First Look: A Couple of Dicks, The Town, & Going the Distance
by Alex Billington
December 4, 2009
Warner Brothers just debuted their 2010 Preview Kit which includes a small batch of new photographs from most of their big movies in 2010. We've seen a lot of photos from most of their big films already, but there are a few new photos we have never seen yet. Instead of featuring them all one-by-one, I thought I'd throw all the new photos in one big post. So below is our first look at Kevin Smith's A Couple of Dicks (currently called Untitled Cop Movie and may end up as A Couple of Cops), Ben Affleck's The Town, Rob Reiner's Flipped, Nanette Burstein's Going the Distance, and Greg Berlanti's Life as We Know It.
Tracy Morgan as Paul and Bruce Willis as Jimmy in Kevin Smith's A Couple of Dicks, about two cops whose adventures include locating a stolen baseball card, rescuing a woman, and dealing with crazy gangsters.
Ben Affleck as Doug MacRay and Jeremy Renner as Jem in Affleck's crime drama The Town, about a thief who tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager and thwart an FBI agent all while planning his next job.
Madeline Carroll as Juli and Callan McAuliffe as Bryce in Rob Reiner's coming-of-age romantic comedy Flipped, about two eighth graders who start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites.
Drew Barrymore as Erin and Justin Long as Garrett in Nanette Burstein's romantic comedy Going the Distance, about the trials and tribulations of a long-distance relationship between these two young lovers.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel in Greg Berlanti's romantic comedy Life as We Know It, about two single adults who become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends both die in an accident.
All of these look good, but I'm particularly looking forward to Kevin Smith's new comedy and Ben Affleck's new drama. I'm a big fan of Kevin Smith and I've been hoping this new studio comedy would be great. So far it looks good, we just need to see a trailer, because photos don't seem to do it justice. Additionally, I'm really looking forward to The Town because I loved Gone Baby Gone, which was the first film Affleck directed. The Town is his second and it's another intense drama and I've got very high hopes for it. Stay tuned for even more updates on all of these upcoming Warner Brothers films. Which are you interested in the most?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Damn, Life as we Know it sounds tragic, based on that premise, who would want to watch it?
Andres Sanclemente on Dec 4, 2009
The most promising thing about Kevin Smith's new movie is the fact that he didn't write it. On the other hand, his movies have the visual appeal of watching paint dry. Yeah. Really looking forward to that one.
Jason on Dec 4, 2009
The Town sounds like it could be really good. Affleck seems to have learned from his earlier mistakes, and the rest of the cast isn't too shabby either. Consider me interested in that.
Corran Horn on Dec 4, 2009
"Life As We Know It" sounds alarmingly close to that Kate Hudson movie where she had to take care of her sister's kids when she died in an accident. And if I recall, there was another movie that had virtually the same plot too.
Drew on Dec 4, 2009
I read the script for the The Town - can't fuckin' wait to see it.
K on Dec 4, 2009
Loved "Gone Baby Gone". Ben Affleck is some sort of idiot savant behind the camera. Hate Ben Affleck in acting roles. Just terrible. That being said, I am curiously looking forward to see what comes out of an amalgamation of the two. Will Ben's great direction and sense of purpose in making the film override what can only be stated as a terrible acting career, or will Ben fuck up what could be a great movie?
thetylerw on Dec 4, 2009
It's quite nice to see Ben Affleck......um......you know......act.
Six Three on Dec 4, 2009
tracy morgan is so boring.
ryderup on Dec 4, 2009
Is that Don Draper carrying a shotgun? Cause thats awesome.
Matty on Dec 4, 2009
Meh. I'm interested in the Affleck movie (too bad he's acting in it too)
[A] on Dec 5, 2009
Looking forward to the Town. I read the book (the better titled Prince of Thieves - I guess Kevin Costner has that title sewn up or something) & it was great and I thought of Ben as being the Jon Hamm character more but then I can see him as Doug now that he has buffed up. Rebecca Hall I think is intriguing as the love interest - looking forward to seeing her as well.
Mel's on Dec 6, 2009
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