Best Baseball Movies

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the
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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district,
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It’S A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Criterion Review


Captain T. G. Culpeper Spencer Tracy J. Russell Finch Milton Berle Melville Crump Sid Caesar Benjy Benjamin Buddy Hackett Mrs. Marcus Ethel Merman Ding Bell Mickey Rooney Sylvester Marcus Dick Shawn Otto Meyer Phil Silvers J. Algernon Hawthorne Terry-Thomas Lennie Pike Jonathan Winters Monica Crump Edie Adams Emeline Finch Dorothy Provine Cabdriver Eddie “Rochester” Anderson Tyler Fitzgerald Jim Backus Man driving in the desert Jack Benny Union official Joe E. Brown Biplane pilot Ben Blue Police sergeant Alan Carney Detective Chick Chandler Mrs. Halliburton Barrie Chase Mayor Lloyd Corrigan Police chief William Demarest Sheriff of Crocket County Andy Devine Ginger Culpeper (voice) Selma Diamond Cabdriver Peter Falk Detective Normal Fell Colonel Wilberforce Paul Ford Deputy sheriff Stan Freberg Billie Sue Culpeper (voice) Louise Glenn Cabdriver Leo Gorcey Fire chief Sterling Holloway Mr. Dinckler Edward Everett Horton Irwin Marvin Kaplan Jimmy the Cook Buster Keaton Nervous motorist Don Knotts Airport
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Best Baseball Movies To See Before The World Series

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Field Of Dreams.

No truer words were ever spoken about America’s Pastime. Baseball began this past Spring with 30 teams vying for the chance to become World Champions and now it’s been decided. The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers will play ball in the 2012 World Series. Before the final hurrah of nine innings, stats, bases and 3 strikes you’re out, Wamg has compiled a list of the Best Baseball Movies. Did we leave any in the dugout or are there some that should be sent to the showers?
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All of Me Remake Moves Forward at DreamWorks

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All of Me Remake Moves Forward at DreamWorks
DreamWorks Pictures is mounting a remake of the 1984 comedy All of Me. The Vow screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein wrote the screenplay, which is being developed by producer John Davis (Chronicle).

Lily Tomlin starred in the original movie, directed by Carl Reiner, as a dying millionaire who tries to transfer her soul into a younger woman. Things go awry when she actually transfers herself into the body of her attorney (Steve Martin). The remake would flip the premise, having the man's soul enter the body of a woman.

Back in April 2007, we reported that New Line Cinema was developing this remake as a starring vehicle for Queen Latifah. DreamWorks picked up the remake rights out of turnaround last year.

No production schedule was given at this time.

All of Me was released September 21st, 1984 and stars Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Richard Libertini, Dana Elcar,
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"Project Runway" Season 10: Crazy People Make Recapping Easier

So it comes down to Lantie and Beatrice. One of them is about to be auf'd. Heidi stares down both of them, and then turns to Lantie and ...

Season 10 of Project Runway began on Lifetime last night, and promised an intriguing season ... hopefully. We've been burned before. These early episodes are too frenetic and crowded to get a good handle on the upcoming season, and there are far too many designers to profile, but we can select a few standouts and make some snap, and possibly unfair judgments! Yay!

Buffi Jashanmal - Age 32, Dubai, UAE

She lists her influences as Jem and the Holograms, trailer trash, disco, and the '80s. I love her. There's a good probability she can go home at any time, but I'm going to go way out on a limb and make her one of my Top Three Finalists.

Christopher Palu - Age 24, Massapequa, NY
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The Five Best Legal Shows of All Time

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Given the fact that, including myself, there are four regular writers at Pajiba who are also lawyers (two of whom actually practice -- Seth and The Boozehound), I don't know why it hadn't occurred to me before to put together an Srl on the best legal shows. I suspect that, of the four of us, I'm the only one that watches legal dramas with any regularity, but despite the proliferation of them, I still can't resist a particularly good one.

Unfortunately, good ones are rare. There have been close to 90 legal shows in the history of television that have made it longer than six episodes, not even including those where the law is tangentially related (like Picket Fences or dozens of cop shows). Of those, however, I imagine only 20 or so ever actually made it to a second season, so it's something of a mystery to me why the networks
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This Day in Boob Tube History: the debuts of Night Court and Mr. Ed

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This Day in Boob Tube History: the debuts of Night Court and Mr. Ed
If you didn't hear, Mr. Ed star Connie Hines died recently. As I was looking over her obituary and surfing around to various Mr. Ed sites, I saw that the show premiered on January 4, 1961. I also saw that Night Court also debuted on January 4 (in 1984). To salute both, here are the openings of each show (the Night Court opening is season three, after the death of Selma Diamond and before Marsha Warfield joined).

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30 Rock: Watch the Complete Video of the Night Court TV Show Reunion

This season, the cast and crew of 30 Rock really hit the ground running. Oprah Winfrey made a rare TV appearance (outside of her own show) last week. Last night, Steve Martin and Jennifer Aniston (Friends) were the big guests -- or were they? How about the mini-Night Court reunion?

Night Court follows the surreal courtroom of Judge Harry Stone who presides over a crazy NYC night court. Self-obsessed Assistant D.A. Dan Fielding (John Larroquette) represents the state while public defenders like Liz Williams (Paula Kelly), Billie Young (Ellen Foley), and, for most of the series, Christine Sullivan (Markie Post) take the side of the accused. "Mac" Robinson (Charles Robinson) is the long-suffering court clerk while bailiffs like "Bull" Shannon (Richard Moll), Selma Hacker (Selma Diamond), Florence Kleiner (Florence Halop), and Roz Russell (Marsha Warfield) try to keep courtroom visitors under control.

The TV show debuted as an NBC
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