Project Greenlight Is Back, But Only For Directors?

We loved Project Greenlight, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's reality TV show centered around discovering new movie-making talent and then greenlighting a project around their new finds—all the while, filming the many disasters that inevitably follow any film production. And now it's back, but with one disappointing twist. » 6/25/14 11:46am 6/25/14 11:46am

Good Will Batman is the Batfleck we deserve and need right now

Whenever the Batman/Superman movie comes out, I'm pretty sure the thing we're going to be most grateful to Ben Affleck's performance as Batman for is that it'll have inspired this amazing movie — a stirring tale of friendship between a hero and a guy who's smarter than his really large science cave computer. » 9/13/13 3:20pm 9/13/13 3:20pm

The 50+ Greatest Tweets about Ben Affleck's casting as Batman

You may have heard that Warner Bros. announced Ben Affleck would take the cowl of Batman in 2015 Batman/Superman movie. The Internet, as it is wont to do, completely lost its mind. Here are more than 50 of the greatest, funniest, and angriest Twitter responses — from celebrities, comedians, and enraged nerds alike —… » 8/23/13 8:05am 8/23/13 8:05am

Argo is a fantastic movie about a time when we all thought science…

Ben Affleck's nearly perfect new movie Argo plays with contrasts quite a lot. Again and again, the fake space opera film that the CIA is creating in Affleck's film is juxtaposed with depressing real-life events, like the Iranian hostage crisis and America's Carter-era malaise. Affleck takes the then-brand new myth of … » 10/12/12 9:00am 10/12/12 9:00am

First Trailer for Argo, About the Fake Science Fiction Movie that…

In 1979, 66 Americans were taken hostage when the US embassy was attacked in Tehran, for 444 days. But six American diplomats avoided capture, and were later smuggled out of the country thanks to a fake science fiction movie called Argo and the help of legendary makeup artists John Chambers (Star Trek, Planet of the… » 5/08/12 12:53pm 5/08/12 12:53pm

Can You Escape Your Fate? Science Fiction Has The Answer!

When science fiction decides to get all deep and philosophical, it always comes down to questions of free will. Do we choose our actions, or are they already totally predictable to someone who could glimpse the future? For example, Terminator 3 caused a lot of controversy with an ending that suggests John Connor can't… » 1/31/08 12:00pm 1/31/08 12:00pm

Ben Affleck Sees The Future, So You Don't Have To

"If you show someone their future, they have no future." That's the wisdom of Ben Affleck, in this bizarre clip from Paycheck, the movie that bounced. Apparently if you can look into the future, you turn everybody into soulless mall kids, with no purpose. And your attempts to prevent future catastrophes will always » 1/31/08 11:20am 1/31/08 11:20am