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"Facebook: The Awful, Awful Movie will tell the story of how Mark Zuckerberg invented binary digits as a toddler and the web browser in his Harvard dorm in 2004, and how every single person in the world joined up by 2007 to play Scrabulous Wordscraper. The planned sequel, to be filmed simultaneously, tells how Facebook solves conflict in the Middle East, cures breast cancer and, in Soviet Russia, pokes you."
Everyone's talking about Aaron Sorkin's, (the man behind some of our favorite TV shows and movies like The West Wing, Sports Night, A Few Good Men) new project - a Facebook movie - and he used Facebook to do it! Which got us to thinking; who will play main character Mark Zuckerberg? Luckily, we are not the only ones thinking about it - Valleywag and CNET have weighed in with the most comprehensive lists (this from Paul Carr is the weirdest) - their favorites (and one of our own) are above.
Funny thing, we ran Zuckerberg's photo through the facematching section of myheritage.com, and we got this:
Go HERE for photos from the after party by Hayley Proudfoot
The Editor in Chief of Marie Claire Magazine, Joanna Coles, hosted an award ceremony, and a red carpet screening event for my favorite producers, Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni. They received the 2008 US State Department Anti Trafficking Heroes Award from the Ambassador Mark Lagon, the director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in the State Department. After the ceremony, everyone continued on the the after party at Mansion, where they were able to raise more than ten thousand dollars for the campaign.
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Last night, I attended the Pineapple Express premiere at the Lowe's theatre on 19th street. I had no idea what the movie was about, except that it was made by the "Superbad" guys and was about stoners. Perfect. Pineapple Express was exactly the kind of inappropriate bathroom humor that I hate to love. You didn't have to be stoned during the first 30 or so minutes to sneak some laughs in (though I'm sure a decent percentage of the crowed was). However, as the movie turned from being a lighthearted comedy about two pot heads and their golden discovery, into an outlandishly silly action thriller, the buzz started to wear off (literally, I imagine for the tokers).
At 28, Jordan Galland has finished his first feature length movie, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead" a vampire comedy involving Shakespeare and the Holy Grail, starring Jake Hoffman, Devon Aoki, Johnny Ventimilgia, Kris Lemche, Ralpha Macchio and Jeremy Sisto, with a cameo from Bijou Phillips. We are obviously behind in posting on this. However, a movie by the ever talented, native New Yorker Galland, with a soundtrack by Sean Lennon is worth mentioning, albeit late; and should be enough to get us all excited...
John Lurie, of Lounge Lizards fame, stars in this 1984 indie classic about trying to find paradise on this side of the Atlantic. Ex-Hungarians Willy and his cousin Eva lead lives on the fringe, searching for the American dream, and finding instead NY without the skyscrapers and Florida without the palm trees. Writer/director Jim Jarmusch shoots on black and white, and pulls off a lot of long, still shots that freeze these restless 20-somethings in great scenes that highlight their static lives. The only problem with the movie is that it ends too soon.
[L.A. Reid, Eliza Dushka, Erica Reid at Bottle Shock Party in Southampton. Photos by Rob Rich]
"Bottle shock" is a temporary condition of wine characterized by muted or disjointed fruit flavors. It often occurs immediately after bottling or when wines (usually fragile wines) are shaken in travel....It is also a film opening tomorrow about by Randall Miller, about a small California winery and the shock waves it set off in 1976 when it beat out the most exalted French wines in international competition (The Judgement of Paris).
The film stars Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Eliza Dushku, and Dennis Farina.
For those of you who have not already seen or heard about the movie Holly, we can't encourage you enough to go see it. As we have written before, it offers a good look at the problem of child sexual exploitation, and the efforts of groups like Redlight Children to combat it. The filmmakers, Guy Jacobson and Adi Ezroni, (pictured above) have been invited to film festivals across the world, and received great reviews, as filmmakers and humanitarians. More»
Warning: This post may contain some spoilers, but then again it's about Batman, as if there was anything to spoil. The caped crusader will obviously fight Joker with the help of character shields, as if you didn't know that anyway.
I didn't go to see the Dark Knight harboring illusions that it was going to be anything more than a pretty good rendition of the famed comic book hero protecting the streets of Gotham, unfortunately, it tried to be way more and came up way short as a result. Sometimes less is more....
[Image via filmsintompkins]
A welcome trend across our fair city is the growing number of outdoor movie offerings. But in the heat we're suffering through now, not everyone might want to ride a crowded subway to Bryant Park or Brooklyn. Luckily, Films In Tompkins has brought cinema al fresco to the East Village.
[Image via nycgovparks]
Regardless of whether it is an overarching appreciation for classic 1940s films, or if the label of something being FREE in New York City is an attention grabber – Bryant Park was overflowing with New Yorkers last night. From the hip of hipster to the guy who just got out from a long day at Citi to the mom in her floral dungarees, the HBO Monday Night Free Summer Film Festival showings always seem to draw an eclectic crowd.
Saturday, May 18
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.