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Movie Review: The Social Network (October 1, 2010)

Director: David Fincher Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin Release Date: October 1, nurse 2010 Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, gastritis Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song When I first heard that this movie was being created, I turned my nose up at it. Who wants to watch a movie about Mark Zuckerberg? Certainly not me, who comes off as very arrogant especially in regards to those who use Facebook, and his approach on privacy. Finally, after the reviews started rolling in, The Social Network piqued my interest. Was it really good as the critics were saying? In a short word and very unimportant opinion: no. The movie focuses on Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and the rise of Facebook from the beginnings of his stay at Harvard. Based on the story The Accidental Millionaire, the story is not fully factual and is very much dramatized with the addition of sex, drugs and alcohol. And though I’m not very fond of Mark Zuckerberg in general, David Fincher’s and Alan Sorkin’s decision to make him even more of a jerk (I use that word as an understatement) is a bit alarming. Jesse Eisenberg gives for the most part, a very one note Mark Zuckerberg – […]

Movie Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Director: David Fincher Screenplay: Eric Roth Cast: Brad Pitt, viagra 60mg Cate Blanchett, medical Tilda Swinton Release Date: December 25, 2008 Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Every year, my family and I get together and watch a movie each Christmas. Last year it was “Charlie Wilson’s War”. This year it was the beauty of a tale, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. From the moment I had seen the trailers, I was intrigued by the storyline. The film follows the life of Benjamin Button, who, unlike everyone else, is born old, with all the ailments of an old man. Life is observed through his pair of eyes; everyone around him is growing old but Benjamin is growing younger. First and foremost, this film is a commentary on life, not only that of Benjamin Button’s, but on all of our lives, and how we all unknowingly have an influence on each other. On how we learn what’s important in life by the losses and experiences we go through, and never to take life for granted. This was a film filled with lessons, subtle and poignant, aided by an excellent screenplay that did not directly preach or tell the […]