Join Drew Grant and Daniel D’Adderio as they discuss the Academy Awards in real time! Who will win? Brad Pitt? George Clooney? Meryl Streep??! It’s all so exciting!
This morning, thousands upon tens of New Yorkers are realizing they have to go see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, as that film was announced as one of nine Oscar Best Picture nominees.
Big surprises of the morning included that film’s nomination for Best Picture, the inclusion of Best Actor nominees Demian Bichir and Gary Read More
There's No Crying In Baseball
Welcome to New York Observer‘s Golden Globe coverage of the 2012, where you’ll be able to read (and participate!) in real time as Drew Grant and Dan D’Addario take bets on which acclaimed actor will be the first to slap that lopsided grin right off Ricky Gervais‘ face. Let the fun begin!
Michael Lewis’ math-nerds-on-steroids baseball book Moneyball hits theaters on Friday with a whole bunch of buzz behind it! Mainly, (1) Brad Pitt’s an Oscar contender for his performance, but (2) in retrospect the book’s legacy and value to the sport of baseball is chronically overvalued and widely misunderstood. Now it has a new kind of buzz: pissed-off women insulted by the idea that they can’t enjoy a baseball movie!
Maybe Moneyball won’t be so bad after all? It was just a year ago when the adaptation of Michael Lewis’ seemingly unadaptable baseball tome was all abuzz. That version — with Brad Pitt lined up to play the book’s central figure, Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane — was to be helmed by Steven Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
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You may have heard that Sony Pictures “dropped the ball” or “struck out” (depending on which baseball cliché jumped into a writer’s head) on a film version of Michael Lewis’ best-seller, Moneyball. The film was set to star Brad Pitt with Steven Soderbergh directing.
The reasons behind Sony’s decision appear to Read More
Sometimes watching how Hollywood studios operate is more entertaining than the movies they produce. Case in point: Moneyball. For those of you haven’t been following the chaos surrounding the now-dead adaptation of Michael Lewis’s nonfiction baseball best seller: Steven Soderbergh and Brad Pitt were all set to make this film for Sony Pictures—with Read More
Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
By Michael Lewis
Norton, 190 pages, $23.95
Here are some things I’ve learned since becoming a father:
—The Queens Zoo is a wholesome and inexpensive place to take two boys, ages 1 and 3, on weekends. Also: It is fine for boys that age to ride the Read More