Lots of people know the story of Bonnie and Clyde. Considerably fewer know the story of the Texas Rangers who brought them down. Netflix’s The Highwaymen – an official selection of SXSW 20149 – opens in select theaters on March 15th before premiering on Netflix on March 29th.
Tag: Kevin Costner
McFarland, USA – Running into the Heart of America!
Yes, it’s a sports movie. And yes, there’s a ‘Big Race.’ But MacFarland USA is not just another sports movie. It’s a story of families – the ones we’re born into; the ones we build around us in our communities, and the ones that expand beyond even that.
2015 Critics’ Choice Awards – More Perceptive Than The Oscars®?
Some Oscar® wrongs were at least partially (and in two cases, totally) righted at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Selma, for example, at least got more nominations; The LEGO Movie won Best Animated Feature, and Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won for Score (while being not being considered at all for that award […]
First Poster: McFarland – Champions Can Come From Anywhere!
Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a […]
Uplifting Trailer: McFarland!
Based on the true story of a team of long distance runners from a predominantly Latino high school and their decidedly not Latino coach, McFarland is the story of a unique kind of American dream. McFarland stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro […]
Interview: Ladies and Germs, Kevin Costner Everybody! And he drops the F Bomb!
At CinemaCon I had a chance to take part in a q and a session with one of my movie heroes – Kevin Costner. During the Q/A we had a chance to discuss his love of Sports Films, his comeback, and more! It’s me, you better believe I got some questions in during this session. […]
Draft Day Movie Review – Enjoyable, but Forgettable. Michelle’s Review
A lot of folks have been talking about the reinvention of Mathew McConaughey AKA the McConaissance, but what about the recent return of the never aging Kevin Costner? After disappearing for a few years, he’s on the come back trail. In his latest, Draft Day, he returns to a genre he’s synonymous with– the Sports […]
Draft Day is a Definite First Round Pick!
Kevin Costner has turned in some really good performances lately – in films ranging from forgettable to enjoyable to delightful. His best – and the best of his films in a while – is the beleaguered but savvy general manager of the Cleveland Browns in Draft Day. Like Moneyball, it’s a sports film that’s less […]
3 Days to Kill: McG Takes Besson’s Tendency to the Absurd and Makes It Sing!
3 Days to Kill may be directed by McG, but at its heart, it’s the combination of heart and absurdity that has become the hallmark of Luc Besson, co-author of the script and one of the film’s producers. Sometimes that mix works (The Professional, La Femme Nikita, Fifth Element) and sometimes, not so much (The […]
The Perfect Super Bowl Spot: Draft Day!
Summit Entertainment had a bit of a no-brainer when they bought ad time for the Super Bowl – a little film called Draft Day. It’s the story of the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns who makes a crucial move on draft day to save his team. Draft Day stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner […]
BLU-RAY REVIEW: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
When I heard that Warner Home Video was putting Robin Hood Prince of Thieves on the big Blu-ray I was excited. I’m a sucker for the Swashbuckling genre and love every version of Robin Hood there is, including this much maligned version. Everyone seems to focus on Costner’s accent when they complain about the movie, […]