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FACEBOOK AND NETFLIX FORM AN ALLIANCE — BUT NOT IN U.S.

September 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Reed Hastings joined Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s f8 conference on Thursday, where the two announced a joint arrangement that would allow Canadian users to connect their Facebook and Netflix accounts to see what their friends are watching and quickly order up a movie or TV show for streaming via the Facebook […]

NOT SO GLORIOUS A KING?

February 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually every film “based on” a real event or a real person is eventually picked apart by critics who find inaccuracies in it. Last year, for example, Fair Game, the movie that dealt with the “outing” of CIA operative Valerie Plame by the Bush administration, was blasted from the right and left for distorting actual […]

TIME‘S TIMING GREAT FOR SOCIAL NETWORK

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a case of fortuitous timing, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year just as the movie about him, The Social Network, is being considered for top awards recognition and a month before the film’s DVD/Blu-ray release. The movie is prominently mentioned in the Time cover story and […]

FACETIME CREATOR CRITICIZES FACEBOOK MOVIE

October 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that The Social Network presents a gross distortion of what actually occurred at the time of Facebook’s origins. Speaking to Stanford University’s Y Combinator startup school on October 16 — and reported Wednesday in the Hollywood Reporter — Zuckerberg said that the writers gave the story a Hollywood spin. “Kind of […]

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 […]