Thursday, September 30, 2010
Popcorn Pick 10-1-10
It's the Facebook movie! By that, of course, I mean The Social Network, the highly-anticipated film about Mark Zuckerberg, the kid who created the hugely popular website Facebook and ended up entangled in a legal battle after his friends claim he stole their ideas. People will tell you over and over again that the movie isn't actually about Facebook, but the average viewer won't listen or care: the movie looks awesome anyway. And surprisingly enough, it's also generating a lot of Oscar buzz, surely the first Facebook-themed movie to do so. It's directed by David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). The cast includes Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland), Andrew Garfield (the guy set to be the next Spider-Man), and Justin Timberlake.