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doublec 2/19/2013 3:45:39 AM

 Haven't seen Argo yet, as the subject matter doesn't interest me. After the last election I've had my fill of political movies for a while.
I am glad to finally see someone who shares my feelings on The Town. I never got what the big deal was either. And I agree completely that Blake Lively is a moderately  pretty face and absolutely nothing else.

jedibanner 2/19/2013 6:21:51 AM

Ben Afleck is the worst actor in the past 20 years to be on screen but he's one of the best director that has come in the industry in the past decade.

Sometimes it's good to realize you are not good at something but that you excell in something else.

Now Game of Thrones season 2 is out today, FINALLY!!!

CyanideRush 2/19/2013 6:25:13 AM

 To be perfectly honest, Doublec, Argo goes to great lengths to minimize the politcal aspects of the historical situation that the film is based on. The context is there to setup the story, but the film purposefully never condemns or approved of either side of the conflict. It really focuses down on the plight of those people, rather than taking a grander approach and making it political. 


ultrazilla2000 2/19/2013 6:34:35 AM

 If you think Affleck is "the worst actor in the past 20 years"...then you really need to watch more movies.

jedibanner 2/19/2013 7:16:12 AM

ultrazilla2000, trust me...I have...

joelr 2/19/2013 8:02:58 AM

@Jedi Affleck is a better direct than actor for sure, but he was excellent in Hollywoodland.

Chuck is right- Don't skip Argo for politics, they are almost nonexistent.

The Town won't light you on fire, but it's a decent crime film in the vein of The Friends of Eddie Coyle etc.

shac2846 2/19/2013 11:44:41 AM

 doublec there is virtually little politics in Argo I think you were misinformed. It is not a right or left or even and idealist movie it is a good thriller and I think that's all Affleck really wanted it to be. 

Loved the town. I'll agree that Lively is a moron and can't act but the story and directing was really good and that is why I was interested in argo. The historical aspect was an added bonus. I think affleck is going to be a director to watch in the coming years. 

redhairs99 2/19/2013 12:16:13 PM

 Yeah, Affleck has been so far pretty darn good behind the director's chair.  Not a great actor but any means, but service to good depending on the role.  In Argo, he doesn't have a lot to do other than blank stares, so he does well here.  Also, he's pretty good when he's playing a dick, see Mallrats and Dazed & Confused.

Oh and...

Affleck was da bomb in Phantoms, YO!

blankczech 2/19/2013 11:46:09 PM

 Agree with joeir - Affleck was excellent in Hollywoodland,

and with CyanideRush - Argo was not very political. 

Don't undertstand those who question what the big deal was about "The Town."  What big deal?

karas1 2/20/2013 11:22:11 AM

I enjoyed The Town.  I like heist movies as a genre and I thought the robberies, car chases and action in general were wonderful fun.  The personal stories of the characters were interesting enough but as far as I'm concerned, they were an excuse to have a movie with darring robberies in it.

Argo was similar in that the personalities of the characters were interesting enough to keep the attention but it wasn't a movie about great performances.  It was about adventure and daring doo and a great escape in the face of overwhelming odds.  Good times.



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