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"Argo" may have been the most acclaimed film of 2012, but there's at least one person who wasn't all that excited about it: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
This Sunday, moms across the world'll be celebrating their own momness (or is it momitude?) in varying degrees and fashions. Some will receive flowers; others will demand that those whiny, slothy teenage miscreants do their own ruddy laundry for crying out loud ... or something like that. Get More »
Ben Affleck began his career-reviving stint as a director by making films about what he knows best, namely the gritty side of his hometown Boston. And after the success of "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town," he spread his wings a little to take on a bigger project about a country in revolution — and ended up winning Best Picture for "Argo." So where does he go from here?
Why, naturally, he combines the two. Are you ready for Ben Affleck's "Bunker Hill?" Get More »
Isn't it kind of funny how the guy who played high school bully Fred O'Bannion in "Dazed and Confused" has grown up to make a film that has now incensed an entire country?
All of Iran (hey, that's how it reads) is up in arms over Ben Affleck's "Argo" and plans to open a lawsuit against all of Hollywood (again, that's how it reads) for the film's "unrealistic portrayal" of the country, according to Inside Movies. Get More »
The new trailer for Terrence Malick's latest impressionistic meditation on love, life and nature has just arrived courtesy of Apple Trailers, but you may want to take your Dramamine, because it has so many majestically swooping shots that you'll probably get motion sickness just watching it.
This year's Oscars race for Best Picture is a toughie, but thanks to all that Academy snubbage in the Best Director department, Ben Affleck's "Argo" has been getting a substantial amount of buzz ... and these puppies totally agree.
Jimmy Fallon brought his "Late Night" Best Picture prediction pups back to redeem themselves after screwing the pooch last year — the little furballs plucked "The Tree of Life" for the win but wound up shamed by the runaway success of "The Artist" — and they found "Argo" to be the tastiest dish of the nine.
It does make sense, in a way, since the name of the flick does kinda sound like some sort of off-brand dog chow. Get More »
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Okay folks, it's crunch time. Have you submitted your Oscar ballot yet? There's big money on the line (at least a hundy we hope, right?).
As we do every year on NextMovie, we're handicapping the Oscar races to give you a leg up on your friends, family and coworkers when entering your high-stakes pool, which as we all know is as much about the glory as the greenbacks (freaking Al from finance still hasn't gotten that smirk off of his face for calling Cotillard over Christie in 2008; get over yourself, Al).
Our usual disclaimers: We do not condone gambling, unless you're in Vegas or on a reservation. Good luck!
(And for a trusty second opinion, check out Joe Reid's Oscar predictions on Film.com.)
This week: Ben Affleck directs and stars in the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, "Argo," which tells the incredible true story of how the CIA helped get six Americans out of Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis by having them pose as Canadian filmmakers.
The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held earlier this evening, and according to Film.com, it's now official: Everyone in Hollywood loves "Argo," as Ben Affleck's film was the surprise winner of the top prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Of course, "Argo" winning anything shouldn't be much of a surprise anymore following wins at the Producers Guild of America Awards and the Golden Globes. But considering "Argo" was completely shut out at the SAGs in the individual categories while "Lincoln" won two awards (Daniel Day-Lewis for Male Actor in a Leading Role and Tommy Lee Jones for Male Actor in a Supporting Role), it does seem a bit weird.
For full coverage of the evening, including "Silver Linings Playbook" star Jennifer Lawrence's win for Female Actor in a Leading Role, head to Film.com.
The 2013 Producers Guild of America Awards were held last night and according to Film.com it was Ben Affleck's "Argo" taking home the top prize. The win, which comes on the heels of a Best Picture win at the Golden Globes two weeks ago, cements "Argo" as the frontrunner in this year's Oscar race.
Two other films also picked up momentum, as "Wreck-It Ralph" upset the apple cart by beating out Pixar's "Brave" in the animated feature category, while "Searching for Sugar Man" won the top prize for documentaries.
For a full run down of the evening's events, including all the winners on the television side, head to Film.com.