"...of all the trails in this life, there are some that matter most. It is the trail of a true human being."
In celebration of the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, tonight's feature is Dances with Wolves, the epic 1990 Western directed, produced and starring Kevin Costner that won seven Oscars at the 63rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The screenplay was adapted from the 1988 novel Dances with Wolves by the author, Michael Blake.
The movie opens during the Civil War, with wounded First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar (Costner) making a suicide run at the Confederate front lines that ends up turning the tide of the battle in favor of the Union army. Cited for bravery and awarded a horse and his choice of posts, Dunbar requests to be transferred to Fort Sedgwick on the western frontier. Dunbar has several run-ins with the native Sioux, but he eventually forms bonds of friendship and love within the tribe, bonds that are put to the test when the U.S. army arrives and threatens "his people."
Tune in tonight at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT for Western adventure of the highest caliber!dances with wolves
Movies nightly on Reelz, check listings watch the trailer >> Posted 02.23.13 by BrentJS
"You have no idea what men of power can do!"
When No Way Out arrived in theaters in the summer of 1987, audiences were just starting to take notice of Kevin Costner because of his appearance one month earlier in The Untouchables and Australia-born Kiwi director Roger Donaldson was a complete unknown. Only a few years later, Costner would be one of the hottest leading men in Hollywood and the Academy Award-winning writer and director of Dances With Wolves, while Donaldson would achieve incredible success with such varied movies as Cocktail and Species, but No Way Out is what brought both men to the fore.
A crime thriller set during the Cold War, No Way Out stars Costner as Tom Farrell, a heroic Naval officer hired to work at the Pentagon for Secretary of Defense David Brice (Gene Hackman) and serve as his liaison to the CIA. When Brice finds out that his mistress (Sean Young) has been cheating on him with another man, he kills her and tasks Farrell with the job of hunting down her lover. The only problem? Farrell was her lover. Love, lust, murder, corruption, No Way Out contains all of the ingredients of a classic crime thriller, with enough twists and turns to leave you guessing right up until the very end.no way out
Movies nightly on Reelz, check listings watch the trailer >> Posted 09.30.12 by BrentJS
In the realm of comic books, most regard Superman is the ultimate superhero. So it makes sense Man of Steel would get not just one but two teaser trailers.
Debuting before The Dark Knight Rises were a pair of teaser trailers for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, starring Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton. While both 1-minute-38-second trailers have the same footage, they both have different voice-overs, one from Superman's Earthly father, Jonathan Kent, played by Kevin Costner, and one from his Kryptonian father, Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe (fun fact: both Oscar-winning actors have played Robin Hood). Both voice-overs speak of Clark Kent/Superman's destiny as a hero.
Here's Crowe's dialogue:
You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They'll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
And Costner's dialogue:
You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man who want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world. watch the new teasers >> Posted 07.21.12 by Chris
UPDATE: According to a Netflix representative that contacted Reelz, Netflix has not had The Bodyguard streaming since the license expired last year, long before the death of Whitney Houston. The movie's unavailability has "nothing to do with Ms. Houston's unfortunate and untimely death."
When Whitney Houston died unexpectedly Feb. 11, U.K. fans noticed that prices for the singer's albums on iTunes increased by 60 percent, causing many to accuse Sony of price gauging and trying to profit off the singer's death. Now, there's another company in danger of being accused of doing the same.
Warner Bros. has reportedly pulled Houston's The Bodyguard from Netflix's streaming catalog so it could boost DVD sales of the movie in the wake of Houston's death.
According to Dan McDermott, host of Google Plus Week, streaming rights to the movie were pulled after Houston's death to "make a very large amount of money" from DVD sales.
On his Google+ page, McDermott said he went to watch The Bodyguard after watching Kevin Costner speak at Houston's funeral but found that it wasn't available streaming, something odd for a movie that is 20 years old. Comments on the movie's Netflix page mentioned that it had been available for streaming to Netflix customers up until her death on Feb. 11. McDermott called a Netflix representative and confirmed what he had suspected. What did Netflix have to say? >> Posted 02.20.12 by Chris
It appears as if writer-director Quentin Tarantino is going back to the well once again to flesh out the cast of his latest movie, Django Unchained, a "Southern" about a freed slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) who attempts to rescue his wife (as-yet-uncast) from the plantation of Calvin Candie (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a sadistic slave owner who enjoys watching his slaves fight to the death.
The cast already includes Tarantino alumni Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) as a German bounty hunter who helps Django track down his wife and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown) as a proud house slave named Stephen. Now, THR reports Kurt Russell (Death Proof) is in talks to play Ace Woody, the evil slave trainer that Kevin Costner was going to play before he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, while Laura Cayouette (Kill Bill, Vol. 2) has joined the cast as the widowed sister of Calvin Candie and co-owner of the plantation. more about Django Unchained >> Posted 10.02.11 by BrentJS
In July, it seemed like Kevin Costner was unstoppable, having lined up high-profile roles in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel and director Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained.
Described as a "Southern" — blending together elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies — Django Unchained follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to reclaim his wife from a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Coster was reportedly playing a "vile and sadistic trainer of slaves," a departure from his usual roles.
But according to a Tweet from Variety writer Justin Kroll, Costner is no longer involved. more on these casting news stories >> Posted 09.16.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros. released the first official still image of Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot, Man of Steel, last week and it was a dramatic, stunning shot of Cavill in a newly-designed Superman costume looking very grim and determined [whether Superman is defending a vault of some kind in the image or recovering after being hit into the vault by the Kryptonian supervillain General Zod (Michael Shannon ) is still open to debate]. Now, the first photos of Cavill on the Man of Steel set have surfaced and they reveal Cavill in costume as Superman's alter-ego, Clark Kent — with Superman's characteristic spit curl that so many fanboys complained was absent in the publicity still — for the very first time. more about Man of Steel >> Posted 08.10.11 by BrentJS
Kevin Costner is back.
After appearing in only a handful of movies over the past several years, the actor has recently lined up several high-profile roles, including Jonathan Kent in the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel. Now comes news that he's been cast in director Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who trains with a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in order to reclaim his wife from a plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
THR reports that Costner's role won't be that of a hero. Instead, Costner will play a "vile and sadistic trainer of slaves." In the movie, slaves are pitted against one another in death matches for DiCaprio's amusement. watson takes on a classic fairy tale >> Posted 07.18.11 by Ryan
Don't worry. That werewolf kid from Twilight didn't make a sequel to the beloved 1989 Kevin Costner classic that has been known to make even the toughest guys shed a tear.
No, the guys at Funny or Die have made a parody starring Lautner about the current NFL lockout.
The spoof also stars Baltimore Ravens player Ray Lewis, Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman, Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzales, and even includes cameos from Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, National Corn League announcer Rich Eisen, and even Mr. Costner himself.
As easy as it is to give Lautner a hard time, the kid has proven he's able to crack a joke. With a possible NBA lockout, maybe a Hoosiers parody with Daniel Radcliffe?
Check out the video. Let's just hope some studio executive doesn't get some bright idea. watch the spoof >> Posted 07.10.11 by Chris
Director Zack Snyder is trying to promote his upcoming Sucker Punch movie, but can't escape questions about his next project, Superman: The Man of Steel. Snyder recently revealed that his Superman will take that approach that "there’s been no other [Superman] movies" before it, an idea which may have been born from Snyder's perspective that the Superman franchise needs to be fixed. When talking with HollywoodOutbreak, Snyder revealed that, as a movie franchise, Superman is "broken."
like, really real >> Posted 03.22.11 by Ryan
I think Superman is broken and needs to be fixed, from a movie standpoint. He is the frickin' biggest superhero on the planet, he is the why of all superheroes, the father of every superhero.
Like, we were just talking about this: I'm like, really, Thor? Thor has a movie? Like, really? And there's no Superman movie? It's like the world is out of balance. It's like we lost our minds here people, come on.