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In Praise Of Ben Affleck's Scene-Stealing Performance In The Last Duel

You have to hand it to Ben Affleck: when he co-wrote "The Last Duel," the Ridley Scott-directed historical drama that just opened in theaters, he sneakily went ahead and wrote the best part for himself. Affleck, Boston's favorite son, King of Dunkin Donuts, and tabloid star at large, only has a minor role in "The Last Duel," but he makes every single one of his scenes count. And he looks like he's having fun in the process.Affleck plays Count Pierre d'Alençon, and while we see him briefly in the...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Pierre, Dunkin Donuts, Dunkin, Affleck, Prince Valiant, Alençon, Jean de Carrouges, Jacques Le Gris, Le Gris, Tender Bar, Peter II


Star Wars Bits: Galaxy Of Creatures, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian, War Of The Bounty Hunters, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:Meet Galactic Wildlife in "Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures"Kumail Nanjiani Talks About His Role in "Obi-Wan Kenobi"Carl Weathers Begins Filming Season 3 of "The Mandalorian""Bring Home the Bounty" Products CampaignMarvel's "War of the Bounty Hunters" ContinuesAnd More! Meet Galactic Wildlife In Star Wars Galaxy Of Creatures StarWars.com recently announced "Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures," an all-new series of animated shorts, with the first two episodes availab...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Television, Movies, News, Robin Williams, Disney, Stanley Kubrick, Death Star, Hasbro, Silicon Valley, Darth Vader, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Rolling Stone, Ridley Scott, Ewan McGregor


The Last Duel Ending Explained: From A New Point Of View

Ridley Scott is back in action with "The Last Duel," his historical epic based on the non-fiction book by Eric Jager. The film follows three specific characters: Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer), and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), all living in France in the 1300s. Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris entered into the last officially recognized "judicial duel" fought in France. Marguerite, de Carrouges' wife, accused Le Gris of rape, leading to de Carrouges ...
Tags: Movies, France, Matt Damon, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley Scott, Scott, Marguerite, Jean, Jacques, Jodie Comer, Eric Jager, Jean de Carrouges, Jacques Le Gris, Le Gris, Nicole Holofcener Ben Affleck, Jacques Le Gris Adam Driver


The Last Duel Review: A Gripping & Brutal Historical Drama

Ridley Scott, the master behind films such as Alien, Blade Runner, and The Martian, has two new movies in 2021. Before we see the scandalous real-life story of House of Gucci, Scott has another story to tell based on true events. The Last Duel is a historical drama that follows the last legally sanctioned duel in France’s history as Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer) claims to have been raped by Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver). Her husband, Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), challenges Le Gris to ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, France, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Action, Movie Reviews, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Scott, Damon, Marguerite, Jean, Affleck, ComingSoon, Movie News


The Last Duel Crew Share Their Ridley Scott Stories: 'He Doesn't Stop Until He Gets It' [Exclusive]

There are many reasons to look forward to "The Last Duel," ranging from the fact that it's a Ridley Scott movie and nothing more needs to be said (although I'm going to say more anyway, sorry!), to the current dearth of historical epics that used to be considered proven moneymakers and have made this film into a rarity, to the must-see appearances of both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in medieval hair and makeup ... not to mention their significant contributions on the other side of the camera, as ...
Tags: Movies, News, Scotland, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Los Angeles, Ridley Scott, Gucci, Scott, Ridley, Pelham, Tony Scott, Yates, Harry Gregson Williams, Wolski, Janty Yates


The Multiple Endings Of Blade Runner Explained

Based on Philip K. Dick's beloved sci-fi novella "Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep?", Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science fiction film "Blade Runner" has become a cultural touchstone since bombing at the box office when it was first released nearly four decades ago. Thanks to home video and alternate versions released in 1992 and 2007, the movie has had a far greater longevity than some of its contemporaries, and is now considered in the same realm as "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Star Wars"...
Tags: Movies, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brazil, Stanley Kubrick, Roy, Terry Gilliam, Warner Bros, Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, James Cameron, David Lynch, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Scott


Adult Swim Festival 2021 Has Rick & Morty Panel, Live Streams & More

Adult Swim Festival 2021 has announced its lineup, including a Rick and Morty panel and several musical performances. This is the latest in a run of exciting live stream festivals featuring huge announcements from popular properties. Just a few weeks ago, Netflix had its TUDUM event, which included the trailer drop for Stranger Things season 4 and the announcement that Chris Hemsworth would be returning for Extraction 2. On October 16, DC FanDome 2021 is poised to feature similar blockbuster an...
Tags: Hbo, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Andre, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Alessia Cara, Morty, Rick, Angel Olsen, Old Town Road, Michael Cusack, Adult Swim YouTube


Ridley Scott Doesn't Think That Alien TV Series Will Be As Good As His Movies, Sorry

Once a filmmaker reaches a certain point in this industry, they get the right to voice whatever creative opinion they want about whatever topic they choose to. Martin Scorsese is allowed to pen longform essays decrying the current state of the industry for as long as he needs to make that point, Steven Spielberg can wax poetic about the future of the theatrical experience despite our present circumstances, and Ridley Scott is simply going to speak his mind and publicly trash talk other projects ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Ridley Scott, Noah Hawley, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Scott, Hawley, House of Gucci, Ridley Scott Doesn, Alien Scott


The Last Duel Could've Featured A Matt Damon/Ben Affleck Kiss, But Ridley Scott Cut It

You've heard of Batfleck and Bennifer, but what about Mattfleck? Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are set to reunite onscreen this Friday in Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel," and in another life, it seems we could have seen their characters kissing.Affleck and Damon go back a long way, having first met and studied drama together back in high school. Though they appeared in other films together pre-1997, they had their big breakout that year in "Good Will Hunting," which they starred in and co-wrote and ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Boston, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Entertainment Weekly, Nicole Holofcener, Kevin Smith, Loki, Damon, Affleck, Bennifer, Matt Damon Ben Affleck


Why The Entire Third Act Of The Last Duel Was Written By Nicole Holofcener

Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel" has a script with a very distinct three-act structure. That script, written by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon, follows in the footsteps of "Rashomon," telling a story from three different perspectives -- knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon), his wife Marguerite (Jodie Comer), and de Carrouges' one time friend turned enemy Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver). This approach allows the film to present alternate versions of certain moments, creating a richer stor...
Tags: Movies, News, France, Boston, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Nicole Holofcener, Don, Ben, Nicole, Damon, Marguerite, Affleck, Jodie, Holofcener


Why The Last Duel Is Matt Damon And Ben Affleck's First Script Together Since Good Will Hunting

"Good Will Hunting" helped launch Matt Damon and Ben Affleck into stardom, and won them a Best Original Screenplay Oscar in the process. But despite that success, the two haven't written a screenplay together in 25 years. That finally changed with "The Last Duel," the new Ridley Scott film Damon and Affleck wrote with Nicole Holofcener. Based on a true story, "The Last Duel" is set in France in the 1300s. Damon plays Jean de Carrouges, a knight who enters into a duel with his one-time friend Jac...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, France, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Ridley Scott, Nicole Holofcener, Damon, Reiner, Affleck, Rob Reiner, Good Will Hunting, Nicole -LSB- Holofcener, Jean de Carrouges


No Time To Die Proves Bond (Still) Doesn't Depend On America

Daniel Craig's fifth and final "James Bond" flick "No Time to Die" finally arrived in theaters in North America over the weekend, just shy of six years after "Spectre" initially debuted. Bond fans did, indeed, turn up, with the movie setting a record for Thursday previews at the box office. But by Monday morning, the weekend total fell on the lower side of expectations. Good, not great. A little unexciting, all things considered. Even so, there is an important lesson or two to be learned from th...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, News, America, Sony, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Newark, States, North America, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Ridley Scott, Bond, MGM


'No Time To Die' is the first sign of turbulence at the box office for the latest wave of blockbuster hopefuls

Daniel Craig as James Bond in "No Time to Die" MGM "No Time to Die" earned $56 million in the US over the weekend, below expectations. There might be trouble for would-be blockbusters in a crowded market still recovering from the pandemic. Still, the movie is performing well internationally and has earned more than $300 million globally. After a year-and-a-half delay, the James Bond film "No Time to Die" landed in North American theaters over the weekend. But the box office lacked the kind...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, Disney, US, Trends, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Ridley Scott, Spectre


Why Joss Whedon's Alien 5 Never Happened (& What It Would've Looked Like)

Penned by Joss Whedon and set on Earth after Alien Resurrection, Alien 5 is one of the biggest sequels never to see the light of day. The Alien franchise is a success by any barometer or metric, spawning 4 mainline installments and 2 prequel films, with the original Alien's induction into the National Film Registry for historical preservation highlighting its cultural significance. All Alien installments center around the origins or activity of the iconic early Xenomorph, designed by legendary ...
Tags: Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Earth, Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Avengers, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Joss Whedon, Kane, Weaver, Ripley, Paul W S Anderson, Whedon, Jean Pierre Jeunet


15 Movies To Watch If You Loved The Many Saints Of Newark

Tony Soprano feels about the same we remember him, but his presence in "The Many Saints of Newark" cuts differently. His looming presence is gone, replaced with a younger and more unsure Tony. You have to pay attention to the slight tilt of the head and his distinctive slouch to see the late James Gandolfini in his son, the young Michael Gandolfini, who takes over as our window into the world of the foundational TV series "The Sopranos".At the time, that great, important show seemed like an enti...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Washington, Time, America, Fbi, Chicago, Brooklyn, Broadway, Manhattan, Robert De Niro, David Chase, James Gandolfini


Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City International Trailer Features New Footage

The Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City international trailer for Sony Pictures‘ upcoming horror reboot of the popular video game series has been revealed, featuring some additional new footage. The film is currently slated to hit theaters on November 24, which pits it against Ridley Scott’s crime biopic House of Gucci, and Disney’s new animated film Encanto. Like the first trailer from yesterday, the video highlights Claire Redfield’s return to Raccoon City as she uncovers The Umbrella Corpo...
Tags: Video, Movies, Horror, Disney, Netflix, Sony, Sony Pictures, Ridley Scott, Chris, Avan Jogia, Constantin, Capcom, Milla Jovovich, Tom Hopper, Paul W S Anderson, Movie News


Denis Villeneuve Thought Blade Runner 2049 Could've Ended His Career

The word behind the scenes even while Denis Villeneuve was making the 2017 sequel "Blade Runner 2049" was that Warner Bros. Pictures knew they didn't have a blockbuster on their hands, but were putting a lot of muscle behind the project because they believed in him as a filmmaker. In other words, every once in a while a studio will deliberately set a pile of money on fire and then stand next to a working fire hose without ever turning it on because they want to foster talent they feel will event...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Mtv, Warner Bros, Ridley Scott, Indiewire, Warner Bros Pictures, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Peter Hyams, Phil Dick


The 15 Best '70s Horror Movies Ranked

The '70s was a decade marked by social and political upheaval, including the Nixon and the Watergate scandal, the Vietnam War and the antiwar movement, the fight for women's liberation and civil rights, and a conservative backlash to the freewheeling counterculture that began in the '60s. With so much happening on the cultural front, it's no wonder that the '70s was a peak era for cinema, and an incredible decade for horror movies. The '70s saw a slew of maverick directors forging what are still...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Superman, Christopher Lee, San Francisco, House, Donald Sutherland, The Guardian, Stanley Kubrick, Philip Kaufman, John, Lars von Trier, Venice, Vietnam, Jack


Killing Eve Final Season Begins Production with New BTS Teaser

BBC America has announced that production on the upcoming fourth and final season of the critically-acclaimed drama series Killing Eve has officially begun in the U.K., after over a year since the third season had concluded its 8-episode run. The announcement also came with the release of a behind-the-scenes teaser which you can check out below, teasing the return of Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer’s fan-favorite duo Eve and Villanelle. Season 4 is currently slated for a 2022 release. Our lips are se...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Drama, Amc, TV News, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ridley Scott, Bbc America, Indiana Jones, Amc Networks, Golden Globe, Sandra, Luke Jennings, Josephine, Eve


Boston Strangler: Keira Knightley Leads True Crime Pic From 20th Century Studios

According to Deadline, 20th Century Studios will be producing a brand new true-crime drama film titled Boston Strangler, centered around the real-life serial killer during the early 1960s. Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley has signed on to lead the project, which is expected to begin its production in December. She will be portraying the role of reporter Loretta McLaughlin. RELATED: Jessica Biel to Replace Elisabeth Moss in Hulu’s True Crime Drama Candy The Boston Strangler movie will be w...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Keira Knightley, Disney, Johnny Depp, Hulu, Ridley Scott, Tom Hardy, Jessica Biel, Caribbean, Elisabeth Moss, Orlando, Kevin Walsh, Whitaker, McLaughlin, Loretta


Watch The First Five Minutes Of Ridley Scott's The Last Duel

Want to see five minutes of the actual last duel in Ridley Scott's "The Last Duel," a movie that stars Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jodie Comer? If so, you're in luck! 20th Century Studios has released an extended clip, showcasing the first five minutes of the film.The clip has Driver and a barely recognizable Damon facing off against each other in appropriate Medieval jousting fashion (the film is based on a true story from 1386) in what is presumably the last duel the movie's titl...
Tags: Movies, News, France, Ridley Scott, Damon, Marguerite, Jean, Affleck, Jacques, Harriet Walter, Matt Damon Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer, Comer, Eric Jager, Jean de Carrouges, Jacques Le Gris


It’s Matt Damon vs. Adam Driver in The Last Duel Opening Minutes Clip

The first four minutes of 20th Century Studios’ all-star medieval epic drama The Last Duel has been revealed (via Fandango), which hails from Ridley Scott. The video features Matt Damon’s Jean de Carrouges, and Adam Driver’s Jacques Le Gris as they each prepare for their public deadly showdown which will start off with a jousting match. The film had its world premiere last month at the Venice Film Festival. It is currently set to debut in theaters next week on October 15. Check out The Last Duel...
Tags: Video, UK, Movies, Drama, France, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Oscar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Gucci, Nicole Holofcener, Fandango, Josephine, Marguerite


The 10 Scariest Scenes From The Alien Franchise

Ridley Scott's "Alien" is a profound, seminal piece of science fiction and horror. In space, no one can truly hear you scream (per the first movie's official tagline), though just because it's unheard, it doesn't mean it's not there. With a profound scope, unmatched awe, gorgeous visuals, and bonafide body horror, the series is operatic, high-concept horror -- basically, a haunted house series set in space. With talented directors at the helm, the Alien series offers visions of a horrific future...
Tags: Movies, Cameron, Dallas, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Sigourney Weaver, Vox, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Spielberg, David Fincher, John Hurt, Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Kane, Scott


Hollywood holds its breath as blockbuster hopefuls like 'No Time to Die' and 'Dune' test the limits of movie-theater recovery

Tom Hardy in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." Sony Multiple big movie releases are packed into October, from "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" to "Dune." The month will test whether the US theatrical market can sustain so many tentpole films. Some Hollywood releases will also open in China after "Shang-Chi" was shut out, but the real test will come later. See more stories on Insider's business page. After multiple delays, some of Hollywood's biggest movies of the year will finally see th...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, Disney, US, Trends, Nato, Sony, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Newark, North America


The Last Duel Clip Features Matt Damon and Jodie Comer

20th Century Studios has released the first clip from acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott’s upcoming medieval epic drama The Last Duel, which is currently slated to arrive in theaters on Friday, October 15. The Last Duel clip, which you can check out in the player below, features Matt Damon’s Jean and Jodie Comer’s Marguerite as they argue about the dire consequences of Jean’s potential defeat. Marguerite makes him realize that she will also face death and their child will become an orphan if he lo...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, France, Matt Damon, Oscar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ridley Scott, Nicole Holofcener, Josephine, Marguerite, Jean, Ridley Scott Gladiator, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ben Affleck Argo


Gladiator 2 Will Be 'Ready To Go' After Ridley Scott's Next Movie, Apparently

What we do in life echoes in eternity, and director Ridley Scott is making sure that he crams as much into his life as humanly possible. The 83-year-old filmmaker has two major movies coming out this year ("House of Gucci" and "The Last Duel") and a Napoleon-centric drama called "Kitbag" lined up to film next. But he's not slowing down: after "Kitbag," Scott is going to travel back to the Roman Empire to direct a sequel to "Gladiator" that's been more than twenty years in the making.He's been te...
Tags: Movies, News, Russell Crowe, Jesus, Ridley Scott, Napoleon, Nick Cave, Lucius, Scott, Maximus, Clark, Crowe, Roman Empire, Gladiator, Cave, Maximus Decimus Meridius


14 Sequels That Truly Didn't Need To Happen

As Benjamin Franklin might have said, if he had witnessed the rise and continued growth of modern cinema, "Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And that most movies, if they make a reasonable profit, will get sequels whether they need one or not."Anachronistic Ben Franklin has it spot on. Hefty profits can magically transform the most standalone and self-contained movies into a trilogy, tetralogy, or worse. We have proof. Some of the films on this list are completely unnecessary -- they were ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Massachusetts, Africa, Tim Burton, Earth, Ben Franklin, John Goodman, Cameron Diaz, Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Batgirl, Michael Caine, Skynet, George Clooney, Bruce Wayne


A Surprisingly Wholesome Conversation With The Minds Behind A24's Lamb [Fantastic Fest]

As you'd expect from a horror movie released by A24, "Lamb" is bleak, unsettling, and designed to leave audiences wondering what the hell they just watched. But it's also surprisingly funny, and somehow, frequently adorable. If you speak to the folks who made it, this combination starts to make sense. "Lamb" stars Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snær Guðnason as a couple living on a remote Icelandic farm, tending to sheep and grappling with a recent tragedy. Then, a miracle: one of their sheep gives bir...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Iceland, Ada, Ridley Scott, Sarajevo, Johannsson, Sjon, Noomi Rapace, Noomi, Rapace, Bela Tarr, Valdimar, Valdimar Jóhannsson


Every James Cameron Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Known for his larger-than-life creations and unique filmmaking style, director James Cameron is in a league all of his own. With his genre-spanning work, lofty ambitions, and unrestrained energy, Cameron has carved out a name for himself in Hollywood as an artist willing to do anything to see his vision come true. Whether he's retelling a historical event or taking us on an adventure to a sci-fi kingdom, there's no denying that Cameron is an influential figure who continues to dominate the movie...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, US, Avatar, Moon, Cameron, Harry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, Caribbean, Sarah, Bill Paxton, Helen, Celine Dion


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Amazon Prime Video In October 2021

With all due respect to the warm weather fans out there, the month of October is upon us and that means it's finally time for the fall lovers among us (raises hand) to come out of hiding and start thriving. For Amazon Prime Video subscribers, the change in seasons also indicates a renewed focus on horror movies: from "The Last Exorcism," to "The Grudge 2" to "Resident Evil." But there's also plenty of new movies and shows that will be added to the streaming service for every sort of entertainmen...
Tags: Movies, News, California, Amazon Prime, Michael Fassbender, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Catherine Zeta Jones, Hulu, Ridley Scott, David Fincher, Bond, Jesus Christ, Amazon Prime Video, Fight Club, Toronto Maple Leafs



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