Cruelty Unchained. Twelve Years A Slave, Reviewed.

1. Twelve Years a Slave is a devastating movie experience, one that will leave you shaking with anger. This is not an attempt to shed new light on the shame of slavery, or, heaven forbid, a winky postmodern re-imagining of slavery as a self-referential cinematic revenge fantasy. (After seeing Twelve Years a Slave, » 10/15/13 6:23pm 10/15/13 6:23pm

Mike Tyson Talks About The Time He Caught Brad Pitt Humping His Ex-Wife

Over the weekend, Mike Tyson sat down for an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger. Tyson talked about how he used to go visit his then-wife, Robin Givens, for some sex while the two were in the midst of getting a divorce. One day, though, when Tyson arrived at Givens's house, he found that someone else had… » 12/03/12 3:15pm 12/03/12 3:15pm

Damn It Feels Profound To Be A Gangster: Killing Them Softly, Reviewed

1. Killing Them Softly is a polemic disguised as a thriller, a series of scenes featuring various tiers of low-level gangsters shooting, talking, drinking, and complaining, unaware, somewhat blissfully, that they're all metaphors. (It's hard enough to be a gangster without having to walk around symbolic all the time.) » 11/28/12 5:33pm 11/28/12 5:33pm

Five Labor Day Weekend Movies That Aren't Completely Terrible

You're not going to the movies on Labor Day weekend, are you? Hollywood assumes you aren't. Unlike Memorial Day or Independence Day or Christmas or even Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this holiday weekend is perennially stacked with losers, the films that the studios don't want to think about anymore. Labor Day has been… » 8/31/12 4:20pm 8/31/12 4:20pm

Deadspin's Guide To Moneyball

The much-delayed Moneyball film finally pops into your area cinemaplex today, marking one of nerds' few victories in a September filled with Red Sox defeats. We take particular interest in this film, and not just because we've long yearned to see someone portraying Chad Bradford dance across the screen. Rather, it's a… » 9/23/11 7:42pm 9/23/11 7:42pm

Now It's Aaron Sorkin's Turn To Fail At Writing A Moneyball Script

Columbia has enlisted Sorkin, the sanctimonious West Wing creator last seen making Ed Asner say "Macau" over and over, to write a draft of the star-crossed Moneyball script. Such waste. Such inefficiency. Somebody could write a bestselling book about this. » 7/09/09 5:30pm 7/09/09 5:30pm

Soderbergh's Moneyball Script Too Real To Get Made

The Sony Pictures executive who pulled the plug on Moneyball says that Steven Soderbergh changed the original script because he didn't want anything in the movie that didn't actually happen. So Billy Beane isn't a sweaty, foul-mouthed, Hooters waitress slayer? » 7/01/09 11:15am 7/01/09 11:15am

Billy Beane Is A Golden God: Excerpts From The Scrapped Moneyball…

It looks like Moneyball might not be coming to the big screen anytime soon because director Steven Soderbergh tinkered with the script and everyone realized that a movie version of the book made about as much sense as Joe Morgan. » 6/24/09 3:30pm 6/24/09 3:30pm