What's the story with Ben Affleck? 'Live by Night,' he hopes

One reviewer for Live By Night even went so far as to say that it "feels like a rushed project that Affleck had to get out of the way before he plays Batman again".

The star told AP there was one tough aspect to directing himself - his attempt at steamy bedroom scenes didn't quite work out as planned.

Although Affleck didn't get any answers write, he did name Swift's latest album, 1989.

Literally days after that video hit the internet, Affleck was doing another filmed interview where he not only backed off the title, he backed off the very idea that a Batman movie was a done deal. The movie has no momentum, especially since an Affleck voice-over shares its message at the very beginning: We should live for the now, rather than allowing ourselves to be haunted by the past or driven by a future we may never see.

The episode airs later Tuesday (Jan. 10). "You cast the 14th lead in these movies and the Internet goes insane", Affleck says. She started laughing and I was like, 'Laughing isn't really the response that I'm looking for with this.' She was like, 'How long can you go? But just as "Batman v. Superman" isn't propelling anyone to the top of the A-list, "Live By Night" serves only as a step backward for director Affleck. "Give me a second!'"

It's an eminently watchable and often entertaining movie, but there's scarcely a minute where you can delude yourself into thinking it's a good film.

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Joe is then rushed through all kinds of scenarios, none of them leaving much of an impression.

"Live by Night" is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Street", "Out of the Furnace") and Jennifer Davisson ("The Ides of March", "Orphan"), under the Appian Way banner; and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd ("Alice in Wonderland", "Across the Universe") for Pearl Street Films.

He said: "It's not a set thing and there's no script".

"He's a great villain because - I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well", Affleck said.

This is hardly surprising, considering that the movie still has Zack Snyder at the helm - a filmmaker who has repeatedly proven that he simply doesn't understand the core appeal of DC's heroes. All of them seem to share a common denominator: they flout the law and steer away from everyday routine, use their guns unmercifully, avoid religious affiliations, live according to their own rules, score any pretty woman they fancy and in the end, and predictably soar to become masters of their own worlds. "While I have nothing against movies with people with capes on - I'm a big fan of capes - I don't think we should be limited to that genre".


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