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In what seems like an attempt to follow the recent career path of Liam Neeson, we have Field of Dreams and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves star Kevin Costner continuing a bit of a comeback after starring in Man of Steel this past summer and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit coming in January. The first trailer for Three Days to Kill from Terminator Salvation director McG has arrived featuring Costner as a dying assassin who takes on one last mission in exchange for the potential of more time to reunite with his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). However, there's an interesting twist to this mission that makes things a little more complicated. It looks just as action-packed as Taken, but with some added comedy. Watch it? Here's the first trailer for Luc Besson's Three Days to Kill, originally from Yahoo: Three Days to Kill is directed by McG (This Means War, »
- Ethan Anderton
Who's Afraid of Richard Pryor's Sneakers? concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Ti West introducing 1992 conspiracy theorist comedy "Sneakers." Two decades after its release, society may have finally caught up with this film, computer hackers and the currently topical Nsa. With a uniquely quirky cast (including Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poitier and Dan Aykroyd) supporting star Robert Redford, this high tech caper film was, unsurprisingly, a box office success. The playfully paranoid script was co-written by its director, Phil Robinson (Field of Dreams). »
- Trailers From Hell
Odd List Simon Brew 22 Nov 2013 - 06:34
Ben Affleck's enjoyed a career resurgence as well as internet ire of late. Here's a look at a few of his underappreciated films...
Ben Affleck doesn't need us. He's got a directorial career of three strong movies from three outings. He has a movie star spouse. He has two Oscars, one for both his downstairs and upstairs toilet, and he gets to tell his kids that he's Batman without having to lie. Furthermore, it's scary to think how good the boxset of his directorial work is going to be in 30 years' time.
But the resurgence of the Affleck, culminating in his Best Picture winning movie Argo, and his casting as Batman in Batman Vs Superman, overlooks the fact that his CV is hardly short of really good films, really good choices, and some really good performances. Whilst most of the press he's »
To take a quote from “Field of Dreams,” Esquire Network has learned that “if you build it, they will come.” The cable network heads into its second big original programming push on Tuesday with five new series with the encouragement that its finding its audience. Esquire Network launched on Sept. 23 and followed that with eight new primetime series and two specials. Since its debut, the audience for its originals in primetime has gone from 20 percent male for Style Network to 60 percent male for Esquire, according to Nielsen data. Also read: Esquire Network Greenlights 2 Specials Based on Magazine Franchises Male audiences. »
- Jethro Nededog
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired Us and Canadian rights to Frontera, starring Ed Harris (Snowpiercer, Pain & Gain, Phantom, Pollock, Apollo 13), Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, The Heartbreak Kid, The Sentinel), Michael Peña (American Hustle, End of Watch, The Lincoln Lawyer), Aden Young (Killer Elite) and Amy Madigan (Gone Baby Gone, Field of Dreams). The film was directed by Michael Berry, from a script he co-wrote with Juan Luis Moulinett III, and produced by Ocean Blue Entertainment and executive producer Eric Austin Williams.
In the vein of Traffic and Babel, Frontera is set in the dangerous area between the United States and Mexico. After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel (Michael Peña), a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff's (Ed Harris) wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel's pregnant wife (Eva Longoria) tries »
It wouldn’t be the first time a veteran helmer with a Hollywoodized filmography cracked the line-up and seeing that he directed mainstream titles such as Field of Dreams, Sneakers and The Sum of All Fears means Phil Alden Robinson’s name is far from what we think might be part of the final Park City equation. His sixth directorial outing, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn was lensed in NYC back in September of ’12, and padded with some shooting in L.A. at the beginning of this year. With Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage and James Earl Jones cast, we think there might be some just a little wiggle room for what would be considered a high value dramedy, regardless is Williams has another high profile indie title that we mention on our list and regardless if the Lionsgate folks just picked this up for a 2014 day & date release. »
- Eric Lavallee
There are many reasons to mourn the end of Eastbound & Down. Danny McBride’s easy, almost casual hilarity, the show’s odd, un-tv-like pace, and the sheer thrill of seeing Will Ferrell on television will all be missed.
But there’s also another thing that the HBO series will take with it when its finale airs tonight, and that’s baseball — or, more specifically, baseball’s place in pop culture.
For years — even decades — people have talked about baseball losing its mantle as America’s favorite pastime, but the topic has flared up again in the past few months. National ratings are down, »
- Ray Rahman
The actress who plays Eddie Janko, the new partner of NYPD officer Jamie Reagan (Will Estes), on the Friday CBS police drama didn't realize how helpful her mom's devotion to the show would be until she landed the role.
"When I got the job, she sat me down and gave me the lowdown," Ray muses to Zap2it. "She told me who all the characters were and that Jamie had a girlfriend in the beginning, but that didn't work out. 'And he had a partner, but oh, the partner died. And Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and his wife (Amy Carlson) just love each other, and it's so beautiful ... .' She was just going on and on and on."
Fiction will merge with real life soon, since Ray plans to bring her parents to »
Lionsgate has nabbed North American rights to “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” from Landscape Entertainment, the studio said Tuesday. Directed by Phil Alden Robinson (“Field of Dreams”), the film stars Robin Williams as a man who is told by his doctor (Mila Kunis) that he only has 90 minutes left to live. After receiving that death sentence, Williams tries to make amends for his life by racing through a rapidly gentrifying section of greater Manhattan that also happens to offer lucrative film tax incentives. Also read: Robin Williams Loses Reddit Virginity: 10 Things We Learned About the ‘Crazy Ones’ Star Melissa Leo, »
- Brent Lang
Last week’s episode of Sleepy Hollow began with Abbie Mills extolling the virtues of baseball for Ichabod Crane. Of course, Sleepy Hollow being Sleepy Hollow, where subtext is as conspicuous as a catcher flashing signs, Abbie wasn’t only talking about the American Pastime. She was talking about America, too. Or America as it should be. “For me, baseball is about three things,” she told the 18th-century Rip Van Winkle, recently awakened from a 232-year-long dirt nap. “First, tradition. Rules never change. You can always count on the grass to be green, the lines to be white. No matter how crazy the world gets, »
- Jeff Jensen
Most of the great mysteries of life will never be explained: Where do we come from, why are we here, how does Carrot Top make a living?
But as a special favor to you, readers, we've managed to clear up one of the big ones -- what really happens when we buy the farm?
Mary Ann filled us in on which movies get it right and which get it dead wrong.
(We also learned there's a ghost hanging out in the NextMovie office, but that's another story.)
Verdict: No Way in Hell 'What Dreams May Come' (1998)
"Entertaining, wishful thinking, but the bottom line is: just because some people commit suicide doesn’t mean they're actually going to Hell. They may not »
- Brooke Tarnoff
Booth and Brennan got married on "Bones." It's about time.
Some things are inevitable. Death. Taxes. Hodgins having a conspiracy theory. But the big, long-anticipated "Bones" wedding always felt like an iffy prospect. Eight seasons of delays and missed connections made Brennan and Booth's marriage like something out of a dream.
Now it's a reality in "The Woman in White." And it almost seems like this outcome was inevitable. Neither murder nor gambling nor fiery wrath of God could stop the ceremony.
Click here to see all of the photos from the "Bones" wedding gallery.
Find out how it all went down in this recap.
Turn off your cell phones
From the very beginning of "The Woman in White," the upcoming wedding between Brennan and Booth looks to be in danger. Two key figures -- Max and Parker -- aren't in town for the wedding rehearsal. Brennan keeps annoying the »
A few years ago, Randy Moore embarked on a family holiday to Disney World in Orlando. Moore had visited the theme park as a child and had warm memories of the place. Moore’s nurse wife, however, had never been to a Disney theme park before and found the experience an unsettling one. “She couldn’t take it,” recalls Moore. “We were at some princess fair and it was a really muggy day and all the kids were screaming and demanding their parents buy them ridiculously expensive plastic wands. It was bonkers. At one point, my wife looked at me and she said, »
- Clark Collis
‘Finding Hillywood’: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present documentary about Rwanda’s budding film industry The 2013 documentary Finding Hillywood, which offers a glimpse into the budding film industry in Rwanda, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Bpeace, the Business Council for Peace, at a special screening on Monday, October 21, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. The Finding Hillywood screening will be followed by an onstage discussion with Leah Warshawski, who directed and produced the documentary with Christopher Towey, and production designer Wynn Thomas (Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind, Spike Lee’s Inside Man), who was a member of the Academy’s International Outreach delegation to Rwanda and Kenya in 2011. According to the Academy’s website, Wynn Thomas and several other Academy delegates, among them actress Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek), writer-director Phil Robinson (Field of Dreams »
- Andre Soares
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is gearing up to celebrate the Academy Awards® in a very special way next year. As part of TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar® showcase in February 2014, the network will present the world premiere of Oscar, a brand-new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards. Produced by Telling Pictures, Inc., in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy) and Hollywood Newsreel, this fascinating special will take movie lovers on a journey through Hollywood history as it tells its story of the little statuette that became the industry’s most coveted prize.
Oscar is set to have its world television premiere on TCM Saturday, Feb. 1, the opening night of the 2014 edition of 31 Days of Oscar. With the new documentary as its centerpiece, 31 Days of Oscar will be themed around the history of the Academy Awards.
Featuring more than 300 Oscar-winning and nominated films, »
- Michelle McCue
Baseball season is still going on, so we've got America's favorite pastime on the brain. The game has inspired many a great movie - and some terrible ones - and we're testing your knowledge of films set in, around, or about the baseball diamond. Match the picture with the title! Question 1 of 5 ? Name that movie: Bull Durham Field of Dreams For the Love of the Game The Natural »
- Maggie Pehanick
Sure, some people seeing Ron Howard's Rush in theaters right now remember the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda on the Formula One circuit in the 1970s. But I'm betting plenty more of them had never heard of the drivers, or their rivalry, or Formula One, for that matter. Luckily, because Rush is a very good movie, that lack of knowledge doesn't matter in the least. There are great sports movies that capitalize on a national love of the sport or a very famous story to earn their chills-- think of 2004's Miracle, or Rudy, or the endless nostalgia of Field of Dreams. But there are some that have an extra power to sweep up the people who have never heard of the sport in question, or who might not even think they care about sports at all until they wind up jumping out of their seats and »
With The Wicker Man getting a 40th anniversary dust-off and re-release, it got me thinking again about how rare it is that a film (or indeed a film-maker) has the stones to really plumb the depths of despair in its finale. It of course goes without saying that plenty of films have dark and desperate moments, but since the general trend is towards the cathartic nature of upbeat endings and our perceived need to go out of the theatre on a high point, lots of the interim darkness is alleviated before the credits finally roll.
Take a film like Schindler’s List. It is hard to make a case for anything in recorded history being as dark and desperate as the Holocaust, yet the tale of rescue and redemption that sits at the core of the film becomes the prevailing emphasis at the end, as the surviving relatives of the »
- Dave Roper
Having already beaten down the NY Jets (and with the crappy Bucs next on the schedule) a carefree Tom Brady spent his Sunday afternoon playing with his kid ... Instead Of Watching Football. Can't really hate on the guy for that ... it's actually pretty sweet. Now, here's that scene from "Field of Dreams" ... Hug your father, people. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
From Jesus Quintana to Apollo Creed, via a Sheffield United hero and a chubby wide-eyed tricycle-loving kid called Champion
Football has never really lent itself to the silver screen. Somehow things just don't work – the movement is too forced, the celebrations too cartoonish, the plots too hackneyed, the acting too stilted, the need to get a few real-life players in there (for some reason) too hard to resist. When Saturday Comes is no different. The football scenes don't work, the plot would've been turned down by Boy's Own for being too far-fetched, and Mel Sterland and Tony Currie pop up and make Ally McCoist look like Robert De Niro. The climax should be pretty clear before the opening titles have ended.
If you're expecting an "And yet …" at this point, think again. You can't dress this up as a moment of cinematic brilliance any more »
- Barry Glendenning, John Ashdown
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