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"The Social Network" explores the moment at which Facebook, the most revolutionary social phenomena of the new century, was invented -- through the warring perspectives of the super-smart young men who each claimed to be there at its inception. The result is a drama rife with both creation and destruction; one that audaciously avoids a singular POV, but instead, by tracking dueling narratives, mirrors the clashing truths and constantly morphing social relationships that define our time. Drawn from multiple sources, the film captures the visceral thrill of the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making -- and the way it both pulled a group of young revolutionaries together and then split them apart.
Here at Movieweb, we have an outspoken group of individuals who make up our online community. And they contribute quite a bit to our site in terms of what films the paying public should and shouldn't see. This year, they have compiled their own personal lists to find out which five films of 2011 were the most talked about and loved last year, here on this site. They also picked through their least liked movies, and found which single title reined as the "Movieweb Movie of the Year".
Movieweb Users Moviegeek, Slysnide and Diaigma got both the top five and bottom five lists started in our User Forums, where quite a few readers chimed in on what they considered to be the best of the best, and the worst of the worst, seen on-screen in 2010.Read More
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held tonight at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. Take a look at the complete list of winners below. And in case you missed it, check out the live chat we hosted during the event right here.
Toy Story 3Read More
The 2011 Oscars are happening now! Chat with your friends about what's going on right now on the red carpet! And stay tuned for our live updates as the winners are announced!
ORIGINAL SONG:"We Belong Together"; Music & Lyrics by Randy Newman - Toy Story 3Read More
Oscar prognosticating is a dicey business. If you're wrong you look like a schmuck and if you're right, well, who cares? It's not like you're predicting the outcome of a political election or a revolution. And any true film buff too often confuses his or her own personal taste for that of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which is a notoriously motley crew or 5,800 or so loons if ever there was one). Do not ever confuse them with cinema aesthetes as they are anything but. It doesn't mean they vote with their pocketbooks (see The Hurt Locker beating the mega-hit Avatar last year) but you can't expect them to vote for the high-brow intellectual movies as much as you might wish they would.
Betting in an Oscar pool is as important as betting on the Super Bowl. It's more fun to watch if you have money riding on the outcome - otherwise its just four hours of watching people in better physical shape than yourself duke it out in a pointless contest. So this week I'll take a look at the current state of the Big 8 Races. Next week I'll give you (very valuable) advice on whom to mark on your ballot based on any last minute maneuvering (ballots from Academy members aren't due back until February 22nd) in the big races as well as all those other technical awards which are truly where these pools are won or lost.Read More
The Social Network is currently available on both Blu-ray and DVD. One of the special features involves the process actor Armie Hammer went through to portray both Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, along with actor Josh Pence as the stand-in. A brand new, extended featurette about that process has just been released, and you can take a look at the video below.
The Social Network, which is nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture, is available on Blu-ray and DVD. Take a look at the special features below.Read More
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the AXA Equitable Center in New York City.
Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.Read More
Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in ceremonies attended by film and television's leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET), 9 p.m. (CT), 8 p.m. (MT) and 7 p.m. (PT).
The complete list of recipients of the Screen Actors Guild Awards follows.Read More
The nominations are in for The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, which airs on ABC Sunday, February 27th, 2010 @ 6:30pm/3:30pm.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.Read More