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(Awards Daily)   Houston Film Critics Society calls "Argo" the rootin'est tootin'est film of the year, you fancy city pissants   (awardsdaily.com) divider line 27
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2013-01-06 12:18:13 PM  
argo fark yourself

/from the movie
 
2013-01-06 12:47:20 PM  
I rate this film 5 gravy lumps.
 
2013-01-06 12:57:36 PM  

Loucifer: I rate this film 5 gravy lumps.


There was a guy on TV here in Houston that rated movies in matzo balls.
 
2013-01-06 12:57:40 PM  
I liked the movie only because it prompted me to read up on the actual events afterwards, which were much more interesting and much less dramatic.

/go Canada
 
2013-01-06 01:12:03 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I liked the movie only because it prompted me to read up on the actual events afterwards, which were much more interesting and much less dramatic.

/go Canada


I saw the movie and would only give it a "Semi-erect"
 
2013-01-06 01:12:51 PM  
Glad to see they preferred it to "the Massa"
 
2013-01-06 01:35:04 PM  
There was a lot of facial hair in that movie. But it was quite enjoyable. Ben Affleck really is a good director. But nothing tops Phantoms, yo.
 
2013-01-06 01:45:19 PM  
Adam Sandler collecting "Worst Movie" awards now?
 
2013-01-06 02:12:16 PM  
Yea ... nobody talks like that in Houston. Hell, most people don't even speak English.
 
2013-01-06 02:31:03 PM  

devilskware: Yea ... nobody talks like that in Houston. Hell, most people don't even speak English.


It's sort of a pidgin of English, Spanish, Vietnamese, "Ebonics," and Oil Baron.
 
2013-01-06 02:43:26 PM  
Yeah, but does it come with new Extra Bold Cowboy Mike's Own Original Red Hot Ricochet Barbeque Sauce?

/so bold, its not recommended for human consumption
 
2013-01-06 02:56:06 PM  
Revisionism plays well. F*ck you Argo you lying piece of narcissistic crap.

//Affleck's an asshole...
 
2013-01-06 02:59:54 PM  
Argo, while an entertaining movie, is factually inaccurate.  But it's hardly the first time an American movie has understated the role of other countries in events.
 
2013-01-06 03:22:42 PM  

Shostie: devilskware: Yea ... nobody talks like that in Houston. Hell, most people don't even speak English.

It's sort of a pidgin of English, Spanish, Vietnamese, "Ebonics," and Oil Baron.


Double rods?
 
2013-01-06 03:48:35 PM  

Shostie: devilskware: Yea ... nobody talks like that in Houston. Hell, most people don't even speak English.

It's sort of a pidgin of English, Spanish, Vietnamese, "Ebonics," and Oil Baron.


www.rugrag.com

Well now you're just talking like Foghorn Leghorn
 
2013-01-06 04:01:16 PM  
Argo, loaded with cliché after cliché, somehow still managed to be entertaining and even generate suspense. That reflects well on Affleck's skill as a director in my opinion.

After seeing The Town and then Argo I get the feeling Affleck is the poor man's Tarantino. He takes material people have already used and retreaded, then uses it and retreads it for his own purposes. All he needs is a Pulp Fiction to show he's gone from student to master.
 
2013-01-06 05:59:39 PM  

unyon: Argo, while an entertaining movie, is factually inaccurate.  But it's hardly the first time an American movie has understated the role of other countries in events.


When did Canadians get so sensitive? Is it the hockey strike or something? Ever since the movie came out, all we've heard is whining from America's hat.
 
2013-01-06 06:11:58 PM  

stoli n coke: unyon: Argo, while an entertaining movie, is factually inaccurate.  But it's hardly the first time an American movie has understated the role of other countries in events.

When did Canadians get so sensitive? Is it the hockey strike or something? Ever since the movie came out, all we've heard is whining from America's hat.


They have a huge inferiority complex. All of their stars move down here.
 
2013-01-06 06:18:26 PM  

stoli n coke: unyon: Argo, while an entertaining movie, is factually inaccurate.  But it's hardly the first time an American movie has understated the role of other countries in events.

When did Canadians get so sensitive? Is it the hockey strike or something? Ever since the movie came out, all we've heard is whining from America's hat.


Our role in those events is a point of national pride, so yeah, we might be sensitive on that front.

It'd be like you watching a movie about the end of the second world war that concluded that Japan unconditionally surrendered based on diplomacy and the Potsdam terms.  And then putting a little note at the end of the movie that oh, by the way, the US also might have dropped a couple of atomic bombs on Japan, and perhaps maybe that might also have possibly, potentially, had an impact on that surrender.  It's simply a poor recording of history.  And once you retcon it in a popular movie, that has a way of becoming the officially unofficial record.
 
2013-01-06 06:45:13 PM  

unyon: stoli n coke: unyon: Argo, while an entertaining movie, is factually inaccurate.  But it's hardly the first time an American movie has understated the role of other countries in events.

When did Canadians get so sensitive? Is it the hockey strike or something? Ever since the movie came out, all we've heard is whining from America's hat.

Our role in those events is a point of national pride, so yeah, we might be sensitive on that front.

It'd be like you watching a movie about the end of the second world war that concluded that Japan unconditionally surrendered based on diplomacy and the Potsdam terms.  And then putting a little note at the end of the movie that oh, by the way, the US also might have dropped a couple of atomic bombs on Japan, and perhaps maybe that might also have possibly, potentially, had an impact on that surrender.  It's simply a poor recording of history.  And once you retcon it in a popular movie, that has a way of becoming the officially unofficial record.


Movies take artistic license all the time to make it entertaining. Even Schindler's List muddied a few facts on Oskar Schindler and turned some characters into composites.

That's why it says "based on a true story," not "a true story."

If you want a straight up factual account, you're better off with a documentary. Now apologize for Nickelback.
 
2013-01-06 06:57:11 PM  

stoli n coke: Movies take artistic license all the time to make it entertaining. Even Schindler's List muddied a few facts on Oskar Schindler and turned some characters into composites.

That's why it says "based on a true story," not "a true story."


But Spielberg didn't call that movie Itzhak Stern's List, with a note before the credits that said oh, by the way, he was just the accountant and actually some guy named Oscar Schindler actually employed the people and saved their lives.  To not only understate, but ignore, Ken Taylor's role in these events (and risk to his own life), is to be missing a pretty significant plot point.

If you want a straight up factual account, you're better off with a documentary.

Fair enough.

 Now apologize for Nickelback.

See now I'm torn.  As a fellow alumni of weasel piss creek, Alberta, I'm compelled to root for them, even if I don't listen to them.

But I am truly sorry for Celine Dion.  You have my permission to designate her a terrorist.
 
2013-01-06 10:28:01 PM  
The ending chase was really stupid. The whole point of the flick was to illustrate something crazy that really happened, then they add in some Michael Bay shiat that could never have happened.
 
2013-01-06 10:31:10 PM  

devilskware: Yea ... nobody talks like that in Houston. Hell, most people don't even speak English.


No subby is right, the 4th largest city in the nation is technically not a city
 
2013-01-06 11:57:09 PM  

moothemagiccow: The ending chase was really stupid. The whole point of the flick was to illustrate something crazy that really happened, then they add in some Michael Bay shiat that could never have happened.


That part jarred me out of the movie. It was tense enough with the malcontent who didn't like the plan being called upon to explain Argo in detail to the guards at the gate. I know third world bullyboys can't waste time with calling ahead or telling the guys in the tower (they would have still been in Iranian airspace, and thus forced to land anyway if such a chase had happened)
I guess it wasn't trusted that a tense moment at the gate would have been enough of a payoff; instead, they inserted something that would have instantly become an international incident.

Other invented scenes did so much better. I loved the scene in the bazaar, when they unintentionally slighted some merchant and suddenly were frightened the cover was blown from the simplest of unrelated misunderstandings. It may not have happened but had a truthiness that added to the movie.
 
2013-01-07 12:01:55 AM  

unyon: stoli n coke: unyon: Argo, while an entertaining movie, is factually inaccurate.  But it's hardly the first time an American movie has understated the role of other countries in events.

When did Canadians get so sensitive? Is it the hockey strike or something? Ever since the movie came out, all we've heard is whining from America's hat.

Our role in those events is a point of national pride, so yeah, we might be sensitive on that front.

It'd be like you watching a movie about the end of the second world war that concluded that Japan unconditionally surrendered based on diplomacy and the Potsdam terms.  And then putting a little note at the end of the movie that oh, by the way, the US also might have dropped a couple of atomic bombs on Japan, and perhaps maybe that might also have possibly, potentially, had an impact on that surrender.  It's simply a poor recording of history.  And once you retcon it in a popular movie, that has a way of becoming the officially unofficial record.


Eh, the Brits and the kiwis have a much more legit complaint.

Motion denied.
 
2013-01-07 12:05:39 AM  
You know how I can tell that subby has never been to Houston?
 
2013-01-07 04:24:08 PM  
Suck it, haters.
 
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