18 February 2013 12:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

This week: Ben Affleck directs and stars in the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, "Argo," which tells the incredible true story of how the CIA helped get six Americans out of Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis by having them pose as Canadian filmmakers.

Also new this week is the creepy horror film "Sinister" starring Ethan Hawke, a new version of "Anna Karenina" starring Keira Knightley and the Blu-ray 3D debut of "Top Gun."


Box Office: $124 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% Fresh

Storyline: "Argo" tells the declassified true story that unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. After militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran and take 52 Americans hostage, no one notices that six escape and hide out at the home of the Canadian ambassador. The CIA assigns "exfiltration" specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to execute a plan to get the six safely out »

- Robert DeSalvo

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