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Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’


Oscar buzz for a based-on-true-events drama


By Lori Hoffman

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Anna Kendrick, Oscar nominated for Up in the Air, has been gaining traction as a young movie performer to watch (the Twilight movies, 50/50) but her musical skills were first revealed nearly fifteen years ago when she earned a Tony nomination as a 12-year-old for High Society on Broadway. She is the anchor of Pitch Perfect, a movie that owes its existence to the success on TV of Glee. This college take on an a-capella group competition is a mild satire that provides a few good laughs and terrific performances by Kendrick, as a DJ who reluctantly joins an all-female singing group, and Rebel Wilson, as a confident, oversized member of that group, the Barden Belles. Look for Kendrick to be declared a major star in the next few years.


Argo **½ (out of four stars)


Directed by Ben Affleck; rated R


Pitch Perfect **½


Directed by Jason Moore; rated PG-13


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