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Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
 After being cheated in an online poker game, Princeton undergrad Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake) heads for Costa Rica to confront computer gambling kingpin, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). The entrepreneur offers Richie a choice—take back his money or join Block’s illegal operation
08.19.2013 | | Posted at 08:48 AM

Ben Affleck stars in Terrence Malick’s latest

By David Luhrssen
  Olga Kurylenko's audition for To the Wonder, she reports in the making-of documentary included with the film's Blu-ray release, was entirely silent. Little wonder then that a script was never written for the film; the actors were allowed to discover their characters with a little coaching from director Terrence Malick, and the plot evolved into the unknown with all the surp...
Monday, April 15, 2013

Ben Affleck stars in Terrence Malick’s meditation on love

No place is more romantic than Paris, and when a couple as attractive as Neil (Ben Affleck) and Marina (Olga Kurylenko) fall in love while walking the quay along the Seine, violins would tremble like heart strings in any 
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Ben Affleck dramatizes rescue of Americans in Iran

The mob that gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran, to demand the extradition of the Shah, who had fled to America for cancer treatment as his regime crumbled, burned flags and effigies and punched...
10.08.2012 | | Posted at 08:44 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The Friday, Oct. 12 release of Argo will mark a new peak for Ben Affleck, a celebrity-cum-reviled Hollywood figure. Affleck became a joke as half of the tabloid couple Bennifer, especially after his sinkhole movie with JLo, Gigli (2003). Of course, his resume was also studded with wretched nonsense like Armageddon (1998) and disappointments such as Pearl Harbor (2001). With A...
09.12.2010 | | Posted at 02:30 PM
By David Luhrssen
The Killer Inside Me includes an unforgettable performance by Casey Affleck as Lou Ford, a mild mannered deputy sheriff in small town Texas, c. 1960. Everything seems above board about this polite doctor�s son until the prostitute he is sent to question strikes him and calls him names. He hits her and hits her again, an assault she finds pleasurable. Seemingly, this violent sexual encounter pulls ...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Mike Judge�s American Comedy

By David Luhrssen
To all appearances, Joel is a successful entrepreneur whose American dream of developing his own line of food flavor extracts has come true. But at home, Joel (Jason Bateman) is a frustrated man. Once his wife, Suzie (Kristen Wiig), dons her sweat pants, usually at 8 p.m. sharp, the door of sexual opportunity slams shut. In fact, they haven’t had sex for months, partly because of his crushing w...

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