“Argo,” the story of a stealth mission to rescue a group of U.S. hostages from Iran in 1980, was voted best film at the British Academy Film Awards, or Baftas, last night. Its director Ben Affleck also won.
Ben Affleck ’s new film, “ The Town ,” oozes Boston flavor. The sophisticated crime thriller features nasal accents, the Bunker Hill Monument , a shootout at Fenway Park and local lingo such as “Toonies,” which is what natives of traditionally blue-collar Charlestown call newcomers who have gentrified their neighborhood.
Time Warner Inc.’s “Argo,” the film about the rescue of American hostages from Iran more than 30 years ago that won the Academy Award for best picture, is “a weak movie” and “insulting” to Iranians, the country’s envoy to the United Nations said.
Doug Parker, returning to the carrier where he began his career, has a vision: He sees American Airlines vaulting to the top of the industry’s major financial benchmarks just three years after the merger he orchestrated with US Airways Group Inc.