Tag Archive: Alan Arkin

[REVIEW] Ben Affleck’s riveting Iranian hostage thriller ARGO is his most assured effort yet & a certain awards contender

Ben Affleck’s third film Argo finds the actor-director leaving his comfort zone and excelling, moving on from solid crime thrillers set in his native Boston — 2007’s Gone Baby Gone and 2010’s The Town — to a riveting political thriller which vividly recreates an outrageous and little-known CIA rescue operation that took place behind-the-scenes of the Iranian hostage crisis and …

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[WATCH] Trailer #1 for Ben Affleck’s ’70s-set political thriller ARGO

The first trailer has been released for Ben Affleck’s third directorial effort, Argo. Based on a fascinating, wild true story documented by Wired in 2007 (“How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran”), Argo centers on the real-life C.I.A. plan to rescue a group of diplomat hostages from Tehran after the 1979 Iranian …

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[Watch] 1 minute of THE MUPPETS opening song and dance sequence

One minute of The Muppets opening song and dance number was released online today, and the scene is a really fun way to introduce new Muppet Walter and his human friend Gary (Jason Segel). It’s nice to see some musical footage after a slew of parody trailers, as fun as they were, and I think …

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