Academy Awards

Like I do every year, I’m planning on watching every movie nominated an Academy Award. The nominations are being announced tomorrow. Stay tuned for upcoming blogs.

 

 

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Argo F–K Yourself

So, I was an usher at a film NGO where the perk was seeing free movies. Pretty cool perk. Anyways, they released Argo in Sept, and for some reason I didn’t get around to seeing this until December. I think I thought it would be boring.

Synposis:

A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

I was so wrong! Affleck has grown as a director since “The Town,” and it felt like I was back in the 70’s-80’s. He(Arleck) also grew a funky 70’s beard, which made me laugh.

The actors that were the six fugitives gave their roles depth, and I felt I knew them by the end of the movie. Alan Arkin as always was very funny in his role as one of the producers back in Hollywood.

No spoilers, but the last 45 minutes are very nail-biting, and are worth seeing this film.

Grade- A-

P.S. I realize this is out of theaters now, but if you catch it at a dollar theater please do. Also, stay for the credits.  They show the actual passport pictures of the person vs the actor that played them in the film. Affleck nailed it at the casting of the actors.