The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Around this time last year a movie titled “Life of Pi” was released and was touted in the critics circle for its brilliant cinematography. While Ben Stiller’s “Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” based on the 1939 shirt story by James Thurber, may not be receiving quite the awards buzz, it is still a spectacle to behold.

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The new political thriller “Argo” will be released on Oct.12 following much buzz from critics.

The film follows the “Canadian Caper,” the CIA mission, in conjunction with Canadian officials, to extract six Americans from Iran during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980. The six had escaped from the American embassy after it was taken over by protesters of American support for the royal Shah of Iran, who had been deposed by revolutionaries a year earlier. The people remaining in the embassy were held there for 444 days.

The movie begins with the escape of the Americans into hiding at the Canadian ambassador, Ken Taylor’s(Victor Garber), home. Plans began to take shape at the state department of an exfiltration, after Canadian officials gave an end date for refuge.

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