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Ben Affleck as Batman?

These are words I never expected to hear, especially after seeing both the Theatrical and Director's cut of Daredevil. But to be fair that was 2003! In 13 years Affleck has gone from being disliked to well respected and if you look at his work it's easy to see why!
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Argo, Gone Girl, Gone Baby Gone, The Town. Three films he starred in, three films he directed, two of which he did both and they are all brilliant. We're not talking one dimmensional Michael Bay films either! All of these films have excellent stories and interesting characters. If he can deliver great performances as both an actor and director why did we have such a negative initial reaction to his casting as the Dark Knight?


Now I know what you're thinking! None of the movies I've mentioned involve superheroes and when Affleck did play a superhero it was so bad the character wasn't seen on screen for 12 years. But lets be fair, Daredevil was written and directed by a gu…

Should there be another Jurassic Park sequel?

We all know that the sequel to Jurassic World is happening, the question is should it?


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Jurassic Park was a great movie, Steven Spielberg once again delivered us a summer blockbuster with a great story, cast and special effects. In fact the special effects were revolutionary for the time! Over twenty years and three sequels later I personally am left wondering if Universal and co. should stop milking this particular cash cow.


Jurassic World like its predecessors delivered state of the art special effects but the story definitely felt like an after thought especially when considering the sheer number of product placements; "Verizon Wireless presents the Indominus Rex" and I'm only guessing but a fair chunk of the movie's budget too. It seemed there were more Mercedes Benz vehicles on that island than in the whole of
Germany! Obviously this isn't unusual for Hollywood movies or more specifically the Jurassic Park movies but they did fee…