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Patrick Renna Welcomes Son Flynn Maxwell

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Patrick Renna Welcomes Son Flynn Maxwell
From The Babe to the baby — Patrick Renna is a dad!

The former child star, most well-known for his hilarious role as Hamilton “Ham” Porter in the ’90s summer baseball classic The Sandlot, welcomed his first child with wife Jasmin, he announced on Instagram Monday. Flynn Maxwell Renna was born on Friday, April 14, weighing 8 lbs., 12 oz.

“Flynn was given my middle name, Maxwell,” Renna, 38, tells People exclusively, sharing a photo of his new baby boy. “We were having such a hard time coming up with the first name, and then my mom suggested the Irish name Flynn, which means ‘son of a red-haired man.
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Daniel Stern Revives His ‘Rookie of the Year’ Character in Support of the Cubs’ World Series Bid

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Daniel Stern Revives His ‘Rookie of the Year’ Character in Support of the Cubs’ World Series Bid
Having fulfilled the role of lovable losers for decades now, the Chicago Cubs have a lot of goodwill in their first World Series appearance since 1945. (They also have a one-game deficit to overcome, but let’s try not to think about that.) Among their celebrity fans is Daniel Stern, whom you might recognize as Phil Brickman from “Rookie of the Year” — a standout from the mid-’90s halcyon days of kids’ sports movies (see also: “Little Big League,” “Air Bud,” “Little Giants,” “The Big Green”) that he also directed.

Read More: World Series 2016: Hollywood Is Divided Over the Battle Between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians

Stern — who appeared in both “Home Alone” films and narrated “The Wonder Years” — has reprised his quirky role on both YouTube and Twitter in support of the Cubbies, who haven’t won the World Series since 1908. He’s posted a number of videos
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Votd: Daniel Stern Returns as ‘Rookie of the Year’ Chicago Cubs Pitching Coach Phil Brickma

  • Slash Film
Votd: Daniel Stern Returns as ‘Rookie of the Year’ Chicago Cubs Pitching Coach Phil Brickma
It doesn’t feel like there are nearly as many sports comedies geared towards kids as there were in the 90s. The decade brought hits such as The Mighty Ducks, The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, The Big Green, Space Jam, Cool Runnings and more. But one of my favorites as a child of that time […]

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Hurry, These Movies Are About to Expire on Netflix!

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Your days to stream all these movies on Netflix are dwindling, people! Classics like Back to the Future and The Exorcist are disappearing, along with Oscar favorites like Erin Brockovich. This is your last chance to watch Honey 2, you guys! Here's the full list of movies and shows expiring in the coming month, and check out all the new movies coming in October! Expiring Oct. 1 10.0 Earthquake Back to the Future Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part III Beverly Hills Cop II Congo Deep Impact Erin Brockovich The Exorcist Heroes, seasons 1-4 Honey Honey 2 Insomnia Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Mr. Deeds My Girl Nick of Time The Phantom Psych, seasons 1-8 The Running Man Saturday Night Live, season 38 Timeline Uncommon Valor The Warriors Expiring Oct. 2 The Big Green Expiring Oct. 15 Ivan the Incredible Expiring Oct. 16 Devil Estranged Expiring Oct. 20 Marvel's Avengers Assemble Expiring Oct. 21 The Taking of Deborah Logan
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50 brilliant independent bookshops in the UK

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We're celebrating 50 brilliant UK independent bookshops. If your favourite is missing, please add it to the list below...

In Neil Gaiman’s preface to Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores, he describes four bookshops from his childhood. One was a travelling school shop, one a local store staffed by a helpful hippy where he’d pick up 25p Tom Disch novels, another was a bus ride away and owned by a Grinch who’d glower at schoolchildren customers, and the last was a now-defunct Soho sci-fi and fantasy treasure trove. Four individual shops run by booksellers with distinct personalities and idiosyncratic tastes. All of which made Gaiman what he is.

That’s the joy of independent bookshops. Their personalities shape those of the people who visit them. They’re not homogenous. Their stock tends to reflect their passions rather than the year's best-performing unit-shifters. And their
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Netflix Movie and TV Titles leaving in October

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Netflix Movie and TV Titles leaving in October
There’s some good news and some bad news when it comes to the October departures from Netflix. We’ll start with the bad news first. Back to the Future (1-3), The Warriors, and The Exorcist are all getting yanked on October 1. The good news is almost everything else is staying. Not to dismiss the cinematic accomplishments of Honey 2 or Congo, but the reality is these and their ilk probably won’t be missed by many. Check out the full list below. And when you’re done, click here to see what's coming. That’s what really matters anyway. October 1 10.0 Earthquake Back to the Future Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part III Beverly Hills Cop II Congo Deep Impact Erin Brockovich The Exorcist Heroes: Season 1­-4 Honey Honey 2 Insomnia Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Mr. Deeds My Girl Nick of Time The Phantom
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Round-Up: Trick ’R Treat Graphic Novel, Lavalantula Release Details, The Society Of Blood Excerpt, Crazy Bitches

  • DailyDead
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.
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27 Films That Definitively Prove the '90s Was the Best Era for Sports Movies

27 Films That Definitively Prove the '90s Was the Best Era for Sports Movies
What's your favorite sports movie? Chances are it's from the '90s. And that's because from 1990 to 1999, Hollywood produced the best sports films in the history of cinema. If Hoosiers had been made in the '90s, it would have been a perfect decade and not an almost perfect decade. Do you want proof? Or do you just want to get all nostalgic about Space Jam, The Sandlot, The Big Green and more of your favorite childhood films? Check out these 27 sports movies that the '90s so graciously gave us, and then join us in mourning the fact that we'll never get a more glorious film era ever again. 1. Space Jam (1996).  Bill Murray and Bugs Bunny together at last! Oh, and Michael Jordan...
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Super-8 Frankenstein Movie Madness September 2nd at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

The big green guy with the bolts in his neck gets his day in St. Louis when we celebrate Hollywood’s most famous movie monster at The Way out Club. Super-8 Frankenstein Movie Madness will take place on Tuesday, September 2nd beginning at 8pm.

Condensed versions (average length: 15 minutes) of these Frankenstein films will be screened on a big screen on Super-8 sound film: Frankenstein (1931), Bride Of Frankenstein, Son Of Frankenstein, Shost Of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, House Of Frankenstein, I Was A Teenage Frankenstein, and Frankenstein Conquers The World!

Frankenstein-free movies we’re showing on September 2nd are: Bugs Bunny in All This And Rabbit Stew, Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett in Saturn 3, a Sean Connery double feature of The Anderson Tapes and Darby O’Gill And The Little People, the ‘Fistful of Yen’ sequence from Kentucky Fried Movie, and Charles Bronson in The White Buffalo.

We
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4 Can’t-Miss Casting Notices

Sometimes immersing yourself in a different world is all you need to get your creative juices flowing. Here are four auditions that indulge in the surreal and the fantastical. Cirque Du SOLEILThe phenomenal acrobatic show is looking for actors trained in physical acting as well as clowns, contemporary mimes, street performers, and actors with exceptional skills or unusual body types. Audition dates and locations vary depending on the show’s location. “Shrek: The Musical”The big green ogre comes to the musical stage in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Conejo Players Theatre is casting the entire ensemble from Shrek and Fiona to Lord Farquaad and the Three Blind Mice. For your audition prepare one minute of a contemporary musical theater song that’s not from “Shrek.” All auditioners will be required to learn a short dance routine as well as do a cold reading from the script. Auditions will be held Aug.
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Top 5 Soccer Movies

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With the World Cup taking over our televisions, and kind of our lives, it got us thinking about some of our favorite soccer movies. As much as we love the live action and the unpredictability of the winner, we certainly love seeing the choreographed plays and happy endings of the soccer movies. If you have watched all of the World Cup Soccer matches for the day and you still want more soccer, watch one of our top five soccer movie picks from the list below!

5. Ladybugs. When a coach is trying to make his helpless girls soccer team become league champions, he recruits his girlfriends son to help train his team. But instead of just teaching the girls, the coach persuades the young boy to dress like a girl and play with them. Will the coach ever reveal the true identity of the soccer star, or keep the secret in order to win?
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Altercations: The Making of X-Men: Days of Future Past

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisor Lou Pecora, digital effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidi, animation supervisor Benoit Dubuc and previs supervisor Austin Bonang about having the future collide with the past….

When returning to the movie franchise he helped to launch, filmmaker Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) turned to Richard Stammers (Prometheus) to orchestrate the visual effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) where original and new cast members are united in a classic time travel tale. Among the companies recruited by Stammers were Mpc, Digital Domain and The Third Floor.

“I was specifically was the animation supervisor for Mpc so we looked after the future Sentinel sequences,” states Benoit Dubuc who operated out of Montreal in a newly created VFX facility. “The opening action sequence and then the end sequence as well. When we got on board all of the sequences had been previs by another company. The previs
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Patrick Renna from "The Sandlot" -- What's He Up to Now?

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He was the goofy red head who starred in '90s family classics like "The Sandlot," "The Big Green" and Pauly Shore classic "Son in Law" -- but where is Patrick Renna now?After appearing on TV shows like "ER," "Boston Legal" and a memorable episode of "The X-Files," the actor kind of fell off the radar.But now, he's staging his own comeback.The 34-year-old former child star is hoping to return to the big screen with a new Kickstarter campaign for a feature-length comedy called "Bad Roomies." Renna will also serve as producer on the film, a first for his career. With a little over 2 days left until the campaign comes to a close on Sunday, Patrick and his partners have almost reached their $75,000 goal. Check out the pitch video below -- what do you make of the idea? Click the gallery above to see what the rest
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The 15 Greatest Movie Trip Scenes Ever

  • NextMovie
There's always been a lot of tripping in movies, and man, is it hilarious. People trip all the time. Why, just the other day, I had dropped my backpack on the floor of my apartment right when I walked in, and as I circled back around really quickly I ended up stepping right into ...

Oh. Ohhh. That type of tripping. The one with hallucinogenic drugs. Okay, got it. Yeah, that type of tripping is funny, too. And hey, that's in a bunch of movies as well! Like, say, this week's "This is the End." Or so we hear.

We've counted down for you the Top 15 "tripping" scenes in movies, ranked in order of ... trippiest? We guess?

15. 'Batman Begins' (2005)

The tripping scenes in "Batman Begins" are underrated to the degree that a) they're not done for fun — quite the opposite, in fact — and b) they're kind of an afterthought
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Kids' Choice Awards Preview! See Which Stars Have Won the Big Help Award

Kids' Choice Awards Preview! See Which Stars Have Won the Big Help Award
Nickelodeon's Big Help initiative encourages kids to help people, animals and the planet. And every year since 2009, during the Kids' Choice Awards, they have handed out The Big Help Award to a charitable celeb who is leading by example. Who will it be this year? We'll find out on Sunday! To distinguish the award (formerly known as "The Big Green Help Award"), honorees are given a different color blimp than the rest of the evening's award winners. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the award was green. In 2012, they changed the color to silver. So, which celebs have taken home a Big Help Blimp? Click through our gallery of all the winners to see who won and how they earned...
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Joss Whedon says a solo Hulk movie 'would be very very hard'

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Joss Whedon says a solo Hulk movie 'would be very very hard'
The big green guy just can't get a break on the big silver screen. After both Ang Lee's 2003 attempt and Louis Leterrier's 2008 reboot failed to ignite much more than a flicker of fan interest, the Hulk finally received some rave reviews for his part in Joss Whedon's ensemble superhero flick "The Avengers" last year. Mark Ruffalo's performance led to inevitable talks about a solo spin-off. However, Marvel's potential plans to attempt yet another Hulk adventure seem to be further off than we thought, even as recent reports have surfaced that detail Marvel's plans for the character throughout Phases 2 and 3. ...
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Latino Review's Marvel Scoop - How Does The Hulk Fit Into Phases 2 And 3?

Okay, the long and the short of it is: According to Elmayimbe, at the end of Avengers 2, The Hulk will be launched into space by the McU incarnation of The Illuminati! He says this will actually lead to a Planet Hulk solo movie in Phase 3. Pretty incredible eh? But that's not all! Elmayimbe then says that Avengers 3 will see The big green fella return to Earth, and focus on the comic book storyline World War Hulk We can't be certain that all or any of this is true of course, but Latino Review are right more often that they are wrong and there is no doubt Marvel consider them major annoyances with their constant scoopage, so that's good enough for us. What do you think of these future plans for The Hulk? Sound off in the usual place. Click the link below to watch the vid for yourselves.
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Latino Review's Marvel Scoop - How Does The Hulk Fit Into Phase 2 And 3?

Okay, the long and the short of it is: According to Elmayimbe, at the end of Avengers 2, The Hulk will be launched into space by the McU incarnation of The Illuminati! He says this will actually lead to a Planet Hulk solo movie in Phase 3. Pretty incredible eh? But that's not all! Elmayimbe then says that Avengers 3 will see The big green fella return to Earth, and focus on the comic book storyline World War Hulk We can't be certain that all or any of this is true of course, but Latino Review are right more often that they are wrong and there is no doubt Marvel consider them major annoyances with their constant scoopage, so that's good enough for us. What do you think of these future plans for The Hulk? Sound off in the usual place. Click the link below to watch the vid for yourselves.
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

'Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United': First Look at Marvel Animation's debut movie -- Exclusive

'Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United': First Look at Marvel Animation's debut movie -- Exclusive
The big green guy and the big metal guy are having a post-Avengers reunion in animated form.

Marvel Animation Studios has exclusively revealed plans to EW for its debut feature, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, which will team Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in a fight against the villain Zzzax, a creature formed out of pure energy who can absorb human minds.

As these first images show, the movie (which will debut on home video April 23) is a hybrid of computer-generated animation and hand-drawn art.

Zzzax is a character long familiar to fans of the Hulk, a sentient being
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Editorial: What Happened to Sports Movies for Kids?

  • Collider.com
The baseball season has begun, the NHL is in the middle of the race for the Stanley Cup, and the NBA is about to begin its endless playoff season.  But at the multiplex, it's always the off-season for kids' sports films.  When I was growing up, there was a boon of sports movies for kids.  From 1991 to 1995, studios released a steady stream of movies featuring kids playing sports.  Films released in these four years included (in chronological order): The Mighty Ducks (1992), The Sandlot (1993), Rookie of the Year (1993), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994), Little Big League (1994), Angels in the Outfield (1994), Little Giants (1994), and The Big Green (1995). There were other sports movies that kids could go see (like A League of Their Own), but these movies in particular featured kids playing sports and/or being die-hard fans of the sport.  These movies don't get made any more, but it's not like kids stopped playing sports.
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