Ben Affleck

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  • This shouldn't be exciting, but is

    Movie News | Ali | 13th June 2011

    If I had told you a decade ago I was excited that casting had begun on Ben Affleck's new movie, you would have laughed at me and called me a girl. Well, here we are, a decade later - Ben Affleck is casting his new movie, and I'm excited. Now who's a girl?

  • Films on TV round-up: golf, gripes and great big punch-ups

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 15th May 2011

    In which you will discover that 'Affleckian' is now a word and there's nothing you can do about it.

  • The Town

    Movie Review | Matt | 23rd September 2010

    Ben Affleck: talented actor whose career undeservingly suffered after the Bennifer affair, or punchably smug media-rapist? Personally, I've always had a soft spot for the lunk-headed grinner - he was, after all, the bomb in Phantoms, yo - but, either way, few can deny that he has managed to recover a lot of credibility post-Gigli. And while Jenny from the Block now languishes in terrible wrong-coms, Affleck continues to 'win the break-up' (let it go, people, it was six years ago) with this well-crafted crime thriller.

  • State Of Play

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 26th April 2009

    Let's say for argument's sake that Paul Abbott's 2003 mini-series State Of Play wasn't watched by everyone, and that many people will be coming to Kevin Macdonald's complex thriller completely cold, with no prior knowledge. Sitting comfortably? Let's begin. Cal McAfferey (Crowe), an old school investigative journalist for the...

  • He's Just Not That Into You

    Movie Review | Ali | 8th February 2009

    This shamefully sappy, overly-long romantic odyssey, based on a self-help book of the same name, promises to subvert rom-com clich´┐Ż and burst wide open the so-called 'rules' of dating etiquette. The movie opens with the shocking revelation that boys who push you down in the playground really like you. The rest of the film, des...

  • Gone Baby Gone

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th June 2008

    Straw poll. Ben Affleck: hate him or really hate him? Let's not beat around the bush; Affleck the elder has been trading off his early successes for years, coasting through a career peppered with duff action vehicles, with a smug grin permanently slapped just above his gigantic chin. Just look at the man's IMDb profile picture: ...

  • Smokin' Aces

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th January 2007

    If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man / You win some, lose some, it's all the same to me / The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say / I don't share your greed, the only card I need is The Ace Of Spades, The Ace Of Spades Dialogue? Who the fuck needs dialogue? The original teaser trailer for Joe Ca...

  • Jersey Girl

    Movie Review | Ali | 12th September 2004

    When was the first time you ever heard Jason Mewes yell the immortal line 'Snoochie Boochies'? Five years ago? Ten? Funny, wasn't it? And that same unmistakable patois continued to be funny down the line, through five whole movies, but each and every time you heard it, the novelty began to wear thinner. Pretty soon, it only...