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Jack Kirby And The Argo Caper: How The King Of Comics Saved Six Lives

Literally one of the first panels of the show, Jack Kirby’s Consciousness, Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light, Barry Ira Geller, and the Real Argo had Barry Ira Geller, former film producer, and Mike Royer, comic artist and former Kirby collaborator, take fans through Lord of Light, Argo, and the Jack Kirby interconnections between them, celebrating Kirby's endless[...]

Michael Parks, The Man Who Played Jack Kirby, Passes Away

Some of his most recent work was appearing as Howard Howe in Tusk and as comic artist Jack Kirby in Argo.Smith's post about Parks may be the most fitting tribute of all.I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away Michael was, and will likely forever remain, the best actor I've ever[...]

Heavy Metal Partners For Two Comic-Con Exclusive Prints

Embassy workers in Iran in 1979 as depicted in the Ben Affleck movie Argo.They have prints of the 14 Kirby pieces in color along with prints by Chris Burnham inspired by the work Kirby did on the film.According to Variety, Heavy Metal is trying to make a big splash with a few exclusives for[...]

Jack Kirby "Argo" Art Sells Well Above Estimates

The two pieces of Jack Kirby art that were crucial in the CIA's plan to save the hostages from Tehran as depicted in the movie Argo, went under the gavel today and did far better than expected Both pieces were expected to bring in $10,000.00. The piece entitled Planetary Control Room went for $23,900. And Pavilions of[...]

Jack Kirby Artwork Immortalized In Argo Goes To Auction

Anyone who saw the movie Argo knows the story of how the CIA put together a fake Sci-Fi movie as a cover for a cover extraction of six Americans hiding in the Canadian embassy during the Iran hostage situation in 1979 Part of the cover story was to have storyboards drawn up for the movie[...]

Lincoln And Argo Lead The 2013 Golden Globes Nominations

Lewis has been nominated for Best Actor, Sally Field for Best Actress, Spielberg for Best Director, the film itself for Best Motion Picture Drama, Tommy Lee Jones for Best Supporting Actor, with Tony Kushner in line for a potential Best Screenplay award, and John Williams down for Best Original Score.Another big contender is Ben Affleck's[...]

What We Learned From Ben Affleck About Argo

Finally released in UK cinemas today is the Argo, a based-on-truth thriller about a CIA hostage rescue operation masquerading as the making of a sci-fi movie.It's the third film from Ben Affleck and no, really, there can't be much doubt now that the chap actually knows how to make a film I might have some issues with[...]

London Film Festival Preview 16th-21st Of October

Brendon is 99% sure it's going to be Hitchcock.ArgoI have seen Argo but my full review won't go live for a little while Unfortunately it's sold out but I will say that if you have a ticket.. well, done. [Brendon says: I've seen it Contrived climax aside, this really works Recommended]Great ExpectationI have also seen Great[...]

London Film Festival Launch: Tim Burton, The Absentee Master And Pastries

It could be a great eleven days for film across London, from the festival opener of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie to Mike Newell's Great Expectation as the festival closer.There are also other significant attractions, such as a 4K Restoration of David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's The Manxman with live performance of[...]

"I'm Not Working On The Justice League" – Ben Affleck

A shot in the dark? Well, a shot by candle light, maybe.Affleck has his picture Argo gearing up for release I look forward to finding out what he's moving on to next. Ben Affleck has told the Canadian press in no uncertain terms that he's not working on a Justice League movie The report at[...]

Argo To Feature Cameos Of The Actual Escapees

But this is the first we've had from a diplomatic reception.In 1979, six Americans who had avoided being taken hostage in the US embassy in Iran by hiding in the Canadian embassy, were able to escape the country by ths US and Canadian governments being able to persuade Iran that they were making a sci-fi[...]


Ben Affleck Tapped To Adapt Stephen King's The Stand

Ron Howard's The Dark Tower, latterly Dark Pile of Rubble) but that "the studio loves Affleck."They'd have him script and direct, presumably as his fourth film after Gone Baby Gone, The Town and the in-production Argo And maybe his fifth - this story isn't going to fit in a single movie.Maybe sixth too[...]