When a movie is sold as being the next incredible cinematic experience that will change the way we watch movies, expectations are huge. Audiences may scoff. It could all backfire. But Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' lived up to the hype and audiences responded in kind, giving it the biggest opening ever for a non-sequel October release.
“What can't Justin Timberlake do?” said the internet after the performer dominated 2013 with the release of two albums, a musical turn in Cannes favorite 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' and a handful of Jimmy Fallon late-night sketches that all went viral. 'Runner Runner' suggests there's really one thing: convince us he's anyone but Timberlake.
'Lincoln Lawyer' director Brad Furman directs the middling thriller, another gambling-infused escapade from 'Rounders' writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien that packs the integrity of their previous efforts without any spark. The writing duo can talk the poker talk, this time immersing their script in the seedy world of online betting. Their leading man can't keep up.
Ben Affleck may have brought on the charm during his interview on 'Jimmy Fallon,' where he talked about his kids and perhaps even quelled some of the outrage over his Batman casting, but Justin Timberlake has seen his dark side. A new clip from 'Runner, Runner,' starring both of these stars, has dropped online, showing how
Bruce Wayne a gambling tycoon deals with his enemies.
As you may now know, Ben Affleck was just cast as Batman in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' Sequel. And the makers of 'Runner Runner' couldn't let this buzz opportunity go, so they've just released a clip from the film that is very Affleck-centric to maybe get more people to see the film. He is Batman now, so who's to say?
A Princeton student loses all his tuition money to a shady gambling site, run by a high-rolling businessman south of the border. In an attempt to regain his funds, the student is sucked into a dangerous new world.
New Regency has just landed Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake for their online Gambling thriller 'Runner Runner,' which will be directed by Brad Furman. If you don't know Furman's name, he helmed 'The Lincoln Lawyer,' which turned out way better than anyone could have anticipated. That makes this worth paying attention to.