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Box Office: 'Captain America 2' Flies Over 'Rio 2' To Take Top Spot Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2014 12:01 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Is was the battle of the sequels this weekend. With "Rio 2" arriving as the toughest competition to the behemoth that is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the question was whether or not the Marvel hero could off the family friendly newcomer. And it was a close battle, but Steve Rogers emerged victorious.

Review: 'Draft Day' With Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner And Denis Leary

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 11, 2014 12:35 PM
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Draft Day
There have been countless movies made about football, but there has never been a movie made about the NFL Draft–that magical day when sports franchises from around the country vie for the hottest college players in an intense, all-day affair that combines the showmanship of a Vegas show (complete with costumed players walking onto a brightly lit stage) and the number-crunching intensity of a last minute tax audit. Thankfully, the new Ivan Reitman movie “Draft Day,” starring Kevin Costner as a high strung general manager of the Cleveland Browns, repositions this mixture of pageantry politicking as a thrilling analytic free-for-all; it’s “Moneyball” as directed like an episode of “24.”

20 Best & Worst Films Made From Black List Scripts

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 10, 2014 3:12 PM
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Tomorrow sees the release of Ivan Reitman's "Draft Day," a sports drama starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. There aren't many reasons that it's particularly notable, other than being a late-period Ivan Reitman movie that doesn't have terrible reviews (merely middling ones). However, it's claim to fame is that it's one of only a handful of produced movies to have topped the famous Black List when it was in screenplay form.

Watch: Get Ready For Game Day With 4 Clips From Kevin Costner's 'Draft Day'

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • February 1, 2014 11:23 AM
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Draft Day
These clips don’t tell us if Sonny decides to keep or drop Bo, but the one with Frank Langella does give us a taste for Ivan Reitman’s directing. The scene has a trippy, moving split-screen that frequently overlaps Langella onto Costner’s side, adding some energy to this tale of a football manager who is making plays in an attempt to land the number one draft pick.

Watch: Kevin Costner Is Ready To Talk Football In Super Bowl Spot For 'Draft Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 11:28 AM
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Draft Day
Well, here's a no brainer: do you have a football movie? Advertise it during the Super Bowl, especially if it has the backing/blessing of the NFL. And that's just what Summit are doing for their upcoming "Draft Day."

Watch: Kevin Costner Builds Another Field Of Dreams In Trailer For 'Draft Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 24, 2013 9:07 AM
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Draft Day
If there's a running theme in Kevin Costner's films for 2014, it's recruitment. In "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the title says it all with Costner enlisting Chris Pine for some covert action, then in "3 Days To Kill" the actor himself is hired to kick some ass, Euro style. And then later on the spring, Costner will head downfield for "Draft Day" where the thrill of the titular event will be turned cinematic.

Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

Jennifer Garner Suiting Up For Black List Approved ‘Draft Day'

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • April 2, 2013 4:56 PM
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It may have been a bittersweet moment for Jennifer Garner watching “Argo” win Best Picture at the Oscars. Of course, she was probably proud of her hubby, but it must be tough watching Ben Affleck receive accolades on accolades when her own career has been effectively praise-free since “Juno.” From “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “Arthur,” and “Butter,” to her most recent “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” we were starting to question her taste. But she might finally have a hit on her hands, as Variety reports that she is in negotiations to star in Black List topper “Draft Day” with Kevin Costner.

Lionsgate Circling Black List Topper 'Draft Day' With Ivan Reitman & Kevin Costner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 5:23 PM
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What a difference a day makes, or at least winning an award. Last year, a football movie called "Draft Day" started building steam with Ivan Reitman to direct and Kevin Costner to star, but it all seemingly fell apart when Paramount put the project in turnaround in October. But they likely wound up regretting that decision a little bit when two months later, the script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman wound up on top of the Black List. And with the holiday crush over, studio execs are back at work and Lionsgate may want to take this to the end zone.

Black List 2012 Features Biopics On Hillary Clinton & Dr. Seuss, 'Transcendence' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2012 3:19 PM
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Here's an idea for 2013 -- no more tweeting awards or nominations. Seriously. This year has seen various critics guilds spend pretty much all day voting or announcing their winners on Twitter, and now the Black List has followed suit, by spending some time today tweeting (out of order, mind you) the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. It's called a press release, guys. Anyway, they finally have revealed the full slate from top to bottom and there are some interesting titles. And why should you care? Well, movies like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" once placed on here, and while the names might not be known right now, these are guys and gals who will be rising in the next few years.

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