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Ben Affleck Praises Marvel’s Kevin Feige As “The Greatest Producer Who Ever Lived”

Ben Affleck is done keeping quiet about his feelings on comicbook movies. He’s been open about why he took on the Bat-cowl, and now the actor and filmmaker praises Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige as “the greatest producer.” Now, someone replace Hugh Jackman for Feige in “The Greatest Showman,” pronto.Read More: Ben Affleck Talks Alcohol […]

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Zac Efron to Star in ‘Three Men and a Baby’ Remake for Disney Plus

Zac Efron will star in a remake of the 1987 hit comedy “Three Men and a Baby” for Disney Plus.Gordon Gray, whose producing credits include “The Rookie” and Ben Affleck’s “The Way Back,” is producing. Will Reichel has written the script for the remake. A director for the remake has not yet been set.The original […]

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The films opening around the world this weekend: ‘Stage Mother’, ‘Adorables’, ‘The Way Back’

Warner is opening ’The Way Back’ starring Ben Affleck in Germany.As cinemas begin to reopen again in many territories, Screen is tracking which films are being released in key territories each week.UK and Ireland, opening Friday July 24Without major studio tentpoles driving audiences to cinemas, takings in the UK and Ireland remain low compared to […]

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Let Other Studios Race to VOD; Sony Pictures Classics Believes It’s Theaters Or Nothing

After Universal ran to premium VOD at the first opportunity, other distributors were quick to follow suit. Sony trotted out “Bloodshot,” while Disney offered “Onward,” Searchlight presented “Downhill,” and Warner Bros. sold “The Way Back.” However, if there’s going to be a last man standing for theatrical exhibition, it’s Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard, […]

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Ben Affleck’s ‘The Way Back’ to Be Available on Digital March 24

Warner Bros. will make the latest Ben Affleck film “The Way Back” available via digital in the U.S. and Canada on March 24, with international markets to follow, as more and more people are looking for at-home entertainment amid the coronavirus shutdowns, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. chairman Toby Emmerich announced Thursday.“With audiences largely unable to […]

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‘The Way Back’: Ben Affleck’s Most Emotional Role Proves To Be His Comeback on Personal and Professional Front

Gavin O’Connor has given us a pair of stellar sports films in Miracle and Warrior along with an interesting character study of an autistic-accountant-assassin in 2016’s The Accountant led by a solid Ben Affleck. To no one’s surprise, the two coming together again for a sports drama, The Way Back, which centers on a high […]

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Disney and Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Delivers $40 Million Debut; ‘The Way Back’ Scores $8.5M

Disney and Pixar’s Onward topped the weekend box office, but fell just a bit shy of expectations, a performance some may relate to the current Covid-19 concerns, though most everything else performed as expected if not better. Universal’s The Invisible Man held on quite well, delivering a second place performance, while WB’s release of The […]

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Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Opens to Modest Box Office With Weekend Down $100 Million From Last Year

Anyone looking for signs of moviegoing resistance due to health concerns might see a couple pieces of evidence: the low-end Pixar opening of “Onward” (Disney) and an overall total way down from last year.Other titles were as anticipated, or better. These included wider releases like “The Way Back” (Warner Bros.) and the expansion of “Emma” […]

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