By:Kimberly Donahue

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It was all things Ben Affleck this morning, the ultimate riches to rags to riches to rags to riches  star, in preparation for his newest film, The Accountant. Here’s the crew’s favorite Ben Affleck films.

Patrick: To The Wonder

Liv: Good Will Hunting

Kaeli: Good Will Hunting

Will: Argo

 

News On The March

J.K. Rowling’s book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is being turned into a five part franchise.

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Hidden Figures release date has been pushed back to Christmas Day, limiting its chances for awards at The Oscars.

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Robert De Niro will receive the 44th annual Chaplin Award, which honors major talent within the film industry.

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Guy Ritchie is set to direct the upcoming the live action Aladdin film.

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The Bangkok World Film Festival has been cancelled due to the death of Thailand’s king. The country has declared a year long mourning period cancelling all entertainment events.

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Rose McGowan has accused an unnamed studio head of rape via Twitter in response to #WhyWomenDontReport.

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Studio DMG will produce the fantasy story, The Grace of Kings, as a franchise.

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Universal is beginning to develop Ride Along 3 which is set to star Ice Cube and Kevin Hart once again.

Billy Ray is beginning to write the script for Don Quixote for Disney.

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Reviews

 

The Accountant

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An accountant finds a new person in his department and as he begins to close in on them, federal authorities begin to close in on his own activities. It was good, not as good as some of Ben Affleck’s recent films and the pacing’s a little off, but there’s a great cast. Affleck does a really good job playing this specific character. See it, it will definitely have some buzz during Oscar season

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A group of people trying to cross the United States/Mexico border encounter a man who has taken border control duty into his own racist hands. Similar to The Most Dangerous Game, it’s very political. There really wasn’t a lot of character development except for the main character. It could have been a longer film. It’s well shot, but the writing could have been a lot better. However, it is enjoyable, so see it.

Max Steel

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Based off an action figure, this film follows the adventures of teenager Max McGrath and his alien friend, Steel. This is a terrible movie and kind of embarrassing, so SKIP IT.

Top 10 Hollywood Bromances

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10.Tim Allen and Tom Hanks

9.Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller

8.Paul Rudd and Jason Segel

7.Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart

6.Jonah Hill and Michael Cera

5.Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio

4.Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson

3.Dave Coulier Bob Saget and John Stamos

2.Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

1.James Franco and Seth Rogen

This Week at The Box Office

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1. The Accountant $25 million

2.Kevin Hart: What Now? $13 million

3.The Girl on The Train $9 million

4.Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children $6 million

5.Deepwater Horizon $3million

That’s all for this installment of The Screening Room! Tune in next Sunday for more on 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University.