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Zombieland Was Supposed to Have Patrick Swayze Instead of Bill Murray

Zombieland Was Supposed to Have Patrick Swayze Instead of Bill Murray
Despite passing away from cancer at the young age of 57, 80s icon Patrick Swayze kept acting up until the time of his death, appearing in a handful of movies and starring in the A&E drama The Beast. His untimely demise came in 2009, the same year Zombieland stormed theaters. And as it turns out, Patrick Swayze was actually supposed to play himself in that movie. This, unfortunately, didn't came to pass.

As Zombieland fans know, it was Bill Murray that would go onto assume the role of himself, playing a heightened version of his Hollywood persona. The cameo remained a secret, even weeks after the movie came out, and many sight the former SNL and Ghostbusters star's presence in the movie as one of the highlights. In this horror action comedy, Woody Harrelson's Tallahassee and his survivor friends played by Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin decided to
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Best Baseball Movies

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the
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XLrator Media Picks Up Yaniv Rokah’s Documentary ‘Queen Mimi’ (Exclusive)

XLrator Media Picks Up Yaniv Rokah’s Documentary ‘Queen Mimi’ (Exclusive)
XLrator Media has picked up worldwide distribution rights to “Queen Mimi,” Yaniv Rokah’s acclaimed docu about a charismatic homeless woman, now 90 years old, who lived for 20 years in a Santa Monica, Calif., laundromat until customers Zach Galifianakis and Renee Zellweger pooled their resources to get her a furnished apartment. Rokah and executive producer Alexander van de Leur announced the news while at the 12th Bahamas Int’l Film Festival (Dec. 1-12) where it played Dec. 2.

Founded by former Weinstein exec Barry Gordon in 2010, XLrator Media plans a limited theatrical release of “Queen Mimi” in February across L.A., Chicago and New York before its VOD and digital platform release in the early spring.

Doc will have its L.A. premiere at the ArcLight on Dec. 13 as part of the Slamdance Cinema Club.

Queen Mimi” is Israeli-born Rokah’s directorial debut, whose acting credits include “World War Z,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,
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Afm: Gaumont Unveils Raft of Global Deals On ‘Ballerina,’ ‘Monsieur Chocolat’ & More (Exclusive)

Gaumont is rolling off a stellar American Film Market, having closed major pre-sales on Pixar-style toon feature “Ballerina,” period biopic “Monsieur Chocolat” with Omar Sy and Jean Dujardin starrer “Up For Love.”

One of Europe’s most ambitious animated feature projects, “Ballerina,” which marks the first animated feature produced by Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou and Nicolas Duval at Quad Films (“Intouchables,””Heartbreaker”), pre-sold to eOne in the U.K., Videa in Italy, Belga/uDream in Benelux, Idc for Latin America, Monolith in Eastern Europe, Volga in Russia, A Contracorriente in Spain, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Pan Cinema in South Korea and Odeon in Greece. Sales were inked following a private screening of a 40-minute cut of the film held on the eve of the Afm in Los Angeles.

Directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin, The $35 million “Ballerina” features a high-profile voice cast headlined by Elle Fanning and Dane DeHaane,
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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

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,
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Sarah Goldberg, Who Appeared in ‘7th Heaven,’ Dies at 40

Sarah Goldberg, Who Appeared in ‘7th Heaven,’ Dies at 40
Sarah Danielle Goldberg, who played Sarah Glass Camden on “7th Heaven,” died in her sleep Sept. 27 in Wisconsin. Her family suspected a heart attack, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She was 40.

She also appeared in “Jurassic Park III,” “The Beast,” “Judging Amy” and Colleen Sarkossian on the recent reboot of “Beverly Hills 90210.”

In “7th Heaven,” she played the daughter of a rabbi who fell in love with Matt Camden, the son of a pastor played by Stephen Collins.

She also played a college student seeking drugs in “Training Day.”

She also appeared in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Without a Trace.”

Originally from Chicago, Goldberg got her entry into show business helping arrange table linens and serving as an extra in “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” which was filmed in the area.

She is survived by her parents and a brother.
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Sarah Goldberg, Who Appeared in ‘7th Heaven,’ Dies at 40

Sarah Goldberg, Who Appeared in ‘7th Heaven,’ Dies at 40
Sarah Danielle Goldberg, who played Sarah Glass Camden on “7th Heaven,” died in her sleep Sept. 27 in Wisconsin. Her family suspected a heart attack, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She was 40.

She also appeared in “Jurassic Park III,” “The Beast,” “Judging Amy” and Colleen Sarkossian on the recent reboot of “Beverly Hills 90210.”

In “7th Heaven,” she played the daughter of a rabbi who fell in love with Matt Camden, the son of a pastor played by Stephen Collins.

She also played a college student seeking drugs in “Training Day.”

She also appeared in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Without a Trace.”

Originally from Chicago, Goldberg got her entry into show business helping arrange table linens and serving as an extra in “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” which was filmed in the area.

She is survived by her parents and a brother.
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'Law & Order: Svu' Promotes Donal Logue to Recurring Status

'Law & Order: Svu' Promotes Donal Logue to Recurring Status
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: Svu, "Beast's Obsession"] Law & Order: Svu welcomed back a familiar face. Donal Logue, who guest-starred in a March episode of the veteran NBC procedural, made a splashy return as Lieutenant Declan Murphy in Wednesday's pivotal hour, "Beast's Obsession," taking over from Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as acting commander of the New York Special Victims Unit. The episode culminated in a confrontation between Olivia and "The Beast," William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber), who committed suicide. Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2014-15 With this episode, Logue has been

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Pablo Schreiber Returning to Law & Order: Svu for a Dangerous Confrontation With Mariska Hargitay's Benson

Pablo Schreiber Returning to Law & Order: Svu for a Dangerous Confrontation With Mariska Hargitay's Benson
The Beast is back. Pablo Schreiber is returning to Law & Order: Svu as William Lewis for a harrowing new confrontation with Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) in the Wednesday, April 9 titled "Beast's Obsession." E! News can exclusively reveal the character gets out of prison after four months of incarceration and he's gunning for everybody's favorite police officer. "He's coming back. We teased it at the end of his last episode, the trial episode. There was a little moment on the gurney," Svu executive producer Warren Leight told E! News. "He's figured a way out and there's only one thing he's interested in and that's a last dance with Olivia...
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When does 'Chicago Pd' premiere? Plus 'Revolution,' 'Modern Family,' and more TV returns

Now that the holidays are over, TV is picking back up with new episodes of returning shows, new seasons, and new series premiering. So what's kicking off tonight, Wednesday Jan. 8?

In the series premiere of the "Chicago Fire" spinoff, "Chicago Pd," after a slew of brutal slayings, District 21, led by Sergeant Hank Voight go after a Columbian drug cartel cleaning house in Chicago. They discover D'Anthony who proves to be an asset in the investigation. At District, complicated histories and unit rivalries surface which could end up costing them one of their own. Meanwhile, Rookie Kyle Ruzek is pulled from the police academy by Olinski to join the team. "Chicago Pd" premieres at 10 p.m. Et on NBC.

"Revolution" returns from its winter hiatus at 8 p.m. Et on NBC with an all-new episode. Monroe forms an unlikely team with Miles and Rachel to find his long-lost son.

"The Middle" returns at 8 p.
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New Law And Order Svu Season 15,Episode 10 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By NBC

New Law And Order Svu season 15,episode 10 official spoilers,plotline revealed by NBC. Recently,NBC released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 10 of season 15. The episode is entitled, "Psycho/Therapist," and it sounds like it'll be quite interesting as Benson will be forced to face her attacker, Lewis, again. It effects her recovery, and more. In the new,10th episode press release: The trial of William Lewis will ,once again, pit detective Benson against her attacker . Guest star Pablo Schreiber will return. Press release number 2: 'The Beast’ will return when Detective Benson is forced to face Lewis in the courtroom, and the stress of reliving the attack will cause setbacks in her recovery. With Lewis trying every trick in the book to continue his legal winning streak, Benson is going to be forced to reveal some of the secrets she’s kept about the ordeal.
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Law & Order: Svu Can’t Keep Paul Schreiber Away From Olivia Benson

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The future does not look bright for Law & Order: Svu’s Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who has already been through a ringer in this current season of the NBC procedural. Back in the premiere, Benson found herself the captive of a serial rapist and killer known as The Beast. He humiliated and tortured her, but she got the upper hand in the end and nearly beat the man to death. But Benson’s nightmare is not yet over. Sure, The Beast has been put away, but that doesn’t mean he’s gone. He’s still alive and, therefore, in a position to cause more trouble for Benson.

As reported by TV Guide, actor Pablo Schreiber is returning to Svu in 2014 to reprise his role as William Lew: The Beast. He’ll make his second appearance in the Jan. 8 episode, where he will be back to torment Benson, but
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'Law & Order: Svu': Pablo Schreiber will return to taunt Benson again

"Law & Order: Svu" isn't finished with serial rapist William Lewis just yet -- and he's not done with Benson, either.

Pablo Schreiber, who played Lewis, aka The Beast, in a memorable arc that culminated on the Season 15 premiere in September, will return to the NBC drama on Jan. 8. After abducting Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and then having her turn the tables on him, he's now set to go to trial.

"We are thrilled and terrified that Pablo Schreiber is coming back to 'Svu' to reprise his role as psychopath William Lewis," "Svu" executive producers Warren Leight and Julie Martin tell TV Guide. "He'll again be tormenting Olivia Benson. Although he's the one on trial, he turns it into hers."

Lewis' trial turns into a face-off between defendant and detective. Schreiber (who also stars on "Orange Is the New Black") tells TV Guide his character will try to capitalize on "what he
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Exclusive: Pablo Schreiber's "Beast" Returns to Law & Order: Svu

It looks like justice will finally be served to the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit serial rapist and killer known as The Beast. TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively that William Lewis, the sadistic villain played by Pablo Schreiber, will return in the Jan. 8 episode of the NBC drama. In September's season premiere, Lewis humiliated and tortured Det. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), who eventually fought back and nearly beat him to death.

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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Friday, July 19th

Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the second day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Friday, July 18. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am Cartoon Network: Regular Show

Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? Yeeeeeeeeuh you do! Check out exclusive content and get the inside scoop on your favorite slackers and some of their closest friends. The panel features: Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel (voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Sam Marin (voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man), Sean Szeles (supervising director), Matt Price (writer), and storyboard artists Toby Jones and Calvin Wong. Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza,
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Interview: 'Vikings' star Travis Fimmel discusses making Ragnar relatable

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Interview: 'Vikings' star Travis Fimmel discusses making Ragnar relatable
We're on the eve of the 10th anniversary of The WB's "Tarzan," which introduced the world to Australian model-turned-actor Travis Fimmel.   Fans of History's "Vikings" whose only point-of-reference for Fimmel was  "Tarzan" may have been surprised by his intense, intriguingly crazed performance as upwardly mobile warrior and family man Ragnar Lothbrok.    Since his short-lived WB debut, though, Fimmel has made a string of interestingly quirky career choices, starting with an dark and internalized performance in "The Beast," going even darker and more tortured in the early episodes of NBC's "Chase" and going unexpectedly Southern and backwoods in FX's "Outlaw...
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'Vikings' invade London to promote LoveFilm launch

LoveFilm has brought the Vikings back to London as part of a promotional stunt for its new Us TV series.

Vikings, which launched on History in the Us, will be available for UK TV fans on LoveFilm from May 24.

Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, In Treatment), Katheryn Winnick (Love and Other Drugs) and Travis Fimmel (The Beast) star in the action drama.

The show is described as a tale of warfare, sex, bloodshed, ambition, family and brotherhood, and all nine episodes will be available at once for LoveFilm subscribers.

As part of today's promotional stunt (May 16), LoveFilm sailed a 35-foot Viking longboat, complete with 15 Viking raiders, down the River Thames.

Simon Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at LoveFilm, said: "Geneticists say there's a bit of Viking DNA in all of us so we're delighted to give our members the opportunity to indulge in first class entertainment and feast on the story of their ancestry.
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Film Review: ‘Stand by Love’

It’s going to be a bumpy flight for two ex-lovers who are accidentally seated next to each other on a plane in “Stand by Love,” Alexandre Castagnetti’s glossy, cliched French romantic comedy adapted from a screenplay by Yank thesp-scribe Vincent Angell (2009 TV series “The Beast”). On her way back from New York, an about-to-be-married sculptress, played by a vivacious Ludivine Sagnier, has to spend hours talking with a debonair cad she once dated, prompting a severe case of recurring flashback-itis. Though uneven, the pic should coast to respectable numbers locally and see some offshore action.

A Gotham-set prologue somewhat crudely telegraphs what auds need to know about the characters: Antoine (Nicolas Bedos, in his first starring role) is a handsome but heartless Casanova — he wakes up handcuffed in a sea of empty bottles and nameless babes — and Julie (Sagnier) is a cutesy yet earthy Zooey Deschanel type (except French,
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History Renews Vikings For 10 Episode Second Season

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As of yesterday, Donal Logue wasn’t certain of his future on Vikings (or, led one to believe same anyway), but today the show has been renewed for a second season. Logue (interview coverage soon), who plays the Viking King, may still be uncertain, I suppose, because who knows where the show is going, but the curiosity of timing was rather interesting.

The trials of Ragnar and clan have proven a solid venture as far as ratings are concerned, and the show not only has established a loyal viewership, but has managed strong ratings from critics.

Four new episodes remain of the first season, though you’d be hard-pressed to tell that from History’s show page, and the next episode is going to be a real high point of the show. Ragnar and the Earl will finally lock horns in the more vikingly sense, and it’s going
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"The Sandlot" Star Reflects on Film 20 Years Later!

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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
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