The story of the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor-league baseball team that ruled the Pacific Northwest in the ’70s, is almost too good to be true. Founded by actor Bing Russell, the team counted his son, Kurt Russell, as a member, and brought together a bunch of hopeful oddballs from all over the country. The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the story of the Mavericks, and it is a nearly unbelievable tale of success and scrappy play. This is a very funny, entertaining film, and one that has more love of the game of baseball than anything else I’ve seen this year.
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We’ve already covered the rumors of Harrison Ford’s injury potentially delaying Star Wars Episode VII, but that’s far from the only thing going on in the world of Star Wars. You can read more at that link and, below, you can read about the following:
- Two well-known Star Wars “groups” could appear in Star Wars Episode VII.
- Domhnall Gleeson expertly avoids talking Star Wars Episode VII.
- Watch Super 8 animation test footage from The Empire Strikes Back.
- Matt Reeves says J.J. Abrams is doing something “exciting” with Episode VII.
- Could Jango Fett himself, Temuera Morrison, play Boba Fett in a spinoff film?
- Think you’re a big Star Wars fan? You haven’t seen these superfans.
- See images of a brand new Millennium Falcon toy release.
- Rumored details of Gwendoline Christie‘s Episode VII role have been released.
- Anthony Daniels confirms Simon Pegg‘s visit to the Star Wars Episode VII set.
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Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
For those who felt the first The Purge was too limited and too familiar, The Purge: Anarchy takes the same basic premise but goes in a bolder, more extreme direction. Once again, the story is set in a dystopian America where, in a ghastly effort to weed out the weak and let the strong blow off steam, all crime has been legalized for one twelve-hour period per year.
But this time, the action spills out onto the streets as Frank Grillo plays a man who heads out in search of revenge. Unfortunately for him (and the others with him), it’s not long before the tables are turned on them. Watch the new The Purge: Anarchy trailer after the jump.
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Want to see footage from the set of Fantastic Four? How about new images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Which superhero did Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, say he would like to play? Are Guardians of the Galaxy and Wolverine getting animated shows? What comics should you read to prepare for Doctor Strange? Which director has announced he’ll be doing episodes of Daredevil? Can you see even more of Guardians baddie, Ronan the Accuser? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits? Read More »
When Sinister director Scott Derrickson was hired to direct Doctor Strange for Marvel Studios, we first wondered if his co-conspirator C. Robert Cargill might end up writing the latest draft of the movie. That wasn’t to be, and Jon Spaihts ended up getting the Strange gig instead. But the director and writer of Sinister now have another new project: a new Outer Limits movie, based on Harlan Ellison’s story Demon With a Glass Hand. Read More »
How well-known is Felix the Cat of late? In the US, maybe not so much. Los Angeles residents know him thanks to the sign for Felix Chevrolet on S. Figeuroa St, which has stood for over fifty years. If you’re in that part of town, it’s difficult to miss. For everyone else, Felix still has a recognizable mug, even if the number of people who have actually seen one of the character’s animated shorts is somewhat small. And in some countries, he still enjoys a level of popularity he hasn’t had in the States for decades.
Call Felix a triumph of design, then, as his face has enough staying power to inspire Dreamworks Animation to invest in it. The company has picked up all rights to make new Felix the Cat animation. How they’ll exercise that right remains to be seen. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Call it the end of an era. According to director Paul W.S. Anderson, the long-running Resident Evil franchise will conclude with the upcoming sixth installment, tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Hit the jump for more details on the film.
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Planes was once a direct-to-DVD Cars spinoff, but the film turned out well enough that Disney gave it a theatrical release. And it was a fun little film; not a treasure, or anything, but an entertaining family adventure. And so there is a sequel that will also hit theaters. Planes: Fire & Rescue finds the hero of the first film joining a crew of vehicles that fight fires and rescue folk in danger at national parks. There’s now an extended Planes: Fire & Rescue trailer, which you can see below. Read More »