Go see Argo, the new movie directed by Ben Affleck

  • DanOmatic

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    This movie wasn't on my "to see" list, but I went with a friend who suggested it. I was completely blown away by how good it is.

    It was intelligent and suspenseful, and it's based on a little-known (true) story of a CIA op who managed to smuggle out of Iran 6 American officials who were hiding out the home of the Canadian ambassador following the takeover of the US embassy.

    Lest you think it's another vehicle for rubes shouting USA! USA! in the theater, think again. It pulls no punches about the stupid American policies that led to the revolution, but it also doesn't spare the Iranian brutality and extremism that followed. Actually, you will probably leave the theater shouting CANADA! CANADA!

  • DanOmatic

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
    Oh, and also worth mentioning: Affleck himself stars in the main role and is looking particularly hunky (in a hairy 1970s way).
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    Oct 18, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    I'm seeing it this weekend and really looking forward to it.
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    Oct 18, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    DanOmatic saidbut I went with a friend who suggested it. I was completely blown away by how good it is.