New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. “The White Tiger” shows her acting chops in a way that American productions have thus far failed to. The film, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), is adapted from Matthew Teague’s Esquire article about his own experience. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— After a hectic 2020, all you need is the smooth and soothing sound of Rhye to help you start the new year right. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— The rise and impact of one of the first female rap groups is dramatized in the Lifetime movie “Salt-N-Pepa” (8 p.m. EST Sunday).
Actor Kevin Costner talks new thriller ‘Let Him Go,’ ‘Yellowstone,’ horseback riding, and more
HOUSTON – One of the most talented actors to grace our screens, with roles in iconic films like ‘The Bodyguard, ‘Dances With Wolves’ ‘Field Of reams’ and so many more, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner chatted with us about his latest project. Kevin is currently starring in a new thriller called ‘Let Him Go,’ which is in theaters and on demand now. The film also stars another dynamite actress (who Kevin has previously worked with before,) the incredible Diane Lane. The description from the official website says:“Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.”Watch a Kevin chats with Lauren Kelly about the movie, his popular series ‘Yellowstone,’ horseback riding, and more.
Testing new release strategy, 'The Croods' opens to $14.2M
This image released by DreamWorks shows a scene from the animated film "The Croods: A New Age." “The Croods: A New Age” is expected to shift to the home before Christmas for a $20 rental. “The Croods: A New Age” grossed $9.7 million Friday-Sunday, which rivals even the weekend start for “Tenet” in September. Most have tapped out around $4 million on opening weekend. One of the biggest differences is that Universal spent more heavily to market the $65 million “Croods” sequel from DreamWorks Animation.
‘Let Him Go’ has biggest weekend of any film in 6 weeks
In this image released by Focus Features, Diane Lane, left, and Kevin Costner appear in a scene from "Let Him Go." (Kimberley French/Focus Features via AP)The Kevin Costner and Diane Lane film “ Let Him Go ” had the highest earning box office weekend of any film in over a month, and it didn’t even have to break $5 million to earn the distinction. Focus Features on Sunday estimated that the Western thriller made $4.1 million in ticket sales from 2,454 locations. It's the most any film has earned in a single weekend in six weeks. 2 movie of the weekend, “Come Play.”The release schedule is also without a normal slate of big studio releases.
Reviews For The Uneasily Quarantined: Let Him Go
Title: Let Him GoDescribe This Movie In One Ransom Quote:TOM MULLEN: Give me back my [grand]son! "Critical" Analysis: The title of Thomas Bezucha's Let Him Go — adapted from Larry Watson's novel — can be taken one of two ways. Let Him Go feels like a movie Costner himself would have directed (or maybe Clint Eastwood, but he would've demanded more bowels perforated by revolvers). LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Let Him Go, if we're going for a slugline-style review, is like Animal Kingdom meets Preacher (the grandma story arc, not the God stuff).houstonpress.com
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Christian Eggers, File)Writing an appreciation of Sean Connery feels inevitably inadequate compared to experiencing the real thing. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
Kevin Costner Has Been Trying to Make His Kids to Watch Ken Burns Documentaries Amid Quarantine (Exclusive)
As the season 3 premiere of Yellowstone approaches, star Kevin Costner is using self-isolation to spend quality time with his wife and kids. The two-time Oscar winner recently opened up to ET's Kevin Frazier and revealed how he's been trying to teach his kids about American history amid quarantine. I wanted them to understand a level of history," Costner explained. "After three hours of it I said to them, 'Guys, we're not going to watch The Civil War.' So I'm down with long, I understand long really well, and it was pitched to me we were going to do one long movie," Costner explained.
Baseball plans game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?
Visitors play on the field at the Field of Dreams movie site, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Dyersville, Iowa. Small town Iowa, baseball is still a big thing here, he said. The Field of Dreams site is open to visitors, who at no charge can run the bases and see if they can smack a ball into cornstalks that now stand about a foot tall. For Go the Distance Baseball, the company that now owns the Field of Dream site and plans to build a complex of youth baseball and softball fields, the talk of playing a game began five years ago. We understand the best choice for Major League Baseball in 2020 comes first.___Follow Scott McFetridge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smcfetridge
10 Sports Movies to Watch While We Wait for Live Sports to Return
Instead of freaking out, settle in for some greats sports movies to pass the time. We also wanted to go for relevance, so much older films or movies about less popular sports got the boot. See, you already have nine movies for your list even before you read our 10. In a complex and dramatic plot, Lee's film stars former NBA star Ray Allen as a young basketball prospect courted by the governor's alma mater. The film also stars Susan Sarandon as the eccentric Annie, who tutors Nuke in the ways of the heart, while ultimately falling for Davis.houstonpress.com
Democrat Buttigieg's presidential campaign raises $24.7 million in fourth quarter
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event where he is endorsed by actor Kevin Costner, at a high school in Indianola, Iowa, U.S. December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rachel Mummey(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg raised $24.7 million in the fourth quarter, his campaign announced on Wednesday, well ahead of the $19.1 million he collected in the third quarter. The hefty total is expected to land him among the top fundraisers in the Democratic field, which has 15 contenders seeking to take on U.S. President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.feeds.reuters.com