Monday, November 19, 2012

Movie Monday - 11/19/2012

It's been too long...

I haven't really had much opportunity to go movie watching in a theater, but a couple of times I did:

Ben Affleck directed and starred in Argo.  The film is based on the true story of six American diplomats who fled to the Canadian embassy in Tehran when the rest of the people in the American embassy were taken hostage by Iranian militants.  Affleck plays the CIA operative whose idea it was to rescue them by having them pose as part of a film crew that is scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction movie.  John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Brian Cranston are among the other actors in this very good, suspenseful and well acted movie.  I really liked it.

In Arbitrage, Richard Gere plays the head of a hedge-fund empire that is about to collapse.  His wife (Susan Sarandon) and daughter (Brit Marling) are oblivious, as he struggles to keep his world together.  There's intrigue, murder and suspense in this movie.  It is pretty entertaining. 

I've also watched a couple of videos:

The Romantics is a dumb movie with Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin and others. College friends reunite for a wedding. The maid of honor still has feelings for the groom. She and the bride experience tension...just dumb.

Tiny Furniture is a quirky little film about a girl who comes back to live at home after college and a series of nonsuccesses in order to figure out what she wants to do with her life. It doesn't help that her mother is an acclaimed artist. Lena Dunham wrote, directed and starred in this movie. It was alright.

MK out.

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