Oct
11
2012

Well, put me in overshoes and call me a duck: ‘Argo’ looks… watchable.

Despite the fact that it’s a Ben Affleck flick.

But that may just be me being prejudiced against the fellow.

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6 Comments

  • Aruges says:

    I’ve softened on him in recent years. He’s much better behind the camera than in front of it, but he’s not a bad actor in general. He was just REALLY overexposed after Good Will Hunting. I’d venture to say that the Gigli disaster probably did him a lot of good.

    Now if only Matt Damon would get a career humbling moment…

  • acat says:

    “Argo” has been on my “to-see” list .. in part because I want to see how well they capture what I remember of that year…
    .
    It’s also .. interesting .. to me that there’s been a return of the “muslim-extremist-as-bad-guy” meme to Hollywood….
    .
    Since it takes at minimum two year to put something on the screen, that means the script writers and green-eyeshade types were picking up on resonance back in 2010.
    .
    Mew

  • Kenneth Hite says:

    Although I didn’t think that much of “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town” was actually a good crime film with a couple-few moments of sheer greatness. Affleck is no slouch as a director, even directing himself.

  • jetty says:

    Affleck, at least as far as I’ve seen, doesn’t spit on my values like Damon and the others do. Yeah, he’s a liberal Democrat, and goes to the conventions (or used to), but as long as he’s not mocking people and ideas that I am fond of, maaaaaybe I’ll watch his movies (the last movie I watched was “Serenity” on Netflix two months ago, so … there).

  • Skip says:

    @Jetty, I don’t know why you dislike Matt Damon – he was great in Team America World Police…

  • Shawn says:

    Argo intrigues me. But Seven Psychopaths looks like FUN. Serious, or perverse joy?

    Choices.

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