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Things We Saw Today: A Justice League of Their Own Is Our New Favorite Mash-Up

Illustrator Kate Willært created some amazing mash-ups of the Justice League and the 1992 movie A League of Their Own for HalloweenCostumes.com.

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Geena Davis Hosts League of Their Own Mini-Reunion

League of Their Own Mini-Reunion

For the Bentonville Film Festival, actress Geena Davis formed a League of Their Own reunion, reuniting most of the cast of the 90s movie.

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James Corden and Anna Kendrick Act out the History of Sports Movies in a 7-Minute Sketch

In honor of yesterday's Super Bowl, The Late Late Show with James Corden featured a "History of Sports Movies" sketch starring Anna Kendrick.

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Penny Marshall To Direct Biopic of Effa Manley, The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Penny Marshall - famous for directing A League of Their Own, the story of an all-female baseball league during WWII - is heading back to the baseball diamond, taking on the story of Effa Manely, the first-ever women to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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50 Female-Directed Movies You Should Watch, Part 1: The Mainstream

It's party time! Party time! Excellent!

Welcome to day one of our week-long series of films by female directors. Today: Mainstream movies. All hail Wayne's World.

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There’s No Squealing in Baseball

And All Was Right With the World

So don't squeal or squee at this picture of Tumblrer Ferdalump's little girl. Don't. This is baseball. These are some more pictures.

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Geena Davis Is The Most Badass Baddass To Ever Badass [VIDEO]

The Human Machine

You might recall we recently posted a photo of Geena Davis donning her old A League of Their Own costume while holding her professional archery gear. Well now we know the context. The actress and creator of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media teamed up with Funny or Die for a spectacular shoot (shoot being used here in two different contexts). I am now bumping Ms. Davis to the top of my list for women who should star in the female Expendables. And also, anything else. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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R.I.P. Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, Inspiration for Dottie in A League of Their Own

so long and thanks for all the fish

True Story: The last time I saw the tail end of A League of Their Own, I had to look away so that I didn't cry (becausethere'snocryinginbaseball). True details: I was running. On a treadmill. At the gym. And the television was on mute. One of the last times I was actually unable to not cry even by great force of will at a movie screening, it was a combination of watching The Muppets and knowing that Jim Henson's wife and daughter were in attendance. So, from this evidence, I postulate that if there was anything guaranteed to make me cry buckets of salt tears, it would have been watching A League of Their Own with Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, who died this weekend at the age of 88.

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Penny Marshall Insisted On Athletic Actresses For A League of Their Own [VIDEO]

Meanwhile...

Tonight at 8 p.m. on the MLB Network, Bob Costas interviews Penny Marshall about her 1992 baseball film, A League of Their Own. The film, a fictional representation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, starred Geena Davis, Madonna, and more but as it turns out, there were a few actresses who didn't make the cut for a very specific reason - they couldn't play baseball. Listen to Marshall's stance on the casting process and find out which other famous actress didn't wind up with a part because of her husband. Catch the rest of the interview, including a chat with Davis, tonight on MLB. (via The Hollywood Reporter) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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The Matrix, A League of Their Own Are Among This Year’s Additions to the National Film Registry

Our Adorable Past

Every year the Library of Congress picks 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" films for inclusion in their National Film Registry. It's a way to highlight the importance of preserving the United States' film heritage. It's also pretty much the only time you'll see a short documentary about 38 streets, businesses, and cities named Augusta on the same list as The Matrix.

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Things We Saw Today: Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for “Hooliganism”

Things We Saw Today

Sigh. After being arrested in March 2012 for a guerilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral, in which the band said a "punk prayer" to the Virgin Mary to protect Russia from President Vladimir Putin, the punk band's members--Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29--have been convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" and sentenced to two years in prison. (The Hollywood Reporter) You can learn more about how to get involved here.

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Doris Sams, Women’s Baseball Star and League of Their Own Inspiration, Dies at 85

so long and thanks for all the fish

There may be no crying in baseball, but maybe they'll make an exception for this case. Known as one of the best athletes of the women's baseball league of World War II, Doris "Sammye" Sams, also known as "Dauntless Doris," died in a nursing home in Tennessee on June 28th. 

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A League of Their Own Screening Reunites Veteran All American Girls Baseball Players

Today in Awesome

There may not be any crying in baseball but something tells me a few tears might be shed at Friday's screening of the 1992 Penny Marshall film A League of Their Own. Why? Because veterans of the actual All American Girls Professional Baseball League will be in attendance and let's face it, we cried during that movie and it wasn't even about us.

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