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  • 'Stand Up Guys' review: The old man and the Cialis

    'Stand Up Guys' review: The old man and the Cialis
    *1/2 (out of four) After “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” I'm glad to see a film about people in their grayer years take place somewhere other than a hotel in which the folks putter around and giggle about sex....
  • 'Stand Up Guys' a criminal waste of Walken, Pacino, Arkin ★

    'Stand Up Guys' a criminal waste of Walken, Pacino, Arkin ★
    A writer must eat, which is why most playwrights eventually try their hands at screenwriting. "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, comes from the stage-trained Noah Haidle, whose story premise sounds like a sure (if...
  • Wiseguys Walken and Pacino on how it might end

    Wiseguys Walken and Pacino on how it might end
    At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview. The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
  • Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack

    Heatmeter: 'Argo' and Jennifer Lawrence lead the Oscar pack
    A flurry of ceremonies over the last 2 1/2 weeks -- the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild prizes and the Screen Actors Guild awards -- has separated pretender from contender in Hollywood's 2012-13 awards season. According to the L.A. Times HeatMeter,...
  • Ticket sales to slow as Americans stay home for Super Bowl

    Cold-blooded linebackers will knock down “Warm Bodies” at the box office this weekend, as the Super Bowl is expected to be a much bigger draw than the new zombie movie. Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of the year at the...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck

    Video/Q&A: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck
    Years after Ben Affleck directed critical and commercial successes “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” many stories still peg the director/actor’s latest effort “Argo” as a comeback. “That narrative has been...
  • In 'Argo,' Ben Affleck trades Boston crime for Tehran troubles

    It's no secret that Massachusetts native Ben Affleck loves Boston. After all, "Good Will Hunting" — the film that put him and Matt Damon on the Hollywood map — was set there, as were his first two directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The...
  • 'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins

    'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins
    *** (out of four) It’s not easy to make a reality-based, political, action-comedy that stretches from Tinseltown to Tehran and covers everything from Hollywood satire to public hangings. In his first directorial effort not set in Boston, Ben...
  • Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2

    Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2
    The propulsive hostage thriller "Argo," the third feature directed by Ben Affleck, just plain works. It's heartening to encounter a film, based on fact but happy to include all sorts of exciting fictions to amp up the suspense, whose entertainment...
  • "Argo" y "Taken 2"

    "Argo" y "Taken 2"
    Argo * * * Ben Affleck carga fama de ser un actor que trabaja en películas malas, pero lo cierto es que el artista posee gran talento como actor y como director. La prueba contundente es Argo, drama político dirigido y protagonizado por Affleck que...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Oct. 14, 2012

    now playing "Argo" (R). In 1979, after Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans trapped. With Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...