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    Oscar Watch: Why Affleck's 'Argo' Hits the Zeitgeist, Early Reviews

    Ben Affleck has another hit due to arrive in theaters October 12. But "Argo," his third feature as director, will be even more commercially successful than 2007's "Gone Baby Gone" and 2012's "The Town," which earned Jeremy Renner a supporting actor nomination. That's because while Affleck understood...

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    New Stills and TV Spot for Ben Affleck's Oscar-Bound Telluride Hit 'Argo'

    Buzz is building around Ben Affleck's "Argo," a thriller set in 1980 based on a "declassified true story" about a CIA mission-- with a Hollywood twist.

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    Cinema Paradiso In Telluride

    People who attend the Telluride Film Festival for the first time are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this historic Colorado town. Filmmakers are impressed by the friendly reception they receive from the worldwide gathering of movie lovers. My family and I love our annual trip to the Rockies and f...

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    Venice Review: Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder' Is A Raw & Heartfelt Film Of Loss And Longing

    For a man not known for being prolific, an eighteen-month gap between Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” (the filmmaker’s first film in five years) and his latest, “To the Wonder” (only his sixth in forty years) isn’t just unprecedented, it’s positively mind-boggling, especially given that the dir...

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    'Argo' Goes Over Big at Telluride

    Telluride audiences flipped for Ben Affleck's '70s thriller.

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    Telluride Review: Ben Affleck Broadens His Directing Skills With the Tense, Entertaining Period Piece 'Argo'

    Equally a slick political thriller, intelligent period piece and sly Hollywood satire, Ben Affleck's "Argo" maintains a careful balance between commentary and entertainment value.

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    Telluride Fest Skips 'Master' and 'Silver Linings,' Adds Last-Minute 'Argo' and Eclectic Programming Delights

    The Telluride waiting game is over. It's fun to ferret out the films from various distributors and publicists and it's also fun to find out the real deal at the airport as the folks arrive at the gate for the LAX-Montrose shuttle.

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    Ben Affleck Confirms He Won't Be Directing 'Justice League'

    Earlier this month, the trades fell over each to write up something about "Justice League." It was first reported by Variety that Warner Bros. wanted Ben Affleck to helm the movie and were planning to meet with him, and literally hours later, Deadline parried with their own story that the ...

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    Discuss: Do We Really Want Our Most Promising Filmmakers Directing Superhero Movies?

    Pretty much the hottest directorial job in Hollywood right now is that for "Justice League," the Warner Bros. movie that will team superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and more. The film is still likely three years away, but the success of "The Avengers" and the end of Christopher N...

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    Has Ben Affleck Already Passed On The Offer To Direct 'The Justice League'?

    Gotta love them trade wars. Make sure you have an umbrella because there's a lot of pissing (on each other) going on. This afternoon Variety reported that Warner Bros. is hoping to have Ben Affleck direct "Justice League", the D.C. Universe's super-hero all-star team and the e...

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