Facebook has starred in movies, we’ve seen a movie about Facebook and now, for the first time, you’ll be able to watch movies on Facebook. Warner Brothers just announced they’ll be the first movie studio offer movies directly to Facebook. Starting March 8, they’ll “begin testing an offering of selected movies for purchase or rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook movie Pages.” The first film available is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, the most financially successful movie in Warner Brothers history. If you “Like” the movie on Facebook, you can choose to rent it for $3 and then watch the movie, comment during it, pause it and more, right on your Facebook page, for 48 hours. In the near future, you’ll also be able to purchase full movies and do the same thing.  Read more details after the jump. Read More »

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Do you know what’s cooler than $140 million dollars? Anything more. And that’s what Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are trying to get from Facebook, more than the $140 million their initial settlement entitled them too.

The twins, who play a major role in David Fincher’s film The Social Network, were back in court this week arguing that they were swindled by their 2008 settlement. The film itself reported that the settlement the Winklevosses signed was for $65 million but apparently now its worth more along the lines of double that, probably thanks to the success of Facebook and their resulting stock options. Even so, soon after they signed the deal, the twins were so upset that they accused the lawyers who helped them sign that settlement of malpractice, and lost.

Now this week Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, played by Armie Hammer in the soon to be Oscar-nominated film, were back in court and it doesn’t look good. Read more details after the break. Read More »

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the-social-network-posterThis week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the passing of several great cinema icons, praise the brilliance of Louis CK, and delve into the state of online journalism and film criticism. Special guest Anthony Ha joins us from VentureBeat.

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Ep. 117 – Catfish (GUEST: Katey Rich from CinemaBlend)

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catfishThis week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the relevance of the short list of directors to take on Superman, share thoughts on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Legend of the Guardians, and try to unravel the truth behind Catfish. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinemablend.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us on Sunday (10/3) at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Social Network.

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piranha-posterThis week, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley reflect on the ethics of basing a film on a true story, share their thoughts on Johnnie To, and praise Bong Joon Ho’s directorial debut, Barking Dogs Never Bite (now out on DVD). Special guest Tasha Robinson from AV Club joins us for this episode.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next week on Sunday night at 10 PM EST on Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Kids Are All Right.

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David Fincher’s The Social Network is one of /Film’s most anticipated films of the year, and it will soon be upon us. The New York Film Festival is premiering the film next month, but the buzz from those who have seen it already is overwhelmingly positive.

One place that’s not a source of praise for the film, however, is the company on which the film is based. Top Facebook executives have already seen the movie and they aren’t fans, believing it to be loaded with fabrications. Zuckerberg himself recently declared that the film and the book, Accidental Billionaires, on which it’s based on are “fiction.” Hit the jump for more details on the conflict between Facebook: The Company and Facebook: The Movie.
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Fincher and Sorkin adapt The Accidental Billionaires

No surprise that a lot of us were skeptical when Facebook: The Movie was announced, but because Aaron Sorkin (someone who describes himself as ‘computer ignorant’) was tapped to write, you had to wonder what was up. Now ScriptShadow has a review of the script, currently titled The Social Network, and he says it is “a story about greed, about obsession, about our belief that all the money in the world can make us happy. But it’s also unpredictable, funny, touching, and sad.” Read More »

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transformers 2 imax poster bigIn this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley share their feelings on an Uncharted movie; get excited about a Facebook film based on Ben Mezrich’s new book; try not to think about the American Werewolf in London remake; mourn the passing of an influential pop star; and find there’s a lot less to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen than meets the eye. Special guest Eric Vespe (AKA Quint) from Aint It Cool News joins us.

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