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In Episode, we look at Captain America, Transcendence, and Kate Upton literally being referred to as the Boobs. And then, there is Kevin Costner…
The NFL Draft is wonderfully weird and quite possibly the most imperfect sports event (spectacle? idea?) in regards to filmmaking. And yet, it is the subject of Kevin Costner’s latest movie, Draft Day. Costner plays the general manager of the Cleveland Browns – which I won’t even bother dissecting here – and is tasked with getting the first overall pick or drafting someone that is good at football or something. (Not sure, the blood boiling in my brain clouded my movie trailer comprehension.)
But the premise of the movie, regardless of how much we care about Costner’s character, is so flawed by it’s very nature. The resolution of the story would, really, be impossible. In general, a draft class is given about four years before most scrutiny is levied. Sometimes you figure out the result after a year or two, sometimes it’s a little later. But despite the slew of grades strewn about seconds after the name is read, no draft is judge a day, month or even a year after the draft is completed. See why basing the entire movie on the idea is so silly?
Here’s the only way a resolution could be had that would make the movie even remotely plausible: GM Costner is lobbying for some create-a-player-in-Madden named quarterback while the stodgy executive is lobbying for an entirely different player. Costner ends up drafting his guy, stodgy executive is angry only to find the next morning that the player he wanted to draft was a.) arrested the night before b.) failed 29409 drug tests c.) a member of the crips or d.) dead. That’s it. Suddenly Costner is proven correct and the world is right. Also, I become angry and launch projectiles at the movie screen.
Trailers for movies discussed are listed below, in order of when they were discussed
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SlILk2WMTI]
DOM HEMINGWAY[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1izaIH269E]
DRAFT DAY [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3SlVsdUuBY]
TRANSCENDENCE [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTen3-B8GU]
THE OTHER WOMAN [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDcaZ3StTfI]