Screen Junkies » Affleck http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:58:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Silver Linings Batman: Robin http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/silver-linings-batman-robin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/silver-linings-batman-robin/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:13:14 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257031 No one is taking the 'Batman' casting news harder than this guy.

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Things don’t seem to be shaping up particularly well with this fella. The Affleck casting news has driven him to the deadly cocktail of scotch and popcorn, and he’s now relying on (shudder) Benjamin Button effects and Andy Serkis to salvage the institution of Robin.

I have a feeling things will get worse before they get better.

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Once Again, A New York Yankee Threatens Everyone’s Joy And Prosperity http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/once-again-a-new-york-yankee-threatens-everyones-success-and-prosperity/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/once-again-a-new-york-yankee-threatens-everyones-success-and-prosperity/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:46:02 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29556 An upcoming film based on the real lives of former wife swapping New York Yankees Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich is in the works, and Kekich is none too pleased.

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A film based on Dave Mandel’s 2009 Black List script The Trade is in the works starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, but there is a considerable roadblock it needs to overcome. The film, based on the real lives of former New York Yankees Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, is about two baseball players who, in 1973, start swapping wives, with the end result being that the couples swap permanently.

If that sounds fascinating, just picture Damon and Affleck in the roles. It sounds like a potentially terrific film, but the real life Kekich isn’t thrilled about it. He’s hoping to halt the film, which would get a rewrite from Affleck and his brother Casey, should everything go as planned. Other New York Yankees from that era as also refusing to participate, being extremely tight lipped with any information they might have on the situation.

Whether or not this does any actual damage to the production of the film won’t be obvious for a while, as Affleck and Damon each have a handful of projects slated to take place before this one. Let’s hope a little cold feet from some swinging yanks doesn’t gum up the works, as this sounds like a genuinely interesting story. Also, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts are all being mentioned for the female leads, so that’s a reason or three to get this project off the ground. Heck, maybe Damon, the Afflecks, and the potential actresses can throw a nice key party for Kekich as a peace offering. That’ll bury the old hatchet, in more ways than one. (The Playlist)

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