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Deberg_1990 05-08-2012 06:54 PM

Ben Afflecks latest directorial effort "Argo" trailer
 
Love this guy as a director! Ive never heard of this story, but the movie looks great.



During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the governments of the United States and Canada partnered to rescue six U.S. diplomats held hostage at their embassy in Iran. The governments were able to convince Iran that the six hostages were members of a camera crew who were scouting the area for a Sci-Fi film titled Argo. The hostages were able to escape the country with their fake identities




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KcMizzou 05-08-2012 06:58 PM

Heh, I just posted this in the movie thread. Did you see it on G4 too?

It does look really good.

Guru 05-09-2012 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 8602818)
Love this guy as a director! Ive never heard of this story, but the movie looks great.



During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the governments of the United States and Canada partnered to rescue six U.S. diplomats held hostage at their embassy in Iran. The governments were able to convince Iran that the six hostages were members of a camera crew who were scouting the area for a Sci-Fi film titled Argo. The hostages were able to escape the country with their fake identities




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I'm in!!!

BigMeatballDave 05-09-2012 05:31 AM

Looks good.

JD10367 05-09-2012 09:18 AM

Interesting. I was wondering what it was about, because on Tuesday we get our trailer report of which trailers are going on which films, and for "Dark Shadows" one of them is "Argo", and I thought, "I wonder what the hell that's about? I hope it's a 'Starblazers' movie!" :)

Deberg_1990 08-31-2012 08:22 PM

Cant wait for this......sounds great!



http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2012/...wins_satis.php



Ben Affleck's period drama, set during the 1979 and '80 Iran hostage crisis and based on fact, is a partly light-hearted, partly riveting drama about a kind of Mission Impossible scam about smuggling six American foreign-service workers who had taken shelter in Tehran's Canadian embassy after the storming of the U.S. embassy and the taking of hostages.

An enterprising CIA guy named Tony Mendez (Affleck) devises a plan to hoodwink Iranian officials into believing these six are filmmakers looking to use Iranian locations for a cheesy-sounding sci-fi film called Argo that is, of course, fake.

Argo starts out as a somber docu-drama, and then shifts into a kind of flip jocular vein (especially with the appearance of John Goodman and Alan Arkin as a couple of exploitation producers who assist Afleck in creating the backstory for the phony film), and then somber again and then sad and then revved again and then really, really tense.

In short, it's smart and absorbing for first two-thirds to three-quarters, but it's the suspenseful final act that brings it home.

Argo delivers superb period detail all the way through -- technology, cars, clothes, haircuts, everything.

Affleck's direction is clean and concise and doesn't waste time or footage. The screenplay by Chris Terrio is aces. And the cast hits nothing but true notes -- Affleck as Mendez, Bryan Cranston as his CIA boss, Arkin and Goodman as the producers, Victor Garber as Iran's Canadian ambassador who protected the six when they were hiding in his residence, and Kyle Chandler as the late Hamilton Jordan, Jimmy Carter's chief of staff.

Deberg_1990 10-11-2012 07:23 PM

Bump. This opens tomorrow and is getting near universal praise. It will probably bomb, but I plan on supporting it. We don't get too many well made adult thrill movies.
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JASONSAUTO 10-11-2012 07:24 PM

I'm smack dab in the middle of the book
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Gonzo 10-11-2012 07:31 PM

I hear he is going to direct a two part movie based on The Stand by Stephen King.
Done right, it could be pretty awesome. The miniseries wasn't bad but it's a little dated.
The cast wasnt great either, (except for Lt. Dan).

Oh and they're also working on redoing IT as well. I guess it's going to be a 2 parter as well. The only good part about that miniseries was Pennywise.

DaneMcCloud 10-11-2012 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9003086)
Bump. This opens tomorrow and is getting near universal praise. It will probably bomb, but I plan on supporting it. We don't get too many well made adult thrill movies.
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It only cost $50 million so a bomb is unlikely.

Affleck gained a a ton of fans and respect after "The Town"' so I'm expecting it to do well.

keg in kc 10-11-2012 08:22 PM

Definitely seeing it this weekend. Maybe Seven Psychopaths, too, not sure.

CoMoChief 10-12-2012 11:37 AM

Looks good.....though I don't like Affleck one bit. Wish his character was replaced w/ someone elses.

jwazzie 10-12-2012 11:50 AM

Another movie that he directed and was great was "Gone, Baby, Gone" with his brother as the lead. He has the chops to be very successful as a director, which would be great since his wife's movies are bombing left and right. Look up "Butter" and see how it did last weekend.

DJ's left nut 10-12-2012 11:51 AM

By most accounts, Affleck is a very good director and a very shitty actor.

I hope he didn't ruin his own movie by putting himself in it.

Fire Me Boy! 10-12-2012 12:08 PM

The wife and I will probably go see this tonight.

And I have to disagree with DJ's left nut. Affleck is pretty good, but he's a supporting actor, not a lead. Kinda like Kevin Bacon.


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