Friday, July 16, 2010

"The Town" Trailer Just Blew My Mind

Sadly, the 2010 Summer Movie season has been one of the worst in recent memory. Filled with sequels that ranged from clunky (Iron Man 2) to downright despicable (anyone associated with Sex and the City 2 deserves to be publically flogged), if it weren’t for Pixar’s Toy Story 3, Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Eat, Pray, Love, and Christopher Nolan’s Inception, this summer might have been as successful as an underwater BBQ.

Luckily, there’s fall to look forward to and I have newfound hope thanks to Ben Affleck and his film, The Town.

Ben returns to the director’s chair after his triumphant feature, 2007’s Gone Baby Gone. As director, writer and star, word on the street is this might be Ben’s chance to claim a golden statuette all his own (he shared an Oscar win with Matt Damon in 1997 for their Good Will Hunting screenplay) and finally emerge from his butt buddy's shadow.

Co-starring Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively, the film is about a career thief (Affleck) who’s in love with Claire, a bank teller who was traumatized by a recent heist (Hall) that he was behind. As their relationship deepens, an investigator (Hamm), who’s also infatuated with Claire, closes in on cracking the case. Based on Chuck Hogan’s novel, Prince of Thieves, I dare you to tell me this trailer doesn't look incredible.

Go, Ben!

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