Aaron Sorkin

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Set against the backdrop of the founding of Facebook, The Social Network is blazing a trail through the internet and through the world of Oscar buzz right now. Set against the backdrop of a lovely floral arrangement, our very own Luke Mullen hypnotizes screenwriter Aaron Sorkin with his beautiful beard in order to ask the hard questions and get the tough answers about the movie and how it was shaped. Sadly, the video does not depict any scenes of Sorkin being cruel to puppies.

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Be it good or bad, The Social Network has certainly caused some extreme reactions. It was met with almost universal skepticism when it was first announced and has now seen nearly universal praise leading up to its release in theaters. Initially referred to as “the Facebook movie” in a way clearly meant to belittle it, audiences at early screenings across the country have discovered that description simply isn’t accurate. Is the movie about Mark Zuckerberg and the inception of Facebook? Of course it is.  But to say that this is a detriment to the film’s potential is just plain wrong. The Social Network follows the story of Mark Zuckerberg, a young computer genius attending Harvard University. After breaking up with his girlfriend and some drunken blogging, Mark decides to create a site to rank the sex appeal of Harvard co-eds. He uses his exemplary computer knowledge to download pictures from the online photo catalog’s that each house or dorm at Harvard has for students to get to know one another.  He compiles the photos into a website which he dubs facemash.com similar to hotornot.com where visitors are presented with two pictures and asked to click on the one who they find sexier. The site crashes Harvard’s computer network in a matter of hours, garnering tens of thousands of htis and drawing the ire of the administration. This leads to Mark developing a new website which he calls The Facebook. Eventually changed to just Facebook with the help of Napster-founder Sean […]

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It seems so long ago that people were laughing about the idea of a Facebook movie. Then David Fincher signed on. Then Aaron Sorkin signed on. Then things didn’t seem so funny anymore. It’s a film that’s been almost over-exposed even before launching its first trailer, but that moment has arrived, and it’s time to see truly how much over-exposure this bad boy can get.

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Hollywood should grow a pair and do a startlingly different take on Superman. Instead of the same old origin story, dare to create something new and phenomenal.

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Variety is reporting this evening that Rashida Jones, best known for her role on The Office and her current role on Parks and Recreation, has joined the cast of the David Fincher directed film The Social Network.

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You’re about to get a friend request from David Fincher.

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Aaron Sorkin is writing the script, David Fincher will be seated in the director’s chair, and now The Social Network, otherwise known as “The Facebook Movie,” is getting a surprisingly solid cast of leading men. Is there no end to how oddly impressive this project will become?

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According to those that have seen the script, it seems so.

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Aaron Sorkin Working on The Challenge

Aaron Sorkin will be bringing his iconic writing skill to a courtroom drama for George Clooney to direct and possibly star in.

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I don’t know why, but apparently Aaron Sorkin has the jones to write a Facebook movie. Although information about the film itself is not available we can assume that Sorkin will be writing about the story of Mark Zuckerberg, a ridiculous billionaire who’s a year younger than I am.

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Steven Spielberg backs out of Chicago 7, putting the production in serious jeopardy.

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