As you literally cannot have failed to notice, Ben ‘look what a nice beard I’ve got’ Affleck has just been cast as the new Batman in Warner Bros’ three thousandth reboot of everyone’s favourite neurotic detective gimp. We spectacularly failed to predict this. But could his CV offer some clues to other actors who’d be… well, Battier? We’ve delved into the depths of Ben’s IMDb to decide which of his costars would do a better job.
I have a very strong attachment to all of my favourite films so this was pretty hard for me. Once I’d had a think though, I realised that when you really get down to the bare bones of it, a favourite film is a film you can watch over and over again without it compromising the pleasure you get from it. Whilst there are probably thousands of films which give me this experience, Dogma reserves a special rung on the ladder.
In the trailer for The Devil Inside the film rather proudly states that the Vatican did not give its endorsement. Well, neither did they endorse 21 Jump Street, but you don’t see them banging on about it do you? Anyway, perhaps they just weren’t fans of the movie. Big cinephile, The Pope, didn’t you know? Well, you will after reading his scathing critques of these other films the Vatican doesn’t want you to see.
For some reason, the marvellous Jason Lee is currently appearing in the inevitably-crap Alvin and the Chipmunks threequel. We’re not going to talk about that. In fact, in an attempt to actively avoid talking about it we’re going to talk about all the other super stuff he’s done – that way, if someone brings up Alvin and his hellish brood you can just go LA LA LA SKATEBOARDS!
It’s always nice to stay ahead of the curve, if only so you can feel unneccessarily smug in front of friends and loved ones. With this in mind Best For Film brings you what you need to know about next week’s film releases. Have a read, plan your week accordingly, and practice that lovely self-satisfied smile we all love you for…