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Brad Pitt: 'Moneyball' Tops Friday Box Office

Brad Pitt: 'Moneyball' Tops Friday Box Office

Brad Pitt shoots scenes for his upcoming movie World War Z on Saturday evening (September 24) at the Heygate Estate in London, England.

The 47-year-old actor was joined by his co-star Mireille Enos to dodge exploding cars and zombies in the scene.

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Brad‘s new film Moneyball is a hit at the box office and came in number one on Friday with $6.8 million. The Lion King 3D is expected to take the overall weekend once again.

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490 Responses to “Brad Pitt: 'Moneyball' Tops Friday Box Office”

  1. 1
    evie Says:


  2. 2
    dd Says:

    My 11 year old son and I enjoyed the movie. The cast was excellent.

  3. 3
    evie Says:


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    JustinIsHot Says:

    hahaha! He didn’t have much competition at the Box Office, yet it only made 6 million! All that Jennifer bashing didn’t pay off, huh?

    Brad = Twatbadger.

    Brad, you couldn’t pay me a cool million to see one of yours and angie’s movie.

  5. 5
    Ello Says:

    It was a good film, shame about the box office fail.

  6. 6
    nakedoldjennifer Says:

    Moneyball is one of Pitts Best performances. Loved it!
    God bless the jolie-pitts

  7. 7
    wat a poor number Says:

    so ur telling me brad pitt can not do more than 6.7mili at the box office. after using jen for promotion but he still floped. even that twilight kid to flopped. the help opened to greater numbers with b list actresses.

  8. 8
    CONFUSED Says:

    oscar this oscar that. with all that buzz the movie still FLOPPED? WHAT A DISGRACE.

  9. 9
    hello Says:

    It is a hit financially and it is critically acclaimed. Bravo.

  10. 10
    JESSICA Says:


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    busted Says:

    Well let’s see.. Jenny poo could not make 6.8 million on her movie by herself.

    the JenHens are very very silly.. You are setting yourselves up yet again to look like the pathetic fools you have looked like for almost 7 years. I guess all that bashing and whinnying about Brad didn’t keep people from seeing and praising Moneyball. Sucks huh.. has you precious Aniston ever had a file where the critics raved about her..

    Oh pull out The Good Girl. LOL

    You better get used to hearing Brad’s name.. You will for months to come.

  12. 12
    nakedoldjennifer Says:

    Did I mention how Good Brad looked – HANDSOME Just Gorgeous!

  13. 13
    JIONI Says:


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    hello Says:

    The total is for 1 day, that means a blockbuster worldworld. This is an international superstar. There is no need to mention JA, he said he does not waant to be encumbered with his past. He made mention of how bored he was in his previous life and how things changed for the better. Move on.

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    hello Says:

    The total is for 1 day, that means a blockbuster worldworld. This is an international superstar. There is no need to mention JA, he said he does not waant to be encumbered with his past. He made mention of how bored he was in his previous life and how things changed for the better. Move on.

  16. 16
    betta Says:

    The movie was projected to make about $7 million for Friday and it did. How is that a fail. Sports movies never do well. You can look at the BoxOfficeMojo chart for sports movies and very few have reached anywhere near $100 million. Not a fail at all.
    Pitt and all of the cast were absolutely fantastic in this in.

  17. 17
    BRAT SPITT Says:


  18. 18
    ladyboy iz his name Says:

    Sony was hoping for an 8 million day. Ladyboy failed. 60% of the people watching monkey all are over 50. Ladyboys fans r old AZ chit lol

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    Linda Says:

    Moneyball ruled Friday box office. Great for Brad. I can’t wait for award season.

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    hello Says:

    Congrats to Brad and the fans. Good going and more to come during the oscar seasons!!!

  22. 22
    Carly Says:

    Brad never made bad movies ever since 2005. He has been in his most creative phase of his life.

  23. 23
    loser brad pitt Says:

    @betta: your funny.. lets see how far he will go selling a base ball movie abroad. if americans did not respond to it, is now foreigners who hv no knowledge of the sport. brad pitt is no sandra bullock.

  24. 24
    bdj Says:

    These delusional hens are too funny. Moneyball is a great flick. It is one of the best movies of the year. Baby Jane and her two hens are spinning, spinning, spinning. Baby Jane can’t open a Donut shop. Run back to McGreedy and McNeedy thread and praise the fake romance. It is more your speed paid hen. Geez, the Bounty Hunter has been used as a poor example throughout the Internet. Hens have their talking points. I guess it is to pump up Gerry’s critical bomb out today. Baby Jane rom com has been pushed back to never land and hopefully straight to Lifetime channel. Nice try hens.

  25. 25
    ladyboy iz his name Says:

    @MONEY BALL IA A FLOP: ~prayer circle~ Old people not allowed….that means u ladyboyfans.

  26. 26
    anonymous Says:


    Fool that’s for Friday only not the week end, that is what you Jen hags wish for his movie Money Ball to fail, instead it is going to be number one, eeking out Abduction, you and that old hag did not win, I went solely to see Brad Pitt. Not only that it is getting strong reviews for an Oscar, I can’t wait to see Brad and angie on the red carpet for the oscar’s.

  27. 27
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Please don’t let the trolls bother you with their non sense. Just be happy for Brad. Ignore the trolls. They are just jealous.

  28. 28
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    Just got back from watching MB, and I love it. Brad & Jonah did a good job.

  29. 29
    NHT(now hear this) Says:

    Moneyball was great!
    PT, happy you enjoyed it. I must see it again.

  30. 30
    dianad1968 Says:

    LOL, are these a*sses posting that MB failed REALLY this stupid? Did they read AND comprehend that the total listed was for Friday” BO ONLY?

  31. 31
    this sucks Says:

    Weekend Forecast (Sept. 23-25)
    1. Moneyball – $23 million
    2. The Lion King – $17 million
    3. Dolphin Tale – $13.5 million
    4. Abduction – $12.5 million
    5. Contagion – $8.8 million
    6. Killer Elite – $8.7 million
    this is what box office mojo predicted but brad pitt disappointed.

  32. 32
    saw it - sukd donkeyballs Says:

    i want my $ back

  33. 33
    a lurker Says:

    Brad is a hard working man. Moneyball was amazing and Brad was fantastic in the movie.

  34. 34
    TABLIOD Says:


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    vickifromtexas Says:

    # 28 thelookoflove1365 @ 09/24/2011 at 11:11 pm +3

    Just got back from watching MB, and I love it. Brad & Jonah did a good job
    i can’t wait to go see it. i’m glad you got to go.

  36. 36
    JEN IN REHAB Says:

    Jenhags are so pathetic Brad has a Huge hit on his hands with Moneyball they should be worried about the 45yoa botoxed hasbeen who can’t find work-

  37. 37
    bdj Says:

    Hens can’t read and dumb as rocks. They have proven this all week long. They should just worship hair.

  38. 38
    Amazing Film Says:

    We just LOVED Moneyball- the theater was full- all ages, men & women. I’m reading on twitter where people are enjoying even more the 2nd time around- I may have to do that, too!!

  39. 39
    dianad1968 Says:

    @saw it – sukd donkeyballs:

    Thank you for adding to the BO success, and I am sure Brad thanks you too. That’s the difference between us and you hags, we will NEVER pay a red cent to see one f Ticky’s bombs. LOL

  40. 40
    LOSER Says:


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    Bella Says:

    I don’t like baseball and know nothing about it, but Moneyball is so engaging and entertaining. I absolutely love it.

  42. 42
    bermy girl Says:

    Congratulations to Brad!

    Looking forward to seeing Moneyball.

  43. 43
    Flopflopflopflop Says:

    - In 3,000 theaters and made 6.8mil. against no competition.
    Very poor.

  44. 44
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Even if Brad’s movie hit $50 mil the trolls will fine something wrong with it. They are bitter and jealous.

  45. 45
    he is ugly Says:

    tired of seeing this old looking monkey and box office failure.

  46. 46
    an oldie Says:

    Cr Moneyball Review.

    Stats and Balls

    The game of baseball is often portrayed as a romantic — even mythic — endeavor, evoking as many heroes, villains and struggles of honor and will as any epic tale. But beneath the simple elegance of a swing of the bat lies rows and columns of statistics and numbers. In the business of baseball, the numbers with dollar signs are the most important — and can mean the difference between winning and losing. “Moneyball” tells the true story of how numbers sparked a sea change in the way the game of baseball is played.

    Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, General Manager of the struggling Oakland A’s. Ending another season without a championship, and gutted as their best players are lured away with promises of big paychecks, the A’s are a dying franchise. With an operating budget that’s minuscule compared to New York or Boston, Oakland can’t afford the big name players that mean wins and high ticket sales.

    A former player himself, Billy is frustrated by the inequality between rich and poor teams, and the way players are valued (or devalued) depending on intangibles like the “gut feelings” of scouts or the player’s photogenic qualities. Beane is determined to put together a decent squad with the limited resources given to him, but at a loss as to how. A chance encounter with an Ivy League statistics geek, Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), sparks an unlikely partnership. Peter theorizes that since wins are determined by runs, players should be chosen based on their ability to get base hits, regardless of their other abilities.

    With Peter in tow, Billy returns to Oakland armed with a pile of stats and a new way of building a team. As expected, their revolutionary idea does not sit well with the grizzled old-timers in the club house, nor with the team’s manager, Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who has no say in the matter, and no choice but to make do with the odd-ball collection of players. The players Billy and Peter see as undervalued — older players past their prime, the injured, the inelegant, the occasional troublemakers — the rest of the organization (and their fans) see as the wretched refuse of major league baseball, more rag-tag than the Bad News Bears.

    As Billy tries to get the old guard on board with their new way of business, he also instructs young Peter in the back room dealings of baseball, everything from trades to how to tell a player he’s being let go. The chemistry between Pitt and Hill practically crackles the screen. Pitt, all glib confidence and bravado, vs. Hill’s meek, deer-in-the-headlights look of a young man thrown in way over his head. Pitt appears to be aging gracefully from hunky star to handsome character actor, with a tanned face like a well-worn catcher’s mitt and a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. Hill, free of raunch and wacky shenanigans, displays an intelligence and subtlety to his humor that shows a growing maturity and skill that compliments Pitt’s performance perfectly.

    Both actors have a field day with the witty, winning dialogue crafted by All Star writers Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin, whose script for “The Social Network” made the founding of Facebook play like a Shakespearian tragedy, here helps elevate a story about the numbers and business of baseball to a David and Goliath story about the conviction of one man against an unjust system. And within that epic scope, there are the smaller stories of players shunted from ball club to ball club, just looking to play the game they love for as long as they can. Real-life characters like catcher-turned-first baseman Scott Hatteberg (Chris Pratt from “Parks and Recreation”) and veteran David Justice (Stephen Bishop) put faces to the names next to the rows of numbers and stats.

    Director Bennett Miller (”Capote”) echoes the grandeur of the script by keeping the film as tightly edited and as constantly in motion as a suspense thriller. It’s no small feat to keep an audience engaged through a two-hour film about baseball statistics. Ironically, “Moneyball” is probably more entertaining, enjoyable — and certainly faster-moving — than any major league baseball game. A home run, if you ask me.

  47. 47
    ladyboy iz his name Says:

    @TABLIOD: agreed. If they had put lindsay in the role of billy beans the movie would have made like twice as much as the one starring ladyboy. LoL

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    Another Fan Says:

    Agree with tweet from last thread, Moneyball is even better watching the second time! The movie should have legs!

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    TABLIOD Says:

    @JEN IN REHAB: you should be worried about the 48 yr old fake daddy and box office failure has been.

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    dianad1968 Says:

    @saw it – sukd donkeyballs:


    Brad thanks you for adding to MB’s success. That’s one of the major differences (other than intellect) that separates the JP’s fans and you hags, we will NEVER pay to see one of Ticky’s bombs. But again, thank you. LOL

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    Moneyball Review Says:‘moneyball’-a-hit-fit-for-all-audiences/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+quchronicle%2FQUC+%28The+Quinnipiac+Chronicle%29

    ‘Moneyball’ a hit, fit for all audiences
    Posted on Sep 24, 2011 by Jon Alba

    Films that hit bumps in the road during production often end up spiraling into the infinite wormhole of forgotten flops. Thankfully for movie-goers, Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” did the exact opposite, establishing itself as one of the best installments of 2011.

    “Moneyball” is more than a sports film. It is a movie about the art of achieving success through uncustomary methods, even with the odds heavily favored toward the opposition. Also, it finds a way to add a touching human element that many will find captivating, as they not only see a man fight for his job, but also battle his own faith in his work.

    The movie based on the Michael Lewis book delves into how Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane aims to keep his under-funded squad in championship contention, while the richer, larger market teams such as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox utilize their cash flow to buy success.

    Portraying Beane is Brad Pitt, who delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as the failed minor league prodigy-turned front office executive. Joining him is Jonah Hill as Peter Brand, a young college graduate who Beane finds working for the Cleveland Indians as a stat manager.

    Together, Beane and Brand determine that the best way to compete is to not buy players, but instead, buy runs through in-depth statistical analysis referred to as sabermetrics.

    The chemistry between Pitt and Hill is undeniably enjoyable, and at the same time, extremely comical. Their bond is challenged by Philip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe, the A’s manager, who is adamant about his disapproval of their unconventional way to build a club.

    But what makes for an interesting sub-plot is Beane’s relationship with his daughter Casey (Kerris Dorsey), who perfectly complements Billy’s “occasional” temper tantrums. The arc brings a sentimental aspect to a story that may at first only appeal to sports fans.

    Featured is the 2002 campaign of the A’s and their remarkable run to the postseason despite the lack of faith in Beane’s methods. Baseball junkies will pleasantly reminisce as they see names from the past such as Scott Hatteberg and David Justice, and be delighted as memorable in-game scenes are reproduced.

    Miller does a tremendous job at capturing the irony behind Beane’s madness. He manages to romanticize the trailblazer-like character of Beane and his accomplishments despite the fact that his practices actually take away from what many perceive to be as the purity of baseball. Baseball is not supposed to be a numbers game, but Miller makes the audience forget that fact through excellent directing.

    Overall, the movie exceeds its purpose of presenting a story about a baseball team overcoming obstacles, and provides much more in the process. Many of the technical aspects of the book are simplified, which makes it more understandable for a wider audience.

    With a captivating cast and a well-written script, “Moneyball” not only hits a home run, but wins a batting title in the process.

  52. 52
    Jen the hag Says:

    The total is only for ONE DAY… Jenhagssure got problem with READING COMPREHENSION….. wait for the weekend total next week braindead FUGLYHENS!!

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    Passing Through Says:

    I just got back from seeing Moneyball – Fantastic movie! Loved it, loved it, loved! Now THAT is a “movie star” performance. I remember one reviewer said that it was classic old school Redford or Newman and ITA. As much as Brad looks like Redford it was more of a Newman-ish performance – tossing off one-liners with complete irreverence. Actually, I take that back – it was little of both. It was like watching Newman and Redford in Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid – only Brad was playing both Butch AND the Sundance Kid. Well done, Bradley. Jonah HIll was really good, too. I like the restraint he showed because it would have been so easy to make Peter Brad a bit flashier and portray him as a kind of statistics savant. Ditto with PSH. He can sometimes be too maniacal in his performances to me, so to see him tone it down as Art Howe was nice. I also see why the women’s roles were mainly cut from the movie. It really didn’t fit the tone of the movie to see that much of Billy’s personal life. It would have changed the entire POV of the movie, so that was a good decision by Bennett Miller.
    Also, I went to a 1pm showing and the theater was half-full and the audience was mixed. I saw one group of elderly ladies – there were 5 of them. In front of me was a group of college-age boys – about 6 of them and they cackled through the movie like it was a frat-boy flick. The movie IS funny in places, but you could tell these guys were sports freaks (most of them had on St. Louis Cardinals hats) and really got the jokes. I also saw several 30-something couples and quite a few older men in the audience. It was a good mix of people and everyone really seemed to enjoy the movie. I think it helps that it doesn’t play like a baseball movie. Even though you already know the outcome for the A’s it wasn’t disappointing to see their journey – and to see how a handful of guys revolutionized the way baseball teams are put together. The fact that richer teams then stole their model was inevitable. Darwinism and carnivores – that’s always going to lead to the smallest guy being lunch for the big guys. Or as Billy put it – the teams wth less money are like farm teams to the Yankes and BoSox – they develop the talent and Yankees come along with big bucks and steal them away. C’est la vie.

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    Catherine Says:

    I am really proud that Brad has become a brilliant actor who always picks great quality and meaningful projects. Moneyball projects to be best opening weekend box office for a baseball movie. Brad can do anything.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Flopflopflopflop @ 09/24/2011 at 11:20 pm

    I wouldn’t call the Twilight boy, Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, Clive Owen.

  56. 56
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    Hi vicki, yeah it is a good movie. Worth my time and money and Brad very good in this movie. I must admit that when he was first shooting it, I was not too excited about it; well you know because it is a movie about sport.
    Another plus, Brad is very handsome. Lucky angie.

  57. 57
    ladyboy iz his name Says:

    60% of monkeyball viewers were over the age of 50.

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    Catherine Says:

    I am really proud that Brad has become a brilliant actor who always picks great quality and meaningful projects. Moneyball projects to be best opening weekend box office for a baseball movie. Brad can do anything.

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    trolp Says:

    @an oldie: after all the good review he still flopped. brad pitt is a HAS BEEN. no body cares about him anymore lol

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    IT WAS BORING! sorry Says:

    God you JP idiots are easily amused and entertained.

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    thelma Says:

    Trolls are DELUSIONAL…..a movie is certified 93 pc fresh, has one of the biggest openings for a sports movie ever, top critics love it and single out Brad Pitt who is in almost every scene as pivotal to the success of the movie, Oscar buzz has started and the trolls say Brad and the movie are a failure? I think they are in a parallel universe. Incredible …

  62. 62
    bdj Says:

    flasandollar catherine sarvis
    For the love of the game. Go see the moneyball!
    1 minute ago

    Curtis Silva
    N8ivpride707 Curtis Silva
    Just saw moneyball and its a must see movie

    3 minutes ago
    Brian Erni
    brianerni Brian Erni
    moneyball was a work of art. masterful in essentially every way.

    megan_taylor Megan Taylor Wilkes
    Field of dreams was the greatest baseball movie of all time… until moneyball.

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    haha Says:

    @Passing Through: all this and it still flopped. nobody besides the loons like brad pitt. maybe because he is old and ugly

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    ladyboy iz his name Says:

    @trolp: the old folks home cares about him lol senior citizens are his target fanbase

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    JEN IN REHAB Says:

    @dianad1968 #39
    LoL at…. we will NEVER pay a red cent to see one f Ticky’s bombs.

    and I used to be a fan of JA, Friends only, I never liked her movies(waited for tv)and still couldn’t sit thru it.

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    hehehe Says:

    The haters are loosing sh!t as predicted as Moneyball is doing great in box office and critics. hehehe.

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    old Says:

    @ladyboy iz his name: @Passing Through: because his is an old frog thats why his fans are old diaper wearing people.

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    Hardley Says:

    We know that’s Fridays total and its a huge fail for a movie that had no competition and is showing in a ton of theaters. Flop.

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    bdj Says:

    Go watch Booty Hunter troll or go down memory lane when Gerry had the finger up the butt. McGreedy has big shoes to fill.

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    an oldie Says:

    cr Moneyball Review

    Movie Review: MONEYBALL

    Moneyball is a 2011 dramatic film directed by Bennett Miller that tells the story of one game-changing year in the history of the Oakland Athletics franchise. After losing in the playoffs to the New York Yankees in 2001, A’s General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is given the nearly impossible task of replacing some of his all-star talent with a budget that’s microscopic in comparison to some of the large market baseball teams. When he tries to utilize his scouts’ knowledge of the game, Billy realizes that the A’s are going to need a different approach if they want to compete with the big dogs. On a trip to Cleveland, he meets the young Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a Yale economics graduate who keys Beane into the idea that there might be a computer-based way to create a championship team that the A’s could afford. Beane buys into the idea and shakes up the status quo, bringing in players his associates would normally deem useless. He faces a lot of opposition, especially from team manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who elects not to play the athletes in the manner Beane wants them to be played. Despite some early-season troubles, however, the team manages to find a groove and goes on to find a certain level of success, ultimately changing the scouting process in Major League Baseball.

    There were a few reasons I wanted to see Moneyball. First and foremost, it stars Brad Pitt, who you may know to be one of my favorite actors to grace the silver screen (I’ll talk more about his performance momentarily). Second, it’s a sports movie, which in an of itself makes it an appealing flick for me. It’s difficult to make an outright terrible sports film because it’s so easy to get caught up in the emotion of a sporting event. When I heard that Moneyball was garnering some rather stellar reviews – it currently holds a 94% critic’s approval rating on – I knew I had to at least give it a shot. And let me tell you, I most assuredly was not disappointed.

    The story itself is rather basic, telling the tale of a year in the life of Billy Beane as he tries to reinvent the very process of creating a high-caliber sports team. At the same time, we’re catching glimpses of Beane’s personal life, and I for one thought the mesh between the two to be stellar. We’re getting the screenplay from Academy Award winners Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, and from the moment the film starts, you know there’s something great about it. I found the strength of the screenplay to be its handling of conflict. On the one hand, we’re seeing the external conflict between Beane and basically everybody else who’s fighting him tooth and nail when it comes to his new system. On the other hand, we’re seeing the internal conflict with Beane himself as he struggles with his own feelings of low self-esteem and unworthiness that stems from his days playing in the major leagues.

    That’s where Pitt’s performance comes into play. While I’ve always found Pitt to be a great actor, I think it’s only in the last few years that he’s truly started to prove himself to the rest of the world that he can handle his own in a series of dramatic roles. For so long, he was simply the eye candy, and while he had early critical success (he scored an Academy Award nomination for his role in 1995’s Twelve Monkeys), I don’t think he’s really gotten the respect he deserves. It’s rare to hear his name being tossed into a group with the likes of Kevin Spacey or Daniel Day-Lewis, but I would posit here and now that Pitt is one of the finer actors of his generation. His role in Moneyball only solidifies my stance as he shows a wide range of emotion in completely becoming Billy Beane. And while we do get some great performances from our supporting cast – Hill and Hoffman are exceptionally good – this is really Pitt’s vehicle, and it should be viewed as such.

    I’d also like to tip my hat to Mychael Danna, who composed the score for this film. It definitely fit the tone of the movie, and it actually reminded me a lot of the soft-toned score that Explosions in the Sky created for 2004’s Friday Night Lights. Kudos, Mr. Danna.

    Overall, I think Moneyball is definitely worth, well, your money, if you feel so inclined to see it. There’s only so much I can say about a film’s acting and screenplay, but some films just have that “it” factor that’s so difficult to describe. Moneyball definitely has “it,” and as a result, we the audience are getting something rather wonderful.

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    flop idol Says:

    So many people think bradbthought he was in a casino with George clooney during this movie. If he deserves an award for this movie then give him one for oceans 11 to 13

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    beat "Dolphin Tale" by 1.6m Says:


  73. 73
    Jen the hag Says:

    Yeah Jenhens keep saying the movie is a flop bwahahahhahha you wish ,… NOT don’t worry about BRAD PITT there the producers and directors lining up for Brad Pitt to star in their movies and yeah BRAD is still choosing what to do next among the movies that being offered to him left and right. Oh yeah MANISTON is still have to auditioned and huvane knocking to every studios to get her a crap romcom..bhahahahhahah

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    karma Says:

    @bdj: the nounty hunter with bad reviews opened better than this crap. wow pitt is going down the drain. first his baby momma (to his bio kids cuz the adopted kids are legally only angies) movie flops now him. old age is catching up to him quick. karma is a b1tch

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    lol Says:

    The trollsl really should worry about their idol Ticky because 65 years Susan Sarandon looks hotter and younger then Ticky, Sarandon def is more talented then Ticky. lol

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    bdj Says:

    Too funny troll. I see you are back spamming the thread. The name may change but the deranged writing remains the same. It is hard out there for a 15 cents a post troll.

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    small dingy Says:

    we are not even sure if the supposedly biological kids are his or her brothers. i think they are angies brothers kids cuz brad dongy is to small to procreate.

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    Hardley Says:

    Stop posting reviews you loons. They didn’t help Friday’s boxoffice and the numbers will go down from there. Flop.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    “Moneyball” Movie Review
    September 24, 2011

    When Brad Pitt stars in a movie, there is an automatic buzz in the air. Expectations are set high as avid movie watchers prepare themselves for a movie that not only provides entertainment but also substance of some sort. Pitt’s latest release stays true to his track record and provides audiences with exactly what they are waiting for.

    There’s no use fighting clichés, because lets face it; there’s a reason they work. “Moneyball” (directed by Bennet Miller) based on a true story, is the classic sports film. It tells the story in a way that appeals to human emotions while still staying true to the sport at hand.

    Though essentially a story about a man who changes the way the world plays baseball, “Moneyball” is also a story about a struggle. No one makes sports movies about perfect people who have it easy, because well that’s just not very interesting. Audiences are drawn to tragedies, chaos, and inner turmoil. Pitt’s character, Billy Beane, faces the struggle of fighting the system.

    Beane is the general manager of the Oakland A’s, a low budget professional baseball team. Without sufficient funds, he is unable to retain his strong players and loses them to teams who are able to pay much higher salaries. Bogged down by his own unsuccessful past career as a professional baseball player and failed marriage life, Beane struggles to find a way towards success. After meeting Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a recently graduated Harvard student with fresh new outlook on the way baseball should be played, Beane fights against the odds to create a new winning formula. Pete teaches him that winning isn’t about having the strongest players; it’s about having the right puzzle pieces to create the overall desired effect. He uses a computer-generated analysis to choose new players on the team with the hopes that the new formula will help them beat the odds.

    Pitt is the perfect choice for the character of Billy Beane; it’s as if this role was created for him. He plays the part to the tee and carries a majority of the weight of the movie’s success. The chemistry between Beane and Pete adds comic relief and creates many memorable moments throughout the movie, especially when the movie starts to get dry and sport heavy at parts.

    Though the movie could have been edited a more thoroughly to get the story out in a more concise and less lengthy manner, it is still worth the time to watch on the big screen. The true story of Billy Beane is powerful and inspirational, and Brad Pitt does him justice. Audiences will walk away with a whole new understanding and appreciation of baseball not only as a sport but also as a grueling business. If nothing else about the movie does it for you, watch it for the 133 minutes of Brad Pitt.

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    an oldie Says:

    # 471 Moneyball Fever! @ 09/24/2011 at 11:04 pm +2

    christwofour26 Wow. Moneyball was even better watching the second time! #isdvdoutyet? @stephencbishop @JonahHill @prattprattpratt


    4lisaguerrero @stephencbishop JUST saw it 2day (couldn’t see it in Oakland cuz I had 2 work) & thought you were GREAT-Yr scene in the cage w Brad= Perfect

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    vickifromtexas Says:

    # 74 karma @ 09/24/2011 at 11:34 pm
    karma is brad’s movie doing great at the box office.
    karma is angelina taking her little boy on an airplane ride and x taking her little boy to purchase art.

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    suckers Says:

    @Jen the hag: when bounty hunter opened to 7+ mili you called it a flop but this movie could not beat a cartoon. mind you lion king came out last week and brad still is defeated lol.

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    Jess Says:

    PT, completely agree with you that.Brad gave a movie star performance. He dominated the screen with charisma and energy.

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    bdj Says:

    krazy_kenny9 Kenny Begaye III
    Great movie #Moneyball!!
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    Moneyball a metaphor for life! Great movie!!nny9 Kenny Begaye III
    Great movie #Moneyball!!
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    Ludovic_Dumas Ludovic Dumas
    Loved Moneyball.

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    Samus_Aran_ Jessica Green
    Moneyball was a very good movie Brad Pitt, amazing.

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    an oldie Says:

    cr Moneyball Review

    Review: “Moneyball”
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:38PM

    Moneyball is an instant contradiction, a fine humanistic film championing an innovative but dehumanizing method of team-building, reducing all star athletes to statistical equations. The film has two stories to tell, that of a middle-aged man finally making his mark on the game he was supposed to rule in his youth, and the reinvention of baseball management to achieve a more equitable playing field with or without mega-funds.

    The story begins after a disheartening loss for the Oakland Athletics. The humiliation is compounded by the loss of three star players who the A’s don’t have sufficient money to replace. General Manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) butts heads with owners trying to get more money and with his own management staff who are entirely resistant to innovative thinking. Enter young economics / statistics master Peter Brand (Jonah Hill moving up to the majors?) who frees up Billy’s mind with his theories on why so many players are over and undervalued. They begin to make controversial and provocative changes which mystify or anger the baseball powers that be including their own team’s manager Art (well played by Philip Seymour Hoffman).

    There’s a smart visual well into Moneyball’s first act in which huge banners of the A’s three lost stars are dropped from their places of honor crumpling as they hit the ground like the deflating egos of management. Billy takes the leap of faith with Peter and they rebuild with new players, a team of misfit toys, who are all undervalued (or not valued at all). Shortly afterwards, when we see the stadium again, there is only one banner trumpeting one of the League’s oldest fan-beloved players David Justice (Stephen Bishop) whose glory days are far behind him.

    Moneyball’s solid screenplay (by Oscar winners Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian) has a good joke at the expense of metaphors but I can’t resist this one. For all of Moneyball’s strengths, from a solid cast with vivid cameos (Reed Diamond from Dollhouse is superb in a one-scene face/off with Brad Pitt) to able and sharp direction (Bennett Miller of Capote fame) and editing (which skims veritable mountains of statistical information, old footage, and emotional backstory) it really all comes down to one star banner: Brad Pitt unfurled.

    “I’ve been in this game a long time.”

    Yes, you have Brad Pitt, yes you have.

    In his two decades of stardom, Pitt’s best work has generally happened within three types: weirdos he attacked with gleeful creative gusto (Tyler Durden, Jeffrey Goines, Chad Feldheimer), strutting men that basked in their own golden light (J.D., Rusty and Paul McLean), and family men with wounded machismo (Mr O’ Brien and Detective Mills); In Billy Beane, all of Pitt’s strengths coalesce as if he’d been in training for this one. He’s loosely idiosyncratic and funny (that goofy business after a “good talk” with the humorless Art is just wonderfully endearing detail), he harnesses his potent movie star charisma with weary grace playing a man who, unlike himself, didn’t live up to his golden boy promise, and in scene after scene but particularly when visiting with his teenage daughter, he lets his worried humanity show; he feels like a failure and this daring move is his last shot at glory.

    Brad Pitt’s shiny star turn is so good, in fact, that it neatly blinds you to the film’s minor flaws. No one, including the man himself, is reinventing the wheel here and for all the star light that Pitt gives off, the film doesn’t use any of it to fill in poorly lit corners. It raises but never addresses troubling side issues like what to do with the understandable revulsion that greets the dehumanization of players (exarcebated by so few of the players having distinct personalities) and it has a strange inability to flesh out the important side story of Art’s insistence on managing the team in opposition to Billy’s plans. The scene wherein Art finally capitulates to a different way of thinking would be a superb bit of economic storytelling in most films but here, given the underlit subplot, it feels like not enough as a wrap-up.

    Billy continually worries that all of his accomplishments will be dismissed if he loses the final game of the season. The film needn’t worry about the same thing. The final game here is a beautifully elongated nearly sports-free quietitude while Billy merely contemplates his options and a coda that works as a reprise of one of the sweetest earlier scenes with tenderness and even gently needling humor as the credits begin to roll. Late in the film we’re told “you can’t help but romanticize baseball” and it rang so true, even to me! I don’t know the first thing about baseball, nor do I care to, but I was nodding my head like some dreamer in the bleachers waiting to catch that fly ball.

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    plz Says:

    Fans ignore the haters as if they know what is a good movie, considering their followers of crappy romcom tv actress. ignore

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    bdj Says:

    an oldie
    Those tweets are great.

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    HorribleBosses 1st night 12.4m Says:


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    dianad1968 Says:

    Sorry for the duplicate posts…I usually post again if I think the first post didn’t go through. JJ eems to have a “delay” feature.

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    Just Saying Says:

    Maniston’s movies ain’t gonna be in Oscar nominations, not in the same level of Brad and Angelina movies. Not worthy to be mentioned.

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    karma Says:

    @vickifromtexas: thank you for saying her lil boy because that kid is not brads. 6.7mili is good? ur in denial. brad pitt flopped really bad. not surprised because he is no shia lebouf haha

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    an oldie Says:

    LOL. STOP posting the GOOD reviews. The troll can’t take it anymore. Hey troll, we know that if they were bad reviews, you would be here all day posting them. So why should we stop “laisser le bon temps rouler”?

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Fan review after watching MB.

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    Observer2 Says:

    Damn! I love it when the trolls lose their s h i t. And they’re losing it big time, right now.

    Good, good times.

    Brad’s going to the Kodak and not to be used as a so-called gimmick like Lenny.

    Lenny can’t even give a good performance presenting. LOL.

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    correction Says:

    @Just Saying: romantic comedies dont get oscar nominations honey.. she already got an emmy and golden globe for her comedic chops. you go jen.

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    bdj Says:

    illywatson3 Billy Watson
    Moneyball might be the greatest baseball film ever made.
    14 seconds ago Favorite Retweet Rep

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Awwwww, the trolls are piss & in pain again. How great is that. They are piss Brad called MANiston dull. They got more piss when Brad’s movie received great reviews. And now they are on suicide watch because Brad’s movie top Friday’s BO. I am afraid it will get worse when Sunday comes. There will be a mass trolls suicide.

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    Just Saying Says:

    Oscar and emmy .LMAO. Not the same level dumbazz.

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    money ball flops Says:

    brad pitt will never be an academy award winner. he cant go far with that his country accent lol. who is the king of box office flops? brad pitt is. from now on i will be calling him flipidy flop

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    Brad "Never Been Better" Says:

    . He has never been better, and the movie is the best sports film since Bull Durham, a real triumph
    Working his way into the weekend, Brad Pitt was busy shooting a range of dramatic scenes on the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle, London on Friday night (September 23).

    The Golden Globe winning actor could be scene mingling with crew members in between filming segments which saw him shooting his way out of danger as cars exploded while zombies ran towards him – with one of the creatures even falling from above onto the roof of a car.

    The work efforts come as Pitt’s just-released movie “Moneyball” shot to the top of the box office by earning $6.7 million on opening day while expected to pull in $21 million during its first weekend in theaters.

    Of the 47-year-old’s baseball based flick, Deadline Hollywood’s Pete Hammond said, “This is a classic movie star role in the tradition of something that Robert Redford or Paul Newman would have done in their prime. He has never been better, and the movie is the best sports film since Bull Durham, a real triumph considering the long and winding road it took to get to the screen.”

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    an oldie Says:

    fr previous thread, just reposting someones’ post.
    Moneyball Rules! @ 09/24/2011 at 4:31 pm +15

    more Moneyball praise- This tweet is from Rob Riggle. Rob is on The Daily Show & has been in a bunch of comedy movies (he has 1.1 million followers):

    RobRiggle MONEYBALL is worth your time and money… just sayin’….

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    Jen the hag Says:

    suckers @ 09/24/2011 at 11:40 pm -8

    suckers you can’t say a movie is a flop until it finishes it’s round the world opening OK… to say moneyball is a flop becoz of 1 day opening is just RETARDED just like the JENHAGS and i don’t care about MANISTON movie i never see any one of them,., coz JENHAG movie will sure made me sleep hehehehehhe she’s that BORING!!

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    Just Saying Says:

    You wonder why no studio is willing give Maniston lead role. Brad and Angelina are offered lead roles all the time. LOL.

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    JP Fan Says:

    WAY TO GO BRAD!!! Excellent reviews for a fantastic movie..

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    Jimbo Says:

    The reviews are fantastic but in reality this is a good film and not a great film. I did enjoy myself.

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    Wrong as Usual Says:

    Dont mind the jenhags here is the list of top baseball movies
    as you can see the average baseball movie makes 6.8mil OW not even one day im talking about the whole do tell jen hags how did brad flop if the average baseball flick makes 6.8 the entire weekend..i would love to hear your explanation..these are the same fools that said abduction would that they are wrong they are saying MB had no competition despite the fact that there were 3 other releases..when Jen can carry a movie by herself get back to me

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    bdj Says:

    CarrieBlasgen Carrie Blasgen
    coming from a girl who doesn’t care too much about baseball, #moneyball was fantastic! go see it

    Moneyball was an amazing love letter to the sport of my heart, baseball. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill were amazing together. BP was heartbreak

    1 minute ago
    Dj Skizz
    Moneyball was excellent.. Brad Pitt will def get an Oscar nod
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    an oldie Says:

    Moneyball Rules! @ 09/24/2011 at 4:31 pm +15

    more Moneyball praise- This tweet is from Rob Riggle. Rob is on The Daily Show & has been in a bunch of comedy movies (he has 1.1 million followers):

    RobRiggle MONEYBALL is worth your time and money… just sayin’….

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    Wrong Says:

    Dont mind the jenhags here is the list of top baseball movies
    as you can see the average baseball movie makes 6.8mil OW not even one day im talking about the whole do tell jen hags how did brad flop if the average baseball flick makes 6.8 the entire weekend..i would love to hear your explanation..these are the same fools that said abduction would that they are wrong they are saying MB had no competition despite the fact that there were 3 other releases..when Jen can carry a movie by herself get back to me

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    OSCARS Says:

    Romantic Comedies don’t get Oscars???? Are your Crazy??? What about As Good As It Gets? Oscars in best pix, actor actress & director!!! Annie Hall? It happened One Night, the Apartment , Moonstruck?????
    Tons of nominations for Romantic Comedy Actresses (Renee Z in Bridget Jones,) JUST GOOGLE and you’ll find a huge list.
    But you need to give a great performance in the movie — not just on the tabloid covers.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    “Remarkable, just truly remarkable…

    Let’s just get straight to the point; Moneyball is an excellent film. It’s nothing more and its nothing less. Kicking off with some excellent footage from a 2001 elimination game, the movie does an outstanding job crafting scenes together with real-footage that really sp*ces a lot of the played-out scenes up a notch. Let’s keep things honest too, there hasn’t been a great film about baseball in years. Luckily, Moneyball hits everything out of the park and is one-hundred percent perfection in every category from the screenplay to the Oscar-worthy performances. It’s exactly what I wanted when I first saw the trailer, and that was a great movie about such a great game. Let the Oscar season begin!

    Hands down, Brad Pitt is my favorite actor of all-time. That all began when I saw David Fincher’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Fight Club and his dark, twisted film that is Se7en. Both of these movies are in my top ten thanks to David Fincher’s excellent directing skills and Brad Pitt’s phenomenal talent. Pitt gives his best performance since Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button here as Billy Beane. Brad Pitt definitely deserves himself an Oscar-nomination and if he doesn’t even receive that then the Oscars can go take a hike. I’m not saying he deserves the win, but a nomination at that. My favorite actor is back in the game….literally.

    One performance that ultimately surprised was one by Jonah Hill. Seeing this guy in Superbad and Funny People, you’d never expect him to grasp such talent other than his works in comedy. I’m going to predict the future here for a second. This is what I see: Sometime in the distant future, it can be sooner or later, Jonah Hill will receive an Oscar-win for something. In Moneyball, he may not be Oscar-worthy, but he certainly proves that he is growing as an actor and has a future ahead of him in film that is better than where he’s been at for the past few years. The guy is a comic-genius and he clicks well with the genre, but he can definitely handle other genres quite well.

    One of the best things about Moneyball is the chemistry between Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. The two have got to have the best connection I’ve seen in a film in years. Every scene they have together is a home-run, whether it’s hysterical or dramatic. Not sure if Moneyball would have been as incredible if it wasn’t for the spot-on chemistry. You would have never expected it, but Pitt and Hill are a team to be reckoned with.

    Aaron Sorkin wrote The Social Network and won himself an Oscar for it. The Social Network wasn’t the best film of 2010, but it was beautifully written. Sorkin once again proves himself an incredible writer with Moneyball. The dialogue is on-par and the comedic side to the film plays out well. Moneyball isn’t written as dark or as serious as The Social Network was and that honestly helps make Moneyball a better success to Sorkin. He hasn’t received a Oscar-nomination for the script yet, but he certainly deserves it. The movie was also co-written by Steven Zaillian. Just like Pitt and Hill, Sorkin and Zaillian are also a team to be reckoned with! Let’s just hope they gain the credit for this they deserve.

    When Moneyball isn’t trying to humor the audience, it deeply touches them. A lot of scenes between Beane and his daughter are tearful, especially one in particular when she sings to him in the middle of a guitar store. While the film is touching at a few different points in the story, it isn’t inspirational and it doesn’t need to be. Seeing the trailer, Moneyball looks like another cliché sports movie that’ll try hard to inspire the audience. Moneyball is never inspirational, and in all honesty, its a good thing. It doesn’t make you want to play baseball or get involved in the business. It shows you the honest life of the sports business and the hell that players and others go through to keep a living.

    Excellent shots by Bennett Miller are shown here, especially of Fenway Park (GO SOX!). Miller was a great choice for directing the film and I especially loved some of the use of slow-motion he uses during some of the games, also portrayed with a dark background. He was working with not just an excellent screenplay but an awesome cast!

    Everyone behind Moneyball helped make it one of the best baseball films in years. This is one of those films I wish my grandfather could see, because this would have been the perfect film to experience with him. I’m looking forward to the Blu-Ray, just so I can watch the movie with my father and remember the good old days where we’d drive into Boston with my grandfather to catch a Red Sox game. Moneyball brought up a lot of great memories for me and that is what I took from it the most. It’s a film not to be missed. Remarkable, just truly remarkable this one was.</b?

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    Moneyball Fan Says:

    #93- that’s a great review! Thanks for sharing- I really enjoyed Moneyball, too. Brad dues such a GREAT JOB playing the iconoclast. Also, I loved the scenes with his daughter! It gives you a glimpse into what wonderful dad he must be to the JP 6!!

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    bdj Says:

    Baby Jane will get an Oscar for Victim of the Decade.

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    Just Saying Says:

    Many good romcoms became Oscar nods or winners, but Maniston always choose crappy ones or the crappy ones always choose her bcause the good ones want better and talented actress not useless talentless Maniston. rotflmao.

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    an oldie Says:

    One more for the troll, courtesy Moneyball Review.

    Brad Pitt, Moneyball Scores In Summer’s 9th Inning

    Jenny Shields, Wilmington Celebrity Headlines Examiner
    September 24, 2011

    Sorry Taylor Lautner. All bets say the go-to film this weekend is Moneyball, the late summer sleeper starring Brad Pitt. With an A-lister like Pitt at the helm, you would expect this film to be released during the height of the summer movie season. Instead it’s buried away in post summer pre-Christmas, off-season — too soon for the Thanksgiving rush and too late to rate as a summer hit. Yet when it comes to solid storyline, direction and pure enjoyment, the film smacks it out of the ballpark.

    Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s General Manager desperate to land a winning baseball team despite having next to no budget to pay top salaries. When three of his ace players are snatched up by teams with ample cash to spend, Beane tries to scrape up someone up from the bottom of the barrel in Cleveland, only to discover even his out-picks are deemed off-limits. The recommendations of a fresh-out-of-college kid with no track baseball record, played perfectly by Jonah Hill, seem to to have no rhyme nor reason. Later Beane discovers the kid has a name, Peter Brand, along with a theory that defies tried and often not true baseball logic. After a series of flashbacks, Beane eventually buys into the concept and the rest, as they say, is history.

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    dianad1968 Says:



    I tried watching The Switch recently, and I could barely watch ten minutes of it. Another actor who seem to be always working, but keep doing the same character over and over again is Jason Bateman. He needs to do a Jonah Hill and try something different. But then he is from the school of Ticky, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler , Paul Rudd et al. These people all run into each other…see one see all.

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    lol Says:

    Ticky’s fans are idiots.

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    Observer2 Says:

    You got to hand it to the trolls. They’ve got their priorities straight and not afraid to admit it. They hate Brad and Angelina. They spend money to see Brad and Angelina. Just so they can come and fake bash them.


    Romantic comedies don’t receive Oscar noms? Only the good ones do. And that ain’t ever gonna include Lenny.

    And again, what is Lenny’s next movie? And why did Wanderbust get pushed back to Feb.? I mean, it was opening Oct. 7th. Anna Faris has an R rated comedy coming out during Oscar season and the studio didn’t blink and push it back.

    Again, what is Lenny’s next movie? Is she being pursued by studios left and right? Umm, that’d be a no.

    And she’s got to make 4 movies to make what Brad and/or Angelina make on one.

    Listen to the Money Talk. C’mon, C’mon. Listen to the Money Talk.

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    Guest Says:

    do the jen hags even know what the definition of a bomb is..a bomb is when a movie heavily underperforms..i have yet to see an article saying MB has bombed..a bomb would be 10mil or the 3.8mil Fri that Lautner aka the guy you all said would beat pitt brought rather a classic 3D movie like TLK edge out MB than having lil bow wows movie outperform pitts OW..did you forget the numbers Switch got..couldnt even beat lil bow wow opening weekend…and lol at comparing Bounty Hunter too bad the Ugly Truth with heigl had a higher opening of 27mil as opposed to your idols 20mil

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    patti Says:

    Amazing! Brad’s films get better and better every yr. True when you are happy and in a relationship where you feel satisfied and feels like life keeps going your way , you do your best work ever, Brad Pitt is a major star since he settled down with Angelina Jolie. Everything he touches turms to gold. Moneyball took in 6 mill on it’s first day. Fab Mr. Pitt !
    Looks like an Oscar coming your way!

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    Indigo Says:

    I know I’ll get thumbs way down for this but… Moneyball just looks so boring! Sorry but even Brad Pitt isn’t enough to make sit through a sports film… But his upcoming Zombie flick, I’m THERE!

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    Guest88 Says:

    do the jen hags even know what the definition of a bomb is..a bomb is when a movie heavily underperforms..i have yet to see an article saying MB has bombed..a bomb would be 10mil or the 3.8mil Fri that Lautner aka the guy you all said would beat pitt brought rather a classic 3D movie like TLK edge out MB than having lil bow wows movie outperform pitts OW..did you forget the numbers Switch got..couldnt even beat lil bow wow opening weekend…and lol at comparing Bounty Hunter too bad the Ugly Truth with heigl had a higher opening of 27mil as opposed to your idols 20mil

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    Hardley Says:

    If Brad Pitt is the superstar that you loons say he is, his name alone would bring in a bigger box office. Which it didn’t. Huge flop.

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    OSCARS Says:

    Unfortunately, Wonderbust was probably pushed back so SS could be a presenter at the Oscars — you know how the studios always have actors pimping upcoming movies at the Oscars even if they know they’re crap — its a free commercial.

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    an oldie Says:

    Rolling, Rolling, Rolling… @ 09/24/2011 at 5:24 pm +10

    SoYoureAnExpert I thought #Moneyball was phenomenally made, and a must-see for baseball fans (all sports fans, actually).
    Tru101 Anytime a movie can make u root for a team eventhough u already know the outcome…that’s a great movie. Great job #MONEYBALL
    Art_Ortiz3 @stephencbishop yo Bishop GREAT work brotha all around. I tip my hat to you and glad I could be part of all this.. #nicelefthandedswing lol

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    an oldie Says:

    cr Moneyball Review

    Right on the Money(ball)
    Saturday, September 24, 2011

    I was wrong! Yeah, that is what you want to read as the lead in a fantasy baseball advice and analysis column on which you have been relying all year (I hope). About what was I wrong? Well, I was asked a few weeks ago whether Moneyball has anything to do with fantasy baseball. My answer was “of course! Billy Beane is living the dream of fantasy players the world over.” It did not take long for me to see my error. Early in the screening of the movie I was privileged to attend earlier this week, Billy Beane (in the person of the incomparable Brad Pitt) said with both conviction and resignation: “It is an unfair game.” Smack! It hit me. It is not that Billy Beane is living out a fantasy leaguer’s dream, it is that fantasy leaguers are living out Billy’s dream. Unlike in the real thing where one team can spend 100+ Million while another is limited to one-third of that (a fact well emphasized both visually and through dialogue), fantasy general managers DO play on an even playing field. Each team is limited to a mythical $260 budget; no one gets a penny more or a penny less. That is Billy Beane/Brad Pitt’s dream — equality — a dream Billy/Brad knows is reserved for the millions of fantasy GMs out there.

    Ok, I need to backtrack. I was not completely wrong. What a relief! There IS a lot that fantasy leaguers will recognize and with which they will identify while enjoying what is really a terrific film. Oh, and it is not the reliance on computers, newfangled statistics or fist pumping of the geek brotherhood. Then, what do I mean? Well, let’s start with one of Billy/Brad’s favorite sayings: “Because they are cheap!” Like the Beane character in the movie, many fantasy leaguers find themselves in situations where they have spent a majority of their budget but nevertheless must fill out their rosters. How to find the proverbial “diamond in the rough” or undervalued player to vault the team into contention is the annual conundrum that challenges fantasy leaguers and is the real joy of playing what is arguably America’s hobby. It is also what drives the Oakland GM throughout Moneyball. Neither Billy nor true fantasy baseball players take pride in being smart enough to draft Albert Pujols after 10 or so seasons of almost superhuman performance. There is no secret there. What fantasy leaguers thrive on and what makes them successful is getting the undervalued Melky or Asdrubal Cabrera cheap in the spring BEFORE their breakout.

    There are of course other familiar realizations that will come to fantasy leaguers while they revel in the movie. Specifically, there is no attention paid to starting pitching. Many fantasy leaguers believe pitching is inherently too unpredictable and therefore scarce resources are better spent on hitting. The venerated League of Alternative Baseball Reality known as LABR provides a case in point this year. Doug Dennis spent his scarce resources on offense, offense, and more offense and, barring an unprecedented collapse, will take home the gold when the season ends next week. [Note that because it is a movie, the filmmakers had poetic license to ignore completely the reality thatOaklandhad three of the best young hurlers in the game in 2002 – Mark Mulder, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito but I digress

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    correction Says:

    interviewer):I’ve got to be honest with you, your fans scare me. That’s not a joke. Whenever I hear someone insinuate that something mean or rude has been said about you I stay off social networking sites. Your fans are hardcore. They aren’t having any kind of conversation unless it’s to say Jennifer Aniston is wonderful. Which I agree with and not because I’m scared.

    (Jen): Well, since you’re being honest, I will be too. I hate calling them “my fans” because they don’t belong to me but I will say I love them. I know that when people hear celebrities say that it tends to sound rehearsed. Well, I know it’s not because I do. I’ve got people standing guard for me and spending their hard earned money so I can do what I love. That’s a support system I could never accurately say thank you for. And for all my fighters, I want you all to let go of the fight. It’s not real. I want you to smile because you keep me smiling.

    you see why i love her, she is so kind. we love you to

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    KA-BOOM Says:

    By Daniel Frankel at TheWrap

    Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:02am EDT

    Saturday update:

    SO MUCH FOR EARLY FRIDAY BOX OFFICE PROJECTIONS: Updated data shows Disney’s “The Lion King,” in weekend No. 2 of a 3D re-release, pulling away from the pack and on pace to gross around $24 million for the weekend.

    That same raw box office data HAD Sony’s Brad Pitt baseball film, “Moneyball,” winning the box office with around $23 million this weekend. Better developed estimates now have the film grossing around $19 million.


    At this rate his movie is going down quicker than Angie weight!

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    Guest88 Says:

    are u movies AVERAGE 6.8mil OW…so yes it did bring in a bigger box i guess your right, he is a superstar..take a look at top baseball movies, they rarely do well, if pitt wsnt the star this movie would have been lucky to make $10mil..the power of Brad

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    dianad1968 Says:

    LOL, yes Ticky got an Emmy and GG for “Friends”…..TV. And didn’t she get those during the very last years of Friends, like a consolation prize? Nothing to brag about. LOL

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    Alice Says:

    According to Award Daily, Moneyball could win Oscar Best Picture. If you look back to last two Oscar Best Pictures, both are critics and audience pleasers and very inspiring stories. Moneyball falls into the category.

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    Faye88 Says:

    Rotten tomatoes: All critics 94. Top critics 97. Audiences. 91
    I would say Brad & gang hit a grand slam. Congrats to those involved with the making of Moneyball!!!!

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    an oldie Says:

    One more for the troll.

    Moneyball: Brad Pitt Is Perfect Representation of Billy Beane

    Moneyball star actor Brad Pitt does a fantastic job representing Oakland Athletics Billy Beane in both the personal and professional aspects of his life.

    Beane is a man obsessed with living up to his predictions, and using statistics and mathematical formulas to determine which players can be successes in Major League Baseball.

    Pitt plays this role perfectly, and really gives us a sense of how difficult Beane’s life was as he rose to prominence among the ranks of baseball’s great minds.

    Moneyball is a fantastic film that pays great attention to the small details of Beane and his story, and in the process creates an emotional and exciting film.

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    Guest88 Says:

    shoot even AJ was nominated for an Emmy and she doesnt even really do film..instead of worrying about Brad shouldnt yall be on FF guessing whether your idol is preggers or not..i believe the FF hags predicted MB would do between 3mil-12mil, i saw a thread on that disgusting site where they predicted those that it didnt bomb they are on JJ changing their story

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    Marieme Says:

    Whoo-hoo! That’s right suckas, Brad rules!!

    Also love how industry people are supporting Brad on Nikki Finke’s site. Whereas a couple of idiots tried to knock Brad over his recent (fully justified) comments they would not have it! No serious person in this industry takes ex seriously or her joke of a career. Whereas Brad has everyone’s highest respect. People want to see Brad and want to see this film. Hope Brad & Ange have a celebratory weekend! Rowr!

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    Observer2 Says:

    Let’s be fair to Lenny. Now, she didn’t start getting nominated for things until AFTER she married Brad. That all stopped once Brad LEFT her.

    And let’s give Lenny credit. Brad got nominated for awards BEFORE he was with Lenny and AFTER he left Lenny.

    Since he LEFT Lenny for a more fulfilling and interesting life. He’s been a part of Oscar nominated movies, Babel, TAOJJ, TCOBB and IB. And now it looks like MB.

    Lenny’s got Squiggy spending her money like the bought man he is.

    I’m sure that Lenny’s mother is so proud of her. I mean, she left her after she had a stroke to hard pimp her relationship on the other coast. Can’t say that Lenny doesn’t have her priorities straight either.

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    Guest88 Says:

    You all have to remember these are the same freaks that said SALT bombed because it made 36mil challenging the troll to provide a article that says MB bombed or tanked, move execs love to call out a movie when it bombs so surely you should be able to provide me with a link to an article stating this

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    an oldie Says:

    cr MR

    ‘Moneyball’ Movie Review: The Only Game in Town

    By Ellen Killoran | September 24, 2011 1:43 PM EDT

    Brad Pitt is pitch-perfect as Billy Beane, the general manager of the generally losing Oakland Athletics who fought his way out of a corner and radically changed the way major league baseball was played

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    pia Says:

    I am so proud of you Brad. Great job on the film Momeyball.
    My son’s just came home and can’t stop talking about how great the film was. Hubby and i will be going tomorrow evening. Can’t wait.

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    Guest88 Says:

    notice the poster “mike” on is def an FFer because he/she is comparing MB to bounty hunter love how he/she got roasted in the comments..he/she also asked if brad comments about sad sppok would effect his Oscar chances and the posters there pretty much concluded Mike aka FF hag was smoking that stuff..i would love for the troll to go on real movie box office boards and say MB bombed and see what the response they would get..

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    seriously Says:

    Are Jennifer Aniston fans brain dead? Comparing Brad Pitt’s movies to Aniston’s movies is ridiculous. Brad Pitt makes awards-worthy movies. Aniston makes idiot movies. The end.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Another great Moneyball review. It is too long to post here.

    Some quotes.

    “I have heard some film critics call Moneyball this year’s The Social Network. I can see where the similarities could be found because both movies are about a character taking a new look at an existing problem and helping craft something new out of it. In The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg took the idea of social interaction and redefined it for the new computer age. In Moneyball, the movie presents Billy Beane perfecting a way to field a baseball team in a small market that can help them compete with the large market big money powerhouses. Both movies take the facts of the real life stories and embellish them with fiction in order to create an entertaining movie. No offense to David Fincher, who I pretty much worship, but Moneyball is a better movie than The Social Network.”

    “There is little shown outside of the clubhouse and that works great for a movie whose main character is the sport of baseball. Occasionally, we see Beane with his daughter, proving that he has something outside of the sport that grounds him. The moments with his daughter always ring true and gives the character a heartbeat away from baseball, reminding him of what’s really important. That is not always needed because Brad Pitt is spectacular in the role. He plays it with a calm, laid back coolness that makes him easy to cheer for. He is seconded by Jonah Hill in what is a tremendous performance for the young actor. Hill normally plays the blundering comic relief but, in this movie, he is an insecure, uneasy boy in a man’s world and it might be the best performance I have seen from him. He does provide comic relief in the movie at points but it is always due to his reaction to uneasy circumstances.”

    “the best sport’s movies are the ones where the good guys don’t always win. Friday Night Lights finished with the good guys losing. Rocky ended with Apollo picking up the victory over our hero. These movies did not tack on fake happy endings just to send the audience home happy. They showed the loss but then added something extra. These movie moments make people realize they just watched something real but, it’s okay because the story warranted it. Moneyball ends with one of those moments.”

    “Moneyball is a fantastic sport’s movie, with some great action, some wonderful clubhouse scenes and pitch perfect acting from Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. It’s not a documentary about the history of the sport. But It is a great movie.”

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    an oldie Says:

    “Moneyball” is a thinking person’s baseball movie, and a baseball fan’s thinking movie.

    It’s based on the Michael Lewis book about Billy Beane, the ex-ballplayer turned Oakland A’s general manager who upended the game by rebuilding his team through cold-hearted statistical analysis called “sabermetrics.” “Moneyball” takes a dry story about numbers and no-name ballplayers and turns it into something funny, deep and illuminating.

    love the baseball stuff in this multi-writer script, but also the “Art of War”-style maneuvering that Pitt’s Beane becomes known for, the pithy wisecracks that sum up how one plays the general manager’s game — “When your enemy’s making mistakes, don’t interrupt him.”

    Pitt makes this guy flawed, uncertain, temperamental and impulsive. His is a performance that makes this an inside baseball movie that even non-fans can understand and enjoy. And he plays this confidence-starved gambler with a verve that Oscar voters are almost sure to reward, sometime after the dust has settled on another baseball season

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    Guest88 Says:

    why does Jen ALWAYS need a Popular male co-star to get a hit..its nothing to brag about that Jen cant carry a movie..Brad can, Angie can, Cam D can, Sandra can, why cant Jen..once again please show me where it was said that MB bombed..also explain to me how it bombed if the average movie for baseball flicks make 6.8mil yet MB made that in only one day..also explain why Jen couldnt beat little bow wow OW weekend and why the movies where she has to carry it always flop

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    Hardley Says:

    You need to learn how to read. I don’t think he’s a superstar, you do! He couldn’t even open this movie with all the press he created for himself this past week.

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    Guest88 Says:

    Here are Box office numbers for when Jen was the bigger star in the movie

    Switch OW
    Love Happens OW

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    Observer2 Says:

    Don’t drag poor Sandler into this. So, you’re basically saying that Adam is the one that carried JGWI and saved Lenny?

    We know that already. But, thanks for the clarification.

    Why can’t Lenny ever save a movie? RHI, Derailed, Friends With Money, Love Happens, The Switch and most likely Wanderbust.

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    Ang Says:

    Saw Moneyball tonight with hubby. We both loved it. Brad nailed the character and delivered a great performance. I’m not a sportsfan at all but this is a movie that you can watch again and again. Matter of fact, I will watch it again because I know I missed a lot of the smaller nuancen in the film.
    Bennet loves him some Brad, lots of close-ups (plenty of screencaps when DVD comes out).
    We went to the 8:25 pm showing and the theater was full. The audience was diverse from what I saw, between early 20s to mid 60s I would say. I heard no negative comments as we left. Oh and I loved the movie score. I hope the DVD is out before x-mas. I will definitly by several as stocking stuffers.

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    Guest88 Says:

    you say he couldnt open the movie..yet a movie of this type opens up to 6.8mil OW..yet MB made that in one day, how did he not open the movie?..please provide me with an atirlce that states MB has BOMBED and TANKED..i believe those are the words being used to descibe Lautners film, you know the one you all swore would be number one because Brad dare call your idol boring

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    an oldie Says:

    cr someone on the previous thread.

    Entire article at link

    Golden boy Brad Pitt proves he’s an actor, too

    And that ethos is precisely the one Pitt has embraced over the past six years. The 2005 action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith was the biggest smash of his career. But instead of following the money, he’s leveraged his star power to take consistently weird and wonderful chances, sometimes as part of a larger ensemble, sometimes carrying a picture on his own. He made quietly devastating use of a relatively small part in the multi-character Babel and was just as potent as a goofy, airhead gym rat in the Coen brothers’ comedy Burn After Reading. He gracefully ceded centre stage to Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (itself a dreamy, sprawling meditation on the morphology of fame), then anchored David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and, this year, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.

    Both those ambitious, uneven dramas found Pitt capable of the expressiveness, specificity and focus that distinguishes a performance from a mere star turn. But in the far more accessible, warm and viscerally satisfying Moneyball, Pitt seems finally to have achieved an equilibrium between the two — balancing the celebrity of the audience’s projections and the artist who went along for the ride on that fateful trip out of Missouri. He could have been a star, but it turns out that Brad Pitt was an actor all along.

    The Associated Press

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    Guest88 Says:

    Wonderbust is opening against Tyler Perrys film..lets see if Jens star power that you claim she has can beat Perrys film..

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    Observer2 Says:

    Let’s see, Brad is in two potential Oscar nod movies for him this year, TOL and MB.

    I mean, nothing against Sandler, he seems like good people and he’s got a built in audience, that caters to the lowest denominator. I’m sure Jack and Jill with Katie Holmes will do well too. Will these same people say that it was due to Katie Holmes? LOL. I think not.

    But, Lenny left her sick mother and has Squiggy spending 450K of her money. While he gets the bill for take out and some kitchen gadgets.

    I’m not sure that JGWI has helped her much. I mean, Wanderbust got moved back. And again, what is Lenny’s next movie? And how much is she going to make?

    Poor Brad, having to try and figure out what movie to do next.

    Man’s got World Wide Global Box Office Appeal. That’s why he gets paid the big bucks. And then there is Angelina, who is the biggest female star in the world. Poor thing, having two studios vie for her for the same movie and basically backing a Brink’s truck up to her door way and she still said no. The movie finally went to Sandra B.

    That’s right, Lenny takes on movies that even Katherine Heigel turns down. That’s clout.

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    Ang Says:

    LOL at the trolls bringing up the HB movie as a comparison for success. SS was in that movie 15 min. and they claim it is her success those dimwitts. Come back to gloat when she can open a movie on her own name. If you look at her movie history, the only ones that are successfull are when she plays in an assembly cast and others carry the weight or second fiddle to a bigger male star. As usual she piggybacks on the talent of others.

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    Deja Vu Says:

    IB had Pitt as lead, heck he was the main person on the poster, and not all Quentins movies do well i believe some of yall predicted it would bomb,,i guess you forgot about Benjamin Button too, both movies made 300mil WW. AND was ciritically acclaimed with Oscar nominations…dont be mad because your idol cant carry a movie nor get nominated for awards while Brad and Angie can

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    Observer2 Says:

    Lenny only gets her full asking price when there is a guaranteed male co-star that can pull in the audience.

    Like producers say, Lenny is the last piece that gets put in place. She doesn’t get movies going around her. She’s like a removable piece that can be played by anyone.

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    Moneyball Rules! Says:

    silly- of all of those movies you CLAIM that Brad had co-star box office “help”, the ONLY co-star that has carried their own BIG WW box office- ANGIE- yes, they are a perfectly matched couple in SO MANY ways. More great Moneyball praise:
    iamBenLyons Nice! RT @Sulli24: Just watched #Moneyball and @iamBenLyons was right. Baseball fan or not, you’ll love this movie.

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    Deja Vu Says:

    Hey KA-BOOM whens goiree girls getting cant even get a movie financed and you have the nerve to compare your idol to Pitt..go sit down somewhere

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    an oldie Says:

    Brad and Angelina don’t even have publicists. Ticky has the huvane klan, Huffo, Handjob, and some of the entertainment show hosts. Still she is relegated to play the dumb sidekick to Vince, Owen, Adam, etc… I watched TBU, and couldn’t believe she agreed to do that movie. It made almost $120M, but so what? It was a shiitty role good for a C-lister.

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    yolly Says:

    @Carly: Eversince, Brad is with Angie, his films choices are all good.Glad MoneyBall did good at the box office, I watched it Yesterday & I love it.He is wearing the necklace with the pendant that Angie gave him , how sweet is that? Brad & Angie, you are on top of your league. God bless the Jolie-Pitt Family.

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    Observer2 Says:

    Yeah, when is her little passion project, The Boring Girls going in front of the camera? She keeps talking out of both sides of her mouth on that one. It was supposed to film two years ago. Did she get the rights back after Overnight said, h e l l to the no to financing it after Management and S h i t Happens tanked?

    She can’t even get an indie movie green lit. She should put her money where her mouth is, but, she even knows. LMAO!

    And though it’s for a very good cause and I’m not going to knock them for that. But, a Lifetime movie? We always said, that’s where she’d end up.

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    Observer2 Says:

    Trolls are idiots. Here is one trying to fight the fight for Lenny and ends up throwing her under the bus. Good times.

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    Hot Dad Brad Says:

    Yes, Brad was SO FABULOUS in Moneyball- I loved the parts with his “daughter” too- just adorable…you can see what Angie means about what an amazing father Brad is- I love this from her most recent Vogue interview:
    And that’s when I fall, you know, when I have my moments of getting—whoarr!—caught up in how much I love him . . . it’s usually when I see him with the children.”
    From the inside, Brad and Angelina are two hardworking parents with in-demand skill sets who manage their work/life/family balance as best they can, while fitting in philanthropy on top. From the outside, they’re people who can shut down Toronto. I pick Toronto only because I witnessed Brad Pitt do just that in 1997, for the Seven Years in Tibet premiere. Screaming Bradmaniacs confined him to his hotel room for 48 hours, while costar David Thewlis strolled around unbothered. “For a man, being as beautiful as Brad is almost an affliction,” Thewlis told me at the after-party. When I tell Angelina this tale, her eyes dance and she gets very gurgly. “Well, he’s a handsome man.” Yes! And? “No, I think he’s an extremely sexy—extremely handsome and the most sexy. . . . When I think about him, I just think of the man who’s such a great friend and such an extraordinary father. And that’s when I fall, you know, when I have my moments of getting—whoarr!—caught up in how much I love him . . . it’s usually when I see him with the children.”

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    Tree Says:

    Whoever is calling Moneyball boring must have a real low IQ. Just like how it is ridiculous to call “Tree Of Life” a flop. One needs a brain to understand these type of movies.

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    bragfan Says:

    Tribute to Angie.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 53 Passing Through @ 09/24/2011 at 11:25 pm
    Uh…I didn’t post this comment on this thread. I don’t know who copied it from the previous thread 6 or 7 hours ago, but you could have at least asked first. Not only did you steal my post, but you posted it under my name as if you were me and I REALLY don’t appreciate that. I have enough crazy ass trolls stlalking me. I don’t need friendly stalkers, too. Sheesh.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 60 IT WAS BORING! sorry @ 09/24/2011 at 11:26 pm
    Hey moron, I can guarantee that Sony doesn’t GAFF what you thought as long as you paid for a ticket. Idiot.

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    hag Says:

    hags comment they saw brad/angie movies and it/they were bad. why bother hags??? to go contributes to the BO. to NOT GO would support your hate better.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 124 OSCARS @ 09/25/2011 at 12:19 am
    Ticky’s dud comes out the Friday BEFORE the Oscars not after. It will already have bombed by Sunday night. It’s hard to promote a movie after it’s already opened and gone splat with a big fat 7% Rotten Tomatoes rating and Tweets ripping it as a dog. How would Eddie Murphy introduce her? “Ladies and gentleman please welcome “everyone’s favorite friend” who’s every feature film flops because nobody will pay to see her be Rachel in a movie when they can watch see Rachel up to 15 times a day thanks to the wonder of syndication. In fact, her movies are so bad and make so little money…she’s the white me! (insert Eddie’s snorty-laugh here).”

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    groundcontrol Says:

    Great. My post disappeared. Too tired to retype.
    PT, check your email. Question for you. Thanks.
    Thought I’d get to see Money ball today but work got in the way. Loving all the acclaim it’s getting and the troll heads exploding. Delish!

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    deadline Says:

    Weekend B.O. Brawl! ‘Lion King 3D’ Still #1, ‘Moneyball’ Edges ‘Dolphin Tale’ For #2, Twilighter Taylor Lautner’s ‘Abduction’ #4, De Niro/Statham/Owen’s ‘Killer Elite’ #5

    2. Sony’s much-hyped newcomer Moneyball is now officially the best baseball-themed opening ever. It opened No. 1 Friday with $6.7M and then soared +27% to $8.5M Saturday from 2,993 theaters. (As a Sony exec told me, “$6 million would be great. $7 million amazing. $8 million would be a triumph.”) With that healthy adult bump, it’s looking at a $21M weekend which is on target with the studio’s expectations. That solid number helps keep Brad Pitt’s star wattage shining and his awards chances climbing because of this well-reviewed male-centric sports movie that scored 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. (As Deadline Hollywood’s Awards columnist Pete Hammond opined out of the Toronto Film Festival: “This is a classic movie star role in the tradition of something that Robert Redford or Paul Newman would have done in their prime. He has never been better, and the movie is the best sports film since Bull Durham, a real triumph considering the long and winding road it took to get to the screen.”)

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    groundcontrol Says:

    The truth is one thing but a Ka-B!tch is another. Bye bye.

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    reeven Says:



    -12 MONKEYS
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    Passing Through Says:

    It’s looking like The Lion King will win the weekend with Moneyball and the dolphin flick neck-and-fin for #2 and #3. What kind of moron pays $15 to see a 20 year-old movie they’ve probably seen a dozen times just because the studio is passing out 3D goggles to watch it? No wonder this country is broke ass…
    Weekend B.O. Brawl! ‘Lion King 3D’ Still #1, ‘Moneyball’ Edges ‘Dolphin Tale’ For #2, Twilighter Taylor Lautner’s ‘Abduction’ #4, De Niro/Statham/Owen’s ‘Killer Elite’ #5
    .By NIKKI FINKE | Saturday September 24, 2011 @ 10:25pm PDT
    SATURDAY PM, 4TH UPDATE: This has been a shifting-like-quicksand weekend for North American box office, with the Top 2 order changing again as of Saturday night. Everyone agrees that Lion King 3D is No. 1 but Moneyball and Dolphin Tale are neck-and-neck for #2. Some studios are picking the baseball tale while others are choosing the maimed mammal. On Friday night, I also couldn’t get clarity because of Rentrak hiccups during the day. Can’t we all just get along, especially when I’m supposed to be on vacation? This order could change again Sunday morning, but for now:
    1. Even Disney is surprised that its Lion King 3D is in first place tonight from 2,330 theaters after its huge first-place finish last weekend. But rival studios tell me it got a boost Friday from the rain back East for a $6M Friday for an excellent hold. And another giant kiddie matinee bump on Saturday for as much as $9.5M. That’s a $22M weekend as well and only a modest -30% decline. This re-release is projected to hit a cume of as much as $61.5M by Monday. Here’s my question: Why is it that in all the promotional hype I’ve been sent by the studio about this pic, no one at Disney is thanking Jeffrey Katzenberg for micro-managing the original? C’mon, Mouse House, give credit where credit is due. Even if Jeffrey is a big pain in everyone’s ass.
    2. Sony’s much-hyped newcomer Moneyball is now officially the best baseball-themed opening ever (Not accounting for inflation or higher ticket prices, it beat Benchwarmers’ $19.6M, The Rookie’s $16M, and A League Of Their Own‘s $13.7M.) It opened No. 1 Friday with $6.7M and then soared +27% to $8.5M Saturday from 2,993 theaters. (As a Sony exec told me, “$6 million would be great. $7 million amazing. $8 million would be a triumph.”) With that healthy adult bump, it’s looking at a $21M weekend which is on target with the studio’s expectations. That solid number helps keep Brad Pitt’s star wattage shining and his awards chances climbing because of this well-reviewed male-centric sports movie that scored 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. (As Deadline Hollywood’s Awards columnist Pete Hammond opined out of the Toronto Film Festival: “This is a classic movie star role in the tradition of something that Robert Redford or Paul Newman would have done in their prime. He has never been better, and the movie is the best sports film since Bull Durham, a real triumph considering the long and winding road it took to get to the screen.”) Audiences really liked this pic: it received all A’s — male, female, young, old — from CinemaScore. But a rival studio exec points out that almost 60% of that audience was over age 50. Sony believes Moneyball could play strongly through the Fall generating a multiple that could very well exceed 4X and 5X its opening.
    3. Very close behind is Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale distributed into 3,507 theaters by Warner Bros. It opened with $5.1M Friday and zoomed to $8.6M Saturday heading for a $20M weekend. Alcon expected the heartstrings-pulling pic to jump 60% on Saturday because of the family film bump and did +70% more. Remember, it’s also playing in the most theaters. According to CinemaScores, parents and kids audiences are giving it an A+. “The film is very inspirational, and tracking is terrific. We will own the family marketplace,” an exec told me. Warner Bros was looking to give Moneyball a run for No. 1 this weekend, but didn’t anticipate the continued strength of Lion King 3D. The strategy for Dolphin Tale was to reach primarily parents and kids with this real-life story and fine ensemble cast. The studio devised a very long trailer campaign in order to get maximum exposure beginning in April and playing through the summer on everything from Rio to Cars 2. The TV strategy was robust, covering everything from kids cable in late summer before school started, through key season premieres such as Dancing With The Stars and Biggest Loser, to a wide array of sponsorships with Discovery, Teen Nick, Lifetime, Nation Geographic, Disney XD, MTV, and more. Warner Bros crafted an aggressive word-of-mouth screening program that involved 3 full rounds in the top 60 markets. Military and home schoolers were targeted as well as youth groups and other family-oriented orgs. The director and cast completed a 7-market PA tour that included a junket to accommodate Winter, the real-life star of the film who had her own live Winter-cam. Online, there was a first-time integration with the Spongebob Squarepants Facebook page given the sea theme.

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    hag Says:

    the JENHAGS are deflecting trying to gear up for wanderSLUT’s spectacular
    B O M B…..critical and box office.

    the FFreaks here defending their LOSER IDOL (even though they begrudgingly pretend they are happy with the TICKY AND STUMPY show) know MANNY DOWNGRADED WITH EACH OF HER PR boyfriends, undercover assorted booty-calls, casting-couch blow/azz jobs, and a PAID greasy-handed #1 gay publicist that undoubtedly got his own thrills in the process ; )

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    jp fan Says:

    I am happy Brad has three movies offered for him working next, but I don’t think he will take them. He must be so exhausted, he has worked on two movies back to back. and WWZ is such a long filming period about 6 months. Unless Angie’s movie ain’t ready to shoot yet, he may work on another one otherwise I think Angie will work next.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 147 Guest88 @ 09/25/2011 at 12:51 am
    Paul Rudd’s recent flick opened with a jaw-dropping $$7,011,631. Ticky’s last 2 solo flix averaged $8.2MIL, so THEORETICALLY they could have a $15.2MIL opening weekend. BUT…more than likely it’ll be be $7.6MIL – which is right their combined average. IIRC I read that the budget was $30MIL. If there’s any profit made on her duds it’s usually just enough to cover 1 days wages for someone to go around and restock toilet paper in all the Uni studio bathrooms…

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 155 Observer2 @ 09/25/2011 at 1:06 am
    I just took a quick peak at the release schedule for Feb 24 to see what Wanderbust was up against – ho’s gonna get creamed. There’s a Tyler Perry movie opening that weekend. It’s a drama not a Madea movie, but his movies usually do well the first weekend and finish at 1 or 2. The only other flick scheduled so far is an Amanda Seyfried flick. If Ticky loses to Seyfrien she’ll probably be distraught and Squiggy will have to give her a ciggie and snort to talk her down off the balcony railing of her new NYC apt…

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    hag Says:

    the eddie munster vampire warlock “hot” dude is from the pr crap with JA and who i think is paid and bought an and arrogant pouser. but imo JA is a poseur also

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    :) Says:

    BretEastonEllis Bret Easton Ellis (novelist)
    “Moneyball” is the only movie I’ve seen so far this year where a paying Los Angeles audience applauded at the end. In tears, me included.
    1 hour ago

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    lulu Says:

    What ? Ticky’s wanderbust is push to Feb. ? So We’ll be seeing her hawking her film in the Oscar with eddie munster. especially with Brad Pitt getting great Oscar buzz this year. I’m sure Brad will not be absent this year, he’ll be probably get nominated in Moneyball or TOL.
    Don’t think Huvaniston would miss this great opportunity for continuing Ticky’s Bermuda’s triangle saga.

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    dark angel Says:

    OMG! I am having a hard time catching up. So many threads!

    Congrats to Brad for the successful BO. I am sure you, Angie, and the entire kids are celebrating… wtih a special Daddy-Mommy Holiday, of course. LOL

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    angierocks Says:

    Congrats to Brad,the cast and everyone behind the movie.Moneyball is worth one’s time and money.Awesome film!

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Thank you. Truly the tale of the tape. First off, to me, and the rest of the world, Sarandon while very pretty, is not necessarily Sophia Loren or Liz Taylor or Jolie beautiful. Her curly red hair and big Betty Davis eyes, make for a uniquely attractive and pretty woman however. It shows you the sheer ordinariness and homelieness of Aniston, that a fairly pretty Senior citizen (Sarandon is 64) can be so obviously MORE pretty, and sexy standing next to chin Maniston. This really says it all. I so love it, when Maniston puts the fug on display, pulls her hair back and stands next to a fairly attractive woman. She rarely does it because it shows you her sad facial shortcomings in a major way, and let’s you see just how much of a fraud and PR flack image-maker construction she is. Paltrow stood next to her and looked like grace Kelly standing next to tootsie. I’m sure Maniston was thinking, ‘oh yaaay, I’ll stand next to an old Oscar winner and it will give me a kind of her passing the baton to a younger Jen-eration cache.’ bwahahahaha. MISTAKE. Little does she know that picture above makes most people wonder at the mediocrity and low standards of whoever let her in the industry. Not that you can’t be plain and unattractive and make it in Hollywood ( see Joan rivers, babs streisand, Sarah Jessica, etc) but these women are talented comedic actors and got their start on/in vehicles that were about them not fitting in and being the pretty one. Maniston to me, is actually more unattractive than them, yet has been trying to be small screen Marilyn Monroe/Bridget Bardot for years, with the stripping and flashing her t*ts and asss, all of this behavior is at best delusional and at worst, downright infuriating and fraudulent. I always go back to maniston acting insulted in that older interview when the reporter guy says she reminds him of Streisand ( see YouTube). She was horrid. Thats who she is however, a thoughtless, tactless, deluded homely woman intent on hiring whoever she needs to, to make it seem like she doesn’t have the fug face that she has. Bwahaaaa.

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    angierocks Says:

    hen,who cares if ticky has an emmy and GG she can never be a MOVIE STAR!

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    Barbie Kate Says:

    Again the Lion King number 1? Uff
    And the dolphin has more theaters Moneyball

    Well congratulations to Moneyball

    Things as they are

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    uk Says:

    Isnt it funny that all Jennifer fans seems to be not clever like their idol?

    The amount mentioned in the article was for Friday only.. We still have to wait for Saturday & Sunday figures to come in before classifying if a the movie is a success or not..

    I am sure that it will break the 20 million target by the end of weekend and all of the haters/losers/people who are so shallow that they pray that a movie flops and don’t pray for peace on earth – their comments will be silenced.

    I can honestly say that although America has fallen for Jennifer’s act we other people around the world likes Brad Pitt and his movies. This movie will earn more than 350 millions overseas.

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    Clarice Says:

    @Deja Vu @ 09/25/2011 #160
    Hey KA-BOOM whens goiree girls getting cant even get a movie financed and you have the nerve to compare your idol to Pitt..go sit down somewhere
    Goree girls always makes me laugh….in one language from Indian Continent it means white. White Girls….tee hee

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    bdj Says:

    You talking to me whiny troll. Go worship hair nutty hen.

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    MONEY BALL is rocking among tweets :
    My “Moneyball” review in four words: Just go see it.
    Just back from Moneyball w/ Brad Pitt. Want to know what winning, losing, leadership & staying true to yourself really mean? See this movie.
    I’m anxious to see Moneyball. It was a great book and looks like a great movie. Seems like it’s getting best reviews of Brad Pitts’ career! (Larry King)
    MONEYBALL verdict is… terrific! Glad Soderbergh didn’t end up directing b/c BENNETT MILLER knocked it out of the park. Pitt’s great.
    Go see #Moneyball. Great script + Pitt’s best work. Very inspirational for those of us who shun conventional wisdom

    Really enjoyed Moneyball movie. (Book too). Pitt, Hill, and Hoffman superb, and script mostly right on. Pitt’s maturing nicely!
    Moneyball was awesome!! Great screenplay and great everything!! Pitt and Hill were awesome on screen.
    Saw Moneyball last pm. It takes courage, creativity and willingness to challenge ‘how things have always been’– to truly lead.
    Moneyball was IMO amazing. I will be writing my own review today!
    Moneyball was awesome!! Great screenplay and great everything!! Pitt and Hill were awesome on screen.
    Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill were excellent in “Moneyball” and I liked it a lot even though it seemed to drag into extra innings.
    Great time at the movies with him last night! Moneyball is a great movie!
    @CassieHuether15 moneyball was soooooooooo good
    It took nearly a decade, three directors, three screenwriters, and Brad Pitt’s tenacious support to bring “Moneyball” to the screen.

    The film does something that few Hollywood films do: It celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship.

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    tazzy Says:


    And the best thing is the success of Moneyball has knocked the so call scandal off every one’s radar except for the tabloids. And no one cares about them but the haters.

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    Miami D Says:

    Ugggghhhh! Once AGAIN, this thread is all about Jen!! Haha, just say it loons….you really do love her, ahahahahaha. She OWNS YOUR AZZZZZ! There will NEVER BE A JP THREAD ON THIS SITE THAT ISN’T COMANDEERED BY MS. ANISTON – FACT!! HAHAHAHA. Carry on loons, Jen loves you too…

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    tazzy Says:

    @Miami D:

    We trash her here because no one can be bothered going to any of her threads, LOL.

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    Miami D Says:

    @tazzy: Darling, you may want to go to her threads to see exactly how incorrect your words really are. But, I must say, that is typical of a loon. Never truthful, but always delusional, hahahaha……

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    Other tweets :
    Saw #Moneyball yesterday. It was slow but good. Having read the book 10+ times I was prepared to be disappointed but wasn’t.
    Saw moneyball last night. Really good. The book is also great too .
    Moneyball = crazy spectacular movie. Just saying.
    Definitely recommend Moneyball to all followers. Really impressed
    How a widely misinterpreted book—Moneyball—became an Oscar-bait movie starring Brad Pitt (GQ Magazine)
    @Benti_ watch moneyball, seriously the best movie ive seen in a looonnng time.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    tazzy @ 09/25/2011 at 10:37 am

    And the MANiston fans are here because they found her thread dull, really dull. That’s why they are always on Brad and Angie threads.

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    bdj Says:

    Entire article at link

    Fmr. Arlington Resident Lands Big Role in ‘Moneyball’

    A photographer friend in L.A., who was building her photo portfolio, talked a reluctant, recently-graduated Thompson into doing a bit of modeling for her. Somehow, years later, one of those shots landed on the desk of a casting director at Sony Pictures, who called Reed and asked him to audition for a part in a movie starring Brad Pitt. After all, Reed — who moved to Arlington from Texas in middle school — is a dead ringer for a younger version of Brad Pitt, even though he insists he doesn’t personally see the resemblance.

    Thompson, a former student athlete at Gonzaga College High School in D.C., eventually made it though all the script readings, screen tests and baseball tryouts, and was cast in the movie. With no formal acting training, Reed embarked on an effort to learn the craft as quickly as he could.

    “Since then I’ve been in class every week,” he said in a phone interview from Los Angeles last night. “I told myself, if I’m going to do this I might as well do it 110 percent and give it my all. It’s not as easy as you think it is… the people that you watch on television and the movies, they make it look really easy because they’re good at what they do.”

    Luckily, Thompson had some help on set — advice from the film’s director, tips from fellow supporting actors and, of course, being able to watch Brad Pitt up close.

    “I was able to watch a lot of the scenes anytime I wanted to go to the set,” Thompson said. “I was able to watch him and kind of say, okay, maybe I can try to mimic some of the stuff that he does in his scenes, whether it’s a face or a movement or anything like that.”

    It helped, too, that one of the most famous people on the planet happened to be friendly and approachable.

    “Brad is the nicest guy, super down to earth,” Thompson said. “He’s like one of your good friends. He’s not pretentious… he’s not a diva.”

    “It’s surreal,” Thompson continued. “Someone who’s like that that’s in every magazine… to have him know who you are and to be on a first name basis, that’s amazing.”

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    bdj Says:

    Sunday, September 25, 2011
    Moneyball Worth More Than the Price of Admission

    When I left the theater I had a strong impression that I had just watched one of the great baseball films of all time. I can’t recall a film that so clearly presents the dynamics of what goes on behind the scenes in the formation of a championship team. The story itself provides an inside perspective on a significant moment in time, because the decisions made by that one team have had ramifications throughout the major leagues.

    Pitt again shows his range as an actor.

    Pitt’s portrayal of an inwardly anguished man striving with issues of meaning in life are spot on and noteworthy.

    It’s a fine film about a very fine story, rich with nuanced performances throughout. For anyone who has had a remote interest in baseball at some point in their lives, it comes with my highest recommendation.

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    bdj Says:

    Moneyball stands on its own with a strong supporting cast of personalities, including Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman as the team manager at odds with the Ivy League math theory.

    Aaron Sorkin helped write the script, which is not really about baseball, but about human nature.

    Pitt has never been better, and he and Hill should be strong Oscar contenders.

    There are some memorable one-liners, and you don’t have to be a fan of baseball to care about the characters in this film.

    The flick-o-meter gives Moneyball five out of five

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    bdj Says:

    More info on WWZ shooting in Hungary. I am not an expert in Google translation.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

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    Gwen Says:

    Haven’t seen a movie in theaters for so long (3 kids), but w/ all the raving reviews, my cousin came over to babysit so I could see the movie w/ the hubby. SO WORTH THE TIME!!! I’m envisioning Brad with an oscar this season…If you haven’t seen it, go see it today!

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    bdj Says:

    A month after the American show, January 26th Hungarian cinemas Angelina Jolie is the directorial debut – a film by the Hungarian distributor of Twitter, the Forum Hungary. In The Land of Blood and Honey (for blood and honey in the land – but this is not the official Hungarian title) the film takes place during the Balkan wars in Bosnia, a Serb, a Muslim boy and young women into each other …

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    bragfan Says:

    Movie Review: ‘Moneyball’ an intriguing look at baseball’s Beane

    1:01 AM, Sep. 25, 2011 |

    You don’t have to know about VORP — or WHIP or OPS — to enjoy “Moneyball,” the story of how a bunch of stat geeks changed the way baseball teams assess and acquire players.

    Sure, it helps if you’re a fan of the sport and if you’ve read Michael Lewis’ breezy and engaging best-seller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.”

    Sabermetrics — the process of applying statistical formulas, rather than on-field appearance and general makeup, to determine a player’s worth — wouldn’t seem like an inherently cinematic topic. But Lewis made lesser-known guys like Scott Hatteberg and Chad Bradford leap off the page. And the cajoling patter from Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager who pioneered this experimental philosophy, would seem tailor-made for screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who co-wrote the script along with fellow veteran scribe Steven Zaillian.

    Still, what’s most pleasing about “Moneyball,” which opened Friday, is that the film doesn’t really have to do with baseball.

    As Beane, Brad Pitt is at his charismatic best — a little weary, a little weathered, but that complexity only makes him more appealing. He’s persistent and persuasive as he tries to change the mindset of the baseball lifers who surround him.

    As he ventures into this brave new world at the start of the 2002 season, having lost in agonizing fashion to the New York Yankees in the 2001 post-season, his trusty sidekick is Peter Brand, a 25-year-old Yale economics graduate and follower of sabermetrics guru Bill James. Jonah Hill is at his best here, too, as Brand: the perfect foil for a force of nature like Beane. The scenes in which they banter represent the best “Moneyball” has to offer.

    Yes, they’re talking about baseball, but the intelligence of their interactions and the bond they forge transcend sport. And watching them upend a bastion of American culture can be thrilling.

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    bdj Says:

    Teacher to meet with Jane Goodall

    The one-night national in-theater event will be broadcast live via satellite Tuesday in nearly 500 theaters across the country, including Marcus Cinemas in Orland Park.

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    besane Says:

    With this movie, Brad and Angie will be at the Kodak theater, and the side-kick Aniston surely will find a way to coat-tail and make herself a spot at the Oscars again, with yet another hired PR-boyfriend du jour. It’s really pathetic, as she never deserves her seat there on her merit, but always as a sad sad sick-kick to the Jolie-Pitts for the TV ratings. Doesn’t she know how pathetic she is to the entire world? Miss Pathetic = Miss Aniston.

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    Sally Says:

    Congrats Brad, all your nasty publicity using Jen Aniston name works good! You’re hideous!

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    bdj Says:

    Happy Sunday to all the fans. Check out Moneyball if you have not seen it. It is a great flick and Papa Pitt is mighty fine.

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    Another Fan Says:

    Thanks for the reminder, bdj! Will see “An Evening with Jane Goodall” this coming Tuesday night. LOVED Moneyball!

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    FAME Says:

    @Sally- Jennifer who? I don’t know if the entire America knows your pathetic idol my dear. She’s a NOBODY.

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    MIMI Says:

    Moneyball is a great movie. Brad delivers a great performance. If you haven’t seen it, go see it today.

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    lucy Says:

    JustinIsHot@ 09/24/2011 at 10:40 pm

    do you really believe that Brad gives a damn what you think. you are of no importance to him at all. also, learn to read; ok. Moneyball” brought in $6.8 million on Friday and is expected to gross as much as $20 million for the weekend. do you need me to explain this to you? as for Jennifer, what brad said is the truth. so how exactly is that bashing?

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    sissysissy Says:

    congratulations on Moneyball’s 1st week box office#!

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    Sally Says:

    @FAME: Still Brad Pitt cant stop talking about her. Joli-Pitt’s fans neither. And she is not my idol

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    theresa Says:

    i’ve just read all the comments from the resident trolls here. guess what? it looks like many of them are posted by the exact same person. but i will give him or her credit; it has been an interesting read. who ever you are please keep posting; i need a good laugh

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    anon Says:


    Congrats Brad, all your nasty publicity using Jen Aniston name works good!

    Grammar, grammar!
    “Congrats Brad; all your nasty publicity from using Jen Aniston’s name worked well!”
    By the way, the real truth is, despite the hysteria surrounding Brad’s interview his film was unaffected by the faux controversy made up by a community of Jen fans, haters and a media always looking to reinvigorate the “team Jen, team Angelina” faux scandal.

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    NHT(now hear this) Says:

    MOJO has MONEYBALL at #1 for Weekend… Is that real???
    Would that not be something?

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    Laranjen Says:

    Can’t believe that the Lion King beat Brad in ANYTHING. Just read the projections for the entire weekend…..

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Review is too long, some excerpts.

    Movie Review: Moneyball – Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill Make Each Dollar Count
    By Ernie Estrella : September 25, 2011

    When Billy Beane took over as General Manager of the Oakland Athletics in 1999, they have won their division four times and finished second five times. They made the playoffs five times, but made it out of the first round of the playoffs once and they have never been to a World Series. So why would there be a movie made about his life and his baseball team when they technically haven’t won anything?

    Well for one, Moneyball is far less of a pure sports movie than it is more about changing the business of baseball. Professional sports management has also felt the hit of the poor economy. Often times the rich get richer and the poor get even poorer. Other times the perfect storm can happen where the most unexpected happens, and in rare moments the perfect storm can be manufactured over and over.

    Moneyball is an analogy on changing business practices so that you get the most bang for your buck as well as how to analyze those earning a paycheck. Reinvention is the new name of baseball and life in general with all of its changing ways. “Adapt or die” says Beane to his scouts early in the film. From how the game is played, to the way prospects are scouted, and even to the way teams are assembled, baseball had been a game of tradition. Following tradition is making fossils out of several industries and long running healthy companies overnight.

    “Pitt’s performance is one like any other he’s shown us. He’s often vulnerable, quietly competitive, and has splendid chemistry with Hill who plays it Brand straight and his natural comedic talents come through in his first dramatic role. Beane and Brand’s faith in their system never waivers when they are apart, but when they are together, how can you not be bought and sold by their two-man act?”

    His decision was not the popular one, but when you must to adapt to a changing landscape, it’s the unpopular decisions that are often the right ones. Home runs and strikeouts please the crowd and command the biggest dollars, but they don’t get you the guarantee you a win. Is it more important how you go about winning, or that you just get the win? Moneyball shows that there’s value in pursuing both.

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    NHT(now hear this) Says:

    Okay, the numbers keep changing at MOJO so, at least MONEYBALL should get its 20M. I think a lot of people who have seen it, will see it again with their youngsters and the guys. I don’t think adults will see the others twice so, it should do very well in coming weeks.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Amusing review from Celebitchy where many trolls hangout. LOL The Dullistons will be mad at her big time LOL

    ‘Moneyball’ review: Brad Pitt’s best (and hottest) performance ever? </b?

    OK, I went to see Moneyball with my mother yesterday, and something really weird happened: my mother is now in love with Brad Pitt. She always sort-of liked him, as is she would say things like “He’s very pretty and kind of talented, meh.” But she was having a hot flash for him in Moneyball. It helps that all of a sudden, Brad looks a hell of a lot like Robert Redford. He’s always been Redford-ish, and obviously, people have always made the Pitt-Redford comparison, but this movie… dear God, Brad looks good. So much of the movie is based on his face in closeup too – and you know what, Pitt-haters? He doesn’t look like he’s had any work done on his face, at all. His eyes are lined and baggy. His skin is sagging a bit. But he looks like what he is: a very, very attractive man in his 40s. My mom kept saying, “He doesn’t look young any more. He doesn’t look a pretty young guy now. He’s filled out, and DAMN it looks good.”

    Of course, it helps that the movie was really, really good. The theatre I went to was packed, with men and women of all ages. I was surprised that there weren’t more kids there – not little kids, but like 10-13 year-olds, because I could see this being a film that would be nice for a father to see with his tween son or daughter. It’s a surprisingly clean, well-acted, charming story. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it too – it’s not some art-house flick about math and a boring general manager of a baseball team. There are some funny lines, there’s a lot of heart and sweetness, and the story was just told in a great way.

    If you don’t know the basics of the plot by now – it’s just about Oakland As general manager Billy Beane, and how he challenged professional baseball by disregarding the traditional thinking of how to put together a team. Instead of listening to scouts and trying to buy the best known players, Beane hires Peter Brand, a young Yalie who convinced Beane to put together a team of misfits and undervalued players using computer analysis and cold, hard numbers. Jonah Hill (under)plays Brand brilliantly, and Joanh and Brad’s chemistry is really sweet. Jonah really impressed me – I didn’t know he could do this kind of understated dramatic role, and he just nailed it.

    Other notables: Robin Wright’s role (as Beane’s ex-wife and mother of his daughter) was very simple, but she made an impression. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the A’s manager Art Howe, who… I hope wasn’t this big of a d-bag. There were also a scene-stealing performances by Chris Pratt (who played Scott Hatteberg, a first-baseman who was scared of the ball) and Kerris Dorsey, who played Beane’s daughter. She was adorable.

    Oh, and if Brad doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for this movie, I’ll eat my hat. It was so wonderful to see him do this kind of mainstream, Robert Redford-ish film. I’m still giggling over one scene in which Beane, who is always eating, is anxious about a trade, so in-between calls he begins to panic-eat by shoving a handful of stuff (popcorn?) into his mouth.

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    jaye Says:

    Laranjen @ 09/25/2011 at 12:46 pm
    Sometimes you just can’t fix stupid. Sighs.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Even if Brad’s movie is at #1, the trolls will fine something to bash about and knock it down. Fans, please be happy for Brad.

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    Bambi Says:


    Brad says that Angie has a ċunt like an old catcher’s mitt. I wonder what that means.

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    bdj Says:

    Two of the newcomers gave the Lion a run for his money with a solid $20.6 million debut from Sony/Columbia’s much buzzed about Moneyball starring Brad Pitt in the true story of Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane. Also starring Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman the film has been generating tremendous buzz among critics and is likely to go into extra-innings with audiences in the coming weeks as positive word-of-mouth builds for the film.

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    old fogies like brad Says:

    @Moneyball Review: well, the momnisnokd and brad fans are old so its nit so weird.

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    Bambi Says:


    Last night, Brad said that Angie has a ċunt like an old catcher’s mitt. I wonder what that means.

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    bdj Says:

    Critics slathered praise on the film: A whopping 94% of critics recommended the movie, says survey site About 91% of fans gave it a thumbs-up, a harbinger for a long-term run.

    Pandya says the movie had an unlikely demographic pillar for baseball movies: women. That bonus, Pandya says, was all Pitt.

    “Strong reviews and early Oscar buzz (connected) with mature adults this weekend,” he says. But it was Pitt in the lead that gave the picture “plenty of cross-gender appeal,” he says.

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    Bambi Says:

    Bambi @ 09/25/2011 at 1:21 pm

    So you went to see the movie. Thank you for your support.

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    Jennipoo Says:

    Sally @ 09/25/2011 at 11:59 am

    Oh, what a life to be a Hen
    A Troll, a Slave to all things Jen
    You come out of your cave everyday
    To bow, to scrape, your Homage to pay
    It would be noble, honorable and more
    If your Queen weren’t such a big fat bore

    She prances and preens with her Beau McGreedy
    Sad spook forever and always needy
    She excels at PR and playing the game
    As for her acting, well, I can’t say the same
    She’s whiny, manipulative and just plain phony
    A rodeo clown with a one trick pony

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    3-D revenue boost gave this king of the box office jungle a solid second weekend.

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    lily Says:

    trolls talking to themselves???? that’s not new, they probably post from an asylum anyway.
    Good news about Moneyball. Brad already came to my country to promote it, so he won’t come for the premiere, which it will probably be in november or december :(

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    abcd Says:

    @Jennipoo: More of this, very good.

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    dianad1968 Says:



    LOL, I LOVE your little ditties. You are very talented.

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    wonder Says:

    How Jared let this comment post??????
    You are very low class.

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    abcd Says:

    #229 troll talking to herself!!!!!!

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    bragfan Says:

    @Jennipoo: ROTFLMAO Another good one!

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    old fogies like brad Says:

    Damn this ipad. Old people love brad so its not surprising that old moms like him….

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    bdj Says:

    I guess the teens don’t like wolf boy.

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    Luv B&A Says:

    Brad and Anger no.1 world Actors.

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    umm Says:

    Moneyball is not just a baseball film. It is a baseball film for thinking people. We know how jen hags think “‘thoughts” LOL.

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    bdj Says:

    Jane Goodall stages unique live, film premiere

    On Tuesday this week, the 77 year-old animal researcher and United Nations Messenger of Peace, is featured in an unusual event in 500 movie U.S. movie theaters.

    The one-night only “Jane Goodall Live!” features the U.S. premiere of documentary “Jane’s Journey,” about her life with appearances by Angelina Jolie, Pierce Bronson, and Charlize Theron. There also will be a live question-and-answer session with Goodall and her friend and musician Dave Matthews.

    Q: Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Dave Matthews are just a few of the high-profile celebrities who are helping to get your message out. How does it feel to have a whole new generation of people becoming familiar with your work?

    A: “I find it really necessary. I wouldn’t mind if they weren’t familiar with my work, per se. The important thing is to understand that every one of us makes a difference, every day, and we can live with a lighter ecological footprint.

    “When you have people like Angelina Jolie getting behind the film, that can attract some people who might not otherwise be interested and then hopefully they get the message, too. In fact, that’s what’s been happening. In Europe, the film received the ‘Green Oscar.’”

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 1:44 pm

    Exactly. People (mostly MANiston trolls I am sure) voted on US Weekly that they want to see Abduction over MB. I guess they just talk
    the talk and not walk the walk. I would have expected Twilight boy to do better.

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    ROFTLMAO! Brangelina fans are too pathetic! LOL! What a miserable existence!

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    From JPS Says:

    an interview from 2004 in which it is said married life (with Brad) at home is “boring” and “uninteresting”

    Those interested watch from 3:25- 3:35…rtoY&feature=related

    Comedians can get away with pretty much anything…

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    brad pitt needed a retraction because hisown fans!!! LMAO! brad pitt seems to a respctful guy but his fans are far far away from that! so he has to asks you guys to do it!you’re lame

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    dianad1968 Says:

    @From JPS:


    Unable to see the video. I am getting a mesage that the page is no longer available. Something that makes you go “ummm”. Do you think someone got it taken down?

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    Brangelina has the most nasty and gross fans of Hollywood!!!!

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    Dakota Says:

    Thanks again Jennipoo.:) Very Funny.

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    bdj Says:

    dianad1968 @ 09/25/2011 at 2:14 pm

    Try this link at the same time frame. Ole girl said married life was boring and uninteresting. Baby Jane talks out of both sides of her mouth to this day.

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    Brangelina fans have so much anger, hatred, jealousy, wickedness, obsession in their hearts! These are a dirty and ugly heart! Your are probably ugly inside and out!

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    bdj Says:

    Poor paid hen. Go whine on McGreedy and McNeedy thread.

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    They suport each other spite! They have fun and feel good with all the nastiness! They are just sad and a shame!

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    bdj Says:

    Mos_Heff Heff
    Moneyball is a great movie

    MVPatty10 Matt Patterson
    Moneyball=genius. what a great movie #bookwasbetterthough
    1 minute ago

    Danka_Dukes Kind.Of.A.Big.Deal
    Oh btw #Moneyball was a great movie!!! Didn’t expect it to be that interesting!

    FairlyRobin Robin Wright
    ‘Moneyball’ review: Brad Pitt’s best (and hottest) performance ever …
    2 minutes ago

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    Susan Says:

    @Jennipoo: love it.
    “She excels at PR and playing the game. As for her acting, well, I can’t say the same.”

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Poor Brangelina @ 09/25/2011 at 2:16 pm

    Why are you here? Go to the non nasty and gross thread.

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    bdj Says:

    oops on one of those tweets.
    Sorkin Rules!!!!

    adamrubins Adam
    @drapiroh I’m definitely with you on Moneyball. Sorkin rules

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    Brangelina fans are lonely and desperate! They spent most part of their day with hate! They are pathetic! all your fanatism and evil are sick! They are full of sh*t

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    s patton Says:

    Oscar nod?

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    bdj Says:

    Paid hen will have a meltdown soon. Look out for her alter ego, prevy troll, crazy spamming troll, Ellie, Phoebe, Yep and Baby Jane’s maid, Bet.

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    So true Says:

    umm @ 09/25/2011 at 1:52 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +8

    Moneyball is not just a baseball film. It is a baseball film for thinking people. We know how jen hags think “‘thoughts” LOL.
    The movie is too complex for Jen hags’ little brain.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 2:27 pm

    Poor paid hen. Go whine on McGreedy and McNeedy thread.

    Too dull & boring on their thread. They would rather be here reading our nasty and gross comments than go over to midget & ticky’s bore and dull thread.

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    dianad1968 Says:



    Thanks bdj. This b*tch and her enablers have the nerve to be “upset” that Brad said the exact same thing that she said, and said while she was STILL married. I beieve that someone in her camp got the heads up about the interview BEFORE it was released, so they had time to organize their attacks on Brad. This woman will be unhappy, and will only find peace when she sets the record straight,

    I actually cringe listening to 2 minutes of the c*apfest of an interview.

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    lol! Says:

    so X said their marriage was boring and uninteresting and yet she cried a river when Brad dumped her. ha ha ha !!

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    Brangelina fans are delusional! They create thing to preserve the hate and the quarrel! MIserable existence! They sould listen Pitt, they should move on! They should look for love, joy, hapiness, peace, forgiveness, beauty, humanitarism! brangelina are powerful and they fans should inspire love!

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    bdj Says:

    Pulling the whole story together is Brad Pitt. Because his character is in nearly every frame of the picture, it’s important that the actor is someone the audience feels comfortable with. Pitt has a commanding yet easy going presence that makes the film work with pure enjoyment.

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    ja Says:

    @Poor Brangelina:
    HAHAHAHHA………..this is so funny. We are just protecting our Brangelina from you haters. You have to admit that we win in the end because Brad is with Angelina and they gained so much love and life being with each other while Jennifer jumps from bed to bed. Honestly, we do not hate Jennifer, just the crazy fans that attack. Jennifer fans are the one full of hate because you guys always have to throw the pity party!

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    Soledad Says:

    For those fans who are old enough to remember Nat King Cole. This song reminds me of Brad when I read his Parade interview. I changed some of the words as I was typing the lyrics.
    Brad : “trying to pretend something it wasn’t”.

    Pretend you’re happy when you’re blue.
    It is very, very hard to do.
    You’ll NOT find happiness when you’re with Deadend
    Whenever you pretend.

    Remember anyone can dream
    And nothing is good as it may seem
    The bigger things you haven’t got
    Could be, a lot if you don’t pretend.

    You’ll find a love you can share
    One you can call all your own
    Just do Mr and Mrs Smith, Angie, will be there.
    And you’ll never be alone.

    And if you sing this melody
    You won’t be pretending anymore
    The world is yours, it will be yours, my friend
    So why should you pretend?

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    dianad1968 Says:

    I am going toost that David Letterman link at CB..let’s seee the hags spin that. LOL. Now they’re saying that Brad couldn’t even beat TLK. Nevermind that all of last week they were crowing that MB would bomb/sink/flop. These fools never learn, no wonder they admire Ticky.

    I would lov to know what percentage of women made up the audience for MB.

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    sullivan Says:

    Brad Pitt knocked it out of the park. The guy is amazing. This weekend I was talking to a group of people about films. Pitt’s name came up. All of the men said they would see a Brad Pitt movie. They all said he’s a great actor. All of the women said they love him and they appreciate how he’s aged. Still great looking, but he’s not afraid to show his age. Very sexy.
    Sometimes I read so much of the name-changing hens’ crap that I forget – most people in the world (and in the film industry) love Brad Pitt.

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    Rose Says:

    @bdj: Thanks for this link. Is it possible for you or someone else to post this at CB? I would love to hear sad spook’s fans screaming as they jump from the nearest balcony, lol.

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    Poor Brangelina Says:

    I sincerely hope you guys change and be more peaceful! Then you wont be the most ridiculous and desperate fans of Hollywood! Time will tell if you can

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    Stars Are Moneyball Fans, Too Says:

    Yet another star has some Moneyball love- Kate Walsh tweeted:
    Tw’eeps, I snuck out to watch ‘moneyball’ I enjoyed. Turns out:brad pitt is a movie star.

    Celeb site I’m Not Obsessed picked up on it:
    Kate Walsh Goes Solo To See Brad Pitt In ‘Moneyball’
    Posted on 2011/09/25 at 10:36 AM
    It looks like funny roaster Kate Walsh had a low-key Saturday afternoon. She was spotted going to the movies solo. That’s part of the beauty of being single: you can do things like that without having to arrange for a sitter or negotiate childcare duties- LOL.

    So what did Kate go see? Brad Pitt’s new movie, ‘Moneyball.’ And it sounds like she was impressed:

    Tw’eeps, I snuck out to watch ‘moneyball’ I enjoyed. Turns out: brad pitt is a movie star.

    Have you had a chance to see ‘Moneyball’? Would you recommend it, even if you aren’t the biggest baseball fan?!%29

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    tazzy Says:

    @Miami D: Sorry darling but all the money in the world would not be enough for me to go on Ms Sad Spook Dulliston’s thread. LOL at you, a card carrying bonafide crazy person calling me loon, LOL. At least you are good for a laugh.

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    tazzy Says:

    @Miami D: Sorry darling but all the money in the world would not be enough for me to go on Ms Sad Spook Dulliston’s thread. LOL at you, a card carrying bonafide crazy person calling me loon, LOL. At least you are good for a laugh.

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    rescue Says:

    Hmm, Kate Winslet. She sure thinks a lot of herself.

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Rule. Moneyball!!

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    bdj Says:

    Coming in at second place, but with no cause for shame, was Sony’s

    The well-reviewed Brad Pitt vehicle grossed a solid $20.6 million, which gives it the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie about baseball. The film scored an A from Cinemascore across all demos. The picture played 51% male and 64% over-35. The latter stat makes its opening even more impressive (older audiences don’t generally rush out to opening weekend) and its long-term legs that much more likely (as the word of mouth bleeds down to younger demos). Like an old-fashioned adult drama, the film pulled a weekend multiplier of over 3.0x, something that rarely happens in this day and age.

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    bdj Says:

    The well-reviewed Brad Pitt vehicle grossed a solid $20.6 million, which gives it the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie about baseball. The film scored an A from Cinemascore across all demos. The picture played 51% male and 64% over-35. The latter stat makes its opening even more impressive (older audiences don’t generally rush out to opening weekend) and its long-term legs that much more likely (as the word of mouth bleeds down to younger demos). Like an old-fashioned adult drama, the film pulled a weekend multiplier of over 3.0x, something that rarely happens in this day and age.

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    bdj Says:

    oops sorry for the duplicate. I don’t have that cut and paste thing down pat like the troll.

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    LenLT Says:

    Going to see Moneyball today. I hope I’ll like it since I’m not a sport fan but I wanna support the JPs.

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    marina Says:

    this jenhen asking for peacefulness… please you go and post this same text at the FF forum et al and come back and tell us iyou did. Now THOSE are some pathetic clingy ridiculous and desperate deranged fans out in the web. I became a JP fan, not because I liked BP or AJ, but because I saw how they were relentlessly attacked by crazy women who didn’t even respect their children
    Some crazy jenhen attacked Brad in Garmany, IIRC, and they are talking voodoo, mind control, racism, hate and a myriad of other spitful things about the JPs. Here, and in other sites, the JP fans respond to these crazies with information and links, not pure tabloid c*rap

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    marina Says:

    sorry it should read:
    I became a JP fan, not ONLY because I liked BP or AJ….

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    Susan Says:

    @marina: When did a crazy fan attack Brad in Germany? Please post picture and Link, try to deal with FACTS.

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    Sweet JPs Says:

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Moneyball- so did these guys (the 2nd one is a writer/director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, etc.)
    dkirchhoff Moneyball = crazy spectacular movie. Just saying.

    edgarwright Have never watched a game of baseball, nor fully understand it & yet I dug ‘Moneyball’. Great stuff from @prattprattpratt & @JonahHill.

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    Jen the HAG Says:

    Poor Brangelina @ 09/25/2011 at 2:50 pm

    Are you for real did you go see what the FUGLYFEMALE aka FemaleFIrst posters which is ANISTON central been posting for the last 6 years ..if you want to see a DEMENTED AND SCARY FANS go to that site they hate ANGELINA JOLIE like somebody did them wrong pesonally.. MANISTON fans are the most hated fans in HW for real!! just ask LAINEY and Perez Hilton.

    BTW Jenhags your idol said it first that their marriage was boring and uninterestng while still married to Brad .. so BRAD is right all along.. so braindead hags stop criticizing Brad Pitt who was just telling the truth when MANISTON had already said it first !!

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    Susan Says:

    @rescue: Are you talking about her saving Richard Brason’s Mother? Did she write that story for Hello?

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    queen jolie Says:

    so moneyball is a hit.ive read it was always been predicted to make 17-18million but made 20plus million.20million is big for a baseball movie. i thought jennifer aniston has a big fanbase and because of that dull comment , the movie will bomb at the box office because ja has huge fanbase and will boycott the sure ja few fans are very angry for the success of moneyball.they thought they are that powerful but truth is aniston doesn’d have much fans as brad and angelina especially overseas.she cannot even carry her own movie, she needs famous co stars for her movie to be a hit.she’s not a movie star for god’s sake.and besides her few fans wont watch moneyball regardless.if aniston fans are that many mr.and mrs, smith should have been a bombed but it became the biggest movie of brad and angie instead .

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    Tracy Says:

    Outstanding performance by Brad Pitt. He and Jonah Hill deserve an Oscar nod. Excellent movie overall. Go see it.

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    rescue Says:


    If you cannot see it, I cannot help you.

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    Guest88 Says:

    The jen hags are liers and upset that despite their pedictions that MB would bomb it fact the link below from which is a site with a great accuracy project MB to do 18mil on Sept 10th, this was BEFORE the parade interview was released, and hsx had it tracking at the want to spin things because it didnt bomb..since when is a baseball movie suppose to beat a Kids 3D that appeals to a ALL age groups

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    Dakota Says:

    #250 bdj and #263 dianad1968,

    Good find to remember her saying their life was boring and uninteresting on David Letterman. Brad spoke the truth and got lambblasted! What a difference in his life now with Angie and the kids. He wanted more out of life and Jennifer obviously didn’t. This was a marriage that was going to end in divorce.

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    Marcus From PA Says:

    Money-ball was excellent!! I see the delusional Heniston fans are out again. Will they ever learn? Jolie and Pitt are so interesting and Heniston is about as interesting as Showerwater. Get over it trolls.

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    bragfan Says:

    AICN UK: WORLD WAR Z Spy Set Report!!

    Published at: Sep 25, 2011 1:45:03 PM CDT

    Courtesy of Undead Fred, who was an extra on Marc Forster’s WORLD WAR Z yesterday, we have a little bit of info straight from the set. Production is currently taking place just outside of Surrey.

    Loved your Roger Moore interview! Was fantastic! Just thought I’d give you a few snippets of information I have recently come by…..yesterday I was fortunate enough to be involved in filming on the Brad Pitt huge budget zombie fest that is World War Z, which is currently shooting in Cranleigh near Guildford…..can you believe they are actually shooting at Dunsfold Park (Where Top Gear is filmed) I couldn’t believe it, there were hundreds of Russian Extra’s including Spetsnatz Soldiers, and there is Clarkson test driving a new Mercedes whilst Jack Dee sat in his immaculate Mercedes Gullwing….was quite surreal! Was hoping to see a Zombiefied Stig but alas no! Their were a couple of scenes being shot, the scene I was in was shot in the back of a Hercules which was doubling for a U.S Army Helicopter of some discription, possibly a Chinook. The set up was that that the helicopter was flying out of some American city possibly Philly, whilst a Ranger hung from the back watching the chaos below, the camera rig moves from the rear of the helo towards the ranger where green screen is present and the city scape below will then be added in digitally. The Helicopter is full of Rangers heavily armed and a little apprehensive as they do not know exactly what is going on below on their own soil….

    We were literally used for one scene and that being the helicopter flying over a city….however we were told that the chopper was transporting U.S Rangers that would be amongst the first of the armed forces to hit the ground at the start of the outbreak I do know that the scene we were in was not part of the original script, I got the call late Tues night and had to be on set at 1430hrs the next day….I can also confirm that the film is definitely veering from the book, we were told that Brad and his family are in Philadelphia when the outbreak actually starts, which I can only assume are the scenes we have seen doing the rounds on the net…The costumes were fantastic and definitely accurate…they had some huge hulking SA’s who were being used as Spetznatz soldiers and at least 200 other background artists who were all Russian bizarrely….so guess authenticity is a must for the production even tho’ I doubt they will be heard in any way shape or form.

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    Long Time Lurker Says:

    Jennifer Annuston is becoming more pathetic , Dull a nd Boring it!ts beacuse of her fans who are so unintelligent just like thier idols , they always keep Dullniston on thier worthless new that no one is paying attention, pretty soon all those paid bloggers and paid intertaiment TV show will come to thier senses , and they will call it enough,, we have enought of her we!re tired of her,Period….

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    dianad1968 Says:



    Hi Dakota, I can’t take credit for finding the interview, another fan found it, and bdj was helpul in posting a better link. But isn’t it eye -opening?

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    groundcontrol Says:

    LOL! The haterz can’t win for losing. If the facts don’t help them – as they never do – they they just make up facts.
    No matter how hard they try to pick at everything Brad or Angie and even their little children do, the proof has always been in the realities of the lives they lead and the careers they have.
    Brad and Angie have proven what loving and committed lives can bring about – a beautiful and loving immediate family, a beautiful and loving extended family, careers in which both Brad and Angie find themselves working with numerous A List directors and writers, careers in which they can wrrite their own contracts, can pick their own scripts and even have them rewritten from male to female lead, can choose the directors they want, can cast their films, and can even have the production move heaven and earth to accommodate their schedules – both professional and personal.
    The difference between the child/woman the haterz opt to praise and defend and the Jolie Pitts is oceans apart. There is simply no comparison and none should be tried.
    I’ve had fun playing with trolls and refuting their lies and their nonsensical ramblings but at some point I need to leave that alone. They are like pit bulls intent on the attack – mindless animals with whom no reason, reality or even human decency can distract from their irrational frenzy.
    Despite my experience with the underside of life it is amusing that it took crazed celebrity obsessed haterz to make me realize just how much crazy and emotional damage can be found among people who are not behind bars.
    Moneyball is a triumph! Critically acclaimed for both Brad and the film itself. Financially it is in a great position to pull a 4X or 5X multiple in US BO alone. This film will do very well for its investors and the studios will probaly walk away with multiple awards – increasing the BO even more when they re-release it come Oscar season or release it on DVD for the holidays. Ka-Ching!!! And you just know that in exchange for a lower fee Brad took a cut of the gross. LOL!

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    bdj Says:

    Second is Moneyball, the new film based on the Michael Lewis book. Moneyball was just that this weekend, as the baseball movie managed to earn $20.6 million from 2,993 venues. This was the expected start for the Brad Pitt/Jonah Hill starrer, as tracking estimates were right on target. Sony is the distributor behind the Michael De Luca/Scott Rudin production, and should be credited for putting together a strong team to make this movie (much like Pitt’s character does with Oakland A’s).

    For a September release, this is an all-star team, and the reviews reflect that. Moneyball is 94% fresh at RottenTomatoes from all critics, with top critics coming in at 97%.

    For Brad Pitt, Moneyball continues a white hot streak for the actor. Since 2004′s Troy, the actor has had seven films finish with a domestic total over $100 million, and seven films finish with an international total over $300 million. Two films – Troy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith – have both been a hair away from the half-billion mark worldwide. With Coogan’s Trade and World War Z coming, it doesn’t look like the shine will come off of Pitt for awhile to come. .

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    Tracy Says:


    That’s a laugh…..person like you prays…..and gives out nasty comments……..HYPOCRITE…. you pray to Satan maybe.

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    abcd Says:


    So Maniston told Letterman in 2004 interview thaty her marriage to Brad was uninteresting, and Brad just confirmed it now, and the Tabloid and Maniston’s PR are complaining?

    The Jolie-Pitts are blessed. Good couple, beautiful inside out.


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    bdj Says:

    Someone posted the link first. I just google it and re-post it. However, look for it to be removed since the paid hen has gone quiet and missing.

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    bdj Says:

    Ahh there’s the paid hen.

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    Tracy Says:


    Doesn’t it make you wonder why Jen still continues her friendly relations with Brad. Why does she still cling on to him especially when Brad dumped her. You don’t make friends with your ex-husband especially when they dumped you. Forget him and move on.

    Throw his cell phone number and stop calling him …even just to congratulate him. Why do you want to continue this relationship;.
    Perhaps in the hopes that he and Angie split up and he’d come running back to you. NOT. He said you’re dull and his life/marriage with you was PATHETIC.

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    Moneyball Is Superb Says:

    johnnycho MOVIE REVIEW: MONEYBALL is a superb movie, more for the mind maybe than the heart, which is fine. Pitt, Hill & the script are excellent.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Moneyball: Review By T.Clark
    Sep 25th, 2011 by T.Clark

    “Moneyball” won’t become an instant classic, but it does have all the makings of a terrific film-superb acting, great direction, and a solid, albeit maybe familiar, story. And in today’s film industry of unoriginal ideas and just horrible movies in general,that’s really all one could hope for. While we’ve seen the inspiring sports movie or the bringing-down-the-system story before, Moneyball at least does well being a solid piece of storytelling and filmmaking.

    “Moneyball” tells the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, played by the always phenomonal Brad Pitt , in his quest to finally win the final game of the World Series with the A’s by changing the system, and therefore changing the game. He does this with the help of Peter Brand, played by an impressive Jonah Hill, an economics major with a passion for baseball. Beane hires Brand to help him draft the upcoming season’s team by using a computer analyses system as opposed to scouts. It’s all based on statistics, and has been dubbed “moneyball,” a system that’s been deemed useless in a game that focuses on the “look” and worth of a player rather than something like their on-base percentage.

    The film focuses largely on the statistics of the game, which may throw off some viewers who don’t follow baseball. However, I don’t follow the game and I wasn’t discouraged in the slightest. The movie remains accessible to anyone, whether they love baseball or just love movies. This is mainly due to the great performances. Brad Pitt always gives a stellar performance and “Moneyball” is no different. As Billy Beane, he has to balance two sides of the man: the frustrated, almost angry or resentful side, and the loving and hopeful side.

    The former is displayed in quick bursts of anger that show Beane’s passion for what he’s doing, and the frustration that comes with it initially not working as planned. The latter comes about mostly in scenes involving Beane’s daughter. She’s mostly used as a tool to depict a softer side to him, and it works in that regard. The scenes between the two of them are the most human and relateable. Pitt does an excellent job showing both of these sides, and transissions between them with the expertise we’ve come to expect from the actor. Pitt will be nominated at the Academy Awards. It’s almost a guarantee.

    Beane is written as a complicated person; not “complex,” but with enough angles to his character to make him interesting and not one dimensional. His past failure to live up to expectations as a player, shown in quick flashbacks throughout the film, imply he may resent the game in a way. But that’s not the case. Beane deeply wants to change the game using the stystem he’s adopted. As he states, if they don’t win the Series, it will all be for nothing. They can win so many games in a row, but in the end, if they don’t win that last game, all of it will be erased. It’s a belief that makes him a believable human being.

    Brand isn’t exactly as fleshed out in the character department. He largely serves one primary purpose throughout the film, to advise Beane in his draft choices. However, he’s just as passionate as Beane is about what they’ve set out to do and Hill surprisingly displays that with effect. They share great chemistry on screen. If they didn’t, the film defiitely would have been a let down. Hill may not be Oscar worthy here, but he certainly steps up his game and travels outside his comfort zone. His character still brings humor to the table, but it’s in the context of a dramatic story and he’s acting with the likes of Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hill makes Brand a truly likeable person, and it ends up being an impressive turn for the actor.
    Bennett Miller crafts a great looking film here.The montages displayed are truly well made and he’s able to get across the emotion of some situations not only in the way he directs his actors but how he shoots them.Stephen Zaillian,Aaron Sorkin have turned in an impressive script that is based around plenty of dialogue, which comes as no surprise.It’s the complete opposite of last week’s other potential Oscar candidate,”Drive,” which took a more mute stance, instead opting to focus more on images and expressions of the actors to tell a story.”Moneyball” displays an intelligently written, inspiring, and often humorous screenplay.

    The film may seem more powerful if one doesn’t know the outcome of this true story.I for one didn’t know how things would play out because, as mentioned,I don’t follow baseball and didn’t know this story. So,I didn’t exactly see the ending coming and I thought the movie was better for it. It’s not cliche in the idea that everything works out in the end. The main thing you can take from this review is that the movie is great whether you’re a baseball fan or not

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    The MANiston trolls are nuts. One of the troll couldn’t handle how great Brad is so he/she/it decides to still my name to attacks Brad. I am not surprised. All the MANistons are chicken s hit. They hide behind other poster’s name.

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    Hypocrites Says:

    the fulgy femalers have invaded the lion king is number one post and are stealing peoples funny how they forget that the BH which they keep bragging about was beaten by a kids movie and Alice in Wonderland when it was like on its third week, not to mention switch came in at number 7 in the box office..they also like to underplay Kung Fu panda saying its a kids movie its suppose to do well yet for Lion whihc is on 3D isnt suppose to do well? gotta love the hypocrisy

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    MR.$MRS.SMITH Says:


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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Hypocrites @ 09/25/2011 at 4:54 pm

    The trolls will fine anything and still other poster’s name just to attack Brad. They will get more piss come award season when Brad gets nominate for his acting and movie.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    I meant find

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    ? Says:

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +12

    dianad1968 @ 09/25/2011 at 2:14 pm

    Try this link at the same time frame. Ole girl said married life was boring and uninteresting. Baby Jane talks out of both sides of her mouth to this day

    I really don’t want to watch SS. Can you tell(time) when she calls the marriage boring and uninteresting . Because I am going to spread it around the internet.

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    Hypocrites Says:

    leos movie is projected to make 12mil OW and may even make less..the only people calling this movie a flop is the jen hags becuase they are pissed off that MB didnt bomb

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    Congratulations Brad on your movie opening 2nd after all the media flogging you received last week. This guy is a movie star, able to open a movie despite all odds. And btw JEN DULLINTON, HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW THAT BRAD’S MOVIE FINISHED ON TOP AND DID NOT FLOP OR TANK AS YOU HAD ANTICIPATED OR WISHED FOR???????? HOPEFULLY you will show your face out tomorrow now that the movie put your sheninegans to shame! Brad and Angie are real movie stars, forget the wannabe’s like jennypoo.

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    time Says:

    bdj @ 09/25/2011 at 2:22 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +12

    dianad1968 @ 09/25/2011 at 2:14 pm

    Try this link at the same time frame. Ole girl said married life was boring and uninteresting. Baby Jane talks out of both sides of her mouth to this day
    When does SS say her marriage was boring and uninteresting I really don’t want to watch the whole thing.

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    bdj Says:

    3:25- 3:35 time frame.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Hypocrites @ 09/25/2011 at 5:14 pm

    Yup. They are so piss they even stole my name.

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    bragfan Says:

    I hate to quote anything from hateful HuffPo, that ***** hates the JP’s with passion! But it is amusing when they have to admit the obvious! Moneyball is a hit and so is Brad as Beane!

    Coming in at second place, but with no cause for shame, was Sony’s Moneyball (review). The well-reviewed Brad Pitt vehicle grossed a solid $20.6 million, which gives it the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie about baseball. The film scored an A from Cinemascore across all demos. The picture played 51% male and 64% over-35. The latter stat makes its opening even more impressive (older audiences don’t generally rush out to opening weekend) and its long-term legs that much more likely (as the word of mouth bleeds down to younger demos). Like an old-fashioned adult drama, the film pulled a weekend multiplier of over 3.0x, something that rarely happens in this day and age. Unless the film completely collapses for reasons unknown, Brad Pitt is (deservedly) guaranteed to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and he is quickly looking like one of the front-runners to win. As for its chances in other major Oscar categories (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, etc), the final gross will determine its fate. Anything over $60 million makes it a likely nominee, anything over $75 million arguably makes it a lock (Pitt’s huge international appeal will make this a boon overseas as well). Regardless, this is EXACTLY the kind of film we all claim we want from the studios: mid-budget (about $50 million), star and character-driven dramas aimed at adults. It may have been put in turnaround at the last minute two years ago (see me whine about it HERE), but Sony eventually did the right thing and will profit accordingly.

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    Premalee Says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith on FX NY TW -10 now

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    busted Says:

    Saw Moneyball and it was fantastic.. I love it. Brad looked hot as heck. After seeing Tree of Life it was a whole different performance. Lots of emotion. I loved the scene at the table when the scouts were talking about what players to select (that was in the spoilers). He really is a great actor. and this will go in the list of one of his best performance.. OH and yep I saw the pendent.. I wonder if it was a message to Angie (I won’t take it off)

    The scenes with the daughter made me think about his relationship with his girls. The quiet moments were very well done. Bennett Miller is a talented Director. It did feel like a documentary a bit.. Brad was in pretty much ever frame. Every scene depended on him. Just WOW

    and to the trolls. Growthehellup. The movie is very good. And you better watch what you are posting. like the past it will come back to bite you in the ass* come February..

    Go see it.. really take your family and kids.. If you know anyone that is interested in going into sports it is a good eye opener.. The scene with Chris and his family made me cry a bit.. That is the real life of many athletes.. stories you don’t see on TV. Brad looked the part and I love all of it.. Plan on seeing it again this week. I’m sure I missed a lot. But I couldn’t even go to the bathroom because every single scene was important.

    Jonah was just so good too. I love Cyrus (you should see that) and you see that he is funny as heck but had a good dramatic level too.

    So proud of our Brad.. haters sound like the bitter ninnies they are. I have not seen any really negative comments. Not counting the trolls that look foolish. Trying to spin this a s flop. Whatever.. You sound so dumb in light of how someone has never had a hit by herself. And that you actually think the entire USA gives a crap about Aniston and what was said about her.. that they stay away from movies. because of a few bitter women.

    Yeah.. grow up and get a clue. The majority of the world doesn’t care. And if you fools had that kind of movie pull you would have given Jennypoo a hit by herself.. has not happened.

    Go see Moneyball. great movie for everyone.. including the hags.

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    anon Says:

    @queen jolie:

    At the risk of beating a dead horse; I had previously stated on another site after the “story” came out that the reality of Brad’s comments alienating anyone outside his fanbase and anyone who already didn’t have a rooting interest in his failure was ziltch to nada. And no one except the haters and fans would have any interest in this “story” past two episodes of ET.
    And I was right. It (his honest and non offensive reflections) was never going to affect his box office one way or the other. So congratulations to Brad and Moneyball for putting out a quality film ADULTS can enjoy.

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    queen jolie Says:

    i guess ja parading everyday after the dull comment just to remind people tha she is a victim again so that people will not watch moneyball didn’t work.she must be very pissed, she thought she is that if people care about her..not all people live in the internet.and there’s life outside america.many people overseas doesn’t even know abou this drama.ive observe it this past few days, asking some friends about it and they dont even know about it.

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    bdj Says:

    Moneyball: New Movie Will Paint Baseball’s Stats Revolution in New Light

    When it was first announced that a film version of Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball was being adapted into a film, the most common question that people had was how Hollywood was going to tackle a story that doesn’t end with in World Series triumph.

    Based on the reviews from critics and fans, the idea was not to try and “Hollywood” the story up by having the team win something that it didn’t win. Rather, it was about tackling the essence of Billy Beane, GM of the Oakland A’s.

    Whether you are a baseball fan or not, you should be able to appreciate what Beane had to do in order to build a team that is capable of winning a championship.

    Follow adamwells1985 on Twitter

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    Orchid Says:

    @Tracy (302)
    It’s clear she isn’t over him, or wasn’t, until the Parade interview. She should be over him now. She must be embarrassed. All this time her fans thought that she dumped him. They have been thinking that, until the Parade.
    I guess now they’ll concentrate on Brad being “old” and “gross” and his movies “suck” and “bomb,” but they keep reading about him and looking at his pictures and talking about him! Really crazy people!

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    Orchid Says:

    I will definitely see “Moneyball!” I know nothing about baseball so look forward to learning about it. At least a little!
    “Cogan’s Trade” sounds more like my kind of movie. I look forward to that too.

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    first and last post Says:

    re:296 groundcontrol @ 09/25/2011 at 4:24 pm
    “Despite my experience with the underside of life it is amusing that it took crazed celebrity obsessed haterz to make me realize just how much crazy and emotional damage can be found among people who are not behind bars.”
    but…but, but…gc..”not behind bars”…YET…be patient…these are your potential clients…you can snatch them up with the secret code…”I love everything about Aniston.” LOL

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    anustin Says:

    holly goline!! i can deep fry my spring roll on Threroux batman head.

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    Orchid Says:

    @lulu (180)
    There never was a triangle. Brad made it official when he said what he said in the Parade interview!
    When he left, he LEFT! Some trolls seem to think that the reason he “keeps talking” about nippy is that he regrets leaving.
    He meant what he said in the interview, but he realizes that he should not have said it. So he is just being a gentleman by clarifying and saying nice things after the interview.

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    Moneyball Best of 2011 Says:

    …don’t know if I’d call MONEYBALL a baseball movie because it’s more about the business or the dealings behind it and in that sense, the concept could apply to other sports. Which is great because you don’t have to grow up liking baseball to enjoy MONEYBALL, which by the way is one of the best films of 2011 in my book.

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    bragfan Says:

    Too funny! Red Sox fans think Brad might save their season LOL Well, they better throw in Hill too, they come as a package deal with the “wham mobile”

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    Flo 47 Says:

    Husband and I Loved the movie Moneyball.

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    Moneyball Says:
    FEINBERG FORECAST: Christopher Plummer, Glenn Close, Brad Pitt, Viola Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio in Hunt for First Oscars
    War Horse (Disney, 12/28, TBA, teaser)
    J. Edgar (Warner Brothers, 11/11, R, trailer)
    The Artist (The Weinstein Company, 11/23, TBA, trailer)
    Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics, 5/20, PG-13, trailer)
    The Help (Disney, 8/12, PG-13, trailer)
    Moneyball (Columbia, 9/23, TBA, trailer)
    The Descendants (Fox Searchlight, 11/23, R, trailer)
    The Ides of March (Sony, 10/14, TBA, trailer)
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner Brothers, 12/25, TBA, TBA)
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Focus Features, 12/9, TBA, trailer)

    Steven Spielberg (War Horse)
    Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar)
    Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
    Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
    Bennett Miller (Moneyball)

    Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
    Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar)
    George Clooney (The Descendants)
    Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
    Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March)

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    Jennipoo Says:

    I am still pissed and all in a in a tizzy
    Enough to make the botox shift and my weave frizzy
    I got dumped; it’s been 6 years and more
    Yet Brad is the man, even better than before

    Brad’s in demand; oh, what a disgrace
    On every Tabloid should be MY face
    A marvel of surgical, the best intervention
    And some drug interaction that I won’t even mention

    I tried to take the spotlight from him
    lying and crying; whatever the whim
    Yet, it’s Brad they want and seem to revere
    While I have McStumpy; Oh, d*amn, oh dear!

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    Moneyball Says:

    Richard Curtis, Lee Hall (War Horse)
    Tate Taylor (The Help)
    Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian (Moneyball)
    Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (The Descendants)
    George Clooney, Grant Heslov (The Ides of March)

    Dustin Lance Black (J. Edgar)
    Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
    Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
    Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady)
    Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

    The Adventures of Tintin (Paramount, 12/23, TBA, trailer)
    Rango (Paramount, 3/4, PG, trailer)
    Happy Feet 2 (Warner Brothers, 11/18, TBA, TBA, trailer)
    Cars 2 (Disney, 6/24, TBA, trailer)
    Arthur Christmas (Sony, 11/23, TBA, trailer)

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    bragfan Says:

    Sox owner John Henry shows up in ‘Moneyball’ movie trailer

    The trailer for “Moneyball,” the Brad Pitt flick based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book of the same name, hit the Web this week, and it looks promising. Pitt plays Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager who’s credited with using sabermetrics – a stats-heavy approach to evaluating talent – to turn around the formerly moribund franchise. The movie is co-written by “Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin and stars the always entertaining Jonah Hill as a character based on former A’s exec Paul DePodesta. (Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman also show up as former A’s manager Art Howe.) In the trailer, there’s a scene shot at Fenway Park between Pitt and a character that vaguely resembles John Henry. Is it supposed to be him? Yes. In an email today, the Sox owner told us he’s seen the movie and he is, in fact, in it. But – get this – he can’t remember who plays him. “Forgot the name of the actor,” Henry wrote. And darned if we know. The guy looks like a cross between John Heard, Ted Danson, and William Hurt, but it’s none of them, and the Internet Movie Database is no help at all. Last fall, when the movie filmed at Fenway, we asked the Sox owner who he’d like to play him. His reply: Sam Shepard.

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    Orchid Says:

    That’s really good, Jennipoo! (331)

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    guest Says:

    can’t believe he could be a-hole and a box office. money talks

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    LenLT Says:

    Wow Moneyball was great. I know nothing about baseball but I was rooting for the underdog. Like he said it was an unfair game at the beginning. They couldn’t win with that budget. Gotta find a way to go against the system. The song added a nice touch at the end. I think they did great to end it like that. I loved the song. Hill’s performance was amazing. Brad’s was the best. They should do more movies together. Hags are lame to compare Moneyball to TLK. TLK is in 3D. Ticket price is more expensive. Also it’s for the kids. Last but not least TLK was is and always will be a great movie. Only $2 mil something less than TLK’s is a big success so get it together lame hags.

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    tyra Says:


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    trust Says:

    “Moneyball” stars Pitt as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who shook up the baseball world when his tight budget forced him to look for new ways to scout players. Jonah Hill co-stars as an economist who helps turn the A’s into a contender using statistical methods that identify undervalued athletes.

    With good reviews and Academy Awards buzz for Pitt and his “Moneyball” teammates, Sony hopes the film will stick around in theaters well into the fall.

    It was a solid start for a film that looked dead in the water after Sony benched a previous version of “Moneyball” just days before shooting was to start in 2009.

    That incarnation would have been made by Pitt’s pal Steven Soderbergh, who directed him in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies. But Sony pulled the plug in a squabble with Soderbergh over the script.

    Soderbergh departed, but Pitt stuck with it, determined to bring Michael Lewis’ best-seller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” to the screen.

    Much of the book dealt with the number-crunching sabermetrics system Beane adopted. To bring out the drama, Sony hired Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar winner for his screenplay on “The Social Network,” to rework a script whose previous scribes included Steven Zaillian, an Oscar winner for “Schindler’s List.”

    Bennett Miller, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “Capote,” was brought in to direct. Pitt also is a producer on the film.

    “It wasn’t the easiest code to crack. You had this really great book, but to translate it wasn’t necessarily the easiest thing,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s head of distribution. “You really needed people who believed in it, like Brad, and writers who understood it, and a director to really make it something very visual and compelling for folks to see.”

    “Dolphin Tale” managed a solid start despite unexpected competition for family audiences from “The Lion King.” Based on a true story, “Dolphin Tale” centers on a group of strangers who come together to save an injured dolphin.

    “The Lion King,” ”Moneyball” and “Dolphin Tale” managed a rare feat for typically quiet September, all finishing above $20 million for the weekend.

    Hollywood’s overall revenues came in at $122 million, up 21 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” led with $19 million, according to box-office tracker

    “This is one of the strongest September weekends I’ve ever seen,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “‘Lion King’ got people in the mood to go back to movies, especially the family audience, and look at the combination of that one and ‘Dolphin Tale.’ It shows that family audiences are willing to go to the movies whether it’s summer or fall.”

    Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

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    Carly Says:

    Brad is the producer for TOL and Moneyball. He gets credit for any awards nominations and wins of these two movies.

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    trust Says:

    Kate Walsh hides under a hat and dark sunglasses as she leaves a theater in Hollywood on Saturday (September 24).

    The 43-year-old Private Practice actress checked out a screening of Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill!

    “Tw’eeps, I snuck out to watch ‘moneyball’ I enjoyed. Turns out: brad pitt is a movie star,” Kate wrote on her Twitter account.

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    Flo 47 Says:

    The Regency Theatre was full Today for MB.We love Angie and Brad and MB here in Colorado.

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    KFP2 B.O. Update Says:

    Per THR: DreamWorks Animation/Paramount’s Kung Fu Panda 2, $495.6 million, international thru today. Per BOM domestic of $165.2M thru Friday. So approx. $660.8M worldwide.

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    Flo 47 Says:

    Been trying to post.Do you think aniston inc. grooming
    Justin to walk Aniston redcarpet. if Brad wins aniston will hand him oscar to pi** angie and big ratings for oscars.

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    Moneyball!! Says:

    shibinvj007 @SukanyaVerma “You don’t have to love baseball to love Moneyball. Brad Pitt in the performance of a lifetime! SIX

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    bragfan Says:

    Moneyball fan reviews. Love all the comments!

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    MR.$MRS.SMITH Says:



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    Rose Says:

    Moneyball is a great success. They can’t keep a good, talented man down. I remembered Angie saying a long time ago, the truth will come out. Now we see with our own eyes sad spook on David letterman, Jan 5′ 2004 saying that her life was “so boring and uninteresting”. Lets see if the jen hens or Bonnie fuller of s. It, etc apologize to Brad for all their outrage and hateful comments.

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    wow Says:

    bragfan @ 09/25/2011 at 7:46 pm


    Moneyball fan reviews. Love all the comments!

    Thanks for posting this one! Great fan reviews!

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    sprite Says:

    Moneyball rocks! The theater was 75% full . Hubby wasn’t home at 12 from work, I was solo, but enjoyed it enough not to be annoyed with “too close” seating being alone. We will both see it next weekend when he is not on call. He is gonna love it! I only watch our team (BoSox) during the finals….sadly it won’t be this year. So watch Moneyball, you don’t need to be a baseball fan to love this movie!!

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    Dakota Says:

    #331. You have quite the talent.:) Of course JA gives you a LOT of material to write these amusing poems (ditties). Thanks for making me laugh!!

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    Dl Says:

    Please send this link to CB brad thread… Loved it!!!

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    Interesting Says:

    Sad Spook related so skip if not interested;
    Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree — just came across this interview in Canadian paper that Nancy Aniston gave in 2000 , before “the merger”:
    Neither mother or daughter comes off well in the interview. One telling para re. being a victim” Nancy Aniston turns out to be rather a difficult woman. She sits stiffly, wary of the world, on the sofa in a friend’s house, the neutral, impersonal ground where she has insisted on meeting. There is a sharp tongue behind a formal manner, and an aggressive edge. Nancy casts herself firmly as being on the receiving end of life’s travails — always the victim — and yet is determined to set the terms, to be in control, to be, in that modern American way, entitled.She insists, even, that she is entitled to write her book for “therapy,” to tell her side of the story and earn a fistful of dollars while doing so.”

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    bragfan Says:

    Moneyball reviews, there are way too may of them and each one has a link for the full review. Here are a few excerpts.

    Moneyball opened this weekend to outstanding reviews. • Rene Rodriguez wrote in the Miami Herald, “…resplendent, rousing… a perfect movie that doesn’t strike a single false note.” • And Peter Travers wrote in Rolling Stone, “…one of the best and most viscerally exciting films of the year… Pitt nails every nuance… Hoffman is a joy to watch… Props to [director Bennett] Miller for making us feel the heat in finding value in things others miss.” The figures will change as final reviews are added. More Reviews Below…


    Alynda Wheat, People: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…authentic and smart… works because it has a bona fide movie star in the lead. Pitt’s performance is funny and assured.” (Read the full review…)

    Richard Corliss, Time: EXCELLENT
    “…a solid, bustling social comedy at the 130-IQ level…. For invigorating stretches it boasts the zinging, stinging repartee of grown men working at a kids’ game and tired of being handed the prevailing line of bull.” (Read the full review…)

    Christy Lemire, Associated Press: VERY GOOD (cg)
    “Pitt is at his charismatic best… [Jonah] Hill ultimately finds the quiet confidence in this character, and he and Pitt bounce off each other beautifully. The scenes in which they banter represent the best
    ‘Moneyball’ has to offer.” (Read the full review…)

    Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…so riveting that even non-sports fans will get emotionally invested…. a rousing underdog story… Best of all, there’s Pitt.” (Read the full review…)

    Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…supersmart and rousing… the dialogue is so light and sharp it just about cuts the air…. The film is a little long, with one too many endings, but it’s a baseball drama about something novel and rich…” (Read the full review…)

    Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…one of the best and most viscerally exciting films of the year… Pitt nails every nuance… Hoffman is a joy to watch… Props to [director Bennett] Miller for making us feel the heat in finding value in things others miss.” (Read the full review…)

    Claudia Puig, USA Today: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “Pitt gives one of his most nuanced performances as the temperamental and enigmatic Beane…. [director Bennett] Miller puts it all in fascinating context. This is a thinking person’s baseball movie, a more complex version of the inspirational sports story.” (Read the full review…)

    Roger Ebert, OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…smart, intense and moving… a film that isn’t so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistics. I walked in knowing what the movie was about, but unprepared for its intelligence and depth.” (Read the full review…)

    Kat Murphy, MSN Movies: EXCELLENT (cg)
    “[Director Bennett] Miller does right by the highs and lows of baseball and its on-and-off-the-field players…. he’s a dab hand at framing the angst and emptiness that settles over dark, depopulated slopes of bleachers…” (Read the full review…)

    James Berardinelli, Reel Views: VERY GOOD (cg)
    “There’s a lot of fascinating information in ‘Moneyball’ (although, to be fair, it’s questionable how much interest this will hold for someone who is not a baseball fan), but the drama is fitful and at times inert.”


    Manohla Dargis, New York Times: EXCELLENT
    “Mr. [Bennett] Miller, largely shaking off the official art-house pretensions of his breakout feature, ‘Capote,’ takes all this seemingly dry, dusty, inside-baseball stuff and turns it into the kind of all-too-rare pleasurable Hollywood diversion that gives you a contact high.”

    Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: EXCELLENT (cg)
    “…a smart, patient film… [Bennett] Miller — a steady hand whose 2005′s ‘Capote’ nabbed Hoffman an Oscar for Best Actor – is working in Howard Hawks territory, watching guys work independently while in unison.”

    Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: OUTSTANDING
    “…impressive and surprising…. [director Bennett Miller] knows how to make stories involving without overstating them, and, like Billy Beane, he sees value in situations others might miss.”

    Lou Lumenick, New York Post: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…probably the finest baseball movie since ‘Bull Durham’…”

    Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…honestly inspirational — even though nobody knocks one into the lights, causing showers of sparks to blend in the night sky with the fireworks. This is not that film. It’s better than that film.”

    Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: OUTSTANDING (cg)
    “…smart, intense and moving… a film that isn’t so much about sports as about the war between intuition and statistic

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    dd Says:

    The sad thing about hollywood and tabloids is that they won’t give angie or brad a chance to pronounce their love for another if they ever win any award.. That is how hypocrite hollywood is, if they dont like someone, they will block their wins. We all know that angie should have won last year against natalie portman. so sad. no matter what angie/brad are a-list and are good actors. they are just being punished and hen has something to do with it.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    MB will sure do well in Japan. They love baseball. I hope Brad will promote the film in Japan again.

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    mamma mia Says:

    Oh, Brad, why did you have to put in your mouth?

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    dd Says:

    The sad thing about hollywood and tabloids is that they won’t give angie or brad a chance to pronounce their love for another if they ever win any award.. That is how hypocrite hollywood is, if they dont like someone, they will block their wins. We all know that angie should have won last year against natalie portman. so sad. no matter what angie/brad are a-list and are good actors. they are just being punished.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    And Japan loves Brad too.

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    Passing Through Says:

    GC -
    If you’re lurking – I got your message and sent you a couple of replies with some links for you to look at. Hopefully they answer your question.

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    bdj Says:,1
    Entire article at link

    ‘Moneyball’ Wins Fans at Academy, on Twitter

    “Moneyball” may have narrowly lost the weekend box-office race to “The Lion King,” but it certainly made fans of the critics when it opened Fri,1day, and established itself as a major Oscar contender in the process.

    The film also played to what one Academy member described as a “huge crowd” Saturday night at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, where it had its official AMPAS members screening.

    According to voters in attendance, “Moneyball” filled the 1,000-seat theater and played extremely well to the audience of members and guests, getting laughs in the right places and prompting generous applause at the end for star Brad Pitt and co-star Jonah Hill, and “respectable” applause for director Bennett Miller.

    Brad PittAlso read: ‘Moneyball’ Knocks It Out of the Park

    And judging from Twitter, the movie has made itself some high-profile fans as well.

    Among those who’ve sung the praises of Miller’s movie about the small-market Oakland A’s and their unconventional success in the 2002 basball season are comic Jerry Seinfeld, directors Edward Wright and Rod Lurie, actress Kate Walsh and former talk-show host Larry King.

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    TWEET Says:

    kingsthings Larry King ( verified twitter account )
    You don’t have to love baseball to love Moneyball. Brad Pitt in the performance of a lifetime! SIX stars!!!!! A great movie!!
    2 hours ago

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    bragfan Says:

    If you follow Major League Baseball at all then you know who the New York Yankees are. They are the best that money can buy and that is probably why you either love or hate them. The Yankees can afford anyone at any time because their pockets are deep and their budget is endless. But then there are teams like the Oakland Athletics, a much smaller and way cheaper team in the MLB. And they shouldn’t have a chance in hell to have the same success of a team like the Yankees or Red Sox, but that is what Moneyball is all about. It has less to do with having All Stars on a team, and more to do with having the right people on your team.

    Based on a true story, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, a former player who became a scout who became the Oakland A’s General Manager. And after a great season, he loses his top 3 players and knows without some more money, they will be impossible to replace. But since he works for the A’s, he has to work with what he has. So he meets and hires Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a Harvard graduate with a degree in economics. He definitely knows his numbers. And together, Beane and Brand change the way a baseball team is formed by only looking at statistics and finding players with high on base percentages. It is complex and unconventional, but the idea is simple: the more players on base the more runs you will get which will lead to more victories. It doesn’t matter whose name is on the back of a jersey or how a player looks, runs, or pitches. And all of the teams around the league who doubted these two guys and their winning formula are now using it. So no matter how crazy they seemed at first, Beane and Brand made history and changed the game forever.

    Pitt has delivered some wonderful performances in his career. Films like Seven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and this year’s Tree of Life instantly come to mind. But there is something about his portrayal of Beane that shows a different, yet perfect side of him as an actor. As the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics, Pitt’s performance is astoundingly brilliant and his charisma is off the charts. Beane is a desperate GM who is willing to do anything to make his team a winner. He has no choice but to shake things up.

    At the same time, we get to see the personal side of Beane including his career as a young baseball player and the regrets he carries with him. Also, we get an inside look at his relationship with his young daughter. And while he tries not to show how worried he is in front of her, she can see right through him. Incase any of us forgot, we are reminded of the risks he is taking and how everything is on the line.

    One of the most surprising things about Moneyball is the impressive performance by Hill. We only know him as the funny fat guy in movies like Superbad and Get Him to the Greek. There is no question that he is a talented actor, but never have you seen him in a role like this. He has proven to us that he can be loveable and hilarious over and over again, but him playing the role of Brand makes us take him seriously and shows he can be just as dramatic as he is funny when the time is right. He is starting to show what he is fully capable of in the acting department and I like it.

    While Phillip Seymour Hoffman doesn’t play a huge part, I can’t dare leave him out. He plays Art Howe, the manager of the Athletics, and he is one of the ones who thinks Beane and Brand are out of their minds and are single-handedly ruining his team. The scenes where Howe and Beane clash over control (and there are quite a few) are priceless. No matter how small the role may seem, when you have an actor like Hoffman, the character is instantly elevated to having more importance on-screen. He has that kind of power.

    Director Bennett Miller (Capote) takes a story about processes and calculating numbers and statistics in baseball and turns in to a film that is rich in story and overflowing with intelligence and pure entertainment. For those of you who love baseball and everything about it, this is the film for you. It provides an in-depth look of what happens on and off the field, and how this whole game is owned and operated. You may find yourself a little bit surprised about what you find out.

    However, if you aren’t a fan of baseball or of sports in general, you still must see this film. It is not just about baseball. It is about a guy who is passionate about what he does and will do anything to keep doing it. While haunted by his choices as a ball player, Beane is motivated and dedicated to change how baseball has been ran for over a century. For him and his team, they must adapt or die. It is that simple.

    Moneyball is a sports drama at its finest. It is composed of fantastic direction, storytelling, writing, and acting. And for a film to have all of that is rare and certainly a sight to see.

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    Aussie Girl Says:

    I am so glad the movie did well in just one day and am looking forward to in opening in Oz.

    I have been away so just wanted to say that I think it’s beyond belief that Brad mentions his wasted yrs and then has to apologize? I only hope he continues to shout out his True Love for Angie and their kids!

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    Interesting Says:

    Great Angie & Brad video by Angelinafan93 on youtube (I hadn’t seen some of the pix esp. angle of the kiss at BB premiere):

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    Jaye Says:

    Go JP fans! Thanks for all the wonderful reviews and links. They keep rolling in.
    This wouldn’t have been the type of movie ( baseball theme) that I would have thought, in a million years, could garner this much attention and praise. I had plan on seeing it anyway, but I’m so glad the hard work they put into making this film a reality had such a great payoff. High fives to all involved.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Everything you love about baseball, everything you love about Brad Pitt is in Moneyball. It’s all up front, onscreen and full of wow. I loved this movie and give that rare five out of five stars and two Oscar nods.

    Director Bennett Miller was nominated for Best Achievement in Directing for: Capote (2005) and must have known he had another winner because it was saved for wide release until September 2011. Brad Pitt is Billy Beane. I think he channels Robert Redford for the part and it works. This film works on every level. One small exception: I think that the film editor got a bit happy and should have clipped away instead of tucking a few more minutes to the film. Also, I prefer music with my movies, especially dramas. But those were the only detractions I found. Otherwise, no doubt the acting super with a movie featuring Brad Pitt at bat and it’s a swing and a hit, a big hit—60 feet out the ballpark kind of hit.

    I am sure the baseball geeks know the history of Billy Beane and the 2002 baseball season of the Oakland Athletics. But I didn’t, and I really enjoyed finding out. Moneyball is based on a true story of a pro batter turned general manager of the Oakland Athletics, in other words a regular guy—a loser with a plan.

    Beane’s gambit: take a cool, cerebral, calculated, computerized chance on replacement players. Beane gets the idea after a conversation with a geek with glasses Peter Brand (Jonah Hill). Beane steals him from another team—a famous number cruncher who thinks he can predict winners and losers with formulas. That’s not the only reason that divorced, father of one daughter needs help, the team is in a money crunch. They wrote the definition for bottom tier in terms of season loses and team players. The A’s can’t afford a better team. At one point Beane jokes that his team is a like an organ donor to the rest of the ball clubs—a liver here, a kidney there! But all jokes aside he wants to win something.

    So Beane and Brand go fishing armed with stats instead of fishing poles. They fish in shallow waters and manage to reel in players who look good on paper, bad on TV and even worse in the eyes of talent scouts. The big fish must include an undervalued contract. It’s fun to watch Brand and Beane mix and match players to the field and to their chances of beating the odds. With Brand’s help he manages to get the players he needs but Billy’s efforts are thwarted by the A’s team manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who does not get it; guts the odds so another losing season is in full swing. Beane needs good odds and a good team manager because the team owner does not have deep pockets—it’s $38 million versus a $138 million.

    Director Miller’s Moneyball film is a meditation on the life of Beane told in flashbacks between a young, newly minted professional ball player and a middle-age GM who holds fast to the romance of baseball. But romance does not pay the salaries of the ball players. What’s more he finds that he must keep distance from them and the actual games. The screenplay and the cast touch every base for an exceptional home run.

    There’s no denying Pitt this awards season. His regular-guy Billy Beane role delivers something else: a reminder that an A-list star can make a film as well as break it.

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    Go Brad!! Says:

    Go Brad!! I am so happy for Brad something just told me this was going to be his hit movie and from what we have learned from Fri till tonight Brad’s film Moneyball is doing absolutely fabulous.
    I have always really liked Brad Pitt , his looks =dreamy ,…his personality
    with that south midwestern drawal hmm ..huummaa babeee i don’t care how old you are or i am take me to you, or vice versa i am always ready..4 Brad…oops sorry angie just fantaszising is all.
    I havn’t seen the movie yet but wouldn’t miss it even tho i am not a baseball fan.. I played baseball in school and enjoyed it way back when. All of that is beside the point but i had this feeling, you know when you just knoiw..that Brad would do just fine and dandy with his Moneyball film and all i want now is the rest of my dream to come true…. Brad is on stage on Oscar night and is called up to recieve an Oscar . Yes:) yes:) his own Oscar for Best Actor. OHHH YEAAA!! and he is a- beaming from ear to ear while the whole place gives him a standing ovation. When everbody stands up Brad gives that boyish smile shaking his head as if to say ‘this is IT… This is unbelievable’. And with those dimples he can’t hide but would like to at times he takes one look at Angie in the audience and motions for her to come up on stage beside him.. Angie runs up and HUGSs Brad like we have never seen before. The crowd goes into Loud Shrills of JOLIE PITT- JOLIE PITT!!!! Brad doesn’t miss a beat AS HE THANKS EVERYONE FROM START TO FINISH. The tabloids can continue to have their heyday of Brad and Angie nonsense stories but meanwhile they are on the lookout for a new twosome or threesome b/c they just can’t take Angie and Brad down.
    And too…It’s Not everyday you Win an Oscar.
    YEA GO BRAD! It’s Your Turn!:):):)

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    bragfan Says:

    from SimplyBrad.

    Moneyball Japan Premiere

    Brad and his family are expected to visit Japan early November. Brad will attend the Moneyball premiere, Moneyball will be released November 11th, 2011.

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    Moneyball Best of 2011 Says:

    Director-Screenwriter Rob Lurie tweeted:

    RodLurie MONEYBALL is so layered and brilliant that can’t imagine how this cut survived research screenings. Brad Pitt hits a new high

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    Thanks Says:

    This IS a great video- wow- i hadn’t seen that JP kiss, either!! It looks like it is from the LA red carpet of CCOBB??

    Interesting @ 09/25/2011 at 9:32 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +2

    Great Angie & Brad video by Angelinafan93 on youtube (I hadn’t seen some of the pix esp. angle of the kiss at BB premiere):

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    Canada Loves Brad Says:

    Canadians love Brad Pitt and his breautiful Lady Angie.

    Waiting for Brad To Take Home An Oscar For His Film Moneyball.

    Canadians Will Always Love Brad Pitt.

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    MoneyBall only open internationally on mid november earlier with the last market on january. It will open in like 50+ markets..
    I am not sure about this strategy but i think it’s to match the award season and to let the good US reviews do their ‘anticpation’ effect abroad with the ‘bard pitt’ international asset..

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    Interesting Says:

    Based on her hair and earrings, its def. the LA Red Carpet for BB. I had seen another angle of the kiss where I THOUGHT it was a kiss or could have been Brad just whispering in her ear. This pix, confirms it was a kiss!!!
    Thanks @ 09/25/2011 at 10:31 pm
    This IS a great video- wow- i hadn’t seen that JP kiss, either!! It looks like it is from the LA red carpet of CCOBB??

    Interesting @ 09/25/2011 at 9:32 pm
    Great Angie & Brad video by Angelinafan93 on youtube (I hadn’t seen some of the pix esp. angle of the kiss at BB premiere):

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    MoneyBall only open internationally on mid november earlier with the last market on january. It will open in like 50+ markets..
    I am not sure about this strategy but i think it’s to match the award season and to let the good US reviews do their ‘anticpation’ effect abroad with the ‘bard pitt’ international asset..

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    Dling Says:

    Go away Brad….

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    Toronto Canada Loves Brad Says:

    From East to West of The Canadian Shores Everybody Loves Brad

    Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Keep The Seats Warm While Security

    Keep The Fans At Bay Waiting For Torontonians To Scream The Loudest When They First See The Jolie Pitt’s.

    Nobody Does It Better Than Angie and Brad.

    Moneyball Is A Win.

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    bragfan Says:

    Jonah Hill Throws a Curveball
    Sep 25, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
    The comedian drops his stoner act and embraces his nerdy side in ‘Moneyball.’

    In Moneyball, based on the 2003 nonfiction bestseller book of the same name, Brad Pitt swings for the proverbial fences: his character sets out to fundamentally change the game of baseball. Portraying Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane, he attempts to build a pennant-worthy team entirely composed of washed-up misfits who grounded out on other major-league squads. In the process, the A’s give richer teams with higher-paid athletes a serious run for their money.

    The film’s real game changer, though, is Jonah Hill. The baby-faced, potty-mouthed star of such raunchy comedies as Superbad and Get Him to the Greek plays spectacularly against type. As Peter Brand, an Ivy League–educated wonk, he helps Beane assemble his roster by crunching numbers and using an arcane analysis called sabermetrics rather than, say, checking scouting reports or hanging around dugouts.

    Against all expectations, Hill, 27, is a revelation. Unlike so many funnymen stuck in the comedy ghetto for decades, he has transitioned from cracking boner jokes in druggy bromances to reciting dialogue by Moneyball’s Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and holding his own opposite drama heavyweight Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hollywood’s reigning Adonis, Brad Pitt.

    Hill admits he wept tears of joy after the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. And he’s taking nothing for granted about the newfound appreciation and attention.

    “I was the underdog on a list of Oscar nominees you’d expect to see in this movie,” Hill says during his Toronto visit. “I’ll make comedies as long as they’ll let me. But I like to be in different kinds of movies. I worked hard and I wanted this.”

    A casual acquaintance of Hill’s since 2006, Moneyball director Bennett Miller decided to pull the actor up from drama’s minor leagues after checking out his little-seen (but well-reviewed) indie film Cyrus. Casting the Superbad star presents an uncanny parallel to the film’s story of winning by maximizing underappreciated talent.

    “The point of the movie is that things are constantly overvalued and undervalued; there’s opportunity and exploitation swirling around us,” Miller says. “I didn’t think [the role] would be a big stretch for Jonah. He has an agile and associative mind. I knew him more as a sensitive guy than as a comic.”

    Not that serious emoting governed the Moneyball set all of the time. Off camera, Hill and Pitt waged a war of practical jokes, with Pitt’s efforts focused around the ’80s pop band Wham! and sabotaging his costar’s golf cart.

    “One time I came outside and the golf cart was upside down, another time it was covered with flowers and miniature fake genitalia,” Hill says. “And the next time there was a Photoshopped picture on it of me with George Michael from Wham! with the words ‘No. 1 Wham! fan’ painted on the side.”

    His career metamorphosis aside, since wrapping Moneyball, the formerly chubby actor has drastically slimmed down, in part for his role as an undercover cop in the upcoming film adaptation of 21 Jump Street. And given his recent career and physical makeovers, Hill seems content to leave the pudgy-nerd routine in the past. “I don’t know how much I weigh or how much weight I’ve lost,” Hill says. “I’m just glad I made a positive move. Honestly, it was a decision for my life. I love working hard, I love making movies. I want to be healthy and make more.”

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    Jen Says:

    Just got back from seeing Moneyball!!!
    Let me echo what so many other fans and the critics have already said and continue to say.
    Brad definitely deserves an Oscar Nom, and every other nom, for this movie. He captured my attention from the moment he appeared on the screen to the very end of the movie. I felt everything he was feeling in this movie. What a superb job he did. I knew nothing about Billy Beane but after watching Brad at his best, Billy is a real live person to me with real feelings and a real history that touches me deeply.
    I, who don’t even like baseball LOVED this movie. I learned so much.
    Unless some other actor does an outstanding job in their movie I think BRAD deserves an Oscar Win. It is LONG overdue for our Bradley.
    No wonder Angelina leaned over and kissed him after she saw his performance. He did a wonderful job as actor and producer and DAMN that man is so good looking. Brad does age like fine wine. He is still gorgeous and what a body!
    I think having 6 children in real life and loving them as much as he does allowed Brad to have such touching scenes with his daughter in the movie. He was such a natural, loving, caring, confident dad.
    Thank you Brad for bringing Moneyball to the screen. What an enjoyable movie.
    As far as box office clout. I think we all need to wait until Monday’s numbers come out to see how this thing played out. My theater was virtually packed and people applauded at the end. I think this movie will have legs. It is a feel good movie and I think, like The Blind Side, this movie will still bring the crowds into the theatres long after the initial euphoria has worn off.

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    Jen Says:

    Your poems are awesome!

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    Jen Says:

    Very interesting post!
    And now we learn Aniston herself was bored and uninterested in the marriage. And her hens want to try and crucify Brad because he spoke his truth.

    I don’t know when I have seen so many Tabs on the grocery store shelves with Brad’s face on the front cover and so many hateful headlines attached to the covers.
    The Tabs went all out to try and turn the public against him and Angelina.
    They thought they could destroy his box office. But they have failed miserably.
    So many tabs were sitting there waiting to be purchased and NO ONE was buying Any of them. NO ONE was even looking at any of them. I hope they lost a ton of money printing their usual garbage.
    I hope they all go down into the toilet real soon. They serve NO USEFUL or decent purpose whatsoever.

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    Jen Says:

    Passing Through, re: your DC comment.

    They showed the scenes from The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo before Moneyball and I have to agree with you.
    Daniel Craig has ONE expression and ONE expression only. And I think he has worn the ONE expression in EVERY movie I have seen him in FROM his Lara Croft days. It is amazing that he gets cast for so many roles. He must have a very good agent.

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    abcd Says:

    @Interesting: Good find. Now we know who is the real crazy one. “The little girl who heard the grass talk and kept her Little People friends in her head”. Wow, trolls please read.

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    cool Says:

    gregwaldorf Greg Waldorf
    My first ever movie recommendation: Go see #Moneyball. You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy it. Excellent script, director, cast.

    Lots of different people love this movie. He is the CEO of EHarmony (Online Dating Website)

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    groundcontrol Says:

    PT, Thanks. I got it and sent you a few presents in return. Great stuff. If the deal goes down tomorrow as planned I am taking off for the movies right after.

    What great write ups and thanks to all the fans who found them and took the time to post them here. Sorry I just couldn’t thumb up Larry King!
    Thrilled to hear abou the great response at the AMPAS member screening. I think we are looking at Best Picture and Best Actor at the very least. But I really want Brad’s performance in Tree of Life honored as well. So perhaps as BAFTA did for Brad with its double nomination of Benjamin Button and Supporting Actor for Burn AFter Reading, we’ll see the Academy turn him into Winslet. Hope he doesn’t get all Britty and goofy like she did.
    Here are my fave tweets about Moneyball so far -
    My favorite scene is when Moneyball helps out the orphanage by throwing 100mph wads of cash at them. Go, Moneyball, go!
    NOTSportsCenter NOT SportsCenter
    BREAKING: Inspired after seeing Moneyball, #Mets agree to 10 year $200 mil contract with Brad Pitt as GM #MLB

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    bragfan Says:

    ‘Moneyball’ scores with well-pitched script, Brad Pitt’s stellar performance
    By Neal Hughes, Staff Writer
    Sunday, 25 September 2011 22:23

    Sports films have the tendency to be a nauseating mix of forced inspiration and excessive dramatic struggle, taking a story and wringing out every emotion.

    “Moneyball” is the antithesis of the generic sports film.

    Its premise — a true story about a major league general manager who uses stats and equations to put together a team — sounds about as entertaining as C-SPAN.

    Only the true baseball junkie would care about, for lack of a better word, the extremely nerdy premise. Yet with brilliant performances and a very tight, humorous script, “Moneyball” creates a story that is so engrossing the team-forming calculations are completely forgotten.

    Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is the general manager of the Oakland A’s, and just watched his team lose the final game of the season. Now in the offseason, his best players are being bought off by teams with more money and spending power, and he is challenged with replacing them with very little money.

    After haggling with the Cleveland Indians, Beane meets one of their employees, Peter Brand (Jonah Hill).

    Brand, a recent graduate of Yale, holds an economics degree and a paunchy stomach and probably couldn’t make one trip around the bases, and is, needless to say, no athlete.

    But Brand has an insane theory that the way the MLB is evaluating players is archaic and inconsistent. He contests that a player’s worth can come down to a certain equation — that the teams were too concerned about buying players when they should have been focusing on buying wins.

    Beane buys into Brand’s radical theory and purchases him from the Indians’ staff. Together, they start to put together a team that would make the Nationals look like World Series champions.

    However, Beane and Brand adhere to theory and the system, and even with public backlash and scrutiny, continue creating a completely new train of thought for baseball.

    “Moneyball” works for two reasons.

    The first is its script, penned by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) and Steven Zaillian (“Gangs of New York”). Combining razor sharp dialogue and frantic pacing, “Moneyball’s” script is impressively smart, and at times, borders on too clever, much like “The Social Network.”

    The second, and probably most essential attribute of the film, is Brad Pitt’s performance.

    “Moneyball” does an excellent job of crafting the persona that is Billy Beane by giving a background of his life and past. This enables the audience to understand why he behaves the way he does and what motivates him to take this enormous chance.

    Pitt plays Beane with a confident charm that at times borders on cocky, and it is certain that he will get a best actor nod come Oscar time.

    While “Moneyball” was a fascinating film, it did lack the strong finish that the audience deserved.

    Instead of putting a stamp on the film, it felt almost as if the movie just faded away. Granted, it is a true story, and there is nothing that can be done about the facts, and it did feel like the film was about ten minutes too long.

    Outside of the ending, “Moneyball” is a fascinating film with a strong cast and a very unique story. It is one of the few thinking man’s sports films in cinematic existence, and will be a strong contender with the Academy.

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    bragfan Says:

    Great Moneyball review.

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    Jen Says:


    Your poems about Aniston are right on the money.
    So truthful and yet delightfully funny!
    Showing Aniston is a LIAR is so easy to do.
    Look – she’s on Letterman, proving it too.

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    Jen Says:

    @Go Brad!!:
    I stand in agreement with your dream….Let the rest of your beautiful dream come true! YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!! :)

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 354 Interesting @ 09/25/2011 at 8:22 pm
    Sad Spook related so skip if not interested;
    Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree — just came across this interview in Canadian paper that Nancy Aniston gave in 2000 , before “the merger”:
    BBBBWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yeah, Ticky’s mama is a real piece of work. Now you know why Ticky’s so fvcked up. I don’t know many people who’s mother could suffer a major stroke and then they blithely go off to NYC, set up house with their new employee and proceed to be seen all over town and at charity events…all while her mother is fighting for her life. There’s certainly no love for her mother in Ticky’s black little heart. Her mother may be a raving biitch but that shite’s cold.

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    Jen Says:

    New interview with Rade Serbedzija

    this is part about Brad and Angie

    And Brad Pitt?

    He`s great. You see, he met Angelina. She is an incredible woman. Completely unreal, wonderful and warm person. And what is important to say about her is that her humanism is not a pose. It’s really her deep conviction, her trips to the battlefield. I tell her, “Angie, it’s dangerous,” and she says briefly: “Yes.”A bullet can go astray. Look, she walks, goes there shaking hands with the children, hugging people, gives them gifts, money. This is not a pose. It is a courage. She wants to make this world a better place. But she`s vulnerable as a little girl. Indeed, I was totally impressed and before we started working together on her film. She insisted that I play the role. Then we started the correspondence, we had long conversations and I discovered a divine person. I knew Brad from the time before he met her. We met on the set of Guy Ritchie`s movie “Snech.” He was completely different. Now, he is gentle, kind and easygoing. Matured in some way.

    original link…nje+dva+%C5%BEivota.html

    CR. atimo.jjb

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    julie Says:

    i am a brad pitt fan also, i love his movies, he is a great actor, being able to become his characters in each film, i used to post on this site a lot, good times, it’s good to see jolie/pitt still have their faithful followers, i hope this is brads year, he so deserve this Oscar, i enjoyed one posters dream. #368 go brad.

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    Liana Says:

    Beautifully to see Brad has become one of the greatest actor of all time. His acting in Moneyball is absolutely amazing.

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    julie Says:

    brad was great in this film, i loved money ball, and all of the characters, i hope this is brads year, yay!!!! he is just so handsome, and caring.

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    julie Says:

    why can’t i post?

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    IMO Says:

    Brad delivers the smoothest acting in Moneyball than any actor, he transforms into Billy Beane completely.

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    EW MB Review Says:

    Awesome MB review, it is too long, so some excerpts.

    ‘Moneyball’: How audiences fell back in love with screenwriting. Plus, Brad Pitt’s sexiest dimensio

    Moneyball, the crackerjack true-life baseball movie starring Pitt as the quirky, embattled,visionary Oakland A’s GM Beane, took a lot of people, including me, by surprise.When I first saw the movie a couple of weeks ago at the TIFF. (What was a baseball movie doing at TIFF anyway?) Yet from that moment, right up until this very moment, I have yet to meet anyone who’s seen Moneyball who doesn’t like it a lot. The picture is incredibly shrewd entertainment, lively and original and full of surprise, directed and acted with great passion and skill.
    More than any actor of his era, Brad Pitt spent years living down being the Sexiest Man Alive. He was introduced to audiences, in Thelma & Louise, as a sultry disheveled wedge of boy-toy heat, and though, from the roles he chose, he did everything he could not to allow himself to get pigeonholed that way, he looked so good — and was used, so often, for the iconic swooniness of his looks, whether in a wholesome trifle of Americana like A River Runs Through It (1992) or a moody weeper like Meet Joe Black — that it was difficult for him to be taken very seriously as an actor. Audiences — and, maybe more than that, the press — gazed at him and didn’t necessarily see raw talent. They saw a copper-haired demigod who had just enough talent, perhaps, to squeak by in the acting department.
    But if you looked closer, what you saw is that Brad Pitt, though he did spend a while finding his way, was often a terrific actor. He had that instinctive, old-movie-star thing that people today, when they look as beautiful as he does, aren’t supposed to have: You could call it, quite simply, an actor’s intelligence — but what I would call it is the ability to wrap the drama of a scene around his quality of mind. (It’s the mystique that Robert Redford, whom Pitt hates being compared to, had in movies like The Candidate and Three Days of the Condor and All the President’s Men and The Natural.) People like to say, with bitchy inaccuracy, that Pitt now looks “old”(we should all look like that at 47), but the truth is that age has only been kind to him. It’s toughened his beauty, made him keener and rougher, lent a gravitas to his flashing-eyed allure.
    Brad exuded a smooth command in Se7en (1995), but I first really saw how audacious Pitt could be an actor in Fight Club (1999), where he played Tyler Durden as a kind of warped ringleader of cool (his priceless reading of the line “How’s that workin’ out for you?” singlehandedly made it a catch phrase) In Fight Club, he was a magnetic contradiction: loose as a goose and coiled as a cobra.In The Assassination of Jesse James, he was even better.The movie, at least to me, was a painfully inert and indulgent art Western, but every time Pitt came on screen as Jesse James, the film vibrated with his threat. It wasn’t just Jesse’s promise of violence; it was the sense Pitt imparted that he was plugged into the physical world on a brutally incisive sociopath’s crimimal-animal level. He could scare you because he saw everything inside you.That’s not a quality you can really write into a script It’s one that the actor has to bring. And that’s Brad Pitt’s truly sexiest quality,and also his single most enduring feature as an actor: his awareness.

    He had it in Inglourious ******** too. The inspired level of what Pitt brought off in Quentin Tarantino’s devilishly gripping World War II saga just looked at his Lt Aldo Raine and saw a weather-beaten mug, a hickory-chewin’ Ozarks accent, and a don’t f— with me attitude. It was in a way, a comic turn, but its down-home magic came from the mischievous dead seriousness of what Pitt didn’t say: that Aldo had become a soldier cause he was really a hunter, and that meant he could sniff you out and skin you alive.In Tree of Life he combined that hunter’s instinct with the religious imperiousness of a tough-love ’50s dad.He played a man who could see right into the souls of his sons,and why he locked himself, tragically,into a power struggle with them.
    In Moneyball, Pitt,playing fast-talk baseball politics, gives a completely different kind of performance — a performance of pure, gliding-grace movie-star ease — yet what holds the movie together, once again, is the sense that he’s glimpsing things in a room, in a negotiation, that other people don’t.Pitt gives Billy Beane more than instinct; he gives him antennae.And in doing so, he lets the audience feel that they, too, can see something that no one else can. What few will fail to see, is that Brad Pitt,the former Sexiest Man Alive, has become a great actor.

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    RotflmaoWHORE Says:

    you got mental illness.
    go to the mental hospital to treat.
    don’t foget taking some mental meds

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    elizabeth Says:

    HEY PT….
    Im checking stuff out Lion 1st and MB 2nd???

    Please put your workds out there to see MB. I went last Friday and friends wanted to see it but I’m working weekends….OK fans

    Go and see MB. Thanks

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    MIMI Says:

    I am stoked with all the wonderful reviews. I hope this is Brad’s year for Oscar. His performance in Moneyball and The Tree of Life deserve Oscar awards. Hello all jp fans. I can’t even control how happy I am for Brad.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 383 Jen @ 09/25/2011 at 11:25 pm
    Daniel Craig’s one facial expression is permanent. It extends to his life off-screen as well. Hopefully he smiles when he’s at home with the wife he stole from another man. I have nothing against the guy. I’m just not convinced that he’s “acting” since his expression never changes and he only has 2 vocal inflections as well. Then again the roles he takes rarely call for him to do much emoting.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Movie Monday Review by Laura Cerrano Cerrano Feng Shui: MoneyBall

    This past weekend Laura Cerrano Feng Shui consultant saw MoneyBall staring Brad Pitt.

    For anyone who is a baseball fan or not, this is a movie to see because it tells the story of thinking outside the box, following your heart and changing your mindset for the better. It tells a story of determination, dedication and love for what you do in life.

    Moneyball also tells the story of how baseball should be played, not what money can buy to play baseball. The Okland A’s in 2001 were not having the best season and at one point all faith in the teams ability went out the window. Billy Bean (Brad Pitt) made drastic changes, including with the mindset of Okland A’s players which helped them transform mid-way during the season. A little touch of Feng Shui for you :) It all starts with your mind and the intentions you set.

    This movie is an eye opener and is a bit sad because that is the reality of baseball today. When baseball was first started, players did it because they loved the game, key word, LOVE. Players back then were humble and appreciated the opportunity to play. Not saying all of today’s players don’t, but it’s rare to see. Yes they received payment, but many simply loved the game. As Brad Pitt said in MoneyBall, “How can you not be Romantic about Baseball.”

    This is a movie to see

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 386 groundcontrol @ 09/25/2011 at 11:38 pm
    OK. I’ll look at it tomorrow. Good luck with your case. Hopefully you’ll make it to the movie. If not, maybe you can just explain to the judge that you need to leave so you can go catch Moneyball. I’m sure he’ll be very understanding about that…

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    Orchid Says:

    Doesn’t the Golden Globes come first, and doesn’t the Oscar usually go to the winner of the GG? We should keep our fingers crossed for the GG first.
    I was also thinking, it’s great that we now know, for a fact, from the man himself, that there was no golden couple, so the trolls can’t mention that again. I wonder what they’ll come up with next.

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    Moneyball Review Says:

    Whew, Oakland Looks Pretty Good
    By montclairoak Leave a Comment

    At the Moneyball movie premiere, we received kudos from the stars. Brad Pitt, who plays Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane, declared “Man, I hope [all Oaklanders] like it. I think it’s a love letter.” His Oakland A’s number-cruncher, played by Jonah Hill, added “I love the Bay Area, I love Oakland.” That’s great, but we needed to see the love letter for ourselves.

    After watching Moneyball this opening weekend, we felt uplifted about the A’s and pretty good about Oakland. The Coliseum is a central backdrop, where Billy Beane places his bets on affordable hitters and their performance plays out. Other city locations were used sparingly, and here’s the line-up:

    The Coliseum – Yes, it appears realistically during most of the movie. You see the playing fields, the locker room, offices and entry ways. We think the locals who filled the place did a great job. The real footage of the decade-old games looks just fine, too.
    The Home – Billy Beane lives in a quiet, nice home. The scenes take place in a comfortable-looking kitchen that would fit well in our Montclair homes. One misfire? There are collectible plates on the walls, which seems strange in an earthquake-prone locale.

    The Port – Of course, when Beane is trying to figure things out, he goes for a drive and ends up in an open, empty lot. The Port’s cranes are right there, trying to tell him that he’s protected in Oakland.

    The Bridge – Yes, our Bridge just had to be in the movie, with the lights twinkling from San Francisco. (We can’t wait until the new bridge emerges and there’s a view of our hills in future flicks. Wishful thinking here.)

    The Airport – There are a couple scenes at the gate, when Beane collects or drops off his daughter. These small bits could have been filmed at Oakland or anywhere, and thus were too neutral for our tastes.

    Moneyball primarily sticks to its Oakland A’s storyline, including the immediate business and sporting activities at hand. There were no place-setting efforts to show off downtown landmarks or other great places around the city. Beane could have taken his daughter to Chabot Science, Lake Merritt or even the Zoo. Alas, this movie isn’t a Oakland tourism promotion. As Brad Pitt promised, it’s a true-love note to the Oakland A’s.

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    Jen Says:

    @Passing Through:
    Hahahahahahahahahahah….so true.
    I can’t even remember what he sounded like. Hahahahahahahahaha
    I was literally mesmerized by that never changing deadpanned look on his face.
    I have to tell you, after seeing the previews, I have ZERO interest in seeing that movie. The lead actress looked just as dull and as boring he did.
    I like Fincher, but I won’t waste my time or a dime on that mess.

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    brazil index fund Says:

    @ rotflmao

    ah… nothing to do? ……waiting for your welfare check?

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    Rose Says:

    Anyone have Matt L., Today NBC e-mail address, want to express my displeasure with their treatment of BP. Want to point out sad spook’s David letterman interview on Jan 5 2004 saying her life was so boring and uninteresting and this was never reported in Matt’s interview. The e mail address given by search was denied. Someone, please help. Thanks.

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    Moneyball Review Says:


    I believe this email address will get to the jack ass. Please make sure you really nail him, I can’t stand him!

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    AngieRocks!!! Says:

    chinnifer fans r all idiots… just like their idol!

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    Rose Says:

    @Moneyball Review: Thank you!!

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    lylian Says:

    Congrats Brad, all your nasty publicity using Jen Aniston name works good!
    Grammar, grammar!
    “Congrats Brad; all your nasty publicity from using Jen Aniston’s name worked well!”
    By the way, the real truth is, despite the hysteria surrounding Brad’s interview his film was unaffected by the faux controversy made up by a community of Jen fans, haters and a media always looking to reinvigorate the “team Jen, team Angelina” faux scandal.
    But but but – I thought Brad’s movie success was going to be badly affected by calling ss a dull bore! So, now that Moneyball is a great success – the biggest opening for a base ball movie ever in America, SS’s hags are trying to claim that it’s because Brad used ss’s name as publicity?

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    karen4you Says:

    I recall Cowboys and Aliens winning the weekends. then the movie dropped like lead on Monday.

    I don’t care about the weekend winner. Doesn’t mean a thing. Watch the rest of the week. Moneyball will be the #1 movie this week. Kids say Lion King. Now this week the adults that are hearing about how great it is will see it during the week. Why all the big deal over the weekend totals.

    Moneyball will be the movie everyone will be talking about. Telling everyone they know to see it. So let’s wait and see. I rather loose the weekend and win the week..

    Go see MONEYBALL. Finally an adult/family movie for everyone

    ***LOL at the trolls that thought they could affect BO.. They look like bitter bitties this week. I had lots of contact with loads of people last week. And not one of them said a thing about JA or BP. Nobody cares about some woman a man left 7 years ago.

    Get over yourselves people.. JA can’t get you to see her films. LOL


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    mic Says:

    me too I’m so proud of Brad, he is an actor not a gossip

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    uk Says:

    Yes my prediction was correct. Moneyball earned more than 20 million over the weekend. Now just waiting for the overseas release when is will earn more than 350 million:)

    Cannot believe I have to wait another 2 months for Moneyball to release her in UK:(

    And for those you says that Moneyball couldn’t even beat Lion King: Lion king is a classic cartoon, of course it will be hard to beat, I don’t even think Harry Porter will have done it.

    As all of Brad Pitt’s movies earns 20 million the first week, this just goes on to prove that America also like him. Its just the media who are trying to discredit him and Angelina. I think the American people are finally realizing the media’s unnecessary attack is baseless.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 407 Jen @ 09/26/2011 at 2:11 am
    I thought the TGWTDT trailer looked really good and I’ll probably go see it because it’s a David Fincher movie and he rarely disappoints. I haven’t seen the original Swedish film or read the book – deliberately – so I have nothing to compare it to. Just from the trailers though I’m not that impressed by Rooney Mara. I thought the character was going to be a bit more badass than that. Maybe he just didn’t want to give it all away in the trailer. It’ll have to have really bad reviews for me NOT to see it. Or if we have really bad weather when it comes out on Dec 23. I usually like to go to the movies while everybody else is running around like chickens with their heads cut off doing last minute Xmas shopping.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 410 Moneyball Review @ 09/26/2011 at 2:41 am
    I hope Rose also remembered to ream Lauer for asking Brad tabloidy questions when he gets so mad at the tabloids for doing fake stories on him. For him to sit there and ask Brad about Ticky was tacky but that’s Ticky for you – Ticky Tacky…

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    3D Tickets Cost More Says:

    when troll media is so proudly proclaiming that Moneyball got beat by TLK, they should mention that tickets cost more- thus, LESS people went to TLK than Moneyball…the “analysts” are acting like Disney just took out an old dvd and it beat eveybody this week & last. No one seems to mention all the time & money they spent making into 3D. Regardless, Moneyball is a terrific film- you’ll be glad you saw it!

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    ex Jen fan Says:


    My opinion is – old hag Jen was never that ‘hot’. She is paying lots of dinero to be in the news. She was not in the radar of Matt Lauer. She’s only in the media/tabloids because her hired PR agent/CAA has clout.
    As a result, Jen hag is always in the tabloids. She was never that popular with the American public. Brad PItt and Angelina Jolie are, so Fugly’s PR agent/CAA invented the love triangle, when the insiders know Brad’s marriage was over even before the divorce.
    They used the faux love triange to promote a Ticky movie then, which worked at that time. It was followed by another movie. Some people sympathized with the boring, self centered ex-wife, even creating for her some devoted, rather misinformed fans which we now know as delusional, brainless trolls.

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    Only an Idiot Says:

    I see Bonnie Fuller is spinning again on her website saying Brads remarks may have affected the box office..only an idiot would be suprised that a classic 3d movie, the most successful disney cartoon ever, would win over a baseball drama..who wants to take bets on whether they(Bonnie, FF hags etc) will say J edgar or Rum Diary bombs, both are tracking at 12mil and 15 mil respectively.

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    Rose Says:

    @ex Jen fan: #419, you have to agree with me that Matt Lauer was trying to pile on when interviewing Brad. Did he mentioned that his x wife had said her life was so boring and uninteresting? No, he as a reputable news man should have done his homework before he tried to call BP statement into account. I was so proud of Brad for putting a stop to the bs. See her on David letterman Jan 5 2004 YouTube, saying how boring her life was while married. I guess her PR team now have the main stream under their spell, what a disgrace. Also, no one mentioned that Brad was with her for only 18 months the end of the 90s. As BP said there should be a statute of limitation with sad spook’s fans. I guess BP cannot talk about HIS life/truth.

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    God That's Funny Says:

    MB b a r ely edges out the craptastic “Dolphin Tale”

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    lurker Says:

    hello fans give it a rest dull ones,moneyball delivered period,off to work,please fans who have not seen it should do so,it is worth it

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    MB didnt bombed and is MASSIVELY critically acclaimed.
    Enough said !

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    laab Says:

    What is with Sad Spook trending on Yahoo? One person does a search and she is automatically top 10 for her being a sugar momma to squiggy?

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    God That’s Funny @ 09/26/2011 at 10:20 am

    I don’t care MB barely or not barely beats Dolphin Tale. The bottomline it beats Dolphin Tale.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 414 karen4you @ 09/26/2011 at 6:26 am
    Theoretically MOneyball SHOULD win the daily BO. TLK average about $2.325MIL per day last week

    and should see a 25-40% drop this week to around $1.39-1.75MIL per day. Considering the fact

    that school is in session winning the daily BO is impressive. Hopefully Moneyball can average over $2.1MIL per day area. I checked the daily average for Contagion’s first full week and it was $1.827MIL. I think WOM on Moneyball a lot stronger so with a little luck it should be able to do better than that.

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    Rose Says:

    @Passing Through: PT #417 or anyone wants to send a message of displeasure with the way Mr Pitt was treated by Mr Lauer : E-mail address:

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    rescue Says:

    I bet once internet trends were accurate but money always greases someone’s palms somewhere and there is always a way to manipulate anything, even numbers. Ahem, SH?

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    I think the fans should be very proud of Brad. Contagion came in 2nd last week. No one screams failure. The movie cost $60mil vs MB $50mil. It opened in 3, 222 theaters vs MB 2993. It made $22,403 on it’s openning weekend vs MB 20,600. It didn’t received great reviews like MB did. Also, the movie has 4 Academy winners, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Gwen Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Brad got no Academy award. Overall, Brad did amazingly well. So, don’t let the haters/trolls get to you. The fans should be very proud. If the haters are going to knock Brad down, they should look at Contagion BO.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 421 Only an Idiot @ 09/26/2011 at 9:40 am
    The sole reason for Bonnie Fuller’s existence on this planet is to sit and spin. That woman is a complete waste of space. At this point it’s hard to believe that she used to work in legit media.

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    @ Media Wh@re MANiston
    Contagion did get great reviews, not as great as MB but it did.
    The thing is, Contagion,’s genre and theme is more 25 -30 millions on its first weekend in this genre, evenmore because it is headlined by several ‘heavyweight’ talented stars.
    Whereas MB is one of those movies with a specific theme tthat cather for a specific segment of the population, the sport world. It’s target is more definite and lesser , hence it needed more incentive to be sold with the addition of a great asset named Brad Pitt. With all due respect, this movie weekend number being around 16 – 17 millions would be considered good for its genre, 20+ millionbs is very good.
    And it has 50+ foreign markets target.
    Fact is the biggest claim is critically acclaimed, but i am pretty sure it will also be a commercial hit at the end of its run. It’s not how you started that counts, it’s how far you go and reach.
    Now i am wxaiting for the award season. It would be so much fun if Pitt is nominated for both MB and Tree Of Life and/or of Angie is nominated for her debut directional project .
    I think it’s Brad’s year.

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    @ Media Wh@re MANiston
    Contagion did get great reviews, not as great as MB but it did.
    The thing is, Contagion,’s genre is more mainstream and its subject is more commercial. Its’ an action thriller. That’s the kind of theme that should do more like 25 -35 millions on its first weekend in this genre to b considered good to very good, evenmore because it is headlined by several ‘heavyweight’ talented stars.
    Whereas MB is one of those movies with a specific theme tthat cather for a specific segment of the population, the sport world. It’s target is more definite and lesser , hence it needed more incentive to be sold with the addition of a great asset named Brad Pitt. With all due respect, this movie weekend number being around 16 – 17 millions would be considered good for its genre, 20+ millionbs is very good.
    And it has 50+ foreign markets target.
    Fact is the biggest claim is critically acclaimed, but i am pretty sure it will also be a commercial hit at the end of its run. It’s not how you started that counts, it’s how far you go and reach.
    Now i am wxaiting for the award season. It would be so much fun if Pitt is nominated for both MB and Tree Of Life and/or of Angie is nominated for her debut directional project .
    I think it’s Brad’s year.

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    Brad loves the tabloids Says:

    @Media Wh@re MANiston: yes the fans should be very proud of brad’s publicity games. He threw Angie under the bus all for a measly 19 million weekend. Can he stop clarifying now? “I didn’t mean Angie waS a great mom.. Now I didn’t mean Jen is dull. ” – brad loves the tabloids. He has all of his paid for hagz spinning the weak numbers… He is as a list as Gerard butler but at least Gerard is not a tabloid star like brad . -fingers crossed Angie has finally found a way out of the terrible relationship. -

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    Brad loves the tabloids Says:

    @rescue: yep caa and brad know all about manipulation. The studio must be peeing their panties over the 150+ budget they gave brad for this pg 13 zombie movie . He can’t open a movie past mid 20s on his own. He needs a beloved director behind him like fincher.

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    Lucy Says:

    I saw J Edgar trailer before Moneyball started in the cinema yesterday, the movie looks bad.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Jen MANASTEALIN @ 09/26/2011 at 11:49 am

    Fact is the biggest claim is critically acclaimed, but i am pretty sure it will also be a commercial hit at the end of its run. It’s not how you started that counts, it’s how far you go and reach.
    I understand your point. Its the final total that counts. I am not knocking Contagion down. But if the haters going to knock Brad they should look at Contagion. It didn’t do quite well in it’s 1st week either. They rant on and on like Brad’s movie is the only movie out there.

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    Brad loves the tabloids Says:

    Yes it’s gonna be so much fun during awards season when Angie is taking punches left and right for her directorial debut. Hey, at least this time it will be for something she did and not for brad looking ugly or saying stupid stuff in interviews. Unlike leather face pitt Angie can take the punches and she’s not paying for good reviews or for kind bloggers like Lainey ;)

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    Falling stars Says:

    “As a studio exec exclaimed to me this morning: “I guess there’s been a reason there has never been three $20 mil pics on a September weekend. Football!” Monday numbers show both Moneyball ($19.5M) and Dolphin Tale ($19.1M) missed the mark.” –

    box office mojo said a brad Pitt movie should cross 20 million. This is proof that brangelina’s star is fading.

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    @ Media Wh@re MANiston
    Agree and I would go as far as saying that for an ACTION THRILLER, that is rated 82 % in RT, that has an ensemble cast of A list academy award winners, it did fairly poorly.
    Whereas, a drama comedy, which genre sell lesser, that has a very specific theme : baseball which target an even lesser population, MB did very well.
    Actually comparing it to Contagion, it shows even more how well it did.
    Action Thrillers are SALT, THE EXPENDABLES, UNTSOPPABLE. The first two did 35+ and 36+ millions in the first weekend with massive competition of INCEPTION.
    UNSTOPPABLE with Denzel did 22+ millions, was rated 86 % at the RT and is considered as a slow start for an action thriller.

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    Falling stars Says:

    This is how much a brad Pitt movie does (no Tarantino ********, no fincher, no cate blanchet, no George clooney , Matt Damon, cheadle) with the mega campaigning leading up to the release. He did Ellen ,Matt lauer and brought up the triangle and still could not pass 20. I bet the tabloids make more off brad than his movie.

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    an oldie Says:

    I am loving all the reviews. I have never read so many positive ones on a movie, and also so many positive tweets. All that should make the troll’s head explode, which makes me even happier.

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    annon Says:

    Moneyball’ vs. ‘Tree of Life’: Which Role Will Get Brad Pitt an Oscar?
    By Robert Levin

    He’s extraordinary in both films, but Moneyball may be the one to land him the Academy Award
    Long article at the link.

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    Jen the HAG Says:

    Falling stars @ 09/26/2011 at 12:18 pm

    B i t c h please come back after the movie has been shown all over the world. BTW Hag producers and directors are still lining up for Brad and Angelina to do their movies…. the scripts keep coming … unlike your OLD BARREN IDOL who is hustling to get a movie to star in hehehehe

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    LenLT Says:

    @Passing Through:
    I read the book, saw the movie and I was very impressed with this new GWTDT’s trailer. Im giving it a thumb-up for better picture and main cast. If the whole movie looks as good as the trailer, I’ll be watching it. I’m waiting for real steel also. My kind of movies.

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Brad loves the tabloids @ 09/26/2011 at 11:57 am

    And you love Brad. Couldn’t stay away. You love to park your @ss here.

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    Yoco Says:

    Brad has really hit his stride over the last 6 years. I was over at IBMD looking at his films.Since meeting Angie on MMS set.The movie that changed his life not just his career. He went on to do Babel(GG nominee) acted/produced in Jesse James (won Best actor @ Venice FF). Burn after Reading,CCOBB (nominated for GG and Oscar), Inglouruis ********(nominated for 8 Oscars). He produced/acted in Tree of Life which won Palme D’Or @ Cannes for best film. Now Moneyball which he also produced and is getting major Oscar buzz. Rotten Tomatoes has it @ 94% fresh.I’m very proud of him for taking risk and choosing projects he is passionate about and sticking with them. Looking forward to seeing Cogan’s Trade next year and looking forward to the Awards season.

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    manny needs attention Says:

    manny’s NYC pap parade may have more to do w/ not being invited to this event…Vince looks much happier with the 1st woman he wanted kids with (is she preggers, again?) than during the manny years- sound familiar?
    Friends and Colleagues
    Vince Vaughn and his wife Kyla Weber were also in attendance. He and Molly’s new husband, producer Scott, worked together on The Break-Up.,0,2#2

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    cook Says:

    …let me get this correct, ‘the jolie’ movie ‘the tourist’ with depp comes out and not get ten hundred positive reviews and didn’t win numero uno a la box office because the weather was s.h.i.t in half of america that weekend but does 300 hunard milli or there abouts, now I come here and read 20 hundred thousand positive reviews about a sport muhfudgers never bothered to watch or played and I should believe someone hasn’t paid for this non-sense to sell tickets and get an award for bad acting on a dull topic…nah, the public can’t think too well…hahahahaahhahahahahha…we’ll just take someone’s opinon…hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  449. 449
    anustin Says:

    wtf!! 450,000 painting.less the % to the auctioner lol plus the organizer shi.t!

  450. 450
    cook Says:

    …that’s it pitt paid-bloggahs…hahahahahahahahahahahha…’the jolie’ doesn’t need such malarkey…hahahahahahahahahahaha…quick, fetch the rest of the paid-brigade…haahahahahaha

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    jp fan Says:

    I really wanna know what Brad’s next film is: The mission or The Gray Man or the film with Doug Liman.

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    Yummy Brad Says:

    If you saw Moneyball this weekend, perhaps you walked out of the theater thinking, Wow, that Brad Pitt really is a charming and handsome movie star. Or maybe instead you thought, Huh, Brad Pitt eats a lot in movies. The man does not stop feeding. (Except to throw a chair across the locker room, and then: more food.) Popcorn, Twinkies, Christmas cookies, a cheeseburger — it all ends up in Brad Pitt’s perfect mouth. When Terry Gross asked him about this exact phenomenon, Pitt ascribed the tic to the intensity of the real life Billy Beane, but Ocean’s Eleven aficionados will remember that Brad is chowing down in almost every scene of that movie, too. In fact, he eats in a lot of his movies. And so to prove the Brad Pitt Eating in Movies Theory, Vulture put together a list of every single item of food that Pitt has ever eaten in a movie, ever. Click through for the definitive and basically nutrition-less list.

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    new pix Says: has new pictures of Angie and kids in London. Viv is becoming so stunning.

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    cook Says:

    …didn’t you know pitt eating in movie is acting…he thinks it’s method…hahahahahahahahahahahaha…frown, lick my lips, stare like he figured an idea on his own, lick lips, speak in a kuntry drawl like tough, eat something non-chalant like…hahahahahahaaahahhaahha…

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    annon Says:

    Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani Schedule an A-List Play Date!

    Angelina Jolie and her children Shiloh, Zahara, Vivienne, and Knox were spotted arriving at Gwen Stefani’s London home earlier today! The Jolie-Pitt family reunited with Brad late last week following his promotional trip to the US, where he chatted up Moneyball with costars Jonah Hill and Chris Pratt. Moneyball took second place at the box office during its opening weekend, earning high praise for Brad’s portrayal of baseball’s Billy Beane. Brad was back to work again over the weekend shooting an exciting scene for World War Z. He’s nearing the end of his latest big-screen endeavor, and then it’s Angelina’s turn to return to film. She stepped behind the lens to direct In The Land of Blood and Honey, and she’ll be busy with her own media circuit ahead of its Dec. 23 release.

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    Jaye Says:

    cook @ 09/26/2011 at 1:31 pm
    I think you missed the stupid wagon, but you so needed to be on it.
    You’re saying someone paid for all the good reviews for Moneyball just to get people to see it. Hmmmmm, that would have been a h*ell of a lot of money. You’re so smart. You might as well say that people who actually SAW it got paid for their fantastic reviews. You thought about it and realized how stupid that sounded, eh? You didn’t even see the movie, what’s your beef?
    Implying that someone has to watch or play baseball in order to enjoy a movie about it is asinine. With that thinking you’d have had to fallen down a rabbit hole to enjoy Alice in Wonderland. I’m not too sure that you didn’t.
    There are a slew of sport theme movies that were also enjoy by people other than just the sport enthusiasts. Such as, The Blind Side (football), Hoosiers (basketball), Bend It Like Beckham (Soccer), The Wrestler , Bull Durham ( baseball), Field of Dreams ( baseball) , Jerry MaGuire ( Jerry’s sole client was in Football) and so on.
    The sport is usually the backdrop while there are real people stories going on. It’s what makes a movie enjoyable, it’s not just one dimensional. You’re not just sitting there watching 9 innings of baseball; I wouldn’t have thought it would be necessary to tell you that.
    Nice try, but an ill conceived notion nonetheless.

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    cute Says:

    Angie and Gwen play date. Brad and Gavin Rossdale are best buds.

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    an oldie Says:

    Johnny Depp has much more money than BP, why didn’t he buy good reviews for his movies? Why didn’t Tom Cruise either? I am sure Tommy Gurl would love to have such good reviews. You Scientolocos have been here the whole time to bash Brad and pretend to be Angelina’s fans. You are not fooling anyone.

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    cook Says:


    …I think you’re too emotional to be insulting me…have a cookie and don’t forget to exhale…thanks for mentioning all those great sports-themed movies that I’ve seen that actually are really great movies…I don’t need to pay for something I don’t want to see just by viewing the trailers, usually…no notion conceived…you’re some kinda real einstein because studios don’t have any motive for their movies or their stars in the movies…don’t tell me ‘what I might as well say’…if I didn’t say it, then you didn’t understand in the first place…implying you have to watch baseball, why the k c u f go on espn to promote said story…yeah, you’re the einstein…not calm down and take midol…hahahahahahahahahhaha…

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    cook Says:


    …duh, not everyone is dishonest and desperate…you’re not a critical thinker are you?…hahahahahahahahhaha…I’m catholic, gracias…

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    Danny Says:


    You r catholic, wow amazing. Always bashing Brad must give you a spark in your boring azz life

  463. 463
    Danny Says:


    You r catholic, wow amazing. Always bashing Brad must give you a spark in your boring azz life

  464. 464
    Danny Says:


    You r catholic, wow amazing. Always bashing Brad must give you a spark in your boring azz life

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    truth. Says:

    Aniston is really trying to make sure that everybody see her philanthropic side after how many years????? Give me a break she has a little directing thing coming up so she needs the positive press. Also JMO but Bonnie Fuller of HL is a complete hen and is not very bright. She just is so full of hate for Brad and Angie that she just spouts whatever she thinks the trolls will buy. She evenlooks a little like Aniston when she had her brown eyes. Oh and the Letterman youtube video of 2004 when ANiston called her marriage boring is eating up the air waves. So give it a rest haters.

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    Jess Says:

    Vivi looks more like Angie as she gets older, Knox is more like Brad. Beautiful twins. Zee and Shiloh are so cute.

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    Danny Says:

    Sorry, Jared is acting up

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    WTH Says:

    Gwen Stefani is the friend of almost all Brad’s women: Lewis, Paltrow, Aniston and Jolie. WTH

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    cook Says:

    …hahahahhaahhahahahhaha…this stuttering sap…hahahahahahhaha…

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    Alice Says:

    I love Gwen. She and Angie are two coolest girls. I also love Brad’s friendship with Gavin. They have been friends for decades.

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    More Moneyball Love Says:

    We loved Moneyball, too! Here is another great review:
    Wow, the movie was incredible. I don’t attempt to be a movie critic, but this is one of the best sports movies produced. Even though everything was predictable being a baseball fan, I was still at the edge of my seat. Moreover, the way it was produced and the sequence of events was well done to engage those that remember the book and the real life scenarios (baseball-wise, such as the Oakland A’s winning streak) as well as those who had no clue. Brad Pitt is always a great actor (and what’s up with Pitt always eating something in movies, a la Oceans 11/12/13), but Jonah Hill was surprisingly good. … I f*cking loved this movie and want to watch this again.

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    from JJB Says:

    Soon Jolie Pitt will move to Hungary.
    Video at the link

    Zombies thunder into the canning factory

    The World War Z set, under construction, in Kobanya, Hungary

    [If a popup box appears during the video, click on the rectangle on the right and resume play.]

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    marina Says:

    Some people say that HW in reality is a small town with everyone practically bumping into each other, and many times some people end up working, being freinds or even more with people that was somehow related to the other… so what?
    Even ticky does not miss a chance to mingle with the JPs as witnessed at the Oscars… some were nominated, and the other does not miss a chance to appear and publicize herself or her work, even if she has to drag a boyfriend who already dumped her.

    Probably that scene will be repeated, if BP (hopefully) gets nominated for these 2 important movies he has. SS will try to be a presenter in the Oscars or the GG, or whatever AGAIN!!! I bet. So predictable and it will be 2009 dejavu …

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    yay Says:

    You bet. Oscar is no better than tabloids.

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    yay Says:

    You bet. Oscar is no better than tabloids.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 444 annon @ 09/26/2011 at 12:38 pm
    Nice article. Thanks for the link. I hope the buzz doesn’t die down too soon…

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    SOURCE Says:

    new HQ pictures of AngelinaJolie and her kids at link:

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    FROM JPS Says:

    Jolie and kids leave Gwen’s home !

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    FROM JPS Says:

    look at Shi and Kingston :D

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    New pic Says:

    New Pics

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    gracie Says:

    Copycat Anuston is at it again, stealing Angie’s style. She has no personality of her own. Haha.

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    gracie Says:

    JJ, pls create a thread with pics of Angie and the kids visiting Gwen’s home. All the kids look adorable and cute and their momma looks gorgeous. Thanks to those who posted the pic. Love it.

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    PATHETIC Says:

    @gracie: OMG! That b.itch is such a crazy-a$$ STALKER! I can’t even..No wonder Brad have such tight security for his family. Sad Spook a.k.a Anuston is CRAZY!

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 457 annon @ 09/26/2011 at 2:39 pm
    Awwww…how cute. I saw some other pix on BA+6 and had to laugh that Shiloh is taller than Kingston. They seemed to have been doing some face-painting at their playdate, too.
    It’s such a shame that Gwen didn’t invite her buddy Putrid and her kids, too, huh? LOL. Putrid would be too scared to show up. After all…she did say she found Angie intimidating…

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    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    Saw the new pictures of the JP kids. They are so damn cute. Knox is smart. You guys walk and I’ll let mommy carry me. Viv is so adorable with her outfit. It reminds me of the designer Issey Miyaki. Shi is so gorgeous. I love her bob.

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    Lara Says:

    —————————New Thread——————————

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    New pic Says:

    new thread Angie !

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    Elizabeth Says:

    @Passing Through: PT who is Putrid????

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    olivia Says:


    ps ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww goofy clowney ugly fugly creepy man.

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    Chitta Says:

    Brad is still and will remain an A lister Actor!

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