelton, too. Though we haven’t seen much from director Shelton for a while, he is back, and his new action comedy already has a lot going for it. It’s scheduled to open on December 8th. Three Hollywood forces combine for success potential in Shelton’s newest romp, and we’re not only talking about the three main characters. First, there’s Shelton’s previous comedy successes. He made a name for himself with White Men Can’t Jump, Cobb, Tin Cup, and Bull Durham. He knows his stars, as Rene Russo starred

Just Getting Started” Trailer is Looking Good So Far
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Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo and Tommy Lee Jones are Just Getting Started on new poster

A new poster has arrived online for writer-director Ron Shelton’s upcoming action comedy Just Getting Started featuring Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, and Tommy Lee Jones; check it out below…

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From Ron Shelton, writer/director of Tin Cup and Bull Durham, comes the new comedy, Just Getting Started. Morgan Freeman stars as Duke Diver, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. Diver may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of Alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly-arrived Suzie (Rene Russo). When Duke’s past suddenly catches up with him,
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‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Battle For Supremacy at a Retirement Resort

‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Battle For Supremacy at a Retirement Resort
Director Ron Shelton built his career making sports movies like Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup, and Play It To The Bone, but now his most recent feature was 2003’s Hollywood Homicide, a quasi-buddy comedy that featured the main characters butting heads but ultimately working together to achieve a goal. Now, 14 years later, he’s back with […]

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Tommy Lee Jones Butts Heads With Morgan Freeman in Just Getting Started Trailer

In the spirit of Grumpy Old Men, Broad Green Pictures has released a new trailer for the comedy Just Getting Started. From director Ron Shelton (Bull DurhamWhite Men Can't Jump) Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star as an ex-fbi agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program who have to get over their petty old folks' home rivalry in order to save themselves from a mob hit.

Just Getting Started comes to theaters starting on December 8th.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!
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‘Just Getting Started’ Trailer: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones Are Gonna Fight

Broad Green Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Just Getting Started. The film stars Morgan Freeman as the upbeat and charismatic manager of a luxury Palm Springs resort called Villa Capri whose status is threatened by the arrival of a newcomer, played by Tommy Lee Jones. Matters are made even more complicated when it’s revealed that Freeman’s character is actually in witness protection after testifying against the mob. The film hails from Tin Cup and Bull Durham writer/director Ron Shelton, and thus has a bit of a throwback vibe to the kinds of …
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