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SORKIN CANCELS HIS FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

June 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The writer of The Social Network, the movie about Facebook, has closed his Facebook account. Appearing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Aaron Sorkin acknowledged that his views about social media in general may make him sound like a Luddite or “like a grumpy old man sitting on the porch yelling at kids.” […]

THE KING’S SPEECH BIG WINNER AT U.K.’S BAFTAS

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The King’s Speech dominated Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film, which also is touted as a probable big winner at the Oscars in two weeks, received seven awards, including best film and best British film. Colin Firth was presented the leading actor award for his performance as the stammering King […]

SORKIN, NOLAN WIN WGA MOVIE AWARDS

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Aaron Sorkin won the best adapted screenplay award for Sony’s The Social Network at the WGA Awards ceremony Saturday night. Sorkin’s screenplay was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Christopher Nolan won the WGA original screenplay award for Warner Bros.’ Inception. In accepting his award, Nolan called for an end to […]

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 […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS OSCAR NODS

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bowed and curtsied to The King’s Speech today (Tuesday) as they bestowed 12 Oscar nominations on the movie, including best film, best director (Tom Hooper), best actor (Colin Firth), best supporting actress (Helena Bonham Carter), best supporting actor (Geoffrey Rush), screenplay (David Seidler) and editing […]

THE KING’S SPEECH DOMINATES BAFTA NODS

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Coming as no surprise whatsoever, The King’s Speech dominated the announcement of nominations for Britain’s BAFTA awards, the equivalent of America’s Oscars. The critically acclaimed film, which is also a frontrunner in the Oscar race, received an impressive 14 nominations, including best film, best British film, best actor (Colin Firth), and best director (Tom Hooper). […]

TAX REBATES HELP PAY STARS’ HEFTY SALARIES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A report on Wednesday that 25 percent of Massachusetts’s film tax credits goes to non-resident actors earning more than $1 million is likely to generate renewed controversy over such payments. The Associated Press, which reviewed the state’s Department of Revenue report on the tax credit program, reported on Wednesday that $82 million of the $330 […]

BARBS FLY AT NY CRITICS AWARDS

January 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While most movie award presentations are generally gushing with praise, gratitude, and congeniality — the exception, of course, being the annual Raspberry Awards, but that’s generally an event staged with such humor that the winners (losers?) in each category are usually not miffed about their selection. But such was not the case at Monday night’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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