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10 Reasons We’d Like Armie Hammer To Be Our Prince Charming

Because Hollywood is a magical place where ideas sprout in twos, there are currently two Snow White movies in the works—one starring Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen and the other with Julie Roberts as the Meanie Mirror Looker. Charlize’s project seemed to be in the lead when Kristen Stewart was cast as Snow White and Viggo Mortensen signed on to be the hunter charged with killing her. But, finally, score one for the Julia Roberts version. It was just announced that “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” has found its Prince Charming, and it’s Armie Hammer of “The Social Network.” [Huffington Post]

This news makes me very, very happy. After the jump, 10 reasons I adore Armie. Keep reading »

Jesse Eisenberg Says Dressing Up For Awards Shows Is Like Going To A Bar Mitzvah

“I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews. … I have this general sense of feeling like I don’t belong, even though I’ve talked to some other people that very much belong and they have the same feeling. I think it’s a room full of insecure actors, which is ultimately very comforting.”

Jesse Eisenberg, who is up for the Best Actor Oscar for “The Social Network,” gives a great analogy for awards season. As for the Academy Awards being “a room full of insecure actors?” Well, I’m just loving that description. [People] Keep reading »

Jesse Eisenberg And Mark Zuckerberg Come Face-To-Face On “SNL”

Ahh, “Saturday Night Live.” Thank you for making our interwebian dreams come true. On Saturday’s episode, Jesse Eisenberg of “The Social Network” hosted and in his opening monologue, shared with us his knowledge of the menstrual cycle. Soon after, he was joined on stage by (Andy Samberg and) Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook creator who Jesse portrayed not-so-flatteringly in the movie. It was every bit as awkward as we all imagined. Oh, but I did have a few breakthroughs while watching: First, I realized that these two dudes share the second half of their last names. And also that Zuckerberg sounds a lot like a not-so-happy Kermit the Frog. Keep reading »

Aaron Sorkin Responds To Critiques Of Misogyny In “The Social Network”

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“The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is just like you—when he is pissed off about a blog post, he takes to the comments section! Sorkin, who wrote “The Social Network,” left a long comment on a blog post written by TV writer Ken Levine, who reviewed the movie. Another commenter, calling themselves Tarazza, posted a comment which said she loved the Facebook movie except for “the lack of a decent portrayal of women.” With the exception of Rashida Jones‘ character, Tarazza wrote, the women in the movie “were basically sex objects/stupid groupies,” adding “kinda makes me think that Aaron Sorkin (though I love his writing) failed the women in this script. Kind of a shame considering he’s written great women characters like C.J. Gregg!” (The female communications director on “The West Wing.”)

Sorkin then took to Ken Levine’s blog himself. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “The Social Network” Stars Facebook Geniuses, Trophy Girlfriends

  • Women in “The Social Network” (i.e., the Facebook movie) are not computer programmers, silly! They are just trophy girlfriends. In real life, however, Mark Zuckerberg’s right-hand man is a … woman. Or maybe that’s the “fiction” part? [Salon.com]
  • A 20-something male-to-female transsexual in Hong Kong has lost a court battle to marry her boyfriend. [BBC]
  • In the mid-90s, a Department of Defense employee operated a Museum of Menstruation out of his suburban basement. If that sounds creepy, it wasn’t. Amanda Hess at TDB.com interviewed Harry Finley on why the Museum of Menstruation closed up shop. (But don’t worry — it can still be found online!) [TDB.com]

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Trailer Park: “The Social Network,” “Let Me In,” “Freakonomics,” “Case 39,” “Barry Munday”

As we’re coming up on Halloween, the movie theaters are being flooded with horror movies. As if the world wasn’t a scary enough place, for the next month, you can sit in a dark room with strangers and watch the blood splatter! Even the non-horror genres often present some terrifying truths, so really there’s no way to be safe, but isn’t that what this adventure called life is all about? Go out there and see a movie — at the very least it will remind you that life could be worse! Keep reading »

If Someone Made A Movie About Twitter …

The upcoming Facebook flick — “The Social Network,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake — looks hella dramatic. Waaay too serious for a movie about the thing that brought the world Farmville. Far more interesting? A movie about Twitter.

Oh, by the way: “The baby just pooped. #turdalert” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Is The Facebook Movie Supposed To Be A Horror Film!?


Who knew “The Social Network” was supposed to be a horror flick? The Facebook movie trailer makes CEO Mark Zuckerberg look like Lucifer himself! Guess life as a entrepreneurial billionaire isn’t all poking and Farmville. [YouTube] Keep reading »

The Facebook Movie Poster Looks Kinda Heavy

“You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” This poster for “The Social Network,” aka the Facebook movie, makes it seem like those nerds are “The Tudors” or something. What, no poking? [IMDB] Keep reading »

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