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In Defence Of... Ben Affleck's Daredevil

6 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The critical and commercial success of Marvel's Netflix show has given the character of Daredevil a new lease of life, with a confirmed second series, a co-lead spot in the upcoming super-team show The Defenders and a possibility that the character could one day make an appearance in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. With that in mind, it's time to re-appraise the character's first big-screen outing – writer-director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck. Is it really as bad as its reputation suggests?

Released in 2003 (the same year as Ang Lee's Hulk and Bryan Singer's X2, though it was first out of the gate), Daredevil took more than $102 million at the Us box office and just $76 million outside the Us, for a worldwide total of $179 million. Despite more than doubling its budget it was perceived as a flop, especially alongside the likes of Spider-Man and X-Men, whose successes »

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Set For March 25, 2016

22 May 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal just announced that it will bring long-awaited comedy sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 to theaters on March 25, 2016. Currently, the pic has the weekend all to itself, outside of some little indie title called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. That shouldn’t be a problem for the follow-up to 2002’s smash hit though, which will find Nia Vardalos returning as both star and screenwriter.

Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) is directing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which will bring the rowdy Portokalos family back together for what’s being described as a “bigger, fatter” wedding where “a family secret will be revealed.” The original 2002 film was a surprising success for Universal, grossing $369 million worldwide against a chump-change $5 million budget. In addition to Vardalos, the sequel will find John Corbett reprising the role of Vardalos’ protagonist’s love-interest-turned-husband.

Ellen Kampouris, one of the few bright spots in Jason Reitman’s awful Men, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2′ Gets Spring 2016 Release Date

21 May 2015 6:13 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Universal has slotted My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 for a March 25 release. The sequel to the smash 2002 indie romantic comedy from writer-star Nia Vardalos will face off against Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Warner Bros’ anticipated sequel to Man Of Steel starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Right now it’s just those two pics on that date. Kirk Jones directs Greek Wedding‘s next chapter. Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will be back to… »

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2′ Set for March 25 Against ‘Batman v Superman’

21 May 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures has slated “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” for March 25 — setting up a box office showdown with Warner Bros. tentpole “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Universal announced the sequel to the 2002 comedy last November. Nia Vardalos is returning as star and screenwriter. The revelation of a big family secret and an even bigger wedding brings the Portokalos family together again in the second installment.

Kirk Jones (“Nanny McPhee”) will direct. The film will be produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Executive producers are Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian and Vardalos.

The original film, starring Vardalos and John Corbett, was a surprise success with $368 million in worldwide grosses. IFC distributed “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in the U.S., where it grossed $240 million.

Dawn of Justice,” starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, was originally slated to open this year on July »

- Dave McNary

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Broad Green acquires 'The Infiltrator' for Us

21 May 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Brad Furman’s crime thriller stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger.

Broad Green Pictures has acquired Us rights to Brad Furman’s adaption of Escobar crime thriller The Infiltrator.

The deal, struck during the Cannes market this week, will see Broad Green add the film to its 2016 slate.

The agreement was brokered on behalf of the filmmakers by Wme, while Dylan Wiley, president of specialty releasing and Chris Tricarico, evp business affairs handled for Broad Green.

Based on a true story, The Infiltrator is set amidst the lavish excess of the 1980s and tells the story of undercover agent Robert Mazur.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston plays Mazur, a customs and excise agent who went undercover as Robert Musella and traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them.

In an elaborate sting, the operation reeled in key players in a chain stretching all the way »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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New Batman V Superman Promo Art Pic Shows Superman Choking Batman Action

21 May 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

As previously reported, El Mayimbe, formerly of Latino Review, hit up his Instagram account to reveal yet another, official promo art pic for the upcoming "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, and this one, gives us a new animated look at Superman choking the living hell out of Batman, so that seems very interesting. El captioned the pic with the words: "Heroic Hollywood Exclusive! Hot #BatmanvSuperman promo art 1/2." The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's still scheduled to show up in theaters on March 25th,2016. »

- Andre Braddox

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Extended Trailer

21 May 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ extended trailer footage from director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" follow-up, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", featuring the first clash between the two DC Comics' superheroes :

"...'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' stars Henry Cavill in the role of 'Clark Kent'/'Superman'...

"...Ben Affleck as 'Bruce Wayne'/Batman'...

"...Gal Gadot as 'Diana Prince'/'Wonder Woman', with Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane'...

"...Laurence Fishburne as 'Perry White', Diane Lane as 'Ma Kent', returning from 'Man of Steel'...

"...Jesse Eisenberg as 'Lex Luthor'...

"...Jeremy Irons as 'Alfred' and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

"Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled for release May 6, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Feature: 10 Pornstars Surprisingly "Perfect" For Comic Book Movie Roles

21 May 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

From iconic characters to minor supporting players, superhero movie casting never fails to create a lot of discussion. However, while Ben Affleck being chosen for the role of Batman and the rumours surrounding Spider-Man have gotten people talking over the past couple of years, there's no doubt that it's female characters who end up being most closely scrutinised. Why? Their looks of course.  Take Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for example. Rather than discussing whether or not the Fast & Furious star is right for the role and what she'll bring to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the past eighteen months of so have seen thread after thread of people discussing how skinny her arms are and what her cup size is (something which the actress herself would end up addressing). Supergirl is another great example. Melissa Benoist is beautiful, but has been deemed too "plain" and simply not busty »

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Gotham has a new hero in the Batkid Begins trailer

21 May 2015 7:34 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

 

We love social media, but it’s no secret that it isn’t always the most positive of spaces. So, it’s always exciting to hear about social media being used to bring people together and do some good in the world.

The first trailer for the documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World hit the internet this morning, telling the story of 5-year-old Miles Scott, whose dream to save Gotham City as Batkid was realized with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and thousands of strangers.

Over twenty-five thousand people flocked to the streets of San Francisco to help Miles live the dream, and he got shout-outs from everyone from the mayor of San Francisco to Ben Affleck to Barack Obama. Viral sensations don’t usually result in more than a chuckle as you scroll down your newsfeed, but Miles’ story was enough to have thousands of »

- Amanda Wood

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The New 'Batkid Begins' Trailer Is Super (and Super Emotional)

21 May 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The heartwarming story of a young leukemia survivor getting his wish to be Batman for a day is coming to the big screen, and a new trailer for "Batkid Begins" takes a closer look at the planning of the event, as well as the intense, passionate reaction that it elicited across the globe.

The documentary focuses on Miles Scott, a then-5-year-old who had just finished treatment for leukemia in the fall of 2013. Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Miles requested to become Batman, a challenge that was met with some creative brainstorming, ultimately culminating in the city of San Francisco transforming into Gotham for a day and Miles saving a damsel in distress and fighting off villains, surrounding by thousands of cheering onlookers.

It was a feel-good story that resonated with millions, quickly going viral the world over, and eliciting responses from President Barack Obama and Batman actors including Adam West and Ben Affleck, »

- Katie Roberts

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Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck and I Treat Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel "Like Real Kids"

21 May 2015 2:47 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

There is no spoiling in this household! Celebrity supermom Jennifer Garner told Us Weekly on Monday, May 18, that she and Ben Affleck try to raise their little ones — Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3 — "like real kids." "We’re so involved," Garner, 42, told Us at the launch of her new kids' crafts line We Made It in Santa Monica, Calif. "I just took a year and a half off of work and I’ve been home. You treat them like real kids. They have [...] »

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New Batman V Superman Promo Art Pic Shows Batman Superman Fight Action

20 May 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, El Mayimbe, formerly of Latino Review, has struck again, releasing this new, official promo art pic for the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick, and it features some wicked, animated fighting action between Batman and Superman. El captioned the Instagram photo with: "Heroic Hollywood Exclusive! Hot #BatmanvSuperman promo art 2/2." Oh, and the Heroic Hollywood is apparently going to be El's new site he's launching. As for the movie, it stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's still scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 25th,2016. »

- Eric

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Warners Dates "Xx," "Accountant," "Arms"

20 May 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has shifted around its upcoming release schedule today with several of its smaller films either getting new dates or locked into specific dates for the first time.

They’ve set Gavin O'Connor's Ben Affleck-led assassin thriller "The Accountant" has locked down a January 29th 2016 release. Warners' New Line division had scheduled an untitled horror film for that date, but has moved that up by a week.

Meanwhile Todd Phillips' true story tale "Arms & the Dudes", starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, will now open on March 11th 2016. The story follows two friends in their early 20s living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts.

Finally "Project Xx," the sequel to the hard partying teen comedy, is targeting an August 19th 2016 release.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures »

- Garth Franklin

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New release dates, including Ben Affleck in The Accountant

19 May 2015 10:23 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Project X sequel, and the new film from The Hangover's Todd Phillips, are also set to arrive in 2016...

Warner Bros has confirmed a collection of new release dates for some of its upcoming projects, Each of these thus far as an American date, but we expect the UK arrival in each case to be roughly around the same time.

First up, there's The Accountant, from Warrior director Gavin O'Connor. The film stars Ben Affleck, Jeffrey Tambor, Anna Kendrick and J K Simmons. It follows the story of a man who's an accountant most of the time, and an assassin the rest of it. And it's now due to arrive on January 22nd.

Then there's the new film from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Entitled Arms & The Dudes, the new comedy stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of friends who decide to bid on Us military contracts during the Iraq war. »

- simonbrew

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‘The Accountant’, ‘Project Xx’, And More Get Release Dates

19 May 2015 8:40 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Warner Bros has set release dates for four of its five upcoming films, and has removed one planned event movie from the schedule entirely. The action thriller The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, John Lithgow, Anna KendrickJ.K. SimmonsJon Bernthal, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson will hit theaters on January 29, 2016. The Todd Phillips-directed crime comedy Arms & The Dudes, starring Jonah HillMiles TellerAna de Armas, and J. B. Blanc is set for release on March 11… »

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Bruce Wayne' Rescue

19 May 2015 8:14 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ footage and images from the set of director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", as 'Bruce Wayne' aka 'Batman', rescues a young girl standing beneath the collapsing 'Wayne Financial' building, as a result of the fight between 'Superman' and 'Zod' in "Man Of Steel":

"...'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' is written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.

"Cast includes Henry Cavill as 'Superman'/'Clark Kent', Ben Affleck as 'Batman'/'Bruce Wayne', Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane' and Laurence Fishburne as 'Perry White'.

"Also starring are Diane Lane as 'Ma Kent'...

"...Jesse Eisenberg as 'Lex Luthor', Ray Fisher as 'Cyborg' and Gal Gadot as 'Wonder Woman'/'Diana Prince'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Set for Jan. 29

19 May 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has set a Jan. 29 release date for Ben Affleck’s thriller “The Accountant,” which will be his first film since “Gone Girl.”

Affleck plays a brilliant accountant who moonlights as an assassin. The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor from Bill Dubuque’s script and co-stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. Producers are Lynette Howell and Mark Williams.

Fox/DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3″ and Disney thriller “The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine and Affleck’s brother Casey, are also set for Jan. 29. Warner Bros. moved an untitled New Line horror film forward a week to Jan. 22.

Warner Bros. also set Miles Teller-Jonah Hill crime-comedy “Arms and the Dudes” for March 11. Todd Phillips is directing the story of two Miami stoners who wound up with a government contract to supply weapons for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

The studio has also dated “Project Xx, »

- Dave McNary

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Ben Affleck’s The Accountant, Project X Sequel and More Get Release Dates

19 May 2015 3:54 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. made some release date announcements today, and in the process finally dated its Project X sequel. The studio will drop Project Xx on August 19, 2016, where it will open opposite Laika’s next animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings. WB first put the follow-up into development in 2012, fresh off a respectable opening weekend for the found footage party pic Project X, but it appears that it’s taken them a bit to get the thing off the ground. It’s unclear who will direct or if any of the cast will return (Thomas Mann led the pic, while Miles Teller had a supporting role), but if I had to guess I'd say it'll just be another found footage party movie with a new cast. It’ll be interesting to see how the follow-up performs four years after the original came out, especially considering the first film wasn't exactly a culture phenomenon. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Titans Brawl In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Concept Art

19 May 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Avengers: Age of Ultron already in theaters, comic-book aficionados’ eyes are turning even more completely to next year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the second installment in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ cinematic universe. And though the film is still so far off that any actual footage has been sparse, promo art is in steady supply. Last night, superhero scoopster Umberto Gonzalez, settling into his solo site Heroic Hollywood, unveiled two new pieces of concept art, depicting the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel actually duking it out.

The pieces are enjoyable on artistic grounds alone, but more savvy comic-book fans may also notice that both shots evoke iconic pieces by David Finch and Jim Lee. Of course, they’ve been slightly tweaked to show Batman’s armor and the cinematic Superman logo, but the inspiration is still clear.

One slightly troubling thing about Batman V »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste"

19 May 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There is certainly no debate that studio moviemaking has put a central focus on superhero movies, and big budget franchises. The shared universe formula perfected by Marvel is now being chased by every rival in Hollywood, properties of anything with potential blockbuster potential from comic books to TV shows are being optioned and put into development, and essentially, the characters and heroes that were once treasured by a niche market of proud nerds has gone completely mainstream. But moreover, this material isn't just for kids. Adults are openly and actively embracing their inner child, debating often at extreme lengths about the minutiae of Jared Leto's Joker look, whether or not Ben Affleck will be a good Batman, or the finer points of the "Star Wars" universe. And Simon Pegg — a geek favorite, author of "Nerd Do Well," and star of the rebooted "Star Trek" movies — has his concerns about »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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