Ben Affleck

Free Movie Passes: See “Live By Night” EARLY & FOR FREE

Ben Affleck has been a busy dude lately. Sure, we all knew he was writing and directing the new Batman movie, but did you know Ben was working on a Dennis Lehane adaptation, as well? Yep, Ben Affleck wrote the screenplay for and directed Live By Night, and since he didn’t already have enough on his plate, he went ahead and starred in it, too. Affleck even screen-tested for the part because Lehane didn’t think he could play the son of police chief who descends into crime. If you would like to see Live By Night EARLY and FOR FREE, click HERE to get your passes, then watch the trailer below. Now, GET BACK TO WORK BEN!

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Burnt”…Because They Couldn’t Call It “Chef”

If you’re anything like me, you saw the trailer for Burnt and thought, “Why did they remake that Chef movie with Bradley Cooper?”

I saw Burnt last night, so I can tell you that we weren’t that far from the truth. Both films have the same Star-Chef-Loses-It-All-And-Seeks-Redemption premise, though I honestly didn’t like Chef as much as everyone else did. Sorry, but it’s annoying how Favreau ALWAYS casts the most gorgeous leading ladies as his wife or girlfriend. He bedded both Scarlett Johansson AND Sofia Vergara in Chef. I mean, come on! Also, other than the incredible Pasta Aglio e Olio he seduced Johansson’s character with, Chef was surprising devoid of actual FOOD.

That’s not the case for Burnt, which has countless food montages that upstage the entire movie. That’s not necessarily a BAD thing, though. The plot of Burnt is remarkably thin so it needs a good dose of wine and butterfat to weigh it down. Fortunately, it also has Bradley Cooper as the sex and drug addicted chef, Adam Jones. We rarely hear specifics about his troubled past, but we know that Jones has left a string of broken lives and shuttered restaurants in his wake. Cooper is excellent as the beautiful, blue-eyed bastard and his performance also adds some much needed weight to the film. Continue reading →