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Moneyball Subject Among Biggest Water Wasters

He's using nearly 24 times more water than most East Bay residents

(Newser) - Billy Beane—Oakland A's executive and the inspiration behind the film Moneyball—is one of the San Francisco area's worst water wasters, the San Jose Mercury News reports. According to a partial list of customers made public by the East Bay Municipal Utility District Thursday, Beane uses 5,... More »

Lion King Keeps Crown, Beats Moneyball

But Brad Pitt flick still biggest-opening baseball movie ever

(Newser) - Moneyball may have scored a homerun with critics , but at the end of the weekend the only number that mattered was 3D, as Disney's souped-up re-release of its 17-year-old The Lion King topped the box office for the second weekend in a row. The Lion King earned another $22.... More »

Moneyball Hits It Out of the Park

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill star in baseball flick

(Newser) - Moneyball is a big hit with critics, even if its premise—a film about baseball statistics—might sound boring at first. Here’s what they say about the film, which stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill:
  • Built on a "sharp, sleek script," Moneyball "takes all this seemingly
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Soderbergh's Fault We Canceled Moneyball: Studio Exec

New script turned movie from feature film into 'dramatic recreation'

(Newser) - Since Sony pulled the plug on Steven Soderbergh’s $58 million Moneyball with only 5 days until shooting, the question has persisted: What would cause a studio to shut down a Brad Pitt vehicle it’s already sunk $10 million into? Sony co-chair Amy Pascal finally addresses that question, telling... More »

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