Ben Affleck

Film Review: The Flash conjures awe, emotion and humour as it speeds to the upper echelons of its genre

June 7, 2023

The wants and needs of comic book fans is something of a tall order when it comes to successfully executing a story that has a certain level of lore attached to it.  In terms of The Flash, there’s perhaps an even stronger necessity for the film to prove its worth off the back of certain […]

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Film Review: Hypnotic is an enjoyable throwback thriller that embraces its genre nonsense

May 12, 2023

Watching Hypnotic and noting its mid-2000 mentality makes all the more sense when you know that Robert Rodriguez wrote the screenplay back in 2002, with the filmmaker calling it one of his favourite stories that he’s created.  It may have been written in 2002 but the film very much lives in the shadow of Christopher […]

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Interview: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Viola Davis on Air and bringing Michael Jordan’s story to life

April 4, 2023

From award-winning director Ben Affleck, Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of […]

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Film Review: Ben Affleck’s Air; Yes, it’s cliché to say, but it’s a slam dunk!

April 4, 2023

Telling a story with an ending we’re already aware of and centred around a subject that could be considered mundane to many, Ben Affleck‘s strength as a director – and enthusiastic support player – is on full display in Air, an immensely humorous, consistently riveting and passionate drama about the basketball league’s greatest ever player […]

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Film Review: The Tender Bar is well-meaning, yet mediocre storytelling that shines brightest through Ben Affleck’s gentle performance

January 7, 2022

The Tender Bar is very much the type of film we’ve seen before, and, unfortunately for George Clooney‘s well-meaning dramedy, it’s been done better than what this narrative ultimately presents. A coming-of-age story where the protagonist overcomes his or her personal and professional struggles to achieve ultimate success, all the while guided by a wise […]

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Film Review: The Last Duel is an intelligent and topical period drama from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

October 21, 2021

Given their status today it’s difficult to think of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as anything other than substantial stars in their field.  But, back in 1997, neither was well-known, and their collaborative efforts as screenwriters brought them to the forefront of the industry thanks to a shared Oscar win for Good Will Hunting. Though […]

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Film Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a vast improvement in every conceivable way

March 19, 2021

Let’s be honest; the 2017 version of Justice League was one of the biggest cinematic disappointments of the last decade. What should have been the glorious peak of the DC Extended Universe was ultimately a sloppy, disjointed mess that was the inevitable result of switching directors at the eleventh hour. After the tragic death of […]

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The Way Back

Film Review: The Way Back is a great showcase for Ben Affleck

March 5, 2020

The sports drama formula in cinema has been the most overused and non-innovative formula in cinema lately. Ever since the early 2000s, Walt Disney Pictures have made a long string of films with a fixed formula: inspirational movies about triumphing over adversity that are mostly based on true stories. Despite the critical reception of the […]

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Film Review: Justice League (USA, 2017) is a fun yet inconsistent ride that breezes by on the charm of its cast

November 15, 2017

It’s been something of an arduous trek but the Justice League have finally made their way to the big screen.  Long before Joss Whedon earned the tick of approval from comic enthusiasts the world over with his take on The Avengers, George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) was planning on brining the titular crew to […]

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Film Review: Ben Affleck’s Live By Night (USA, 2016) is a visually stunning yet slow running 1920s gangster film

January 26, 2017

Based on the 2012 novel by Dennis Lehane of the same name, Live By Night is set in the prohibition era across the 1920s and 1930s. The man at the centre of the story, Joe Coughlin, is played by Ben Affleck, who brought this adaptation to life. He directed, wrote and produced the film, which […]

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Film Review: The Accountant (MA15+) (USA, 2016) is a surprisingly funny and engaging actioner

November 9, 2016

Taking its outlandish concept and maintaining a balance of wit and intelligence, Gavin O’Connor illustrates a sense of faith for his audience with The Accountant, allowing the film to entertain them without pandering in the process.  With its sense of humour in check the film utilises Ben Affleck’s stone-cold gaze and considerable physique to the […]

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Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane to pair again for Live By Night

September 14, 2016

The Boston boys are at it again as Ben Affleck gears up for his second collaboration with the author of Gone Baby Gone, Dennis Lehane, on a film that looks a little bit beer baron meets Mystic River. Oscar winner Ben Affleck has written the screenplay and will star in the crime thriller based on […]

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DVD Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (USA, 2016)

July 20, 2016

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one. There’s a lot going on here and while […]

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Ben Affleck reflects on playing Batman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

June 30, 2016

Ben Affleck was a man long destined to be the caped crusader. A man so mirrored to the bat, he’d even built himself his very own Batcave inside his home. Having embodied the fiction of Bruce Wayne, Affleck found himself stepping into the suit for the first time to bring another first to cinemas, battling […]

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Ben Affleck is The Accountant in debut trailer

May 17, 2016

Fresh off his role as Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck is kicking ass again, as the trailer for The Accountant  makes its way online. Affleck plays the title role of a mathematics wizard with OCD. His life entails doing accountant work for criminal organisations but when a client too good to pass […]

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Ben Affleck to serve as executive producer on Justice League: Part One

May 12, 2016

Following – arguably – the sole standout portion of Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck is set to be an executive producer on Justice League: Part One. Affleck will work with director Zack Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio on the script and weigh in on post-production as well as starring as Batman. Affleck has directing credits on […]

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Deadshot, The Joker and Batman headline new Suicide Squad trailer

April 11, 2016

A new trailer for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad film premiered during last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards. This new trailer gives Will Smith‘s Deadshot and Jared Leto‘s Joker  a bit more screentime and hints at the role that Ben Affleck‘s Batman is expected to play in the movie. Previous trailers suggested Affleck’s appearance would be limited to […]

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Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns partner on untitled DC project

March 29, 2016

In an interview about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck has confirmed that he’s working on “something” with DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns. Given Affleck’s performance is one aspect of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that’s mostly garnered praise, money’s on this “something” being the next Batman film – though where it would fit into their release […]

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Film Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG) (USA, 2016)

March 22, 2016

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one. There’s a lot going on here and while […]

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Reasons Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could be terrible

March 6, 2016

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ben Affleck‘s more comic-inspired take on The Dark Knight,  the bold premise, the rapid expansion of the shared canvas upon which DC’s superhero films are set to take place. However, there are also a lot of reasons to be concerned. […]

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The Dark Knight takes center stage in final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

February 12, 2016

Warner Bros have let loose the final trailer for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer spends a bit more time introducing us to Ben Afflecks‘ Bruce Wayne than previous trailers, with a little of Gal Godot‘s Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luther thrown in for good measure. Check it out below: […]

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Zack Snyder releases new close-up pic of Ben Affleck as Batman

July 26, 2014

Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel/Justice League prequel Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is expected to have a big presence at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, with many even predicting that Snyder could even reveal the full cast for the Justice League franchise. As part of their 75th Anniversary of Batman celebrations, DC Comics is displaying a wide range of Batman images […]

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Here’s the first official look at Batfleck and the new Batmobile

May 14, 2014

Ever since it was announced last year that Ben Affleck would be taking over the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman from Christian Bale in Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman vs. Superman film, fans have experienced a complex set of emotions. While many were not hugely happy with the casting choice, everyone has been holding out for a […]

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David Fincher is back with Gone Girl trailer and new poster.

April 15, 2014

David Fincher is one of those directors that can drum up a large amount of excitement for any film that has his name attached to it. Since hitting it big with Se7en (1995) and Fight Club (1999), Fincher has consistently thrilled and amazed audiences with each film he has made. With the awards attention given […]

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Film Review: Runner, Runner (M) (USA, 2013)

October 9, 2013

The plot of the recently released Runner, Runner centres around Richie Furst (played by Justin Timberlake), a Princeton student who loses all of his tuition money on Midnight Black, an online poker site run by Ivan Block (played by Ben Affleck) who then ends up working for him, moves swiftly from the get-go, but begins to pace […]

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