DVD Review: Gone Baby Gone
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Feb14

DVD Review: Gone Baby Gone

Affleck’s choice for his directorial debut is somewhat surprising and yet makes sense at the same time. On the one hand, he is adapting the work of an author whose material has already produced a modern classic crime drama (Mystic River) so the bar is already set fairly high. To make things even riskier, he cast his brother in the role of the headstrong protagonist. Few, other than Ben, saw Casey as leading man material.Yet the story is set in a Boston, which he is clearly familiar with, and it is that familiarity that drew him to it. This production was sort of a homecoming for the director.It turns out that Affleck’s instincts were...

DVD Info: Release dates for Rendition and Charlie Chan volume 4, plus details for Gone Baby Gone.
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Dec04

DVD Info: Release dates for Rendition and Charlie ...

Buena Vista has announced the date and details for the DVD of Gone Baby Gone.Based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, GBG tells the story of a pair of Boston private eyes and their search for a missing child. The mother leaves the child alone while she goes out for some fun. When she returns home, her four year old daughter is missing from her bed. While the cops are doing all they can, the girl’s aunt turns to Patrick (Casey Affleck) and Angie (Michelle Monagahan), a pair of neighborhood private investigators. She hopes the locals might talk more to them than the police. This search leads them into the drug world as well as...

Release date for Gone Baby Gone announced.
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Nov22

Release date for Gone Baby Gone announced.

Buena Vista (Disney) has announced a release date for Ben Affleck’s film version of Dennis Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone.It will come out on both DVD and Blu-Ray on Feb 12th. No additional details are available at this time.

Film Review: Gone Baby Gone Oct22

Film Review: Gone Baby Gone

Affleck’s choice for his directorial debut is somewhat surprising and yet makes sense at the same time. On the one hand, he is adapting the work of an author whose material has already produced a modern classic crime drama (Mystic River) so the bar is already set fairly high. To make things even riskier, he cast his brother in the role of the headstrong protagonist. Few, other than Ben, saw Casey as leading man material. Yet the story is set in a Boston, which he is clearly familiar with, and it is that familiarity that drew him to it. This production was sort of a homecoming for the director. It turns out that Affleck’s instincts were...

Gone Baby Gone debuts at Deauville Film Festival and the early reviews are in. Sep06

Gone Baby Gone debuts at Deauville Film Festival a...

When it was announced that Ben Affleck was going to make his directorial debut with Dennis Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone, fans of the Angie/Patrick novels have been understandably nervous about this. The Boston P.I.s are as popular as any mystery protagonists from recent years. Those concerns were amplified when he cast his younger brother as Patrick. Back in April, I spoke with somebody that had seen an early cut of the film. He really enjoyed it and thought it was a great film. Then in July, Kevin Smith praised the film: “it’s a wonderful film. It’s an insanely strong directorial debut.” The film debuted this week...