Tag Archives: Kevin Costner

Brock was completely blown away by “Hatfields & McCoys” on the History Channel, a brief non spoiler review…

Tonight, I just finished watching all of “Hatfields & McCoys” on the DVR. I DVR’d them, ’cause I almost forgot this series was on this week, so recorded the reruns. Plus, I think it’s better watching stuff on the DVR to fast forward the annoying commercials. This mini series marks the comeback of actor, Kevin Costner. As most of you know, Costner took a long break from acting. He took a few years off, to focus on his music career with his band, Modern West. It’s no secret Costner is a huge fan of Western, ’cause he had starred in many Western films himself with films such as “Dances with Wolves”, “Wyatt Earp”, “Open Range” etc. Bill Paxton also may have starred in a few Western films as he can be seen in the movie, “Tombstone”. So both actors obviously already, have experience playing in Westerns.

Finally, Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton team up for a Western for the History Channel, “Hatfields & McCoys”, based on real life and true events. I’m going to keep this review short and brief without any spoilers, ’cause I know a lot of people out there still haven’t watched it yet, I can still give a brief synopsis though. It tells the story of two men who used to be best friends, Anse Hatfield (Costner) and Randal McCoy (Paxton), they were best friends up until the Civil War was over with. After the war, they return home to go back to living their lives. The feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families began with increasing tensions, misunderstandings, and resentments.

As soon as I started watching, I was immediately hooked. The show was pretty addicting, and wish the movie could be a lot longer! It should have been a good 5 part mini series. Costner and Paxton still has it with the acting. Those guys were phenomenal, Costner was a badass in that role. I think this was Costner’s best Western role. The movie felt like a true Western. It was pretty serious. It was a pretty realistic Western too. It had a lot of action and it was pretty violent.

After watching this mini series makes me want to research the history of the Hatfield & McCoy feud. I’m sure there are plenty of books written about this famous feud, so I’ll have to find one to read. I’ll start looking through the Ibooks store for the Ipad.

Back to the show, it was pretty intense and powerful stuff! I can see why this was the highest rated TV show ever, it broke world records in the ratings. It also shows that people are still interested in Western and Cowboys. After the success of “Hatfields & McCoys”, they should keep the Western genre going. The Western genre doesn’t get much respect by the Entertainment Industry because they’re afraid that people don’t care about it anymore. Well, we still do care about the Western genre. It’s cool stuff.

I think the History channel should do a mini series on the Billy the Kid story next. A more true and more accurate story on, Billy The Kid. Not the fake stuff from the, “Young Guns” movies. “Hatfields & McCoys” was the best thing I’ve seen all year. I wouldn’t be surprised if this Mini Series would win a lot of awards ’cause it could.

Kev

Report: Kurt Russell to replace Kevin Costner for Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”…

Kurt Russell will re-team with Quentin Tarantino once again for, “Django Unchained”. Kevin Costner was going to play a role in, “Django” but was forced to pull out due to his hectic work schedule for, “Man of Steel”, in which Costner plays Jonathan Kent in the film.

More on the story, here.

Well, look like Kurt is definitely not going to be in, “The Expendables” sequel if he’s going to sign on to this. Maybe he will join the Expendables cast for a possible cameo, though, who knows. I would like Kurt to be part of the Expendables movie too, but it is pretty cool he is re-teaming with Tarantino again.

Kev

Report: Kevin Costner is officially Jonathan Kent aka Pa Kent for Zack Snyder’s “Superman”…

Well, look like everyone’s prediction on who Kevin Costner will play in the new “Superman” was right after all. Costner WILL play Jonathan Kent in the new “Superman” movie. So this means Costner will be starring alongside, Diane Lane, as Superman’s adopted parents. Interesting pairing! I don’t think Kevin and Diane ever starred in a movie together, correct me if I’m wrong.

See the full report, here.

Only thing I’m wondering is, how long will Pa Kent last in the new “Supes” flick? Will Costner be in the movie for a small role or throughout the entire film? I just hope they won’t kill him off like they did in “Superman: The Movie”.

I know this movie is getting a lot of negativity because Zack Snyder is directing, but I have 100% support and trust everything he does for the new “Superman” movie. I know this film is getting people worried, but I think we’ll finally get a great “Superman” movie that everyone will be happy with.

I know people hate Zack Snyder’s film making style, his “slo mo” technique, but that “slo mo” technique will be useful with Superman if you think about it. I bet that’s why Chris Nolan and WB’s wanted Snyder because of his “Slo mo” technique, he can be creative with it for the Superman character when he’s flying.

Now that they have Superman/Clark Kent, Pa, and Ma Kent casted. Next they need to cast someone for Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Lana Lang, Lex Luthor (if they decide to use Lex), and a choice of villain.

After they cast the actors, then they have to find someone to score the music for the movie, and I still say John Williams should score it.

This is gonna be a good movie, I think.

Kev

Report: Warner Bros. officially greenlights, “The Bodyguard” remake, who will take over Dolly Parton’s cover, of “I Will Always Love You”???

It’s official! Another pointless remake! The original “Bodyguard” movie was very huge in 1992. Honestly, I never cared for this movie. It was overrated. One of the most overrated in all of Hollywood movies. “The Bodyguard” and “Titanic” are both way overrated.

The remake will be written by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer. The original movie is about a famous singer who hires a secret service agent, to protect herself from a stalker, of course, she and the secret service agent end up falling in love, which turns into a romantic movie.

The movie also got huge with Whitney Houston’s iconic cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”. No director and no cast have been hired yet, just screenwriters.

See the full report here at, Deadline.

So who will take over the roles of Whitney¬† Houston and Kevin Costner? Jennifer Hudson or Rihanna for Whitney’s character? How about Robert Pattinson or Zac Efron for Costner’s role. Blech.

I’m getting kind of annoyed with the remakes myself.

Kev

Report: Warner Bros. interested in Kevin Costner for major character in the next “Superman” movie…

Well here’s the next Superman casting pick! Warner Bros. and the rest of the Superman crew, are very interested in Kevin Costner, for a major role. Nobody said what character he would be playing in the “Superman” franchise, but the most popular pick is people think he’s going to play Jonathan Kent, Clark’s adoptive human father.

See the report here at, Deadline.

Yeah, I agree that Costner would be great for Pa Kent, but honestly, Costner has a Lex Luthor vibe to him. Keep in mind that Costner played quite a lot of villains in movies over the years. “Mr. Brooks”, “3000 Miles to Graceland” and maybe a few others he played the bad guy. I know people don’t want them using Lex Luthor again, but I think they will. Costner does play a villain very well, almost psychotic and mean. He might be great for Luthor. Don’t be surprised if they do decide to use Luthor again.

Kev

 

Report: Costner to get on the director’s chair and star the lead again for “A Little War of Our Own”…

Kevin Costner will finally get back on the director’s chair and star the leading role again. It’s been a while since he has done that hasn’t he? Costner will direct and star in a new film titled, “A Little War of Our Own” which he will play a Sheriff who must protect a town from violence during World War II. Costner last directed and starred in the movie, “Open Range”, which was released in 2003.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118015110.html?categoryid=13&ref=ra&cs=1

Kev