Saturday, October 2, 2010

“Movie Review: Sharp and Refreshing, 'The Social Network' Has Much to Like - Associated Content” plus 2 more

“Movie Review: Sharp and Refreshing, 'The Social Network' Has Much to Like - Associated Content” plus 2 more

Movie Review: Sharp and Refreshing, 'The Social Network' Has Much to Like - Associated Content

Posted: 01 Oct 2010 08:15 PM PDT

The majority of the film takes place in Harvard, where we see Mark, his calculated personality, his interactions with his friends, and nurturing of his ideas. Jason Eisenberg is able to bring out the nerdy genius of Mark Zuckerberg with spit-fire delivery helped by witty, acerbic dialogue and geek-speak. His performance is convincing and makes it seem like Eisenberg is just playing himself and that he is the genius. Also good is his business-minded best friend, Eduardo Saverin, played sympathetically by Andrew Garfield (reportedly the next Peter Parker in the Spider-Man reboot), the more level-headed of the two owners of Facebook, portraying both the uneasiness and insecurity of being out of the loop when Sean Parker (played smart and confidently by Justin Timberlake), founder of Napster, comes into the picture, wanting to take Facebook to another direction.

On the whole, the story is about how Facebook came to be and the people who created it and people who fought against it. There's a certain conventionality in this film like many biography of this kind has—along with sex, drugs, and rock and roll and such. Structurally, it's nothing new. The story is framed within a meeting between Mark and the people and their lawyers who want to sue him for breach of contract or intellectual theft. We go back and forth between this event and past events in Harvard that helped create this popular network.

Not unlike Fight club, David Fincher has a way of making any scene visually interesting. With camera blurs for depth of field, along with his sense of composition and color schemes, he makes scenes feel both surreal and personal. Even the beginning wide-shot credit sequence of Mark walking through the Harvard campus amongst groups of people he doesn't know is interesting in how it visually portrays the whole "social network" idea.

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Motorola DROID R2-D2 “R2 Is Coming” Mini Movie - Zimbio

Posted: 01 Oct 2010 07:03 PM PDT

Category Wireless Date :Friday, October 1st, 2010

DROID R2-D2 will be available online is finally here!!! It will come packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite and will also include a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. In addition, the DROID R2-D2 will come preinstalled with a handful of custom content: * R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones * Four live wallpapers * R2-D2 Clock Widget * "The Best of R2-D2″ video with the original Cantina music * Exclusive Binoculars App * Star Wars Mobile App * Bounty Hunt Visual ID: Find and capture images around the Star Wars universe to unlock hidden content * Sound and Photo Gallery * Trivia Challenge: Answer trivia questions about The Empire Strikes Back * Widgets

This special edition DROID will set you back $249 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.