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Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck and his mother, Christine, take his two girls, Violet and Seraphina, to the Farmers Market in Santa Monica - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 27th September 2015

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Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take their three children to the Farmer's Market in Brentwood at Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Jennifer Garner , Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner arrive at a building in Santa Monica. The couple, who announced the end of their decade-long marriage on June 30, emerged later from the building and left happily together in Ben's American muscle car. - Brentwood, California, United States - Thursday 3rd September 2015

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Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck arriving at his office in Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd September 2015

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Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck, seen wearing his wedding ring, takes his children to the Farmers Market - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 23rd August 2015

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Ben Affleck, Jason Mann , Matt Damon - Project Greenlight Season Four Premiere of "The Leisure Class" held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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Ben Affleck, Seraphina Affleck and Samuel Affleck - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take their children to the Farmers Market on Sunset Boulevard - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015

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Ben Affleck Becomes Very Agitated When Debating Islam With Bill Maher


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Ben Affleck seems to be another Hollywood star who is very interested in the world of politics, which was on full display when he engaged in a heated debate over Islam with Bill Mayer, branding the comedian's ideas "gross, racist, disgusting."

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Affleck got very heated when debating about Islam

The 'Gone Girl' actor appeared on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' on Friday (Oct 3rd) and quickly began arguing with the talk show host as well as the panellists when discussing individuals who practice Islam, Affleck felt they were being unfairly broad about the issue.

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"Annabelle" And "Gone Girl" Race Toward The Finish After Successful Box Office Weekend


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Before The Conjuring, there was Annabelle. The creepy little doll is on course to top the box office this weekend, checking in at $15,5 million on Friday. In contrast, David Fincher’s Gone Girl made just $13,2 million on its first day of release – a surprisingly high performance for a horror flick, especially with its release over the Yom Kippur. Things evened out over Saturday, however, and the two films entered the home stretch neck and neck, with numbers in the $37-38 margin.

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Annabelle surpassed expectations, coming in second over the slow holiday weekend. 

Both have exceeded expectations for the holiday period, since both movies cater to specific tastes. Horror flicks like Annabelle tend to have a reliable, but limited reach of just genre fans. Gone Girl, on the other hand, has received a lot of critical praise and like a lot of Fincher’s flicks, has very wide appeal. The suspenseful thriller dives deep into the psychology of a failed relationship and examines the connection between public pressure, violence and troubled relationships.

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Bill Maher And Ben Affleck Take On Islam And Diversity On "Real Time"


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Ben Affleck and Bill Maher just couldn’t see eye to eye on the issue of islam during Friday night’s Real Time With Bill Maher. Affleck appeared alongside other panelists, including author Sam Harris. The actor/director/producer quickly got into a heated debate with Maher, over the host’s negative portrayal of islam and those, who practice it.

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In his speech, Affleck defended tolerance and diversity.

Harris expressed his stance on the issue: "We can criticize Christians…but when you want to talk about the treatment of women, homosexuals and free thinkers in the Muslim world, liberals have failed us. The crucial point of confusion is we have been sold this meme of Islamaphobia –where every criticism of the doctrine of Islam gets conflated with bigotry towards Muslims as people, which is intellectually ridiculous."

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'Annabelle' Shocks, In More Ways Than One, Surpasses 'Gone Girl' At Friday's Box Office


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Annabelle has pipped Gone Girl to the top of the Friday Box Office. Both films opened on Friday (3rd October) but it's come as a surprise for commentators that the horror surpassed the acclaimed thriller. 

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Watch: The Movie Trailer For Annabelle.

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'Gone Girl' Faces Adaptation Challenge


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Adapting a mega-selling novel is always tricky, as screenwriters must figure out a way to keep the book's fans happy while transforming the material into a shape that works on the big screen for both newcomers and fans alike. In this sense, the most difficult genre to adapt has to be the mystery-thriller, which is probably why filmmaker David Fincher turned to novelist Gillian Flynn to write the screenplay from her own book 'Gone Girl'.

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Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne in the movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel.

The challenge is much greater than those who adapt sagas like 'Harry Potter', 'The Hunger Games', 'Twilight' or 'The Lord of the Rings', where the principle joy is in seeing beloved characters and events depicted on-screen with no surprises at all. But with a mystery, the movie must also grip the viewer.

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Gone Girl Review


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Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian Flynn hasn't changed anything in adapting it to the big screen, so there aren't any surprises along the way. But they'll be glad to see the story so faithfully and skilfully adapted, with snaky direction from David Fincher and actors who add layers of new meaning to the characters. And non-readers are in for a thrillingly twisty experience as a mysterious conundrum shifts into a full-on thriller and then something much more intensely personal.

When Nick (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing on their fifth wedding anniversary, he has no idea what has happened. As recounted in Amy's journal, their marriage has been a whirlwind of sexy highs and dark lows, as both writers lost their jobs in New York and moved to rural Missouri to take care of Nick's terminally ill mother. As a result, their marriage ran aground, and Nick increasingly turned to his twin sister Margot (Carrie Coon) for support. As two police officers (Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit) investigate Amy's disappearance, the media circus begins to paint Nick as a villain, led by rabid tabloid-TV host Ellen Abbott (Missi Pyle). So while he suspects Amy's stalker-like ex (Neil Patrick Harris), Nick has little choice but hire a high-powered lawyer (Tyler Perry) to defend himself.

Even at nearly two and a half hours, this film races along breathlessly as events and revelations continually shift the perspective. It's clear from the start that neither Nick nor Amy (in diary-entry flashbacks) are particularly reliable narrators. Both are a bundle of secrets, although Nick remains far more sympathetic. Affleck gives one of his most textured performances in years as a nice guy who struggles to look "nice" for the cameras. His isolation and confusion are hugely involving, which contrasts strongly to Amy's far too confident point of view. Pike manages to bring out the peeling onion of Amy's personality beautifully, offering telling glimpses of the real woman beneath the characters she seems to always be playing. And the supporting cast add details that twist their roles as well. Dickens and Fugit are a terrific double act, while Coon and Harris constantly offer surprising hints about their characters beneath the bravado and concern.

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Is Rosamund Pike In Line For An Oscar Thanks To ‘Gone Girl’?


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Rosamund Pike could be a serious contender at next year’s Oscars, thanks to her star making turn opposite Ben Affleck in Gone Girl. In the film, which hits cinemas on Friday (October 3rd), Pike plays Amy Dunne, the wife of Affleck who mysteriously goes missing on the couple’s fifth wedding anniversary.

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While David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel has generally been impressing the critics, it’s the performance of the 35 year old British actress which has really stood out. The former Bond girl has captivated the critics with her portrayal of Amy, while putting her name firmly in the running for an Academy Award nomination.

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Ben Affleck Opens Up About Baring All In 'Gone Girl,' Jokes His Penis "Looks Better In 3-D!"


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Although Ben Affleck's newest film, the David Fincher-directed thriller 'Gone Girl,' depicts a very intense and twisted plot, the 42 year-old actor managed to share some laughs about his raunchy sex scenes while promoting the flick.

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Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'

While he was joined by his co-star, Rosamund Pike, Affleck recently spoke candidly with MTV News about appearing full frontal in the upcoming film, which is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel of the same name, and even joked that his penis "looks better in 3-D."

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David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes


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We've written, and read, plenty on David Fincher's latest movie Gone Girl in recent weeks but reviews have been scarce - until now. It appears that all the talk of this movie as a potential Oscar winner was not simply hyperbole. This movie has a very real chance of winning major awards.

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Written by Gillian Flynn, the author of the book on which it is based, Gone Girl tells the story of Nick Dunne, who becomes the focus of an intense media circus surrounding his wife's disappearance. The question is: does Nick has something to hide?

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Ben Affleck Was Hungover For Six Months To Prepare For 'Gone Girl' Role


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He's perhaps not everyone's idea of a great method actor, but Ben Affleck appears to have quietly gone about his business to ensure his role as Nick Dunne - a man suspected of having a hand in the disappearance of his wife in David Fincher's Gone Girl - is as genuine and real as possible.

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During a wide-ranging interview with Details magazine that did the rounds on Thursday (September 18), Affleck was asked a bunch of excellent questions by Jeff Gordiner, especially that time when he was asked to leave a blackjack table in Las Vegas for card-counting.

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Ben Affleck Admits To Counting Cards In Las Vegas Casino


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In April of this year, Ben Affleck was removed from a Las Vegas casino after he was put under investigation for reportedly counting cards, and now the Hollywood star has finally opened up about the incident, which he thinks has been blown out of proportion.

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Affleck was kicked out of a Las Vegas casino in April

In a very candid interview with October's issue of Details magazine, Affleck confesses that he does count cards, and recalls getting caught in the act by the Hard Rock Casino's security over four months ago.

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Ben Affleck Admits He DID Count Cards


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Well, that's a first, a celebrity willingly admitting they've been cheating! ...At cards, that is. Ben Affleck has admitted that he was counting cards whilst playing Blackjack, hence his ejection from a Las Vegas casino earlier this year.

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Affleck previously played down the reports about him being ejected from a casino

NY Daily News reports on Affleck's new interview with Details magazine, where he confirms that the rumours which have swirled for the past few months are true, in a roundabout sort of way. "That is a true story," Affleck said. "I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack." 

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Ben Affleck Can Relate To Batman's Anger Management Issues


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Ben Affleck, who will play Batman in Zack Synder's forthcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, says he can relate to the Caped Crusader's anger management issues. Speaking to the Sunday Times, the actor said the hero's famous rages are a "necessity" in the tradition of the films.

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"For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts.  

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Scoot McNairy As The Flash? Green Socks Could Be 'Batman V Superman' Plot Clue


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With Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman all making solid appearances in 2016's 'Batman v Superman' movie, we can't help but wonder who else will be joining the Justice League. Right now, our bets are on Scoot McNairy as The Flash.

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Scoot McNairy to play The Flash?

The casting announcements for Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' have been both thoroughly exciting and extremely surprising. Of course, we knew Henry Cavill would return as the Man of Steel, we spent hours pondering who could play Wonder Woman before Gal Gadot was chosen and we were pleased on the announcement of Ben Affleck taking over Christian Bale as the Dark Knight. Rumours are still circulating that Jason Momoa might be joining the team as Aquaman, but the thing we're most excited for at the moment are recent whispers of Scoot McNairy taking on The Flash.

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'Gone Girl' Is Coming - But Did Ben Affleck Do It?


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David Fincher's Gone Girl has been billed as the season's 'darkest thriller'. It stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne - a man juggling two campaigns: one to find his missing wife, and the other to prove his own innocence. Based on Gillian Flynn's bestselling crime thriller, the movie is probably the most anticipated of the year and Entertainment Weekly caught up with its lead star to discuss preparing for one of the darkest roles in Hollywood.

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"It wasn't something I had to do a lot of research for," Affleck said, "I knew what it was like to have the tabloid world paying attention to me and ascribing negative motivations to whatever I might be engaging in. I knew what it was to be cast in a soap opera I had no control over."

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'Batman V Superman' Against 'Captain America 3': Who Would Have Prevailed?


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The collaboration of Batman and Superman, two of DC Comics most intense superheroes, has been a project highly anticipated for fans all over the globe for some years now. With Batman’s tortured past and complex present depicted magnificently in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Superman’s difficulties in combining his Krypton heritage and his life on Earth given dramatic integrity in Zack Synder’s Man of Steel, in the film which combined the two, the stage was set for a motion picture filled with complicated emotions, spectacular drama and a lot of action.

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But perhaps, when fans were dreaming of this dynamic duo and the endless possibilities that the pairing and film could bring, they did not anticipate the rise of Marvel and its own brand of exciting and enthralling superheroes.

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'Batman V Superman' Doesn't Want To Be Anywhere Near 'Captain America 3'


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Warner Bros has brought forward Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - the follow-up to Man of Steel with Ben Affleck playing the Caped Crusader - to March 25, 2016. The movie had previously been set to open on May 6, 2016 - the same day as Marvel's 'Captain America 3'.

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In truth, those dates were never going to remain fixed and it was Warner Bros that decided to make the first move (though it's likely the studios came to a mutual agreement). The studio has also revealed plans to release new DC Comics-based movies on August 5, 2016, June 23, 2017, November 17, 2017, March 23, 2018, July 27, 2018, April 5, 2019, June 14, 2019, April 3, 2020 and June 19, 2020.

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Chill, "Justice League" Fans! Wonder Woman Looks Just Fine.


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Oh, hey Marvel, good luck trying to top DC’s Comic-Con panel this year. On Saturday, the crowd in Hall H got their first glimpse of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice film. And it was cool.

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At Least Adam West Thinks Ben Affleck Will Be A Good Batman


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Adam West, the actor who played Batman in the 1966 hit TV series, says he's looking forward to seeing Ben Affleck in the iconic role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and feels he will succeed in the episode.

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"My feeling is that Ben Affleck will be really good simply because he's a great talent, and I'd be very interested in seeing him in the role," he said at a Comic-Con panel.

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Adam West Approves Of Ben Affleck As Batman


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There are still two years to go before we see Ben Affleck take on the mantel of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the argument about the Oscar winner's suitability for the role rages on. Today one very worthy commentator gave his thoughts on the subject- Adam West, who played Batman from 1966 to 1968 in a staggering 120 episodes of the eponymous television series as well as the 1966 film.   

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Affleck has the Adam West stamp of approval

Speaking at San Diego Comic Con, West had only compliments for his successor. "My feeling is that Ben Affleck will be really good simply because he's a great talent, and I'd be very interested in seeing him in the role." 

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Comic-Con Treated To First Look At Affleck's Batsuit


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Fans at this year’s Comic-Con at San Diego have been treated to a preview of the new Batman costume. The new design will be worn by Ben Affleck in the next instalment of the Batman series, which will be directed by Zack Snyder. The film will see Affleck’s Dark Knight alongside Superman, which itself will be Henry Cavill’s second portrayal of the man from Krypton after last year’s Man Of Steel.

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Director Zack Snyder's designs for the new Batman costume to be worn by Ben Affleck

The project, currently with the working title Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is tipped for release in May 2016. Work has already begun on the film, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Most importantly, it's the first time that both Batman and Superman will share the big screen.

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Deborah Ann Woll Cast As Daredevil's Love Interest, Karen Page, In Upcoming Netflix/Marvel Series


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Deborah Ann Woll has been cast as Karen Page, Daredevil's love interest, in an upcoming Netflix and Marvel adaptation of the famous superhero. Woll is best known for playing Jessica on HBO's True Blood and will star opposite Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) in the upcoming drama.

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Deborah Ann Woll has been cast as Karen Page.

Read More: In The Crazy World Of Marvel Casting Choices, Charlie Cox Is The New Daredevil. 

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David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' To Open New York Film Festival


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The hotly anticipated thriller from David Fincher, Gone Girl, has been selected to open the New York film festival. This isn’t the first time Fincher has opened the festival, kicking proceedings off in 2010 with The Social Network. The Life of Pi followed in 2012 while Captain Phillips was selected for last year’s event. The film will open the festival on Sept. 26 at Alice Tully Hall, and is set for general release on Oct. 3.

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Based on the bestselling book by Gillian Flynn, ‘Gone Girl’ tells the story of  Amy Dunne’s mysterious disappearance on the fifth anniversary of her tempestuous marriage to Mr. Affleck’s Nick Dunne, who becomes the prime suspect and a media scapegoat while he is trying to find out what happened to his missing wife. 

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A Week In News: North Korea Threatens Seth Rogen, George Clooney Gets Angry, And Robin Thicke Is Knocked Out


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Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.

George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.

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Gone Girl Trailer


Nick Dunne finds himself at the fore of a police investigation when his wife Amy mysteriously goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. He has mixed emotions about the whole thing as he enlists volunteers to help find her; their marriage has been on the rocks after he lost his job and dragged Amy away from New York to open a new business. Their relationship was often volatile, further implicating his involvement in her disappearance. A part of him is not so worried about her; he knows how manipulative and deceitful she can be, but unfortunately his lack of visible devastation on TV goes solidly against him for those who are sure he's killed her. As it turns out, he's not so honest either and things come to a head when it turns out that every person in this story has a secret.

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First Look At "Dawn Of Justice" Superman Is Less Exciting Than It Should Be


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Hello, remember that ill-advised attempt at a Justice League franchise Warner Bros. is still pushing at? If so, then you may be interested in seeing a sneak peek at Henry Cavill, being his Supermanliest in the upcoming movie. The photo comes almost two months after director/Hollywood golden boy Zack Snyder tweeted the first picture of an oh-so-moody Ben Affleck as Batman. This time, it’s an oh-so-moody Cal-El. Check out the photo below.

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Get Your First Look At Henry Cavill's Superman Return For Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice


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The first official, bona fide, straight from the horse’s mouth, genuine image from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has arrived, and it sees Henry Cavill as the caped superhero once more. 

He’s standing fully clad in his Superman gear, looking into the camera with a forlorn expression. The whether is pretty terrible; maybe that’s got something to do with it. Or maybe he’s waiting to meet Batman. 

The keen fans amongst you will have already noticed that Metropolis probably isn’t the city in the background. No, what we’re looking at is likely director Zak Snyder’s first attempt at Gotham City. 

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Celebrate Anniversary With Old-School Romance


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner celebrated their nine year anniversary in Detroit on Sunday (29th June). The Hollywood couple have been spending time in the city as Affleck films his upcoming blockbuster movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Instead of jetting back to L.A. to celebrate their anniversary in the company of their celebrity friends, the couple chose to roll out a little old school romance and go on an intimate dinner date to a local Detroit restaurant, Bistro 82, a fine-dining establishment in Detroit.

Justin Near of Near Perfect Media, which represents the bistro's AFB Hospitality Group, spilled the beans on the couple's appearance, saying that they arrived in the early evening and stayed for an hour before going on elsewhere. "A lot of people did a double take," Near told ABC News. "It was just the two of them, just like any other couple celebrating their anniversary."

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Find Out How Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Celebrated Their 9th Wedding Anniversary


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner' marriage seems as strong as ever as they celebrated their 9-year anniversary.

The happy couple enjoyed a very intimate romantic meal at Bistro 82, a French restaurant located in the Royal Oak suburb of Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday (June 29th).

Affleck is currently in Motown filming 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.'

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It Seems Ben Affleck Doesn't Like Mark Ruffalo Very Much


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Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner, who played best friends turned lovers in the 2004 comedy 13 Going On 30, are no longer buddies. According to Ruffalo himself, Garner's current husband Ben Affleck made it difficult for the pair to hang out.

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Speaking on Watch What Happens Live with his Begin Again co-star Keira Knightley, Ruffalo was asked by a fan whether he kept in touch with Garner.

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It's Official! Jason Momoa Will Be Warner Bros.' Aquaman In "Batman Vs. Superman"


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It has been confirmed: DC now has its Aquaman and it’s none other than Jason Momoa. The news that Momoa will play the DC Comics superhero Aquaman in both the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and its sequel Justice League was confirmed by Variety, after months of heavy speculation.

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Momoa cleverly brushed off the Aquaman rumors, right until his contract was confirmed.

Back in December, it was reported that Momoa was in talks to play Aquaman, in addition to the already announced main cast, which includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor (that announcement raised a fair few eyebrows) and Jeremy Irons as Alfred.

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In The Crazy World Of Marvel Casting Choices, Charlie Cox Is The New Daredevil


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Meet your new Daredevil – Charlie Cox. The Boardwalk Empire has been hired by Marvel/Netflix to portray Matt Murdoch, the blind lawyer from Hell’s Kitchen and his horned alter ego, according to the LA Times. So we can all move past the Ben Affleck incident already.

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So can Cox pull it off? 

Murdoch’s other most memorable role was in the Neil Gaiman adaptation Stardust, but the 31-year-old actor is otherwise new to the fantasy genre and certainly new to the Marvel universe. The entertainment powerhouse is currently expanding its media presence even further with four upcoming Netflix series, including ones centered around Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and of course, Daredevil.

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Batman V Superman Might Be The Dawn Of Justice, But Who Are The Justice League?


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The subtitle for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman movie has been officially announced as Dawn of Justice, meaning it's pretty clear where this one is going. We already knew that a Justice League movie was next on Snyder’s list, but the subtitle certainly implies that this movie will serve as a set up for the fourth instalment. But who are the Justice League and why should we be excited to see them together on screen?

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Superhero collectives don’t get much bigger than The Justice League, that is, if you ignore the Avengers. But for DC Comics, The Justice League has been their ultimate team of superheroes since the 1960s.

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Ben Affleck's Batsuit: Is It A Hit Or A Miss For Snyder's Caped Crusader?


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Finally we’ve able to feast our eyes on Ben Affleck’s Batsuit and well, was it worth the wait? In the black and white photo tweeted by director Zack Snyder a bulky Ben can, for the first time, be seen as the caped crusader, though he doesn’t look to happy about it. Sad Batman memes aside, Affleck probably will be cracking a smile soon as he might just have exceeded our expectations with his new look.


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Ben Affleck's New Ride Is Sweet: Batmobile Is (Partially) Revealed In Sneaky Twitter Pic


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Ben Affleck took a lot of criticism when he was announced as the new Batman, but it’s all looking worth it now that the company car is ready for collection. Zak Snyder gave us all a sneak peak on Twitter, and the reaction to the new Batmobile has been wholly positive, it seems.

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“Could be time to pull the tarp...Tomorrow?” wrote Snyder, who is directing the film dubbed ‘Batman v Superman’, the follow up to Man of Steel which is set to feature the hugely anticipated battle between the two superheroes. 

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Our Top Five Casino Movies: Perhaps They're Ben Affleck's Too


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Who knew that Ben Affleck was a wicked smart card counter? Well, it turns out that Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas suspect that he is! The casino have banned him from playing blackjack as he was allegedly just “too good.”  Not content with winning tons of awards he's now winning at cards as well.  Some people have all the luck.

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Casinos have become one of the most interesting institutions to base films on.  There's something quite alluring and sexy about the high rollers of the casino world and the dirty goings on that attracts film makers.  Here are our top five casino movies. 

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Ben Affleck Banned From The "Hard Rock" Blackjack Table For Age-Old Gambler Trick: Counting Cards


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Ben Affleck might seem like the general “nice guy” type, but he has a few tricks up his sleeve. Affleck has reportedly been banned from the  Hard Rock Las Vegas Casino (well, the blackjack table anyway), after he was caught counting cards. According to the New York Daily News, the Argo director was playing blackjack, when his lucky streak attracted the attention of a security guard.

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Affkeck's unusually lucky night caught the attention of a casino security guard.

“You are too good,” the guard told the Oscar-winning star Monday night at the casino’s high-rollers’ blackjack table, according to a source for The News. Then, in a rather embarrassing turn for Affleck, he and his wife were shuttled back to their hotel by a car, ordered by the casino’s management. Affleck and actress wife Jennifer Garner were in Sin City for a romantic getaway before Affleck starts filming his “Batman” reboot in Los Angeles and Detroit.

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Ben Affleck Is "Welcome Back" At Las Vegas Casino Despite Card Counting Rumours


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Ben Affleck is not banned from playing blackjack at a Las Vegas casino, contrary to reports which suggested Affleck had been asked to leave the establishment after he was discovered counting cards.

According to reports on RadarOnline, Affleck was allegedly caught counting cards at two Vegas casinos and an APB (all-points bulletin) was sent out to all casinos to be weary of the Good Will Hunting actor. Allegedly, the bulletin made casinos aware of Affleck's presence in Vegas and related the incident in which he was apparently caught counting cards. A note on the bulletin stated Affleck "has been observed playing blackjack at multiple Las Vegas Strip properties, and is suspected of moving his wagers with the count. He was reportedly backed off at one off-Strip casino."

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The incident occurred, according to reports, on April 28th when Affleck was playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Allegedly, Affleck was told by security he had to stop playing immediately. Affleck was visiting Vegas with his wife Jennifer Garner at the time of the alleged incident. Another casino also allegedly banned Affleck, namely the Wynn Properties resort.

Whilst card counting is not illegal, it is unacceptable in gambling establishments and casinos employ both security and specialist recognition software in order to prevent it. Affleck was allegedly using his chip stack as a means of counting the cards, a common technique professional gamblers use, according to reports in the San Jose Mercury News.

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However, these reports may have been exaggerated as both casinos have denied any ban. The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas released a statement which reads: "Mr Affleck, a value guest of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, is not banned from our property and is welcome back any time." The other casino in question has also denied barring Affleck from their establishment.

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Ben Affleck Is Being Investigated For Card Counting In Las Vegas Casino


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Ben Affleck is currently under investigation!

The 41 year-old actor has been accused of counting cards in a Las Vegas casino.

TMZ reports, Affleck was kicked out of Hard Rock Casino on Tuesday after security reportedly caught him counting cards.

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HBO To Revive 'Project Greenlight' With Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Returning


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Project Greenlight is to be revived for another series with original stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the helm. The reality TV series saw the pair plus other big industry names help bring up a new generation of filmmaking talent as contestants brought their movie concepts to be assessed.

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Ben Affleck Is Reviving His Early Noughties Reality Talent Contest, 'Project Greenlight.'

"Project Greenlight was ahead of its time," Affleck said. "Now that technology has caught up to the concept, we thought it was a perfect time to bring it back. A whole new generation of filmmakers has grown up sharing everything, and the next big director could be just an upload away," via Deadline.

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Introducing Ray Fisher As Warner Bros. "Batman Vs. Superman" Cyborg


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The Batman vs. Superman movie casting may have had comic book fans on the brink of desperation up until now, but it looks like Zack Snyder and Co. may have gotten one thing right. Meet your new Cyborg – Ray Fisher. Now, Fisher is primarily a stage actor, although that has been known to work for past superhero movies and he has been cast as Victor Stone. That’s all we know at this point, according to Variety. Early reports claimed that Fisher was being considered for a part in Snyder's Star Wars Episode VII, but it looks like he was transferred to another big-budget Snyder production.

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Fisher's background is mostly theatrical.

The character has a minor role in Batman vs. Superman, but this casting and Fisher’s appearance are intended to pave the way for future appearances by the superhero within the Justice League franchise that Warner Bros. is setting up for. A little background on Cyborg: the character made his first appearance in 1980's "DC Comics Presents" #26. In the "New 52" continuity, he's a high school athlete who, after getting caught in a S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, is given powerful bionic abilities that lead to him becoming a founding member of the Justice League.

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Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Unite Again For 'Gone Girl' Soundtrack Featuring Richard Butler's 'She' Cover


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Trent Reznor teams up with Atticus Ross once again for the soundtrack to upcoming book-to-film thriller 'Gone Girl' directed by David Fincher; the new trailer features the song 'She', covered by the The Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler.

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Trent Reznor [R] and Atticus Ross [L] landed an Oscar for 'The Social Network' score

The Nine Inch Nails singer broke the news over Twitter in January that he and producer Ross will mark their third collaboration on a Fincher film with Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl'. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, the movie tells the story of a struggling married couple, whose fifth anniversary is marred by the disappearance of Nick Dunne's wife Amy and the subsequent suspicions over his involvement in her possible murder.

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Nick and Amy Dunne are a couple whose marriage is struggling following the loss of Nick's journalism job and their subsequent move away from New York City. Nick sets up a new business to support them, but nothing seems to be cutting the tension between them as their relationship gets more and more fractured. When Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, a series of suspicious circumstances point him out as the prime suspect in a possible murder investigation; though he denies any involvement in her disappearance, we are left questioning everything he says when his true, deceitful nature starts to shine through. However, it soon becomes clear that he's not the only dishonest character in this tale as nobody is quite what they're making out to be.

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'Gone Girl' Trailer, A Critical Discussion


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We’ve been waiting for the Gone Girl movie to come out, well, practically since the book did. The best-selling thriller was an international sensation, while the film is currently in post-production, due out in October later this year.  There's going to be a lot of discussion over this movie in the months to come, you don't adapt such a popular novel without a lot of debate over pretty much everything.

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Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne in Gone Girl

Thankfully, the trailer has finally been released, but does it live up to our expectations? The answer to that is a big fat YES! And then some. So, let’s take a look at it in a bit more detail. Playing over the solemn opening vigil is Richard Butler’s version if Elvis Costello’s ‘She’. The lyrics “She may be the face I can’t forget, a trace of pleasure or regret, may be my treasure of the price I have to pay” drift eerily over shots of Nick Dunne, played by Ben Affleck, addressing a crowd who have gathered in the hope of finding his missing wife, Amy, played by Rosamund Pike. Amy has mysteriously disappeared, their home shows traces of a struggle, but Nick denies knowing anything about where she may have gone.

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Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's "Gone Girl"


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The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn adaptation came out months ago, so the trailer provides a helpful reminder that A. The project is still moving ahead and B. It looks quite good at this point. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, whose wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick soon ends up as the primary suspect in the police investigation  and has to find his wife to prove his innocence.

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The first trailer gives us very little to go on.

The new trailer emphasizes the investigation and the pressure that Affleck’s character feels as the suspicion falls squarely on him. It also seems to feature Amy’s lifeless body, meaning that Nick will face a murder investigation at some point in the film. The trailer also plays up the barrage of media attention that Nick and the investigation attract, so this will probably be a prominent subject in the film.

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The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer Is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


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“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl. “I am not a murderer.” Problem is, the trailer looks like a fan-made video, and could well be the worst thing we’ve seen this year. What’s going on?

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Affleck stars as Nick Dunne in the movie. He’s an ostensibly nice guy – a workaday husband looking forwarding to building a family. The American dream. But, coming home on day, he discovers his wife, Amy Dunne (played by Rosamund Pike), is missing. 

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Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last


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The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean. The pair have called it quits amid rumours of infidelity and Rolex theft. Naya tweeted “@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the plot is definitely thickening.

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These others celebs also decided to end their very high profile engagements, although none of them accused each other of stealing expensive watches. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck AKA Bennifer were a bit of an odd couple to even begin with. In 2003 the couple were involved in an extremely high profile relationship, going so far as to co-star in a couple of god awful movies. The engagement was broken off in 2004, allegedly because Ben wasn’t ready to give up single life. Which makes sense because a year later he married Jennifer Garner. Burnnnnn.

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Johnny Depp Promotes 'Transcendence', But Attention Turns To 'Black Mass'


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Johnny Depp has begun his promotional tour for his new science fiction thriller Transcendance, which opens on April 18. However, journalists appear to be more concerned with another of the actor's upcoming projects, Black Mass - in which he plays convicted mobster Whitey Bulger.

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"I don't think of him as Whitey - it's James 'Whitey' Bulger," Depp said at the Four Seasons Hotel during a press day for Transcendence

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50 Cent And Bette Midler? Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs


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Unlike Jennifer Lawrence and her rather normal best friend, Laura Simpson, celebs often pick other famous people to have as their BFFs. They all probably bump into each other at so many events that it’s difficult not to end up practically joined at the hip. Some of these celebrity BFFs you’ll already know about, some you’ll be totally surprised to hear have even met!  The phrase chalk and cheese comes to mind.

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Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have been BFFs since their Monica and Rachel days. The pair have seen each other through weddings and divorces, children and various film/TV projects. “We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable and it’s great”, Cox said of Aniston, while her best friend in turn dubbed her “the most dependable and loyal”. Mutual appreciation society, or what?  We love it!  That's how all best friends should talk about each other in our opinion.

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Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck: Gwyneth Paltrow's Relationships Before Chris Martin


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We were all surprised when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation by way of a post on Paltrow’s Goop website on Tuesday evening. The couple, who have been married for 10 years and had two children together announced they were ‘consciously uncoupling’, and thus the showbiz world began mourning another high profile couple. But for Gwyneth a high profile split is nothing new, actually she’s had her fair share of famous romances.

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Before there was Chris and before there was Angelina, Hollywood’s hottest couple was Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow. Although now the two might seem like an unlikely pairing, back in the mid nighties they were the hot couple of the moment. These two set out to define the era for star couples, sporting matching cropped blonde hair and sometimes even matching outfits, (too far). They even got engaged! Although they might have seem like a young Hollywood dream come true, sadly it wasn't to be and they split in 1997 after three years of dating. Gwyneth would later take responsibility for the break up, telling Diana Sawyer ‘My kind of internal stuff really tripped up that whole relationship and I felt really responsible, and also like I was the architect of my own misery … I just made a big mess out of it.’.

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What Do We Know So Far About 'Batman Vs. Superman'?


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Star Wars Episode VII isn’t the only movie currently shrouded with mystery and dogged by rumours. Batman vs. Superman still remains an enigma to us, but we’ve done some investigation and managed to pool together what we know so far about the movie.

it has been confirmed that Henry Cavill will reprise his Man of Steel role and slip back into his very clingy superhero suit to play Superman (won't hear any ladies complaining there), although Christian Bale won’t be following (in his Batman) suit. Ben Affleck is billed to take over from Bale and don the Dark Knight cape. Website Movie Pilot is claiming that Affleck’s Batman will be forty years old and retired from superheroism. Since his retirement Batman has accumulated his gang of super pals, NightWing, BatWing, BatGirl and RedRobin. Batman’s best known sidekick, Robin, will allegedly have been killed by The Joker, who had returned to Gotham after the events of The Dark Knight Rises.

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Neil Patrick Harris Talks Robotic Sex, Being In Drag And Life Post-'HIMYM'


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Neil Patrick Harris has opened up on his new role in David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel, Gone Girl. The How I Met Your Mother actor takes on the role of Desi Collings in the movie, alongside Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. In a recent interview with Out magazine, the openly gay actor described the experience of filming his sex scene with Pike.

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Neil Patrick Harris Has Discussed His "Robotic" Sex Scene With Rosamund Pike In 'Gone Girl.'

Harris described director Fincher's meticulous approach to filming the intimate scene, though interestingly enjoyed methodical aspect to the scene. Instead of finding Fincher's highly structured directing style awkward or frustrating, Harris loved it. "We had to rehearse the sex scene with David, like every inch of it - 'Then you put your mouth on his d**k here, and then this number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate,' " recalls Harris.

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Jesse Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In 'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel


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Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor, Superman's arch-nemesis, in the upcoming Batman/Superman film, Warner Bros. announced on Friday (31st January).

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Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor.

Eisenberg, who is best known for his roles in The Social Network, Zombieland and The Hunting Party, has joined an already star-studded cast. Ben Affleck and Jeremy Irons, in addition to Henry Cavill as Superman, will play Batman and his loyal butler, Alfred, as Deadline reports. 

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Fancy A Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Sitcom? Coming Right Up


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Word is, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have their very own sitcom, and it’s been picked up by CBS for a pilot. The multi-camera comedy is called More Time With the Family and is from 20th Century Fox Television.

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Best buds: Damon and Affleck are combining on a new sitcom

It will star comedian Tom Papa – a family man who doesn’t see much of his family. To remedy this, he overhauls his life, changing career to spend more time with the ones he loves. We’re assuming, somewhere down the line, it’s not what he assumed it would be.

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Alfonso Cuaron Improves His Oscar Chances Even Further With DGA Award Win


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Alfonso Cuaron with his shiny and impressive award

Alfonso Cuaron looks like a firm favourite to take home the Academy Award for Best Director when the Oscars roll around this March. The Gravity director was given the top gong at last night's (25 Jan.) Directors Guild Of America Awards, an honour than can only heighten his chances of taking home Hollywood's top prize in a few weeks.

In only seven instances in the DGA Awards' 66 year history has the Best Director Oscar gone to someone who has not won the top honour for directors, with the last instance of this happening coming last year when Ben Affleck won the award, but was not even nominated for the Best Director category at the Oscars for his work on Argo. According to Oddschecker.com, Cuaron is the odds on favourite to take home the Best Director gong in March's ceremony, with 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen his nearest competitor.

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New Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Signs Three Movie Deal: Does This Mean A Solo Movie?


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Gal Gadot has signed to play superhero Wonder Woman for three movies, confirms Variety. The Israeli actress and model has been cast in the iconic comic book role by DC Comics and Warner Bros. and will first appear in Zack Snyder's upcoming 2016 hero face-off, which is currently titled Batman Vs. Superman.

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Gal Gadot Has Signed To Play Wonder Woman For Three Movies.

28 year-old Gadot will bring Wonder Woman to the big screen for the first time alongside Henry Cavill, who'll reprise his Superman role, as well as the recently-cast Ben Affleck as Batman. Gal's three picture deal will reportedly be fulfilled with a Justice League movie and a Wonder Woman standalone film.

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Sign On To Score David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'


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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will once again be working with director David Fincher when the pair join up in the studio to write the soundtrack to the upcoming movie adaption for Gone Girl. The Nine Inch Nails frontman revealed that he will be working with Ross once again via his official Twitter feed on Tuesday, 21 January.

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Trent Reznor [L] and Atticus Ross [R] won a bevy of awards for their work on The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

This will be Reznor and Ross' third major collaboration together, having last worked on the score for Fincher's adaption of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in 2012. A year earlier, the pair worked together to score Fincher's The Social Network, earning an Academy Award for their work on the original score. The pair also scored a Grammy nomination for best original score for visual media for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but failed to win anything as major for that film as they had previously.

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Ben Affleck Gets "Unbelievably Cool" Batsuit For 'Superman Vs. Batman' Movie


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Ben Affleck will become the latest actor to portray Batman when he appears in the sequel to last year's Superman blockbuster Man of Steel. Ahead of his appearance as the Caped Crusader, Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner has revealed that she has already had a glimpse at the Batsuit her husband will be sporting in the 2016 sequel, calling it "unbelievably cool" and a "total reinvention" of the famous outfit.

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Affleck and Garner previously appeared together in spandex for Daredevil

"I don't think I could get him out of the suit," Garner told Entertainment Tonight recently, joking that her husband has been put on lockdown so he can't wear the suit all of the time. She continued, "I've seen the suit. It's unbelievably cool. It's a total reinvention, it looks great."

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Ben Affleck's 'Big D-ck' Becomes Joke At Producers' Guild Awards


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Ben Affleck took to the stage at the 25th annual Producers' Guild Awards and was complimented, not for his acting, but something else.

The 41 year-olds manhood become the talk amongst the crowd as he presented an award at the Beverly Hills hotel on Sunday night (Jan 19th).

It all began when television's famed producer, Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory) was presented with the coveted Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.

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First Look At Ben Affleck In David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Adaptation [Picture]


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David Fincher is renowned for some of the biggest film names of the past twenty years, including Se7en, The Social Network, Fight Club and Panic Room just to name a few. Some of these films changed the very ideology of what makes a great film; and brought something new to the chess board of movie ideas. October 2014 will see the release of an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's New York Times bestseller Gone Girl.

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The book's plot is a controversial tale of lies and deceit between the two narrators; husband and wife Nick and Amy Dunne. The book has sold over two million copies worldwide, and is highly acclaimed in the eyes of its readers.

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Ben Affleck's Batman Debut Held Back Until May 2016


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It seems as though we'll have to wait a bit longer to see Ben Affleck in tight spandex pants, sharing screen time with Henry Cavill's equally tight spandex pants. DC were looking to launch their own multi-hero film franchise with the release of the Man of Steel sequel, working under the title of 'Superman vs. Batman,' in July 2015, however a recent announcement from the studio has said we'll have to wait a little longer.

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The first Man of Steel was a hit and the sequel promises to be even bigger

Warner Brothers revealed on Friday (17 Jan.) - via The Hollywood Reporter - that it planned on holding back on the Man of Steel sequel until 6 May, 2016, with the studio's prequel of Peter Pan - titled Pan - replacing the initially planned 17 July, 2015, release date. The studio did not give any reason as to why the films were trading release dates, however has been suggested that Warner Bros. wanted a May release for the superhero film owing to the month's tendency to yield higher box office returns in recent years.

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The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014


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The Expendables 3

10. The Expendables 3 (Aug) - Hopefully this meathead action romp will be the guilty pleasure of the year. Other muscle-bound, brainless thrills may come from Pompeii (Feb), Tarzan (May) and Hercules (Aug).
Read more about 'The Expendables 3' here

Into The Woods

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The 10 Worst Films Of 2013


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10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III
10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - 
Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
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Pain & Gain

9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
Watch the trailer for 'Pain & Gain' here
Read the full review for 'Pain & Gain' here

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Warner Bros Hires 'Argo' Writer Chris Terrio To Pen 'Batman Versus Superman'


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Warner Bros. is bringing in the big guns for the Man of Steel sequel Batman versus Superman. The studio has hired Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio to write another draft of the untitled superhero movie.

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Terrio has a strong relationship with Ben Affleck - who will play Batman - following their Oscar winning hostage drama. 

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Joaquin Phoenix To Play Lex Luthor In Batman Vs. Superman?


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Joaquin Phoenix could be the next actor to be announced for the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie, scheduled for 2015. The movie will see Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman go head-to-head for the first time on film. If the rumour is confirmed, Phoenix will join Cavill and Affleck as well as Amy Adams' Lois Lane and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.

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Could Joaquin Phoenix Play Lex Luthor?

Fans of the 39 year-old Walk The Line actor won't be used to seeing Phoenix star in such big-name, huge budget action blockbusters which means the Batman Vs. Superman movie will be an intriguing change of role for the reclusive star. According to sources speaking to Variety, Phoenix is being linked to the movie as the film's antagonist, probably Lex Luthor.

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Jason Momoa In Talks For 'Superman Vs Batman' - Are We Looking At A Justice League Movie?


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More news from the upcoming 'Superman Vs Batman' movie as Jason Momoa is apparently a definite maybe to join the cast.

The 'Conan the Barbarian' star could be set to star as Martian Manhunter in the upcoming film, which currently has no official title but will serve as a sequel to this year's 'Man Of Steel'. The character is one of the superhero members of the DC comic book team, the Justice League of America so if this suggestion is true, it could throw into question an 'Avengers' style movie given that Wonder Woman will also make an appearance in the movie.

Kryptonian supervillain Doomsday from the Batman franchise is another possibility for Momoa; a character known to be the only supervillain to have ever managed to kill Superman - a storyline that appeared in the 1992 comic 'The Death of Superman'.

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Wonder Woman Role Falls To Ex-Army Model Gal Gadot


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Gal Gadot will play superhero Wonder Woman in Zac Snyder's 2015 action crossover movie, Batman Vs. Superman it has been announced, via Deadline. The news that the Israeli model, actress and former army recruit has been picked to don the legendary leotard and lasso has been confirmed by director Snyder himself who said that she has a "magical quality."

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Gal Gadot Is Set To Take On The Wonder Woman Role.

The movie will see Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman engage in a faced-off for the first time on the big screen in what is currently being titled as Batman Vs. Superman but is expected to change after Warner Bros. registered a list of possible titles, many involving the word "dark." Check out the full list here.

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Batman Vs. Superman Possible Titles Registered By Warner Bros: Which Sounds Best?


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Warner Brothers have sparked off plenty of excitement after registering several possible titles for the Man of Steel sequel this week, through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor, reports Fusible. Currently referred to as Batman Vs. Superman, the movie will see Henry Cavill's Superman go head-to-head with Ben Affleck's Batman.

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Ben Affleck Will Become The Next Batman.

The Zack Snyder-directed sequel is set to premiere in 2015 but the filmmakers are ensuring that there's sizeable fan interest in the project way, way before the movie is released. During August's Comic-Con panel, Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix read from Frank Miller's graphic novel from a scene in which the caped heroes are locked in battle to set the scene for the new movie: "I want you to remember, Clark. In all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you" to which the Superman and Batman logos were projected on to a screen melded together.

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Batman To Batman: Don't Wee In The Suit. Bale Gives Affleck The Superhero 411


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We thought Christian Bale might have some advice for Ben Affleck, but we assumed it would be some sort of grandiose speech detailing the intricacies of the character and the importance he holds to millions across the globe. Just ask Batkid.

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Christian Bale has passed on the Batman mantle to Ben Affleck

But it wasn’t anything like that, he just told Affleck not to take a pee in the suit, which is basically telling an adult man not to urinate while he has his work clothes on. Good advice, really.

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Let's All Talk About Jaimie Alexander's Naked Dress [Pictures]


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Jaimie Alexander has become one of this week's most talked-about actresses, less for the rumor that she's preparing to become the next Wonder Woman, and more for her daring choice of outfit to the recent premiere of Thor: The Dark World.

Jaimie AlexanderAll Eyes Were On Jaimie Alexander At The 'Thor: The Dark World' Premiere.

Indeed, Alexander did turn up wearing one of the most revealing dresses we've ever seen: the bold attire showed us the entire length of her body from neck to toe but was kept "modest" by some clever wavy, opaque panelling. The Azzaro outfit has grabbed headlines because Ms. Alexander is very clearly not wearing any underwear. When she turned and walked away from the cameras, we were hit with the back of the dress which gave an equally surprising flash of buttock. See all our photos of Jaimie Alexender's dress here.

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Jaimie Alexander Courts Wonder Woman Rumours After Comikaze Speculation


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Jaimie Alexander made sure all eyes were on her at the Thor: The Dark World premiere when she arrived in the most revealing dress we've seen all year. However, everyone's thoughts were mulling over whether Jaimie's Thor character, Lady Sif, was actually going to turn out to be Wonder Woman.

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Could Jaimie Alexander's Be The Face Of Wonder Woman?

If it emerges that Sif will be the female lead in the upcoming Superman Vs. Batman movie, then a Wonder Woman transformation will be a sure bet. Otherwise, it could turn out that Wonder Woman has her own movie with Alexander attached.

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Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Rekindle Partnership For New CBS Comedy


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Matt Damon and Benn Affleck are set to collaborate once again for an upcoming comedy on CBS.The duo's pilot was picked up by CBS after a long and heated bidding and 20th Century Fox TV will produce the show, according to Deadline.

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Ben Affleck will co-produce the upcoming comedy

The comedy called 'More Time With The Family' star comedian Tom Papa as a middle-aged man who wants to spend more time with his family and decided to reduce his travelling work.

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CBS Strikes Deal With Matt Damon And Ben Affleck For New Family Sitcom


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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing another project together – no surprises there. This one will be a bit different, however, because for the first time, the Golden Duo will be trying their hands at scripted television. Damon and Affleck’s new project has found a home at CBS.

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The new series is set to star comedian Tom Papa.

Add to that the fact that More Time With Family, the new show, will be a multi-camera comedy, and you have the makings of a really curious and unpredictable project. Affleck and Damon have signed on for a pilot commitment, with Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith writing the series for the Affleck’s company Pearl Street Films in collaboration with along with Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 ARTS.

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'Gravity' Leads The Way At The Box Office And Sets New October Record Too


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Gravity has proved to be the unlikely success story of early October thanks to the overwhelming word-of-mouth success. Having been heralded by the internet long before it was given it's official release on Friday, 4 October, the film rode out it's first weekend stay at the box office with immense success, gaining further praise and breaking the October box office record along the way.

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Gravity has soared to success

Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, both of whom (Bullock in particular) are being touted for awards success thanks to their performances in the film, Gravity has been described as an out of this world ocular treat, held together thanks to the gripping direction of Alfonso Cuaron and the performance of the two stars. This critical and internet-fuelled momentum has seen the film smash previous box office records for the month of October by bringing in an estimated $55.6 million over the weekend. As well as beating the record previously held by Paranormal Activity 3, the film is also the best opening for both of the film's stars, beating The Heat and Batman and Robin respectively.

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Box Office Preview: Can 'Parkland' Take On Gravity's Pull, Runner Runner's Star Quality?


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Three films go head to head this weekend, all with reasonable claim to the top spot. But will the audiences go for a historical to learn about the demise of JFK; head for the stars with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck or be sucked in by Gravity’s delightful pull.

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Despite some mediocre reviews, Parkland strings together some attractive qualities: a bona fide history lesson, a great cast and, of course, Zac Efron’s face, which has proven to be a marketable asset up until now, so why would that change now? There are two things that mean Parkland won’t be top of the box office come Monday.

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Justin Timberlake Is One In 400 Million, Says Ben Affleck


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The distinctive smell of a bromance is filling Contact Music’s nostrils. Matt Damon might be scribbling into his diary with excessive force this weekend as new buds Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake cuddle up together. The Argo actor and new Batman has been waxing lyrical about his Runner Runner co-star.

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"I love Justin. Being around Justin is inspiring, he works really hard, he's incredibly gifted. There's nothing the guy can't do. I really am the biggest fan of his. I'm trying to win tickets to the show," Affleck said in a statement. (IMDB)

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Batman's Commissioner Gordon To Get Spin-Off TV Series: Will Gary Oldman Resume The Role?


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Police Commissioner James Gordon from the Batman action comics and films is about to get his own spin-off television series thanks to TV network FOX who won a bidding war to air the new show, reports Deadline.

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Gary Oldman Played Commissioner Gordon In The Dark Night Rises.

The series, currently entitled Gotham, has bypassed the tentative pilot stage and has been given a straight-to-series order which shows just how keen the network are for the Warner Bros. produced Batman spin-off. The series will apparently focus on the detective James Gordon's career and "the villains that made Gotham famous" before Batman arrived on the scene.

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Runner Runner Review


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Clearly something went horribly wrong as this thriller was being made, because despite a solid cast, gorgeous locations and an intriguing premise, the film is an incoherent mess. Sure, it looks achingly cool, but there isn't a single moment when the characters' motivations make any sense. And there's never a hint of suspense or danger.

It doesn't help that the set-up revolves around two of the least cinematic things on earth: finances and computers. Timberlake plays Princeton grad student Richie, who runs a gambling website to pay his tuition but loses his savings when another site cheats him. So he heads to Costa Rica to confront the online casino boss Ivan (Affleck). Impressed with his initiative, Ivan offers him a job, and soon Richie has more cash than he can possibly spend. But for some reason, all he wants is Ivan's colleague-girlfriend Rebecca (Arterton). Then a nosey FBI agent (Mackie) forces Richie to help him take Ivan down.

Director Fuhrman showed considerable promise with another renegade loner in The Lincoln Lawyer, but this film simply refuses to fill in enough of the gaps. Nothing that happens here is remotely convincing, as the characters are continually thrust into half-developed scenarios. Perhaps there's a more coherent longer version out there, because this one feels like it was edited with a machete. Even as a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed, this story has nothing relevant to say.

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Ben Affleck Takes Batman Rejection In His "Big Boy" Stride


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Ben Affleck has finally responded to the backlash and online petition against him being the next Batman in the 2015 Zack Snyder face-off with Henry Cavill's Superman. As the petition's signatures crept past 90,000, the actor could not pretend he was unaware of the furore any longer. It was time for the Oscar-winning director to address the online tirades and bad feeling towards him.

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See: It's All In His Stride.

Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (16th Sept), Affleck was given a platform to air his views on the tidal wave of hatred he was hit with. He revealed how he was given stern advice by Warner Bros., who told him: "don't use the internet for a few days."

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Ben Affleck Responds To Batman Backlash: "I'm A Big Boy"


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Ben Affleck has been subject to fan scrutiny as of late after Warner Bros. announced that he would be starring as Batman in an upcoming epic collaboration with Henry Cavill in the 'Man of Steel' sequel.

Since the announcement, fans have took to the internet to voice their opinions on the casting. They are in a unanimous agreement that Affleck isn't the man they wanted to follow Christian Bale's portrayal in 'The Dark Knight' trilogy.

Well the 41 year old finally responded to the 'haters' during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on his 'Late Night' talk show.

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Justice League Trailer

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Justice League Teaser Trailer

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Live By Night Movie Review

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The Accountant Movie Review

The Accountant Movie Review

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Live By Night Trailer

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Suicide Squad Movie Review

Suicide Squad Movie Review

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Justice League - Comic Con Trailer

Justice League - Comic Con Trailer

Bruce Wayne knows that the Earth is under threat from evil forces much worse than...

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The Accountant Trailer

The Accountant Trailer

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Suicide Squad Trailer

Suicide Squad Trailer

The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Every superhero has a dark side and being 100% human, Batman is in doubt over...

Suicide Squad Trailer

Suicide Squad Trailer

When there's nowhere left to turn, the bad guys might just turn out to be...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

What happens when two superheroes with vastly differing opinions come head to head? Well, not...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

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