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    Top Ten Saturday Preview: 'Paranormal Activity' Leads Field; 'Argo' Holds Strong

    Led by Paramount's "Paranormal 4," Friday grosses are up from last week. And Ben Affleck can breathe easy: "Argo" (at #2) fell only 14%, and three other films fell one third or less: "Hotel Transylvania" (#5), "Here Comes the Boom" (#7) and "Pitch Perfect" (#8). This is a sign of good word of mouth ...

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    'Argo' Is Totally Inaccurate - Which Is Exactly Why It's Great

    Ben Affleck's CIA thriller, which has tremendous awards buzz surrounding it as the fall deepens, deviates wildly from true events. Is that a good thing?

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    Oscar Watch: 'Argo' Director Affleck & Editor Goldenberg Talk Reality vs. Comedy (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    "I maybe have matured," Affleck says of his pursuit of smart quality modest-budget movies--he calls $44-million Mideast thriller "Argo" "a labor of love"-- designed to stand the test of time like the 70s classics he reveres.

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    Friday Top Ten: 'Sinister' Starts Strong, 'Argo' and 'Seven Psychopaths' Build Buzz

    So far this weekend, the wealth is spread around several diverse films and grosses are down slightly from last Friday --which was bolstered by the hige operning of "Taken 2." By Sunday the order of the top films of the weekend should change. And the ultimate success of the most anticipated release -...

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    In the Works: Scott's 'Blade Runner' Sequel "happening," Affleck Returns to Lehane to 'Live by Night'

    Ridley Scott will be reportedly revisiting "Blade Runner," while Ben Affleck is in talks to return to Lehane material.

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    Ben Affleck Has Options: 5 Of His In-Development Projects That He Could Do Next (Sorry, 'Justice League')

    This time a decade ago, Ben Affleck was approaching the nadir of his career. 2002 might have seen him star in two well-regarded hits, "The Sum of All Fears" and "Changing Lanes," but the following year saw him headline three disappointments, "Daredevil," "Gigli" and "Paycheck," followed up the next ...

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    Argo—movie review

    'Argo' is one terrific movie, the best I’ve seen all year. The fact that it’s an original (and difficult to encapsulate) may make it a tough sell, but I hope good reviews and word of mouth will bring it the success it deserves.

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    Ben Affleck Returns To Dennis Lehane Territory, Eyes 'Live By Night' As Next Directorial Outing

    "My guess is honestly, [it'll be] the movie after next. I'll probably find something that's in better shape to do next until we got that one ready, and then we'll go ahead and fire that one up," Ben Affleck told us just a couple of nights ago, when we asked him about his br...

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    Review: Ben Affleck's '70s-Flavored 'Argo' Is A Terrifically Suspenseful & Entertaining Thriller

    Ben Affleck's third feature-length film, the terrifically suspenseful dramatic thriller "Argo," is the second picture to use Warner Bros.' 1970s logo in 2012. And like "Magic Mike," the Soderbergh film that employed the same logo earlier this year, it's an augur ...

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    Bryan Cranston Talks Supporting Ben Affleck In 'Argo'; Says He Has No Idea How 'Breaking Bad' Will End

    Last night at Peggy Siegal's "Argo" soiree in Manhattan, celebs and news luminaries were out in full force to celebrate director Ben Affleck's latest, a politically intriguing thriller and Hollywood satire based on true life events in the late '70s that were only declassified by the CIA 15 years ago...

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