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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
On its mud-and-blood surface, "The Last Duel" seems like a familiar slog.
The film, directed by Ridley Scott, begins with all the expected medieval trappings: gory battlefields, imposing stone castles, the clop of horses. The skies are gray, the terrain muddy and, considering this film is...
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
Of the many stories that have stuck with Ben Affleck from his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, one has especially resonated for the actor. Recovery is often described as a process of removing a damaging habit from your life. One man articulated it in a more positive way. He said he quit drinking...
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night ." It looks and sounds right and all the elements are there: A conflicted anti-hero with a granite jaw, a fast-talkin', two-timin' moll...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
When Ben Affleck's "Argo" won best picture four years ago, it was an unquestionable high point in a career that has seesawed with ups and downs. As he, clutching the Oscar, spoke emotionally of "getting back up" after being knocked down, Affleck seemed to be leaving the turbulence behind....
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the bat suit.
His new thriller "The Accountant" opened to a chart-topping $24.7 million this weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Gavin O'Connor directed the R-rated thriller, starring Affleck as an autistic mathematician. The...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
The bean counter cometh.
In Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant," starring Ben Affleck, the paper-pushing CPA - roughly the exact opposite of Schwarzenegger or Stallone - gets his shot at action hero stardom. If we pull out our calculators, we can deduce that the odds of this are slim....
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016
Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films, and in collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC's Annenberg School. They're the latest high-profile...
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
"Finding Your Roots" will return for season three, but whether the celebrity genealogy series that buried an uncomfortable fact about Ben Affleck's ancestor continues after that remains in doubt, PBS' chief executive said.
PBS conducted a "very...
Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015
All is not well for Superman, audiences at Comic-Con found out on Saturday during a jam-packed and revealing Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H. The studio also debuted a first look at the comic-book movie "Suicide Squad" at the annual convention.