2012 Oscar Preview Part IV: Best Picture

Alright, let’s look at the biggie: Best Picture Who I Want to Win: Hm.  Good movies this year, but nothing that feels like ‘I’ll stop whatever I’m doing when this comes on cable next year’.  I’d say ‘Moneyball’ but now I want to pull a ‘reverse jaded’ move (yep, made that word up) since Pitt was […]

2012 Oscars Preview Part I: Behind the Scenes

Let’s start the run toward this year’s Oscars with a look at a few behind the scenes categories: Best Adapted Screenplay Who I Want to Win: Don’t really have a dog in this fight, I think they were all pretty well written. Who Should Win: I’ll lean toward ‘Moneyball’ here as the least cinematic idea (building a […]

Moneyball

As far as book to film translations go, Moneyball is an entertaining movie that keeps the spirit of the book.  ‘How does a small market team compete/win in the imbalanced world of modern baseball?’  Brad Pitt produces and stars as Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s GM who ‘revolutionized’ the game by incorporating new math formulas […]