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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

Ridley Scott's The Last Duel Bombs At The Box Office As Halloween Kills Dominates The Weekend

Ridley Scott's The Last Duel Bombs At The Box Office As Halloween Kills Dominates The Weekend It's been a mixed weekend at the box office. The steady shores of the horror genre delivered another hit with David Gordon Green's sequel "Halloween Kills," but Ridley Scott's historical drama "The Last Duel" has been thoroughly glove-slapped by a dismal $4.8 million domestic debut. Those numbers are particularly painful when taking into consideration the movie's $100 million budget, which it now has ef...
Tags: Movies, News, Matt Damon, Box Office, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Variety, Marguerite, David Gordon Green, Halloween Kills, Jean de Carrouges, Jacques Le Gris, Le Gris, Marguerite Jodie Comer

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 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

What to watch this weekend: Horror sequel 'Halloween Kills,' A-list period drama 'The Last Duel'

New films streaming and in theaters this weekend: Jamie Lee Curtis returns in 'Halloween Kills,' Matt Damon and Adam Driver clash in 'The Last Duel.'        [Author: USA TODAY]
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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

Matt Damon Let His Daughters Give Him A Mohawk And It’s Full ‘Travis Bickle’

"The Last Duel" actor showed off his "ridiculous" look on "The Tonight Show."
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The 14 Greatest Action Movies Of The 21st Century

As nebulous and vague as the term "action movie" is, we're here to celebrate some of the more recent entries in the genre. With a series of 14 movies that, between them, possess enough vehicles, weapons, ammunition, and henchmen to populate a small army, they're a relatively diverse bunch. After all, the 21st century has been a watershed period for action flicks. The influence of eastern cinema over the past 20 years has led to a deluge of highly choreographed and spectacularly brutal fight scen...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, UK, Movies, Matt Damon, America, Earth, Rome, South Africa, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig, Christian Bale, Spike Lee, Gotham City, Batman, Thor, Baby

10 Brendan Fraser Performances You Need To Revisit

Remembered for his classic good looks and nostalgic charm, it is impossible not to love Brendan Fraser. Not only has he been a part of the most memorable movies of the last few decades, but Fraser continues to make an impact on generations of movie-goers. From his action-centric roles to his more kid-friendly performances, Fraser's body of work is truly something to admire. And as the Brendan Fraser renaissance continues to take shape thanks to the likes of "Doom Patrol," "No Sudden Move," and M...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, David, Harvard University, Connecticut, Broadway, Christopher Walken, Bill, Vietnam, Steve Buscemi, Bill Condon, Humphrey Bogart, SilverStone, Boone

Movies Like Dazed And Confused That Comedy Fans Will Love

When "Dazed and Confused" came out in September 1993, it barely made an impact, commercially or critically. It cost about $7 million to make and earned $8 million back -- that's not exactly a bomb, but certainly a disappointment. But over the course of the next few years, it would slowly grow in estimation until it became what it is today, a coming-of-age cult classic and one of the most highly regarded high school films of all time. "Dazed and Confused" takes place on the last day of the 1976 s...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Scotland, Matt Damon, Pennsylvania, United Kingdom, Bradley Cooper, Elton John, Steve Carell, Ellen, Richard Linklater, Harrison Ford, Vietnam, William

Review: 'The Last Duel' is dude-filled drama that doesn't do enough with its female perspective

Matt Damon and Adam Driver feud and Jodie Comer shines in Ridley Scott's period action thriller, which doesn't do its feminine perspective justice.        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Matt Damon, Religion, Usa Today, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer

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 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

Ben Affleck And Matt Damon Were Originally Supposed To Kiss In "The Last Duel," And Here's Why It Didn't End Up Happening

"That would've been our first onscreen kiss."
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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

Ridley Scott goes big in epic 'The Last Duel.' Jodie Comer goes bigger playing it smaller

Ridley Scott's 'The Last Duel' features a great performance by Jodie Comer as a woman attacked by her husband's best friend. Matt Damon also stars.        [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: Matt Damon, Religion, Ridley Scott, Arizona Republic, Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer Says ‘The Last Duel’ Gives Women a Voice By Holding ‘Mirror Up to Society’

Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” may hinge on two knights fiercely battling to the death, but the real protagonist is the woman at the center of the conflict, who was a footnote in history but finally given a voice by star Jodie Comer. The “Killing Eve” actor plays Marguerite de Carrouges, a French noblewoman in […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Jodie Comer, The Last Duel, Marguerite de Carrouges

10 Oscar Winners You Didn't Realize Played Marvel Superheroes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become quite adept at building up the stardom of those who play its most famous superheroes, elevating the likes of Chris Evans and Chris Pratt to action hero superstardom. However, many superheroes of the MCU are also portrayed by actors and actresses with lengthy and prestigious resumes. RELATED: 10 Oscar Winners You Didn't Realize Played Marvel Side Characters This includes several who have actually managed to obtain the holy grail of film awards: an Oscar. T...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Matt Damon, Tech, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Thor, Tilda Swinton, Chris Pratt, Shakespeare, Avengers, Chris Evans, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Korg, Brie Larson

Matt Damon’s 10 Best Performances: From Dirty Cop to Math Genius and More

Matt Damon has cemented himself as one of the most recognizable and passionate actors of his generation. To celebrate his birthday, Variety is ranking his best film performances. Getting his early start and breaking through with small, cameo roles in movies such as “Mystic Pizza” (1988) and the prep-school drama “School Ties” (1992), it was […]
Tags: Matt Damon, Awards, Actors, Stillwater, The Departed, Good Will Hunting

Why Casino Royale Is The Best James Bond Movie

The twenty-fifth canonical James Bond adventure, "No Time to Die," brings an end to the Daniel Craig era of Bond, which has had its ups and downs, like any other era. At its best, the Craig movies have excelled at wringing character drama out of the long-running action franchise. It all started with "Casino Royale" in 2006.15 years and five movies later, "Casino Royale" remains an unequivocal franchise high. It added just the right dash of physicality and vulnerability to the Bond character, sho...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Russia, Matt Damon, Shanghai, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Judi Dench, Miami, Daniel Craig, Venice, Goldfinger, Casino Royale, Skyfall, Bahamas

Who Is the Best Actor in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed?

Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning crime drama The Departed turns 15 this week, people. Looking back on the flick, I’m still amazed at its ability to entertain, dazzle, thrill, and shock audiences. Honestly, check out this terrific “first-time reaction” from a couple on YouTube if you need a reminder of just how bonkers the 2006 film really is: Personally, I love The Departed. It has all of Scorsese’s usual flourishes, a fantastic, whip-smaht script by William Monahan, and plenty of intr...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Drama, Matt Damon, Tim Burton, Action, Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese, Batman, Alec Baldwin, Billy, Martin Scorsese, Sheen, Don, Nicholson

Stillwater Blu-ray Release Date, Bonus Features Details, and Giveaway

ComingSoon is excited to reveal that Stillwater will release October 12 digitally and will arrive on both Blu-ray and DVD on October 26, 2021, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Tom McCarthy’s thriller stars Matt Damon, Camille Cottin, and Abigail Breslin. We’re also doing a giveaway courtesy of UPHE that includes the Blu-Ray and a swag box featuring a film branded S’well   water bottle, film branded trucker hat, and   Oogie’s Popcorn. The total value is approximately $100 USD. To enter...
Tags: Movies, France, Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Bill, Oklahoma, Marseilles, Universal Pictures, Giveaway, Stillwater, Tom McCarthy, Blu Ray, Breslin, ComingSoon, Movie News, Calanques

"The patriarch is Apollo, the matriarch is Athena, and my very best friend is Ajax... Then there’s Drop Foot, Little Big One, Hope, Wolverine, Tuna, Tiny."

"The newest, four weeks old, that’s Gizmo. Whiskers, Crooked Head because he’s got a crooked head. Let’s see — who’s left? Tiger, Love, Momma, and Homer. I don’t think I left anyone out."Said Curtis Sliwa, the Republican candidate for New York City mayor, in "POP QUIZ 8:00 A.M./We Asked Curtis Sliwa to Name All 16 of His Cats" (NY Magazine).More impressive than the speed at which he scrolled through the directory was that he immediately repeated the feat, à la Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting rif...
Tags: Cats, Law, New York City, Matt Damon, Ajax, Names, Athena, Curtis Sliwa, Ann Althouse, Said Curtis Sliwa

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

Every Terry Gilliam Movie Ranked Worst To Best

Terry Gilliam was always the odd man out in Monty Python -- he was the only American, he wasn't Oxbridge educated, and he was an animator, not a comedy writer. He did, however, find his directing feet with the troupe, co-directing "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." He would also go on to cast Michael Palin and Eric Idle in many of his projects. In Gilliam's first "solo" film, "Jabberwocky," the Python influence was clear, but it would become less so as he branched further into flights of fancy a...
Tags: Apple, Python, New York, Movies, Robin Williams, Germany, John Cleese, Matt Damon, Williams, Moon, Uma Thurman, Brazil, Monty Python, Robert De Niro, Baron, Brian

Deep Water: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Deep Water" has earned itself quite a reputation over the past year, and somehow we have yet to see a single piece of footage. This upcoming steamy thriller is building anticipation like no other, with everyone dying to see the onscreen chemistry between Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck. So if the wait is starting to get to you, kee...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Patricia Highsmith, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Netflix, Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock, Fatal Attraction, Bond, Russo brothers, Cabin, Todd Haynes, Ripley, Melinda, Vic

Every Paul Greengrass Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Paul Greengrass is one of those directors who has a type -- or, rather, a couple of very specific types. On one hand, he's a guy who dramatizes real-life tragedies, mining the events for all of their heightened emotions. However, where other filmmakers sometimes allow the epic scale of these true stories to eclipse the characters, Greengrass never loses sight of the humanity at the center. Still, his films often raise a difficult question: At what point does it stop being too soon to make a film...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Iraq, Matt Damon, US, America, Tom Hanks, United States, Paul Greengrass, United Kingdom, James Nesbitt, Cia, Somalia, Richard, United, Helena Bonham Carter

Regé-Jean Page Set to Star in Netflix Heist Thriller From Noah Hawley

Regé-Jean Page is set to star in an upcoming heist thriller for Netflix, according to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter. MORE: The Last Duel Clip Features Matt Damon and Jodie Comer The upcoming project will come from writer-director Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion), who will produce the film via his 26 Keys production company. Joe and Anthony Russo and Mike Larocca also attached as producers via AGBO. Page will also get an executive producer credit for the film, with Angela Russo-Otstot al...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Matt Damon, Netflix, Streaming, Noah Hawley, Lucy, Joe, WB, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Hawley, ComingSoon, Movie News, Regé Jean Page, Jodie Comer