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The Reason Ben Affleck Wanted To Be Batman

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

After all of the critical acclaim Ben Affleck has received in recent years -- culminating with Argo, a movie that he both directed and starred, winning best picture earlier this year -- why in the world would he want to play Batman? I have a better grasp on this after watching Affleck in Runner, Runner, of all things.

Is 'Argo' Ben Affleck's Best Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

On Friday, Argo, one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year -- and a bona fide Oscar contender -- will get released into a movie theater ...

How Ben Affleck Resurrected His Career

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck doesn't blame you for losing faith in him during the "Gigli" era. "There definitely was a period," he says, "a run of movies that I got in...

PHOTOS: 10 Grisly Unsolved Murders

Maureen Walsh | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Maureen Walsh

And as if the more than half a million real-life murders a year around the globe (some 17,000 in 2010 in the United States alone) somehow constituted a lack of violent death, fiction novels add a never-ending supply of made-up stories of murder and mayhem to the count.

Ben Affleck Inspires Real Life Crime Spree

Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment

Here's the thing about movies: They aren't real. And while some may inspire audiences to do great things, the ones about crime probably aren't the fil...

Matt Damon Opens Up About Ben Affleck's Difficult Years

Posted 12.14.2011 | Entertainment

Back in 1997, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck catapulted to stardom, winning an Oscar for writing "Good Will Hunting," the coming-of-age story in which the...

Ben Affleck Begins Dangerous Middle East Adventure

Posted 11.02.2011 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck has begun commanding a dangerous mission deep into the heart of an extremely hostile enemy. Luckily, he'll get to boss the bad guys around...

Leaked GOP Screening Series: 10 Movies Helping Republicans Stay Bold, Agressive and Insane

Katie Halper | Posted 10.04.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

This is a leaked list of the ten movies the GOP is screening to make sure they stay on the offensive, as they fight for the wealthy and attack middle and working class people.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Breaks Down GOP's 'The Town' Analogy

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy

With the deadline to raise the debt ceiling fast approaching, things are getting a little ridiculous in Congress. Jon Stewart closed out this week of ...

WATCH: O'Donnell Swears, Roasts GOP For Watching Violent Affleck Movie

Posted 09.27.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell mocked the House Republican Caucus for using the Ben Affleck movie "The Town" to pump itself up. Speaking on his Wednesday show,...

7 More Ben Affleck Quotes The GOP Can Use

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Comedy

It looks like the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington have become officially ridiculous. During a conference on Tuesday, House Majority Whip Ke...

Jason Linkins

Ten Movie Scenes Rejected In Favor Of 'The Town' As A Means Of Psyching Up The GOP To Continue The Debt Ceiling Kabuki | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

The fake debt ceiling negotiations have gotten so ridiculous that now the GOP is having movie nights to get themselves psyched up. Why identify with a bunch of murderous gangsters? Wish I knew! But as it turns out, there were worse choices they could have made.

Sam Stein

Ben Affleck Reacts To House GOP Using Clip From 'The Town' In Debt Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Heads turned a bit on Tuesday night when the Washington Post reported that House Republicans were using a scene from the movie "The Town...

Did Republicans Really Watch This Ben Affleck Scene Behind Closed Doors?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

This post has been updated. Amid contentious negotiations taking place in Washington on the issue of raising the debt ceiling, the Washington Post...

Ben Affleck Does It Again!

Posted 08.28.2011 | Entertainment

This much is true: there will be no creative turmoil, no clash of visions, no worries of compromising images or integrity, and no high profile blowups...

From Pulitzers to Tonys, David Lindsay-Abaire Turns Blue Collar Roots Into Art

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

At a recent Tony press event, the 41-year-old scribe spoke about his career and recent work including his acclaimed play Good People and Rabbit Hole.

Ben Affleck, George Clooney Teaming Up?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

After rousing success with one hostage film, Ben Affleck may be set to take on the biggest hostage story of the 20th century. According to The Holl...

Ben Affleck's Next Movie Could Be Bulls**t

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck took on bank robbing criminals, and now, he may take on Congressional criminals. Deadline is reporting that Affleck, who scored a major...

Books To Movies

Peter Guber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Guber

The list that I've created doesn't mean it is the best or worst movie, but that it is the best adaptation of a book to a movie.

The 10 Best Non-Independent Movies of 2010

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

You will find no independent films here, no brilliant art house dramas, no documentaries. I'm dismissing all "small" movies that deliver a "big" message.

Why I Won't Be Seeing Little Fockers in Theaters...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

What do The Wolfman, Salt, Knight and Day, The A-Team and The Town all have in common? They're glorified B-movie thrillers mocking theatrical audiences by unleashing more substantial versions on home video just months after release.

Blu Ray Review: The Town (2010)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The extended cut really gives fans their money's worth, with nearly a half-hour of extra character development and a bit more action during the major set-pieces.

Who Thinks It's Okay to Text & Tweet During Movies?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joel Schwartzberg

When it comes to movie theater etiquette, texting is the new "talking aloud", but just as rude. The mere light of a smart phone is as distracting as a constant sneeze, or a persistent smell.

Lindsay, Madonna, Emma and the Search for Control

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

What an eventful 24 hours! At least for me. Last night, I attended the 25th Anniversary screening of the iconic 80's film Desperately Seeking Susan ...

The Town, Easy A Score Big in Crowded Box Office Weekend (09/19/10)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In a stupidly crowded weekend at the box office, we had four major wide releases and at least two major limited debuts. Let's dive in.