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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: The Social Network

    The most talked-about film of the season turns out to be worthy of all that chatter, whether it be online or in person. The Social Network is a completely absorbing, high-octane drama about the invention of Facebook, as told from several points of view—and it’s that Rashomon-like approach that makes it especially intriguing.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    film review: Let Me In

    Let Me In offers an unusual twist on the usual vampire tale. It’s gripping and unusual—unless you happen to have seen the Swedish film that inspired it, Let the Right One In, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. If you did catch that striking Swedish import two years ago, there isn’t much point to seeing the remake. Writer-director Matt Reeves, who made his reputation with Cloverfield, has wisely followed the original and made only a handful of (mostly inventive) deviations. I admire both his fidelity and his restraint.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Weekend Box Office Predictions: Is The "The Social Network" An Event Movie?

    I'm so curious to see how the storm of media attention surrounding David Fincher's "The Social Network" translates into box office dollars. It has the feel of a major event in its lead-up buzz... but we all know that doesn't always translate (especially when it's largely internet-based). But it also has astounding reviews, Oscar frontrunner status and Justin Timberlake working in its favor, and me thinks that's all going to equal some top dollars. October has generally not been a strong box office month - only three films ("Shark Tale," "Scary Movie 3" and "High School Musical 3") have ever opened north of $40 million, and I'm doubtful "The Social Network" can join that weird little club. But a gross over $30 million will still exceed expectations and surely make the folks at Sony happy, as one can only assume "The Social Network"'s got legs. I'm more concerned about "Let Me In," a fantastic film that's worthy of more than the $10 million opening its likely to struggle to reach.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Stephen Colbert Asks Aaron Sorkin About the Ladies in The Social Network

    Guess I'm not the only one who noticed the fact that there are so few women in The Social Network. Stephen Colbert hit up Aaron Sorkin about the lack of women on his show last night.Colbert: Can I ask you about the ladies?

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Social Network

    If I take off my feminist hat, I am here to report that The Social Network is a very good movie. It will be at the top of the Oscar heap and might go all the way to the finish line. One reason is because it taps perfectly into the current zeitgeist of our culture.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 New York Film Festival | FILM SOCIALISME

    The 2010 New York Film Festival | FILM SOCIALISME

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    A Global Warming Campaign from Richard Curtis. Watch it. No Pressure.

    This Richard Curtis 10:10 global warming spot will get your attention:

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2010 New York Film Festival | LE QUATTRO VOLTE

    The 2010 New York Film Festival | LE QUATTRO VOLTE

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Five Questions with Katie Aselton

    Five Questions with Katie Aselton

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Inception: Caine Explains That Pesky Ending

    We dove into the question of the Inception ending a while back. For those of you who are still confused, Inception star Michael Caine explains it to you.

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