Tag: Ben Affleck

The Accountant: Action, drama combine for largely successful thriller

​There’s a scene early in Gavin O’Connor’s “The Accountant” where a young boy completes a complex 1,000-piece puzzle with the cardboard side up. It’s a scene meant to inform viewers how Christian Wolff (played in adult form by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck) handles his inherent duality as an exceptionally bright person who just so happens to have high-functioning autism. Instantly, it establishes the … Read More The Accountant: Action, drama combine for largely successful thriller

Ranking: Super Bowl trailers live up to potential

Sunday was the biggest night of the year for professional football fans, but the annual Super Bowl once again proved to be pretty pivotal for Hollywood as well with studios pumping up some of the year’s biggest releases with TV spots during the game. Eleven different films were directly featured throughout Super Bowl coverage with spots ranging from 30 seconds to a full two-minute … Read More Ranking: Super Bowl trailers live up to potential

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Gone Girl: Chilling tale makes great use of Affleck, Pike

That subversive grin smeared across Ben Affleck’s face has been plastered all over television and social media for weeks now as “Gone Girl,” the David Fincher adaptation of the best-selling Gillian Flynn novel, hit theaters at the beginning of the month. It’s a smart marketing ploy and an ingenious casting choice by Fincher to center his film around Affleck, whose natural charm mixed with … Read More Gone Girl: Chilling tale makes great use of Affleck, Pike