Here’s genius Ben Affleck predicting the rise of Netflix and Spotify back in 2003

In 2003 the wheels had already begun to rattle off of Ben Affleck’s career (for the first time, anyway). By mid-summer, thanks to a series of bombs and bad performances, his transition from lovable Hollywood underdog to matinee idol had ground to a near complete halt. But if Affleck couldn’t foresee his own career…

Ben Affleck has bravely issued a public statement regarding his bad tattoo

Rumors have swirled about Ben Affleck’s very bad tattoo for years. The ink—which appears to be some sort of molten bird permanently written onto the actor’s flesh by a drunk friend—had been dismissed for years as mere speculation, until, earlier this month, shirtless paparazzi shots of the actor on a beach revealed…

Matt Damon has been forced to comment on Ben Affleck’s back tattoo

Earlier this week, the nation was made painfully aware of the reality of Ben Affleck’s massive back tattoo, which he had previously and understandably claimed was fake. But now that we’ve all had a good laugh at this man’s very permanent mistake, it’s time to really get to the bottom of how and why this happened.…

Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, and more join Ben Affleck in Triple Frontier 

Last summer, we reported that Ben Affleck had stepped away from Triple Frontier, a Netflix movie about five friends trying to take down a South American drug lord. Affleck said at the time that he needed to “take some time to focus on his wellness and his family,” causing the film’s cast—which was set to include Casey…

Harvey Weinstein quotes Ben Affleck in his latest attempts to refute sexual assault claims from Rose McGowan

Despite staying mostly quiet and out of sight over the last few months—as his name swiftly became synonymous with a culture of sexual harassment and assault that’s slowly revealed itself to be rampant in the Hollywood ecosystem—Harvey Weinstein decided to open his mouth tonight, in an effort to refute the words of one…

Ben Affleck's Justice League promo tour keeps turning into The Harvey Weinstein Show

Ben Affleck is dutifully making his way around the talk show circuit at the moment, giving a command performance as someone who’s not totally sick of all this “being Batman” bullshit by now. Affleck’s efforts to promote his new superhero throwdown Justice League keep getting sidetracked in interviews, though, as…

The superheroes of Justice League deserve better than another misbegotten blockbuster

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A blockbuster with more studio notes than script (underlined: “Be more Marvel”), Justice League attempts to inject some levity and rock ’n’ roll into Zack Snyder’s dinosaurian version of the DC Comics-verse; in many cases, it ends up with the worst of multiple worlds. Gone are the artistic pretensions and doofy…

Ben Affleck trying to find a "cool way" to get out of playing Batman

In a lengthy USA Today story about the making of Justice League, Ben Affleck has once again resurrected the idea that he wants to stop playing Batman as soon as possible. It came in response to a question about Matt Reeves’ The Batman, with Affleck saying that the film was a project he’s “contemplating” rather than a…

Ben Affleck goes rumor-smashing, calls Batman “the greatest fucking part in the world”

Indirectly referencing rumors that have continued to plague his time as the Dark Knight—including sources from as recently as yesterday, which suggested that Warner Bros. was looking for a way to gracefully replace him in the role—Ben Affleck doubled down on his love for Batman at today’s Warner Bros. panel at…

It’s Rumor Time: Is Warner Bros. trying to retire Ben Affleck’s Batman?

Given that it’s a team-up between one of the world’s most popular actors, and one of its most beloved superheroes, Warner Bros.’ Ben Affleck/Batman sub-franchise has gotten off to a shockingly rocky start. Although Affleck seemed comfortable enough in the part in Batman V. Superman—and even agreed to some light cameo…

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