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NETFLIX ALLOWING FREE HOUSE OF CARDS VIEWING

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to hook potential subscribers on its original series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, Netflix said today (Friday) that it is making the first episode free to anyone visiting its website. In a statement, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. “By offering the first episode for free, including to non-members, we are opening up […]

AT THE BOX OFFICE: ON THE NINTH DAY OF XMAS

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Christmas box office may have got off to a relatively slow start, but it is bouncing back at midweek. On Tuesday, for example, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol added $9.6 million to its domestic gross, which now stands at $86.2 million. Overseas it has earned another $170 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $256.2 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As is the case with The Adventures of Tintin, which also opens over the Christmas holiday period, the critics are poles apart over The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Although he gives it 3 1/2 stars, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times concedes that he prefers the 2009 Swedish version. David Fincher, he writes, “is […]

NETFLIX TO AIR ORIGINAL TV SERIES

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Online movie rental company Netflix, which has been increasingly aiming to become more “TV-like” by phasing out mail deliveries and emphasizing its ability to stream films and TV shows online, may acquire an original series, House of Cards, directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. According to Dateline.com, the Netflix deal, involving 26 episodes […]

SOCIAL NETWORK, KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT TOP WINNERS AT GLOBES AWARDS

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film Sunday night, while The Kids Are All Right won for best comedy or musical. Social Network’s David Fincher also collected the Golden Globe for best director. In the acting categories, Natalie Portman and Annette Bening won for best actress in a drama and best […]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK NAMED BEST FILM BY NAT’L BOARD OF REVIEW

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network, regarded as a strong contender in the Oscar race, received a suitable lift-off Thursday when it was voted best picture of the year by the National Board of Review, the group that historically launches the motion picture awards season. The group also gave top honors to the film’s star, Jesse Eisenberg, its […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

October 1, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Reviews don’t come much friendlier than those for David Fincher’s The Social Network, written by The West Wing‘s Aaron Sorkin and starring Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times awards it four stars, writing, “David Fincher’s film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its […]

ALONG CAME THE NEW SPIDER-MAN

July 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Following a lengthy search, Sony has selected British-American actor Andrew Garfield to take over the Spider-Man role from Tobey Maguire. Garfield, 26, whose looks and demeanor suggest that he could be Anthony Perkins returned from the dead, is already well known in the U.K. for his starring roles on television dramas, but he is virtually […]