Posts tagged as Argo

'SNL' Review: Ben Affleck and the End of an Era

What a weepy week it was for comedy nerds. NBC packed a double-whammy of goodbyes, with The Office's poignant series finale last Thursday, followed by Saturday's season finale of Saturday Night Live and final episode to feature Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (perhaps) Jason Sudeikis as regular cast members, which was announced only days before. It is indeed the end of an era, not just for the network, but for TV comedy as a whole, and we will talk plenty more about this changing landscape over the coming days, weeks, and months.

Unlike last year's farewell to Kristen Wiig, which had a best-of-Wiig vibe that unfortunately repeated itself a week [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Argo'

Although it would be quite a stretch to call Ben Affleck's movie about the 1979 Iran hostage a comedy, Argo is exceptional enough and has just the right amount of comedy in it for us to recommend it. Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Bryan Cranston round out the cast of CIA and Hollywood guys pretending to make a sci-fi movie in order to get a group of Americans out of Iran. The movie won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes and Ben Affleck took home best director, so get the DVD (or the Blu-Ray combo pack) if you haven't seen it yet and [...]