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Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:00 am

I'd calculate the xIMDB to be below 6
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby wake » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:09 am

jfg wrote:So, I always thought this was a joke thread.


I'm not really sure why they're making this either. I mean, as someone obsessed with fantasy baseball and baseball stats I fit in the small, niche demographic of people this movie should really appeal to and I have no interest in seeing it.

I can just see the climactic final game from the movie. Instead of Robert Redford's homerun shot into the lights, they'll have Eric Chavez taking ball four for a walkoff walk.
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby thedude » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:29 am

I wonder if in the movie they are going to include the dialogue during the draft where the A's front officer trashes the drafting of Prince Fielder.
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby Lofunzo » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:07 pm

wake wrote:
jfg wrote:So, I always thought this was a joke thread.


I'm not really sure why they're making this either. I mean, as someone obsessed with fantasy baseball and baseball stats I fit in the small, niche demographic of people this movie should really appeal to and I have no interest in seeing it.

I can just see the climactic final game from the movie. Instead of Robert Redford's homerun shot into the lights, they'll have Eric Chavez taking ball four for a walkoff walk.


Agreed. Hasn't the bloom been off Beane's rose for some time now?
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby kimchi_chigae » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:40 pm

I think I'm in the minority here. It doesn't look all that bad from the trailer.
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby Lofunzo » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:45 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:I think I'm in the minority here. It doesn't look all that bad from the trailer.


Trailers have a habit of doing that. I'm just saying that I love sports, sports movies, and read the book and I would be in no rush to see this movie.
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby bleach168 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:I think I'm in the minority here. It doesn't look all that bad from the trailer.


Trailers have a habit of doing that. I'm just saying that I love sports, sports movies, and read the book and I would be in no rush to see this movie.


Just watched the trailer. I didn't know DePodesta changed his name to Peter Brand. What's up with that? It also leads me to believe Scott Hatteberg is going to hit a walk off homer in game 7 of the world series. This movie looks to be total fiction and should piss off anyone who read the book or knows anything about the A's. Everyone else, i.e. most people, will watch and love the movie because OMG BRAD PITT!

Still, I'll watch it.
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:27 pm

I'd love to check this out when it comes to HBO eventually.
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Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby thedude » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:54 pm

bleach168 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:I think I'm in the minority here. It doesn't look all that bad from the trailer.


Trailers have a habit of doing that. I'm just saying that I love sports, sports movies, and read the book and I would be in no rush to see this movie.


Just watched the trailer. I didn't know DePodesta changed his name to Peter Brand. What's up with that? It also leads me to believe Scott Hatteberg is going to hit a walk off homer in game 7 of the world series. This movie looks to be total fiction and should piss off anyone who read the book or knows anything about the A's. Everyone else, i.e. most people, will watch and love the movie because OMG BRAD PITT!

Still, I'll watch it.


They have to change some stuff, otherwise the audience would fall asleep listening to "Peter Brand" pray that someone else drafts Prince Fielder and advising Billy Beane not to draft Matt Cain.

It was a great book, but it is not really a great subject for a movie.
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Re: Moneyball the Movie, Starring Brad Pitt

Postby bleach168 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:45 pm

thedude wrote:
bleach168 wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:
Trailers have a habit of doing that. I'm just saying that I love sports, sports movies, and read the book and I would be in no rush to see this movie.


Just watched the trailer. I didn't know DePodesta changed his name to Peter Brand. What's up with that? It also leads me to believe Scott Hatteberg is going to hit a walk off homer in game 7 of the world series. This movie looks to be total fiction and should piss off anyone who read the book or knows anything about the A's. Everyone else, i.e. most people, will watch and love the movie because OMG BRAD PITT!

Still, I'll watch it.


They have to change some stuff, otherwise the audience would fall asleep listening to "Peter Brand" pray that someone else drafts Prince Fielder and advising Billy Beane not to draft Matt Cain.

It was a great book, but it is not really a great subject for a movie.


Oh certainly, I think even the studios expect the movie to fail. But you can't say no to Brad Pitt. With smallish production costs, worst case scenario is you will break even. But it could also end up being the next Jerry Maguire.
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