Ben Affleck was excited to be at Comic-Con.

Ben Affleck was excited to be at Comic-Con.

"I suspect we’re on the cusp of a time where women’s roles in the entertainment industry are about to get a lot bigger. My feeling is, and this is a little grandiose, that men are out of ideas. We need women to step up in a big way over the next 10 years or we’re fucked culturally." — Spoke to Joe Swanberg about “Happy Christmas” and lots of other stuff. It was awesome.

"I suspect we’re on the cusp of a time where women’s roles in the entertainment industry are about to get a lot bigger. My feeling is, and this is a little grandiose, that men are out of ideas. We need women to step up in a big way over the next 10 years or we’re fucked culturally." — Spoke to Joe Swanberg about “Happy Christmas” and lots of other stuff. It was awesome.

"Hello, penguin, my name is Benedict."

"Hello, penguin, my name is Benedict."

"I wanted it to be ‘The Godfather’ with apes. Just the way that movie is this grand Shakespearean story set in the gangster world, but it’s truly about family. It’s really a king and his sons. I wanted this to be a king and his sons, but I also wanted it to be about two families: a human family that was trying to repair itself after a grand tragedy, and an ape family that was really in its ascendancy. To have it be a story about whether or not they could coexist. That family aspect of it was part of the conception." — Talked to Matt Reeves about “Apes.” It’s great.

"I wanted it to be ‘The Godfather’ with apes. Just the way that movie is this grand Shakespearean story set in the gangster world, but it’s truly about family. It’s really a king and his sons. I wanted this to be a king and his sons, but I also wanted it to be about two families: a human family that was trying to repair itself after a grand tragedy, and an ape family that was really in its ascendancy. To have it be a story about whether or not they could coexist. That family aspect of it was part of the conception." — Talked to Matt Reeves about “Apes.” It’s great.

It’s never too early to talk about the Oscars, right? lol, but really “Boyhood” should get all the nominations.

It’s never too early to talk about the Oscars, right? lol, but really “Boyhood” should get all the nominations.

"It was a throwback, oddly enough, kind of like the original version of ‘A Star Is Born.’ There’s a mentorship there that responds to the talent. It isn’t about sex or love. Today, it would be so quick to blur that relationship and to make it sexualized. But here you’re like, ‘How novel! They don’t fuck!’ I longed for that a little bit, just for the feeling of being original and off the beaten path. It’s so much more satisfying in a weird way, too, in the fact that it isn’t satisfied." — Spoke to Mark Ruffalo about “Begin Again” and Kase was jealous.

"It was a throwback, oddly enough, kind of like the original version of ‘A Star Is Born.’ There’s a mentorship there that responds to the talent. It isn’t about sex or love. Today, it would be so quick to blur that relationship and to make it sexualized. But here you’re like, ‘How novel! They don’t fuck!’ I longed for that a little bit, just for the feeling of being original and off the beaten path. It’s so much more satisfying in a weird way, too, in the fact that it isn’t satisfied." — Spoke to Mark Ruffalo about “Begin Again” and Kase was jealous.