That look. That probing, skeptical, disapproving look the TSA agent gives you at the airport as they look over your driver's license and boarding pass. I have never had a single reason to be nervous in these exchanges -- I've never tried to smuggle so much as a bottle of cough syrup onto an airplane -- but they unsettle me every single time. And this is in the United States and I've done nothing wrong: imagine what it must feel like to walk through a security checkpoint in Iran, traveling under a forged passport under an assumed identity, in the midst of the worst hostage crisis in your nation's history. If you're caught, you're dead, your friends are dead, and maybe every other hostage in the country is dead too.
The incredible true story in Ben Affleck's 'Argo' took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- but it plays to relatable modern fears, like our (or, at least, my) irrational terror of airport security.
Though the duo won Oscars for their screenplay for 'Good Will Hunting,' both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck pursued different routes after that success. Now they're reuniting to produce 'Race to the South Pole,' which will star Ben's Brother Casey Affleck.
It's nothing short of remarkable how Ben Affleck has turned his career around. Once thought of as a joke, the actor-turned-director is back at top form and could very well wind up seeing his latest film, 'Argo,' nominated for Best Picture. But if this is Affleck's career high, it wasn't that long ago that he had hit his career low.
Actor Ben Affleck has impressed both critics and audiences with his two previous efforts as a director, 'Gone Baby Gone' and the excellent 'The Town.' Now the first TV spot for his new film, 'Argo,' has arrived just as the buzz on the film is starting to get really loud.
Though it's about to screen at the Venice and Toronto Film feativals, we still don't know much about Terrence Malick's 'To the Wonder.' Here's what we suspect: Beautiful cinematography, voice-over narration, meditative tone, car chase (possibly two or more). Now we've got a quote from one of its stars and a synopsis.
Sometimes, a simple meeting between a studio and a director can spiral out of control and practically become fact overnight. This was the case with the "Ben Affleck May Be Directing 'Justice League'"! stories that arrived a few weeks back. The story has cooled off since then, but today, Mr. Affleck himself has put an end to any future internet scuttlebutting: he is not directing the film.
It's never overkill to reiterate for the thousandth time that Christopher Nolan will not be directing the 'Justice League' movie. No matter how many rumors circulate the Webosphere or how many times fans cry out for a savior to come a save this project, it doesn't change the fact he threw in the towel after 'The Dark Knight Rises.' So, that means there's an opening.
We thought it was a little weird that 'Justice League,' the movie being referred to as "'The Avengers' of DC Comics," would be helmed by the actor/director known as 'Daredevil' Ben Affleck. Now it looks like we all may have been a little too hasty to place the man formerly known as 'Gigli' in this gig. (Side bar: yeah, we'll never let him live 'Gigli' down.)
Progress on a 'Justice League' movie over at Warner Bros. has been bumpy for years now, but it looks like the studio is ready to make forward progress again as they've approached actor and director Ben Affleck to helm the film.
No one in Hollywood “bats a thousand,” as they say, but Ben Affleck’s directorial career comes awfully close. His first two efforts – ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘The Town’ – were expertly crafted examples of New England crime noir. Now he’s expanding his scope with the international thriller ‘Argo,’ which just teased its first trailer.
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