Links Away: The Oscar Winning Boston Movie

Having noticed a certain pattern in the production of Boston-centered movies, the guys over Improv Asylum took it upon themselves to lampoon the hell out of this ongoing trend.

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Eeeeew. With Moneyball, Bennett Miller told a tale of last ditch redemption. With Foxcatcher, he's exposing the creepy underbelly of Olympic wrestling. Steve Carell portrays creepy multimillionaire John du Pont who crowns himself wrestling coach to Channing Tatum's Mark Schultz. Both actors are performing extremely against type by taking a break from family fare and gyrating respectively to turn in bizarre and intense performances hidden beneath heavy prosthetic makeup. The level of film-making on display in this trailer earmarks the film as something the Academy should take notice of. If not for an award, to watch and at the very least say 'Eeeew.'


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