All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Social Network’

Natalie Portman in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. According to Deadline, Portman may have a major role in the film that is struggling to get off the ground. Sony dropped its backing for the project completely last week, and it was picked up by Universal. The screenplay was written by The Social Network‘s …

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Mark Zuckerberg Gripes About Social Network Movie

When Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stepped into a live Q&A session last week, it’s impossible to know if he expected to be asked about the movie The Social Network. The film hit in 2010; maybe Zuckerberg figured it was old news and wouldn’t come up. But this was Zuckerberg’s first public Q&A and was being streamed live. It …

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Mark Zuckerberg Was Just a Little Hurt by ‘The Social Network’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held a Q&A on his own site, fielding questions about a variety of topics including your page’s organic reach problems and his decision to make everyone download an entirely new app to use Messenger. He also talked about that time David Fincher made a big ol’ Oscar-winning movie about him. Basically, he said they made …

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Jessica Chastain Replaced by Rooney Mara in ‘The Secret Scripture’

Jessica Chastain has apparently dropped out of The Secret Scripture and will be replaced by Rooney Mara. Back in March The Irish Independent reported that Jeremy Irons (The Mission, Reversal of Fortune) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (August Rush, Match Point, The Tudors) were in negotiations to join Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave (As You Like It, Atonement, Julia) in the adaptation …

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Kate Mara Asked Rooney Mara for David Fincher Advice

SPOILERS BELOW… House of Cards star Kate Mara, 31, admitted in a recent interview that she asked her sister Rooney Mara for advice on working with director David Fincher in the hit Netflix series. “I ask my sister for advice if I’m ever questioning whether to take a job. I called her for advice on Fincher when I first started …

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Tinder Gets Its Own ‘Social Network’-Inspired Creation Story

Swipe-focused dating app Tinder is apparently helping people find the loves of their lives. Some have argued that the app has even solved the problem of online dating for women. I bet you were dying to know the story – the real story – behind one of the hottest matchmaking apps around. No? Ok. That’s good, because this is just …

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“Fortunately,” Nobody Confuses Armie Hammer with a Real Winklevoss

Armie Hammer, aka the guy who played (both) Winklevoss twins in 2010’s The Social Network, stopped by Conan to talk about his upcoming role as The Lone Ranger, being tall, and more. Eventually, the conversation shifted to his role in the great movie about Facebook’s creation. Hammer talks about not having a twin despite Hollywood’s insistance, the Winklevii, and being …

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Mark Zuckerberg & His Olympian Harvard Roomie Played A Lot Of Playstation

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We know that he felt jaded by a former girlfriend and created Facebook in an attempt to prove his worth to her and all of the other Harvard elitists that wouldn’t let him in their exclusive clubs. No, wait – that’s the …

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Internal Facebook Correspondence Made Public

Remember the scene in The Social Network when Facebook Co-founder and CFO Eduardo Saverin (played by Andrew Garfield) has his shares diluted by Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker and comes storming into Facebook headquarters demanding to know why it was done… Even though the real Mark Zuckerberg has said the story portrayed in that movie is not how it really …

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The Social Network, Told Via Facebook Timeline [Infographic]

I know that there are a lot of infographics out there, covering almost every conceivable topic under the sun – and you might be tired of being inundated with them. Some of them are better looking than others, some are more informative than others, and some are just more interesting that others. But I wanted to share this one with …

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The Filtered Network: Instagram Invades The Facebook Story

Do you remember sitting in the theaters and seeing the preview for The Social Network for the first time? That super serious trailer with the creepy cover of Radiohead’s “Creep,” and the dark, foreboding David Fincher touch on what seemed to be a less-than-serious topic? “Holy Hell, they’re making a movie about Facebook? And it kind of looks like Zodiac …

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Tyler Winklevoss Is A Ninja Turtles Fan

It’s always fun to learn more about the personalities of the Silicon Valley celebrities that we read about day to day. The Winklevoss twins may not be day-to-day news these days (though they certainly were at the peak of The Social Network’s buzz), but they do tweet a lot, and give spectators of the Twitterverse little tidbits about themselves that …

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Divya Narendra (Of Co-Founding ConnectU With The Winklevii Fame) Joins Twitter

Divya Narendra, the guy that co-founded ConnectU with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has joined Twitter. The Winklevii have been fun to keep up with Twitter, particularly when they reference Facebook. Hopefully Narendra’s presence will add to that equation. His only tweet so far: @DivyaNarendraDivya NarendraHello World, I mean Twitter. 18 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto Not all that compelling, …

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Oscars: The Social Network Wins 3 Academy Awards

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).   

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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.

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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. 

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The Social Network Wins 4 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes were last night, and The Social Network (the movie about the founding of Facebook), did pretty well, as expected. The film was nominated for six awards, and won four. 

Director David Fincher (whose work also includes Seven and Fight Club) won Best Director. Aaron Sorkin (of A Few Good Men and West Wing fame) won Best Screenplay. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who scored the film, won Best Score, and the movie itself won Best Picture, Drama. 

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The Social Network Comes to DVD and Blu-Ray, Continues to Rake in Money

The Social Network, the hit movie depicting the founding of Facebook, makes its way to DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday. Sony Pictures Entertainment said last week in a press release that it was set to cross the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office, before being re-released in 600 theaters in the U.S. on Friday. 

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The Social Network Runs Away with Weekend Box Office

The Social Network led the box office over the weekend. The film, which opened on Friday, took in $23 million, opening in 2,771 theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo. 

The film grossed more than doubled the number 2, 3, and 4 movies – Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and The Town. There were only two other major releases to open at the same time: Case 39 and Let Me In. These both brought in only just over $5 million a piece. 

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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".  

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David Fincher Shares Real Thoughts on the Facebook Story

David Fincher, the director of The Social Network shares some interesting thoughts about the story told in the movie – the founding of Facebook. 

In a press conference following a screening of the film in New York, Fincher lets loose on his thoughts about how the situation among Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker went down. 

Fincher says calling the Mark Zuckerberg character an "asshole" is a "reductive and overly-simplistic" way of putting it. 

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Movie Review: The Social Network (The Facebook Movie)

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. 

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The Missing Credit of “The Social Network”

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".

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“The Social Network” Gets A Second Teaser Trailer

A second teaser trailer for David Fincher’s "The Social Network" has hit the web. Don’t get your hopes up though; no actual film footage was used.

Check it out for yourself below and tell us what you think.

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Trent Reznor Scores “The Social Network”

Trent Reznor, of NIN fame, recently said on his official site that he is nearing the completion of the score for “The Social Network”. If you are unfamiliar with the film, it’s the story about the founding of Facebook starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake… among others.

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