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Ben Affleck’s “The Town” posts full-length trailer


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Ben Affleck’s directorial follow-up to his impressive 2007 thriller “Gone, Baby, Gone” is called “The Town.” Warner will release it in theaters on Sept. 17, but a full-length trailer has been posted online. Many of you will see it attached to Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” in theaters today. You also can check it out here.

Like “Baby,” Affleck’s “Town” is set in the decrepit neighborhood’s of the actor-director’s beloved Boston — specifically the downtrodden Charlestown area. Affleck plays a criminal who decides he wants out of the life after he falls for a woman his team has victimized (Rebecca Hall). Walking away isn’t so easy, though. It never is. Standing in his way is former partner in crime Jeremy Renner, as well as “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm as the police officer desperate to bring Affleck’s crew to justice.

Affleck is a curious cat. His acting choices are sketchy, and sometimes lazy. But he showed incredible promise directing his brother, Casey, through “Baby.” Then again, he did have Dennis Lehane’s excellent source novel to work with, where “The Town” is adapted from a novel by Chuck Hogan. The cast looks solid — Chris Cooper, Blake Lively and Pete Postlethwaite fill in supporting roles. But a small part of me wishes Ben put Casey in the lead and stayed behind the camera.

Oh well. We shall see if “The Town” can rise to the level of “Gone, Baby, Gone,” or if it will be “Reindeer Games 2.” It opens Sept. 17.

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