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Updated Precursors Chart

With the influx of critics groups announcing their winners over the weekend, it’s time again to update the precursor chart. It looks like so far frontrunners include The Social Network (7 wins, plus on AFI’s Top Ten of 2010), David Fincher for Best Director(6 wins), Aaron Sorkin for Best (Adapted) Screenplay (6 wins) and Toy Story 3 for Best Animated Film (6 wins)

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“The Social Network” Named Best Film By The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

Seems like David Fincher’s film is picking up lots of momentum as Awards Season is beginning. The question is whether it can keep it up all the way through Oscar night. The Town won Best Ensemble again. Makes me wonder if it’ll get a SAG nomination. Sure looks like it.

Complete list of winners and nominees after the cut.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Fight Club, 1999 (dir. David Fincher)

Narrator: You met me at a very strange time in my life.

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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Auteur of the Week: David Fincher

David Fincher is one of my favorite directors. He is so insanely meticulous with his films. I think he’s created several of the most memorable films of the last twenty years. His latest film, The Social Network, looks to be nothing short of fabulous and I can’t wait to see it this weekend.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Se7en, 1995 (dir. David Fincher)

William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.

First Full Trailer for “The Social Network”

It looks SO GOOD. I cannot wait for this film. You can see the trailer here at Yahoo! Movies.

It’s My Birthday!

It’s my 24th Birthday today. Not sure how I feel about this. As Janet says in Singles, “Somewhere around 25 bizarre becomes immature.”  So I guess I have one year left to be bizarre!

I will also avoid getting any presents from Sean Penn.

Teaser Trailer for David Fincher’s “The Social Network”

It’s here! I so do not want to wait until October for this movie!

This trailer doesn’t show much of the film, but it surely does make me want more!

Poster for David Fincher’s “The Social Network”

I am beyond excited for this movie. David Fincher is one of my favorite directors and Jesse Eisenberg is one of the top up and coming actors working today. This poster is so fabulous. I cannot wait for the trailer to break.