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Studio Meddling Ensured That Most Never Saw the Best Version of 'Daredevil'

In attempting to re-edit Daredevil to fit the Spider-Man mold, Fox turned a pretty decent film into a muddled mess.

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'Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition' Proves that the Film Never Loses Its Charm

A friendship that’s tested the boundaries of Hollywood flops and Sexiest Man Alive beauty contests, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck sat down to revisit Good Will Hunting on the 15th anniversary Bluray edition.

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State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You is a standard chick flick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it’s cute and comic and organized according to fixed, mostly ancient gender roles.

Renee Scolaro Mora
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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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Gone Baby Gone

Part noir, part moralizing, and part urban-malaisey, the movie offers an assembly of seedy sorts who make Patrick's quest look increasingly hopeless but also ineffably gallant.

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Smokin Aces (2006)

Smokin' Aces mashes together at least four movies, with all plots and characters spinning around a Vegas card trickster.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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Hollywoodland (2006)

Simo is as self-inflating and lost as George Reeves, his heroism as flimsy and sad.

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Dazed and Confused: Criterion Collection (1993)

Criterion's DVD appreciates the film itself, without trying too hard to analyze or understand it, thank god.

Chris Barsanti
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Project Greenlight 3

The drama that erupts when these high-profile overachievers are put in the same room is far more entertaining than the movies they produce.

Michael Buening
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Jersey Girl (2003)

Affleck and Smith talk lots about shooting details and feelings about their chosen fields, their mutual esteem and affection audible.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paycheck (2003)

'A true hero,' says John Woo on the commentary track for the Paycheck DVD, 'always reaches out a helping hand to others.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Jersey Girl (2003)

Early in Jersey Girl, Ben Affleck cries. It's a grim and alarming moment.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paycheck (2003)

Michael (Ben Affleck) doesn't set out to control anything: he just wants to get paid.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gigli (2003)

It's tempting to imagine what extras might have been like for a Gigli DVD, given that the film received what had to be the most vehement critical drubbing of any released this past year.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gigli (2003)

His hair slicked back, his face set in an expression resembling impassivity, Larry Gigli (Ben Affleck) tends to philosophize with his marks.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Daredevil (2003)

Daredevil has good reasons for his gear, and for the screwed-up attitude that goes with.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Project Greenlight

The new directors press on and are, by turns, stupid, silly, arrogant, conciliatory, and astonishingly clever.

Frances Katz
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Daredevil (2003)

It's unlikely that this gloominess accounts for Daredevil's big success. There are any number of plausible explanations -- the 'Sexiest Man Alive' and his J. Lo glow, the promotional blitz, the Marvel machine. No matter. Bring the pain.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Daredevil (2003)

The good news is that Johnson's Daredevil follows Marvel's disability politics.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Push, Nevada

In Push, Nevada, producers Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey have come up with a show that is, oddly, both original and formulaic.

Kirsten Markson
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The Sum of All Fears (2002)

Tom Clancy's novels and the movies they spawn have never had much truck with credibility.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Changing Lanes (2002)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs

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