Tag Archives: Michael Lewis

Hollywood Contenders – “The Big Short” continues to impress on the precursor circuit

About a month or so ago, The Big Short first started making the pre release rounds, building up buzz and goodwill. Then, critics were able to begin chiming in, speaking about how fond they were of Adam McKay’s film. Now, in the past few days, the precursors have supported the[...]

Hollywood Contenders – “The Big Short” is trying to crash the Oscar party

Almost every year, we get a late breaking contender into the Oscar race that hopes to upend things and carve out a spot for itself across the board. Last year, that hopeful was American Sniper, and we all know how well that did (no sarcasm there, for once). This year,[...]

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling – “The Big Short” enters 2015 and could shake the Oscar race up

Something kind of big just came our way folks. Yes, the shake up to the awards season that we’ve been hoping for might have made its entrance. The film in question is The Big Short, which was originally set as a high profile 2016 release. Now though, it’s been announced[...]

“Moneyball” Review: light, intelligent baseball drama

HollywoodNews.com: The greatest strength of Moneyball is arguably also its greatest weakness, at least in terms of mainstream appeal and would-be Oscar love. It is a film adaptation of the Michael Lewis book which chronicles how Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane (played in a near-flawless movie star turn by[...]

“Moneyball” pitches Brad Pitt into Oscar race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As is the case with most memorable sports films, Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” engages, amuses and educates us with moments that happen off the field of play, rather than with what happens on it. It’s a baseball movie that’s far more focused on the behind-the-scenes process of building[...]

Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball” closing Tokyo Film Festival – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Given the popularity of baseball in Japan (did anyone else watch the country’s amazing run through the most recent Little League World Series?), this move seems like a no-brainer. But now it’s official: Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” will close this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 30.[...]

“Moneyball” back in the game

The Hollywood Reporter reports that “Moneyball,” based on the best selling book by Michael Lewis, is back on the table. Bennett Miller is in negotiations to direct the Columbia film that stars Brad Pitt and follows the general manager of the Oakland A’s and how he changed the game of[...]