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Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.
Amateur baseball pitchers – male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older – are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California or at the Tribeca/Espn Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete »
- Michelle McCue
The MTV Movie Awards are coming your way on Sunday. The nominations this year, particularly for Movie of the Year, were interesting. I don't know that the wins will be, though, because frankly it seems like another young adult adaptation is poised to dominate after we got a bit of a breather from that sort of thing last year. I have no idea what I'm doing here. Yeah, the public votes, but I imagine there's plenty of rigging going on, too. So against reason, I'll try to predict them anyway. Don't use them for your office pool or anything (if you happen to work in an office so chill as to have an MTV Movie Awards pool, that is). Just try to follow my logic below and feel free to tell me why I'm wrong in the comments section. Best Kiss Ashley Benson, James Franco & Vanessa Hudgens, "Spring Breakers" Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Scarlett Johansson, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Well folks, it’s April and over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen movie studios step up their marketing for some hotly anticipated films. We’ve been flooded with new trailers, images, and posters for a variety of films slated to hit this year, which can mean only one thing...Summer Movie Season is right around the corner (seems like just yesterday we were handling the 2013 Summer Movie Awards)! With the wealth of films hitting in these upcoming months it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed. Thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide, so you know what’s coming, when, and decide for yourself if a film is worth your time. Come inside to learn about all that May has to offer!
We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past. We’re breaking down each page »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma; Life Of Pi) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal; Slumdog Millionaire). The pair are discovered in a reality TV sports competition set up by down on his luck agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) in India. Bernstein brings the duo back to the states to start an intensive training regime with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) in the hope of getting them signed to a major league team.
But what starts out as a cynical money making scheme turns out very differently for Bernstein.
“He learns how to be a better human being,” says Hamm.
Hamm is perhaps best »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Jon Hamm is a sucker for baseball movies and a die-hard Cardinals fan, but that’s only part of the reason he chose to make Million Dollar Arm. Directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), the film, inspired by true events, tells the redemption tale of sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm), a real-life Jerry Maguire who strikes out on his own only to have the ace defensive lineman he’s been trying to land as a client ditch him for a big corporate agency. So in a Hail Mary pass to save his business, Bernstein hightails it »
- Nicole Sperling
A few posters to round up before the night ends: Million Dollar Arm - Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Lake Bell, Pitobash, and Alan Arkin star in the Disney sports drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (Fright Night). Palo Alto - Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Claudia Levy, Chris Messina, and Val Kilmer star in Gia Coppola's debut feature about a group of teens, based on short stories by Franco. A Haunted House 2 - Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Essence Atkins, Gabriel Iglesias, Missi Pyle, Ashley Rickards, Affion Crockett, and Cedric The Entertainer star in the horror spoof sequel, directed by Michael Tiddes. Check out the posters after the jump. Million Dollar Arm opens May 16. Poster via the Million Dollar Arm Facebook page: Official synopsis: In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, Jb Bernstein »
- Brendan Bettinger
Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.
Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.
In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein »
- Michelle McCue
Upon your check-in to The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, you will be greeted by a young lobby boy named Zero – a bright brave, resourceful boy who immigrated on foot from Aq-Salim-al-Jabat. Played by actor Tony Revolori, the character of Zero serves under concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) in Wes Anderson’s new caper about friendship, honor, and promises fulfilled. Yesterday, Wamg and a few members of the press sat down (in a roundtable discussion) with Revolori to talk about the incredible cast, slap takes, and mustaches. Check it out below!
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, »
- Melissa Howland
Wes Anderson's new film features a blizzard of star cameos, but one character is present throughout - the lobby boy played by Tony Revolori. He talks about getting threats from Bill Murray and reveals his grand ambitions
For Tony Revolori, the scariest moment of making The Grand Budapest Hotel was meeting Bill Murray, not least because the actor was threatening to throw his dad in the hotel's swimming pool. "He was like, 'I've thrown parents in the pool before, don't make me throw you,'" says Tony, adopting a hangdog look and mimicking Murray in the lowest, most droll voice possible. He wasn't joking: according to Revolori, Murray gave a stage parent an unwanted dip on the set of Wes Anderson's previous film, Moonrise Kingdom. Thankfully for Revolori's dad, the former Ghostbuster went up to him after the wrap and said, "Actually, I've decided you're Ok. I won't »
- Tom Seymour
Hong Kong – Disney will this year release seven Hollywood titles in India through its market-leading Disney Utv subsidiary. A further four Indian movies will also go out under the Disney brand.
Disney Utv will release “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Maleficent,” “Into The Woods,” “Saving Mr Banks,” 3D titles “Planes 2 – Fire & Rescue” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and the seemingly made for India movie “Million Dollar Arm.”
“Arm” (pictured) features John Hamm and Alan Arkin alongside Suraj Sharma (“Life of Pi”) and Aasif Mandri in a story where baseball scouts seek to recruit Indian cricket players to play in the U.S. It features John Hamm and Alan Arkin
In total the Indian unit will handle 26 pictures, including 14 Hindi movies, 7 English-language studio movies, 4 in Tamil and one in Telugu.
Disney previously announced that it regards three films on its Hindi-language slate “P.K.,” “ABCD2,” and “Jagga Jasoos” as family friendly »
- Patrick Frater
The winner, decided by public vote, will be announced at the BAFTA film awards ceremony on Feb 16.
12 Years a Slave revelation Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico, raised in Kenya and educated in the Us. As well as »
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Criminally absent from the big screen since Jennifer Westfeldt’s 2011 comedy-drama, Friends With Kids, Jon Hamm is about to make his very much overdue return in Disney’s real-life sports drama, Million Dollar Arm.
The anticipated movie heads into cinemas stateside in May, and on Christmas Eve, the studio launched a great first trailer and poster, teasing what is sure to be another instant-classic performance from Hamm.
In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, Jb Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turninto a Major League Baseball star, Jb travels to India to produce a realityshow competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of a cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by »
- Kenji Lloyd
A Witch, a Wolf, A Raccoon, and The Muppets. Everything you’d come to expect from Walt Disney Studios.
Not only did they release their official slate for 2014 on this final day of the year, but the studio also gave us a first look photo along with the official synopsis for director James Gunn’s much-anticipated Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Check out the whole kit and caboodle below.
The Wind Rises
In The Wind Rises, Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, »
- Michelle McCue
Walt Disney Pictures is bringing 14 movies to the big screen next year, with the studio releasing their 2014 preview that includes new photos and official synopses for The Wind Rises, Need for Speed, Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bears, Million Dollar Arm, Maleficent, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Big Hero 6, McFarland and Into the Woods.
The Wind Rises - February 21 (limited), February 28 (expanded)
In The Wind Rises, Jiro (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voiced by Stanley Tucci). Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great »
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