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  1. The Top Prospect Progress Poll

    Ben Lindbergh

    At last weekend's Saber Seminar, Red Sox senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett displayed this cryptic image of an undisclosed player's performance, as measured by an undisclosed metric, through the first 30 games of the 201...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Lightning Round: The Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Trade

    Grantland Staff

    Dan Fierman: Any Red Sox fan who tells you winning three championships hasn't changed everything is lying. We care less. Almost all of us care less. This is not a bad thing. No one, not even Dan Shaughnessy, would want to go back in time to 2003...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. ‘Night at the Museum’ Will Keep Going Until Museums A...

    Zach Dionne

    If Ben Stiller and director Shawn Levy keep making these Night at the Museum movies, we're going to have to start calling museums by a whole other name. (Knowledge Houses Unassociated With Those Cinematic Abominations?) I m...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  4. Video on Demand Report: Johnny Depp Is More Machine Than Man in &...

    Tara Ariano

    Transcendence Wally Pfister is best known to cineasts as the acclaimed cinematographer who won an Oscar for his work on Inception. Now he's made his directorial debut with Transcendence, which shares Inception's sci-fi milieu, but &...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  5. Songs of the Week: Tinashe, Drake, Perfume Genius, and Baby &rsqu...

    Amos Barshad

    This week, Kristeen Young went on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and shredded through her jam "Pearl of a Girl" with Dave Grohl (who actually played drums on her whole new album, The Knife Shift), the similarly legendary Pat Smear, ...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  6. Christopher Walken Is Captain Hook, Ben Kingsley Is King Tut'...

    Zach Dionne

    Christopher Walken and Ben Kingsley were born in 1943, nine months apart to the day. Walken is 71, Kingsley will catch up to him in December. Walken won his Oscar in '79, Kingsley got his in '83. Kingsley has 120 credits as an actor on...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Dissecting 'Third Person,' 'Crash,' ...

    John Lopez

    If you want to start a knife fight with a film nerd, casually suggest that Crash 100 percent deserved its Best Picture Oscar for its profound examination of contemporary race relations. (Personally, I think Avenue...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  8. Kristen Wiig Sets Up Directorial Debut With ‘Bridesmaids&rs...

    Zach Dionne

    Three years after Bridesmaids, Oscar-nominated screenwriting duo Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are putting a new script together. Especially exciting: It'll be Wiig's directorial debut. "While most details about the stor...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer: Caesar the ...

    Amos Barshad

    Nearly three years ago, we here at Grantland stood in front of you and made a bold declaration: The time for the mo-cap Oscar was nigh! "We're talking about the stuntmen, dancers, extras and people with bad teeth who every day don form-...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  10. The Met Gala: Just Like the Oscars, Without All the Annoying Awar...

    Molly Lambert

    The Met Gala, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's pet project and fashion's most exciting playoff game, took place last night. Working triple time as an advertisement for Vogue, designers, and the Metropolitan Museum, the Met Gala is ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  11. Can a ‘Cool’ Actor Survive ‘Star Wars’?

    Emily Yoshida

    The first issue of Premiere magazine I ever bought had Obi-Wan Kenobi on the cover. It was the spring of 1999, I was in eighth grade, and Episode I was a bantha's breath away. I was very much on to Ewan McGregor at this point. Despi...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  12. The ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Is Here! Time to Ge...

    Zach Dionne

    The Star Wars: Episode VII cast has finally landed on Earth after navigating more than a year of intergalactic rumor belts. The original cast is intact, newbies are on board, and a few of the reports even proved not to be total spac...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  13. Hot Property: Let’s Turn Michael Lewis’s Best-Selling...

    John Lopez

    After The Blind Side and Moneyball (and all their Oscar cachet), Michael Lewis could write a Yelp review and Hollywood would option it. That's just about what producer Scott Rudin did, acquiring Lewis's l...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  14. Jedi Lupita: J.J. Abrams Reportedly Wants Nyong’o in &lsquo...

    Zach Dionne

    Right before Kenya's Lupita Nyong'o swung by the Oscars to rule the show and collect her Best Supporting Actress statue for her role in 12 Years a Slave, she reportedly met up with science fiction franchise collector Jeffrey Jacob Abra...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  15. The Make-a-Wish Batkid Got Screwed Out of His Oscars Appearance, ...

    Tess Lynch

    Hollywood is pretty mean sometimes, but daaaaamn, the industry sure outdid itself when it cut a 5-year-old's scheduled appearance from the Oscars ceremony. What a bunch of jokers. Miles Scott, whom you may remember as the "Batkid" who...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  16. Sean Penn and Charlize Theron's After-Party PDA ... and Othe...

    Molly Lambert

    Sean Penn and Charlize Theron Make Out at Madonna's Oscar Party: Man, that is either really chill of Madonna, or really tacky of Sean and Charlize, or both. "Oscar winners Penn, 53, and Theron, 38, were making out like crazy and all over ea...

    Blog | March 06, 2014