Tag Archives: Ben Affleck

Reindeer Games - * *

John Frankenheimer directs this thriller in which an ex-con (Ben Affleck) is set up by his former cellmate (Gary Sinise) to rob a casino. Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Ashton Kutcher, Isaac Hayes, Danny Trejo and Clarence … Continue reading

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Boiler Room - * *

Ben Younger writes and directs. Giovani Ribisi stars as a college dropout who takes a job as an agressive stockbroker in a “boiler room”, only to discover his employer is a crook. Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Jamie Kennedy, Scott Caan, … Continue reading

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Dogma - * * 1/2*

Kevin Smith directs this religious comedy about an abortion clinic worker (Linda Fiorentino) who teams up with two holy men, Jay and Silent Bob (Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith) to save humanity. It seems that two renegade angels (Matt Damon and … Continue reading

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Forces of Nature - * * 1/2*

Part road movie, part romantic comedy, Forces of Nature takes several overfamiliar plots and, well, repeats them. It’s certainly not innovative, but it does have its moments. Ben (Ben Affleck) is about to be married. His fiancee, Bridget (Maura Tierney) … Continue reading

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Armageddon - * *

Armageddon, the second of this year’s death-from-above thrillers (the first being Deep Impact), has entered our atmosphere. And though it hardly fizzles out in the atmosphere, it is far from being a global killer. Just to give you an example … Continue reading

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Phantoms - * *

Why is it that Hollywood has such a hard time adapting the works of best-selling horror authors to the screen? Witness the countless failed atempts at adapting Stephen King’s horror novels. Not a one (excepting maybe Misery and The Shining) … Continue reading

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Good Will Hunting - * * * *

Although it isn’t readily apparent before seeing the film, the title Good Will Hunting has a double meaning (made obvious by the main character’s name: Will Hunting). However, be it the intriguing story of one good man, or the uplifting … Continue reading

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Chasing Amy - * * * 1/2*

Kevin Smith finds redemption after his mainstream misfire Mallrats, and creates a finely crafted romantic comedy about a guy falling in love with a lesbian. Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) are best friends and the creators … Continue reading

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