In her spectacular film debut Houston plays Rachel Marron a music and movie superstar at her peak. Fans want to see her touch her. But one wants to kill her - and that's where security expert Frank Farmer (Costner) comes in. Farmer is a professional who never lets his guard down. Rachel's glamorous life often puts her at risk. Each expects to be in charge. What they don't expect is to fall in love...
Kevin Costner's lousy English accent is a small obstacle in this often exciting version of the Robin Hood fable. That aside, it's refreshing to have a preface to the old story in which we meet the robber hero of Sherwood Forest as a soldier in King Richard's Crusades, coming home to find his people under siege from the cruelties of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). After Robin and his community of outcasts and fighters take to the trees, director Kevin Reynolds (Fandango, 187) is on more familiar narrative ground, and he goes for the gusto with lots of original action (Robin shoots two arrows simultaneously from his bow in two directions). Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as Marion, makes a convincing damsel in distress and Morgan Freeman brings dignity to his role as Robin's Moor friend. Alan Rickman, however, gets the most attention for his scene-chewing role as the rotten sheriff, an almost campy performance that is highly entertaining but perhaps a little out of sorts with the rest of the film. --Tom Keogh
Dances with Wolves is the film that sent director-producer-actor Kevin Costner on his hubristic way; yet it is such a resonant and powerful film that we can almost forgive him for inflicting upon us his later "epic" The Postman. Here Costner plays a Union solder stationed at the far edges of the West, and left there to rot at his post. He finally sees the wisdom of the Lakota Sioux and finds peace within their community. But his decision to "go native" is greatly frowned upon by his military commanders, and the subsequent culture clash forms the backbone of the narrative. The story is told simply, and wastes not one word of dialogue, while the South Dakota locations provide a magnificent backdrop. Costner is sympathetic and accessible as an American Everyman who awakens to himself and the world around him... --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com
Jack Ryan as a young covert CIA analyst uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill (Immortals TV's The Tudors) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman under the direction of Zack Snyder (300 Watchmen). A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. The film also stars four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (The Master) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent are Oscar nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award& winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians the villainous General Zod played by Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Faora Zod's evil partner played by Antje Traue (upcoming The Seventh Son). Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van Superman's mother played by Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons) and Superman's father Jor-El portrayed by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (42) as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy Harry Lennix (State of Play) as General Swanwick Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) as Steve Lombard and Richard Schiff (TV's The West Wing) as Dr. Emil Hamilton. Man of Steel is being produced by Charles Roven Christopher Nolan Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers. Special Features: Pacific Rim International English Trailer Pacific Rim International Spanish Trailer Ultraviolet Trailer Blu-ray Brand Trailer Blu-ray Brand Trailer Castilian Spanish Krypton Decoded-Dylan Sprayberry New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill (Immortals TV's The Tudors) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman under the direction of Zack Snyder (300 Watchmen). A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. The film also stars four-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams (The Master) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents Martha and Jonathan Kent are Oscar nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award& winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians the villainous General Zod played by Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and Faora Zod's evil partner played by Antje Traue (upcoming The Seventh Son). Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van Superman's mother played by Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons) and Superman's father Jor-El portrayed by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (42) as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy Harry Lennix (State of Play) as General Swanwick Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) as Steve Lombard and Richard Schiff (TV's The West Wing) as Dr. Emil Hamilton. Man of Steel is being produced by Charles Roven Christopher Nolan Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers. Special Features: Pacific Rim International English Trailer Pacific Rim International Spanish Trailer Pacific Rim International Italian Trailer Strong Characters Legendary Roles All Out Action Krypton Decoded-Dylan Sprayberry New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
Kevin Costner's former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.
The Most Expensive Film Ever Made At The Time Of It'S Release, Waterword Has Thrilled Audiences Through The Years With Its Awe-Inspiring Action Scenes, Gargatuan Maritime Sets And Ground-Breaking Special Effects. A Definitive Post-Apocalyptic Blockbuster, Waterworld Stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) As The Mariner - A Mutant Trader, Adrift In A Dystopian Future Where Earth Is Sublerged Under Water And Humankind Struggles To Survive On Boats And Ramshackle Floating Cities. The Mariner Becomes Embroiled With The Smoker, A Gang Of Pirates Who, Let By Villainous Leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), Are Seeking Enola (Tina Moreno Napoleon Dynamite), A Girl With A Map To The Mythical Realm Of Dryland Tattooed On Her Back. Famous For Both Its Epic Scale And The Controversy That Swirled Around Its Production, Waterworld Is A Key Cult Film Of The 1990S, And An Essential Entry Into The Subgenre Of Ecologically-Minded Blockbusters. Presented Here In An Exclusive New Restoration, In Three Different Cuts, And With A Wealth Of Extra Material, This High-Water Mark Of High-Concept Hollywood Can Now Be Enjoyed As Never Before. Two Disc Special Edition Contents Two Cuts Of The Film Newly Restored From The Original Film Elements By Arrow Films Original 5.1 Dts-Hd Master Audio And 2.0 Stereo Audio Options Optional English Subtitles For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Paul Shipper Disc One - The Theatrical Cut High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) Presentation Of The Original Theatrical Cut Maelstrom: The Odyssey Of Waterworld, An All-New, Feature Length Making-Of Documentary Including Extensive Cast And Crew Interviews And Behind The Scenes Footage Dances With Waves, An Original Archival Featurette Capturing The Film'S Production Global Warnings, Film Critic Glenn Kenny Explores The Subgenre Of Ecologically Themed End-Of-The-World Films Production And Promotional Stills Gallery Visual Effects Stills Gallery Original Trailer And Tv Spots Disc Two - The Ulysses Cut High Definition Blu-Ray (1080P) Presentation Of The Extended European Ulysses Cut, Which Includes Previously Censored Shots And Dialogue
A gang of ex-cons - including Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell and Christian Slater - rob a casino during Elvis convention week.
This curiously overlooked drama from Clint Eastwood, released just after his Oscar triumph with Unforgiven, concerns a prisoner (Kevin Costner) on the run with a kidnapped young boy as protection and the Texas Ranger (Eastwood) and federal agent (Laura Dern) on his tail. Eastwood manages a number of nice touches--the boy's innocence is nicely contrasted with Costner's soft-spoken desperado by the Casper Halloween costume he wears and the law-enforcement officials look vaguely foolish, travelling around the countryside with a high-tech camper in tow. Eastwood gives a grizzled performance that, despite its seen-it-all surface, still feels fresh after all these years, and he coaxes surprisingly sensitive work out of Costner. But it's the sheer, modest scale of this piece that makes it so disarming--no planet lies in jeopardy, there are no cosmic make-or-break consequences here, just committed people doing their job and a well-meaning bad guy hoping things don't get too out of hand while he prevents them from doing so. --David Kronke
MOLLY'S GAME is the true story of Molly Bloom a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
Determined to protect his ranch and his family's legacy by any means necessary, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) turns up the heat in the most epic season of Yellowstone yet. As the violence escalates and alliances shift, the ranch experiences some its most dangerous affairs yet. Don't miss out on a second of this wild season-with an incredible vault of bonus features such as extended episodes, on-set footage, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes journey, AND an array of candid interviews from cast and crew, this season's DVD release gives you some of the most exclusive Yellowstone content out there. Special Features: Behind the Story Inside Yellowstone: Season 2 Costner on Yellowstone: Season 2 Working the Yellowstone: Fight Choreography Only Devils Left - Making Yellowstone: Season 2 Yellowstone Tintype Photography Behind the Scenes Stories from the Bunkhouse Deleted Scenes
The Durham Bulls are in a slump and have spent a hefty sum of money acquiring an untested young pitcher in the hopes of reversing their standings. Crash Davis a 12-year veteran ballplayer who has spent most of his time bumming around as a minor league catcher is assigned to mature the rookie pitching phenom named ""Nuke."" But a beautiful and enigmatic team groupie comes between the tutor and his student enlightening both with her game of life love and verse.
Bonded by their oath to the same flag, two confederate soldiers, Devil Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton), return home seeking peace after tireless months of battle. Their expectations are quickly shattered when a murder based on misunderstandings and an illicit love affair trigger warfare between former comrades and their clans. This historic feud teeters on the brink of an all out civil war as friends and neighbours join opposing sides in a rivalry that would ultimately shape American History.
Not a John F Kennedy biopic, but a film of New Orleans' attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the President's assassination, JFK is that rarest of things, a modern Hollywood drama which credits the audience with serious intelligence and ultimately proves itself a great film. Oliver Stone's film has the archetypal story, visual scale and substance to match; not just a gripping real-life conspiracy thriller, but a fable for the fall of the American dream (a theme further explored by the director in Nixon and Any Given Sunday). JFK doesn't reveal exactly what happened in Dallas on 22 November 1963--those who knew generally took their secrets to the grave--but marshals a vast wealth of facts and plausible theories, trusting the audience to draw its own conclusions. Following less than a year after Dances With Wolves (1990), these two epics mark the high point of Kevin Costner's career and the vast supporting cast here, including Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland, is superb. Quite simply the best American political film ever made. --Gary S Dalkin
Kevin Costner and Madeline Stowe ignite the screen in this deeply erotic and suspenseful thriller. Costner stars as Michael J. Cochran a former fighter pilot who finds himself irresistibly drawn to the beautiful wife of an old friend. Anthony Quinn in a powerful performance co-stars as the husband who reacts with uncontrollable rage to the double betrayal. His brutal attack on the adulterous lovers sets into motion a terrifying cycle of retribution that cannot be stopped...
As noted critic Pauline Kael wrote, the 1987 box-office hit The Untouchables is "like an attempt to visualise the public's collective dream of Chicago gangsters." In other words, this lavish reworking of the vintage TV series is a rousing potboiler from a bygone era, so beautifully designed and photographed--and so craftily directed by Brian De Palma--that the historical reality of Prohibition-era Chicago could only pale in comparison. From a script by David Mamet, the movie pits four underdog heroes (the maverick lawmen known as the Untouchables) against a singular villain in Al Capone, played by Robert De Niro as a dapper caesar holding court (and a baseball bat) against any and all challengers. Kevin Costner is the naive federal agent Eliot Ness, whose lack of experience is tempered by the streetwise alliance of a seasoned Chicago cop (Sean Connery, in an Oscar-winning performance), a rookie marksman (Andy Garcia), and an accountant (Charles Martin Smith) who holds the key to Capone's potential downfall. The movie approaches greatness on the strength of its set pieces, such as the siege near the Canadian border, the venal ambush at Connery's apartment, and the train-station shootout partially modeled after the "Odessa steps" sequences of the Russian classic Battleship Potemkin. It's thrilling stuff, fueled by Ennio Morricone's dynamic score, but it's also manipulative and obvious. If you're inclined to be critical, the movie gives you reason to complain. If you'd rather sit back and enjoy a first-rate production with an all-star cast, The Untouchables may very well strike you as a classic. --Jeff Shannon
If, as they say, you're in a certain mood, Message in a Bottle can be just the ticket. Based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel, this handsome but overly calculated romantic tale stars Robin Wright Penn as Theresa, a Chicago Tribune researcher who finds a note encased in a green bottle that has floated onto a Cape Cod shore. The message within is a heartfelt, yearning declaration of love to a woman named Catherine but the author is unknown until Theresa (rather improbably) tracks him down in North Carolina. He's Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), a taciturn builder of sailboats and a grieving widower whose late wife, poetically speaking, was the intended recipient of the seafaring note Theresa found. Theresa, a divorcée with a son, decides to meet Garret, only to find him as bottled-up as his message. Nevertheless, a romance blooms on the strength of quality time in a sailboat and lots of cuddling, though the script tosses in bits of conflict to keep their relationship spicy. Directed by Luis Mandoki (When a Man Loves a Woman), this love story is entirely by the numbers, with Costner inhabiting (rather than performing) a stock fantasy of a man perfect in every way save his broken heart. Penn brings more vibrancy to her equally predictable part but fortunately for all, Paul Newman, John Savage, Robbie Coltrane and Illeana Douglas are on hand in nicely textured character parts. Sometimes predictability is exactly what one wants when settling in for an evening of home video, and this movie fits the bill nicely. The appealing cinematography is by ace cameraman Caleb Deschanel. --Tom Keogh
Kevin Costner's 1990 epic won a bundle of Oscars for a moving, engrossing story of a white soldier (Costner) who singlehandedly mans a post in the 1870 Dakotas, and becomes a part of the Lakota Sioux community who live nearby. The film may not be a masterpiece, but it is far more than the sum of good intentions. The characters are strong, the development of relationships is both ambitious and careful, the love story between Costner and Mary McDonnell's character is captivating. Only the third-act portrait of white intruders as morons feels overbearing, but even that leads to a terribly moving conclusion. Costner's direction is assured, the balance of action and intimacy is perfect--what more could anyone want outside of an unqualified masterpiece? --Tom Keogh
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