What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. in stitches

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    i discovered the same. so sad, i loved that as a kid.


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    i liked them both quite a bit.
     


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    watched the bourne legacy last night.

    let down. very meh. story was marginally compelling, if at all. not nearly enough fighting. and the whole thing felt like it was just a set up for more sequels.

    on the plus side, it did not drag, and renner was pretty good.
     


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    Well salt was good. But no country for old men was EPIC.
     


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    yea javier knows how to act.
     


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    The social network last night.

    It was good. I can't speak too much too its accuracy since a lot of the events are heavily fictionalized, but I have read some of the real depositions and evidence and will say that the real zuckerburg comes off as a bit less of a nerd and a bit more of a dick than the movie version (and kind of a moron but depositions have a tendency to make people look like morons). Unfortunately the movie fails to make it clear that the Winklevoss twins really had no legal basis for a $65m claim...maybe a breach of contract for not working on their stuff, but that could only be a claim within the realm of the original contract and not a claim on facebook's equity.

    Really enjoyed their portrayal of programming and computers in general. No fancy visual effects or GUIs, just text editors, terminals, and discussion of the actual tools you would use to build sites like that.
     
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    ^ yabbut could you read the code on the screen from the reflections on the coders' eyeglasses?
     
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    i like the social network. it was a movie i was expecting to not enjoy at all, and i ended up really liking it. no idea what is or isnt accurate, but i thought it was a good movie.
     


  8. Jr Mouse

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    I enjoyed the movie a lot, but much of it was dramatization. Take for instance the girl who breaks up with Mark at the start of the film? Didn't actually happen that way. In fact, that's the woman he married.
     
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    No his wife is asian...and her name is not erica albright, its pricilla chan.
     


  10. Jr Mouse

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    I meant she represents the girl.
     


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    how can she represent them when they are two completely seperate people...it is possible he had more than one girl friend while at college...I just don't really see what you are getting at. The jessica alona aka erica albright person did exist and is sperate from his wife.
     
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    Yeah, obviously the women in the movie were dramaticized. His work was clearly never about "getting girls" and was instead due to a drive to create things. Its just easier to explain things like facemash in terms of "getting the ladies" than to explain it as a study in what is actually a pretty clever idea (hot or not doesn't produce super meaningful results because the ratings don't have an honest scale...there's been a lot of research into the idea of ranking many things by comparing pairs within the group)
     


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    You know what? Spent some time Googling it and you are completely right. :embar:

    I had read an article a while back that said they invented the character "Erica Albright" to be his college girlfriend since they couldn't use the real one. It wouldn't allow for the dramatic narrative they were going for if he stayed with the girl, like he did in real life. This was obviously incorrect, because as you rightfully pointed out "Erica" was based on a different woman. What's interesting is it appears there is little evidence that Mark ever dated Jessica.
     
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  14. OmniscientCause

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    idk why i felt so strong that i had to prove you wrong...ha sorry I just really liked that movie...and really like sorkin fincher and rezner.

    Ive probably seen that movie 30-40 times because it was on starz hbo for over a year
     


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    Sorkin poisons EVERYTHING
     
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