The Social Network are set to reunite for Sex On The Moon

The Social Network are set to reunite for Sex On The Moon

The award-winning team behind The Social Network are set to reunite for Sex On The Moon. Scott Rudin, Michael DeLuca and Dana Brunetti - the team behind everyone's favourite Facebook film - have signed on to produce a film adaptation of Ben Mezrich's upcoming book, Sex On The Moon: The Amazing Story Behind The Most Audacious Heist In...

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The Social Network begins to win awards

The Social Network begins to win awards

The much-praised film centring on the history of Facebook has already started reaping the awards sown by David Fincher and team's hard work. The Social Network, which was made on a modest $50m budget and took $22m in its opening weekend, going on to gross $187m worldwide during its run in cinemas, has done rather well indeed. The film,...

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TFR Like The Social Network: a review

TFR Like The Social Network: a review

The Social Network is a film that will jolt you back to reality from the cyber-bubble so many of us live in. This clever, witty and somewhat scary portrayal of the beginnings of Facebook is worth watching whether you are addicted to it or a technophobe. The film begins with Mark Zuckerberg sitting in a bar with a girl he is dating. From...

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Next teaser trailer for The Social Network now online

If you've been waiting for a more visual idea of The Social Network, this isn't the live-action you're after, but it comes a very tense second. [caption id="attachment_1527" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="Young actor Jesse Eisenberg (left) has been cast to play Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (right) in the film."][/caption] The...

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Trent Reznor writing soundtrack for The Social Network

Anyone looking forward to the 'Facebook Origins' film Social Network? Well, if you're also a Nine Inch Nails fan, you're in luck - Reznor himself is putting the tunes to the colours and lights. By now, I'm sure that you've all heard about Social Network. The haunting and thrilling tale of how Facebook was born and its many challenges, betrayals...

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Swedish cinemas tackle gender bias head on

Swedish cinemas tackle gender bias head on

When you head to the cinema to watch a new movie, what kind of warning do you expect to be included? Sex, profanity, nudity and violence are all a given, but now it seems that gender bias could be next on the list. Cinemas in Sweden are introducing a brand new rating which highlights if a movie is gender biased. In the new system, to get...

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Jurassic World takes on Ty Simpkins as lead

Jurassic World takes on Ty Simpkins as lead

Hold onto your memories, folks, as Jurassic World draws ever closer with the announcement of its lead, Ty Simpkins. I'm really not sure how to feel about a new Jurassic Park film. Mostly, I'm interested simply because if you can contentedly sit and watch the third film, you could probably get through anything. But for now, it looks like The...

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Lohan and Sheen take on Scary Movie 5

Lohan and Sheen take on Scary Movie 5

Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan have both experienced ups and down in their career, but now the upcoming reboot of the never ending horror-spoof, Scary Movie, could just be the comeback they need. The David Zucker-helmed project is set to feature Mean Girls actress Lindsey Lohan and former Two and a Half Men comedy actor, Charlie...

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The Amazing Spider-Man – Review

The Amazing Spider-Man – Review

Our Spidey senses were tingling when we heard there was going to be a new Spider-Man film, but we weren't sure that the story needed to be told again. However, after watching The Amazing Spider-Man, we can confirm that while the story is rather predictable, it is definitely worth watching the geek-turned-superhero sling his rebooted web around the...

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Steve Jobs biopic finds a writer in Aaron Sorkin

Steve Jobs biopic finds a writer in Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin, the scriptwriter behind The Social Network, has finally been confirmed as the writer working on the Steve Jobs biopic. When doing biopics involving figureheads of the digital age, it seems logical to swing your idea past Aaron Sorkin. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay - because, let's face it, The Social...

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The Goon adaptation runs out of money

The Goon adaptation runs out of money

A computer-animated adaptation of the comic series The Goon has apparently run out of funding, says Paul Giamatti, the voice of Frankie. The Goon's unique in that it features a mob goon (the rather large, eponymous gentleman) and his short friend Frankie (predictably the angrier of the two) hanging out in a bar and beating up the undead. No,...

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Meanies Season comes to Sky Movies

Meanies Season comes to Sky Movies

Are you a fan of all things catty and sassy? If so, then get ready for a fantastic week when Sky Movies Drama & Romance show some 'meanie' classics over six consecutive nights. We've all seen them, laughed at their jokes or been disturbed by their sinister undercurrents. However you look at it, we love the idea of watching a film that...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – images and trailer

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – images and trailer

The first pictures and trailer for the screen adaptation of the New York Times best selling novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are here. The film stars Thomas Horn in his acting debut as eleven-year-old Oskar Schell, who goes on a journey of self-discovery after his father is killed in the tragic events of September 11. The story...

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Review

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Review

We knew it was going to be tense, disturbing and horrific, yet after watching this film you come away craving more. David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a brutally brilliant film in which nothing is as it seems. The film will have a battle for fans’ affections, as it attempts to give a Hollywood sheen to the cult 2009...

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The stars came out for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo première

The stars came out for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo première

The violent and twisted murder mystery film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, premièred last night at London's Leicester Square Theatre. Despite the rain and the cold, the stars of the film, Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Stellan Skarsgard, happily walked the red carpet last night to greet their fans. Roony Mara (The Social Network)...

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Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings

Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings

Ex-Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, is set to take on the role of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in upcoming thriller, Kill Your Darlings -  the first feature-length film to be directed by John Krokidas. Kill You Darlings, which was also co-written by Krokidas, is expected to detail the formation of the Beat Generation in mid-1940s New...

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George Clooney rumoured to play Steve Jobs in Sony production

George Clooney rumoured to play Steve Jobs in Sony production

George Clooney is in the running to play the innovative inventor, Steve Jobs, in a film about his life. However, the Hollywood actor - sometimes referred to as the 'silver fox' - might have to part with some of his famous hair in order to pull off Jobs' rather more balding look. The Ocean's Eleven star is up against 40-year-old Noah...

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Andrew Kevin Walker writing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Andrew Kevin Walker writing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Kevin Walker, the writer behind Seven, Sleepy Hollow and 8mm, will be taking his pen (or keyboard, really) to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Exciting? Somewhat! To all those convinced that Nemo is nothing more than a Pixar fish, allow me to educate you. Captain Nemo is a legendary sea-faring explorer. He isn't real (sorry, Santa fans) - he's...

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Trailer revealed for Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts

Trailer revealed for Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts

The first trailer for Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts, has been released - and it's getting something of a mixed reaction online... Based on the traditional Brothers Grimm story of Snow White, Mirror Mirror stars Julia Roberts as Queen Clementianna, whose competition in winning the heart of the handsome prince is...

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Another Dark Knight Rises character appears

Another Dark Knight Rises character appears

As The Dark Knight Rises slowly progresses towards its release date, more details are being revealed to make it one of the most anticipated films of 2012. And now, another character has appeared, one that's rather spoileriffic. If you've not seen Batman Begins (what is wrong with you? Go and watch it now), then don't read the rest of this...

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Jesse Eisenberg plans to appear in Now You See Me

Jesse Eisenberg plans to appear in Now You See Me

Jesse Eisenberg was a code-magician in The Social Network, but now he's involved with a film that involves actual magicians in Now You See Me. To give you a rough idea of the approach to magicians taken by the film (directed by Louis Leterrier of Clash of the Titans and The Incredible Hulk fame), think thrills and spills. The FBI go up against...

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Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg join Woody Allen film

Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg join Woody Allen film

Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg are set to join Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen's upcoming, as yet unnamed, film venture. Although very little has been revealed about Allen's next directorial venture - apart from the fact that it is set in Rome - several big names are now attached to the film. First to be enlisted was Penelope Cruz, who...

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Chain Letter – a review

Chain Letter – a review

It seems that when Deon Taylor and Michael J. Pagan sat down to write Chain Letter, they gave themselves a check list so that they could create the most formulaic teenage horror romp ever. And this is no bad thing. 1. Good looking 'teen' protagonists who are actually in their late twenties - check. 2. A 'trendy' topic, in this case the issue...

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Kevin Spacey and David Fincher to make new TV drama

Kevin Spacey and David Fincher to make new TV drama

Kevin Spacey and David Fincher's last success, whether you noticed the former in the opening credits or not, was The Social Network. Now the star of The Usual Suspects and one of the biggest directors in Tinsletown are preparing to tackle the medium of television. This time around Spacey will be taking an acting role, which will hopefully...

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Snubbed talents presumably miffed at last night’s Oscars?

Snubbed talents presumably miffed at last night’s Oscars?

If I was one of the many actors, directors and other film-industry talents who wasn't even considered for an Academy Award this year despite my film being all over the rest of the list, I'd be upset. But who are they? There's a lot of debate on the topic at present, so soon after the awards ceremony itself, even in The Guardian - in the Friday...

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The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

This year's Oscars are, as always, hotly contested, so we find out what predictions our TFR staffers are making for this weekend's big reveal. Jon: Winter's Bone Possibly the least likely to win, but this movie has some special Ozark magic and myth. Besides if Mark Kermode reckons we should all go and see it, who are we to argue. El:...

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Trailer for Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake.

Trailer for Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake.

The trailer has been released for Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake. That’s right, this ex-couple have teamed up to make a film – playing to their acting strengths with a quirky comedy. Diaz, who we last saw fighting crime in Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet, plays a money-grabbing , marijuana-smoking,...

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A – Z of Justin Bieber

A – Z of Justin Bieber

This Friday sees the release of the long-awaited 3D film, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. This 'feature biopic' documents the 16-year-old pop star's life, including his infamous performance in New York's Madison Square Gardens. As Bieber Fever begins to takes its grip on the nation, we give you an A to Z of the teeny-bopping pop idol...

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The BAFTAs – who won what

The BAFTAs – who won what

Awards season is now really in full swing but we have to say it's all rather predictable isn't it? Last night the Bafta's took place at London's Royal Opera House and surprise surprise The King's Speech came out on top. The film scooped seven awards in total, including Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush...

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The Lowdown: Julian Assange

The Lowdown: Julian Assange

Sadly, this information wasn't smuggled out of a secret database. But it turns out Julian Assange, lord of leaks, is having his life turned into a motion picture - hopefully, at least. Julian Assange is probably one of the United States of America's top ten most hated figures, right now. After leaking countless thousands of war logs and...

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Oscar and Razzie nominations announced

Oscar and Razzie nominations announced

With the award season finally upon us, our two favourite nomination lists have been released- the Oscars and the Razzies. We'll start with the Oscars, which lets be honest, have been hugely predictable. You guessed it, The King's Speech took away a fair few nominations, 12 in fact, including Best Picture and Best Actor. True Grit, which...

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Golden Globes 2011 winners

Golden Globes 2011 winners

One of the industry's  biggest award ceremonies - The Golden Globes - took place last night and Colin Firth and Natalie Portman went away with the top honours. Portman, who is both newly engaged and pregnant, was named best actress for her role in Black Swan. Firth received best actor for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's...

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First pics of Rooney Mara as Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander

First pics of Rooney Mara as Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander

The first shots of Rooney Mara as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander have finally surfaced! There is loads of anticipation surrounding David Fincher's Hollywood adaptation of the first book in the  hugely popular Millennium Trilogy series by Stieg Larsson. The Swedish version, starring Noomi Rapace in the role of Lisbeth,...

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Chasing Ripples: Catfish

Chasing Ripples: Catfish

It's so, so difficult to categorise this film. Documentary? Mockumentary? Faux-documentary? No one knows. But what else is it? Amazing. Let me try and describe to you the effect this film has on people watching it in the cinema. At first, you've got your trailers, right? People chatting, taking the whizz out of each other and generally...

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Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Awards season is nearly upon us and yesterday the 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood had the job of announcing who was up for what. The King's Speech, which has already won awards at BIFA, left as a clear front runner, along with The Social Network and Black Swan. Rather...

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Jesse Eisenberg cast in indie film, Free Samples

Jesse Eisenberg cast in indie film, Free Samples

It has been revealed that Jesse Eisenberg has joined the cast of upcoming indie film, Free Samples. Eisenberg has made several notable appearances on the big screen in recent years. He starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the 2009 comedy-drama film, Adventureland, before appearing alongside Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin...

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Armie Hammer and DiCaprio to play gay lovers

Armie Hammer and DiCaprio to play gay lovers

It's been announced that Leornado DiCaprio's love interest in his next film is, wait for it.... a man. Armie Hammer, who you may recognise from playing both Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, has been signed up to star alongside DiCaprio in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic J. Edgar. J. Edgar Hoover, played by DiCaprio, was the...

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Filming stops for Now as Justin Timberlake injures his leg!

Filming stops for Now as Justin Timberlake injures his leg!

Shocking news - filming for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Now has come to a grinding halt as Justin Timberlake hurts his leg! The Social Network star has been seen sporting a pair of crutches since suffering an injury to his left calf whilst on the set of the film. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Mr. Trousersnake said, "I wish I had a...

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The Lowdown: I’m Mortal

The Lowdown: I’m Mortal

Justin Timberlake isn't done with film. First a social drama. Then a social network drama. Now? A sci-fi epic with real potential. We know what you're thinking. A sci-fi epic with Justin Timberlake? Well, allow us to refresh your memory: the suave music icon scored big with critics for his performance in Alpha Dog, not to mention his recent...

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Emma Stone is Spider-Man's Gwen Stacy

Emma Stone is Spider-Man's Gwen Stacy

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Emma Stone will play Spider-Man's latest love-interest in the comic book hero's upcoming cinematic reboot. Andrew Garfield - who also appears in soon-to-be-released film, The Social Network - has been confirmed to play the role of Spider-Man for some time. It was also thought that...

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A Facebook film with Justin Timberlake? Yes please!

This may seem a little geeky, but we're pretty excited to see the film about Facebook, yes Facebook, after seeing the trailer today. The film called The Social Network tells the story of the founders of the social-networking website. It focuses on Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, played by Zombieland's Jessie Eisenberg, and his journey to the...

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Interview with Jeremy Scahill

Interview with Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is the journalist whose new documentary Dirty Wars uncovers some of the unpleasant things that the US government and their allies - including the UK - get up to in the name of the War on Terror. The film was four years in the making and is powerful viewing. No doubt a thorn in the side of the establishment, Scahill is an...

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Bored? Stream Documentaries

Bored? Stream Documentaries

I love documentaries, and if the topic is something I’m personally curious about or actively invested in, you’ve got my attention - especially if it’s online. The reason for this love of online docs is because they are more accessible, and I think this is the appeal for many people. YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Lovefilm – in the UK alone...

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Old school: Julia Marchese and 35mm

Old school: Julia Marchese and 35mm

There's something so wonderfully atmospheric about 35mm cinema. To hear the roll of a projector, to see the marks on the film. To see films in the manner they were meant to be shown. Not on DVD, not on Blu-Ray, or even VHS. On 35mm. So to hear that Out of Print, a documentary about 35mm film and the dangers of an all-digital future, and the perils...

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Official teaser trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Official teaser trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Get ready, it's time to meet the American version of Lisbeth Salander. Some of you may have caught a glimpse of a leaked trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo over the weekend but now an official and more toned-down version has been released. This is the second version of the film to be released. The first version was a Swedish...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Alberto Falcone in new Batman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Alberto Falcone in new Batman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, everyone's favourite baby-faced underdog, who proved himself not-so underdog-esque in Inception, is due to play gangster Alberto Falcone in The Dark Knight Rises. Anyone who's read the seminal Batman noir, The Long Halloween knows that Alberto Falcone is an extremely important character, and probably one of the darkest...

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Jesse Eisenberg in new Holy Rollers poster

Jesse Eisenberg in new Holy Rollers poster

Jesse Eisenberg's latest outing is as an Orthodox Jew going into the drugs trade in 90s Brooklyn (I know, how good does it sound already?)  has a new poster. On track for an arranged marriage, Sam Gold is not particularly happy about the way his life is going, but is committed to his life as an orthodox Jew growing up in Brooklyn in the...

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Tim Burton turns to Twitter for Stainboy plot ideas

Tim Burton turns to Twitter for Stainboy plot ideas

Quirky film director, Tim Burton, has turned to social networking website, Twitter, for Stainboy inspiration. Burton fans will recognise the character of Stainboy from two short poems in the book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, which was written and illustrated by Burton back in 1997. Three years later, the same...

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Bugs Bunny returning to cinemas

What's up, doc? Yuk yuk. Bugs Bunny, lord of the Looney Toons, wasn't finished in Space Jam, and he's coming back to theatres. Of course, this raises many very interesting questions, the first of which is "why?" We supposed it was simply because Warner Bros. would like to get one of their biggest-selling characters of the past back into...

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