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I went and saw Argo yesterday. It's nothing spectacular, but it's a good movie. If you want to just get out and go see a movie, you won't regret choosing it.

This may be coming off as "damning with faint praise", but that's not my intent. It's just that the TV commercials I've been seeing for it include these quotes from reviews that are just over-the-top. I think they led me to expect more than it delivered. Which is unfortunate, but there it is.

Ben Affleck seems to be getting better at picking movies to work on. Or maybe he's just getting more control of them. He directed Argo, in addition to playing the lead (a guy who is Hispanic, but, hey, Charlton Heston once played a Mexican so why not?). Affleck also directed and starred in (and co-wrote) The Town, a movie that's worth going out of your way to see.

He didn't star in the first full-length feature he directed, Gone Baby, Gone, a movie that's too ambiguous for most people. Or, at least it should be, but let's not go into that right now, 'k?

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litch
Dec. 4th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
So in the real life thing the affleck movie was based on, the movie they were going to make was based on Zelazney's Lord of Light
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