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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Apr.16.2013
           Twenty years after the events portrayed in the movie “Argo,” I set foot in Tehran for the first time and began almost a month of exploring the complex, sometimes surprising, country of Iran.  We were experienced travelers who had...
dk-christi's picture
Mar.09.2013
  I watched Argo tonight and I was there.  I was in Tehran.  I was at the airport.  I had the fear.  It was real and the hair on my arms and the chill up my spine reminded me.  In the 70's, I had my own terrifying Middle East experience from which I fashioned the...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.26.2013
photo: The Oscar statuette, or the Academy Award, but actually officially called the Academy Award of Merit, from Oscars.com.   Not too much to say about this award show.  I saw most of the nominated films, including:   Prometheus, which I can't believe I never wrote a blog for....
dorothy-nixon's picture
Feb.18.2013
The female semeur or sower in the vestibule (not the right word) in Montreal City Hall. Sower, not sewer. What's in a symbol? Lots and lots and lots! (Why else such an agrarian theme at Montreal City Hall?) I visited Montreal City Hall to check out the archives there. My grandfather worked  ...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.11.2013
My wife and I are doing the Oscar Shuffle, hustling to the theater to see all the nominated movies before the big night so we're knowledgeable about them.  A friend is hosting an Academy Award party so it's important we know what we're talking about with the nominations.  We saw "Argo"...
gloria-oliver's picture
Feb.08.2013
  Argo     Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina, Zeljiko Ivanek, and more.   Directed by: Ben Affleck...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.21.2013
Photo: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, from the film, and from the film's Wikipedia page.   I'd wanted to see this film for a long time, since before it came out, and I'm glad I did.  I'm not a huge Ben Affleck fan; I've long considered him to be the more pale of the Affleck / Damon team....
cynthia-brian's picture
Jan.20.2013
  The 19th SAG Awards show will broadcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Jan.18.2013
Ben Affleck gave an interesting interview to NPR (National Public Radio)  after his surprise win at the Golden Globe Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for Argo, his story about the Iran Hostage Crisis. The movie Argo is described as 'a mostly true story' and addressing this Affleck...
manny-pacheco's picture
Jan.15.2013
For the fourth straight year, here’s my ballot for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. I consider 2012 a mixed year in cinema. And, I believe several folks and motion pictures in  most of the categories should be considered for specific awards. Let me explain...