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Review: Live by Night

— by RON WILKINSON — Ben Affleck gave this one a good shot. He directed the movie, wrote the screenplay (based on the novel by Dennis Lehane) and played the lead role. Two out of three is not bad, but as gangster Joe Coughlin, he is not James Caan’s Sonny Corleone. Nor is he trying [&h[...]

Netflix’s Daredevil defends Affleck’s stint

Marvel has produced a lot of high-grossing superhero films, such as “Iron Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers” and, most recently, “Doctor Strange,” which featured “Sherlock star” Benedict Cumberbatch. Marvel, however, hasn’t b[...]

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

— by RON WILKINSON — Zack Snyder roars back with a superhero brawl that combines a blasting Wagnerian soundtrack with World Wrestling Federation slap downs. Significant plot? Do not count on it. The philosophical underpinnings of this match made in Hollywood are murky, but the action is [...]

Review: Runner Runner

— by JAMES SHAW — “Is your life worth the gamble?” Brad Furman’s “Runner Runner” is an exaggerated film that seeks to expose the seedy world of online gambling. Online gambling brings in a lot of revenue for owners, but can you really trust them? Richie Furst (played by Justin [...]

The Oscar Snubs for 2013

— by ADAM POYNTER — The past year has been filled with many memorable performances and movies that just amazed. Awards season is upon us and the announcements for nominees to the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone. There are so [...]

Argo Hits $100 Million Mark at Box Office

Ben Affleck’s widely acclaimed dramatic thriller “Argo” has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, it was announced by Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures president of domestic distribution. In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “‘Argo’ is [...]

Reunited: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — The writers of “Good Will Hunting” have not worked together on too many projects since their debut as screenwriters for the Oscar-winning film. In the interim, the best friends have achieved plenty during their solo careers as award-winning actor[...]

Review: Argo

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is a riveting, masterfully directed important movie that celebrates the true American spirit. This is the story of Tony Mendez. He takes risks, sees what’s right and lets his guts and conscience lead the way. Ben Affleck, both director and lead, reflects the con[...]

Argo Soundtrack Available Today

WaterTower Music has released “Argo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” to all digital retailers. The original music was composed by four-time Academy Award nominee Alexandre Desplat. “We needed to find a theme that we would use throughout — obviously different instrumentation and tempo[...]

Filming Underway on Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo,” directed by and starring Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Gone Baby Gone”). The film is being produced by Affleck, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Based on true[...]

Kevin Smith Hosting Auction for Movie Props

— by ALEXA MILAN — Kevin Smith is “so, like, sick of movies and s–t,” according to a recent interview with LA Weekly. The comedy director has announced he’ll quit film-making after his next movie, and he’s going out on his own terms. Smith is currently[...]

Under Review: ‘The Company Men’

— by ADAM POYNTER — The current economic state is a hot topic in the world today. I think that I can safely say that almost everyone has felt its presence either financially or mentally. Just as 2009’s “Up in the Air” showed a company’s downsizing from the corporation’s per[...]

Under Review: ‘The Town’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Charlestown is a blue-collar neighborhood in Massachusetts and crime can be a way of life there. Families pass down their knowledge and status in the crime syndicate like it’s an antique family heirloom. Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is a smart and intuitive guy. He als[...]

Ten Clips from ‘The Town’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — It’s Ben Affleck’s second major turn at directing, and from these clips, “The Town” proves Affleck has the chops to helm a movie. In the film (which he also cowrote and adapted from the Chuck Hogan novel “Prince of Thieves”), Affl[...]