When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez… Read More
Moviefone’s New Release Pick of the Week“Argo”What’s It About? Ben Affleck brings us the true story (and probable Best Picture winner at this weekend’s Academy Awards) of a group of Americans who attempt to escape Iran during the Hostage Crisis.See It
By Tom O’Neil, GoldDerby
Attention other Oscar bloggers: While discussing historic precedents that may (or may not) apply to the Oscar smackdown between “Argo” and “Lincoln,” you’re forgetting to account for a key difference between this year’s derby and 1995.
Everywhere, Oscarologists are reminding us that “Apollo 13” won PGA, SAG Ensemble (just like “Argo”) and DGA back in those days, then lost Best Picture to “Braveheart,” but they’re not recalling the… Continue reading Bogus Oscars Comparison: Why 'Argo' Isn't 'Apollo 13'
Based on real events the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On November 4 1979 as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point militants storm the U.S… Continue reading Argo (Blu-ray/DVD Combo+UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Sometimes Oscar prognosticators are slow on the uptake. After all, if something unexpected happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, and it’s a coincidence. But three times? That’s a trend. And four times is — what? A groundswell? A movement?
So it is with Argo. After Ben Affleck failed to secure a Best Director nomination, pundits counted it out of the Best Picture race, since no film has won that Oscar without… Continue reading Oscars 2013: How Did 'Argo' Take the Lead?
Is “Argo” now the Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture? It certainly looks that way after the film won the top prize at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night. This would be an impressive feat for the film, considering its director, Ben Affleck, got snubbed from the Academy Award nominations for Best Director earlier this month (the last film to come away with the Best Picture Oscar… Continue reading SAG Awards 2013 Winners: 'Argo' Takes Top Prize; Is Best Picture Oscar Next?