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This week, Brad Pitt makes a pitch for Oscar gold in "Moneyball," Jason Statham teams up with Robert De Niro and Clive Owen in the action flick "Killer Elite," Anna Faris revisits her exes to see if any of them are worth another go in "What's Your Number?" and the heartwarming "Billy Elliot" dances on Blu-ray for the first time.


Box Office: $75 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 95% Fresh

Storyline: Based on a true story, this biographical sports drama is about how Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his assistant Gm (Jonah Hill) took a non-traditional sabermetric approach to scouting players and scored big time by winning 20 consecutive games during the 2002 season. The award-nominated film is adapted from the 2003 book by Michael Lewis and is helmed by Oscar-nominated "Capote" director Bennett Miller.

Extras! Get a sense of the actual people behind the story with "Billy Beane: Re-Inventing the Game, »

- Robert DeSalvo

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