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‘Draft Day’: Finally a good role for Costner - The Galveston County Daily News : Entertainment

October 25, 2014

‘Draft Day’: Finally a good role for Costner

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:10 am

This marks the third film from Kevin Costner this year and, thankfully, after the disappointments of “3 Days to Kill” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” this is something worth watching. Costner returns to the arena of sports (“For Love of the Game,” “Field of Dreams” and “Bull Durham”) where he has done so well in the past.

“Draft Day” is a film centering around one of the most important and political components of the NFL, yet we never even have to watch a single football game during the entire film. Directed by Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”  and “Six Days Seven Nights”), this is the most dramatic film he has helmed since the 1980s. Finally, speaking of dramatic, just when I thought her career was a complete loss, Jennifer Garner follows up “Dallas Buyers Club” with maybe her best film role yet.

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