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World’s Most Successful Racehorses

One of the most popular sports in the world, the history of modern horse racing in Britain dates all the way back to the 17th century. It’s so popular in fact, that in 2008 alone it generated a worldwide market worth around Us$115 billion! There’s been some incredible equines in racing history, making for some even more incredible odds when it comes to winning big! Courtesy of Paddy Power Cheltenham Betting, we take a look at some of these record breaking horses, and the amazing things they’ve achieved!

Secretariat

Without a doubt the most famous horse in sports history, earning himself both a 2010 blockbuster courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures that grossed over $60 million dollars, and a well-deserved place in history books. Secretariat holds the record as one of the greatest, and fastest horses ever. An American Thoroughbred horse who, in 1973 became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
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Wyatt Russell Joins Liam Hemsworth for Awol

I’m sure that Awol is familiar title for you, because we already had a little chat about this indie movie which is, by the way, based on a true story.

So, by now, you also know that Liam Hemsworth, Austin Stowell, Teresa Palmer and Aimee Teegarden are all on board to star in Danny Mooney‘s upcoming flick. But, here’s an interesting addition! Apparently now Wyatt Russell will join them as well.

As we previously reported, Awol will follow Stowell as a young soldier in Vietnam who gets dumped by his hometown girl, played by Teegarden.

On the other hand, Hemsworth plays his best friend who joins him in going Awol, and together, they return to the States to win her back. As for Russell, at this moment there’s still no character details for his role.

Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff, the duo behind the TV movie
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Wyatt Russell Goes Awol with Liam Hemsworth

If you are looking for an impressive young cast on an upcoming indie film, I’ve got the flick for you. Director Danny Mooney is developing the Vietnam-era love story Awol and has already amassed an impressive list of up-and-comers. Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song), Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Austin Stowell (Puncture), and Aimee Teegarden (Scream 4) are all set to star in Mooney’s directorial debut. Now, according to Variety, Wyatt Russell will be joining them. Russell, who can be seen in the upcoming Cowboys and Aliens, is also set to appear in Judd Apatow’s upcoming but as-of-yet untitled film. Based on a true story, Awol follows Hemsworth as the best friend and comrade-in-arms to Stowell, whose stateside girlfriend (Teegarden) dumps him. Together, they go Awol and return to their Michigan hometown to win her back. For more on the film and the rest of the cast's previous and future works,
See full article at Collider.com »

The plague of movie trivia

When people cheerfully tell me, "I have a trivia question" for you, I have a cheerful answer for them, but I rarely express it: "I'm a professional. Ask an amateur." Why in the name of Buster would I want to clutter my memory with useless facts? During long, hard years of being asked trivia questions, I have learned one thing for sure. The person asking me is in the possession of one fact, and is pretty confident I don't know it. Therefore, my admission of defeat will demonstrate their superiority.

I know something about the movies, and here is how I really should reply: "Before I even attempt to answer your question, let me ask you five questions to see if you are qualified to even take up the time of a busy, busy man such as myself. (1) What is the name of the film that codified the language of the cinema?
See full article at Roger Ebert's Blog »

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