This article will focus on the films and career of Ben Affleck. For a while, Ben Affleck was perceived in a negative way by a lot of the mainstream media. Male audiences in general turned on Ben Affleck during his JLo phase. In hindsight, I’m sure he regrets starring in movies like Gigli and Jersey girl, but he has rebounded in a big way and has been a part of some terrific movies.
But what have been Ben Affleck’s greatest films to date? Here are some of my personal favorites.
If you have not yet seen The Town and enjoy heist films, you should. Ben Affleck directed this Boston themed heist film. The true star of this film is Jeremy Renner who also starred in The Hurt Locker.
When it comes to my favorite movie of Affleck’s that was directed by Kevin Smith, I would have to say that Mallrats is at the top of the list. This is silly film that just feels like it was made in the 1990s. Affleck plays the bad guy in this movie.
Great thing about the quality holiday movies is that you never get tired of them! I’ve compiled list of my favourite films for the ‘season of love and understanding’, as the song says. I’m aware all of these movies won’t appeal to everyone, but at least I hope you’ll find some of your favourites included.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
On Christmas Eve, a man down on his luck wishes he was never born and contemplates suicide. He’s rescued by his guardian angel, who shows him what his friends and loved ones would be like without him… This Frank Capra’s (‘Arsenic and Old Lace’) classic is considered one of the most inspirational films of all time and is a traditional Christmas favourite worldwide since the 1970’s. Interestingly, it was a box-office flop at the time of its release! To be honest, I can’t see why – is has touching story, memorable sing-a-long ending and masterful James Stewart (‘Rear Window’) in the leading role.
A Groundhog Day (1993)
Cynical and self-centered TV meteorologist, while covering the story of the weather forecasting groundhog, gets
The best movies in the world are usually accredited with cinematic appreciation awards. These awards include the Grammy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Oscars and many more. The measurement of success is divided into several distinctive categories.
Some of the nominations for categories are the greatest scene, writer, actor, movie, director, screen play and even costume. The more awards a film wins the better chances of the film to be touted one of the best movies of all times.
Classic movies are considered great cinematic pieces as well. Several Old Hollywood films are unbeatable and will remain timeless for its elegance in the formative years of the cinema. For instance, the motion pictures which made superstars such as James Dean and Marlon Brando the stature of Hall of Famers in the hearts of million are described as unsurpassed in cinematic excellence.
“Rebel without a Cause”, “Streetcar Named Desire” and others such as “Gone with the Wind” are part of the ultimate classic collection which cannot be laid for competition with later films. Not only that, “Pretty Woman” which placed
There are many different things between television and live theater. However, depending on your taste you may be more inclined to watch TV over Theater or vise versa. Live theater can vary from Broadway classics, new musicals, comedy, college theater and/ or community theater. It is entirely possible to love both theater and television but if you ever have trouble deciding which one to enjoy in on a given day, here are a few key differences to note.
TV vs Theater: Acting
The difference in acting between television and live theater is astonishing. When watching television, you may often notice how “real” the actors try to make themselves out to be. The whole purpose of scripted television is that it can almost feel like real life. So when you watch TV, often times you get attached to the characters because of how much they relate to your life. However, in theater it is a different atmosphere. The characters usually do not act in a way that normal people would act. In theater, the actors are told to act as dramatic as possible. This way of acting makes things more interesting to watch live. On TV, less is more whereas in theater, bigger
Movies involving sports are a popular genre all their own and often overlooked when great films get mentioned. Sports movies are perfect for the sports fan but they are also fantastic for those that aren’t sports fans. Remarkable stories, excellent cinematography, and a great cast is the perfect recipe for a good sports movie to attract the fan and non-sports oriented alike.
Folks interested to learn more about sports film classics need look no further than their list of available movie channels. The best sports movies ever made are regularly aired, often in high definition. In fact, the following four sports movie classics can probably be spotted somewhere in the TV guide listings for any week out of the year:
A League of Their Own (1992)
Baseball fans, especially women baseball fans, cannot pass up this fantastic story about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League! It’s a heartwarming and family-friendly story about two competitive sisters who are recruited into the world of baseball during World War II. Based on a true story, it features an all-star cast and was directed by the incredible Penny Marshall. You will be left feeling inspired by these women. Additionally, the cinematography is incredible! The
Movie action figures are easier to find than any other types of adult toy that most people consider for their collection. Collecting these items is actually not just a kid thing anymore. In fact, most adults are into collecting characters from their favorite movies that have been made into small replicas. Movie character figurines are an extended marketing strategy of movie outfits and/or movie producers.
Some of the best-selling movie action figures these days are those from movies such as Avatars, Twilight, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the most commonly known collections, along with superheroes namely Superman, Batman and Robin, and Spiderman. Today, you can find an array of action figures replicating the characters from the latest adventure, action, sci-fi, and even thriller movies.
The popularity of the movie determines the price range of the items featuring its characters. For example, a 6-inch Star Wars figure may be bought for less than $10. You can get cheaper movie action figures though, but these are often made from cheaper materials and are not in close similarity to the the original characters in terms of
Everyone loves entertainment. After all, it is the spice of life and it must go on till the life remains. Movies are one of the best sources of entertainment. If talked about comedy movies in Hollywood, they begin around 1900.
The first comic movie made people laugh at the continued sneezing of a man. The movie was “Record of Sneeze”âthe title just perfect with the plot. It was the beginner of the trend of comedies. The trend then never took a back gear; just moving on and on. Most of the classic comedy movies were made during the silent movies” era.
Talking about the best performances of comedy actors, Charlie Chaplin stands at the top. He has been awarded as the best comedian till date. His terrific comedy timings and his comic face itself has the power to make people roll with laughter. Many of the top comedies are performed by Charlie Chaplin.
It is a fact that comedy movies have more scope to be successful as after the stressful and hectic daily routine, one needs light atmosphere for sure. Watching comedies instead of heavy or negative
Every so often, Hollywood releases a movie that has the potential to be great. The idea is fresh and the whole concept appears to bring something new and unique to the box office, something that will stand out from all of the HD and 3D garbage that manages to litter the cinemas on a day-to-day basis.
Somewhere along the way, however, that particular movie completely misfires. Whether it is an incongruent plot, over complications or even bad casting, something disrupts the overall flow of the picture, causing it to fall from grace and from the memories of frequent moviegoers.
The fact of the matter is that these movies have a lot of potential; they just manage to lose their way. But thanks to the slew of high definition movie channels on cable and satellite TV, film lovers can get another glimpse at some of Hollywood’s major misfires in order to see exactly what should have been added, changed or entirely left out. And in order to guide these viewers or future screen writers of cinema, here is a list of a few movies currently on the cable and satellite TV
Firstly..let me say this…
There are times when we as people need a release after a long day. Be it at the gym, gardening, yoga, new age meditation, your dog taking YOU for a run, etc etc. But occasionally we don’t need a release. We want to be involved in something. We have this burning desire inside us to actually be moved and taken on a journey by another human being.
This is the time when I look for a good film to watch or a good play to attend. Because my work usually involves me sitting in relative isolation listening to sound equipment making strange noises as it tries to tell me whats wrong with it, it leaves me devoid of any sense of knowing that there is an active and working world out there. A world with human beings and life. So the demands I place on a performance be it in film or theater are actually quite high.
Now these demands can either be met with complete and total satisfaction or be so completely starved that I walk out (oh yes I have) in
This is the film that people universally associate with Sir Anthony Hopkins, as Hannibal-the-Cannibal, Dr Lecter. Released in 1991, Hopkins achieved his first ever Oscar for Best Actor, at the age of 54. The movie itself scooped up Oscar awards in all five categories and attained worldwide box office success, propelling Anthony Hopkins to legendary status and the ultimate fulfillment of his boyhood dream to be a Hollywood star.
The best-selling novel by Thomas Harris of the same name was the inspiration for this movie, directed by Jonathan Demme. Hopkins plays the monster psychopathic serial killer Dr Hannibal Lecter who is a lifer interned in a high security Baltimore jail for his heinous crimes; carving up nine people, cooking and eating his favourite organs. Dr Lecter, prides himself on having once eaten the liver of a census taker with some fava beans and a nice glass of Chianti. Formerly an eminent psychiatrist, Dr Lecter is an intelligent, refined character, exuding wit, charm and supreme control, making his spasms of violence even more shocking to the viewer.
A shocking well-crafted, modern suspense thriller where Hopkins gives a powerful performance, opposite an
The Indian junta follows 2 religions: cinema and cricket. Black-and-white motion pictures that tell a story to the accompaniment of live music were the start of a culture that would soon establish an inextricable grip over the Indian public. And with every leap that technology made, the Indian cinema underwent an irreversible change for the better.
If a wardrobe served as the portal to the fantasy land of Narnia in C S Lewis’ “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”, cinema theatres serve as the gateway between reality and the world of fiction and entertainment. Though cinema theatres never lose their charm, they are, time and again, forced to undergo plastic surgery to compete with the younger gadgets and technologies that take films to the desks/palms of the public.
The advent of multiplexes is a milestone in the history of cinema halls and this success story was scripted in New Delhi, the national capital. An achievement befitting the grandeur of the city.
The people of Delhi have always been market-savvy and are among the foremost to adopt new ideas. At a time when people increasingly preferred buying
Born as Nicolas Kim Coppola, American actor Nicolas Cage’s Hollywood acting career has spanned more than three decades. Over that time, Cage has been recognized for his successes on screen with a host of film awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Throughout his career, Cage has attracted controversy off-screen for multiple failed relationships and, more recently, real estate and tax issues. While Cage has been sorting out his legal problems, he has appeared in a number of smaller roles. However, 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for Cage, as he has many large budget releases coming out. Whether any of these films catapult Cage back into the limelight remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure-he is known as one of America’s finest modern-day actors, particularly for these five performances.
In 2004, Nicolas Cage took on the role of Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian and treasure hunter. In the film, Cage’s character is the descendant of a line of treasure hunters. During the initial scenes, Cage is ridiculed
One actor who is better than most of his counterparts in the same age demographic is Kevin Spacey. Mr. Spacey has not been in Hollywood for as long as many of the other legends similar to him in age, but he has risen to the top and has distinguished himself as one of the most talented actors in the industry.
This article will discuss what I consider to be Kevin Spacey’s best films up to this point.
One film that I would definitely say is one of the better Kevin Spacey films is the Usual Suspects. In this movie, Spacey plays Verbal, a crippled man who is a suspect in a crime, however he rarely speaks, hence the ironic nickname. This role nabbed Spacey an Academy Award.
American Beauty is another film that definitely has to be mentioned in this article. This movie is interesting, because in the first few minutes, Spacey tells you how it is going to end. The story focuses on everything leading up to the end. An interesting technique that paid off big time in this case.
While the film
Regardless of how we feel about the guy, Mel Gibson is one actor who has had his fair share of incredible movies. Whether those movies will have the same replay value remains to be seen. I have personally not tried to watch a Mel Gibson movie in quite some time. But regardless, up until recently, I would have to consider him to be one of my favorite actors.
But which of Mel’s films were his best? Here are my personal favorites.
Going back to 1979, one film that definitely should be included is Mad Max. This was one of the films that helped establish Mel Gibson as an acting force to be reckoned with, playing the iconic role of Mad Max Rockatansky.
Without question, Braveheart is my favorite film that Mel has starred in. Talk about a movie that cleaned up at the Academy Awards. Mel Gibson won Best Director for this film and it came as no surprise that it won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year.
What Women Want was a surprisingly enjoyable movie. This movie is pretty
Last year we saw Crash running away with the Oscar, and was acclaimed for not only the best movie of the year, but for its exposure of race relations, bias and stereotypes in American society. Again this year, Hollywood, has by accident, created incredible teaching tools that can be used to raise our unconscious biases and stereotypes which can lead us to recognize unique, individual features of others.
Crash is a movie that makes us take a second and third look at our own biases. Crash involves several stories with an underlying theme of biases and stereotypes that exist in today’s society: the white veteran cop who has a bias against Blacks, a Caucasian gun shop owner who has a bias against Persians, a Caucasian District Attorney’s wife who has a stereotype of Latinos, Black car thieves who have a bias against Caucasians, a Black police detective who has a stereotype of Hispanics, and the list goes on. Each of the characters who acted upon their own biases is transformed in this movie to a hero, when they set aside their bias and get to know the others’ uniqueness.
There are so many movies in the world that are either about dying or are about death. Some of these deaths may be sad, gory and violent, or even funny. Whatever they are though, they are unforgettable and become a known fact throughout society. Not all movie deaths are made the same; some of them are more epic than others. Here are some of the best movie deaths to date. Forewarning, if you have not seen any of these movies, this will spoil it for you.
The first death is Bill Murray’s in ‘Zombie Land’. ‘Zombie Land’ is about a mismatched group who is trying to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. While trying to find a place to stay in Hollywood, they find themselves in Bill Murray’s home, with Bill Murray. Murray has survived by dressing as a zombie and interacting with other zombies, his mindset is: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. The only problem is after a practical joke on a member of the group; Murray takes a blast from a gun in his rib cage. Sadly, Murray doesn’t make it but before leaving tells us one of his regrets; making
It has been a long time since I did a movie review, or given my opinion on movies, I avoid them, as I try to avoid my opinion on many areas in arts until I find something extraordinary to write, or it stands out above the rest. Having said that let me pick out a few movies worth my time, and the best of the best.
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in “Righteous Kill” was a worthwhile movie, and gave everyone a surprised ending. They are both well seasoned actors, and it appeared for a while they went backwards in acting, now they got a serious roll, instead of some quick earned cash where all they got to do is move their baby finger.
Another worthwhile movie was the recent one by Liam Neeson, whom seemed to me had retired from the screen, he is back, “Taken,” is a move that we all can identify with, and he does what we’d all like to do, Liam doesn’t let the movie goers down.
The remake of “The Day the World Stood Still,” most remakes are not worth
Joe Pesci is one of the most underrated actors of the past few decades. Maybe that is because he has taken ample time off over the last ten years and has faded from the public spotlight. Not that he was ever one to enjoy the Hollywood fame, but there are very few movies that he has been a part of in recent years.
It is a shame that Joe Pesci has not been in more movies recently, as he is such an incredible actor. The following movies are some of my favorites that he has starred or been featured in.
The first movie that I will discuss is one of the few sequels that Joe Pesci has starred in, and that film is none other than Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. While the original Home Alone is a true children’s classic, I enjoyed the sequel even more. Pesci was hilarious in both these movies.
I have to include Casino on this list. I absolutely loved Scorsese’s depiction of the Las Vegas underworld, and Pesci, Sharon Stone and Robert De Niro were all brilliant in this
Today thousands of movies are produced all over the world but how many are really remembered by us? Not many of them compared to the ones we remember which were created in the twentieth century. Here we present Top 10 Best Movies of All Time, which have been appreciated by one and all till date.
1. The Godfather, ranked as one of the topmost movies in American cinema, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall came out in 1972. It was produced by Albert S. Ruddy and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film based on the time span of 1945 to 1955, portrayed the leading actors as leaders of a crime group in New York. The story revolves around the character Michael Corleone, played by Pacino, and shows how an ordinary man turns to become an underworld gangster. No doubt, the film won three Oscars in the categories Best Picture, for Best Actor (Brando) and in the category Best Adapted Screenplay (Mario Puzo). The film acted as an inspiration for future directors, making gangster genre movies. The success was so huge that it led to the creation of two
Each year comes with its own list of movies, some going down the history books as being the best to ever come out of Hollywood. Each person has their own perception of what are some of the best movies of all time. This depends on genres and ranking at the box office. At times, a movie may not have made it to top ten box office but still remains as one of the best of all times. So what is your list of the best movie list? It doesn’t matter whether it was released
How to Train Your Dragon
Genre: Animation/ Adventure/ Fantasy
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders.
Cast: Jay Bruchel, Gerald Butler, Jonah Hill and America Ferrera
If you loved Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and Madagascar, then you will definitely love How To Train Your Dragon. It is a comical movie that is setup in the legendary world of Vikings as well as Dragons. The storyline has been developed from the book by Cressida Cowell. The plot revolves around young Viking lad who goes by the name Hiccup and resides in the Island of Berk. In this island, battling dragons is a norm. Digging in