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January 28, 2013 | By David Germain, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The CIA thriller Argo continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. SAG's lead-acting honors Sunday went to Jennifer Lawrence for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship in the lost-souls romance Silver Linings Playbook and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War epic Lincoln. The supporting film awards Sunday went to Anne Hathaway of Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones of Lincoln.
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January 15, 2013 | By David Germain, Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Iran hostage thriller Argo was a surprise best-drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globes, beating out the Civil War epic Lincoln, which had emerged as an awards-season favorite. Argo also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, which ordinarily bodes well for an Academy Award win - except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time. Affleck's now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar.
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October 12, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
BEN AFFLECK'S entertaining "Argo" belongs to the "not on my watch" school of rescue-drama cinema. It's a close cousin to "Apollo 13," the fact-based story of a potential disaster turned into a rearguard, seat-of-the-pants triumph by competent professionals. This one centers around a CIA man named Tony Mendez (Affleck) called in during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis to rescue six American embassasy workers hiding out at the home of the Canadian ambassador. If found, they will likely be executed as spies.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2013
HEAVILY FAVORED "Argo" won the Academy Award for best picture last night, but there was a silver lining for Philadelphia. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her role as a troubled widow determined to woo a bipolar man (Bradley Cooper) in "Silver Linings Playbook. " The shot-in-Philadelphia movie had earned eight nominations - this was the only win. The excited 22-year-old Lawrence tripped on her way to the stage. "I feel bad that I fell. This is really embarrassing. This," she said, looking at her new Oscar, "is nuts.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2001 | Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
Weather permitting, turntablists are taking it to the streets: DJ Envy is down from New York tonight for Delaware Valley First Friday's all-night block party. (Call for location: 215-465-5065.) Milkyway, Nat Rahav, Cozmic Cat, Lorne, Koji, 99 and Argo hold down Markward Playground Saturday. Later, the sounds move indoors when Argo, 99 and Ray G spin for the after-party at Bennie's. Urban radio listeners can party with Correy Ak at Brave New World the same night. On Wednesday, house and techno heads should get to Fluid to hear Sean Cusick.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2003 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
"I hesitate to give it a genre," 99 said when explaining the format of "The Four Headed Hydra" tonight at Fluid. That's understandable once you read the other names on the flyer: Koji, Argo and Jolah. Those out and about have been acquainted with Koji's Brazilian music collection, and as 99 pointed out, "Jolah's got the crazy underground hip-hop [and] Argo has the jazz covered. " With all of the sounds being represented tonight, it seems inevitable that all clubgoers will be pleased.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
John Sheardown, 88, an unflappable Canadian diplomat in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis who helped shelter six U.S. "house guests" until they were secretly shuttled out of the country, died Sunday at an Ottawa hospital. He had Alzheimer's disease, said his wife, Zena Sheardown. On Nov. 4, 1979, an Iranian mob seized the U.S. Embassy and took 52 Americans hostage in retaliation for Western support for the recently deposed shah. As was retold in the Ben Affleck film Argo , six Americans managed to evade the hostage-takers.
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May 8, 2001 | By Dominic Sama INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Henri Pierre Sall?, 77, of Ardmore, who as a youth fled the Nazis in an improbable escape that included pedaling 400 miles on a bicycle and then joining a submarine crew, died of cancer Thursday at his home. Mr. Sall? worked as a carpenter in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey after World War II, specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic buildings. He also owned several apartment buildings in the suburbs. He retired in 1986. Mr. Sall? was 17 when Nazi troopers in 1940 visited his home in Paris and sought to take him away to a work camp.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
1. "Top Gun: Limited 3D Edition" Surprisingly deep aerial thrills in the new Blu-ray 3-D transformation. An upgraded surround-sound mix helps. (Paramount) 2. "Jack Reacher" Tom Cruise plays a death-defying, lone-wolf maverick here, too, with an even better (sleuthing) story line and spectacular car chases. (Paramount) 3. "Trouble with the Curve" Baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) in the autumn of his years bonds with game-lovin' daughter (Amy Adams). And you with yours?
NEWS
February 22, 2013
IN MOST OSCAR races, the only can't-miss prediction is that folks will be asleep before 10:30. Including a few hosts. James Franco comes to mind. So let's hear it for the movie year that was 2012 - a slate of great movies that people actually care about, pointing to an Oscar night that promises to be among the most intriguing in recent history. Culminating in the Oscar for . . .   Best picture The experts say Philly's "Silver Linings Playbook" has no real chance.
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December 11, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Attention film geeks: These books are for you! And for your loved ones, and for your movie-obsessed cousins and nephews, grandparents and best pals. And for you, if you want to immerse yourself in the world of moving images - even when you're nowhere near a theater or a smartphone, sitting on your sofa, or in a cafe, not a remote control or flat screen in sight. Just the pages of a book. From an epic and authoritative chronicle of the Oscars to behind-the-scenes anecdotes of filmcraft, to a deep, detailed exploration of digital imaging, to ridiculously captivating photos of film gods and goddesses and their canine friends, the season is a time for Hollywood-themed books.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
1. "Top Gun: Limited 3D Edition" Surprisingly deep aerial thrills in the new Blu-ray 3-D transformation. An upgraded surround-sound mix helps. (Paramount) 2. "Jack Reacher" Tom Cruise plays a death-defying, lone-wolf maverick here, too, with an even better (sleuthing) story line and spectacular car chases. (Paramount) 3. "Trouble with the Curve" Baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) in the autumn of his years bonds with game-lovin' daughter (Amy Adams). And you with yours?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
MOVIE STUDIOS get sued a lot. They get sued by disgruntled writers ("Hey, you stole my idea!), P.O.'d producers ("Where are my residuals?")Hollywood looks bad in Iranian suit and angry actresses ("My contract says you have to provide private electrolysis for my bikini line!"
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2013
HEAVILY FAVORED "Argo" won the Academy Award for best picture last night, but there was a silver lining for Philadelphia. Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her role as a troubled widow determined to woo a bipolar man (Bradley Cooper) in "Silver Linings Playbook. " The shot-in-Philadelphia movie had earned eight nominations - this was the only win. The excited 22-year-old Lawrence tripped on her way to the stage. "I feel bad that I fell. This is really embarrassing. This," she said, looking at her new Oscar, "is nuts.
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Argo , the Hollywood-saves-the-day thriller based on declassified CIA accounts of the rescue of six U.S. embassy workers during the Iran hostage crisis, capped its awards-season sweep with the 2013 best picture Oscar at the end of a long, long 85th Academy Awards ceremony. The Oscar was announced live from the White House by first lady Michele Obama. Argo glommed three Oscars in all, in a year when the trophies were spread around. Life of Pi had the biggest batch, with four gold statuettes, including Ang Lee for best director.
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
    It was supposed to be Lincoln vs. Zero Dark Thirty , Spielberg vs. Bigelow, the Great Emancipator vs. the CIA girl who hunted down bin Laden. But then, on Jan. 10, they actually announced the Oscar nominations. Kathryn Bigelow's name, shockingly, wasn't on the best-director list, and senators and Pentagon-ers had raised flags about the film's depiction of "enhanced interrogation techniques. " Zero Dark Thirty lost its momentum. So Lincoln and Steven Spielberg had it in the bag, right?
NEWS
February 22, 2013
IN MOST OSCAR races, the only can't-miss prediction is that folks will be asleep before 10:30. Including a few hosts. James Franco comes to mind. So let's hear it for the movie year that was 2012 - a slate of great movies that people actually care about, pointing to an Oscar night that promises to be among the most intriguing in recent history. Culminating in the Oscar for . . .   Best picture The experts say Philly's "Silver Linings Playbook" has no real chance.
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February 22, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IF THERE'S going to be a best-picture upset on Oscar night, "Silver Linings Playbook" stands the best chance of being the surprise winner. That's what Oscar watchers say. Problem is, they add, there's not going to be an upset. "The short answer is no, it's not going to win. Sorry to disappoint all of the movie's Philly fans," said Benjamin Eckstein, oddsmaker at America's Line, a nationally syndicated odds service. "Right now, 'Argo' is the favorite, and it's a huge favorite, with "Lincoln" in second," said Eckstein, known to longtime Daily News readers as Vegas Vic. "Argo" is a prohibitive 1-to-5, "Lincoln" is 5-to-1.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
AS IF Lindsay Lohan doesn't have enough problems, numerous gossip sites are reporting that her crazy parents are both writing books. Her mom, Dina , is penning a tell-all about her intensely insane relationship with Lindsay's father, Michael , and Michael is writing a book defending his parenting skills - I Am Not Daddy Dearest . . . If I Can Turn It All Around, So Can You ! But don't you have to actually turn it around first?   BAFTA goes to 'Argo' Ben Affleck 's Iran-hostage drama "Argo" has won best picture at the British Academy Film Awards.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | By David Germain, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The CIA thriller Argo continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. SAG's lead-acting honors Sunday went to Jennifer Lawrence for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship in the lost-souls romance Silver Linings Playbook and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War epic Lincoln. The supporting film awards Sunday went to Anne Hathaway of Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones of Lincoln.
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