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Argo (Dir: Ben Affleck)

seems like WB is reporting this as Affleck's official third film. Affleck's done very well w/ his first 2 (GBG being the better of course). Can he make it last for this third? I hope so.

Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis — the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

“Argo” also stars Oscar(R) winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and John Goodman (“You Don’t Know Jack”). The main cast also includes Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.

Affleck is directing the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from Master in Disguise by Antonio Mendez. David Klawans, Chris Brigham, Graham King, Tim Headington, Chay Carter and Nina Wolarsky are serving as executive producers.
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I loved Ben Affleck's previous two directorial outtings so I am down for this.
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Affleck is directing the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from Master in Disguise by Antonio Mendez.
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it's crazy that the words "Dir: Ben Affleck" makes me intrigued and excited
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guess he's filming already...



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I loved him in Die Hard



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looks good to me. Affleck can do no wrong as a director with me.
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mah, trailer could use some bank robberies or eric bana assassinating baddies
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Looks good. My first thought after watching the trailer though, was if Gatorade existed when this movie takes place, and if it did exist, would it be big enough for people to be making jokes about?
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what..wh...what the fuck led you to that?
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Gatorade dates back to the 1960s. Here's a commercial from 1979 (when the movie takes place):

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This movie looks awesome and has a pretty good cast. Fuck anything with Cranston's name attached will get me there.
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Aaaaargooooooos....

Oh, thought it might be about the CFL team. Still, looks good. I hope there's at least as much humour as there is 'mass riot' scenes.
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Looks interesting. I love Affleck, so I'm definitely in.
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Looks really good. Affleck is all about those bittersweet tragedies. And I don't know how the true story ended. But even the trailer was kind of heartbreaking.
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Affleck's got my ticket-buying loyalty, so this could be about a moustache pioneer and I'd be there.
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. And I don't know how the true story ended.
Spoiler:

Not well, one of the reasons Jimmy Carter got kicked out as President.
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Affleck's got my ticket-buying loyalty, so this could be about a moustache pioneer and I'd be there.
Yeah. If Affleck is at the helm I'm seeing it.

I'm stoked to see this.
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And I don't know how the true story ended.
He fixes the cable?
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Trailer made me think of Ocean's 11 for one reason or another.

This looks very solid. Looking forward to it.
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Looks excellent. As others have already said, Affleck has directed two great movies so far, and I'm ready for this one.
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