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The Sandlot Turns 25: Memories That the Stars Will Remember For-Eh-Ver

The Sandlot Turns 25: Memories That the Stars Will Remember For-Eh-Ver
The '90s were an incredible decade for sports films. For those of us who grew up then, our childhoods are forever intertwined with classic moments from movies like The Mighty Ducks, Angels in the Outfield, Rookie of the Year, Little Big League and more. But there's perhaps no more beloved sports movie than The Sandlot. The insanely quotable movie introduced some of us to the concept of s'mores, convinced us to never try chewing tobacco (especially not at the carnival), made us long for summer days at the community pool and somehow had us all in love with the idea of playing baseball—especially if it meant we'd find a friend as cool as Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez. Set in the...
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The Evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: From Child Actor to ‘Snowden’ Star (Photos)

The Evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: From Child Actor to ‘Snowden’ Star (Photos)
1991: Joseph Gordon-Levitt booked a number of roles as a child actor, including guest spots on “Family Ties” and “Murder She Wrote,” but his first starring role was on ABC’s revival of ’60s gothic soap opera, “Dark Shadows.” The show, on which Jgl played David Collins, only lasted one season. 1994: In “Angels in the Outfield,” Jgl plays an adorable foster child who prays to God that the California Angels win the pennant so he can have a family again. God answers by sending a pack of angels, led by Christopher Lloyd, to help out the struggling ball club. 1996: Jgl...
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‘The Sandlot’ Writer/Director Has Written a New Baseball Movie

‘The Sandlot’ Writer/Director Has Written a New Baseball Movie
The 1990s were the heyday of kid-centric baseball films. This was back when movies like Rookie of the Year and Angels in the Outfield were making $50 million at the box office, and even something like Little Big League – which only pulled in $12 million domestically – could expect a healthy life on home video after it left […]

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Movies to Show My Son: ‘The Sandlot’

Today I begin a new series that combines my fondness for film with the joy I have of being a parent. Like most geek dads or dads in general I am eager to share the things I have a passion for with my son. Growing up I can remember my dad doing the same. As a proud Air Force veteran with a father who made his living working for the Rail Road my dad grew up with his own passions and hobbies. Some of my greatest memories as a child are the times I spent seeing my dad gushing at train museums, getting lost in amazement at air shows, or simply try to gather as much information as possible about World War II. Now as I am closing in on the two year mark of being a dad I am beginning to brainstorm on what movies are must sees for my son.
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Mortal Kombat movie: Danny Glover was on the wishlist

Matthew Byrd Feb 27, 2017

New Line executives wanted Danny Glover to play Raiden in 1995's Mortal Kombat movie...

Say what you will about the 1995 film adaptation of Mortal Kombat, but director Paul W.S. Anderson's version of the famous fighting game was faithful to its source material. All the principle characters were in place, and there was an honest attempt at telling a story that fit within the Mortal Kombat universe. 

Sure, the film had issues, but given how the sequel turned out, it's easy to see how the original could have been much worse. Actually, the film was apparently going to be quite different if New Line had gotten their way.

During an episode of IGN Unfiltered, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon recalled some of the discussions he had with New Line executives during his time as a creative consultant on the project. He remembers there being some "pretty interesting discussions" regarding the project,
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Cool Videos: Daniel Stern reprises Rookie of the Year persona in new shorts

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There are a string of baseball movies that I grew up with; The Sandlot, Little Big League, Angels In The Outfield. The list goes on, but also includes Rookie Of The Year. Directed by Daniel Stern himself (of Home Alone fame), the movie also featured Stern in a role as a pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs. Well, wouldn't you know it? The Cubs are doing pretty well this year, so Stern decided to... Read More...
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Votd: Daniel Stern Returns as ‘Rookie of the Year’ Chicago Cubs Pitching Coach Phil Brickma

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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Hollywood Odds: Matthew McConaughey: His best performances so far

We’re now deep into the McConaissance folks. Yes, in the last few years, we’ve seen Matthew McConaughey really make the leap to the next stage of his career, shaking up the industry in the process. With this week marking the release of his new film The Sea of Trees, I wanted to take a look at his best work to date. Even before I started tackling heavier fare, he was someone I enjoyed, but that’s only grown these days. Whether in supporting or lead roles, he’s a unique and talented actor with a lot to offer. The years to come will be very exciting, both for us and for him… The Sea of Trees is a drama about a pair of suicidal men looking for a way out of a forest in Japan. One is Arthur Brennan (McConaughey), the protagonist, while the other is Takumi Nakamura
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The Evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: From Child Actor to ‘Snowden’ Star (Photos)

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The Evolution of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: From Child Actor to ‘Snowden’ Star (Photos)
1991: Joseph Gordon-Levitt booked a number of roles as a child actor, including guest spots on “Family Ties” and “Murder She Wrote,” but his first starring role was on ABC’s revival of ’60s gothic soap opera, “Dark Shadows.” The show, on which Jgl played David Collins, only lasted one season. 1994: In “Angels in the Outfield,” Jgl plays an adorable foster child who prays to God that the California Angels win the pennant so he can have a family again. God answers by sending a pack of angels, led by Christopher Lloyd, to help out the struggling ball club.
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Bailee Madison To Star In Freeform Movie ‘Different Folks’ From Myriad Pictures Boss

Exclusive: Bailee Madison has been tapped to star in Different Folks, a holiday movie set up at Freeform to be produced by Myriad Pictures. It will mark the feature directorial debut of Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico, and his company will be financing and handling worldwide sales. Freeform will air it this year as part of its holiday programming block. The comedy, penned by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Made In America, Angels In The Outfield), centers on a shy high school…
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Bailee Madison To Star In Freeform Movie ‘Different Folks’ From Myriad Pictures Boss

Bailee Madison To Star In Freeform Movie ‘Different Folks’ From Myriad Pictures Boss
Exclusive: Bailee Madison has been tapped to star in Different Folks, a holiday movie set up at Freeform to be produced by Myriad Pictures. It will mark the feature directorial debut of Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico, and his company will be financing and handling worldwide sales. Freeform will air it this year as part of its holiday programming block. The comedy, penned by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Made In America, Angels In The Outfield), centers on a shy high school…
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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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3rd Rock Turns 20: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Then and Now

3rd Rock Turns 20: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Then and Now
Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered.

Seriously, look at him – babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so Tiger
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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom

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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom
Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered. Seriously, look at him - babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so
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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom

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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom
Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered. Seriously, look at him - babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: His best performances to date

Simply put, it’s hard to find a more charming up and coming A-lister in Hollywood right now than Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is one of the industries most uniquely talented actors, with an eye towards filmmaking as well. This week, he goes the raunchy buddy comedy route while mixing in the holiday movie route with The Night Before. Interestingly enough, this also re-teams him with a cast member and a director that led to some of his best work to date (Seth Rogen and Jonathan Levine, respectively. As such, I have a list of his best performances below for you to check out, after a bit on the new flick and what Gordon-Levitt’s career has been like so far… The Night Before is a comedy centered around three friends (Gordon-Levitt and Rogen, along with Anthony Mackie) who have a Christmas tradition of going out and partying. As age and life interfere,
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Fake 30 For 30 Reveals How Rocky Balboa Ended The Cold War in Rocky IV

College Humor recently created a fake episode of Espn's 30 For 30 sports documentary series about Angels in the Outfield, and now they're back with a fresh one about how Rocky Balboa ended the Cold War in Rocky IV. Ivan Drago's fight with Apollo Creed, his bout with the Italian Stallion, and the epic post-match speech that changed everything are all chronicled here with humorous commentary from sports personalities and a handful of actors playing characters. The site does a great job of putting these together; they truly look and sound just like real episodes of the show.

See Rocky again on the big screen starting November 25th when Creed hits theaters.
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Cool Videos: If Rocky IV Really Happened

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Not too long ago, we got a look at a faux-espn: 30 For 30 special that dealt with the special season of the old California Angels as depicted in the Disney motion picture Angels In The Outfield and the aftermath. Well, the folks over at College Humor are back at it again, this time taking a good look at the events of Rocky IV as if they were real. Now some of you might be asking yourself, "Wasn't... Read More...
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25 Baseball Movie Quotes to Get You Pumped Up for the World Series

25 Baseball Movie Quotes to Get You Pumped Up for the World Series
If Joseph Gordon-Levitt flapping his wings in Angels in the Outfield was a movie quote, you better believe it would make this list. (So, spoiler alert, it doesn't.) Tomorrow night the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals go head-to-head in the first game of the 2015 World Series. Even if your team didn't make it (you had a lot of Back to the Future enthusiasts behind you, Chicago Cubs), we can all agree there's something special about a ballgame. Whether or not you have something riding on this series, it's the time of year when we get to see the best of the major leagues—and we're ready to watch some amazing baseball. Instead of just listening to "Meet the...
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Watch A Terrific Espn Spoof That Goes Deep On Angels In The Outfield

Director William Dear's 1994 hit Angels In The Outfield is a fun little piece of entertainment for kids, but when you think about it as an adult, you begin to ask some serious questions about just what the hell is going on in the world the story inhabits. Now all of those big questions have been answered in hilarious fashion thanks to a new spoof of Espn's 30-For-30 series: College Humor released this new video, and you really have to give them a lot of credit for going as far as they did detail wise. Not only does this video feature real baseball players and reporters (including former center fielder Doug Glanville and Baseball Tonight's Tim Kirkjian), but even a few actors from the film. Neal McDonough does an amazing job reprising his role as pitcher/idiot Whitt Bass, and we even get to see what little J.P.
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