LIVE BY NIGHT:   Lehane-based drama to get limited Dec 25 release Oct24

LIVE BY NIGHT: Lehane-based drama to get limited D...

Somebody wants more awards. In a move designed to qualify for 2016 awards, Warner Bros has announced that LIVE BY NIGHT, the Ben Affleck directed Dennis Lehane drama, will have a limited release on December 25th. The nation wide release will remain Jan. 13. Interestingly enough, the 25th had previously been set for the national release, only to be pushed back into January. “Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the...

Trailer for Ben Affleck’s LIVE BY NIGHT Sep24

Trailer for Ben Affleck’s LIVE BY NIGHT

On January 13th, Ben Affleck returns to the works of Dennis Lehane for LIVE BY NIGHT. Affleck’s directorial debut was with Lehane’s GONE BABY GONE. “Live by Night” is set in the roaring `20s when Prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police Superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by...

Ben Affleck’s Live By Night set for October 20th, 2017 Mar30

Ben Affleck’s Live By Night set for October 20th, ...

LIVE BY NIGHT, Ben Affleck’s take on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, is now slated for release on October 20th, 2017. The film has moved around a bit, due in part to Affleck’s role as The Batman, but production is now underway. Boston, 1926. The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having...

LIVE BY NIGHT: First picture from Ben Affleck’s film Nov01

LIVE BY NIGHT: First picture from Ben Affleck̵...

Ben Affleck has released the first picture from LIVE BY NIGHT, his upcoming Dennis Lehane based film. LIVE BY NIGHT is based on Dennis’s novel, the second in the Joe Coughlin series. Boston, 1926. The ’20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay...

Home Entertainment Release recap for January 20th,...

Just a couple of notable crime releases today: THE DROP (based on a Dennis Lehane short story) and Luc Besson’s LUCY. THE DROP (2014) Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Featurettes: “Keeping it Real,” “Making of The Drop,” “Making Brooklyn Your Own,” “Rocco the Dog,” “Character Profile: James Gandolfini”; deleted scenes; commentary by director Michael R. Roskam and screenwriter Dennis Lehane. (Fox). This Crime drama follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of...