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  1. 1. The best and worst of Ben Affleck - Singapore Movies - Movies 2/15/13 5:58 PM Like 208k Register Login Businesses Food Movies Events Select a movie Select a cinema Search SG HUNGRYGOWHERE SHOPPING MOVIES EVENTS BEST DEALS TRAVEL NEWS MORE Home > Movies > The best and worst of Ben Affleck See what your friends are reading Most Popular Ah Boys To Men: Part 2 - The best and worst of Ben Affleck Journey To The West - Movies by Wang Dexian Ah Boys To Men: Part 1 - - 12 November 2012 3:50 PM | Updated 4:06 PM A Good Day To Die Hard - Ah Boys to Men Part 2: A perfect... Tweet 0 Like 3 people like this. Be the first of your friends. Subscribe to Newsletter Get e-mail updates on Food, Movies, Shopping and Events in Singapore plus Contests & Giveaways! Given Name Family Name Email Address Ben Affleck in his directorial debut Argo This week sees the release of Ben Afflecks newest directorial effort, “Argo”. Based on the true story of the CIA and Canadian Governments crazy plan to stage a large fake Sci-Fi movie production in order to get six hostages out of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979, the movie has received great critical praise and has been talked of as a possible frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar by many, including famed critic Roger Ebert. So... how exactly did Ben get to this place? A decade ago, Bennifer was its peak and running wild. Experts Now, Ben Affleck is one of American cinemas finest auteurs, one of the best young directors Food Shopping Movies working behind (and in front, for Afflecks case) the camera. (And yes, 40 years old is a pretty Beckii Dr Leslie Tay EvelynCOnline Bagaholicboy Movie Lover CinemaChen young age for directors.) Who woulda thunk?! In retrospect, we take a look at Bens best and worst ‘The Delicacy’: The Prince Coffee All 5 best French bistros Bagaholicboy:stop- Unknown: A tale of Unforgettable House in moments in his career that have lead up to this point. And try to make sense of it all. delectable... Singapore turns Things films twists and Hainanese- motion Fun,... Old school Western ‘ParaNorman’ in When sweet treats Beach Win one delights atcome So many French hot A complicated thriller Besides of these bistros Road in unlikely are Neeson. town - hereLiamthe designer numbers! 5 headed other stop-motion here arebypackages. best 1. Fresh Faced Young Star spots films that give CG... Ben Affleck toiled in relative obscurity in his early years as an actor. Having worked as a child Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. The best and worst of Ben Affleck - Singapore Movies - Movies 2/15/13 5:58 PM actor, Affleck would appear in a PBS childrens series, “The Voyage of the Mimi”, as well as several other made-for-TV movies. Most people however, would remember him for his “good looking asshole” type roles in Richard Linklaters teen classic “Dazed and Confused” (1993) and Kevin Smiths “Mallrats”. Afflecks partnership with foul mouthed indie moviemaker Smith in Beckii C Cinema... Movie... Bagaholicb... particular, would bear fruit in 1997, with a turn as the leading man in Smiths “Chasing Amy”. In this heart wrenching movie that also explores gender roles, sexual norms, friendship and more, his Featured Series performance as a comic book artist torn between his former lesbian girlfriend and his best buddy still stands as proof that Affleck can act, with the condition being that its the right kind role for him. (Hint: No action hero stuff.) 2. Oscar Winner/Mainstream Success Movie Reviews Movie Reviews ‘Upside Down’: Is... ‘Parker’: A bloody... 1997 would prove to be a banner year for Affleck. Besides the success of “Chasing Amy”, Affleck Food Shopping would achieve another career accolade by teaming up with another buddy, occasional on-screen Critics Reviews New Arrivals and always and forever off-screen bro Matt Damon. Though he did have a role in the movie as the Interviews Tech Weekly New Opening best friend of Damons unrecognized genius character, Will Hunting... their biggest success would Contests and come from the fact that the fearsome brosome co-wrote the screenplay together. The movie would Giveaways garner an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay – producing what could still possibly be the most What’s New exuberant celebration for an Oscar win in recent memory. Movies Events Trailer Feature Fun For Free Movie Feature Preview Guide Movie Reviews Contests Interviews Announcement Weekend Guide Art and Performing... Search for feature articles Affleck would move onto blockbuster type movies – certainly more higher profile material but questionable creatively and critically. Such movies would include Michael Bays “Armageddon” and “Pearl Harbour” and also the Marvel Comics adaptation, “Daredevil”. All this while, he balanced it with another Smith effort “Dogma”, the Jack Ryan thriller “The Sum of All Fears” and popular thriller, “Chasing Lanes”. The influx of bad acting roles and increased paparrazi attention would be a sign of things to come for Afflecks career. 3. The Bennifer Era “Bennifer” would signal a nosedive for the fortunes of Afflecks career. Razzie nominations and wins would stream in for a string of bad movies – “Daredevil”, “Paycheck”, “Surviving Christmas”, “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl”. Affleck and Jennifer Lopez seemed to be on every magazine – People, US Weekly... they were on there, probably with some crazy made-up rumour. People were getting sick of Affleck, whether deservedly or otherwise. Kevin Smiths “Jersey Girl”, while not a great movie by any sense of the word, probably didnt deserve all that bashing. Though, the J-Lo cameo at the start of the movie probably didnt help either... 4. Renaissance Man After the whole Bennifer fiasco, Affleck made the smart move to lie low for a while. He would make a triumphant return in “Hollywoodland” (2006), playing George Reeves, the actor who brought Superman to life in the television series of the 50s. Ironically, Afflecks experience during the “Bennifer” period of his life, where he was reduced to nothing but a mere punchline whould serve him well. George Reeves, while grateful to the fame and riches the Superman role had brought him, had always envisioned himself doing more serious acting gigs. Bens own experience served him well in this role, knowing the helplessness of watching his career become a joke but not being able to do anything about it. Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. The best and worst of Ben Affleck - Singapore Movies - Movies 2/15/13 5:58 PM 5. Ben Affleck, Director The very next year, Ben Affleck would continue his reinvention with his directorial debut, “Gone Baby Gone”(2007). Affleck co-wrote the script based on the book of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The movie centers around the kidnapping of a girl in Boston and the lives of the two private investigators it affects. Ben directs his brother Casey in a modern neo-noir thriller, a morally ambiguous affair thatll have you questioning yourself as the events in the movie unfold. The film made many “Best Of” lists at the end of the year and is considered one of the best directorial debuts of all time. Afflecks natural skill at coaxing good performances out of his cast is obvious, perhaps due to his own experience working as an actor. His next film, “The Town”, would arrive in 2010. Once again set in his hometown of Boston, the film was also co-written by Affleck and based on a novel, Chuck Hogans “Prince of Thieves”. Affleck plays Doug, a former pro hockey prospect now dabbling in the world of crime, who robs a bank together with three other childhood friends, Jem (Jeremy Renner), Gloansy and Dez at the start of the film. A manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) is taken hostage but eventually released without harm. Knowing that Jem will probably eliminate her, Doug takes it upon himself to follow Claire but they eventually grow closer. Doug gets increasingly unhappy with the criminal lifestyle and the lies he has to keep telling to sustain it. Meanwhile, FBI Special Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm) gets closer to busting the gang for their crimes... The films action sequences are sharp, quick to the point but never forgettable. Most memorable is perhaps the films sequence in the iconic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. A smartly written action thriller with a perfectly cast ensemble that evokes memories of Michael Manns “Heat”, Jeremy Renner would go on to win Best Supporting Actor (including an Oscar) nominations for his portrayal of Jem. Ben Affleck has shown us thus far that he has a flair for smart, tightly plotted material as well as the ability to get the very best out of his actors. He even coaxed a good performance out of Blake Lively in “The Town”! With a broad scope of film experience under his belt, we can all look forward to Ben Afflecks future work, where he will hopefully bring us to even more unchartered ground. And hopefully eradicate any trace of “Bennifer” left in our memories. You might also like Paid Distribution Body found at entrance ‘A Good Day to Die James D’Arcy: ‘A Good Day to Die of HDB carpark at Jalan Hard’: Crash and burn ‘Hitchcock’ has framed Hard,’ With Bruce Willis Bukit Merah (inSing Movies) so much of what (The New York Times) (inSing News) filmmakers do (inSing Movies) [Powered by Outbrain] Bookmark Email Print Send to Mobile Share... Share 3 Leave a comment 0 comments Add a comment... Post to Facebook Posting as Dexian Wang (Change) Comment Facebook social plugin Movies Features Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. The best and worst of Ben Affleck - Singapore Movies - Movies 2/15/13 5:58 PM "Harry Potter" producer goes horror "Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs Ahmad Idham goes "Gangster" "The Grandmaster" to release in US Bryan Cranston fights "Godzilla" Catch the latest Singapore movies now Movies About inSing Follow inSing RSS Feeds showing at all cinemas. Read movie Now Showing Business Search About Us reviews, check movie showtimes and Coming Soon HungryGoWhere Contact Us book your tickets at Movies. Photo Galleries Shopping Careers Trailers Movies FAQ Showtimes Events Subscribe to Newsletter Latest Reviews Super Deals mio TV VOD News Advertise with us Travel Display Advertising SingNet Business Listing Ads HungryGoWhere HungryGoWhere for Restaurants © 2013 , SingTel Digital Media Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use Disclaimers Review Policy Site Map Developer tools Mobile Version Page 4 of 4