Justice League Reshoots Footage Length

When news of Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League coming to HBO Max was first announced, it was said that the director wouldn’t be bringing back any cast members to shoot new scenes. But the streaming service changed their mind as we learned back in September that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher would be coming back as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg to shoot footage for the director’s cut of the DC Comics superhero movie. That made us think the reshoots would be fairly substantial, but according to Zack Snyder himself, the reshoots will only add four minutes or five minutes of new footage. Read More »

Zack Snyder's Justice League DC FanDome Panel

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the full DC FanDome panel for HBO Max’s upcoming release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Plus, get a look behind the scenes of the choreography and planning for the stunts in the third season of Stranger Things, and find out how to draw The Lion King‘s flatulent warthog hero Pumbaa. Read More »

the flash ben affleck

Well here’s something surprising – Ben Affleck‘s Batman will return for The Flash. The film is said to deal with the multiverse, and it was previously reported that Michael Keaton‘s Batman would be featured in the film in some capacity. Now, in keeping with the topsy-turvy rules of the multiverse, it looks like Affleck’ Batman is involved as well.

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Dwayne Johnson - Highest Paid Actors of 2020

This year has already been weird for a number of reasons. So you probably won’t even bat an eye when when we tell you that the highest paid actor of 2020 doesn’t even have a movie coming out this year. That actor is Dwayne Johnson, and thanks to a hefty paycheck from Netflix for the upcoming original movie Red Notice, not to mention his ongoing Under Armour clothing line, Project Rock, Johnson will rake in a whopping $87.5 million this year. Read More »

the big goodbye

The Big Goodbye, the excellent, recently-published book about the making of 1974’s Chinatown, is headed to the screen. Ben Affleck will return to the director’s chair to helm the project, and he’ll write the script, too. Lorne Michaels (yes, that Lorne Michaels) is producing. This is sure to be a high-profile project, as it’ll focus on the making of one of the best movies Hollywood released in the ’70s, and will also feature figures like Roman Polanski and Jack Nicholson as main characters.

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Spenser Confidential Action Scene

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke pulled off one of the action sequences from Peter Berg‘s new Netflix movie Spenser Confidential. Plus, Ben Affleck breaks down his career, reaching all the way back to a bit part in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to his recent turn as The Dark Knight in Justice League and more, and Daniel Craig stars in a surprising scene from No Time to Die. Read More »

the way back review

It’s difficult to talk about The Way Back without mentioning Ben Affleck‘s personal life. The star has been a fixture of tabloid headlines since the very beginning of his career, his square jaw and all-American looks — coupled with his less-than savory dating life — making him the perfect tabloid fodder. Even as Affleck made his transition from generic leading man to prestigious director, his personal life remained a source of fascination for moviegoers. It’s a tragic symptom of the celebrity news cycle that Affleck’s recent struggles with divorce and alcoholism would come to eclipse his career successes. But after a short hiatus from making movies to attend to his personal well-being, Affleck makes a two-fold comeback with The Way Back.

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Ben Affleck McMillions Movie

HBO is currently in the midst of airing McMillions, a documentary about the McDonald’s Monopoly scam that was almost forgotten about until a Daily Beast article brought it back into the limelight. After the original article broke, nearly everyone, everywhere, thought: “Hey, this would make a good movie!” And while McMillions got to it first, Ben Affleck has also been attached to helm a feature based on the story. So is that still happening in the wake of McMillions? Affleck says he’d still like to make the film – but its fate remains up in the air for the moment.

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the accountant 2

Will we ever see The Accountant 2: Crunch Those Numbers? The Ben Affleck movie was a surprise hit, and back in 2017, word surfaced that Warner Bros. was developing a sequel. But we haven’t heard much about it since then. So what’s up? According to The Accountant himself, Ben Affleck, there’s definitely been talk about a follow-up, but they’ve yet to nail down a script. At the same time, Affleck also mentions that there’s been talk of developing an Accountant TV series.

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ben affleck batman

In 2016, it seemed like the future was bright for Warner Bros.’ The Batman. Ben Affleck, who had just made his debut as an older and wearier Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was set to direct the Batman solo flick from a script he was co-writing with longtime DC Comics stalwart Geoff Johns. But a year later, Affleck would step down from the director’s chair. Two years after that, Affleck left The Batman altogether.

At the time, Affleck was dealing with publicly-documented struggles, including his divorce from Jennifer Garner and a relapse with alcoholism. The actor and filmmaker stepped out of the limelight in 2017 amid internet chatter over who would take over his biggest comic book role to date. Now, in a candid interview with The New York Times, Affleck opened up about his Batman exit and his personal struggles that lead to the departure.

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