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December 23, 1990
Kudos to Kevin Costner for having the guts to stand up to the Hollywood machine in belief of his vision. In these Dark Ages of the music and film industry, he may well be a Renaissance man. TRACE MORAN Los Angeles
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April 10, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
For those who aren't aware that the NFL is America's secular religion, the awe-struck tone of the professional football-themed "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner can't help but clue you in. Made with the league's complete cooperation, not to mention its spiritual blessing, this is an earnest and way-contrived endeavor that manages, due largely to Costner's efforts, to be genially diverting in a gee-whiz kind of way. Unless you're a committed pro...
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January 21, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
PARIS --Planes couldn't land, cars couldn't move and pedestrians had to slosh their way through slush, but not everyone minded the snow in Paris for the start of haute couture week on Sunday. At Atelier Versace, Kevin Costner said, "It's given Paris a wonderful look - it's like a winter wonderland.” There to film “Three Days to Kill,” Costner said when the invitation to Versace's spring/summer collection arrived, going to the show seemed like a good idea. "I like to see what's going on in the city," Costner said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Is McG going soft on us? Has the director behind so much of the 21st century's over-the-top action - from the light froth of his "Charlie's Angels" reboot to the post-apocalyptic dark of "Terminator Salvation" - tapped into a more sentimental side? "3 Days to Kill," starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld and Amber Heard, certainly suggests a different emotional temperature. McG is a filmmaker in transition, mixing metaphors, genres and feelings in this action-thriller, espionage-comedy, family-drama jumble.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2012 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Harden your hearts," Devil Anse Hatfield orders his male kinfolk as they raise their rifles for the point-blank killing of some young McCoy boys they've tied to a tree. Kevin Costner, who plays the weathered, pipe-smoking Hatfield patriarch, says achieving that "almost biblical level of hardness" was the key to his performance. "Bill Paxton's character [Randall McCoy] asks me three times to spare the lives of his sons, and I turn away and say, 'I don't think so,'" Costner says. "There's a level of hardness a character like that would have to have.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin should perhaps consider leaving the live interviews to others. He's not having a good week. During a live interview with Rubin during the "KTLA Morning News," Oscar winner Kevin Costner dropped a curse word that was not bleeped and was broadcast during an hour when schoolchildren may have been at home. The exchange with Costner came two days after Samuel L. Jackson eviscerated Rubin in a live interview when Rubin confused the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Chris Pine and Kevin Costner; Guinness World Records of 2012; holiday cocktails; Valerie Bertinelli. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Ricky Martin; Bradley Cooper; Usher.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2011
Sidney Poitier and Kevin Costner both starred in movies with the same title. What is it? "No Way Out"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
For those who aren't aware that the NFL is America's secular religion, the awe-struck tone of the professional football-themed "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner can't help but clue you in. Made with the league's complete cooperation, not to mention its spiritual blessing, this is an earnest and way-contrived endeavor that manages, due largely to Costner's efforts, to be genially diverting in a gee-whiz kind of way. Unless you're a committed pro...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
If Kevin Costner had remained at Ventura's Buena High School instead of moving, the 5-foot, 2-inch point guard on the 1970 "C" basketball team may have made a name for himself at the school, his former coach said Tuesday. Costner, who eventually made his mark anyway as an Academy Award-winning director, will get a second chance to star on a Buena High basketball team next week when he plays in a charity game. Costner will play for the alumni against the Bulldogs' varsity boys team Dec.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin should perhaps consider leaving the live interviews to others. He's not having a good week. During a live interview with Rubin during the "KTLA Morning News," Oscar winner Kevin Costner dropped a curse word that was not bleeped and was broadcast during an hour when schoolchildren may have been at home. The exchange with Costner came two days after Samuel L. Jackson eviscerated Rubin in a live interview when Rubin confused the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
PARIS --Planes couldn't land, cars couldn't move and pedestrians had to slosh their way through slush, but not everyone minded the snow in Paris for the start of haute couture week on Sunday. At Atelier Versace, Kevin Costner said, "It's given Paris a wonderful look - it's like a winter wonderland.” There to film “Three Days to Kill,” Costner said when the invitation to Versace's spring/summer collection arrived, going to the show seemed like a good idea. "I like to see what's going on in the city," Costner said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Chris Pine and Kevin Costner; Guinness World Records of 2012; holiday cocktails; Valerie Bertinelli. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Regis Philbin. 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Ricky Martin; Bradley Cooper; Usher.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
Our colleagues over at Deadspin have a fun post on the best presidents in U.S. movie history. (Our money was on the guy who gave control of the planet over to Zod, but whatevs.) An equally interesting morning-after cinema question, of course, is the best movies about elections. The quadrennial turn to pollsters and stump speeches has enticed many a Hollywood producer, sometimes to their detriment, sometimes to ours. How does the field look? Hollywood has dealt very explicitly with elections.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2012 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
With the presidential election just six weeks away, it was only fitting that politics took center stage at the 64th Emmy Awards . Showtime's political thriller "Homeland" made television history Sunday evening when it delivered the cable network's first dramatic series Emmy for the show about a Marine under suspicion of being an Al Qaeda operative. The freshman series won four Emmys. Besides the top prize, it also won in the drama categories for best actress for Claire Danes, best actor for Damien Lewis and for writing.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2012 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Harden your hearts," Devil Anse Hatfield orders his male kinfolk as they raise their rifles for the point-blank killing of some young McCoy boys they've tied to a tree. Kevin Costner, who plays the weathered, pipe-smoking Hatfield patriarch, says achieving that "almost biblical level of hardness" was the key to his performance. "Bill Paxton's character [Randall McCoy] asks me three times to spare the lives of his sons, and I turn away and say, 'I don't think so,'" Costner says. "There's a level of hardness a character like that would have to have.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
If Emmys were given out for underdog TV projects that appeared to be an expensive, risky gamble, it would be hard to beat History's "Hatfields & McCoys. " Executive producer Leslie Greif had tried for 30 years to bring his passion project to fruition, with endless rejection from studios and networks. Its miniseries format had been largely abandoned by networks, and its massive scale, historic setting in a remote part of the country and western-movie overtones were considered out of vogue with younger, hip audiences, particularly when juxtaposed against flashier modern fare such as HBO's "Girls" or even the stylish retro flavor of "Mad Men. " In addition, History had little experience with scripted programming, with its first scripted drama, "The Kennedys," derailed after drawing extensive controversy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
History knows more than a little something about the dangers of messing with a big family. The network's first foray into scripted drama was derailed last year when its ambitious biopic "The Kennedys" drew intense pre-release criticism from family members and leading historians. Eventually, the basic cable channel abandoned its firstborn, and the relatively unknown ReelzChannel aired the program, which later earned Emmy nominations for all of its male leads, and an Emmy win for Barry Pepper's portrayal of Bobby Kennedy.
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