The Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting, written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, marks the 25th anniversary of its theatrical release in 1997. The film would earn $225 million worldwide against a production budget of $10 million. The box office to production ratios in the 1990s-2000s are statistics that we’ll rarely see again. You might have a film that takes off every once in a while but after the pandemic and shorter theatrical windows, we’ll never…"Good Will Hunting Marks 25th Anniversary"
Deep Water is finally being let out of its own misery after several months of pandemic delays and going straight to Hulu. This is one of the films that Disney acquired by way of the 20th Century Fox acquisition. Unfortunately, no amount of delays could save this film. At some point, you just have to accept the inevitable: release it on streaming and make everyone happy. Before the last release date change, Deep Water had…"Deep Water Is Finally Let Out Of Its Own Misery"
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ben Affleck is right when he talks about movie theaters trending in the direction of Marvel and event films. Affleck’s comments came recently as the actor was the subject of an Entertainment Weekly cover story. In an interview with Matt Damon asking questions, the two were discussing the failure of The Last Duel at the box office. I’m not going to post a paragraph excerpt because it would just display the quote out…"Ben Affleck Is Right About Movie Theaters, Marvel"
George Clooney brings J.R. Moehringer’s memoir, The Tender Bar, to the big screen in a moving film about a fatherless boy. J.R. Maguire (Daniel Ranier, Tye Sheridan) may not have the most conventional childhood but he makes the best of it. His father ran out on his mother, Dorothy (Lily Rabe), at a young age to where J.R. never really gets to know him. When The Voice (Max Martini), as he calls his father, does…"The Tender Bar: Another Solid George Clooney Film"
Not only does The Last Duel feature a rape in the film but audiences have to see it happening on screen twice from different perspectives. Yes, the film is based on historical events. However, the point still stands that this film doesn’t sit well with me. At the same time, it should not have depicted the same rape twice on screen. The script is based on a book by Eric Jager but drawing on real-life…"The Last Duel Features Rape Twice On Screen"
The Way Back, featuring an Oscar-worthy performance from Ben Affleck, is now available for audiences to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. Affleck, already an Oscar winner for co-writing Good Will Hunting and producing Argo, is the current front runner for Best Actor with a masterclass performance as an alcoholic basketball coach. Depending on how the rest of the year plays out, it’s honestly hard to see this changing. Gavin O’Connor has done it again. …"The Way Back Is Now Available on Blu-ray, DVD"
Argo tells an incredibly true story of how the CIA used a fake science-fiction film to rescue six American diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis. “This is the best bad idea we have, sir,” Jack O’Donnell (Bryan Cranston) tells C.I.A Director Stansfield Turner (Phillip Baker Hall). “By far.” The best bad idea not only saves six American lives but manages to win an Oscar. A few of them, actually. The fact that the CIA turns…"Argo: This Is The Best Bad Idea We Have"
Ben Affleck manages to deliver a masterclass in acting with his performance as an alcoholic basketball coach in The Way Back. Gavin O’Connor has done it again. The director of Miracle and Warrior knows his way around a sports movie. Brad Ingelsby’s script isn’t immune to some of the classic sports film cliches but that’s alright. The most climactic scene in the film doesn’t quite hit with the level it should because we already know…"The Way Back: Ben Affleck Turns In A Masterclass"
Oscar winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are reportedly teaming up on The Last Duel, a 14th century period piece with a focus on rape. The film, titled The Last Duel, is based on Eric Jager’s 2004 novel, The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France. Per Deadline, the novel is being adapted into a screenplay by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener. Filmmaker Ridley Scott…"Matt Damon, Ben Affleck team up for Rape-focused Film"
Triple Frontier takes us to the Brazilian jungle as a a group of former Special Forces soldiers team up together for one last mission together. As the film starts, Santiago “Pope” Garcia (Oscar Isaac) is working with police in Brazil to take down Gabriel Martin Lorea. He soon learns information from Yovanna (Adria Arjona) that Lorea never leaves his money. After one mission fails, the first thing Pope does is track down William “Ironhead” Miller (Charlie Hunnam). …"Triple Frontier: J.C. Chandor Can’t Miss"