Big-Screen Cheat Sheet: Which Movie Should You See This Weekend?

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Big-Screen Cheat Sheet: Which Movie Should You See This Weekend?

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'Argo' (Oct. 12)

Short Story:
Based on a true story, Argo is centered around the covert operation to rescue six Americans kidnapped during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In order to save them, CIA operative Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) enlists his team to become a fake documentary movie crew, which will lead them to the hostages taking shelter at the Canadian ambassador's home. Also starring Bryan Cranston as a CIA officer and Alan Arkin as a Hollywood producer who finds himself playing a key role in the operation.
Click here for the official movie site!

What They're Saying:
"Affleck's Argo is an oddball mix of political thriller and movie biz satire, flicking between Tehran and Tinseltown to create an entertaining, if shamelessly embellished account of one of the CIA's strangest operations." -- The Guardian

Good for Kids?
Not exactly. Though older teens might find the political drama exciting, Common Sense Media tells parents to watch out for "violence, strong language and charged political turmoil."
Click here for the full Common Sense review!
 

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