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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...
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Top 10 Baseball Films That Will Make You Get Emotional

April 4th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Top Ten Baseball Films That'll Get You Emotional
It’s Opening Week in Major League Baseball, Hollywood’s favorite go-to for emotional films. Baseball fans are a unique group. They look to the past to determine how their team will fare. Baseball isn’t “just a game” to diehard baseball fans; it’s their lives. Most Americans can relate to the individuals playing the game. Whether you hope for the rookie to make his mark or for the veteran to have one last shot at immortality, baseball affects people on a stronger emotional level than just about any other sport. Because of that emotional connection, once every few years (since 1898 when Tho...
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What Are Your Favorite 'Dog Days Of Summer' Movies?

July 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dog Days Of Summer' Movies
With the heat wave simmering across the country, we got to thinking… what are the best movies that describe the “dog days of summer”? What are the movies that tell the best summer stories? What made the biggest impression when you downed the lemonade and chased the ice cream truck? Here are our Top 10.

10. ‘Dirty Dancing’ – 1987

Okay, so this is clearly a guilty pleasure, but how can it not define ‘summer’? Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze create the perfect coming of age story with lots of cute oldies and 80s dance moves. And no one puts Baby in the corner, just so you know.

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Taylor Lautner Pokes Fun At NFL Lockout In 'Field Of Dreams' Sequel Spoof Trailer (Video)

July 6th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
Taylor Lautner Funny Or Die Field Of Dreams 2
Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner has shot a spoof remake of Kevin Costner's 1989 baseball drama Field Of Dreams, poking fun at the ongoing NFL (National Football League) lockout.

The joke trailer, which has been posted on the FunnyorDie.com website, features Lautner as an Iowa farmer who turns a cornfield into a gridiron pitch for two 'ghost' teams made up of current stars facing no professional football this coming season as players and owners argue over contracts.

The Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout clip also includes original Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta, who plays NFL Commissioner Roger...
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'Field Of Dreams' Property Up For Sale

May 14th, 2010 12:29pm EDT
field of dreams
Fans of Kevin Costner's iconic baseball film Field of Dreams now have a chance to own a piece of movie history - the baseball field where it was filmed has been put up for sale.

The Iowa land has been in Don Lansing's family for more than a century, and his family has helped to maintain the baseball diamond in a cornfield built by Universal Studios for the 1989 movie.

The field has become a popular tourist destination ever since and an estimated 65,000 people visit the field each year; but now Lansing has decided to give the land up. According to the Des Moines Register, the asking price...
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Nine Actors Who Played Real-life Baseball Players

October 19th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Gary Cooper
With the baseball playoffs in full swing, it's time to take a look at actors who have stepped up to the plate and taken on the challenge of portraying a real-life hardball legend. While there have been many great movies and portrayals about diamond life (Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham" springs to mind), a select few actors have hit the field in fact-based baseball films.

Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig

In the revered biopic "The Pride of the Yankees," Cooper steps into the shoes of the Yankees icon and deftly handles all the off-the-field developments (diagnosis of ALS, "Luckiest Man Alive"...
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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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This Summer, Take A Pop Culture Road Trip!

July 8th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Field Of Dreams
During these hot summer months, nothing is quite as fun as jumping in your car, winding the windows down, turning the radio up, and hitting the blacktop in search of new adventures. Who's up for a road trip?

Now, before you fill up your tank, we should tell you that we're not talking about any old road trip. We're not talking about heading for the beach or the Grand Canyon. We're not talking about following the same itinerary that your parents did when you were just a kid sitting in the back of the family station wagon with no say in the matter.

Sure, the typical tourist spots are gr...
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Interview: 'How I Met Josh Radnor'

January 15th, 2009 10:48am EST
Josh Radnor
I fully admit this particular column is going to be anything but non-partisan. Regular readers will know that I am an unabashed fan of CBS's Monday night sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Once even going so far as to declare it the best show on television. So, it comes as no surprise that I was absolutely thrilled to have this long conversation with the series star, Josh Radnor, who plays the lead character, Ted Mosby.

Josh Radnor and I discuss New York living, the awesomeness of co-star Neil Patrick Harris and the back story behind Neil's People Magazine interview when he decided to come ...
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Spotlight On Extras Who Made It Big As Actors

December 2nd, 2008 10:18am EST
George Clooney
Sometimes an actor comes along who just has a certain something that makes you want to stop and watch. He may just be in the background - where the job, really, is to be natural but not cause any attention to themselves or take away from the action in the forefront of the scene - but his magnetism may be enough to draw the eye over and back, making the viewer want to know more about the character he is supposed to be playing.

Chances are, however, if audiences are noticing this guy so are producers and casting directors, and soon he may be rewarded with a few lines here and there, bum...
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The Five Most Underrated & Overrated Sports Movies

April 25th, 2008 8:36am EDT
Rocky III
Sports movies are often beloved but rarely good. It's hard to say why it is so difficult to make a great sports movie. It could be that there is far more drama in actually following sports than there is in watching a dramatized version on film. It could also be that it is so hard to make a sports movie that doesn't seem entirely unrealistic yet is filled with the appropriate amount of drama. Whatever the case, it's about as hard to make a great sports movie as it is to hit a Jake Peavy fastball.

Despite this, it seems more and more sports films are made each year, and even as the qu...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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With A New Season Upon Us... Let's Take A Look At The Greatest Baseball Moments on Film

March 31st, 2008 11:59am EDT
Bull Durham
It's no secret that one of America's favorite days of the year is opening day (in turn, we are not a fan of the Japan trips that do not allow all teams to open on the same day). With all the controversies that exist in baseball today (steroids, HGH, the designated hitter) it is nice to look to the movies and find an innocence that we all may be losing a grip on. In the spirit of that innocence, we present the top five greatest baseball moments on film:

5. Not to get too sentimental right off the bat (no pun intended, seriously) but is there a scene in any movie that makes a baseball...
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'Best Of The Little Guy' Sports Movies

February 11th, 2008 5:20pm EST
Little Giants
One week later, I'm still walking in circles around my house: pinching myself, reading newspaper articles, Tivoing ESPN, and gazing up at pictures of David Tyree. I just can't believe it. The New York Giants, my team, my sloppy, win ugly, stab me in the heart again and again until I'm either screaming or crying or laughing like a crazy person Giants have done the impossible-- they defeated the big, bad, *perfect* New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

It's like something out of a movie. Inspirational. Against all odds. Team victory. In my mind, it's already the greatest sports movi...
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Bruce Willis & The Accelerators To Headline 'Netflix LIVE! On Location' Summer Movie & Music Series

April 11th, 2007 10:32am EDT
Bruce Willis
Netflix, Inc. just announced plans to stage a unique movie and music series this summer called "Netflix LIVE! On Location." Headlining the traveling event will be motion picture superstar Bruce Willis and his band, The Accelerators, who will play a live, public concert at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., prior to an outdoor screening of Willis's 1998 film Armageddon.

Netflix will announce additions to the "Netflix LIVE! On Location" series in the coming weeks. The series will pair classic films with live musical performances by the films' featured stars in locations un...
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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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AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

June 14th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...
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