I missed Gone Baby Gone when it was in theatres, and did not get to see it until it was on DVD. Big mistake. It was a great film and solidified in my mind what Ben Affleck was highly capable as a director and a writer. Saying that, I will not miss The Town, which is another film shot in Affleck’s hometown of Boston. Affleck plays a bank robber who falls for one of the victims of his heists. His crew is also being investigated by the FBI. The crew wears masks when pulling a heist ala Point Break. It’s a great trailer, but I think it gave away a little too much. The Town also stars Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Chris Cooper, Jeremy Renner, and Rebecca Hall.
The Town is in theatres September 10, 2010.