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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Columbo, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    At times languidly paced, but well acted.

    And, if you can believe it, they got a really good turn from Ben Affleck, though I wonder if he tackled the role on some biographical level.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Ben's capable of good stuff on occasion, see Chasing Amy and Dogma.

    And I'm sooooo checking this out on my day off Monday.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I really felt that in those two movies, he was somewhat surface-y.

    This has actual nuance and depth.

    But I loved those two films and thought he did not detract from them.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    "Maaaaaaaaaahmmmmmmm . . . Ben Affleck's in my bed."

    -- E. Cartman
  5. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Thought I got sick of him during the Bennifer days, I echo Sportschick's praise of some of his earlier work. Might be worth checking out (although if Mrs. Terrier gets her way, we'll be seeing the Black Dahlia film when it premieres next week. What is it with movies about unsolved half-century-old Hollywood deaths opening back to back weekends?).
    Note for Deadwood fans: Our beloved Jim Beaver (the late Whitney T. Ellsworth) is Hollywoodland's historical consultant. He is also writing George Reeves' biography.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    As much as Ben Affleck sucks, I can't wait to see this. It looks damn good.

    And so, of course, does Diane Lane. [/boner smiley]
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    You know when Affleck works with a good director he's usually not too bad. I never understood how he could shoot a scene in a Pearl Harbor, slip in and out of that Southern accent and not have Michael Bay or somebody say "You know Ben, you lost the accent. Why don't we try that again?"
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Ah, Michael Bay -- the Poynter of Hollywood directors.
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    What's this movie about?
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    George Reeves, the Superman of the 1950s TV series, who (according to the official account) committed suicide in 1959 (supposedly despondent over being typecast as Supes, rapidly aging out of that role as he got older and paunchier, and seeing his career going nowhere).

    Rumors have it the death was not a suicide and Reeves had other things going on in his life (various affairs with some number of different people, perhaps not all of the female persuasion), involvement with organized crime, and some other rumors which, I would guess, probably make up most of the plotline.
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Thanks. Sounds interesting.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Best scene in the movie for my money is when he is watching a screening of From Here To Eternity in a packed theater.

    no spoiler

    Slept on it:

    I never thought I would write this: Affleck should be nominated for best supporting actor for his Reeves
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