The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Winning an Oscar for ‘Longest Movie Title’ (bet that joke’s been made somewhere already), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford felt like 2 hours of set up to get to the half hour of movie at the end. Casey Affleck was good as the Coward and the movie was plodding. Not plodding in a bad way, but plodding nonetheless.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

There are rumblings that Michael Lewis’ book about using undervalued resources to your advantage is going to be made into a movie, possibly starring Brad Pitt. No word yet on whether he’ll play Kevin Youkilis, Nick Swisher, Chad Bradford, Mark Teahen, or Billy Beane.

Incidentally, Nick Swisher, the 1st pick of the A’s the year Michael Lewis spent in Oakland, at 16th, was picked one pick after Scott Kazmir and one pick before Cole Hamels, 2 picks ridiculed in the book. The picks were ridiculed because Kazmir and Hamels were high school pitchers, though, judging by this year’s World Series, I’d say they worked out OK.

(Via kottke.org and Baseball Musings)

Brad Pitt in Moneyball