18 items from 2013
Whether it be the story of an awkward teen writing his first article for Rolling Stone or a cautionary tale about a girl who gets too wrapped up in an adult romance, coming-of-age films are one of my favorite genres. This week I'm celebrating them by putting your cinematic skills to the test. How many pictures can you match to the correct movie title? Question 1 of 5 ? Name that movie: The Sandlot Kids Juno Dazed and Confused »
- Maggie Pehanick
Shelton popped up on the AMC series as Joan's friend Kate, who surprised everyone's favorite ginger and took her out for a psychedelic evening. The veteran actress has had parts in a variety of TV and film projects, including "Pleasantville," "Sugar & Spice," "Never Been Kissed," and "The Sandlot," where she played lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn, the object of desire for many of the young boys.
"Mad Men" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. Et on AMC.
- Chris Harnick
“You’re killin’ me, Smalls.” That phrase echoes in memories of many people who grew up in the 1990s. It is a quote from one of cinema history’s greatest sports comedies. That comedy of course is 1993’s The Sandlot now celebrating its 20th anniversary on dazzling Blu-ray. All the fun, laughter and excitement can be experienced again and again this time in crystal-clear high definition.
For those who aren’t familiar with the film, it takes place in a California suburb during the summer of 1962 and revolves around Scott “Scotty” Smalls. Played by Tom Guiry (Mystic River), Smalls is a young boy who has recently moved to the neighborhood with his mother and stepfather. While there, he befriends a group of other young boys who play baseball in an abandoned lot named, you guessed it: “The Sandlot”. All is well until they hit a baseball into a nearby backyard »
- Randall Unger
David Mickey Evans is, of course, known as the director of the cult classic, “The Sandlot.” The film is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and ShockYa was happy to get the chance to interview Evans about the film as well as his new book, “The King of Pacoima.” The 20th Anniversary Edition of “The Sandlot” is available now. You can learn more about “The King of Pacoima” at Evans’ website. How did you come up with the idea for “The Sandlot”? David Mickey Evans: When I was a kid my little brother jumped a fence to get a baseball. There was a vicious dog that lived there named Hercules. My [ Read More ]
According to TMZ, Leopardi and his wife Stefani separated in 2003, but his estranged wife officially filed the divorce documents last month. Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of the film's original release. In perhaps one of Leopardi's most famous scenes, Squints jumps off the diving board at the local pool -- even though he can't swim -- so that he can get mouth-to-mouth from the beautiful lifeguard, Wendy Peffercorn (see clip below).
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- Kelsey Borresen
Chicago – 1993 will be nostalgically remembered by many members of my generation as the summer of “Jurassic Park” and the spring of “The Sandlot.” If you were a movie-loving kid during this year, it’s highly likely both of these films occupied a corner of your imagination. I clearly remember how the junkyard dog, dubbed by neighborhood pals in “The Sandlot” as “the Beast,” seemed as terrifying as any T-Rex.
Since I was seven years old in 1993, my parents wouldn’t allow me to be traumatized by Spielberg’s monster movie (I later saw it on VHS during a snow day, and was absolutely spellbound). But I did see “The Sandlot,” and prided myself on being able to handle the gleefully scary scenes where a group of boys attempts to snatch a prized baseball from the jaws of the Beast. Viewed 20 years later, I now see why it was so effortless »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
"The Sandlot" star Chauncey Leopardi's marriage has gone to the dogs -- just like that Babe Ruth baseball -- but turns out, it's been a long time coming, TMZ has learned. Chauncey -- who played "Squints", the lucky kid who locked lips with Wendy Peffercorn -- married a woman named Stefani back in 2000. She filed for divorce last month. But the couple hasn't been together for a while ... Stefani tells us they separated way »
- TMZ Staff
What, you're too good for a kiddy movie about baseball? You're killing me, Smalls.
Let's start with the most shocking statistic of all: This is the third baseball movie I've considered for "Best Movie Ever?" status. Unsettling, right? A League of Their Own and The Bad News Bears are worthy candidates, but it's still dubious news. I didn't even pick the baseball movie with Glenn Close in it! Why, Louis, why?! (That movie is terribly boring is why. Even Glenn thinks her role was "orbitally written." Also, Robert Redford does nothing for me. Or You. Unless he's directing Timothy Hutton to break our hearts, of course.)
The Sandlot is a juvenile movie with a buttery nostalgic glow, but its starring team of ragtag 12-year-olds is never saccharine, corny, or phony. These kids chew tobacco, use swear words, and embarrass themselves constantly, and therefore The Sandlot is a very effective, nostalgic »
It's been 20 years since Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez decided to lace-up his P.F. Flyers and "pickle The Beast." Sunday, April 7 marks the original 1993 release date of "The Sandlot," the classic that celebrates the joys of baseball, summer, and a child's wild imagination. The movie centers around new kid Scotty Smalls and the make-shift baseball team he joins -- despite never having picked up a baseball -- that plays every day at the same sandlot. After a homerun leaves them with no ball to play with, their summer takes an unexpected turn and puts them face-to-face with the kid-eating dog they've dubbed "The Beast." In honor of the anniversary of one of the greatest baseball tales ever told, here are the 20 things we love most about "The Sandlot." 20. It provides the ultimate in summer nostalgia. One of the many reasons why "The Sandlot" holds sentiment for so many people is »
- Dana Taddeo
Want to feel ancient? Smalls from "The Sandlot" isn't so small anymore -- and he's even got kids!Tom Guiry, who played Scotty Smalls in the 1993 flick, chatted with toofab's Brittany Kyles while promoting the film's 20th Anniversary Blu-ray release -- where he opened up about making the movie, working with The Beast and one infamous line.Check out the full interview with Tom below, plus see what he and the rest of the cast have been up to since the movie's release in the gallery above. Do you still get recognized?I get "Your killing me, Smalls" at least 2 or 3 times day. I do get recognized for "Sandlot" the most, which I think is hilarious, now 20 years later. I guess it's good though, means I still look young!What's your best memory of working on the movie?Oh my gosh, there are so many of them. I'd have to »
- tooFab Staff
Writer-director David M. Evans knew full well that a major aspect of childhood is the power and allure of local legends. Fueled by the overactive imaginations of kids, everyday figures and things transform into insidious terrors. The old man who keeps to himself, or refuses to let kids into his yard to retrieve their runway Frisbees and baseballs, becomes a malevolent madman. The old English mastiff chained up in a decrepit backyard becomes The Beast, a creature with a thirst for human flesh and hell-bent on ruining summer fun. These were the villains lurking at the edge of the ball field in Evans' beloved kid comedy The Sandlot. In one of its most memorable sequences The Beast gets loose and tirelessly chases the brave Benny all over town, his massive head and gargantuan paws just inches away from our handsome hero. Well, Buzzfeed has come across some behind the scenes »
"Sandlot" fans: Your "Beast"-related nightmares are over In the classic summer flick "The Sandlot," "The Beast" was a gigantic English mastiff who lived on the other side of the baseball field, which means when someone hit a ball over the fence, it was never coming back (well, except for that one time Benny Rodriguez was able to steal it from "The Beast," but that's a story for another time). Of course, as David Mickey Evans revealed on his blog last year, the massive dog was nothing more than a puppet. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary this week (The 20th Anniversary edition Blu-ray of "The Sandlot" is now available.), BuzzFeed decided to unearth a few of Evans's behind-the-scenes photos, which detail the magic behind "The Beast." "I had several 'Giant The Beast Puppets' [sic] built for the movie. One was a completely articulated "Giant The Beast Head" and another »
- Alex Suskind
The Sandlot makes its debut on Blu-ray in celebration of its 20th anniversary this week. James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, star alongside nine talented young actors in the 1993 classic about a group of neighbors who band together on the baseball diamond. We have a contest lined up where fans can take home the Blu-ray to enjoy. Take a look at how you can win below.
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released the 20th Anniversary edition of “The Sandlot,” directed by David. M. Evans, written by Evans and Robert Gunter and starring Tom Guiry, Patrick Renna, Denis Leary and James Earl Jones. In case you’ve missed out on “The Sandlot,” here’s a quick primer: “It’s early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his folks. Kids call him a dork – he can’t even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It’s the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fun!” [ Read More ]
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What’s more amazing/disturbing, that The Sandlot is turning 20 years old or that it didn’t open in the summertime? One generation’s beloved celebration of baseball and coming of age opened on April 9, 1993. That’s a couple weeks from now, but we figured we’d highlight the occasion early because a special anniversary Blu-ray hits stores this Tuesday. Let’s look back. Unforgiven had just won Best Picture. We were more than a month into the Waco siege. Snow’s “Informer” was pushing through its first month as the #1 single in America. While the adults were off watching Indecent Proposal the same weekend, their children were seeing The Sandlot, yet it really built its audience on video and through constant TV play over the two decades that followed. How has it struck a chord with so many people when it’s really just a rehash of Stand By Me with a more family friendly plot »
- Christopher Campbell
It’s almost spring and we’re suckers for the promise Spring Training brings, so we were thrilled to see that The Sandlot¸ starring genre faves James Earl Jones, Karen Allen, and a bunch of kids, is finally coming out on Blu-ray. Here are the details: Los Angeles, (February 27, 2013) – “You’re Killing Me Smalls!” A film that still captures the hearts of baseball fans young and old, The Sandlot debuts on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack March 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in celebration of the beloved film’s 20th anniversary. “A charming and whimsical comedy about boys and baseball and a Great Bigdog” (“Siskel & Ebert”), The Sandlot ranked in the Top 40 as one of the best sports movies ever. With memorable performances from nine terrific young actors and supporting appearances from Honorary Academy Award® winner James Earl Jones (Field of Dreams, Star Wars Franchise), Denis Leary (Rescue Me, The Ref »
- ComicMix Staff
"You're Killing Me Smalls!" A film that still captures the hearts of baseball fans young and old, The Sandlot debuts on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack March 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in celebration of the beloved film's 20th anniversary. "A charming and whimsical comedy about boys and baseball and a Great Bigdog" ("Siskel & Ebert"), The Sandlot ranked in the Top 40 as one of the best sports movies ever.
With memorable performances from nine terrific young actors and supporting appearances from Honorary Academy Award winner James Earl Jones (Field of Dreams, Star Wars Franchise), Denis Leary (Rescue Me, The Ref) and Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman), The Sandlot 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack includes limited edition packaging and 10 collectible cast baseball cards.
It's early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his folks. Kids call him a dork - he can't even throw a baseball! »
The Sandlot is almost twenty years old? You're killing me, Smalls. The nostalgic baseball period pic released into theaters in April 1993, which feels like yesterday (or maybe "for-eh-ver" ago). The Sandlot was previously released on Blu-ray, however, in honor of its 20th anniversary, it's being re-released on Blu-ray, with some baseball themed cover art. Directed by David M. Evans, The Sandlot is set in the early 60s and stars Tom Guiry as Scotty Smalls, an awkward kid who moves to a new neighborhood when his mother remarries. He's eventually taken under the wing by neighborhood kid Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), who invites him into a group of kids who spend as much of their summer vacation as they can on the lot playing baseball and obsessing over the Great Bambino (aka The Titan of Terror, the Colossus of Clout, The King of Crash). That's Babe Ruth - not to be »
18 items from 2013
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