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The 2016 World Series began last night, and the participants were two of baseball’s most notoriously hard-luck franchises: the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, neither of which has actually won it all in decades. A Cubs-Indians series sounds like a fantasy scenario from Hollywood, which may have been the inspiration for “Movie World Series 2016,” a clever movie mashup by Ross Taylor. Largely culling clips from two lighthearted comedies, David S. Ward’s Major League from 1989 and Daniel Stern’s Rookie Of The Year from 1993, Taylor has managed to piece together a pretty convincing game between these two continually thwarted teams. At heart, this is a pitcher’s duel featuring two of the game’s most eccentric hurlers. On the mound for the Cubs is Henry Rowengartner (Thomas Ian Nicholas), a 12-year-old with an arm like a cannon. Pitching for the Tribe is Ricky “Wild Thing »
- Joe Blevins
[[tmz:video id="0_3t76sz7g"]] Send In Rowengartner!!!! The star of the 1993 classic "Rookie of the Year" says he's Ready, Willing And Able to throw out the first pitch at game 4 of the World Series ... insisting Cubs fans would love it!! TMZ Sports spoke with Thomas Ian Nicholas -- who played Chicago Cubs fireballer Henry Rowengartner in the flick -- and he's making his pitch to Mlb for the pre-game honor at game 4. Nicholas says he's already got his ticket »
- TMZ Staff
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Jennifer Lawrence, who has a Best Actress Oscar from David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," was nominated for another one as the title character in this bio-drama about Joy Mangano, the real-life self-made millionaire who created the Miracle Mop, among other things. "Joy," written and directed by Russell, is out on Digital HD April 8, and on DVD/Blu-ray May 3. Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, who co-starred in "Silver Linings Playbook," are back in supporting roles in this family story that crosses four generations. When the Blu-ray shows up, it'll feature the extras "Joy, Strength and Perseverance," and "Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Times Talk with Maureen Dowd."
"Catastrophe" Season 2 (Amazon)
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- Gina Carbone
3 items from 2016
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