Director Ron Shelton (White Men Can’t Jump) hasn’t released a feature film since 2003’s HollywoodHomicide, and it’s great to see him back with the comedy Just Getting Started. The feature centers on Duke Diver (Morgan Freeman), the manager of a luxury Palm Springs resort. Though he initially butts heads with military vet Leo (Tommy Lee Jones), a new resident at the resort, the pair team up to uncover the person who’s trying to put Duke six feet under. Rene Russo, who previously worked with Shelton in Tin Cup, co-stars.
“One of the big pluses for Ron is that (when) he writes it, he doesn’t marry himself to it,” said Freeman. “If you have a better idea for a line, fine that’s what he wants . . . so that’s really good because when you get into a flow as actors there comes a time when it’s sort of free flowing and you’re not married absolutely to the text because you can see other possibilities in it and he sees them too.”
Freeman previously worked with Russo in Outbreak, and now he finally gets to collaborate with Jones. Click on the media bar below to hear Freeman talk about being a fan of Tommy Lee Jones as an actor and director.
Kevin Costner proved in 3 Days To Kill that he can still pull of an action film, and the trailer to his upcoming thriller Criminal offers up a thrilling twist to the genre.
The story centers on a violent convict (Costner) who is implanted with the memories of a dead CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds). Movies like 3000 Miles to Graceland and Mr.Brooks prove that Costner is also adept at playing bad guys with a razor sharp edge, and it should be entertaining to watch him juggle two personalities this time around.
Criminal is directed by Ariel Vroman, who helmed the overlooked 2012 feature The Iceman, and the feature also boasts an A-list supporting cast (Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones,Alice Eve, Gal
Are you excited for another Kevin Costner action flick or are you skipping this flick altogether? Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!!
Currently in theaters and doing surprisingly well at the box office, LINCOLN appears to be living up to its advance hype and racing towards the front of the awards season line. Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG from a script by award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER, the impressive cast includes DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, SALLY FIELD, JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT, JOHN HAWKES, WALTER GOGGINS, JACKIE EARL HALEY, JAMES SPADER and TOMMY LEE JONES. During the Beverly Hills press conference to promote the film, DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (whose titular performance almost guarantees an Oscar nomination) confessed that he made a few discoveries about the 16th POTUS while researching the role, not the least of which was a “delicious” sense of humor . (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Completely surprising skeptics unable to believe that a long, talky historical epic centered on the passage of the 13th Amendment could sustain substantial box office traction, STEVEN SPIELBERG’s beautifully realized LINCOLN has taken in over $62 m in just over three weeks of limited release and continues a better per-screen-average than such “blockbusters” as THE TWILIGHT SAGA and SKYFALL.
A true labor of love for SPIELBERG and star DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, LINCOLN was almost a decade in the making and served as a learning experience for everyone involved. During the recent Beverly Hills press conference to promote the film, SPIELBERG talked about his commitment to the idea that DAY-LEWIS play the titular lead role while the actor wanted it known that there was no ill will between he and pal LIAM NEESON, who was at one time in contention to play the part.
Currently in theaters (and in the Top Five on the weekend box office chart), LINCOLN is director STEVEN SPIELBERG’s slavishly devoted-to-detail account of the last four months in the life of the U.S. President most famously known for the passage of the 13th Amendment and the abolishment of slavery. Written by award winning playwright TONY KUSHNER, the stellar cast includes DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, SALLY FIELD, JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT, JOHN HAWKES, WALTER GOGGINS, JACKIE EARL HALEY, JAMES SPADER and TOMMY LEE JONES. During the Beverly Hills press conference to promote the film, KUSHNER (along with star SALLY FIELD) responded to questions about the recent allegations that LINCOLN may have been homo or bi sexual. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)