Imagine you grew up in poverty, scraping and scratching in the playground dirt to make something of yourself. Imagine further that you’re a prisoner of the local authorities, encumbered by anger and the callowness of your youth; blessed with unnatural talent, yet unable to get out of your own way. Let your imagination fly and […]

Here’s the trailer for the long-anticipated Moneyball movie, in theaters September 23:     It looks pretty great.  At least, once you get past Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Art Howe eyebrows.  Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane.  Jonah Hill plays “Peter Brand,” the Paul DePodesta character. (DePo said he didn’t want his name on a “fictional character.” […]