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11 Questions: Caroline Dhavernas did a scene with a cockroach crawling up her neck, and you’ll never see it

Actor Caroline Dhavernas began her career in French-Canadian television, with roles that probably played big in Quebec but not many other places. After starring in some notworthy indie dramas like Edge Of Madness, however, she finally gained wider recognition on Bryan Fuller’s charming and addictive Wonderfalls, a short-lived delight of a series that almost no one saw when it was on but has found an afterlife as a cult hit. From there, she’s gone on to an impressive career, toggling comfortably between film and TV in projects like Hollywoodland, Breach, Off The Map, and most notably spending three seasons on NBC’s superlative Hannibal. We caught up with her at SXSW, where she was promoting her new indie Easy Living, about a self-destructive door-to-door makeup saleswoman. Also, her new Lifetime series, Mary Kills People, about an ER doctor who covertly moonlights as a Dr. Kevorkian type helping people
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How Jennifer Garner Helped Ben Affleck Turn His Life Around

How Jennifer Garner Helped Ben Affleck Turn His Life Around
While they separated nearly two years ago, Ben Affleck's estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, has been instrumental in helping the Oscar-winning star get his life back on track after years of struggling with alcoholism.

Affleck took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal that he'd completed treatment for alcohol addiction, and thanked his wife for her support, writing, "I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do."

Et is taking a look back at the couple's long relationship to see how Garner helped Affleck turn his life around.

Watch: Ben Affleck Completes Rehab for Alcohol Addiction: I Want to 'Be the Best Father I Can Be'

A Change From the Start

A source close to Ben tells Et that the Live by Night star has been dealing with his addiction and dependency issues
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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during
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Ben Affleck’s Batman: The already troubled history of The Batman

Luke Owen looks at the already troubled history of Ben Affleck’s The Batman

It was news that concerned fans of the faltering Dceu when it was confirmed that Ben Affleck will no longer direct The Batman, which is still supposed to be released next year. This bad news about The Batman follows rumours that Justice League is a mess, as is Wonder Woman, and The Flash is getting a page-one re-write following the departure of its second director.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film.
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Ben Affleck not directing The Batman anymore

Tony Sokol Jan 31, 2017

The Batman solo movie needs a new director, as Ben Affleck has stepped down as director.

Ben Affleck will not be directing The Batman solo movie for Warner Bros. Affleck will still be playing billionaire Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in the upcoming film.

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement.

“Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this
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New 'Live by Night' Trailer Thinks Powerful Men Don't Have to Be Cruel

Update 11/11/16: A second trailer for Live By Night has hit online. Check it out at the bottom of the post. Previously: Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely-tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut, the following year. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a lighter touch that fit the thrills of the 1980 U.S. hostage crisis in Iran. For his next movie as a director, Affleck is rewinding the clock far deeper into the past...

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Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood’s biggest and most diverse superstar

As big a star as Ben Affleck is, I’m sure he gets the credit that he deserves. Not only is he an A-list Hollywood talent, he’s an acclaimed and award winning filmmaker. Affleck is part of superhero blockbusters, prestige fare, and everything in between. Throw in his charity work and you have a dynamic star. For a while, he was seen as a bit of a punching bag, but another Oscar and some very solid choices later, that decidedly is no longer the case. He’s rightfully taken his place as one of the industry’s biggest names. I just don’t think he’s always seen in that light, which is a shame. Affleck is a two time Academy Award winner, taking home an Oscar early in his career for co-writing Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon, then winning one a few years ago for producing his latest directional outing Argo.
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Watch Ben Affleck in Gangster Mode for Terrific First 'Live by Night' Trailer

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Ten years ago, Ben Affleck resuscitated his sagging movie career, first by giving a finely tuned performance as George Reeves (also known as Superman) in Hollywoodland and then the following year by making Gone Baby Gone, a moody mystery that was his directorial debut. While Affleck is still best known as an actor, the films he's directed since then have reflected his growing talents and ambitions. The Town showed he could handle action as well as atmospheric drama and Argo introduced a...

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What does the Dceu tell us about the next Batman movie?

Dan Cooper Sep 6, 2016

Suicide Squad, the new Justice League trailer and the new cut of Batman V Superman dropped a few clues as to Batman's next solo outing...

This article contains spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad.

These days, it seems that the movie business has become a twitchier environment to work in than investment banking - take the upcoming Rogue One for example: chain reactions of ludicrously expensive reshoots are now commonplace in a blockbuster’s life-cycle, often sparked by fan uproar, muted reaction to a newly released trailer or in the case of the newly-released Suicide Squad, the success or failure of an earlier Dceu film.

Perhaps the twitchiest of all studio bigwigs right now must be the suits over at Warner Brothers. Following Suicide Squad’s lukewarm reception by the critics, there has to be some concerns as to the longevity
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Hail, Caesar!

Not funny enough, or too hip for the house? I found the Coen Bros.' send-up of old-fashioned movie madness good fun, with some great new actors. If you like droll comedy combined with spot-on recreations of old movie genres, this show can't lose. And there has to be somebody out there who wants to see George Clooney in a skirt. Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date June 7, 2016 / 34.98 Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Veronica Osorio, Heather Goldenhersh, Max Baker, Clancy Brown, Fisher Stevens, Patick Fischler, Robert Picardo, Christopher Lambert, Robert Trebor, Michael Gambon (voice), Dolph Lundgren. Cinematography Roger Deakins Film Editors Ethan and Joel Coen Original Music Carter Burwell Produced by Tim Bevan, Ethan and Joel Coen, Eric Fellner Written and Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen
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Cannes: Elle Driver boards all-female feature 'Below Her Mouth'

Exclusive: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.

Elle Driver has acquired world sales to all-female production Below Her Mouth, about a passionate, unexpected fling between two women that changes their lives forever.

It is the latest production from Toronto-based Serendipity Point Films, which previously produced Atom Egoyan’s Remember, Oscar-nominated Barney’s Version and Being Julia, and is made in association with South African outfit Distant Horizon.

The film, which was shot with an all-female crew, stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder in her first acting role. Serendipity’s Melissa Coghlan is lead producer.

Actress and director April Mullen directs from a screenplay by Stephanie Fabrizi.

Described by its producers as a “bold, uninhibited drama”, the feature kicks off with a steamy, weekend affair between two women: Dallas, a roofer, and Jasmine, a fashion editor. But the powerful connection they ignite derails their lives.

Linder is known
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The Real Reason Why The Titular Heroes Of Batman V Superman Were Fighting Has Been Revealed

"Why did you say that name?" With Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice crossing the $530 million mark worldwide, the full main cast, including Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, and Diane Lane along with director Zack Snyder did a victory lap on Conan last night and had a grand time with the always hilarious Conan O'Brien. While they spoke on a variety of different aspects regarding the process behind making the critically panned film, the most important topic stemmed from the question many have been asking ever since the film was first announced: why are Superman and Batman fighting in the first place? Well, O'Brien thankfully was able to solve the mystery for the entire world and as it turns out it may have a little something to do with Martha... O'Brien reminded the cast about a small film titled Hollywoodland that Affleck co-starred in with Lane,
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'Batman Slept with Superman's Mom!': Conan O'Brien Finds Out Why the Superheroes Are Really Fighting

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'Batman Slept with Superman's Mom!': Conan O'Brien Finds Out Why the Superheroes Are Really Fighting
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter have superhero fever. On Thursday night's episode of Conan the host welcomed the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - but not before taking a ride in the Batmobile with his trusted sidekick, Richter. The two cruised down the street in the rental ride, playing with the Caped Crusader's "voice modulator," accidentally blowing up an ice cream truck and kicking the speed up to a whopping 438 mph. The pair passed on a Toyota Corolla and a Chevy Malibu for the gadget-filled vehicle. Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane) and
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'Batman Slept with Superman's Mom!': Conan O'Brien Finds Out Why the Superheroes Are Really Fighting

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'Batman Slept with Superman's Mom!': Conan O'Brien Finds Out Why the Superheroes Are Really Fighting
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter have superhero fever. On Thursday night's episode of Conan the host welcomed the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - but not before taking a ride in the Batmobile with his trusted sidekick, Richter. The two cruised down the street in the rental ride, playing with the Caped Crusader's "voice modulator," accidentally blowing up an ice cream truck and kicking the speed up to a whopping 438 mph. The pair passed on a Toyota Corolla and a Chevy Malibu for the gadget-filled vehicle. Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane) and
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Who Bonded? Who Kissed? The Superstars of Batman v Superman Pose for People

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Who Bonded? Who Kissed? The Superstars of Batman v Superman Pose for People
Setting any on-screen rivalries aside, the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are clearly more like friends than foes in real life. The superstar ensemble - which includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, Jesse Eisenberg and Diane Lane - along with director Zack Snyder were all smiles when they came together on March 18 at the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles for this exclusive photo. When they're not stealthily decorating each other's trailers, the cast members say their mutual support as an ensemble made the shoot a success. "Gal [who plays Wonder Woman] did such a great,
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Today in Movie Culture: Ben Affleck's Batman v Ben Affleck's Superman, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Set Tour and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: In honor of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out this week, here's a version where Ben Affleck plays both title characters, thanks to some footage from Hollywoodland (via Live for Films):   Movie Trivia of the Day: Also in anticipation of Batman v Superman, here are seven things you probably didn't know about either Superman or Batman on film:   Diy Build of the Day: One more thing related to Batman v Superman, here's the first part of a tutorial from the Hacksmith on how make your own Batman grappling hook. See part two at Geek Tyrant.   Cosplay of the Day: Will Batman v Superman make as much money as Jurassic World...

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'Batfleck v Superfleck': Ben plays both superheroes in faux 'BvS' trailer

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'Batfleck v Superfleck': Ben plays both superheroes in faux 'BvS' trailer
When Ben Affleck was cast to play Batman for the upcoming Batman v Superman film, there were many cries of discontent. Well, those fanboys and fangirls are going to be extremely angry when they see a YouTube video where Affleck plays both superheroes. The faux promo for BvS was created by Todd Spence (who, on his Twitter feed, calls himself a “Comedy guy. Writer. Painter.”). It features clips from the upcoming superhero battle royale spliced together with footage from the 2006 film Hollywoodland, where Affleck played the original Superman, George Reeves. That’s where things get wacky. The real Batman v Superman hits theaters this Friday, March 25. Or, if you’ve read the reviews already and have been scared away, maybe just watch the video.
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Lol: ‘Batman v Superman’ Parody Trailer Pits Ben Affleck’s Batman Against Ben Affleck’s Superman

Lol: ‘Batman v Superman’ Parody Trailer Pits Ben Affleck’s Batman Against Ben Affleck’s Superman
This weekend, Ben Affleck makes his debut as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But as fans of the actor already know, he’s played Superman once before, too, sort of: in the 2006 drama Hollywoodland, he plays actor George Reeves, who portrayed the Man of Steel in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman. […]

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Vintage Hollywood Lite: Hail, Caesar!

Joel and Ethan Coen are as unpredictable as they are prolific. We never know what to expect from them—a downbeat drama, a lighthearted period piece, an existential musing—but we know it will be original and offbeat. And we know the supporting cast will be filled with odd and unusual faces, almost reminiscent of Federico Fellini. Hail, Caesar! is a lark, an extended riff on the peccadilloes and politics of Old Hollywood. Josh Brolin plays a studio executive named Eddie Mannix, who was a real person (portrayed by Bob Hoskins in Hollywoodland), but almost everyone and everything else in the film is a product of the Coens' ...

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The High Cost of Loving

José Ferrar stars in his second dramatic feature as director, teamed with newcomer Gena Rowlands as a married working couple. Ferrar's executive assistant isn't on the list of those invited to meet the new corporate bosses, which everyone knows means he's a dead employee walking. Things are looking darkest just as his loving wife is bringing news of a baby on the way. The show builds up a terrific critique of anxiety in the Rat Race, but then... The High Cost of Loving DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1958 / B&W / 2:35 enhanced widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date July 16, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring José Ferrer, Gena Rowlands, Joanne Gilbert, Jim Backus, Bobby Troup, Philip Ober, Edward Platt, Charles Watts, Werner Klemperer, Malcolm Atterbury, Jeanne Baird, Nick Clooney, Abby Dalton, Richard Deacon, Nancy Kulp, Lucien Littlefield. Cinematography George J. Folsey Film Editor Ferris Webster Original Music Jeff Alexander Written by Rip Van Ronkel,
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