Stills and official synopses for ‘Argo,’ ‘Gangster Squad,’ and ‘Magic Mike.’


Based on true events, the Ben Affleck-directed thriller chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.

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Based on Paul Lieberman’s series of articles entitled ‘Tales From the Gangster Squad,’ the film is a colourful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD’s efforts to keep Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen and other East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

Cast: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Patrick.

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Set in the world of male strippers, Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike’ stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Mangianello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, and Adam Rodriguez.

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