VERO BEACH, FLORIDA – Exiting the theater after viewing “Million Dollar Arm,” MAS had a strange urge to break out in song — in this case, “It’s a Small World,” the melody they play on the Disneyland kiddie ride of the same name.
Since the debut of its trailer in December 2013, Million Dollar Arm, produced by Walt Disney Studios, has shaken the world of cinema by its roots, speeding its way onto our television screens like a scuffed baseball launched at a blazing 95 miles an hour.
All was normal on Hollywood Boulevard last week — or as normal as it gets, anyway — save for a strip of AstroTurf and a pitching mound that had been erected in the middle of the street.
The Ganges, an ancient conduit for Himalayan snow melt and Hindu reincarnation, is so sacred that people go there to die..
The Disney film, about the search for an Indian baseball star through a reality TV show, is based on a true story. So what happened to the contest after the first season?
PITTSBURGH — Behind him was batting practice, one of the many daily big league rituals he yearns to one day call his own.
Until 2008, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel had not seen a baseball, let alone play the sport. They barely spoke any English and their only dream was to get a job in the security forces (army or Black Cat Commandos) to support their families.
The story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Kumar Patel, two 18-year-old Indian kids plucked from obscurity to train for a tryout in American Major League Baseball, created headlines here and in India in 2007.
We met six years ago, two innocent teenagers who had no idea how to drink from a water fountain, flabbergasted it took only a phone call to deliver pizza to the front door.
A film opens, and people dream.
Often they dream about money, big box-office numbers that would justify a studio’s investment.