Casey Affleck

‘The Finest Hours’ Review: Solid Historical Drama Amidst Stormy Seas

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by Matt Singer January 26, 2016 @ 10:59 AM
Disney
For decades, there’s been a clear delineation of roles in the Affleck clan: Ben’s the leading man, Casey’s the character actor. Ben has the perfect chin and lustrous hair, not to mention the major height advantage. (He’s almost half a foot taller than Casey, according to IMDb.) Even when Casey Affleck takes a central role in a film, it’s almost always in material that explores the unlikelihood of a guy like him becoming a hero (think The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford or Gone Baby Gone). But that’s not the case with the new historical adventure The Finest Hours. There’s nothing quirky or unconventional about Affleck’s charisma here. Even with a more traditional leading man co-anchoring the story and serving as its de facto protagonist, Affleck commands the screen with quiet, steely resolve and intense eyes. At 40 years old, he’s blossomed into a full-fledged movie star.

‘Manchester by the Sea’ Review: Casey Affleck Shines in This Powerful Tearjerker

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by Mike Sampson January 24, 2016 @ 3:12 PM
Amazon/Roadside
If you tried to describe Manchester by the Sea to someone else it would sound an awful lot like many other indie dramas. Trouble white guy returns to his hometown to care for a relative. But that does not do justice to Kenneth Lonergan’s third...

‘Triple 9’ Trailer: An Intense Heist Thriller With an Insane Cast

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by Matt Singer November 11, 2015 @ 12:09 PM
Open Road
I don’t think I’ve ever not recognized Kate Winslet in a movie before. But I did not recognize her in the latest trailer for Triple 9. It wasn’t until her name flashed onscreen that I even realized it was her — and even then I had to rewind to see for myself. According to Wikipedia, which is never wrong, she plays “a Russian-Israeli Mafia moll.” My favorite kind of Mafia moll!

‘Triple 9’ Red Band Trailer: Casey Affleck Tries to ‘Out-Monster the Monster’

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by Britt Hayes October 6, 2015 @ 6:41 PM
John Hillcoat is the director behind The Road and Lawless, which makes Triple 9 an instant must-see. Originally conceived as a starring vehicle for Lawless star Shia LaBeouf, Triple 9 was put on the back burner for a few years before Hillcoat got back to work on it, replacing LaBeouf with Casey Affleck for this nasty little crime thriller. The first trailer has arrived, and as the red band warning promises, things get very, very brutal.

‘The Finest Hours’ Trailer: Chris Pine Battles a Storm, Saves a Boat and Tries Out a Boston Accent

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by Jacob Hall July 8, 2015 @ 11:44 AM
There’s something old fashioned and endearing about the trailer for The Finest Hours that makes us forgive its obvious sins. Like the CGI that doesn’t look quite up to snuff just yet. Or an unfortunate song choice. Or the thick Bah-stun accents that Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana are saddled with. But who are we to say no to the totally true tale of a brave Coast Guard who sets out to rescue the crew of an oil tanker that has split in half while a deadly storm rages all around him? That would be like saying no to baseball and apple pie.

'True Detective' Season 2: OK, Seriously, Here's Who We Really Think Should Star

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 21, 2014 @ 3:33 PM
HBO
HBO's ‘True Detective’ has neither completed the course of its eight-episode run, nor has that Nic Pizzolato-scripted series even officially attained a season 2 renewal, but recently the internet has been abuzz with #TrueDetectiveSeason2 casting choices, both real and fake. The meme may have run its course, but we decided to take a serious approach to pool Hollywood A-list talent we’d like to see in ‘True Detective’ season 2!

If There's One Reason to See 'Triple Nine,' It's For the Cast

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by Nick Romano February 6, 2014 @ 12:47 PM
Getty Images
On its own, 'Triple Nine' doesn't offer audiences much intrigue. A heist thriller? Where's the hook? Well, the hook is apparently the illustrious cast, which already includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Kate Winslet. But now a bushel of stars are in the process of joining, as well, all of who are hotly in demand.