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13 Movies Like Gone Girl That Thriller Fans Need To Watch

"Gone Girl" is one of the most popular mystery novels of the postmodern era. Before publication, expectations for the book were high, as author Gillian Flynn's previous works, "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places," had established her as a sharp, cunning writer unafraid to tackle truly twisted material. "Gone Girl" became a sensation when it hit bookshelves in 2012; the question "Who is Amy Dunne?" haunted both the novel's characters and an audience of mystery fans.Hollywood quickly turned its atten...
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The Morning Watch: The Suits In Dune Explained, The Last Duel Script Breakdown & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, find out what the body suits in the upcoming adaptation of "Dune" are all about. Plus, listen as "The Last Duel" stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck talk about the screenwriting work they did with scribe Nicol...
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, James Bond, Nicole Holofcener, Sean Connery, Dune, Damon, Affleck, Connery, Ben Affleck Matt Damon, Sean Connery James Bond, Jacqueline West, Bob Morgan, Holofcener


Robert Pattinson broods and batters his way through new The Batman trailer (ars technica)

Robert Pattinson stars as billionaire Bruce Wayne, aka the Caped Crusader, in director Matt Reeves' forthcoming film, The Batman. Robert Pattinson is appropriately dark and brooding and beating up bad guys in the latest trailer for The Batman, which debuted at DC FanDome this weekend. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film's release has been delayed multiple times, but will finally hit theaters next March. As I've written previously, the original plan was to set the film within the DCEU, after the e...
Tags: News, Robert Pattinson, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Jennifer Garner, Reeves, Jennifer Ouellette, Affleck, Matt Reeves, Reeves Affleck


The Flash Trailer Confirms Batman Will Have A Bigger Role Than We Thought

The latest The Flash trailer suggests that Michael Keaton's Batman has a bigger role in the film than many initially assumed. Ezra Miller makes his DCEU return as the Scarlet Speedster after starring in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash's first trailer was released at DC FanDome 2021, offering a sneak peek at what to expect from the standalone flick. It's no secret that The Flash was in production limbo for quite some ti...
Tags: Justice, Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Tech, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Barry, Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Keaton, Zack Snyder, Affleck, Barry Allen, Iris West


The Batman Trailer is Full of Intrigue and Reasons to Be Excited About DC’s Future

Holy awesome trailer, Batman! After what feels like a decade of speculation, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, theories and delays, Matt Reeves’ The Batman finally debuted its first full-length trailer — not to be confused with last year’s teaser — and, as someone who had genuinely high expectations for this film, my excitement level has reached near astronomical levels for the one known as Battinson (this will catch on, trust me). Here’s the trailer in case you missed it:  Ok, so now what do ...
Tags: Comics, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Ben Affleck, Action, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Serkis, Batgirl, Penguin, Colin Farrell, Gotham City, Batman, Dc, Nolan, Smith


Michael Keaton's Batman Returns To The Batcave In The Flash Movie Image

DC's The Flash movie trailer reveals Michael Keaton's Batman return, with the actor donning the Batsuit again in the upcoming movie. Ezra Miller will lead The Flash film as Barry Allen, reprising his DC Extended Universe role in his first solo movie. However, he'll be joined by other DC heroes in The Flash movie including Keaton's Batman from Tim Burton's 80s & 90s movies, Ben Affleck's DCEU Batman and new-to-the-universe Sasha Calle as Supergirl. IT helmer Andy Muschietti directs The Flash fro...
Tags: Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Tech, Harley Quinn, Batman, Michael Keaton, Miller, Ezra Miller, Calle, Keaton, Affleck, Barry Allen, Andy Muschietti, Christina Hodson, Sasha Calle


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


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 Tender Bar Trailer: Ben Affleck Tends Bar In Long Island For Director George Clooney

Amazon Studios has released the official trailer and one-sheet poster for the coming-of-age drama film "The Tender Bar" from director George Clooney ("The Midnight Sky," "Good Night, and Good Luck"). While this marks the first time that Clooney has directed his fellow Batman thespian Ben Affleck, the two of them won Oscars together for producing Affleck's 2012 film "Argo." The film recently premiered at the London Film Festival where it so far has garnered mixed reviews.Besides Affleck, the cast...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Paul Simon, Wes Anderson, Trailers, George Clooney, Batman, Long Island, Anderson, Rabe, Clooney, Charlie, Amazon Studios, Sheridan


The Tender Bar Trailer: Ben Affleck is a Cool Uncle in Amazon’s George Clooney-Helmed Pic

Amazon Studios has dropped the official trailer for actor-director George Clooney’s forthcoming coming-of-age drama The Tender Bar, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck and Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan. The film is currently slated to arrive in U.S. theaters on December 17, followed by its Amazon Prime Video debut on January 17. The Tender Bar trailer, which you can check out below along with the poster, features an aspiring young writer, who gets life lessons from his favorite uncle at his b...
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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


The 14 Greatest Heist Movies Of The 21st Century

As the past two decades have proved, the heist movie genre is as broad as they come. Real crimes can inspire fascinating biographical films, while current events allow filmmakers to explore relevant issues through perspectives of various criminals. Other heist films don't aim for plausibility at all, and many cross over with other genres, such as comedy, action, or science fiction.Just look at how popular franchises have incorporated heists into existing mythologies. "The Fast and the Furious" f...
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The Last Duel Screenwriters Worked To Strike A Balance Between Past And Present

When it came to writing "The Last Duel," the screenwriters had to find a way to remain both true to the era in which the film takes place while also making sure it was all accessible to a modern-audience. While "The Last Duel" is occasionally clumsy with how it handles the parallels with the film and our own modern times, the screenwriters still took care to approach these topics in ways that would resonate with current audiences. During a press conference that /Film attended, writers Nicole Hol...
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Nicole Holofcener, Adam, Affleck, Jacqueline Coley, Nicole Holofcener 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


Robert Pattinson’s Batman Is A Badass, Says Jeffrey Wright

  Robert Pattinson's Batman is a badass, says The Batman star Jeffery Wright. The upcoming DC Extended Universe film from director Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is the first to feature Pattinson's version of the iconic superhero. After suffering from pandemic-related delays that caused principal photography to take a year, The Batman will release on March 4, 2022. The coveted role of Bruce Wayne had been solely occupied in the DCEU by Ben Affleck, who was originally set t...
Tags: Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Tech, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Justice League, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Jeffrey Wright, Robert, Paul Dano, Reeves, Wright, Snyder


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


Ben Affleck Says George Clooney Gave Him The 'Best Notes Of Any Director' He's Worked With

Ben Affleck can't stop talking about how much he likes working with George Clooney, and it's honestly very sweet. The very much from Boston actor has dived headfirst into the press tour for "The Tender Bar," an Amazon Studios-produced film directed by Clooney and based on a memoir by J.R. Moehringer, and he has nothing but good things to say about his working relationship with Clooney. The film is all about the love and admiration between a young J.R. (played by Tye Sheridan) and his bartender u...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Boston, Ben Affleck, Michael Bay, George Clooney, Richard Linklater, Argo, Robert Redford, George, Clooney, Charlie, Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios, Affleck


Ben Affleck Had 'A Great Time' Playing Batman Again In The Flash, Calls Justice League 'Difficult'

It turns out that Ben Affleck's sad Batman in "Justice League" reflected the actor's true feelings. In a recent interview promoting his latest movie, the George Clooney-directed "The Tender Bar," Affleck was inevitably asked about his time playing Batman, both in the past and in the upcoming "Flash" movie. In a statement that surprises no one, Affleck revealed that his experience reprising the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was more fun on "The Flash," where he along with other Batmans (Michael Keat...
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Justice League, George Clooney, Batman, Warner Bros, Michael Keaton, Joss Whedon, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Variety, Keaton, Ezra, Affleck, Barry Allen


Ben Affleck Had ‘A Great Time’ Reprising Batman Role in The Flash

In a recent interview, Ben Affleck further confirmed that he will appear in The Flash as Batman and said that he had a great experience after the difficult filming of Justice League. “It was a really nice way to revisit that as the prior experience had been difficult,” Affleck told Variety. “I had a great time. I love Ezra [Miller] and I had a chance to see Jason [Momoa], who’s over [in the U.K.] making Aquaman.” Affleck also joked that he’s likely under a gag order that he’s unaware of, so he m...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Batman, Cw, Michael Keaton, Comic Book, Miller, Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Golden Globe, Zack Snyder, Affleck, Barry Allen, Henry Allen, Ron Livingston, ComingSoon


Ben Affleck Says He Had ‘Fun’ Playing Batman in ‘The Flash’ After ‘Justice League’ Was ‘Difficult’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The upcoming DC Comics film “The Flash” put the fun back into Batman for Ben Affleck, after the actor endured Joss Whedon’s 2017 film “Justice League.” Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Andy Muschietti-directed “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller in the title role. “It was a really nice way to revisit […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Batman, The Flash, Joss Whedon, Ezra Miller, Affleck, Bruce Wayne Batman, Andy Muschietti, Just For Variety


Batman Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

Batman is one of the oldest superheroes depicted in the media, having first appeared in the pages of "Detective Comics" in 1939. Along with Superman and Wonder Woman, he's considered part of DC Comics' "Holy Trinity"; really, there's no bigger superhero in pop culture. While the character started out as a comic book character, he's made his way into live-action a number of times. Two low-budget serials screened in the '40s, while ABC's campy "Batman" series followed in 1966. The show ran for onl...
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The Tender Bar First Look: The George Clooney-Directed Ben Affleck Movie Heads To Theaters And Amazon This Winter

George Clooney's directing career has been all over the map. He came out of the gate hot with "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" in 2002, but by the time you get to last year's underwhelming "The Midnight Sky," you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who thinks he's a vital and exciting storyteller behind the camera. But perhaps that's about to change.Clooney's next movie is "The Tender Bar," an adaptation of J.R. Moehringer's coming-of-age memoir. William Monahan ("The Departed") wrote the screenp...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Los Angeles, George Clooney, Ridley Scott, Rabe, Clooney, Damon, Charlie, Affleck, Christopher Lloyd, William Monahan


Ranking Morgan Freeman's 20 Best Roles

Morgan Freeman is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, with credits in over 100 films. Despite his extensive filmography, Freeman actually got his start in film relatively late in his career. A frequent stage performer and star of the PBS children's show "The Electric Company," Freeman landed key breakout roles throughout the '80s that launched him into stardom.Freeman works consistently and is very reliable. Even in weaker films, Freeman rarely gives a bad performance, and is usuall...
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Gwyneth Paltrow on Ex Ben Affleck's Rekindled Romance With Jennifer Lopez

Paltrow, who dated Affleck in the late '90s, said the rekindled romance is 'cute.'
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez make red carpet debut at Venice Film Festival

The couple attended Friday’s premiere of “The Last Duel,” the historical drama that Affleck co-wrote with longtime pal Matt Damon.
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Ben Affleck Says ‘The Last Duel’ Will ‘Generate a Lot of Catharsis and Empathy’ Among Audiences

Ben Affleck hopes that his latest movie, “The Last Duel,” will generate “a lot of catharsis and empathy” among audiences of the Ridley Scott-directed historical epic, which premieres Friday at the Venice Film Festival. Speaking at a press conference on Friday afternoon, Affleck said the story is “one that I hoped would develop in the […]
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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Lopez Arrive In Venice Ahead Of Rumored Red Carpet Debut

The couple looked as in love as ever heading to the Venice Film Festival before the premiere of Affleck’s new film.
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Every Pre-MCU Marvel Movie Ranked

There's no disputing that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the biggest blockbuster franchises in film history. However, there are some Marvel films that predate the MCU that deserve the same praise. While there are some misfires -- look, Marvel had to start somewhere, right? -- most of the Marvel films that came out before 2008's "Iron Man" deserve a second look, not only to appreciate how far Marvel has come, but also to remember that, at one point, the X-Men were the superhero team to b...
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The 15 Best Debut Films From Directors

A great first film can jumpstart a filmmaker's career and show the world what makes them unique. For example, the conversational dialogue, '70s soundtrack, and nonlinear narrative of Quentin Tarantino's first film "Reservoir Dogs" established tropes that the director still relies on today.Not every great director starts out strong, though. Although he's one of the greatest filmmakers working today, David Fincher's career nearly imploded after his disastrous debut, "Alien 3." Similarly, some dire...
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