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April 14, 2014

David Fincher Passes on Steve Jobs Biopic

The project would have reteamed him with "The Social Network" writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.More…

January 24, 2014

Sony Adapting Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In

The Facebook exec's nonfiction bestseller is headed for the screen.More…

March 13, 2013

Netflix Lobbying Yields Enhanced Facebook Integration

Basically, all of your fancy online friends are going to know what you've been watching.More…

September 22, 2011

10 Famous Films That Fail the Bechdel Test

Film School Rejects lists some major hits that surprisingly fail Alison Bechdel's benchmark.More…

August 23, 2011

Alex Winter Plans Napster Doc

Calls the tale of the fallen filesharing giant "a fascinating human story."More…

January 29, 2011

Awards Tour: Directors Guild of America Winners

The Directors Guild of America has been in the awards game for decades ? in 1938, it bestowed an "Honorary Life Member" award to the legendary D.W. Griffith, and in 1948, it inaugurated its Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film honor, which went to Joseph Mankiewicz for A Letter to Three Wives. Since then, the Guild has expanded its roster of superlatives, handing out hardware for everything from daytime soaps to documentary features. It?s also nearly flawless as a barometer for the Best Director Academy Award. Only guild members can vote for nominees, which were announced on Jan. 12, and the winners were announced in a ceremony on Jan. 29.More…

January 22, 2011

Awards Tour: 2011 Producers Guilds Awards Winners

Not to be confused with the golf association, the PGA is the trade union for TV and movie producers around the globe. For the past 22 years, the guild?s membership has distributed prizes to the best TV and film productions, as well as lifetime achievement awards to important figures in the industry. Nominations were announced on an. 4, and this year's ceremony was held on Jan. 22 and hosted by super-producer Judd Apatow.More…

January 21, 2011

Is David Fincher the Director Who Defines This Generation?

Heading into awards season behind some of the best reviews of his career, David Fincher inspires the folks at Moviefone to ask: is he the definitive director of this generation?More…

January 16, 2011

Awards Tour: Golden Globe Awards Winners

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards announced their film nominations for the 2010 movie year at 5am this morning. Winners will be announced on television Sunday, January 16th.More…

January 11, 2011

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Social Network and Piranha

This week brings us a few anticipated choices on home video, starting with David Fincher's much talked about biopic of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. It's since been revealed that many of the details in the film may have been fictionalized, but that hasn't detracted from all of the Oscar buzz surrounding it. Then, we also have a surprisingly well-received horror remake by Alexandre Aja, and our last new release brings us a poorly received animated film. Aside from those, there are also a couple of new films getting the Criterion Blu-Ray treatment, a couple of classics getting anniversary editions, and a Sergio Leone drama in hi-def for the first time. Check out what's new this week!More…

January 10, 2011

Awards Tour: Social Network Dominates 2010 NSFC awards

Here are the results of the National Society of Film Critics vote. The Society is made up of 61 of the country's most prominent movie critics.More…

January 6, 2011

The Social Network Returns to Theaters on Friday

If you missed seeing "The Social Network" last year, don't fret: it'll sneak back into 600 theaters for a brief run, starting tomorrow. More…

January 4, 2011

The Social Network: Columbia's Best Hope for Best Picture Since 1988

If "The Social Network" wins Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, it'll end an almost 25-year drought for Columbia Pictures.More…

January 3, 2011

David Fincher Talks The Social Network, Dragon Tattoo, 20,000 Leagues, and More

With "The Social Network" under his belt and highly anticipated new versions of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" coming up, David Fincher sat down with Collider for a rare interview.More…

January 3, 2011

Tarantino's Favorite Films of 2010

Quentin Tarantino has released his list of his 20 favorite films of 2010, and what's on top may surprise you.More…

December 14, 2010

2010 "Black List" Screenplays Announced

The 2010 Black List has been released -- and if past years are any indication, it contains at least one future Oscar nominee.More…

December 13, 2010

Awards Tour: The Social Network Wins New York Film Critics Online

Somewhere deep in the black heart of New York City, a shadow organization known as The New York Film Critics Online held their annual gathering, rewarding the best films released in 2010. Par the course, The Social Network took home best film and David Fincher rose to the top as best director.More…

December 13, 2010

Awards Tour: New York Film Critics? Circle Loves Social Network

The New York Film Critics' Circle (not to be confused with New York Film Critics Online) have announced their 2010 winners, with -- surprise, surprise -- The Social Network collecting the top award. Also of note: The Illusionist pulling top animated honors over Toy Story 3. More…

December 13, 2010

Awards Tour: New York Film Critics? Circle Loves Social Network

The New York Film Critics' Circle (not to be confused with New York Film Critics Online) have announced their 2010 winners, with -- surprise, surprise -- The Social Network collecting the top award. Also of note: The Illusionist pulling top animated honors over Toy Story 3. More…

December 13, 2010

Awards Tour: The Social Network Wins Los Angeles Film Critics Association

The Social Network continues its hot streak as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association rewards it with top honors of the year. The LAFCA awards have shown the most varied winners this year so far, putting the spotlight on lesser-loved films like Carlos, The Ghost Writer, and Mother.More…

December 2, 2010

Awards Tour: The Social Network Dominates National Board of Review Awards

The first major awards ceremony of the season, the National Board of Review, have announced their winners, with commercial and critical darling The Social Network dominating.More…

October 13, 2010

Aaron Sorkin Responds to Social Network Criticism

"The Social Network" has enjoyed some of the year's most positive reviews, but it's also come under fire for its perceived sexism. Now, Aaron Sorkin tells his side of the story.More…

October 11, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Still Friends With The Social Network

Strong word-of-mouth allowed The Social Network to remain at number one at the North American box office and beat out three new releases. The Katherine Heigl comedy Life As We Know It and the Diane Lane drama Secretariat both scored decent debuts but neither was big enough to unseat the buzzworthy Facebook film which enjoyed the smallest second weekend drop of any film opening at number one this year. More bad news for Universal and the 3D movement came from the poor performance of the horror film My Soul to Take which barely debuted in the top five. Overall the marketplace was sluggish with the Top 20 taking in just $88M for a double-digit fall compared to last year.More…

October 4, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: America Likes The Social Network

Following weeks of tremendous buzz and critical raves, Sony's The Social Network led the box office this weekend bringing in an estimated $23M from 2,771 screens for a per screen average of $8,300. The film, which follows the creation of the popular social networking site Facebook through the eyes of those involved, has gotten some of the loudest buzz of any movie of 2010. Already considered an early front-runner in the Oscar race, the tale of Mark Zuckerberg and company opened with around the same numbers as other adult films released this same time of year. Just a few weeks ago The Town opened with $23.8M and an almost identical per screen average. And four years ago another early Oscar heavyweight, The Departed, opened the first weekend of October to $26.9M on its way to a total gross of $132.4M and of course, a Best Picture win. Exit surveys for The Social Network showed the audience was 53% female and 55% were over the age of 25. A solid B+ from Cinemascore shows that so far audiences are enjoying what they're seeing, but only time will tell if the movie can carry this momentum throughout the rest of the year.More…

October 1, 2010

Critics Consensus: The Social Network Is One Of The Year's Best

This week at the movies, we've got Internet pioneers (The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake), a juvenile vampire (Let Me In, starring Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPhee), and a cree (Case 39, starring Renée Zellweger and Ian McShane). What do the critics have to say? In only a few short years, Facebook has morphed from a campus-wide phenomenon to revolutionizing the way that we communicate and share information. If The Social Network offers an embellished account of the site's genesis, critics say it's still a remarkable piece of filmmaking -- David Fincher's virtuoso direction and Aaron Sorkin's brisk, intelligent script make the Certified Fresh The Social Network on of the best-reviewed films of the year.More…

October 1, 2010

Total Recall: David Fincher's Filmography

He's given us aliens, serial killers, cerebral thrillers, shocking endings, and a glimpse of Brad Pitt as an old man -- and now, with The Social Network, David Fincher has helped turn the story of Facebook into one of the most eagerly awaited (and best-reviewed) films of 2010. With that kind of track record, folks will bend the rules for you once in awhile, and in that spirit, we've decided to dedicate this week's feature to Mr. Fincher's filmography, presented in chronological order. He may not have enough movies to his credit to round out a Top Ten, but many of the ones he has made are among the most compelling of the last 20 years. But don't take our word for it -- let's see what the critics have to say, Total Recall style!More…

September 30, 2010

Ten Movies That Defined Their Generation

Even before its release, "The Social Network" is being hyped as a generation-defining movie -- but only time will tell if it earns a place alongside the other films on this Moviefone list.More…

September 27, 2010

Armie Hammer Discusses The Social Network, Looks Back on George Miller's Justice League

He plays the Winklevoss twins in "The Social Network" -- and he almost ended up playing Batman in George Miller's "Justice League." Armie Hammer discussed both in a recent interview.More…

September 21, 2010

Aaron Sorkin on Writing The Social Network

Did you roll your eyes when you heard a movie about the origins of Facebook was in the works? Aaron Sorkin knows you aren't alone -- and in this New York Magazine profile, he tells his side of the story.More…

September 20, 2010

The Social Network: 21st Century Story, Timeless Themes

"The Social Network" might have been inspired by cutting-edge technology and the most popular website of the moment, but as a recent New York Times profile makes clear, the story was made from decidedly old-fashioned ingredients.More…

September 14, 2010

Music Video Directors Who Made the Jump to the Big Screen

With new films from Mark Romanek and David Fincher on the fall schedule, Bullz-Eye was inspired to assemble a list of music video directors who broke ranks for the big screen -- and it's longer than you might think.More…

September 3, 2010

Friday Harvest: Black Swan pics, Resident Evil: Afterlife clips and more

Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. Enjoy!More…