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Movie Quote of the Day – The Social Network, 2010 (dir. David Fincher)


Cameron Winklevoss: What, do you want to hire an IP lawyer and sue him?
Divya Narendra: No, I want to hire the Sopranos to beat the shit out of him with a hammer!
Tyler Winklevoss: We don’t even have to do that.
Cameron Winklevoss: That’s right.
Tyler Winklevoss: We can do that ourselves. I’m 6’5″, 220, and there’s two of me.
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New Trailer For Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar”


Words cannot express how much I cannot wait for this movie. This new trailer (watch it here at Apple trailers) makes me want to watch it even more. I pretty much love everything I’ve seen out of Leonardo DiCaprio for the last ten years and Armie Hammer looks to be following up his breakthrough turn in The Social Network last year with another show stopping performance.

The film is set for a November 9th release.

15 Breakthrough Performers of 2010


Many of the stars on last year’s list continued to dominate cinema in 2010; and just like last year a few of the stars on this year’s list have been working for quite some time, but in 2010 they’re finally getting their due.

Andrew Garfield made his debut in 2007 in the not-well received Lions For Lambs and the under-seen Boy A. Last year he was fabulous in Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, sadly that too went a little under the radar. This year, however, Garfield had two stand-out performances: as Tommy in the much-debated adaptation of Never Let Me Go and as Eduardo Saverin in David Fincher Best Picture contender The Social Network. Garfield has received multiple nominations for his performance in the latter and is widely considered a front-runner for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination next week. He’s also been named the new Spiderman, which has begun filming already and is due out in theaters in 2012.

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Toronto Film Critics Like “The Social Network,” Armie Hammer Snags Supporting Award


Best Picture: The Social Network
Runners-Up: Black Swan and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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David Fincher’s “The Social Network” Eloquently Defines A Generation


I started college in August of 2004 at the University of California, Berkeley. At that point Facebook was only at a handful of universities, Cal being one of them. In September 2004 the first of several lawsuits were filed against Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. At that point everyone I knew at college, which was not many people, had a Facebook profile. Actually it was still called “The Facebook” in the URL. I shared this story because having been through practically all the changes Facebook has gone through in the last six years, made watching David Fincher’s new film The Social Network like reliving college all over again. There were so many little things, Eisenberg on his LiveJournal among others, that made me have little tinges of nostalgia for a time that isn’t really even all that long ago. I was sort of amazed that Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin were able to capture the essence of my generation, an essence I have been trying to explain to my father for years now, so effortlessly while themselves being so removed from it. Really though, Fincher is so good a recreating eras it’s not all that surprising.


Minor spoilers after the cut.

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