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KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Ben Affleck|
|Written by:||Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard|
|Cast:||Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite|
|Genre:||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
A bunch of guys get together and decide to commit a robbery. It’s a story that has been done several times before, yet from the original The Italian Job up to Ocean’s Eleven it’s a story that usually manages to remain fresh and fun in the eyes of the average viewer. Ben Affleck’s The Town continues the trend. The film is nothing revolutionary but Affleck takes a well-worn story and is able to add his own skills and artistic qualities to it, creating another compelling film in the heist sub-genre...[more]...
|Directed by:||Casey Affleck|
|Written by:||Casey Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix|
Two years ago, Oscar nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix announced that he was retiring from the industry. This came as something of a shock; Phoenix was only thirty-five at the time and clearly at his peak after giving a brilliant performance as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. Even more surprising was his reason for quitting the business – to pursue a rap career. After growing both his hair and beard to ridiculous lengths, violently assaulting a fan in public and making a disastrous appearance on David Letterman’s US chat show, Phoenix slowly faded away from the public eye, with most critics and fans dismissing him as a tragically drug addled mad-man who used to have talent...[more]...