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J.J. Abrams 'Devastated' To Learn Casting Assistant Is A Sex Offender

November 18th, 2011 8:33am EST
J.J. Abrams
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has been left shocked after discovering a casting assistant on his Super 8 movie has a record as a sex offender.

Police records show Jason James Murphy was convicted of kidnapping and molesting an eight-year-old boy in Washington state 15 years ago. Abrams recently learned the 35 year old is the same person his casting directors hired as an assistant to the kids on the set.

He tells the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "It's shocking and it's devastating, not just as a filmmaker but as a father and someone who is entrusted to make sure that everyone I work wit...
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The Best Baseball Movies Ever

October 9th, 2009 11:30am EDT
Best  Baseball  Movies  Ever
The MLB baseball playoffs have already begun and eight teams are battling it out for that prestigious World Series title. For over a century now, baseball has given us memorable moments like game-winning home runs, perfect games, and complete-game shutouts. Baseball has also given us some of the most memorable movies in film history. In honor of our national pastime, we've compiled a list of the greatest baseball films that have captured the essence of the game and inspired sports and non-sports fans alike. ...
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What Is The Greatest Baseball Movie Of All Time?

March 19th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
The Pride Of The Yankees
In preparation for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca and ESPN are partnering up to showcase a classic baseball film at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival on Saturday, May 5. It's up to the fans to choose which film will be shown on the big screen by voting at the Tribeca Film Festival website.

This competition will be brought alive as your favorite ESPN sports writers and announcers will participate in the debates over these match-ups with heated commentary, so continue to check in to see how your favorite film is measuring up. There will also be forums for voters to parti...
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