Feb 162017
 

Warner Home Video has announced the date and released artwork for the crime drama, Live by Night starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper and directed by Affleck. Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Dec 082016
 

Warner Brothers has announced the date and released artwork for the suspense/thriller, The Accountant starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons and John Lithgow and directed by Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Dec 082016
 

No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.

 

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Dec 082016
 

The Town marks Ben Affleck’s sophomore effort following the excellent Gone Baby Gone and once again he makes a well crafted picture with some solid performances, an intense plotline and an all around finely paced movie that proves Affleck has talent in front and behind the camera

 

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Jul 152016
 

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition does plenty things to correct the hacked up theatrical version though if you didn’t like the plot the first go-around, the UE won’t change your mind. For myself, as a fan of Batman in particular, found it entertaining mainly for Ben Affleck’s portrayal as the Dark Knight and a nice glimpse of what’s to come for Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

 

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Jan 152015
 

Gone Girl is hardly David Fincher’s strongest film and arguably might not be in his top 5, but there’s much to admire in spite of a momentum killing third act from the performances by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, the suspension early on and the atmosphere Fincher and company establish.

 

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Mar 092014
 

Boiler Room unabashedly takes its cues from Wall Street and Glengarry Glenn Ross with a clip from the former being shown and quoted by the characters, so kudos for at least not denying it and claiming to be original through and through. The performances are mostly solid but the screenplay and in particular, the ending needed work because it had potential to be memorable.

 

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Nov 232013
 

Argo has plenty of problems with regards to historical accuracies, but even when taking liberties with the story and characters, producer/director Ben Affleck highlights a story not many Americans know about and presents a suspense-thriller with greatly intense moments with a couple standout performances.

 

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Aug 232013
 

To the Wonder might be one of the most beautiful movies to put on film in the past decade, if not more, but the story and characters are so detached, we only get glimpses of people we are supposed to care about. Yeah, I understand the themes Malick wanted to present, since he practically smacks them over the viewer’s heads, but themes don’t make a good or compelling film.

 

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Mar 012013
 

Argo has plenty of problems with regards to historical accuracies, but even when taking liberties with the story and characters, producer/director Ben Affleck highlights a story not many Americans know about and presents a suspense-thriller with greatly intense moments with a couple standout performances. As far as the Blu-ray is concerned, both the video and audio transfers are well done and for a Warner Brothers release, there’s a fair amount of features to peruse.

 

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Mar 102012
 

The Town marks Ben Affleck’s sophomore effort following the excellent Gone Baby Gone and once again he makes a well crafted picture with some solid performances, an intense plotline and an all around finely paced movie that proves Affleck has talent in front and behind the camera (especially with a well-written script). This “Ultimate Collector’s Edition”, trinkets aside, has some good features and with 3 cuts of the movie, should satisfy any fans out there.

 

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Mar 022012
 

Reindeer Games isn’t too bad of a movie and although it does feel too long, it’s still passable entertainment headlined by a unique performance from Gary Sinise. However, I cannot say this Blu-ray release is any good. While it’s nice all of the features were ported over and the audio is serviceable, the video is utter crap and easily the worst I’ve encountered. Unless you don’t own this on DVD – and even then I wouldn’t pay a penny over $5 – I would just skip this release altogether.

 

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Nov 102011
 

Dazed and Confused doesn’t quite live up to what I’ve heard about the film and yet there is a cool factor and a certain sense of nostalgia (though Linklater himself said that is not the intention) that makes this liberally boundless story so damn enjoyable through and through.

 

 

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Jun 012011
 

The Company Men is an engrossing drama that gets into the more personal elements of the 2008 financial collapse. The performances while nothing outstanding or award-worthy, are more than adequate especially from Ben Affleck whom I feel is still underappreciated. As far as the Blu-ray goes, the video and audio transfers are good but the features leave much to be desired.

 

 

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