Posts Tagged ‘The Social Network’

Interview: Jesse Eisenberg Talks About Now You See Me and Never Watching Movies

Actor Jesse Eisenberg is known for playing neurotic, awkward characters. In his 2003 debut Roger Dodger, he played a bumbling high school kid who asks his chauvinistic uncle for help with women, and of course, he earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in 2010’s The Social Network. His latest is [...]

And the Oscar Nominations Go To…

The frontrunner: The King's Speech, with 12 noms
The surprises: John Hawkes for Winter's Bone, Jeremy Renner for The Town, Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom
The disappointments: No directing nod for Christopher Nolan? And please, Academy: Hailee Steinfeld is the lead actress of True Grit. Period.
Here are the major categories.
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter's [...]

Arts Roundup: Adult Beverage Edition

Hello, Arts Desk readers! Well, I thought we were out of the holiday arts doldrums, but it turns out it's not so. The arts scene still seems to be a bit slow. Nevertheless, I've scoured the web for the new and noteworthy. And at least last night's episode of Top Chef was new.
Riding the box [...]

Washington Critics Name The Social Network Best Picture

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association announced its top picks of 2010 this morning, with Inception winning the most accolades but The Facebook Movie, aka The Social Network, chosen for Best Picture.
Here's the full list. (Without naming names, I voted for five out of the 15 winners.)

This Week in WCP Arts: The Fridge, Fredric Wertham, Waiting for “Superman”

Erin Petty leads off this week's arts section by examining some of the neighborhood tensions faced by the outre-minded Fridge art space in Capitol Hill—tensions that came to a head last month thanks to some noisy new agers. Mike Rhode ponders what the opening of the papers of Fredric Wertham—comic books' real-life super-villain—means for comics [...]