#9: MONEYBALL
Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt
Release Date: September 23
Why we’re excited: Baseball movies are rare, but good baseball movies? Hollywood’s career batting average is well under .100. We’re hoping for a homerun with the real-life-centered Moneyball, based on Michael Lewis’s 2003 book about former Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and his number-crunching approach to scouting. Lovers of America’s pastime should get a kick out of seeing movie versions of players such as Jorge Posada and Carlos Pena, though we’re more amped to watch the great Philip Seymour Hoffman as A’s manager Art Howe. If none of these names ring bells, watch ESPN once in a while, man.