01/10/2013 12:58 PM ET
Hollywood Actors And Directors Look Back At Memorable Baseball Films In MLB Network’s Costas At The Movies
By / MLB.com
New Series Features Special Bob Costas Interviews Leading Into Airings of A League of Their Own, Bad News Bears, Cobb, Eight Men Out and The Natural
New Costas Interviews With Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Levinson, Geena Davis & Tatum O’Neal
Highlight Series, Premiering on Monday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Hollywood stars Tommy Lee Jones (Cobb), Tatum O’Neal (Bad News Bears) and Geena Davis (A League Of Their Own) and directors John Sayles (Eight Men Out), Penny Marshall (A League of Their Own) Ron Shelton (Cobb) and Barry Levinson (The Natural), will discuss the beloved baseball movies they helped deliver to the big screen in MLB Network’s new series Costas at the Movies, hosted by Bob Costas, premiering Monday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Following each 30-minute Costas at the Movies episode, MLB Network will air the night’s featured film.
Each Costas at the Movies episode will take an in-depth look at a baseball film, including Cobb (January 14), Bad News Bears (January 21), A League of Their Own (January 28), Eight Men Out (February 4) and The Natural (February 11), featuring interviews with the actors, actresses and directors who helped make these films special. A new Costas at the Movies episode and the night’s featured film will air every Monday from January 14 through February 11 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET. MLB Network’s Costas at the Movies schedule is available below.
The first installment of Costas at the Movies on January 14 features an interview with Cobb star Tommy Lee Jones and director Ron Shelton discussing the 1994 biopic about Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Ty Cobb. The following week on January 21, Costas at the Movies will feature an interview with actress Tatum O’Neal discussing her role as the team’s star pitcher, Amanda Whurlizer, in Bad News Bears. Costas at the Movies continues on January 28 with Costas looking back at A League of Their Own with its director Penny Marshall and Geena Davis, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of fictional catcher Dottie Hinson.
The series’ fourth episode on February 4 will feature an interview with Eight Men Out director John Sayles discussing the 1988 motion picture about the 1919 Chicago White Sox and the eight members of the team who were banned from baseball after allegedly throwing the World Series. Costas at the Movies concludes on February 11 with director Barry Levinson joining Costas to discuss the mythical tale of Roy Hobbs in his film, The Natural.
Costas at the Movies Schedule:
*All episodes begin at 8:00 p.m. ET followed by the night’s featured film*
Monday, January 14 - Cobb
Interviews: Actor Tommy Lee Jones (Ty Cobb) and Director Ron Shelton
Monday, January 21 – Bad News Bears
Interview: Actress Tatum O’Neal (Amanda Whurlizer)
Monday, January 28 – A League of Their Own
Interviews: Actress Geena Davis (Dottie Hinson) and Director Penny Marshall
Monday, February 4 – Eight Men Out
Interviews: Director John Sayles
Monday, February 11 – The Natural
Interview: Director Barry Levinson
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