Ben Affleck

Here’s the First Still from David Fincher’s Adaptation of ‘Gone Girl’ Starring Ben Affleck

It’s still almost a year away, but David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller Gone Girl is one of the… Read More

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10 Hollywood Casting Decisions Fans Hated

Thanks to the advent of the Internet, fan outrage surrounding Hollywood casting decisions can help make or break a role before films even enter theaters. We’ve seen several instances of this kind of outcry, which we explore past the break, but the latest big-screen casting fans are questioning relates to Emile Hirsch playing John Belushi in Steve Conrad’s biopic about the outrageous comedian. Read about other casting controversies, below. … Read More

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Dazed and Confused’

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, the first great teen comedy-drama from the 1990s that happened to take place on the last day of school in 1976. Full of bongs, bell bottoms, and beer busts, the film was a lovely, nostalgic look at teenage life at the mark of America’s bicentennial. Compared to American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused launched the careers of numerous recognizable names: Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, and Matthew McConaughey. Here are some fun facts about the film that you may not have already known. … Read More

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Ben Affleck Isn’t the Problem With the ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

Superman died on January 1, 1993, but I don’t recall that being a drab winter day; rather, I remember skipping home from the comic-book store, warmed by the knowledge I had three comics in my hand — all I could afford with my allowance, but also all the store allowed per customer.

I was happy Superman was dead. I was sick of the Man of Steel. … Read More

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Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck Are Up to No Good in the First ‘Runner Runner’ Trailer

Now that Ben Affleck is a big-time, Oscar-winning critics’ favorite again, it’s time for him to do what he… Read More

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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Ben Affleck

It was an emotional season finale with several regular cast members making their exit — or close to it if the rumors are true. Seth Meyers is slated to take over hosting duties for NBC’s Late Night, but will remain on board at least through the fall. Bill Hader said a tearful goodbye last night after eight years on the show. We’re thankful the eps were Hader-heavy. The closing shot of him doling out bear hugs was sweet. Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are “probably” taking their leave. One man, however, dominated the night: Kanye West. … Read More

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The Problem With Terrence Malick’s Beautiful ‘To the Wonder’

Terrence Malick tries to do something really interesting in his new picture To the Wonder, and to his credit, he almost pulls it off. He’s telling the story of an intense personal relationship (from nearly the beginning to the bitter end), but only on the downbeats — it’s done not via dialogue and other conventional means, but in pauses and reactions and aftermath. We don’t see, for example, a confession of infidelity, but the fallout of that confession; we’re shown a character’s moment alone after being left, but spared the scene where the revelation is made. To the Wonder may contain less person-to-person dialogue than any “talkie” I’ve ever seen. The question is whether that’s the right method for telling this story. … Read More

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