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‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)

‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)
At the end of “The Sandlot,” the narrator explains how each of the kids ended up as each one fades from the screen. Some moved away, Benny the Jet made it to the big leagues, and Squints married Wendy Peffercorn. Earlier, TheWrap explored why some movies will be remembered but “The Sandlot” will never die. But 25 years later, we’ll explore where the film’s actors actually ended up.

Tom Guiry – Scotty Smalls

After making his film debut with “The Sandlot,” Tom Guiry continued to pursue acting and landed roles in “Mystic River,” “The Revenant” and “Black Hawk Down.” He most recently starred in “Wonder Wheel” and “Sollers Point.”

Mike Vitar – Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez

Mike Vitar continued his reputation as a sporty, teen heartthrob by appearing in both “Mighty Ducks” sequels “D2” and “D3.” His last acting role was in 1997 for a show called “Chicago Hope,” at which point he retired and became a firefighter. But in 2015, Vitar was charged with assault and reached a plea deal to avoid time behind bars in 2017.

Chauncey Leopardi – Squints

Leopardi spoke with TheWrap and says he’s keeping busy with a family and some businesses, as well as appearing at events for “The Sandlot” whenever he can. As an actor he’s also starred in “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls” and most recently “Coldwater” in 2013.

Patrick Renna – Ham

Originally from Boston, Patrick Renna still acts. Outside of “The Sandlot,” he had a memorable leading role in “The Big Green” while still young. More recently, he starred in episodes of “Boston Legal,” “Judging Amy” and 2016’s “Fear, Inc.”

Marty York – Yeah-Yeah

In addition to seriously bulking up, Marty York appeared in episodes of “Boy Meets World” and “The Eric Andre Show.”

Brandon Quintin Adams – Kenny DeNunez

Brandon Quintin Adams, also just Brandon Adams, had small roles in other ’90s hits “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sister-Sister” and “Moesha.” He also did a voice for “Kingdom Hearts 2” and has recorded music as a rapper under the name B. Lee.

Grant Gelt – Bertram Grover Weeks

Grant Gelt had a few acting roles after “The Sandlot,” including “Boy Meets World” and “Hey Arnold!,” but he now works as a music manager.

Victor Dimattia – Timmy Timmons

Victor Dimattia went on two direct two short films and appeared in the 2018 indie “Get Married Or Die.”

Shane Obedzinski – Tommy “Repeat” Timmons

Unlike his onscreen counterpart, Shane Obedzinski didn’t directly follow in the footsteps of his onscreen brother. After leaving acting, he opened a pizza shop in Florida, but was glad to join in for the 20th anniversary festivities.

Marley Shelton – Wendy Peffercorn

Marley Shelton, who played the lifeguard all the boys are gaga over in “The Sandlot” Wendy Peffercorn, has starred in “Sin City,” “Planet Terror,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Death Proof,” “Scream 4” and more. She currently stars on the series “Rise” and will next be seen in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.”

Denis Leary – Bill, Scott’s Stepdad

Taking a role as a fairly straight-laced, if imposing stepdad was a departure for the firebrand comedian back in 1993, but he would eventually move into far more dramatic roles on “Rescue Me” and more. And thankfully, he’s still a fan of “The Sandlot.”

Karen Allen – Scott’s Mom

Following “The Sandlot,” Karen Allen would reprise her more famous role as Marion in “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.” She most recently starred in “Year by the Sea” in 2016.

James Earl Jones – Mr. Mertle

It’s like he never really left!

Read original story ‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos) At TheWrap
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‘And Then I Go’ Trailer: Justin Long and Melanie Lynskey Can’t Stop Their Son From Committing a Terrible Crime — Watch

‘And Then I Go’ Trailer: Justin Long and Melanie Lynskey Can’t Stop Their Son From Committing a Terrible Crime — Watch
The Orchard’s “And Then I Go” culminates in a school shooting carried out by a pair of eighth graders, a story that has only grown more relevant since its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival last June. Arman Darbo plays Edwin, a distressed outcast with loving parents (Justin Long and Melanie Lynskey) and a caring principal (Tony Hale, two-time Emmy-winner for “Veep”). His lone friend since kindergarten is Robby, aka “Flake” (Sawyer Barth, “Bridge of Spies”), whose father collects firearms.

Jokes about getting back at their locker-jamming bullies transform into concrete plans to kill classmates. Still, the film “isn’t elegiac or fatalistic, nor is it a dread-filled slog toward an inevitable conclusion. There are glimmers of hope along the way,” wrote IndieWire’s Michael Nordine in his B review, likening the film to Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”

Brett Haley and Jim Shepard
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‘The Magicians’ Renewed by Syfy for Season 3

‘The Magicians’ Renewed by Syfy for Season 3
Syfy has renewed “The Magicians” for a third season.

The renewal comes ahead of the current second season’s scheduled April 19 finale. Airing Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Syfy, the series is averaging a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demo and 810,000 viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers — up 9.4% in the demo and 4.5% in viewers from season one.

Based on the novels by Lev Grossman, “The Magicians” tells the story of Quentin Coldwater and his group of 20-something friends, who enter a world of most use their novice magic skills as they are thrust into a beautiful-but dangerous enchanted realm called Fillory. The series stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, and Jade Tailor. It is produced by Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell ProductionsMichael London and Janice Williams.

In March, Syfy
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The Magicians: Season Two Ratings

Last year, the first season of The Magicians ended up being Syfy's highest rated TV show. Will the numbers rise or fall this season? Will The Magicians TV show end up being cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned.Based on Lev Grossman's best-selling books, The Magicians TV show is set at the secret Brakebills University for students of magical ability. Grad student Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) spends more time immersed in a fantasy book series than living his life. When he and his best friend Julia (Stella Maeve) are transported to Brakebills for an entrance exam, their world changes forever. The cast also includes Olivia Taylor Dudley, Arjun Gupta, Hale Appleton, Summer Bishil, Jade Tailor, and Rick Worthy.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the
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Exclusive: 'The Magicians' Stars Tease 'Danger' and 'Mourning' in Season 2 -- Plus, Watch a Beastly Sneak Peek!

Exclusive: 'The Magicians' Stars Tease 'Danger' and 'Mourning' in Season 2 -- Plus, Watch a Beastly Sneak Peek!
Pop the champagne and get ready to party harder than the physical kids because season two of The Magicians is finally here!

After months of intense Brakebills withdrawals and longing dreams of Fillory, Syfy's wickedly edgy drama has magically returned -- and only Et has your exclusive first look at tonight's premiere and the spellbinding details of what's to come.

"It's a season about mourning and sacrifice," Jason Ralph, who stars as Quentin Coldwater, ominously teased to our cameras last week at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Exclusive: Drew Barrymore Has a Taste for Human Flesh in New Netflix Show, 'The Santa Clarita Diet'

"We start off season two basically two seconds after we leave off in season one, where all of his friends are bleeding and dying on the floor and he has to rally to hopefully bring them all back to life," the 30-year-old actor explained. "And then it
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The Magicians: Season Two Teases from Syfy Showrunner

Season one of The Magicians just ended last night. Showrunner Sera Gamble recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Syfy drama.

Based on Lev Grossman's book trilogy, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, a grad student who gains entrance to an elite magic academy. Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleton, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Anne Dudek, Jade Tailor, and Esme Bianco also star.

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The Magicians Review – Syfy Stumbles Into Its Best Show Ever

Lev Grossman’s novel, The Magicians, which is only about seven years old and already has two sequels, is something of a unique effort. It isn’t unique in that it is about a young man at a school of magic, but it is an uncommon attempt to mix Ya fiction (or, more or less Ya fiction), with high fantasy, with something like a pointed disregard for “standard narrative enticements.” It’s almost as though it is working a layered trick to get young audiences to believe that working through school will actually pay off.

Sure, our “hero” Quentin learns there is a school where he can go to learn real magic, but it’s filled with rules, learning magic is monotonous and requires countless hours of study, and the whole thing is likely to drive you mad with frustration. But, if you make it out the other side, you
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The Magicians: Season One Ratings

These days, TV shows can use all the help they can get to attract positive ratings and stay on the air. Even a little magic wouldn't hurt. How will The Magicians perform for Syfy? Will the fantasy series be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

Based on Lev Grossman's best-selling books, The Magicians TV show is set at the secret Brakebills University for students of magical ability. Grad student Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) spends more time immersed in a fantasy book series than living his life. When he and his best friend Julia (Stella Maeve) are transported to Brakebills for an entrance exam, their world changes forever. The cast also includes Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleton, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Anne Dudek, Jade Tailor, and Esme Bianco.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying
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The Magicians Season 1 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

**Trigger warning – premiere contains self-harm and a near-rape scene.**

Syfy’s The Magicians, an adaptation of the bestselling “urban fantasy” by Lev Grossman, pulls off one fascinating trick in its forceful, flawed first episodes. Combining unusually haunted heroes, a grounded and grungy aesthetic, and unexpected willingness to deconstruct its chosen genre, the series manages to dispense with the hangman’s-noose turn of phrase that has accompanied it since Grossman’s source material first hit shelves: namely, that this tale of sorcery students grappling with dark forces is just “Harry Potter for adults.”

Instead of buying into that pull-quote-ready categorization, the series (co-created by Supernatural‘s Sera Gamble and AquariusJohn McNamara) goes deeper and darker. Its protagonist is the troubled and mostly miserable Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), who shows signs of clinical depression and regards the Narnia-esque Fillory and Further series as a
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The Magicians Review: Syfy's Answer to Harry Potter Has Its Own Nifty Tricks

The Magicians Review: Syfy's Answer to Harry Potter Has Its Own Nifty Tricks
If Syfy’s The Magicians goes “poof!” and disappears after its first season, it won’t be for lack of ambition.

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling fantasy trilogy, the series’ two-hour premiere (airing Monday at 9/8c) packs so many tricks up its sleeve that the whole enterprise occasionally threatens to split at the seams.

Still, while EPs Sera Gamble (Supernatural) and John McNamara (Aquarius) create a sometimes hectic pace as they introduce and advance at least a half-dozen major arcs in a mere 120 minutes,
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TV Review: ‘The Magicians’

TV Review: ‘The Magicians’
Syfy’s “The Magicians,” an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s trilogy of acclaimed fantasy novels, rushes pell-mell into the books’ plots, and moves around a few of their most prominent elements; you certainly can’t say the show is shy about rearranging the story’s foundations. Yet in the first two episodes of the drama, an over-reliance on mechanically contrived incident hinders the show’s ability to create the kind of emotional intensity and intelligently wrought suspense that were the hallmarks of the novels, and in certain key roles, some actors fail to create a spell.

Grossman’s tale is, at its lacerated heart, the story of isolated and intellectually gifted adolescents trying to figure out how to connect with one another and see the wonder, danger and possibility beyond their individual concerns. Since he was a kid, the smart but depressed New Yorker Quentin Coldwater had escaped into a
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The Magicians

Network: Syfy

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: December 16, 2015 — present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleton, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Anne Dudek, Jade Tailor, and Esme Bianco.

TV show description:

Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, this supernatural drama is set at the secret, upstate New York, Brakebills University, for students of magical ability.

An outsider, grad student Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph), chooses to spend more time immersed in the Fillory and Further fantasy book series -- a favorite since childhood -- than living his life.

When he and his best friend and crush, Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve), are transported to Brakebills for an entrance exam, their world changes, forever. Based
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Round-Up: Revival #36, Lilin’S Brood Trailer, Hitman: Agent 47 Contest, Don’T Kill It, Paranormal Activity Event, The Magicians

Tinkering with the concept of life and death, special issue Revival #36 is set to be released this January. Also: a trailer for Lilin's Brood, Hitman: Agent 47 contest info, Don't Kill It first details, images from a Paranormal Activity event in L.A. and The Magicians.

Revival #36: Press Release: "New York Times bestselling writer Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and Eisner Award-winning artist Mike Norton (It Girl & The Atomics) will launch a special stand-alone issue in their ongoing rural noir series Revival this January.

Previously in Revival, the rural town of Wausau, Wisconsin was rocked by a vicious attack on its county courthouse, and Dana fought to protect Em from the scarred assassin Black Deer—casting a harsh light on the goings-on at The Farm in the process.

In Revival #36, 98-year-old fitness guru Lester Majak reassesses what it means to live forever in a city full of the undead.

“Issue
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Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ Trailer Shows a Whole New Side of Magic

Syfy’s ‘The Magicians’ Trailer Shows a Whole New Side of Magic
The Magicians,” the hotly-anticipated adaptation of the first novel in Lev Grossman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy, is coming to Syfy in January, and Variety has an exclusive first look at the full trailer that just debuted at New York Comic-Con.

The Magicians” stars Jason Ralph (“A Most Violent Year,” “Aquarius”) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity. Stella Maeve (“Chicago P.D.”), Hale Appleman (“Teeth”), Olivia Taylor Dudley (“Transcendence”), Arjun Gupta (“Nurse Jackie”) and Summer Bishil (“Towelhead,” “Lucky 7”) also star.

The series is executive produced by Groundswell ProductionsMichael London and Janice Williams (“Milk”) along with showrunners John McNamara (“Aquarius”) and Sera Gamble (“Supernatural”), who also wrote the pilot.
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Review: 'Coldwater' Explores the Violent World of Juvenile Rehabilitation Camps

Brad Lunders (P.J. Boudousqué) is awakened in the middle of the night by strapping figures wearing shirts reading "Staff" and is unceremoniously tossed in the back of a van with other teenage boys, all handcuffed and shivering in their pajamas. They are headed to a private juvenile "rehabilitation" facility out in the country, a place where their parents have paid former military men and their lackeys a hefty sum of money to scare their misbehaving teens straight, with physical and mental torture. This is the milieu of "Coldwater," the feature directorial debut of Vincent Grashaw, a producer and cinematographer (via festival favorite "Bellflower"). "Coldwater" teems with a boiling resentment toward the abuse of power. Eventually, that resentment will pour out in  bloody chaos, but rigid authoritarian structures prove difficult to bring down. The film is most successful when it's ruminating on the origins and cycles of...
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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 11-15, 2014)

The Expendables 3

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In the moviegoer’s hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 “Expendables” is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of “Tokyo Story.” Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need “The Expendables 3” like you need a kick in the crotch, and while this running-on-fumes sequel may not be quite as painful a thing to experience, it will waste considerably more of your time. From train-crashing start to back-slapping finish, Lionsgate’s latest and longest showcase for Sylvester Stallone and other aging slabs of B-movie beef — the marquee names this time around include Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford — smacks of desperation and teen-audience pandering, from the literally bloodless action to the introduction of a younger, hotter backup team of fighters (call them the Hip Replacements). It’s an obvious, half-hearted ploy to keep the beleaguered series going, when it would
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Review: Coldwater, A Potentially Incredible Concept

Shedding light on important issues through the power of narrative filmmaking can be a tricky proposition. The very nature of fictional storytelling can sometimes make the issues brought to the forefront seem less worthy of inspection (i.e.: 'it's just a movie'). At the same time, calibrating a film's emotional impact to a pitch perfect balance, somewhere between ineffective and sensational, is a razor-thin tightrope walk. Coldwater, directed by Vincent Grashaw and written by Mark Penney, unfortunately stumbles at the starting gate and never fully recovers. The film begins with teenager Brad Lunders (P.J. Boudousqué) being snatched from his bedroom in the middle of the night by unknown assailants. Within a few minutes, it's made clear that these strange men have come from a juvenile reform...

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Film Review: ‘Coldwater’

Film Review: ‘Coldwater’
Coldwater” is the story of what happens to a baby-faced hunk after his mom sends him to a juvenile rehabilitation facility. Never mind that he sells drugs, starts fights at parties and is directly responsible for the death of an innocent friend. As played by heartthrob-in-the-making P.J. Boudousque, the character is evidently just too cute to deserve rehabilitation. A passion project more than a decade in the making for director Vincent Grashaw, this uneven arthouse- and VOD-bound indie — released unrated, but suitable for teens — lies somewhere between indignant expose and unusually tasteful exploitation pic, with shower scenes and sweaty young delinquents aplenty.

Though it never strays far from the prison-abuse-movie playbook, “Coldwater” doesn’t exactly look or feel like other examples of the genre, hewing closer to the aesthetic found in Bruce Weber’s Abercrombie & Fitch photography. Bathed in a rich, golden glow, the pic has an almost dreamlike feel to it.
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Juvie Drama Coldwater Focuses on the Emotional Side of Prison

Juvie Drama Coldwater Focuses on the Emotional Side of Prison
The one distinctive element of juvie drama Coldwater is its emphasis on emotional rather than physical trauma during its several prison torture scenes.

The detention center's officials — all stone-faced or cackling cardboard villains — are prone to handcuffing their teenage charges to poles overnight, slitting their almost-healed leg wounds, and prying off their fingernails. But what you'll likely remember about these sequences is the way the camera burrows into the inmates' screaming, wailing, pleading faces, long after their tormentors have exited.

That aside, Vincent Grashaw's emphatically dour feature-length directorial debut is a rather standard prison-youth flick, in the vein of Bad Boys and Scum, with a braying us-against-them me...
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Noble, Caller drive strong Cannes for Continental

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Noble, Caller drive strong Cannes for Continental
Exclusive: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ La based Continental Media have reported a strong response to the Cannes slate led by Nobel and Unknown Caller.

Continental has licensed the faith-friendly drama Noble (pictured) to Spain (Avalon), Israel (Shoval) and South Korea (Able Entertainment) and Shreder said a number of other territories were in negotiation.

Action title Unknown Caller has gone for the Middle East (Shooting Stars), France (Omnitem/France Films TV), Israel (Shoval), Poland (Kino Swiat), Brazil (Globo TV), Turkey (Film Medya) and India (Ultra Group).

Ultra Group has also picked up Locker 13 and Solo.

Social media comedy Friended To Death has gone to Japan (Chance In), Poland (Kino Swiat) and Turkey (Film Medya).

Kino Swiat in Poland has also licensed Tensions, Breakaway, Coldwater and Duke.

Film Medya has acquired Turkish rights to Locker 13, Tensions, Coldwater, Refuge, Duke and Solo.

“This market was another large growth surge for the company,” said Shreder
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