Justice League JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017) Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Jason Monoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Ciarán Hinds, Amber Heard, Joe Morton, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Ingvar Sigurdsson, David Thewlis, Sergi Constance, Billy Crudup, Joe Manganiello, Marc McClure, Robin Wright and Jesse Eisenberg. Screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon. Directed by Zack Snyder. Distributed by Warner Bros. 119 m
Jordan Brady Jordan Brady Is Director Comic by Jay S. Jacobs If you think it’s a tough life being a road comic, imagine when the road is in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, every year hundreds of entertainers fly out into war zones, entering dangerous areas, staying in less than luxurious quarters, not getting paid for their time and their craft. And they do it all for the troops. Happily. It is a tradition that goes back to Bob Hope and the USO. American entertainers celebrate the
The Accountant THE ACCOUNTANT (2016) Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jean Smart, Andy Umberger, Alison Wright, Jason Davis, Robert C. Treveiler, Mary Kraft, Seth Lee, Jake Presley, Izzy Fenech, Ron Prather, Susan Williams, Gary Basaraba, Fernando Chien, Alex Collins and Tait Fletcher. Screenplay by Bill Dubuque. Directed by Gavin O’Connor. Distributed by Warner Bros. 128 minutes. Rated R.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson in “The Accountant.” Cynthia Addai-Robinson Figures Out The Accountant by Brad Balfour A title like The Accountant, the latest film from director Gavin O Connor (Warrior, Pride and Glory), defies expectations. Not suggesting the action film that’s about to unfold lends it further drive and energy. There are various surprises in this tale of a man with Asperger’s who is possessed with very lethal skills beyond accounting, played by Ben Affleck, doing his
Suicide Squad SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) Starring Will Smith, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Aidan Devine, David Harbour, Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller. Screenplay by David Ayer. Directed by David Ayer. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. 123 minutes. Rated PG-13. Suicide Squad is the state of the art in modern superhero movies. I mean that in all of the best of ways and
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016) Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, Jena Malone, Brandon Spink, Mark Edward Taylor, Patrick Wilson, Harry Lennix, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Carla Gugino, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa, Joe Morton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan,
GONE GIRL (2014) Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Casey Wilson, Missi Pyle, Sela Ward, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Lola Kirke, Scoot McNairy, Casey Wilson, Emily Ratajkowski, Boyd Holbrook, Lee Norris, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Jamie McShane, Lynn Adrianna, Cyd Strittmatter and Leonard Kelly-Young. Screenplay by Gillian Flynn. Directed by David Fincher. Distributed by 20th Century Fox. 145 minutes. R
Jersey Girl JERSEY GIRL (2004) Starring Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, George Carlin, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs, Stephen Root, Mike Starr, Jennifer Schwalbach, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jada Copeland Goodman, Robert McKay, Ernie O’Donnell, Cymande Lewis, Jason Lee, Matt Damon and Will Smith. Screenplay by Kevin Smith. Directed by Kevin Smith. Distributed by Miramax Pictures. 102 minutes. Rated PG-13. No. It is just not possible. This cannot be a Kevin Smith movie. His na
Changing Lanes CHANGING LANES (2002) Starring Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, Kim Staunton, Dylan Baker and Matt Malloy. Screenplay by Michael Tolkan and Chap Taylor. Directed by Roger Michell. Distributed by Paramount Pictures. 98 minutes. Rated R. Changing Lanes is a good film, though it all too often does feel like a lecture on the evils of modern life. Not that there is anything wrong with that, you just somet
Dogma DOGMA (1999) Starring Linda Fiorentino, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, George Carlin, Bud Cort, Brian O’Halloran, Janeane Garafalo and Alanis Morisette. Screenplay by Kevin Smith. Directed by Kevin Smith. Distributed by Miramax Pictures. 128 minutes. Rated R. Kevin Smith’s Dogma has a lot of intriguing ideas – unlike his debut, and still his best film, Clerks, which was essentially about nothing.
Forces of Nature FORCES OF NATURE (1999) Starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox, Richard B. Schiff and David Strickland. Screenplay by Marc Lawrence. Directed by Bronwen Hughes. Distributed by Dreamworks Pictures. 106 minutes. Rated PG-13. This film is so enjoyable as you watch it that you don’t quite notice that it is somewhat clichéd in many parts. A 90s update of that old standard, the road movie, Forces of Nature is h