Editorial: Ben Affleck’s Batman Never Got a Chance – In Memoriam


Well, it is official. After over two years of speculation and rumors Ben Affleck appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past week to make it official: he's out as Batman. No more Caped Crusader for him. This should come as no surprise to anyone that is familiar with Affleck's tenure as The Dark Knight. Regardless, it can't help but feel like a colossal disappointment. Despite three appearances over three movies: two leading roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), and a small cameo in Suicide Squad (2016), Affleck never got a chance as Batman. With this official and with the DC cinematic universe heading in a new direction, there's no better time than now to explore why Ben Affleck was so underutilized. ›››

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Trailer for HBO’s Two-Part Michael Jackson Doc ‘Leaving Neverland’

Leaving Neverland Trailer

"I want to be able to speak the truth as loud as I had to speak the lie for so long…" HBO has unveiled the first trailer for their two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, a twist on the title Finding Neverland. This revealing documentary is about musician Michael Jackson, specifically two young boys who were befriend by him years ago. At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families. Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later. This originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and received quite a bit of attention, because of the subject matter of course. Each part of this runs a full two hours, for those interested in hearing the truth straight from the people involved. ›››

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Get Wild in the First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Dirt’ About Mötley Crüe

The Dirt Trailer

"I am sick and tired of not having fun!" Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a new rock movie titled The Dirt, telling the true story of the totally crazy rock band Mötley Crüe, made by Jackass: The Movie director Jeff Tremaine (so you can expect it will get real wild). Based on the autobiographical tell-all book written by the band, the film tells the story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history. Starring Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, Colson Baker as Tommy Lee, and Daniel Webber as Vince Neil, along with Pete Davidson, Leven Rambin, Rebekah Graf, David Costabile, Christian Gehring, plus Tony Cavalero as Ozzy Osbourne. Ahahaha this looks insanely fun and epic! They're definitely not holding back, and that's rad. Seems like a good time. ›››

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