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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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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

One of the things that continually amazes me about zombie films is that whenever it seems they’ve been completely played out, an innovative director comes along and puts a new spin on the genre. Still, there’s lots of schlock out there, and most of the time I approach a new zombie film much like I would an actual zombie: cautiously. When news about a forthcoming Cuban zombie film called Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead) broke in May, my skepticism-meter was reading pretty high. Fortunately, any doubts I had were erased when I saw the awesome teaser trailers for the film. I recently spoke with director Alejandro Brugués (who was kind enough to take a break from preparing to shoot the film to exchange some emails), and it’s clear that he’s a huge zombie fan who is really happy to be making this film. Keep reading for some exclusive information about the film as well as the teaser trailers. (more…)

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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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Trailer Review:

[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…)