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    Casey Affleck Joins Independent Film Festival Boston as Creative Advisor

    The Affleck brothers have a lot to be excited for this week, as Casey Affleck has joined the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) as Creative Advisor, the festival recently announced. Affleck will be making an annual appearance at the festival starting with this year's iteration, which k...

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    Casey Affleck's Josh Hamilton Biopic Moves Forward With Relativity

    Even though the World Series is over, here's a bit of baseball talk for those of you missing the old ballgame. Over the summer it was reported that Casey Affleck was cooking up a biopic about ballplayer Josh Hamilton that he would write and direct, and now it has inched forward a littl...

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    Paranorman—movie review

    'ParaNorman' is the first of three horror-movie-inspired animated features this year, to be followed by 'Hotel Transylvania' and 'Frankenweenie'. Laika, the studio that gave us 'Coraline', is responsible for this tale, which assumes that kids will get the “joke” and not be distressed by its macabre ...

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    Review: Brilliant Animated Movie 'ParaNorman' Is One Of The Summer's Biggest (And Best) Surprises

    This summer has been full of big, glitzy animated movies from most of the major studios that have made tons of money but left audiences cold. None of them were particularly imaginative, entertaining or emotionally involving, instead choosing to coast on a steady stream of solid (if not exactly dazzl...

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    In the Works: Casey Affleck Set to Write and Direct Story of Baseball Star Josh Hamilton's Fall and Rise

    Casey Affleck is following his older brother Ben to the league of serious actors-turned-directors. Of course the Young Affleck also directed faux-documentary "I'm Still Here" with Joaquin Phoenix, but that counts more as a stunt than a directorial debut...

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    Crack At The Bat: Casey Affleck To Direct Biopic Of Addict Ballplayer Josh Hamilton

    While we’re all eagerly anticipating the next Ben Affleck acting-directing effort in this fall’s “Argo,” there was a time where the idea of Affleck helming a film would have been conceived as a joke. His career kicked off on an upswing with breakout hits like “Good Will...

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    Casey Affleck Leads The Pack To Play Christian Bale's Brother In 'Out Of The Furnace'

    Well, here's a face we'd be happier to see more of: Casey Affleck. After directing the underrated faux doc/media stunt "I'm Still Here" Affleck (along with his bud/hip hop star Joaquin Phoenix) kinda dropped off the face of the planet. He was linked to a couple projects he...

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    Christian Bale To Star In 'Crazy Heart' Director Scott Cooper's 'Out Of The Furnace'; Robert Duvall Circling, Viggo Mortensen & More Being Sought

    For a moment there it seemed like "Crazy Heart" director Scott Cooper would just continually keep signing on to a bunch of stuff without ever shooting anything. Indeed, since country music movie became a big, Academy Award winning hit Cooper has put his name to plethora of projects includi...

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    Eddie Murphy Turned Brett Ratner On To The Classic Heist Films Before Making 'Tower Heist'

    And More From The Director & Cast Of The High Concept ComedyIn Brett Ratner’s “Tower Heist,” Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an ensemble cast in a story of wronged hotel employees who decide to seek revenge against a ruthless financial world maven who has run off with their pensions. A comedy, heist flick and even a triumphant middle finger to the swindlers that put many out of house and home (though the filmmakers say the ties to current events were unintentional), the film is a crowd-pleasing confection about the little guys finally getting one over on those in authority. A solid supporting cast including Alan Alda, Tea Leoni, Casey Affle...

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    Beautiful Trailer, Bland Poster Debut For 3D Stop-Motion Animated ‘ParaNorman’

    2011 hasn’t exactly been an exceptional year for animated films. Besides this spring’s deliciously strange “Rango” and this summer’s gorgeous, supple “Winnie the Pooh,” there hasn’t been a whole lot to fawn over, animation-wise. (When Pixar unloads a colossal letdown like “Cars 2,” you know the medium is having an “off year.”) Thankfully, 2012 is poised to be an embarrassment of riches, with new movies from proven studios like Blue Sky (“Ice Age: Continental Drift”), Illumination ("The Lorax"), Disney ("Wreck-It Ralph" and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie") Aardman (“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”) and the beloved Studio Ghibli (“The Secret World o...

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