Wednesday, July 5, 2006
AT LEAST YOU WEREN'T PORTRAYED AS A SEMI-RETARDED PUPPET: Y'know, Ben Affleck has gotten a lot of ridicule in recent years (I mean, being played by Mindy Kaling in an Off-Broadway play is pretty bad), but I still like the guy. In his SNL appearances in particular, he's got a self-deprecating charm that manages to work well. His next two big projects are certainly interesting. First comes Hollywoodland, a speculative true crime drama based on the story of the murder of George Reeves, television's first Superman, which has a solid cast beyond Affleck (Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, and Bob Hoskins. Second comes Affleck's debut as a writer-director, Gone Baby Gone, which is based on Dennis Lehane's chilling novel about two private eyes investigating a kidnapping, and stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, and Ed Harris. I hope and believe Affleck can get his career back on track with this sort of stuff.
Posted by Matt at 11:29 PM