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Woody to Act in New Film

Baldwin, Cruz, Eisenberg joining Woody Allen for Roman comedy

(Newser) - Woody Allen has announced the cast for his new movie—and it includes Woody Allen. The 75-year-old director, whose new release Midnight In Paris has charmed critics and looks set to attract his biggest audience in years, will have a role in The Bop Decameron, reports the Los Angeles Times... More »

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Up on SNL

... with Jesse Eisenberg, who played him in 'Social Network'

(Newser) - The real Mark Zuckerberg stepped forward on last night's Saturday Night Live, alongside the guy who played him in The Social Network and the guy who plays him on SNL. "Awkward!" cried Andy Samberg, skipping off when Zuckerberg came out. Left alone, Jesse Eisenberg asks Zuck what he... More »

The Social Network Divides Generations

Older people see Zuckerberg as tragic; youth as a visionary

(Newser) - The Social Network is officially a hit—it won the weekend box office —but different viewers came away with wildly different impressions, according to David Carr of the New York Times . Older people see it as a cautionary tale about a young man who betrays all his friends and... More »

Zuckerberg: Eisenberg's Portrayal of Me 'Really Cool'

In private, Zuck is 'gracious' about movie

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg certainly seems unhappy about The Social Network —but in private, it may be a different story. Jesse Eisenberg , who plays the Facebook founder in the movie, says his cousin works at Facebook—and when he met the big boss, Zuck said, “I think your cousin... More »

'Dazzling' Social Network Is 'Absurdly Enjoyable'

Critics still raving about the Facebook movie

(Newser) - On the eve of its opening, the Social Network continues to get serious love from reviewers. The Facebook movie's Rotten Tomatoes score is humming along at a 98% positive clip. Samples:
  • Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal : It "quickly lifts you to a state of exhilaration, and pretty much keeps
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Facebook Movie Paints Zuckerberg as 'Sex Maniac'

Dramatized account of website's early years depicts founder as 'conniver'

(Newser) - The screenplay for a forthcoming movie about the origins of Facebook depicts founder Mark Zuckerberg as a "borderline-autistic conniver" and "sex maniac," the Times of London reports . The Social Network dates the start of the website to February 2004, when—according to the "highly dramatized" script—... More »

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