‘Say Anything?’

Posted by · 9:13 am · February 10th, 2011

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“The Winklevoss twins and I are childhood friends. They say they’re the real founders of Facebook.”

Posted by · 8:54 am · February 9th, 2011

Well, if you say so.

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Zucks on SNL

Posted by · 11:11 am · January 30th, 2011

I haven’t even watched this yet. I hear it was a grand show, though:

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Working on Zuck’s “likability”

Posted by · 8:21 am · January 18th, 2011

Over at The Envelope, Claudia Eller and Jessica Guynn are wondering the same thing I was when I watched Scott Rudin accept his Golden Globe for Best Picture Sunday night: “Rudin’s thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and Co. at the Golden Globes suggest that the production’s and company’s relations have improved. But have they?” They write: […]

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Seven years to the day

Posted by · 10:28 am · January 3rd, 2011

Sony’s campaign for “The Social Network” sure is moving along swimmingly.  As if the critics’ groups didn’t give the film enough of a headwind going into the voting frame of phase one, the film is hitting DVD and Blu-ray January 11, a scant three months after theatrical release and right in the middle of the […]

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12/16 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: TIME mag as a cog in the PR wheel, Miramax strikes deal with Weinsetin, 2010

Posted by · 8:34 am · December 16th, 2010

• Steve Pond calls TIME Magazine’s (somewhat dubious) selection of Mark Zuckerberg as Person of the Year “the niftiest bit of Oscar promotion anybody has gotten this year.” [The Odds] • Sophia Savage spotlights the standout performances of 2010. [Thompson on Hollywood] • Newly acquired Miramax strikes a sequel deal with The Weinstein Company. [Deadline]

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TIME fuels the ‘Social Network’ fire

Posted by · 9:26 am · December 15th, 2010

You’ve probably heard by now that Mark Zuckerberg has been named TIME magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year, a selection that couldn’t dovetail any more neatly with “The Social Network”‘s currently roaring Oscar campaign if the film’s publicists had engineered it themselves. After all, what’s really being acknowledged here: Zuckerberg’s own achievements over the year, […]

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10/19 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Steinfeld’s ‘Grit,’ Zuckerberg on accuracy of ‘Social Network,’ Poland’s barbs for de Abreu

Posted by · 9:37 am · October 19th, 2010

• Anthony Breznican chats briefly with “True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld. [USA Today] • Sasha Stone on seat-seeking and saving in the grand theater of Oscar season. [Awards Daily] • Mark Zuckberg says the framing device for “The Social Network” is inaccurate.  He just likes building things, okay? [Thompson on Hollywood]

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Samberg as Zuckerberg on SNL

Posted by · 8:45 am · October 11th, 2010

A different, but related clip after the jump.

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Zuckerberg gets Simpsonized

Posted by · 8:53 am · October 4th, 2010

One more clip from last night’s episode after the jump.

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10/4 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: On Gekko and Zuckerberg, Oscar season on Twitter, clamoring for ‘Social’ reactions

Posted by · 8:46 am · October 4th, 2010

• Peter Lattman sits down with “Inside Job” director Charles Ferguson. [Dealbook] • A.O. Scott on the drive and determination of Gordon Gekko and Mark Zuckerberg. [New York Times] • Scott Feinberg puts together a massive, comprehensive list of Oscar contenders and pundits on Twitter.  Follow away! [ScottFeinberg.com]

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9/28 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Stuart passes, Zuckerberg gets a comic book, ‘Back to the Future’ celebrates an anniversary

Posted by · 9:34 am · September 28th, 2010

• Gloria Stuart dies at 100. [Associated Press] • Mark Zuckerberg: the comic book. [Hollywood Reporter] • AMC Theatres will take 40 cities across the U.S. “Back to the Future” for the film’s 25th anniversary. [Script to Screen]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 33 — ‘Social Network’ front-running, Gibson persona non grata and why ‘The Fighter?’

Posted by · 3:44 pm · September 24th, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, a one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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Zuckerberg on Oprah

Posted by · 1:58 pm · September 24th, 2010

Read about his announcement here. Of course, Oprah, ever the soft-lob interviewer, brings up the thought-process that Zuckerberg’s announcement is convenient given the NYFF bow of “The Social Network” today. He calls the film “fun” and says, “Trust me, it’s my life and I know it’s not that dramatic.”

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Zuckerberg times his generosity well

Posted by · 11:16 am · September 23rd, 2010

The official line may be that beleaguered Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg isn’t really on board with “The Social Network” — even if the Twitterverse yesterday was abuzz with rumors that he attended a screening in his Sunday best — but whatever his attitude to David Fincher’s film about his rise to fortune, the 26 year-old […]

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‘Waiting for Superman’ does Oprah

Posted by · 9:36 am · September 23rd, 2010

I offered up my thoughts on Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for Superman” back when the film played the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.  My position is that the film, however emotional, doesn’t necessarily tell us anything we don’t already know and plays loose and fast with facts in order to slightly sensationalize the issue. All […]

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Schemers trying to control their little worlds

Posted by · 9:10 pm · September 14th, 2010

It’s intriguing that two of the most press shy entrepreneurs of the internet age – Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker – have suddenly participated in two dense magazine profiles this month.  It’s almost as if there was a film depicting key moments in their lives set for imminent release and they want to set the […]

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Defriending ‘The Social Network’

Posted by · 3:39 pm · August 22nd, 2010

With David Fincher’s “The Social Network” already accruing positive buzz ahead of its New York Film Festival premiere next month, its handlers would do well to pre-empt the inevitable pushback over matters of factual accuracy — complaints that have already dogged the film’s sloppy source book, Ben Mezrich’s “The Accidental Billionaires” (discussed at length in […]

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