Posts Tagged ‘the social network’

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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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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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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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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Educational Cinema – Our top 10 school films

Educational Cinema – Our top 10 school films

This week, TFR takes a look at the films taking place in the classroom. Academia is always going to be an important aspect of who we are and what we want to do for a living. Some of us might even become teachers ourselves. But what films best sum up the classroom environment? Larry Crowne is a romance set around teacher and pupil, but what...

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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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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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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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April Fool’s Day quiz

April Fool’s Day quiz

This is actually a feature. No, honestly, it is. Don't look at me like that. It's a feature! Oh, fine, you caught me. It's a quiz, and a special true-or-false one to boot... [QUIZZIN...

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Top Ten Star-Scored Films

Top Ten Star-Scored Films

A film's soundtrack can really make or break a film, it can help us feel more than we would without it and add a whole new perspective to what we are watching. It's particularly exciting when a popular artist writes an original score which is exactly what The Arctic Monkey's front man Alex Turner has done. Turner has written six new songs for...

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Trent Reznor to score and act in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Updated]

Trent Reznor to score and act in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Updated]

Oscar? Check. Most popular industrial band on the planet? Check. Awesome new job scoring Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Check. Trent Reznor has a rather awesome CV. [Update: Trent's not doing the music, folks, sorry to get your hopes up. Bad sources there - seems he had it offered to him, then said no. Don't worry, he's as confused...

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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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Oscars – the awards that got ignored

Oscars – the awards that got ignored

The awards season finally came to a close last night at the 83rd Oscars. After weeks of speculation, there were no surprises, in fact if we hear The King's Speech mentioned one more time we'll scream. So, instead of boring you all with what you already know and who looked good on the red carpet (quickly though - yay! Natalie Portman), we thought...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Best Films of 2010

The Best Films of 2010

As the year comes to a close, we look back at the year in films. There have been some amazing films (Black Swan) and then some really terrible ones (Skyline). One thing is for sure, it has been a great year for Brit actors such as Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth. We've picked our favourite films of 2010. Let us know what you think and tell us if...

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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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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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