Mark Zuckerberg has spoken out on The Social Network a couple of times before, once on Oprah—”I’m going to promise you, this is my life, so I know it’s not so dramatic”—and then again in an interview with Mashable—”We build products that 500 million people see… If 5 million people see a movie, it doesn’t really matter that much”. In neither of those instances did he elaborate too heavily on what issues, if any, he had with the film and its portrayal of him. Now, finally, Zuckerberg has taken to task the veracity of the picture, pinpointing what he believes to be its biggest disconnect from reality. Read More »

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Whenever a great movie comes out portraying real-life events, I’m always left wondering what the real people who inspired the movie might have thought or taken away from the film. And David Fincher‘s The Social Network is a good example of this type of film. We’ve already heard Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s dismissive response: “We build products that 500 million people see… If 5 million people see a movie, it doesn’t really matter that much.” And we’ve heard that the Winklevoss twins liked the film: “”It’s a great generational film, it’s very entertaining,” Cameron Winklevoss told CTV “From my perspective, the filmmakers tried to tell three different sides of a story. I don’t think there (are) any conclusions and it’s really up to the viewer to make their own decision.” But what about Eduardo Saverin, who was played in the film by Andrew Garfield?
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“The Michael Bayifier” is a website which lets you transform your photos to make them appear as if they were directed by Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock, Armageddon). Unfortunately the site doesn’t include a filter to transform the background into one of Bay’s infamous platinum sunsets.

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In late 2009, screenwriter Derek Haas (Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma, The A-Team) created a website called Popcorn Fiction, which he described as “a place where new popular short fiction could flourish, and Hollywood could have a new resource for cultivating great ideas.”

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Watch This: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious

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Louis CK’s Hilarious was one of my favorite films at the Sundance film festival this year. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been reduced, so thoroughly, to a useless pile of tear-filled laughter than when I watched this concert film. For months now, I’ve been wondering whatever became of Hilarious, but fortunately I’ve had Louis’ wonderful FX show to tide me over in the meantime.

Today, I discovered that Epix HD is now streaming Hilarious online for FREE. All you need to do is head on over to their website and request an invite code by entering your e-mail address (they’ll send you something for confirmation). Then, just go and watch the film! Check it out, laugh your ass off, then let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.

Should Wikipedia Articles Contain Movie Spoilers?

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The NYTimes has an interesting piece up today about whether Wikipedia should contain movie spoilers in its articles. The Times holds up two exemplars of the trend: the Wikipedia articles for Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap and the recently-released documentary Catfish. Is the online encyclopedia justified in including every single plot detail of every movie its contributors care to write about?
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

New York Magazine has an awesome seven page cover story on David Fincher‘s The Social Network. If you’re not yet excited for the movie you should check it out. If you’re already excited for the film, the article is a must read.

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You might not recognize Fred Fox Jr‘s name, but he is the screenwriter credited for writing the now-infamous “Hollywood 3″ episode of Happy Days which involved Henry Winkler as Fonzie waterskiing over a shark. The term “Jump The Shark”, coined by Jon Hein (now of the Howard Stern Show), refers to the precise moment when a television series went downhill. Thirty three years after the episode aired on television, and twenty years after the term entered the pop culture lexicon, Fox has come forward to defend his work.
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Should IMDB Display Age Listings?

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The Wrap is reporting that the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) is embroiled in a controversy over whether or not to list ages in its database. Several influential Hollywood guilds, led by the Writers Guild of America, West, are trying to get members the right to remove their birth dates from IMDB. IMDB, though, isn’t too keen on the idea.
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