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Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW

This is a little off the beaten online business path (the usual subject area of WebProNews), but this is SXSW. This also happens to be one of my favorite filmmakers and a great film. Robert Rodriguez took time to speak …

Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm? Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm?
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You may find yourself doing a lot more than just “liking” a movie on Facebook in the near future. There’s a chance that Facebook could become your go-to movie rental destination.┬áHere’s who should be worried about this: Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, …

Oscars: The Social Network Wins 3 Academy Awards
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The Academy Awards show was last night, and The Social Network won 3 Oscars, after being nominated for 8

The Social Network was up for: Best Picture, Best Direction, Actor in a Leading Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music (Original Score). It won Best Adapted Screenplay, Film editing, and Music (Aaron Sorkin, Angus Wall/Kirk Baxter and Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross respectively).   

No “Actors” for The Social Network

Awards season has been kind to The Social Network. At the Golden Globes, the film won Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Score (Trent Reznor), and Best Picure, Drama. Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield had been nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for their roles as Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin respectively.

The Social Network Receives 8 Academy Award Nominations

The Academy Awards nominations list has just been released, and everybody’s favorite Facebook movie is up for 8 awards. These include: Best Picture, Best Direction, Actor in a Leading Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music (Original Score). 

Having heard about two decades worth of Trent Reznor’s musical offerings, I think the word "original" is a bit of a stretch these days, but the score did work for the film, if you ask me. 

Justin Timberlake, Aaron Sorkin Discuss “The Social Network”

Comedy Central was all about The Social Netork last night. The Daily Show had Justin Timberlake, who portrays Sean Parker in the film, and The Colbert Report had Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter. 

Timberlake says he’s "ridiculously stupid with computers".  He calls Zuckerberg a "brilliant mind".  

Movie Review: The Social Network (The Facebook Movie)
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It’s not often I get the opportunity to write movie reviews for WebProNews, because it’s not often that major motion pictures are released about subjects within our general scope of coverage. I had the opportunity to attend a screening of The Social Network last night, so it seems appropriate that I offer my thoughts about the film here. 

What’s Going on With That Twitter Documentary?

Last year, we interviewed Siok Siok Tan, who was getting a documentary about Twitter off the ground. Now, Twittermentary is nearing the end of the production cycle.

"We are gearing up for a sneak preview in NYC on Oct 7th 6-9pm at Roger Smith Hotel," Tan tells WebProNews, giving us an update about what’s going on with the film. 

The Missing Credit of “The Social Network”
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Last year, Facebook settled a trademark dispute with Aaron Greenspan, CEO of Think Computer Corporation and Harvard classmate of Mark Zuckerberg, who built houseSYSTEM, a section of which was called "The Universal Facebook".

Netflix Enters Deal with Epix to Stream More New Releases

Netflix has entered a new deal with Epix, through which it will let Netflix users instantly watch new releases and library titles from Epix. The movies will begin streaming on September 1, and include content from Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM.

How The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is Marketed Online
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Online ad firm Unicast reached out to us to talk about how it is helping the makers of The Twilight Saga engage the series’ fanbase online "where others have failed", and how the film industry is increasingly looking to online ad platforms to drive sales.

Animators Collaborate on Facebook All the Way to the Theaters

Last fall, Mass Animation, which calls itself the largest global animation collaboration ever, posted an invitation on Facebook for artists around the world to collaborate on the making of an animated short film. This film is now getting a theatrical release this week with Columbia Pictures’ Planet 51 release. It’s called "Live Music."

Transformers 2 is Huge for Online Ticket Sales

Online ticket vendor Fandango had a big day courtesy of the US release of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The movie came out today, technically starting at midnight last night.

UK Launches Search Engine For Films

The UK Film Council has launched a new Web site that is focused on being a comprehensive search engine for films.

FindAnyFilm.com, which the council bills as a Google for films, contains over 30,000 unique films in 20 genres. The genres include action, foreign, classic, thriller, Bollywood and Drama. Users can search by mood, location or using keywords.

YouTube To Stream Full-Length Feature Films

The most popular video site on the web, YouTube has long been in negotiations with movie studios to stream full-length feature films. And while there are still a lot of details to be hammered out, sources say that the deal could be complete in thirty to ninety days, according to CNET reports today.