Tag: ben affleck

Ben Affleck and Diane Lane in Hollywoodland

Hollywoodland

    Looking on paper like something better than it actually turns out, Hollywoodland is one of those films purporting to lift the lid on Hollywood, LA Confidential style. It tells the lightly fictionalised story of George Reeves (Ben Affleck) the man who played Superman on 1950s US TV, and

Read More »
John Goodman and Alan Arkin in Argo

Argo (2012)

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 April   John McCarthy kidnapped, 1986 On this day in 1986, the British journalist John McCarthy was taken hostage in Lebanon. Like most of the hostages taken during the so-called Lebanon hostage crisis, which

Read More »
Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in Armageddon

Armageddon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 November     The Ensisheim meteorite hits Earth, 1492 On this day in 1492, a large meteorite landed in a field outside the walled town of Ensisheim, in Alsace (present-day France). The flaming passage

Read More »
Alicia Keys in Smokin' Aces

Smokin’ Aces

    For anyone who gets confused between Ben Affleck and Ryan Reynolds, Joe (Narc) Carnahan’s latest feast of bang-bang macho will be very bewildering indeed, since they’re both in it. But then bewilderment seems to be what Smokin’ Aces is about. The hip-feast is built around Jeremy Piven, playing

Read More »