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13 items from 2015


'The Sandlot' Star Charged With Halloween-Night Assault

8 December 2015 5:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

One of the stars of the classic baseball film The Sandlot has been charged with assaulting a 22-year-old man on Halloween and faces up to four years in state prison if convicted. Michael Anthony Vitar, who played Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez (aka “Benny the Jet”) in the 1993 film, was charged Tuesday with "one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury" stemming from an assault that took place on Oct. 31, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Along with two others, Vitar, 36, now a Los Angeles firefighter, is accused of assaulting

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‘The Sandlot’ Star Michael Vitar Charged With Assault

8 December 2015 3:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Vitar, best known for his role in “The Sandlot” as Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, was arrested last week and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Vitar was taken into custody Dec. 3 for an incident that happened on Halloween. He and two friends allegedly got into a fight with another man, and his friends have also been charged.

It’s not clear whether or not Vitar and his friends were intoxicated at the time of the alleged assault. Vitar was released last week on $30,000 bail.

The date of Vitar’s next court appearance has not yet been released. Vitar became a firefighter after putting his acting career to the side. According to TMZ, which first broke the news, the Los Angeles Fire Department has placed him under administrative leave with pay as the case continues, as well as one of »

- Alex Stedman

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A Sandlot Reunion? One Cast Member Is In

25 November 2015 12:00 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Well I know what.s going on my Christmas list this year. One of the beloved Sandlot kids is on board for a reunion, and is willing to personally start the Kickstarter Campaign.  In a recent interview with MTV, actor Patrick Renna (our S'mores-pounding buddy Ham from The Sandlot) says he.d be willing to help launch the kickstarter: I.ll meet grandparents with their kids and their kids that all watch it, [so] that would be the one to do on Kickstarter and would probably have a lot of success. Because what we found in doing it is when you have a real fan base or what you.re doing . like Veronica Mars . I think that.s one that.s the most successful. I think a Sandlot one would do pretty darn good, but I don.t know. You want to run it, I.ll do it, how about »

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A Sandlot Reunion? One Cast Member Wants to Launch a Kickstarter

25 November 2015 12:00 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Well I know what.s going on my Christmas list this year. One of the beloved Sandlot kids is on board for a reunion, and is willing to personally start the Kickstarter Campaign.  In a recent interview with MTV, actor Patrick Renna (our S'mores-pounding buddy Ham from The Sandlot) says he.d be willing to help launch the kickstarter: I.ll meet grandparents with their kids and their kids that all watch it, [so] that would be the one to do on Kickstarter and would probably have a lot of success. Because what we found in doing it is when you have a real fan base or what you.re doing . like Veronica Mars . I think that.s one that.s the most successful. I think a Sandlot one would do pretty darn good, but I don.t know. You want to run it, I.ll do it, how about »

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Exclusive: Trailer and poster debut for indie comedy Bad Roomies!

24 November 2015 8:54 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Who doesn't enjoy a good, sexy, romcom now and again? Well, that's what's in store with Bad Roomies, a fun little indie comedy that stars none other than The Sandlot's Patrick Renna as one of three roomates (the others played by Tommy Savas and Annie Monroe) that gets involved in a tryst when they consumate their otherwise rent-sharing relationship. Today, we have the exclusive... Read More »

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Patrick Renna’s Comedy ‘Bad Roomies’ Bought by The Orchard

3 November 2015 6:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eastside Films’ dark comedy “Bad Roomies” starring Patrick Renna, Tommy Savas and Annie Monroe, has been acquired by The Orchard for worldwide distribution. Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is slated to be released digitally and on VOD on Dec. 1.

Renna, best known for starring in 1993’s “The Sandlot,” also produced with Savas in their first producing gig.

Jason Schnell directed Justin Mooney’s script about two guys living together who, after losing their roommate, put an ad out to find a new one. After a series of disastrous interviews with potential roommates, they settle on an apparently harmless but beautiful girl. All seems to be going well despite the simmering rivalry until one drunken night causes all three roommates to make a horrible mistake that starts them on a downward spiral.

Schnell has credits on “The Online Gamer,” “Pscyho Girlfriend,” “Extra Butter Please” and “The Clan.”

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- Dave McNary

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Round-Up: Trick ’R Treat Graphic Novel, Lavalantula Release Details, The Society Of Blood Excerpt, Crazy Bitches

6 October 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The pint-sized burlap-clad Sam is back in the four-part graphic novel Days of the Dead from Michael Dougherty, the creator of Trick 'r Treat. Also: release details for Lavalantula, an excerpt from Mark Morris' The Society of Blood, and a special Halloween weekend iTunes release for Crazy Bitches.

Trick 'R Treat Graphic Novel: "From the twisted imagination of Trick ‘r Treat creator Michael Dougherty (director of the upcoming Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat 2 and screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns) alongside a top-notch team of creators including writers Todd Casey and Zach Shields (Krampus), Marc Andreyko (Batwoman) and artists Fiona Staples (Saga), Stephen Byrne (Buffy/Angel), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship) and Zid (Son of Merlin) comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Trick ‘r Treat film sequel.

Days of the Dead takes readers on a journey through Halloween history with 4 chilling new Trick ‘r Treat tales. »

- Tamika Jones

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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ is ready to light up concert halls

27 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What would “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” be without John Williams’ heartwarming, awe-inspiring score? Not the same movie, for sure. That Oscar-winning music for the beloved 1982 Steven Spielberg film will be spotlighted when “E.T.” is screened at concert halls around the world, beginning next week. Orchestras will perform the score live in sync with HD screenings of the film about a 10-year-old boy named Elliott and the lost little alien he befriends. The screening series is part of Film Concerts Live!, which has given a similar big screen, big live music treatment to “Back to the Future” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Jamie Richardson, one of the producers of the concert screening series, told HitFix that watching recording sessions of movie scores is an experience he’s thoroughly enjoyed, and that’s partially what inspired him to start Film Concerts Live! “To hear [film scores] come to life with a 90-piece orchestra and see »

- Emily Rome

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Fear, Inc. Begins Production

6 August 2015 4:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Production is now underway on Fear, Inc., a new feature film from Lone Suspect that will introduce viewers to a company that can make your worst nightmares a reality... and maybe cross the line in the process.

Press Release: "Los Angeles, Aug. 6, 2015 – Lone Suspect announces that production will commence today in Los Angeles on its latest feature film Fear, Inc. Written by Luke Barnett and directed by Vincent Masciale, who are best known for their viral videos on Will Ferrell’s “Funny or Die,” the film stars Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”), Caitlin Stasey (TV’s “Reign”), Chris Marquette (Alpha Dog) and Stephanie Drake (“Mad Men”). The supporting cast is rounded out with Naomi Grossman (“American Horror Story”), Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Patrick Renna (The Sandlot), Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises) and Richard Riehle (Office Space).

Luke Barnett, Vincent Masciale along with Heather Kasprzak and Natalie Masciale are producing Fear, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Back to the Future’ gets big screen, big sound treatment

12 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Lightning strikes a clock tower at the climax of a high-stakes, high-octane cinematic sequence. Bullies run after our 17-year-old hero in a thrilling skateboard chase scene. A late-night test drive fills us with wonder as we first see a DeLorean travel through time, leaving behind trails of fire. These memorable scenes of “Back to the Future” shine their brightest on the big screen — and with big sound. That’s the thinking behind Film Concerts Live!, a partnership of two music artist agencies that is screening movies accompanied by orchestras performing the film’s score live. After screenings of “Home Alone” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” with live music, Film Concerts Live! is joining the 2015 “Back to the Future” festivities with screenings that spotlight the score by Alan Silvestri (whose film music resume also includes “The Avengers” and “Forrest Gump”). Silvestri wrote about 20 minutes of new music for the concert series, »

- Emily Rome

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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

6 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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, »

- Movie Geeks

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'The Sandlot': Yankees Recreate Iconic Babe Ruth Scene

26 March 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With baseball season right around the corner, Major League Baseball teams are currently winding down their spring training in preparation to take their respective fields on opening day. Members of the New York Yankees used some of their downtime to put together a charming video, where a group of adult professional baseball players reenacted a memorable scene from the 1993 classic The Sandlot. The scene in question is where Smalls (Tom Guiry) explains to his friends Benny (Mike Vitar), Ham (Patrick Renna), Squints (Chauncey Leopardi), Yeah-Yeah (Marty York) and Kenny (Brandon Quintin Adams) that they were all playing with a baseball signed by the iconic Babe Ruth.

Of course, it's fitting that New York Yankees players recreated this scene, because Babe Ruth played for the Yankees for many years and Yankee Stadium is, after all, known as "The House that Ruth Built." Babe Ruth is considered by many, including the characters in The Sandlot, »

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Watch The New York Yankees Recreate One Of The Sandlot's Best Scenes

24 March 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

David M. Evans' The Sandlot is easily one of the most beloved baseball films of the modern era, and strangely enough, it's now is probably a movie that today's Major League players grew up watching. Certainly adding credence to that idea is this new video recorded by members of the New York Yankees, who recreated one of the feature's best scenes. As a fan of the New York Mets, it's kind of in my blood to feel a tad bit of scorn for the Yankees at all times, but credit is due to Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Cc Sabathia, Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius and the rest of the players in this video for making a funny, fitting tribute to The Sandlot. The short was posted by Mlb.com, and while it exists as promotion for the upcoming season of Yankee baseball, it still feels like something that team did »

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