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Costner can

Kevin Costner does good sports movies.

Field of Dreams.  Bull Durham.  Tin Cup.  And my personal favorite, For Love of the Game.

draft day posterSo his latest filmcentered on the day of the NFL draft — had me at the trailer.  Costner may not deliver in every film (Waterworld comes to mind), but when it comes to sports  —

I believe.

And Draft Day does not disappoint.

The NFL was squarely behind this movie, so all the teams are real franchises.  Costner manages the Cleveland Browns and wheels and deals with teams like the Seattle Seahawks.  There are so many cameos by NFL players and ESPN announcers, you kinda forget it’s a movie; it certainly looks like the actual draft that you’ve seen on TV.

The only clunky part for me is the romantic relationship.  While it can be an integral part in films like For Love of the Game, here Costner’s scenes with co-star Jennifer Garner grind the action to a halt.  While she certainly has reason to distract him, you have to wonder why a sports fan like her would.

It’s draft day, for cripes sake!

 

Gender bender

By now you’ve probably read the news that Jake Gyllenhaal dumped Taylor Swift right before the People’s Choice Awards.

Magazine covers have been filled with the story.  First-hand accounts of a very dejected Taylor backstage at the awards.  Jake’s sudden and unexplained disappearance from her life — why the sudden change of heart?

Perhaps it was all part of a genius plan.

According to scientists at Penn State, the ‘dumping’ has made both of them more attractive.

Come again?

A recent study there confirms that a man who dumps a woman — thereby taking the dominant role in the romantic relationship — makes him more attractive to future partners.

Prior to dating Taylor, Jake had received his own very public dumping by Reece Witherspoon. So, according to the research, he needed to take the upper hand in his relationship with Taylor to restore his level of attractiveness in the dating pool.

Likewise, by being dumped by Jake, Taylor is now more attractive to other men, whereas dominant women — those who dump men — are considered ‘more picky and demanding.’

Sorry, I just threw up in my throat a little bit.

Look, this study may be grounded in fact, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.  Are we all really that predictable and stupid?