Now this looks like a cream-filled treat. Ben Affleck’s follow-up to “The Town”, “Argo” is based on an incident from a ways back when the CIA cooked up an elaborate and somewhat brilliant plan to save some Yankees from militants in Iran. As with his previous flicks, Affleck has rounded up an amazing cast for the picture – he’s in it, alongside Bryan Cranston (“Drive”), John Goodman (“Red State”), Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”) and Tate Donovan (“Damages”). Sure to be another winner for “that guy from Phantoms who now directs awesome films”.
Based on true events, ARGO is a dramatic thriller that 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.
Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (The Town, Good Will Hunting) directs and stars in the film, which is being produced by Academy Award® winner George Clooney (Syriana), Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck) and Affleck.
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® winner Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina and Michael Parks.
Affleck directs the film from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master in Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman.
ARGO will be released nationally on November 1, 2012.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.