Each decade has a defining film for childhood audiences. In the ‘90s, there was a surge of children’s sports movies like The Mighty Ducks, Rookie of the Year, Angels in the Outfield, and Little Giants. However, none withstood the test of time quite like the archetypal coming-of-age story The Sandlot. Written and directed by David Mickey Evans, the film follows a group of young boys in the summer of 1962 who are brought together by their love of baseball and fear of one neighborhood dog known as “The Beast”. Filled with heartfelt moments of friendship and hilarious antics that can only occur during the slow, sweaty days of summer, The Sandlot is one of the best films of the ‘90s and a childhood favorite for many who grew up in that decade.
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Gallery 1988 unleashed a new show this past weekend, and for all you collectible fans out there, artist Cuyler Smith is back with another installment of his Trading Cards artwork. This is the fourth solo show that has taken various athletes and sports from film and television and given fictional characters their own trading cards, just as if they were available in the store to buy. Check out the latest Cuyler Smith trading cards collection below, and find out how to get them. Read More »
Update: It’s now being reported that the Sandlot series sequel will be coming to Disney+. Our original story follows.
The Sandlot is one of the quintessential sports movies of the 1990s. Hell, it’s one of the most beloved sports movies of all-time, even for people who aren’t necessarily in love with baseball. We already know Hollywood will try to tap into the nostalgia for the 1993 film with a prequel that takes place before the events of the 1962-set sports comedy, but now they’ll try to bring the magic of The Sandlot back in a way that might sound a little more appealing to fans.
The Sandlot director David Mickey Evans recently revealed on a podcast appearance that he has sold a pitch for a television series sequel to the original movie that will bring all the original cast members back. Read More »
Today is opening day for Major League Baseball! But even if you don’t care about the sport itself, there’s a good chance you still love the 1993 coming of age sports comedy that Mondo is honoring today.
The Sandlot is one of those classic kids sports movies that studios don’t really make anymore. Oddly enough, this one doesn’t hail from Disney, though it does come from the studio they just acquired: 20th Century Fox. You might be mourning the loss of Fox, but today you can celebrate The Sandlot with a set of new prints and enamel pins created by artists Matt Ryan Tobin and Dave Perillo. Check out The Sandlot prints and pins below. Read More »
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beloved 1993 favorite The Sandlot. To celebrate, 20th Century Fox is giving a big middle finger to all fans of the movie by developing a The Sandlot prequel that will take place before the events of the 1962-set coming-of-age sports comedy. Read More »
The Alamo Drafthouse is easily one of the best cinema chains out there. Between their strict no talking and texting policy and their fantastic line-up of the latest theatrical releases, special screenings and parties, it’s a great place for cinephiles. Now Alamo Drafthouse is taking their cinematic celebrations outside of the theater with a new line-up of Rolling Roadshow events.
The first Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow 2018 events have been unveiled, and they include special screenings of The Sandlot, Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Independence Day, Jaws and more, all in a specially themed setting. Find out more about each of the events below. Read More »
The 1990s were the heyday of kid-centric baseball films. This was back when movies like Rookie of the Year and Angels in the Outfield were making $50 million at the box office, and even something like Little Big League – which only pulled in $12 million domestically – could expect a healthy life on home video after it left theaters.
But my favorite of them all was The Sandlot, an imminently quotable and nostalgic coming of age movie set in the 1960s that followed a young outcast who slowly gained a group of friends who taught him to play baseball and accepted him into their ragtag group. Now the co-writer and director of that film, David Mickey Evans, has revealed that he’s written a new baseball movie called Junior America, and it’s based on a true story.
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As has become customary every four years, everyone is talking about the Olympics. While the conversation this year seems to mostly be about the conditions surrounding the games in Rio, Brazil this year, it’s still one of the most buzzed about topics right now, and even people who don’t care about the global sporting event end up pretending to just to be part of the conversation.
Now we have a reason to talk about the 2016 Olympics a bit (besides the new Rogue One trailer coming during the games later this week) as some of this year’s star athletes from Team USA have taken the time to share their favorite sports movies of all time. Did you favorite sports movies make the cut? Find out what the Team USA favorite sports movies the jump. Read More »
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Last week, the fantastic adaptation of Me and Earl an the Dying Girl hit theaters in a limited run, and this week the lively Dope also arrives on the big screen. Both are spectacular coming of age tales from two very different sides of the spectrum, but they both have wonderful young characters, engaging relationships, and are special in their own ways.
And with these two magnificent coming of age movies hitting the big screen recently, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the great films to come out of this subgenre. But since everyone has gushed over films like Stand by Me, The Breakfast Club and Say Anything for years, I decided to put a more modern focus on coming of age films by counting down my picks for the Top 25 Best Coming of Age Movies of the Past 25 Years. That means you won’t find anything on here from before 1990. Do your favorite movies make the cut?
Check out my list of the Top 25 Best Coming of Age Films of the Past 25 Years after the jump! Read More »
This weekend, director Brad Bird takes into a whole new world with the Disney sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland. The film starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney is influenced and inspired by the real-life Disney theme park attraction of the same name (even if references to Walt Disney were cut out of the movie). Therefore, this seems like the perfect time to take a look back at some of our favorite theme park movies and scenes from the big screen.
Below we have a countdown of the Top 15 Favorite Theme Park Movies & Scenes. Frankly, there aren’t an overwhelming number of theme park-based movies before you start getting into bad movie territory (such as Beverly Hills Cop III or Final Destination 3). That’s why we’ve included some great scenes from films that might not be entirely set at a theme park. We’ve also expanded the concept to include carnivals, fairs and water parks, because it just makes sense. Check out the list after the jump! Read More »