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'Moneyball': Pitt, Hill right on the money

...straightforward, regular guy roles; roles much like that of Billy Beane, the character Pitt embodied this weekend. Pitt, on...automatically makes him one of the best of all time. Billy Beane is the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, and...

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Arts & Entertainment

...don't like it. I don't think it's fair."No matter, it's a new era in baseball. Oakland general manager Billy Beane can accept that, and sees all sides to the fresh playoff format."Yeah, listen, it's great and it's terrible...

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And the award goes to ...

...Moneyball," anchored by Pitt's subtle performance as the at-the-end-of-his-rope Oakland A's manager Billy Beane, is better than most. It's not easy to make a moving, funny, exhilarating movie about the tough world of baseball...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper

...have an All-Star catcher in the prime of his career who was dying to come to California,'' Oakland general manager Billy Beane said. ''We feel like we're getting a guy in the prime of his career who's really motivated and who's never...

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Moneyball

Now Playing Synopsis: Bennett Miller's adaptation of Michael Lewis' non-fiction best seller Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, a one-time phenom who flamed out in the big leagues and now works as the GM for the Oakland Athletics, a franchise that's about to lose their three best players to free agency. Because the team isn't in a financial position to spend as much as perennial favorites like the Yankees and the Red Sox, Beane realizes he needs to radically change how he evaluates what players can bring to the squad. After he meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an Ivy League economics major working as an executive assistant for scouting on another team, Beane realizes he's found the man who understands how to subvert the system of assessing players that's been in place for nearly a century. However, as the duo begin to acquire players that seem too old, injured, or inept to play major-league baseball, they face stiff resistance from both the A's longtime scouts and the team's manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who outright refuses to allow Beane's more-nontraditional acquisitions to play. Moneyball screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Moneyball

Now Playing Synopsis: Bennett Miller's adaptation of Michael Lewis' non-fiction best seller Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, a one-time phenom who flamed out in the big leagues and now works as the GM for the Oakland Athletics, a franchise that's about to lose their three best players to free agency. Because the team isn't in a financial position to spend as much as perennial favorites like the Yankees and the Red Sox, Beane realizes he needs to radically change how he evaluates what players can bring to the squad. After he meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an Ivy League economics major working as an executive assistant for scouting on another team, Beane realizes he's found the man who understands how to subvert the system of assessing players that's been in place for nearly a century. However, as the duo begin to acquire players that seem too old, injured, or inept to play major-league baseball, they face stiff resistance from both the A's longtime scouts and the team's manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who outright refuses to allow Beane's more-nontraditional acquisitions to play. Moneyball screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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