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Film Review: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ Proves ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Wasn’t Beginner’s Luck

18 September 2010 4:26 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Only three years since the Chicago Film Critics Association awarded Ben Affleck as our most promising filmmaker, he’s back in the director’s seat a second time with “The Town”. While the film dramatically centers on the business of robbery in his familiar streets of Boston, Affleck importantly proves that his 2007 Oscar-nominated film “Gone Baby Gone” wasn’t just beginner’s luck.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Affleck’s success with “Gone Baby Gone” as a writer and director has not only been duplicated three years later but actually hones his ability to act. When Ben Affleck is playing the role of the filmmaker on subject matter he cares about most, we now see two examples of films that literally are made because he’s monopolizing the most important elements of their creation.

Though the hardcore dramatic style of “The Town” is very similar to “Gone Baby Gone,” there’s just a »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Chicago Passes to Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’

9 September 2010 1:15 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In our latest crime/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “The Town”! “The Town,” which is written and directed by Ben Affleck, is his second film in the director’s seat. Affleck’s directorial debut was “Gone Baby Gone” with Casey Affleck.

The Town” stars Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Slaine, Owen Burke, Dennis McLaughlin, Corena Chase, Brian Scannell and Michael Yebba. The film is based on the novel “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan and is produced by Academy Award winner Graham King of “The Departed”.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “The Town” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at 7 p.m. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Trailer: The Town

7 August 2010 8:56 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is the first trailer for The Town, directed by Ben Affleck and also starring Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Pete Postlethwaite, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Slaine, Brian Scannell and Ed O'Keefe. Doug MacRay is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang’s latest job, when they briefly took a hostage, bank manager. Though they let her go unharmed, she is nervously aware that the robbers know her name…and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and charming man called Doug … not realising that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorised her. The instant attraction between them »

- Dan Higgins

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French Poster for Ben Affleck’s The Town

6 August 2010 1:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ecranlarge have premiered the first French poster for The Town. Ben Affleck’s second foray at directing comes in the form of a rather intriguing crime thriller that we posted a trailer for a few weeks ago.

The Town stars Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Pete Postlethwaite and Brian Scannell, and will make it’s debut at the Venice Film Festival, before being shown at the Toronto Film Festival.

Synopsis: The Town centres on a longtime thief as he tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

The film was written by Peter Craig and Chuck Hogan, with contributions from Affleck himself.

Check out the French poster below:

The Town will be released in France on September 15, with a UK release »

- Jamie Neish

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