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    5 Films About Real-Life Sporting Controversies

    It will surprise exactly no one to learn that few of us here at the Playlist ever sat at the jocks’ table in high school and only a very few of really count ourselves as major sports fans. However there are aspects of modern sporting culture that, whether or not we find ourselves transfixed by the s...

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    Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' Out of the Oscar Race As Sony Classics Moves It To 2014

    The 2013 Oscar race just got a little less interesting as Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" has moved to next year, oddly mere hours after a very promising teaser trailer hit the internet (and caused its Oscar buzz to soar just before it disappeared).

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    Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' Moves From Big Sony To Sony Pictures Classics

    Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" on the prime awards season date of December 20th, it was announced today. Originally pegged for release via Sony's Columbia Pictures (which released Miller's previous film "Moneyball"), the Annapurna Pictures-produced film will now he...

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    Steve Carell To Star In 'Moneyball' Director Bennett Miller's Next Film 'Foxcatcher'

    First, we just need to get something off our chest. It's an absolute crime that with his run on the "The Office" now over, six-time Emmy nominee Steve Carell didn't win one time for his fantastic turn as the Michael Scott. More than just a bumbling boss, Carell found real depth and heart in Michael Scott that allowed the character to flourish over seven seasons. Okay, mini rant over. Regardless of industry accolades, Carell has used his sitcom success to spread his wings as a dramatic actor in fare like "Dan In Real Life" and "Crazy Stupid Love," however, his greatest challenge as an actor will find him paired up with "Capote" and "Moneyball"...

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    Mychael Danna's Rousing 'Moneyball' Score Feat. This Will Destroy You & A Lenka Song Is A Big Winner

    Discussing soundtracks, especially scores can be, in some instances, sort of dull. It's easy to confabulate when a pop or rock figure like Trent Reznor ("The Social Network"), Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead ("There Will Be Blood") or Karen O & The Kids ("Where The Wild Things Are"), but aside from Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Clint Mansell, Jon Brion and maybe John Murphy known for his great collaborations with Danny Boyle, there are very few "superstar" composers that mainstream audiences appreciate or generally want to read about. For example, Alberto Iglesias (known for his work with Pedro Almodovar) is probably, aside from Alexander Desplat, ...

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    TIFF '11 Review: Numbers Don't Lie In 'Moneyball' That Swings For The Fences & Hits A Triple

    America's greatest pastime hasn't been in great shape lately. Plagued by drug scandals and general disenchantment with the sport that pays astronomical prices for out-of-shape guys to hit a ball four hundred feet or so, it seems the magic of the ol' ballgame seems to have dissipated. This writer once religiously followed the sport, could rattle off batting lineups, bullpen rosters and second string second basemen at a moment's notice. But of late, we haven't had much reason to pay attention other than casually stopping in on games while flipping through channels. And while "Moneyball" won't get us picking up the daily sports section again, Be...

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    Watch: 'Moneyball' Trailer Debuts Starring Brad Pitt & Jonah Hill

    Update: Yahoo has dropped the official trailer, sans the hosts of "Entertainment Tonight." Check it out below.

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    Mychael Danna Scoring 'Moneyball' & 'Life Of Pi'

    Not every movie can star Robert Downey Jr or Johnny Depp; the most in-demand talents only have a certain amount of time, and sometimes you just have to go with a Channing Tatum or Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. And the same thing is true across all aspects of film production; Roger Deakins can't lens every f...

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    Universal And Sony Find New Fall 2011 Dates For 'The Thing' And 'Moneyball'

    Running a studio is a lot like playing chess. You really have to know how to utilize your pieces and position them for success, but also be aware of what the opposition is up to. Sometimes you have to sacrifice a pawn in order to make a bigger score, and sometimes gambles don't pay off. As such, peo...

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