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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies, and you don’t make a movie this ambitious without making a few mistakes. But how can a movie about Facebook even be good? It can’t. This isn’t a movie about Facebook. It’s not even a movie about the guy who made Facebook. It’s about how in this day and age, friendship is so easily gained, and so easily deleted. However, the critics have gone out of control on this movie. I am here to tell you it isn’t as good as they say it is. It’s not our generation’s The Graduate or anything like The Godfather, as they would have you believe. It’s frankly not even close.  It is one of the better movies out this year, however, and that’s still pretty good. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

Don’t listen to the marketing campaign – Catfish isn’t the movie they want you to think it is. The posters ominously warn you to not “let anyone tell you what it is,” and seem to suggest some sort of thriller or horror flick. It’s unfortunate that they resort to making you play guessing games in order to see this film. With a story that’s driven primarily by events occurring on the internet, and a plot that constantly has you questioning the truth from those in front of and behind the camera, Catfish captures life in 2010 in a way that few other movies do. I’ll try to avoid giving away any of the specifics in this review, but it’s impossible to discuss this film without changing the way you’ll perceive it. If you want to go in with no preconceptions at all, stop reading now. Otherwise, read on. (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

UPDATE: Full Movie Review

I give the first half of this trailer a 0, and the second half a 5. Somehow that averages out into a 4, don’t ask me how. What is this movie about?! I mean, I know it’s probably something lame and stupid, but still this marketing is genius. This movie looks horrible, yet, I really want to know what happens. I mean is this chick actually dead? Is it all a big practical joke? Is this all staged? I’d bet money on it. I find it hard to believe that something genuinely bizarre (whatever it is) just “happened” to happen while they were shooting a lame documentary about finding a chick on Facebook. Movies about online-dating are nothing new. They at least go as far back as 1998 with AOL’s feature-length commercial “You’ve Got Mail”, if not further. This looks more like “The Social Network” mixed with “The Blair Witch Project”. I also don’t like this apparent trend of amateurish looking movies that pretend to be documentaries. In any case, their marketing stunt worked. I’m (cautiously) interested, but my gut tells me it’s gonna suck. Still an interesting trailer, regardless.

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

Enjoy this mashup I found of two David Fincher Movies!

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

David Fincher is a personal favourite of mine. Fight Club is, in my opinion, one of the most important film of the 90s…and in cinema history (and thus, was fairly ignored at time of release), which automatically makes every project he does of a fair amount of interest to me. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was loved by the Oscars, and has pretty much completed Fincher moving from having his first film in the limelight (Aliens 3), to moving away from it (Se7en, The Game, Fight Club), and then back to the mainstream (Benjamin Button). Very little in the year 2010 is more mainstream than Facebook, and that is exactly what Fincher is tackling in his latest movie, The Social Network. The trailer itself does not tell anything new about the story, which itself is a fairly interesting story about a company that everyone in the Western world knows. The subject matter should secure it as a box office success, but will it get the same love that Benjamin Button got from the award givers…? I doubt it, but it does not seem to be too bad, I certainly hope that Fincher can make something with a bit more depth than maybe another director may have done. Hopefully Fincher can make it something more than just a story about Facebook, but we will just have to wait and see. To be fair to Fincher, he has given himself an uphill battle here, at least from cinema-snobs. Social Networks are bound to be a matter of hate for them, and having Justin Timberlake in an important role is just asking for a backlash! But, I am sure Fincher can do something pretty interesting with The Social Network.

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[Author: Alex Miller]

Awhile back we wrote up a story called “Directors You Should Know About — Duncan Jones (Moon)”. Well Duncan Jones himself was nice enough to send us the twitter message seen above. Looks like he’s already done filming “Source Code” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and it will indeed be released in 2011! I can’t wait! Be sure to subscribe to our new Facebook/Twitter pages to automatically get all the latest updates on the film!

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[Author: Alex Miller]

Based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal”, “The Social Network” looks to successfully translate a book about a website into a movie. Still with me? Good. (more…)