The actress sets the record straight regarding her split from Ben Affleck.
Jennifer Garner wants the world to know that the latest front page article regarding the end of her marriage with Ben Affleck has nothing to do with her. She's happy, and doesn't need her family receiving false information about what is and isn't happening in her life right now.
Jennifer Garner spotted on her way to church
After discovering a front page story on People magazine entitled 'Jennifer Garner: Life After Heartbreak', she insists that she did NOT A) pose for the photos in the magazine or B) authorise any of the comments made within the story regarding her separation fron Ben Affleck.
A simple, candlelit meal out was enough for Ben and Jennifer to show that they love each other.
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."
Mark Ruffalo had a sly dig at Ben Affleck.
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.
Keira Knightley [L] and Mark Ruffalo [R] in 'Begin Again'
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.
Continue reading: It Seems Ben Affleck Doesn't Like Mark Ruffalo Very Much
Turns out it wasn't his lucky night after all.
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.
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.
The casino Ben Affleck was allegedly banned from following rumours of card counting has released a statement in which they stated Affleck was not barred from their resort and is "welcome back any time."
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."
Read more: What Do We Know So Far About 'Batman Vs. Superman'?
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.
Read more: Las Vegas Casino Bans Ben Affleck From Blackjack After He Was Caught "Card Counting".
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.
The Amazing Spider-man 2 has a lavish world premiere in London, while Draft Day hits New York and The Railway Man premieres in L.A. Jennifer Aniston and Saoirse Ronan are photographed shooting their new films. And trailers promise comedy and thrills in Shaun the Sheep, Earth to Echo and Home...
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and director Marc Webb were all in London to walk the red carpet at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-man 2 on Thursday. The film opens next week in Britain, and in America in May. Browse through our photos from the World Premiere of The Amazing Spiderman 2 held at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Over in Los Angeles, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Ellen Burstyn and Frank Langella turned up for the premiere of the American football drama Draft Day. And in New York, it was Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine who appeared at the premiere of their new movie The Railway Man. Both films open this weekend across America. Look through our photos from the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Draft Day' at the Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles.
Check out what the critics have been saying about Kevin Costner in 'Draft Day'
The people behind ‘Draft Day’ are probably getting a little bit tired of comparisons to 'Moneyball', the Brad Pitt-starring 2011 hit, but given that the reviews have just been filed, and it seems to be lacking where 'Moneyball' prospered – so to speak – now is the perfect time for comparisons. And it doesn’t look rosy for director Ivan Reitman.
Kevin Coster pulls some surprise punches in 'Draft Day'
The premise is simple: under the intense scrutiny of both a demanding owner and fickle fans, Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) must make draft day decisions that will both shape his career and the future of The Cleveland Browns. All the while, hundreds of young men’s sports careers hang in the balance.
Most of us know that Zooey Deschanel and Jared Leto are pretty musical, but there's a bunch of other celebs who also have musical skills on the side!
Those celebs are a talented bunch, sometimes even more than they let on! Lots of them are also skilled musicians on top their acting and directing day jobs. We bet you’ll never believe that some of these famous people have the time to play an instrument on top of all the other projects they’re always involved with.
Clint Eastwood made his name as an actor in movies about the Old West, before going on to become one of the most renowned directors in the movie biz. However, we bet you didn’t know that he’s also a skilled composer and has composed the film scores to accompany a selection of the movies he has directed, including Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River.
Clint Eastwood often composes the scores to his movies
Continue reading: 10 Actors Who Are Also Talented Musicians (Hint: Not Just Jared Leto!)
Beyonce and Jennifer Garner are just a couple of the celebrities to join Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to help with her new Ban Bossy campaign. But what exactly is it all about?
Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, is spearheading a campaign which aims at encouraging little girls to embrace their natural leadership. The campaign urges people to ban “bossy” - a word often used to describe strong-willed and boisterous little girls. Sheryl claims that the word carries negative connotations and can disparage a young girl from asserting herself socially and, later in life, professionally.
Beyonce has lent her name and voice to the Ban Bossy campaign
Sheryl claims that when she herself was young, one of her junior high teachers told said to her friend, “Nobody likes a bossy girl. You should find a new friend who will be a better influence on you”. That may be one of the most unprofessional anecdotes we have ever heard! We hope that no teachers out there today are teaching such archaic values!
Continue reading: Futile Or The Future? Beyonce And Jennifer Garner Ban 'Bossy'
In telling this remarkable true story, director Jean-Marc Vallee (The Young Victoria) and his gifted cast keep the characters and events so grounded that we can't help but get caught up in their story. The film never asks for our sympathy, but it earns it over and over again as it explores a disgraceful period in American history when businesses and the government essentially condemned millions to death by withholding proper treatment for HIV and Aids.
It begins in 1985, when homophobic womaniser Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) is told that he has just a month to live. Refusing to believe that he has the same disease that has just killed Rock Hudson, he ignores his doctors (Garner and O'Hare) to find his own supply of AZT, which makes him even more ill. So he heads to Mexico to find a range of treatment the US government has refused to approve, and he imports them himself, creating a members' club to subvert the law. This requires that he set his deep-seated prejudice aside so he can work with the transgendered Rayon (Leto). But a government lawyer (O'Neill) is determined to shut him down.
Yes, it's deeply infuriating to watch the American system try so hard to stop Woodruff from saving lives. Government officials continually outlaw his effective treatments so they can pawn off the toxic, over-priced AZT instead. So Woodruff travels the world in search of new medicine, and his business of course takes off. Vallee cleverly cuts through the 1980s period details to reveal Woodruff's earthy tenacity and an overpowering sense of humanity.
Continue reading: Dallas Buyers Club Review
The actor's wife, Jennifer Garner, promised that we'll all be blown away by the re-imagining of the Batsuit for the upcoming movie
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.
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."
Can Sonny save the Browns in 'Draft Day'?
Taking one of the most exciting days in the football calendar and translating it to a movie screen will either be the dumbest or most ingenious idea Ivan Reitman’s ever had, which is precisely the kind judgement passed by Kevin Costner's Sonny Weaver in Draft Day.
Kevin Costner in Draft Day as Sonny Weaver
Sonny is the Cleveland Brown’s general manager, and is charged with making the perfect draft. With pressure from Harvey Molina, the no-nonsense owner played by Frank Langella, and a hoard of dedicated fans, Weaver certainly has his work cut out. But he’s not about to go down without a fight.
Sonny Weaver, Jr. is the general manager of National Football League team the Cleveland Browns who is faced with immediate dismissal if he does not put together an unbeatable draft pick for his team. With pressure from his associates and from Browns fans, he wants to make a spectacular impact on the football world on draft day but, with his ideas being very different from everyone else's, he's in for a big struggle to bring everyone round to his way of thinking and after making what seems like a professionally suicidal trade, even his mother starts to lose faith in him. Excitement builds as draft day nears, with everyone baffled by what could possibly be in store for the Cleveland Browns; but will Sonny pull through with the number one pick of the year?
Continue: Draft Day Trailer
Often criticized for his wooden acting and schmaltzy roles, McConaughey has given the performance of his career as Ron Woodroof
Matthew Mcconaughey has been the butt of many a joke over the course of his career, with his acting ability often brought into question by critics and jokers alike thanks to his largely uninspired choice of roles. His latest film, however, is a major departure from his usual rom-com venture and has even had people crying out for him to be awarded an Oscar, or at least get a nomination for his work in Dallas Buyers Club.
McConaughey is exceptional in the film
McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof in the true story of the former Dallas Cowboys star who is stricken with the still-largely unknown and misunderstood HIV virus in 1986. Abandoned by his friends and acquaintances and given just 30 days to live by his largely unhelpful team of doctors, Woodroof is forced to take matters into his own hands and ships in various 'cures' and treatments from across the globe. Soon he begins to build up a surplus of supplies and begins distributing them among the largely ignored HIV-suffering population, meeting like-minded people on his trip, including Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto, both of whom have also been widely praised for their performances.
'Dallas Buyers Club' was released in the US last week and has caused a stir as critics are hailing it as "Oscar worthy" and are highly complementary of its cast, especially Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
Critics have been stunned by Matthew Mcconaughey's performance in Dallas Buyers Club, which has been the central focus of reviews about the upcoming film.
Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
Matthew McConaughey stars in Dallas Buyers Club as HIV positive Texas Cowboy, Ron Woodroof. The film is based on the true story of Woodroof and the early days of the AIDS epidemic. When Woodroof was diagnosed with HIV he was given 30 days to live and, receiving little help from the government or his acquaintances, attempts to find treatments from across the globe. Along the way he encounters other HIV positive people and discovers a way to ensure these people could buy treatment.
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey Stuns In 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Celebrities such as Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner pushed for the new bill, which will impose strict regulations on photographing celebrities and their children
It was a good day for celebrity parents on Tuesday, 24 September, after California Senator Kevin de Leon passed the SB606 Bill into legislation. The new law will place tighter sanctions against paparazzi in the state of California, prohibiting them from taking photographs of celebrities and their children, without prior consent to do so. The law will enforce tougher repercussions on any photographers who are found breaking these new restrictions.
Sen. Kevin de Leon is being praised by celebrities for enforcing the tougher sanctions against the press
A number of well-known stars had pushed for the bill to be entered into state law, and Sen. de Leon has been praised for enforcing the tougher legislative restrictions on photographers. The new law will boost penalties for actions that include taking photos and video of a child without parental consent and will also impose tougher sanctions against anyone who is considered to behaving in a harassing manner whilst photographing stars. The new law has not been passed solely for the protection of celebrities either, as de Leon said that he hoped the new law would help protect the children of law enforcement officials and other children who may be susceptible to harassment due to the profession of their parents.
Matthew McConaughy could be in line for a Best Actor nod.
The 2014 Oscars will be dominated by films based on a true stories, and a worthy addition to that lengthy list is Dallas Buyers Club, the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who went to war with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986.
Matthew Mcconaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club
Playing Woodroof is Matthew McConaughey, and the chain-smoking, whiskey-downing cocaine-sniffing rodeo cowboy is masterfully portrayed in Dallas Buyers, or so says the reviews. Now we’re looking at another Oscar contender.
Continue reading: Has 'Dallas Buyers Club' Entered The Oscars Race? [Trailer + Pictures]
Jennifer Garner - Jennifer Garner pictured after buying flowers at the Farmers Market - Brentwood, CA, United States - Sunday 25th August 2013
Jennifer Garner - Jennifer Garner on the movie set of "Imagine" filming on location in Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 29th July 2013
Jimmy Kimmel had to content with TWO brides turning up to his wedding day. But which one did he marry?
TV host Jimmy Kimmel must have had the shock of his life to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance at his wedding, narrowly mistaking his fiancé Molly McNearney for mischievous guest and Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe, according to Yahoo! OMG. Kimmel and his girlfriend of two years MollyMcNearney married in a romantic Californian ceremony, packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.
Gabourey Sidibe Showed Her Sneaky Side By Arriving At The Kimmel/McNearney Wedding In A Bridal Gown.
Kimmel and McNearney hadn't planned on another bride turning up to their nuptials but this didn't stop Gabourey Sidibe, clad in white veil and bridal train, from making an entrance to remember when she stepped out of her black limo with a girlfriend as her 'bridesmaid' to help her with the flowing white gown. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host and his new wife Molly - the head writer on his show - showed their sense of humour, welcoming their prankster guest with laughter as both clearly enjoyed the stunt. So as not to hog the limelight from beautiful bride Molly, Sidibe changed into a tight red dress and flat white shoes after the surprise had rippled through the wedding party.
Continue reading: Gabourey Sidibe Pranks Jimmy Kimmel On His Marriage To Molly McNearney
TV host Jimmy Kimmel was surprised to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance but only one of whom was his fiancé Molly McNearney.
Jimmy Kimmel and his long-term lover MollyMcNearney have married in a romantic Californian ceremony. The star-studded ceremony was packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.However, all eyes turned to the drive as a guest dressed in an elegant white wedding gown stepped out of a black limo and made her way towards the reception to be greeted.
Was Jimmy Kimmel Confused When Two Ladies In White Dresses Approached Him?
Continue reading: Jimmy Kimmel Married, But Why Did Two Brides Turn Up To The Wedding?
Ben Affleck has certainly scored some awards over the past year.
Ben Affleck was awarded with the Spike’s Tv ‘Guy of the Year Award’ on Saturday (aired last night). The ceremony took place in Culver City, California. Affleck was presented his antler shaped (nicknamed ‘mantler’) award by fellow Oscar winning actor and director, Clint Eastwood. This is one of many awards; Affleck has received this year including an Oscar for his film Argo.
The Awards were first held in 2007 and previous winners have included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Mickey Rourke, Maek Wahlberg and Matt Damon. As you’d expect, the awards are hardly female friendly (there is an award named the ‘holy grail of hot’) yet many turned out for the event including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba.
The awards are hardly on par with the Oscars or a Golden Globes – there was a category in 2012 for ‘Hottest Zo(o)e(y)’. The nominations for this particular award were somewhat limited. However, the award’s lack of prestige did not prevent Affleck celebrating backstage with Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Jimmy Kimmel.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Is Guy’S Choice Awards’ ‘Guy Of The Year’
The actor/director finally gets his hand on that scroll of paper
He may have dropped out of two colleges in his day, but now he can tick Dr. when he’s filling his forms. Ben Affleck has been awarded an honorary degree from Brown University.
His degree, for fine arts, was awarded in a ceremony on Sunday, as Affleck donned the Ivy League robes and proudly accepted the award. His most recent success came with Argo – a thriller surrounding the extraction of American nationals from Iran that won him Best Director at the Globes and Best Picture at the Oscars. This represented the rebirth a career that was stalling, and confirmed his abilities as an auteur as well as an actor. He also recently become a member of the five-time club on Saturday Night Live, which is, arguably, a much larger honor than the one Brown bestowed upon him. Joined by his wife on stage, he decided to try and desipher his Oscars acceptance speech, which was a frenzied mess, at best. “Tell the people what I meant when I said marriage is work,” he said to his wife, Jennifer Garner. “Well it is a way we talk privately about how committed we are to our marriage,” she replied. “I'm not sure why you had to share it live to a billion people.”
Affleck might be disappointed to know that Brown actually conferred more than 2,400 degrees Sunday. MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow and Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan were amongst the other recipients.
Continue reading: College Dropout Ben Affleck Picks Up Honorary Degree From Brown
The Bourne Trilogy actor and his wife dashed off to the tropical paradise of St. Lucia for a lavish ceremony
While some of us are still struggling to get their bearings after winter, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso decided to jet off to the tropical island of St. Lucia to renew their vows, PEOPLE confirms.
With a $600 000 price tag and some extremely tight security around the island price tag, the ceremony is hardly quaint, but it’s still an intimate affair. The couple are set to exchange vows in front of their four daughters and some close friends, including Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. The Damon family have been together since 2005, when they married in a modest civil ceremony in New York city. They met in 2003, while Damon was shooting Stuck on You and Lucia was bartending.
While reports that the resort is being closed down for the ceremony have been discredited by E!News, the St. Lucia authorities are still taking serious security measures for the event.
Continue reading: Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso Renewing Vows Over The Weekend
Jennifer Garner and Violet Affleck - Jennifer Garner collects her daughter Violet from school - Los Angeles, Californa, United States - Tuesday 26th March 2013
Holly Madison, a former Playboy model and television personality is expecting her first child, and has revealed she no-longer talks to some of her old co-stars.
Former Playboy model and television personality, Holly Madison, is expecting a baby girl in March, and seems unlikely to be asking former 'Girls Next Door' co-star Kendra Wilkinson for any help with the child, as they apparently don't speak anymore. Madison is planning to marry her current boyfriend Pasquale Rotella after the birth of their baby.
Wilkinson herself has a 3-year-old son, yet the 33-year-old Madison has revealed that she still talks to Bridget Marquardt, but not Wilkinson or Hugh Hefner. Madison explained that: ''Bridget and I are still friends, but I don't talk to anyone else. I moved on from the whole Playboy thing five years ago and really never looked back. I'm not one of those girls who goes back to all the parties and things.''
Continue reading: Former Playboy Model Holly Madison Discusses Her Expected Baby
Paris-born actress Clemence Poesy is gaining strong reviews for her Broadway debut in Jamie Lloyd's Cyrano de Bergerac, at the Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre. The production also stars Patrick Page, Bill Buell and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge.
Hodge, who won the 'Best Actor' Tony for his turn in La Cage aux Folles, plays Cyrano, a nobleman with a love for poetry but a penchant for duelling. Audiences at the previews have been stunned by Cyrano's entrance, with Hodge hidden in darkness for several minutes before stepping into the light to reveal his famous nose - big, bulbous and "almost cancerous" looking, said Playbill.com. Poesy, best known as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter movies and Eva in Gossip Girl, plays Roxane, Cyrano's beautiful and intelligent cousin who has a soft spot for romance and wit. Poesy's performance appears to emulate that of Jennifer Garner's, who played Roxane in the 2007 production, which starred Kevin Kline in the title role. The French comedienne Anne Brochet played the role in the 1990 big screen adaptation, for which Gérard Depardieu won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Cyrano de Bergerac has a limited engagement on Broadway through till November 25, 2012.
Jennifer Garner Sunday 7th October 2012 out in Hollywood with her daughter Seraphina
Cindy and Jim Green is a young, married couple who are looking forward to starting a family. They try everything they can but it doesn't work. After the couple find out they can never conceive, it leaves them devastated.
Continue: The Odd Life of Timothy Green Trailer
Valentine's Day in Los Angeles brings a series of romantic crises. A flower seller (Kutcher) has proposed to his less-than-keen girlfriend (Alba), then discovers his best friend's (Garner) boyfriend (Dempsey) is married. A phone-sex operator (Hathaway) is afraid to tell her boyfriend (Grace) what she does for a living. An romance-hating publicist (Biel) is helping her client (Dane) manage a media storm. A group of teens (Swift, Lautner, Roberts and Jenkins) are grappling with chastity. And two strangers (Roberts and Cooper) strike up a conversation on a trans-Atlantic flight.
Continue reading: Valentine's Day Review
Ironically, this incident, where ship's cook Dorie Miller took charge and shot back during America's worst hour on December 7, 1941, is just about the only true event to be found in the entire, oppressive three-hour film. (And our producers are quick to remind us of just how ripped-from-history this little vignette is. Never mind that Gooding has a pitiful excuse for a role with maybe five minutes of screen time.)
Continue reading: Pearl Harbor Review
Elektra, a needless spin-off from Mark Steven Johnson's already flawed 2003 Daredevil film, might have had a fighting chance if it stayed within the boundaries of Miller's rich source material. Instead, it can't even stay consistent with the lackluster film that inspired it.
Continue reading: Elektra Review
The handful of battle scenes that make up a good hour of "Pearl Harbor" are adrenaline-pumping and hyper-realistic on a massive scale.
You feel the impact of every single 7.7mm round from dive-bombing Japanese Zeros as they rip through pavement, planes and people in the infamous attack around which the film in centered. Director Michael Bay's camera goes inside cockpits, rides along on bombs from release to explosion, captures the terror of a torpedo in the water from the deck of a ship and includes some of the best special effects ever put on film.
The money shot is a hull-buckling blast that rips through the USS Arizona. It makes being on a luxury liner hit by an iceberg look like a 25-cent carnival ride.
Continue reading: Pearl Harbor Review
An unremarkably routine superhero movie based on the cult-favorite comic book about a satanically-costumed blind vigilante, "Daredevil" plays like a C-grade grad project for a night school course called Superhero Filmmaking 101.
Faithful to his inspiration -- the era of "Daredevil" issues written by "Batman" revitalizer Frank Miller and comic-crazy film director Kevin Smith -- in several important details, writer-director Mark Steven Johnson's one stroke of true genius comes in the pulses of fluid, misty, ghostly imagery he uses to depict the sightless crime fighter's enhanced ability to "see" through sound waves and smells.
But most of the picture apes its action style -- and many whole fight scenes -- from last year's "Spider-Man." It has the same ineffectual opening voice-over, the same unconvincingly CGI-assisted rooftop leaping and building-swinging (Daredevil uses a grappling-hook-modified walking cane instead of spider-webbing) and its hero has the same slow-mo back-flip method of dodging weapons thrown by villains.
Continue reading: Daredevil Review
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