The Cast of Star Wars Episode VII has been announced

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The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer

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Sports movies, by the numbers: Do football, baseball, or car racing films earn the most?

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Sports movies are great but, I figured Baseball movies would have made more then football movies!!!

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When Draft Day hit theaters on April 11, it didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, earning under $10 million in its opening weekend. But the Kevin Costner starrer can take pride in one thing: When it comes to sports movies, football films are the all-time box office champs.

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Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige have been talking about Avengers: Age of Ultron

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I love baseball and I bet you do to!

I am a huge baseball fan. I’m originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, As a kid I grew up watching the Boston Red Sox. I have been through my up and downs with the Sox and I has made me a better person for going through all these good and bad times with my team. As I am also a film critic I am a huge sports movie fan as well. Some of the best sports movies over the last 80 or so years have been baseball movies. Baseball is such a broad topic though. There have been plenty of pro baseball movies such as Pride of the Yankees, Moneyball, The Rookie, Fear Strikes Out, Cobb,Eight Men Out and Fever Pitch. There has also been a fare share of kids baseball movies. Bad News Bears and The Sandlot come to mind. Fictionalized telling of baseball stories are very prevalent though. The Natural, Bang the Drum Slowly, Major League,Field of Dreams are a few of those. Field of Dreams is one of three baseball films Kevin Costner has starring in with the other two being Bull Durham and For Love of the Game. There even has been a baseball movie about the females baseball league of the 50’s. Actors of all caliber have starred in baseball movies. Gary Cooper comes to mind as the best performance by anybody in a baseball movie as Lou Gherig the dying baseball legend in Pride of the Yankees. Brad Pitt and Robert Redford give great performances though as The GM of the struggling and cash strapped Oakland A’s and Roy Hobbs a phenom of a baseball hitter. Some baseball movies are comedies but, most baseball films are dramas. Every year we get a baseball film or two and this year is no different. Next month May 16th is the opening of 1000,000 Dollar Arm starring Jon Hamm. I look forward to more baseball films and I keep enjoying the one that have come out in theaters in the past.

Dan Skip Allen

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