Oct. 12, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST
are they gonna give him The Stand, or Justice League or what?
Oct. 12, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST
by Cody Willoughby
But he needs to quit giving starring roles in his movies to Afflecks. Nothing against the acting, it just seems self-congratulatory and I find it distracting.
Oct. 12, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST
Affleck has found is calling. Respect.
Oct. 12, 2012, 4:48 a.m. CST
That's your issue to overcome. If the acting works, what do you care? If you think it sucks, then you have every right to opine as such. But just because nepotism bothers you, is something you need to deal with personally.
Oct. 12, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST
by albert comin
If Aflfleck gets nominated as director or this movie, you can bet the cerimony will spend half it's running time joking about Affleck. The opening film will spend most of it joking about this movie and Affleck.
Oct. 12, 2012, 6:55 a.m. CST
Because with the beard and with 70's style cinematography, you see him in the ads and he's like a classic Al Pacino character. As his normal 2000's self, you see him and you think, *What a douche.* He would have made a much better 70's actor.
Oct. 12, 2012, 6:56 a.m. CST
Guy just...brings it. Pretty clear his best work is behind the camera. Looking forward to seeing this one. mt Oh, and speaking for my fellow Canadians....you're welcome, my American friends. ;)
Oct. 12, 2012, 8:16 a.m. CST
and it is one hell of a solid movie. Definitely a lock for best film editing at the Oscars. Go see it ASAP.
Oct. 12, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
The Master will get nominations but isn't a serious contender.
Oct. 12, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST
In a story on him in today's USA Today, Affleck said that he was considered for Justice League, but he didn't want to do it, because it's not really the type of movie he's interested in directing (plus he thought he might just take the $300M and escape to some island)
Oct. 12, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST
Oct. 12, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST
THAT is something i would see in a heartbeat
Oct. 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST
by Ray Tchoulakian
I couldn't stand Ben Affleck The Actor for years. He was always so smug once he had hit it big after Good Will Hunting. And then came Gone Baby Gone. I was so blown away by that film that my respect for Ben Affleck The Director superseded most other directors in Hollywood, short of James Cameron and David Fincher. And then came The Town. Affleck is now 2 for 2 in hitting grand slams as writer/director, so when I heard he chose Argo as his next directing gig, it was immediately on my top ten must see list for 2012. I'm going tomorrow night to see it, and I don't expect to be disappointed.
Oct. 12, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST
by albert comin
I agree with everything you said except one thing: i always liked Affleck as an actor, but i hated the direction his career was taking, that mercemary attitude to took to chose the movies to make. It's as if he took lessons from J-Lo, as if she had said to him to forget integrity and just go for fame and money. I'm so glad he changed his path and is now on the one we see today. Ironically, by going more artistic and integrity, he has never been more popular as today.
Oct. 12, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST
Escape From Iran: The Canadian Caper They left out a lot of the CIA aspects that Argo is highlighting because naturally it was still classified. I'm still seeing Argo, it looks great.------later-----m
Oct. 12, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST
...because they really didn't have all that much to do w/it. ARGO does it's best to play down the Canadian involvement which was much more significant. Still looks like a great flick though
Oct. 12, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST
Huh? The CIA didn't have that much to do with it? Um, I think the film would argue that's incorrect. You have to back up blatant statements like, this, man, you can't just toss it out into the ether and expect the rest of us to just take your word for it. So enlighten us. Haven't seen the MOW; sounds like how Munich was previously made as Swords of Gideon, a hideously produced tv movie that reeks of 80s terrible. Why they make such difficult subject matter into a run-and-gun MOW, without benefit of a substantial budget and schedule, is beyond me; they always look like shit.
Oct. 13, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1267937--argo-film-gives-former-canadian-ambassador-ken-taylor-chance-to-set-the-record-straight I totally get why ARGO would play up the CIA and obviously a Hollywood thriller is going to change things. Like I said, I want to see this and don't fault creative license being used by a film maker wanting to make a good movie as opposed to teaching a history class. Clearly the CIA did play a part.
Oct. 13, 2012, 7:35 p.m. CST
I had read about this and yes, what their consulate did was important. Too bad the movie won't use Mendez' almost-fuckup of the passport date stamps; that could've demonstrated just how impenetrable Iranian society was at the time and created a bit of flaw for Mendez in the film. However, I'm not going to pass judgment til I see Argo. As far as Taylor believing they had better, less histrionic exit strategies... we'll never know if they would've worked. Argo seems to be very American in the sense that, the more outrageous and sensational a plot, the more possible its efficacy. I don't agree with most tactics by America -- it's always emblematic of our imperialist heart, right down to the cultural nadir of how we drool over NFL football (conquer! big! brutal!) -- but as far as drama, this crazy plot is what elevates the film above an episode on the History Channel.
Oct. 14, 2012, 9:04 p.m. CST
by Gabe Athouse
That's where I stopped reading. Seriously, Capone, does that sound right to you? Jesus.
Oct. 15, 2012, 6:57 a.m. CST