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30 Minutes or Less

by mr sparkle on August 12, 2011

in Film,Media Rack

Two years ago, a little film called Zombieland hit, and Hollywood took notice. Despite not being based on any franchise or copywritten property, the original (if you consider another zombie film to be “original”) managed to do pretty good at the Box Office – a rarity for horror-comedy hybrids – and it wasn’t too bad, either. And in retrospect, it’s clearly done a lot to contribute to the popularity to freshmen members of the A-List, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone.

Today, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer follow-up 30 Minutes or Less hits theaters and, while it’s an action-comedy rather than a horror-comedy, it’s more or less a similar experience to his first film.

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The Social Network

by mr sparkle on October 1, 2010

in Film

It’s hard to overestimate the effect that Facebook has had on my generation. It’s not just a part of our days, it’s a part of our lives. Sometimes late at night, I stay up and ask myself, “How did people communicate without wall posts and pokes?” (I assume a combination of carrier pigeons and smoke signals, but I’m not sure. Ask Carrot.)

So if there’s any story that could be the stuff of legend to people my age, it might be the one behind The Social Network, based on the book based on the real events that went down behind the creation of Facebook. Luke Skywalker might have blown up the Death Star, but these guys created something I spend (way too much) time with everyday. The only question is, can the execution of the story justify its monumental effect on my life?

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