Posts Tagged ‘kevin costner’

McFarland, USA

The serious racial and class undertones make this far better than your average Disney sports movie.
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McFarland, USA

It may be as formulaic a sports flick as you're apt to see — borrowing liberally from "Hoosiers" — but Kevin Costner scores in this feel-good drama.

From left, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Marsden, Wentworth MIller, Karl Urban and Eric Stonestreet star in "The Loft," a 2015 release from Open Road Films and director Erik Van Looy.

Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — "The Loft," "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."
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Silverado (1985)

I've always adored this revisionist Western, even as I can't decide whether it intentionally wades into parody or not.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Kenneth Branagh and company take a swing at Tom Clancy's famous CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, with rather lackluster results.
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Draft Day

After a poor first half, "Draft Day" really gets going in the last two quarters. Blame it on rookie (screenwriter) mistakes.

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3 Days to Kill

Looser and jazzier than you'd think, "3 Days to Kill" is essentially the comedy version of "Taken."
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Man of Steel

"Man of Steel" aims for the heavens but crashes to earth by trying to squeeze two movies worth of plot into a single film.

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Man of Steel

Superman may be capable of many amazing feats, but one thing he can't do is turn two films worth of material into a single good one.
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At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week Three

This week, there are more positive reviews than negative thanks to a crazy kung fu fighter, an intimate British drama and a weird Repo Man.

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The Company Men

An occasionally heavy-handed but effective drama about how corporate culture in America has gone seriously askew.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: The Upside of Anger

"The Upside of Anger" — in which Joan Allen flexes graceful neck, & acting, muscles — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


Heroes of the Zeroes: Thirteen Days

"Thirteen Days" — wringing situational suspense from known historical perspectives — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

Movies You Aught Not Watch: Rumor Has It …

"Rumor Has It ..." — a series of rocky places in which comedy's seed finds no purchase — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 52 worst films of 2000-2009.