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John Goodman talks about Ben Affleck and his role in 'Argo'!

By InCinemas  /  29 Jan 2013 (Tuesday)
Source: Warner Bros
Distributed by Typhoon Creations

A fake movie on a real mission! Argo arrives onto Blu-ray™ Discs and DVDs on 19 February 2013, with its Blu-Ray containing over an hour's worth of bonus features! Also, find out what actor John Goodman has to say about Ben Affleck as director and his decision to take up this project!

We have split this blog into 3 main categories: Awards and Nominations, Blu-Ray and DVD Elements and John Goodman's Q&A. Enjoy~

has seven nominations in the 85th Annual Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. It has also earned five Golden Globe nominations for 2013, and took home the Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director awards.

And just recently, Argo wins top honour for Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, leading to speculations on its Best Picture win at the upcoming Oscars.

Check out this clip below which shows the SAG backstage: Ben Affleck on Argo win.

Argo will be available on Blu-ray for $39.90 and on single disc DVD for $24.90.

“Argo” Blu-ray™ contains the following special features:
  • Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ben Affleck
  • Rescued from Tehran: We Were There
  • Argo: Absolute Authenticity
  • ARGO: The CIA & Hollywood Connection
  • Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option
“Argo” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
  • Rescued from Tehran: We Were There
Q: Why did you want to do this movie?  What attracted you to the project?
  • John: We get scripts all the time and you plow through them, and this one just was a joy to read; and as good as the script was, the movie just exceeded everything.

Q: You play John Chambers, a character based on real person from Hollywood who passed away several years ago. Did you ever have the chance to meet him?
  • John: No, I knew people that knew him.  He was at an age where they started using prosthetics and applying them into makeup and he was at the vanguard of this in the late '60s.  He was the first makeup artist who won an Academy Award. I believe a lot of the current makeup artists have learned from him. It's a very honorable profession, and to think that this man served his country doing what he loved to do is pretty amazing.

Q: Can you describe Ben Affleck as a director? 
  • John: Ben Affleck is a terrific director.  It's hard to believe that he's only got three films under his belt. Those three films were great films and this one's a masterpiece, I think.  He knows every aspect of the business. He's a film encyclopedia. He's great. He loves the movies, but he thinks in cinematic terms. It's like the guy was born to direct.  He's got this great intelligence and he's a great storyteller.

[Additional Note]
Ben Affleck's ARGO is showing at Shaw Lido! View its movie sessions if you would like to catch the award-winning film on the big screen!

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