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December 2nd, 2014      Gone Girl      0 Comments

The National Board of Review announces their 2014 winners and Gone Girl is named one of their Top Films. The complete list with winners can be found at NationalBoardOfReviews.org.

Top Films: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Fury, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The Lego Movie, Nightcrawler, Unbroken.

The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. Hosted by Lara Spencer, this year’s gala will take place on January 6, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

December 1st, 2014      AwardsGone Girl      0 Comments

The International Press Academy just revealed their nominees for the 2014 Satellite Awards, and Gone Girl is among the nominees for Best Movie.

Other nominations include Best Actress (Rosamund Pike), Screenplay Adapted, Best Director (David Fincher), Original Score, Cinematography and Sound.

The winners will be announced in a ceremony held on February 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.

November 29th, 2014      ArticlesGone Girl      0 Comments

Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last.

Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in “Argo,” you’re not surprised that the Americans he’s supposed to be saving in Iran during the 1980 hostage crisis are nervous.

Audiences love the role of the manipulated male, and Ben Affleck nails it in ‘Gone Girl’.
Betsy Sharkey

Now in “Gone Girl,” Affleck and director David Fincher conspire to give us Nick Dunne, one of those classic movie characters we love — the manipulated male.

It’s a strange fascination we have with men like Nick. They fall short of that old film cliché — men want to be them, women want to sleep with them. Because men don’t want to be them, yet they can relate. And women don’t want to sleep with them, but often do end up in bed with them.

In “Gone Girl,” Affleck’s Nick is the cheating husband of his very angry spouse, played impeccably by Rosamund Pike. She’s disappeared and he’s left behind, accused of her murder.

Affleck is particularly good at this sort of un-amplified stoicism. It surfaces in some way in nearly all of his work. To good effect as Superman actor George Reeves in “Hollywoodland” and a compromised congressman in “State of Play.” He was equally nonplused to learn his girlfriend was a lesbian in the lunacy of “Gigli.”

Director Fincher fully exploits Affleck’s ability to shut down emotions and stare straight into the camera — without fear, or hesitation, or anger, or regret, or thought. Instead you’re met with an incredible sense of nothingness. It’s confusing when you can’t read the eyes, which in “Gone Girl” means everything.

Read the full article at The Envelope

November 24th, 2014      Charity & AwarenessVideos      0 Comments

A-listers including Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck and Will Ferrell all appear in a completely silent video for musician Bono’s ONE Campaign. The makers of the video hope that their silent stares will “highlight how the world waited for action to stamp out Ebola in West Africa”.

Also appearing in the video are Ebola health workers Louise Gaye and Dr. J Soka Moses and African musicians Fally Ipupa, Angélique Kidjo, and Ice Prince. Viewers are encouraged to sign a petition demanding that global leaders take urgent action to combat the spread of the disease. Watch the video below:

November 22nd, 2014      Events      0 Comments

Last Wednesday (19) Ben and Jen attended the 2nd Annual Save the Children gala, and I have a few pictures added to the gallery:

November 16th, 2014      Magazines      0 Comments

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Live by Night (2016)
Crime | Drama
Release: October 7th, 2016
Role: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
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Release: May 26, 2016
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Gone Girl (2014)
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Release: Oct 3, 2014
Role: Nick Dunne
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