Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ere Go Argo.

"This is the best bad idea we have." It was a lovely and relaxing day, despite being rather chilly unfortunately. I don't know what is up with the weather here in the Midwestern U.S. We go from cold, to really warm, to wet, rainy, and cold, to snow and cold, to just plain cold all in a matter of a couple of weeks. So I watched Argo today at last, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I remember first thinking when I heard about Argo that it was going to be dreadful and a terrible film, apparently I was very wrong. That seems to happen a couple of times a year for me when I watch a trailer and deduce something is bad, and then it turns out not being too bad after I watch it. I need to work on that. Ben Affleck should have been nominated for Best Director in the Academy Awards this past year, but at least they won Best Picture and Best Editing and Best  Adapted Screenplay. The film had incredible and very witty dialog, but it was also very suspenseful as well; if I didn't know the ending, I would have been biting my nails the whole time, but especially near the ending. I suppose I won't go into much detail about what the story is, but suffice to say that it is about an American CIA operation to free 6 people from the Canadian Ambassador's residence in Iran after the revolution in 1980. Alan Arkin and John Goodman were some of the best parts of the entire film, but Ben Affleck was also quite good, which hopefully this film marks a positive professional turnaround for his career. There were a bunch of other people in the cast that were great: Victor Garber, Bryan Cranston, Tate Donovan, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, and Zeljko Ivanek. Fantastic writing, excellent directing, and relatively good cinematography, although the music was dreadful or just not memorable by Alexandre Desplat. I am going to give the film a "Strong Ability." I would definitely watch it again and would recommend other people to see it as well. I really should read up on the history of the Shahs and apparently the fiddling that the British and American governments partook in supplanting the Shah that was elected by the Iranian people with one of their own puppet leaders that was corrupt and decadent. If all of that is true, well then....I suppose all of the trouble that Iran is causing the world is due the meddling that the U.S. and Britain caused, so you reap what you sow I guess. It is kind of funny thinking though that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was fooled by a film production cover that was responsible for freeing Americans from the country. I wonder whatever happened to those guards? Anyways. The work week begins again tomorrow, and this week marks the last full week of April. Time continues to speed by. Well have a good week everyone.

Argo Trailer

Ben Affleck & Tony Mendez interview

Man of Steel Trailer (this looks so awesome!!!)

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