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Argo – Movie Review & Giveaway

by MARIA on March 12, 2013

ARGO, directed by Ben Affleck, was the movie to see this year. It won 3 Oscars (including Best Picture) and received an amazing total of 58 nominations with 52 wins including the AFI Award, Golden Globe, Bafta Award, People’s Choice Award, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Picture.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

I really enjoyed this movie – despite knowing the outcome of the story, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was a movie gut rot situation – the anticipation was killing me. I thought Ben Affleck was fantastic and I finally understood the facial hair/hair situation. The cast was incredible and the similarities between the actors and those they played was uncanny (check out the special features to see what I’m talking about). I adored Alan Arkin and John Goodman but they’re awesome in everything they do so no surprise there.

Visually, the movie is unbelievable in its accuracy and again, you have to watch the special features to really get an idea of how much detail went into making the movie really feel like the era it was portraying. Both my husband and I thought it was fantastic and a definite must see movie.

Favorite quote in the movie (this one’s easy): “Argo, f*ck yourself!”

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away an ARGO Blu-Ray combo pack.

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin or John Goodman movie!

For an additional, totally optional entry, tweet this (once) and leave a comment below telling me you did:

Enter to win an ARGO DVD/Blu-ray on @BOREDMommy’s blog! http://bit.ly/W7TVlr #giveaway #canwin 

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents only
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • PLEASE make sure to leave your Twitter name and/or email so that I can reach you if you win!
  • Giveaway ends Monday, March 18, 2013.

UPDATE: Congrats to #35 NIKKI – thanks to everyone who entered!!

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1 Chantal March 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I would love to see this movie. I think my fav Ben Affleck film has to be Good Will Hunting. I still remember watching him and Matt Damon accept the Academy Award for that movie. it was awesome.

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2 Bree March 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

My favorite Ben Affleck movies are Armeggedeon and Paycheck!

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3 Bree March 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm
4 Londia March 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I liked Ben Affleck in Armageddon

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5 Londia March 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm
6 Connie March 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Hi!

My two favorite movies with Ben Affleck are:Armageddon and Jersey Girl
My favorite movie with John Goodman in it is: The Big Lebowski

Thank you for this giveaway! I have been wanting to watch this movie and now I know it is excellent thanks to your review. :)

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7 Lee Pearson March 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Ben Affleck was good in He’s Just Not That Into You. I also liked John Goodman in Fallen. I’ve heard a lot of really good reviews about Argo and would love to see it. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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8 Lee Pearson March 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Tweet:
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9 susan margaret March 14, 2013 at 12:04 am

King Ralph (John Goodman is so funny in this movie!)

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10 susan margaret March 14, 2013 at 12:05 am
11 Lisa KH March 14, 2013 at 1:23 am

My favourite Alan Arkin movie is “Little Miss Sunshine”.
twitter handle: @LisaJLKHansen

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12 Lisa KH March 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

I tweeted:
https://twitter.com/LisaJLKHansen/status/312071629620527104
twitter handle: @LisaJLKHansen

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13 Pamalot March 14, 2013 at 7:58 am

my fave Ben Affleck movie is Good Will Hunting

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14 Pamalot March 14, 2013 at 8:00 am
15 angela m March 14, 2013 at 8:47 am

I loved The Town with Ben Affleck
thanks
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16 angela m March 14, 2013 at 8:48 am

tweet
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17 France March 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

My favorite movie of Ben Affleck is The Sum of all Fears

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18 France March 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

I tweeted : https://twitter.com/thescorpiowoman/status/312205088775081984 my email is boomette1 at yahoo dot ca

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19 Karla Sceviour March 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

I love Ben Affleck in all movies,especially Armegedden. :)

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20 Karla Sceviour March 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm
21 Sydney D March 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm

For me, my fave alan arkin movie is little miss sunshine!!

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22 Sydney D March 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm
23 Tammy Dalley March 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I loved Ben Affleck in Jersey Girl

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24 Tammy Dalley March 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm
25 Jonnie March 15, 2013 at 3:28 am

I liked Reindeer Games

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26 Andrew P March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Favorite Ben Affleck Film = Good Will Hunting

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27 Andrew P March 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm
28 Sunshine G March 16, 2013 at 1:10 am

I liked him in Good Will Hunting.

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29 Sunshine G March 16, 2013 at 1:10 am
30 maria March 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Good Will Hunting

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31 Anne Taylor March 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Loved Ben Affleck in The Town

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32 Anne Taylor March 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm
33 Dayna Wilson March 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I loved Dogma! Such a great movie.

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34 Dayna Wilson March 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm
35 Maria March 18, 2013 at 10:49 am

Loved Ben Affleck in The Town.

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36 Nikki March 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm

My favourite John Goodman movie is The Flintstones! Funny cuz I love Baffleck but I can’t think of any of his movies right now other than Forces of Nature (and I didn’t really love that one!)

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37 Nikki March 18, 2013 at 9:33 pm

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