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Ever wonder what it’d be like if you took a football version of Bull Durham or Slap Shot, and made an homage to His Girl Friday?  You’ll find out when Leatherheads, directed by George Clooney and starring Clooney, John Krasinsky from the Office and Reneé Zellweger hits theaters in April.  Expect snappy dialogue and sweet haircuts. 

I see this as sort of a rubber match for Clooney as a director.  The Charlie Kaufman-scripted Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was solid, if perhaps not all it could’ve been.  Meanwhile, the critically acclaimed Good Night and Good Luck was about as interesting as listening to Jessica Alba talk.  

But no matter what happens, he’ll always have a good chin.  And that’s something to be proud of, especially when you’re putting on pillowcases.

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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