Sunday, January 27, 2013


My husband and I watched Argo last night and it was really good. It's the story of 6 employees of the US Embassy who managed to flee to the Canadian embassy during the attack on the US Embassy.  Over the years most of the fosus has been on the hostages who were held in the embassy for 444 days (understandably as their situation was much worse).  Yet this story was still suspenseful.  Making a historical movie interesting can be tough when you already know the outcome but Affleck pulled it off. I was honestly scared for the 6 "Houseguests" as they were going through the bazaar and the final sequences at the airport. Yes, they were all diplomats but their jobs were more along cultural lines these were not the kind who were used to having to remember cover stories, or hide their own fears to make their cover seem credible.

I don't know how much liberty he took with the story especially the sequence where they are at the airport going through the various security checks to be allowed to leave. Still it was very well done and I can see why he got the Golden Globe for it. Of course the fact that the story includes other nationalities not just Americans also helps get votes from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

All this talk of Ben gets me thinking about Matt Damon. Did you see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other night? It was awesome. I don't watch Jimmy very often but have always found their supposed feud and the videos that go with it really funny.  If you're not familiar with them here are my favorite two - Sarah Silverman with Matt

And then Jimmy's rebuttal

Here are some of the clips from the show that Matt took over the other night.  He had an impressive bunch of celebs involved and it was a lot of fun.

1 comment:

  1. I am so out of it, I hadn't even heard of that movie. Sounds like one I would like though!


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