After working with Brad Pitt on the Oscar-nominated Moneyball, Jonah Hill will join the cast of another Pitt-produced movie, True Story. Actor James Franco will also be starring alongside Hill in the memoir-based drama written by Michael Finkel.
In the movie, Hill will play Finkel, who was a writer for The New York Times Magazine at the time when Christian Longo was arrested in Mexico and extradited to the U.S. for the murder of his wife and children. Longo (presumed to be played by Franco) had been using Finkel's identity while on the lam. Around this same time, Finkel was fired from his journalism job for fabricating stories. After Longo's extradition the stranger-than-fiction turn in the story goes that the only journalist Longo would speak to was Finkel.
Rupert Goold will direct under Pitt and Dede Gardner's Plan B Productions. The company is waiting for financiers but reportedly has a deal that may be wrapped this week. Posted 02.27.12 by reelz
Just in time to help you make those picks in your office Oscar pool, Reelz movie expert Richard Roeper is here with his predictions in all 24 Academy Award categories — including the more obscure sound mixing and best documentary — in one race-to-the-finish clip. After that check out his more detailed looks at the Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories and the odds-on favorites in each. watch Roeper's Oscar predictions >> Posted 02.23.12 by reelz
Back by popular demand, Billy Crystal... And our Academy Awards BINGO. Print out a set for your Oscar party and watch as they enliven your living room. Use them as a way to ignore that friend who saw only two movies in 2011 (X-Men: First Class and Harry Potter) yet has an opinion on every movie up for best picture. We can’t guarantee every one of these events will happen, but we have a sneaking suspicion you won’t have much difficulty using these cards for a game of Blackout BINGO.
Get the 10 BINGO Cards + Markers >> Posted 02.20.12 by reelz
With the end of the year came an abundance of lists from critics and fans alike for the top movies of 2011. However, a new list has been released that deserves a true movie-lover's attention — one from writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino.
True to Tarantino form, his list contains some surprises (mostly mainstream movies?) and is heavily action, horror, and sci-fi saturated. See which movies made Tarantino's list >> Posted 01.17.12 by reelz
After the screening of Moneyball, in California, Brad Pitt was confronted during a Q&A by a man claiming he was suicidal. After silence had filled the room, Pitt explained that "life is cyclical" and "when you're up, you're up and when you're down, you're down." With consideration for the sensitive subject matter, Pitt went on to talk about past films he's worked on that have been a good influence on his life.
Below is a video taken during the Q&A, which shows the encounter Pitt had with the man. Supposedly, after the questioning was over, Pitt stayed behind and had a more in depth conversation with him. watch the video >> Posted 12.02.11 by reelz
The Oscars are still months away, but that doesn't mean we don't already have a surprisingly good idea what voters will be picking. A few of these pictures have already been released, but as usual most of the real front-runners have been kept for the final weeks of the year. The assumption is that voters usually choose whatever happened to be the last flick they saw in theaters (which, sadly, seems to be true in quite a few cases). The expanded Academy Awards Best Picture category once again means that up to 10 movies may be nominated.
We've made our predictions about which 10 movies will get Best Picture nominations, and ordered the list by likelihood of winning. We also pick five more that we think won't quite make the cut.
see our Best Picture Oscar predictions >> Posted 11.10.11 by reelz
With Major League Baseball's regular season winding down at the end of the month, director Bennett Miller's (Capote) adaptation of Moneyball is opening just in time for the start of the MLB Playoffs. Based on the 2003 non-fiction bestseller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis, the sports biopic follows Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) as he builds a competitive baseball team, despite not having the largest payroll. Instead, Beane recruited players using a complex, statistics-based system called sabremetrics, which judges players on a variety of performance measurements. watch the spots and preview clip >> Posted 09.18.11 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures has released four new preview clips from Bennett Miller's (Capote) new sports biopic. Based on the 2003 non-fiction bestseller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis, the movie tells the true story of Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt), a former professional baseball player who became the general manager of the Oakland Athletics and turned it into a winning team by taking a non-traditional approach to scouting players and fielding a team for a fraction of the cost of what larger market teams were spending at the time.
Moneyball had its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday and has so far earned an 86% approval rating among critics, with one reviewer calling it "nirvana" for baseball fans and "a smart, damned entertaining time" for "everyone else." It doesn't open in theaters until Sept. 23rd, but you can get a sense of what the movie is about in this collection of new clips and, more importantly, see Brad Pitt play 'hard ball' as Billy Beane. WATCH THE PREVIEW CLIPS >> Posted 09.11.11 by BrentJS
Former professional baseball player Billy Beane took over as general manager for the Oakland A's in 1998, quickly turning the team into a perennial playoff team despite having a much lower payroll than teams like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Beane's management style was documented in the 2003 nonfiction bestseller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, written by Michael Lewis.
Columbia Pictures started on the movie adaptation of Moneyball in 2008, going through several directors and screenwriters before Bennett Miller (Capote) finally took the helm and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) rewrote the script. Brad Pitt plays Beane, with Jonah Hill as Beane's assistant manager.
The first trailer for Moneyball debuted in June, and the reaction was extremely positive, with Business Insider commenting that the movie "sounds like Oscar material" while SlashFilm said the trailer "makes the long process of making the film seem worth the wait.". The three recently released TV spots may not illicit the exact same response, but do help promote the movie's opening at the end of September. watch the spots >> Posted 08.27.11 by Ryan
Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and based on the book of the same name about Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane who tries to put together a winning baseball team on a budget, is expected to be one of this falls best movies. But of all the movies out there about baseball, which do you feel get on base and which strike out? Vote for Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where movie fans control the countdowns.
Vote for your top 10 Baseball movies >> Posted 08.20.11 by reelz