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Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to Ebert

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Ben Affleck will always be tied to Ebert for all eternity. Argo was the last number one movie ever named by Ebert, predicted to win the Oscar (rightly) by Ebert, and To the Wonder was the last movie reviewed by Ebert. Kind of strange, don’t you think? Either way, here is what Affleck said about Ebert at last night’s To the Wonder preem, from Variety – “last summer” would have…

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The State of the Race: Out from the Grizzly Maze

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“If you are losing a tug of war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.” – Max Gunther A quick timeline: January 10th – Oscar nominations, Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow left off January 10th – Ben Affleck wins Best Picture and Director at the BFCA January 13th – Ben Affleck wins Best Picture and Best Director…

Academy to Eat Crow Over Affleck?

Academy to Eat Crow Over Affleck?

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Fans truly believe that Ben Affleck was “snubbed” by the Academy and that the Academy will be sorry when Argo wins Best Picture.  Every pundit from Scott Feinberg to Steve Pond is saying Argo can’t lose – by now, the guilds tell the Academy what to do anyway so perhaps the Oscars are just an afterthought — or maybe they will surprise us. Doubt it. This scenario has only played…

Petition Started for Ben Affleck to Run as Senator in Kennedy’s Place

Petition Started for Ben Affleck to Run as Senator in Kennedy’s Place

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He still has an Oscar race to finish first but hey, if he can withstand that he can withstand anything. This press release was paid for by RawNews.com. Raw News is in no way affiliated with Ben Affleck. This release is intended to encourage Ben Affleck to run for U.S. Senate. Although Ben Affleck has not officially announced a Senate run, recent interviews indicate an increased likelihood that a campaign…

Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.

Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.

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Ben Affleck was in Washington D.C. today to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The issue is close to Affleck, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, a charity organization benefiting the African nation.  Salon assists in spreading a rumor said to be spreading: Rumors are spreading around Capitol Hill and elsewhere that actor-director Ben Affleck might be considering a Senate run…

Ben Affleck is Entertainer of the Year on EW’s Cover

Ben Affleck is Entertainer of the Year on EW’s Cover

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Ben Affleck to Receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Modern Master Award

Ben Affleck to Receive the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Modern Master Award

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A wonderful choice for a wonderful film festival. The SBIFF is one of the fests worth attending on the west coast because of its Executive Director, Roger Durling. It is his passion and knowledge about films, and the Oscar race, that drives the fest. It was announced yesterday that: The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, will honor director, producer and actor Ben Affleck with the Modern Master Award at the…

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Ben Affleck’s Argo scores big with critics

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Always risky to say a movie is a unanimous hit with critics because even as the raves stack up we never know if a writer will come along to undermine a great average. Today with 40 top critics weighed in, it feels safe to name Argo the best rated mainstream movie of 2012. It vaults to the top of the heap with an 87 average. Metacritic rates 13 reviews as…

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Argo: Just a Great F*cking Movie

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Have you ever seen a movie where you walk out saying, “That was just a great fucking movie”? That’s Ben Affleck’s Argo. Inexplicably, a film that draws its strength from humor and suspense, winds up being more moving the second time through. Perhaps because once you have been through the suspense part of it you get to know the characters better and therefore care about their outcomes more. My second…