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    Review Roundup: Critics Find Affleck and Timberlake's 'Runner Runner' to Be Mediocre Mediocre

    Ben Affleck may be on a roll in 2013, with Oscar-winning "Argo," and his casting as Batman in Zack Snyder's Superman-Batman installment, as well as the co-lead in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," but "Runner Runner" won't go down as another victory in his banner year. Critics have only dismal things to ...

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    Kevin Smith To Shoot Horror Movie 'Tusk' In October, Michael Parks & Justin Long To Star

    Sites like The Playlist exist for many reasons: but arguably, the most pressing of these reasons is so that the people who write for them can read and listen to the verbal outpourings of Kevin Smith and reduce them to something that normal civilians can absorb, consider and move on in less time than...

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    Watch: 2 New Clips, Featurettes & More For 'Runner Runner' Starring Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake

    While it's not quite Batman versus Superman, we have to say we have some fascination with watching Ben Affleck play an unapologetically slimy villain and give Justin Timberlake a rough time, even if we're uncertain about "Runner Runner."

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    WATCH: Ben Affleck Talks Batman Casting, and Being Humbled by Internet Reactions

    Ben Affleck finally opened up about being cast as Batman on last night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The actor-director, who took home a Best Picture Oscar for "Argo" earlier this year, said he initially thought he could handle the inevitable backlash to the news of him donning the Bat Suit. But...

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    Watch: Ben Affleck Talks Fan Reaction To 'Superman Vs. Batman'; Hans Zimmer Not Certain He'll Return To Score Sequel

    There has been a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth in certain corners of the internet over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in "Superman Vs. Batman." And even though we're still a long time away from seeing any footage or having an idea of what the story will be, some folks have their mind ma...

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    Warner Bros. CEO Teases “Tired And Weary” Batman For 'Superman Vs. Batman'

    When director Zack Snyder first announced "Superman Vs. Batman," at Comic Con this summer, he asked one of his “Man Of Steel” cast members to read from a key line in Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novels, “The Dark Knight Returns.” Batman said to his adversary, Superman: “I want you to remember, Cla...

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    Watch: A Slick Batman Pushes Around MTV Pop Star In The Caribbean In New 'Runner Runner' Trailer

    The upcoming gambling drama "Runner, Runner." Your choices are: A) entertaining drama, B) total B-movie trash, or C) fun B-movie trash? It's really hard to tell, honestly. On one hand, it's written by the always reliable Brian Koppelman and David Levien ("Rounders," "The Girlfriend Experience," "Oce...

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    Watch: Batman Yells At Sean Parker In New Clip From 'Runner Runner' Plus New Pics & Featurette

    BATFFLECK! With the nerds in comic book stores still wringing their hands with worry over Daredevil (dudes, that was ten years ago) taking over the cape and cowl, audiences will get an early taste of Bad Ben in "Runner Runner" (we're presuming Batman will be a thorn in the side of Superman before th...

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    Who Said It: Shakespeare or Batman?

    Separating superhero idiom from Elizabethan verse isn't as easy as it sounds.

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    Watch: This 'Superman Vs. Batman' Fan Trailer Is Better Than Your Ben Affleck Jokes

    While the internet heart attack over the the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in "Superman Vs. Batman" has subsided (at least until the first image of him in costume arrives), attention in recent hours/days has turned to do who will play the presumed villain Lex Luthor. Rumors circulated that it wou...

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