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Argo (2012)
« on: August 10, 2013, 11:39:15 pm »

Argo is arguably the longest wait I've had to endure in getting a copy from my Library. Six f*cking months! That was a tortuous wait, but worth every minute of it because the movie more than delivered. I have a close association to the Real Events Argo is based on. I was still in Elementary School when this all went down and it was the first time in my life that I suddenly saw something beyond the confines of America. You could say it was my first political event, because up till that moment, it was all about Girls, Baseball and KISS for me and up to this moment, I NEVER watched the News. The whole hostage crisis did do a number on me. I was so young and I was scared for the hostages. I wanted them to be returned home safe and sound. I was glued to the TV the entire time, waiting for when that moment would happen and I remember that day like it was yesterday. The joy and happiness everyone felt. It was an incredible feeling.

That's why I wanted to see this movie so bad. I wanted to finally get the complete story, one that we of course were denied for so many years because of the classified nature of the mission. The movie was everything I had hoped for and more. It was true to the time and era, it was exciting and it was very intense to watch, especially the 3rd Act when they must navigate through the airport and get to the plane and take off. I never thought the simple act of answering a phone could literally have me on pins and needles. When they finally fly out, there was this huge relief I had. And this with all the prior knowledge I had makes it all the more telling in what great editing can do to heighten ones senses. Ben Affleck was fantastic both on screen and behind the camera. This kid is going to have a long, long, loooooooong successful career as a film maker. He hasn't disappointed yet. Check out Gone Baby Gone and The Town for further proof.

With a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Alan Arkin, Tate Donovan, Bob Gunton, Philip Baker Hall and Victor Garber, I highly recommend this as a Buy. Best Picture indeed. Who whoever thought the Academy would get one right for a change? Well, they did drop the ball in not nominating Affleck for Best Director. But that's a discussion for another time.......For the sake of addressing the historical inaccuracies, who the f*ck cares. I just saw a great movie and that's all that matters. If I wanted to watch a documentary tonight, I would have.
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Re: Argo (2012)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 11:39:39 pm »
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Re: Argo (2012)
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 12:10:49 am »
Darn good movie.  Though that was quite before my time (I'm picturing Chip as Affleck's kid, watching the one-hour-long versions of movies on TV late at night).

Can't believe you had to wait so long to see this movie.  That ain't right.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 12:13:49 am »
It's f*cking ridiculous how long the wait time is for any new DVD release through my Library. I think Mac is able to get his within a week (or so it seems). It's not fair I tell ya!!!! But, like I said, the wait was worth it. Had the movie sucked, I would have been super  p i s s e d  at wasting all that time.
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Re: Argo (2012)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 12:17:18 am »
Imagine if you weren't in the mood to watch it when you finally got it.  That happens to me sometimes.

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 12:19:27 am »
Naw. That was never going to be a problem because I "lived it". Was too pumped up to see it. Had a stack of DVD's I grabbed from the Library today and Argo f*ck yourself was at the top of the heap.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 12:27:57 am »
The only thing I didn't like was how hard it was to explain what the Jack Kirby art was, "this is the fake art they did in the 70s for the fake movie, and in the real movie they have fake versions of THIS art..."

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Re: Argo (2012)
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 02:00:59 am »
While i have no idea how stylistically similar they might wind up being, I get the feeling like Jon Stewart's movie might make a good double feature with this in the future.

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Re: Argo (2012)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 04:54:47 am »
I was surprised how much I liked this movie, mainly because of Oscar talk. Me don't typically care for Oscar nominated flicks.

Regarding the wait, I've really had to step up to the plate and be vigilante about checking the libraries new resources. More people are 'onto the system', and getting in line much quicker. I now check twice a day. And lately I've been, like #20, by the time I notice the new edition. Depending on libraries purchase (how many copies), I could get it the day it comes out, or I'll be waiting 20 weeks.  :'(

I've already missed the boat on a couple and said screw it. I'll catch it on the shelf.
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