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Making Movies Matter

Jon Eig | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Movies do not have to be political in order to be successful. Film as sheer entertainment can matter.

Cows, Sacred or Otherwise: Another Overrated Movies Blog

Jon Eig | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

We all have one. Some of us have two or three. It may be a movie. It may be an actor. But there's no doubt there is some film-related icon that you just don't get. Everybody else loves it, or him, or her, but not you.

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Follow-Up Bumped To 2016

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" won't arrive in theaters for many more nights. As first reported by Deadline.com, Warner Bros. has shifted Affleck's nex...

Would Dan Rutherford Like Any Popcorn with That?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford may be running last in the GOP gubernatorial primary race, according to the latest polls, but at least he's still running -- both in the race and on his treadmill.

Here's Every Best Picture Winner In Oscar History Illustrated

Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

Test your Best Picture knowledge with this handy infographic, which illustrates each winner throughout the Oscars' 85-year history. Content market...

And the Winner Is... And What It Says About Us

Jon Eig | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Best Picture rarely tells us what the best picture is. But it very often gives us a valuable glimpse into what our society is going through at the time of the award. I thought I'd take a stab at describing what a win for each contender would say about our current society.

George Clooney's Monuments Men Touches Chicago Legal Community

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.17.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

One of the rare films I have seen to occasion applause at the end. I saw it at a theater 125 miles north of Cincinnati. Don't want to be a spoiler, so I will only say this. George's dad, Nick Clooney, has the last word in this one, and frankly, steals the show.

Could This Be The Future Of Tipping?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.23.2013 | Small Business

This holiday season, one tea chain is hoping to bring employees a little closer to its customers by footing the cost of their tips. Argo Tea has be...

Christopher Rosen

This Man Wrote One Of Your Favorite Film Scores

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Composer Alexandre Desplat may not have the same name recognition to mainstream audiences as Hans Zimmer, but his body of work speaks for itself. The ...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

The Reason Ben Affleck Wanted To Be Batman

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

After all of the critical acclaim Ben Affleck has received in recent years -- culminating with Argo, a movie that he both directed and starred, winning best picture earlier this year -- why in the world would he want to play Batman? I have a better grasp on this after watching Affleck in Runner, Runner, of all things.

New Doc Tells Real 'Argo' Story

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — A former Canadian prime minister said Thursday the real story of how a former Canadian ambassador protected Americans during the 1979 ...

5 Reasons to Not Hate Ben Affleck.

Joe Boyd | Posted 10.23.2013 | Celebrity
Joe Boyd

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Why Batman Is Not A Good Choice For Ben Affleck

Mike Ryan | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Ben Affleck will most likely be a fine Batman. Maybe even terrific. No, he won't be the brooding Batman that we watched Christian Bale play in the last three theatrical representations -- because it's not really the point to represent dark realism when the point of this Batman is to quarrel with a handsome alien. Ben Affleck is a good choice for Batman. Though, with Affleck's recent critical success -- culminating in an Oscar win for Argo -- I'm not sure Batman is a good choice for Ben Affleck.

WATCH: Uh Oh, Jen Is Still Mad At Ben

Posted 07.19.2013 | Comedy

Ben Affleck got an earful from his wife Jennifer Garner during his "Saturday Night Live" monologue this week. Unfortunately for Ben, she hasn't forgot...

Peekholes Into Terrorism: Boston, Apostates And 'Argo'

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

In the aftermath of this month's Boston Marathon bombings, many are left scratching their heads. Why such senseless violence? What gain could equal the pain brought upon innocent people and ultimately the suspects themselves?

Why Iran Wants Hollywood to Argo **** Itself

D. Parvaz | Posted 04.05.2013 | Media
D. Parvaz

Most of us Iranians expect nothing by way of accuracy when it comes to Hollywood depictions of our ancestral home. So what if Argo factually problematic?

From Argo to Beth Murphy's The List: Will We Ever Learn?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Argo deserved the Best Picture Oscar, but perhaps not for all the obvious reasons. I personally found in Ben Affleck's film another reminder that when we don't pay close attention to our history, we tend to repeat the same terrible mistakes, over and over again.

Deliver Us From Stupid Hollywood Films

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.

A True-life Thriller About America's Covert Wars

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Few lawmakers have the guts to ask: What powers does our government have to kill people without due process? The larger question asked by Dirty Wars: What happens to us as Americans when we finally see what's hidden in plain sight?

Ben May Say 'Argo' to His Critics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Ben Affleck has won the Best Picture Oscar for Argo. But he seems to have ruffled quite a few feathers by taking liberties with the story of the rescue of the six American staff living in hostage conditions in Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

New Zealand Government Upset With 'Argo'

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie "Argo," CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O'Donnell what happen...

Iranian News Agency: Ben Affleck Could Be Covert Operator

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.14.2013 | Entertainment

An Iranian state-run news agency has published a report alleging that "Argo" is a war propaganda film and that Ben Affleck could be a covert operator....

Iran Planning On Suing ... Hollywood?

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran is planning to sue Hollywood over the Oscar-winning "Argo" because of the movie's allegedly "unrealistic portrayal" of the c...

A Rabbinic Take On 'Argo'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Argo reminds us that whenever we are faced with what we perceive to be an insurmountable problem, we should not give up and reconcile ourselves to abandoning our mission or goals.