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'Blackhat' Review: A Terrifically Entertaining Cyber Thriller

15 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Movies about computers or computer hackers have never been particularly exciting, at least on the big screen. Maybe that's because the act of typing something on a keyboard while little words or hieroglyphics of code appear on the screen in front of you isn't the most cinematic conceit. There's not a lot of drama or suspense to be mined from, say, checking your email or engaging in an online chat. No matter how fraught with tension these acts are in real life might seem, they rarely translate to anything even remotely gripping on the big screen. And there is a used car lot full of movies that have attempted to mine thrills from people doing things on a computer and failed miserably ("The Net," "Hackers," "Swordfish," etc.)

All of this brings us to "Blackhat," the latest film from Michael Mann, arguably one of American cinema's most visceral filmmakers. It's odd »

- Drew Taylor

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Ben Affleck Honored by Writers Guild With Valentine Davies Award

14 January 2015 3:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Writers Guild of America West has selected Ben Affleck to receive the 2015 Valentine Davies Award in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and service to the global community.

Affleck will be honored at the WGA Awards ceremony on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Ben Affleck needs no introduction here,” said WGA West president Chris Keyser. “Yet this Oscar-winning screenwriter – twice nominated for Writers Guild Awards – and much-lauded actor-director-producer has somehow found the time to become an engaged leader in humanitarian causes here and abroad.”

“Perhaps most crucially, Affleck founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grant-making and advocacy group that works toward an eastern Congo with opportunities for economic and social development and the flourishing of a robust civil society,” Keyser added. “Affleck has traveled extensively in support of these initiatives with energy, commitment, intelligence and effectiveness, devoting large amounts of time and presence. And in doing so, »

- Dave McNary

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