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Ben Affleck’s “Argo” trailer heads from Hollywood to Iran


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Ben Affleck has proven he’s a directing force to be reckoned with thanks to his critically acclaimed hits “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town,” and it seems like he’s going to be going three for three with his latest film, “Argo.” The first trailer for the movie has arrived via The Film Stage, and we’re already convinced that it’s going to be Affleck’s best film yet.

The movie is based on the crazy-but-true Wired article by Joshuah Bearman called “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Fick To Rescue Americans from Tehran.” You can get the basic premise of the movie from the trailer, but it follows Affleck’s character Tony Mendez as a CIA member who comes up with a way to get six American hostages out of Iran following the sacking of the US embassy. He heads to Hollywood and decides to pose as a Canadian film crew trying to shoot their movie in Iran as a way to rescue the stranded Americans.

The plot is intriguing enough (especially because it’s a true story) but we also can’t help but be impressed by the movie’s cast. Bryan Cranston has been killing it over at AMC’s “Breaking Bad” over the past half a decade, and we’re glad to see he’s been getting so many film roles recently. He looks like he knocks another one out of the park in this flick, and are thrilled that he has such a leading role.

“Argo” also stars John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Schilling, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy and Clea DuVall. We weren’t exaggerating about this movie’s all-star cast. It’s due to hit theaters on October 12, right in time for awards season to start heating up.

What did you think of the trailer for “Argo”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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