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New Poster for Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night'

6 December 2016 3:08 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ben Affleck his long since proved himself as a director, particularly when it comes to gritty crime thrillers, such as 2007's Gone Baby Gone and 2010's The Town. Warner Bros. has just release the main poster for Affleck's next gritty excursion, Live by Night. The crime thriller is based on a book by author Dennis Lehane - who also wrote Gone Baby Gone - let's hope this next collaboration from the pair, both Boston-natives, is just as fruitful. While set in the 1920s and 30s, Live by Night again concerns another Boston man, Affleck's Joe Coughlin. The son of a police captain, Coughlin moves to Ybor City, Tampa Florids, where becomes a bootlegger, rum-runner and eventually, a notorious gangster. Live by Night also stars Elle Fanning , Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Oscar winner Chris Cooper. Check out the trailer below: Synopsis: "What you put »

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New poster for Ben Affleck’s Live By Night

5 December 2016 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Live by Night set to arrive in cinemas next month, Warner Bros. has released a new poster for the upcoming crime thriller featuring Ben AffleckElle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Live By Night

Live by Night” is set in the roaring 20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies.  The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw.  But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll.  The fiery affair ends in tragedy, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Ben Affleck Says ‘Live By Night’ “Feels So Current I Wish I Could Dial It Back”

17 November 2016 2:38 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With AFI Fest almost over, Warner Bros. screened “Live By Night” Wednesday night independently of the prestige event for members of the press (primarily the Bfca).  No, ‘Live’ was officially not sneaking at AFI as rumored weeks earlier (amazingly there is no sneak this year). Happily, writer, director and star Ben Affleck was on hand alongside producer Jennifer Todd (also producing this year’s Oscar telecast, more on that in a minute) editor William Goldenberg and co-stars Chris Messina and Sienna Miller.

Continue reading Ben Affleck Says ‘Live By Night’ “Feels So Current I Wish I Could Dial It Back” at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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As Ben Affleck Rolls Out ‘Live by Night,’ Crafts Take Center Stage

16 November 2016 11:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following guild screenings earlier this week, Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” unspooled for press in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The writer/director/producer/star was on hand to discuss the Prohibition-set Dennis Lehane adaptation with stars Chris Messina and Sienna Miller, as well as Oscar-winning film editor William Goldenberg (“Argo,” “The Imitation Game”).

Affleck said, both before the event and during a post-screening Q&A, that the idea for him was blending a throwback vibe with modern energy. And that’s fitting: In Lehane’s novel, Affleck has found a gangster yarn akin to the ’30s and ’40s genre pictures that inspired him, but one with a fresh face. It moves from the Depression-hit Boston metropolis to the melting pot of Tampa, Florida (filmed largely in Georgia), giving Affleck’s below-the-line team a rich opportunity.

“This is the first movie I’ve made that was really constructed on purpose, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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No Frontrunner in Sight for Supporting Actor Oscar Race

15 November 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While the supporting-actress Oscar field is beginning to fill out nicely — with Viola Davis (“Fences”), Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Nicole Kidman (“Lion”), and Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”) already zeroing in on nominations — the supporting actor ranks are positively scattered. It’s anybody’s game for the five spots, with upwards of 20 strong contenders vying for position.

Two popped up in films released at the end of the summer. In David Mackenzie’s “Hell or High Water,” Jeff Bridges seems to relish playing the role of a soon-to-be-retired West Texas marshal on the hunt for a pair of bank robbers. Meanwhile, in Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Hugh Grant offers a warm, charmingly protective portrayal of the eponymous soprano’s husband. (Speaking of which, Simon Helberg is also delightful in the film, and he has shouldered much of the early campaign glad-handing this season in Grant and co-star Meryl Streep’s stead. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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My Favorite Scene: 'The Mindy Project' Showrunner on the Biggest Moment in the Show's History

15 November 2016 8:57 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

No one loves a great scene more than the person who first dreamed it up -- the writer. We're asking iconic shows' creators and writers to tell Et all about getting to see their most cherished moment on their series make it from script to screen.

As The Mindy Project reaches a TV milestone -- 100 episodes -- showrunner Matt Warburton looks back on the episode he wrote, "C Is for Coward" from season four, when Mindy (Mindy Kaling) has her baby, Leo. In the highly anticipated episode, Mindy is trapped on the subway with best friend Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) and her nemesis Brendan (Mark Duplass) as Danny (Chris Messina) comes "running down the railroad tracks like an action hero," Warburton tells Et. "It's really fun because it brought together so many elements the fans of the show love: the Mindy-Danny relationship, the Mindy-Morgan relationship, we got to have a great guest star in the scene and it »

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ Gets Final Trailer

11 November 2016 4:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Affleck is taking over Tampa’s underworld in the Roaring 20s in the final trailer for “Live by Night.”

The first half of the trailer opens with Affleck’s Joe Coughlin character motorboating amid the placid Florida waters and saying in a voiceover, “Powerful men don’t have to be cruel.”

But he soon runs afoul the rum-running  mob and is told “I’m going to rain hellfire on you,” by a mob boss.

The remainder of the trailer shows an ample variety of murder via machine gun and other mayhem. Warner Bros.’ “Live by Night” is based on the book by Dennis Lehane. Affleck stars with Saldana, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina and Elle Fanning also star.

Affleck also adapted the screenpla and produced the movie along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Jennifer Todd. Affleck also directed the adaptation of Lehane’s “Gone Baby Gone. »

- Dave McNary

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Live by Night Final Trailer: Ben Affleck Goes Gangster

11 November 2016 12:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for the upcoming Live By Night, which could be an early awards season candidate. Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) directed and stars in this dramatic crime thriller. Affleck also wrote the screenplay, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane. This film marks the second collaboration for the fellow Boston natives, following the acclaimed drama Gone Baby Gone.

What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin's nature. Instead, the Wwi vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe's not all bad, though; in fact, he's not really bad enough for the life he's chosen.

Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, »

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Second Trailer for Ben Affleck's Prohibition Era Movie 'Live by Night'

11 November 2016 11:37 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What I learned was... powerful men don't have to be cruel." Warner Bros has debuted the second trailer for Ben Affleck's new crime drama Live by Night, set during the Prohibition times in the 1920s in Boston. Ben Affleck stars in and directs this, playing the youngest son of a Boston police captain, who becomes an outlaw. The full ensemble cast features Scott Eastwood, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Chris Sullivan, Anthony Michael Hall, Brendan Gleeson, Titus Welliver, Chris Messina, Chris Cooper and Derek Mears. This looks so damn good! Amazing cinematography by Robert Richardson, and a helluva violent story about criminals, bootlegging, and the American dream. Both trailers for this movie have been superb, I'm very much looking forward to it. Affleck certainly knows what he's doing as a director. Here's the second official trailer (+ poster) for Ben Affleck's Live by Night, direct from WB's YouTube: Boston, »

- Alex Billington

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New trailer for Ben Affleck’s Live By Night

11 November 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Ben Affleck’s upcoming crime thriller Live by Night. Based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, the film marks the second collaboration between the author and director following 2007’s Gone Baby Gone and sees Affleck starring alongside Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Live by Night” is set in the roaring 20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies.  The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw.  But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch the main trailer for Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’

11 November 2016 9:13 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The main trailer for Ben Affleck‘s forthcoming directorial effort Live By Night has just been released by Warner Bros.

Affleck also stars and wrote the screenplay for the dramatic crime thriller, based on the award-winning best-seller by Dennis Lehane; it marks the second collaboration for the fellow Boston natives, following the acclaimed drama Gone Baby Gone.

Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies.  The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw.  But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. »

- Paul Heath

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Ben Affleck Lives the American Dream in Final Trailer for ‘Live by Night’

11 November 2016 9:12 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Before his directorial career gets tied up in the world of superheroes, Ben Affleck had time to adapt the work of Dennis Lehane following his Oscar-winning Argo. Warner Bros. recently announced that Live by Night would get moved up for a limited Oscar run on December 25th, but we’ll get reactions far sooner than that as the film starts screening for guilds and critics groups as early as next week.

Ahead of that, WB has released the final trailer for the Prohibition Era crime drama. Amping things up in a more exciting way than the previous one, it also ends with a killer final line from the film’s youngest main star. Affleck looks to be having much more fun here than his previous directorial efforts, so hopefully that translates well. Also starring Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper, check out the trailer below. »

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Ordinary World (aka Geezer) movie review: from manchild to midlife crisis

26 October 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take…

May be unique in the cinematic annals of manchildren in that its protagonist goes from overgrown adolescent to midlife crisis without any intervening adulthood. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

You have two kids,” says the Saintly Sitcom Wife to her husband. “I have three.” Cue laugh tracks sprinkled with a few awwws: it’s so charming and romantic, ain’t it, when a woman has to mother her husband. And it’s very conducive to nookie, of course. Except it isn’t, and there’s nothing charming or funny about a 40-year-old man — like Perry here — who has never grown up.

It’s so charming and romantic, ain’t it, when a woman has to mother her husband.

Ordinary World — titled Geezer when it debuted at Tribeca Film Festival this past spring, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Ordinary World Review

15 October 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ordinary World starts out with a flashback to a 1995 performance by L.E.S. Skunks, the fictional rock band once fronted by Perry Miller (Billie Joe Armstrong). So right from the very first frame, viewers are clued in to the fact that Armstrong — the longtime lead singer of Green Day — is riffing on his own persona and career. In fact, as the film contrasts its opening with Perry’s more laid-back current life, it’s almost like a glimpse into an alternate reality in which Armstrong’s own band had faded into obscurity soon after the 1994 release of breakthrough album Dookie instead of continuing to generate hits for another couple decades.

Despite the opening’s focus on Perry’s musical heyday, the bulk of the film follows Perry still adjusting to suburban life in New York City with his wife (Selma Blair) and two kids (the elder of whom is »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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‘The Mindy Project’: Hellooo, Nurse! Bryan Greenberg Tells All About Mindy’s New Man

11 October 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Well, that didn’t last long.

Just moments after “The Mindy Project” set up last seasons’s love triangle, it tore it down. In the Season 5 premiere, Mindy (Mindy Kaling) realized that neither her ex Danny (Chris Messina) nor work colleague Jody (Garret Dillahunt) were really viable romantic options — but never one to let Mindy stay stagnant for long, the show will immediately introduce a new challenging and infuriating love interest in Tuesday’s episode, now available on Hulu.

Read More: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 5 Spoilers: Mindy as a White Man and More

“Ben is a nurse at Mindy’s pediatrician’s office for Leo, her baby,” guest star Bryan Greenberg, who plays Ben, told IndieWire at a set visit in September. “She just doesn’t know how to take care of her baby, which is pretty funny since she’s a doctor, so she has to keep coming back »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Mindy Project’: Hellooo, Nurse! Bryan Greenberg Tells All About Mindy’s New Man

11 October 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Well, that didn’t last long.

Just moments after “The Mindy Project” set up last seasons’s love triangle, it tore it down. In the Season 5 premiere, Mindy (Mindy Kaling) realized that neither her ex Danny (Chris Messina) nor work colleague Jody (Garret Dillahunt) were really viable romantic options — but never one to let Mindy stay stagnant for long, the show will immediately introduce a new challenging and infuriating love interest in Tuesday’s episode, now available on Hulu.

Read More: ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 5 Spoilers: Mindy as a White Man and More

“Ben is a nurse at Mindy’s pediatrician’s office for Leo, her baby,” guest star Bryan Greenberg, who plays Ben, told IndieWire at a set visit in September. “She just doesn’t know how to take care of her baby, which is pretty funny since she’s a doctor, so she has to keep coming back »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” officially is a 2016 contender

5 October 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

After what started as speculation, we can now confirm that Ben Affleck’s next film behind the camera, the gangster tale Live By Night, is officially hitting this year. Yes, that early 2017 release date is just a wide release marker. Before that, it now will be starting off with an Oscar qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles on December 25th. That’s right, Christmas Day just got even more crowded. Affleck could be crashing the party with this player. Honestly, it’s not smart to bet against him. There’s no telling how good this movie will be, but the possibilities are endless. At the very least, we now know it’s really going for the gold here in 2016. Affleck behind the camera has never been shut out, so it could be just to what degree this becomes a player. This film is an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane »

- Joey Magidson

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ Gets Awards-Season Release Date

4 October 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has set a Dec. 25 limited release date for Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” — placing the period crime drama in possible awards contention.

Live by Night,” Affleck’s first directorial effort since “Argo,” will expand into wide release on Jan. 13 as previously announced.

The film is based on Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-era crime novel and stars Affleck, Sienna Miller, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, and Elle Fanning. Affleck directed from his own adapted script.

Shooting began in October in Georgia.

Affleck plays the son of a Boston police captain who becomes a bootlegger and rum-runner in Florida during the ’20s. Affleck is producing through his Pearl Street banner along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson through their Appian Way company. Jennifer Todd is also producing.

Warner Bros. originally acquired the rights to Lehane’s novel in 2012 with the intention of DiCaprio starring.

The original release date was to be Dec. »

- Dave McNary

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ Gets Limited Bow On Christmas For Oscar Consideration

4 October 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Live By Night, the period crime drama from Ben Affleck will get a limited release from Warner Bros. on Christmas Day, clearly for Oscar consideration. The film will continue in wide release on Jan. 13, 2017. The film, which was written, directed and co-produced by Affleck is based on the novel of  the same name by Dennis Lehane and stars Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper. Warner Bros. and Affleck have had a… »

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Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night' Enters Oscar Race With December Release

4 October 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ben Affleck's latest directorial outing, Live by Night, is jumping into the Oscar race. Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that the film, an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel, will hit select theaters on Christmas Day before opening wide on Jan. 13. Affleck directed and co-produced the crime drama, in addition to starring opposite Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper. Warners decided to move up the movie's release after seeing an early cut of the film, insiders say. In the period pic, set in the first two decades of the 20th century, Affleck stars

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- Pamela McClintock

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