Shock as sports movie journalism results in abundance of puns. But why oh why?

richard williams discussing moneyball

The Guardian’s chief sports writer makes the case for Moneyball in his paper’s series of “Why ____ should win the Oscar for Best Picture” videos.

In discussing the best baseball film since the Tom Hank/Madonna team-up A League of Their Own, he decides to go pun-crazy. He hits it out of the park.

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Young Adult

Annoying drunk - ★★

IMDB confirms a hunch I’ve always had. Good things come in threes.

Or to be more specific…. Major directors often hit the ground running with three great pieces of work. Martin Scorsese kicked things off with his first three big pictures – Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Taxi Driver. Bryan Singer’s Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil and X-Men(s) suggested great things. And who didn’t appreciate Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. And you know what, I’m even putting in the wacky Gondry trilogy of Eternal Sunshine, The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind.

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I don’t get it… Judd Apatow

This is a guest post from Dave Corkery, an online content professional living in Sydney, Australia. He runs an educational site at and had his letter read out on the January 6th episode of the Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo radio show (mp3 – scroll to 16:20).

Stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, producer Judd Apatow and director David Gordon Green on the set of 2008's Pineapple Express

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I don’t get it… Poor Cinema Etiquette

Cinema Etiquette 101

Ok maggots listen up! We’re going to take a stroll through your cinema informing you on how to be the ultimate cinema-goer and if enough people follow it the world will be a better place… Read More

I don’t get it… The Guard

The emperor's new uniform - ★

John Michael McDonagh’s recent film The Guard had everyone wetting themselves as it became the highest grossing independent Irish film of all time. So is it the greatest Irish film of all time? No, in my opinion it’s one of the worst. Read More