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Aaron Sorkin top choice for Steve Jobs biopic

Article: Aaron Sorkin top choice for Steve Jobs biopic

After telling the story of the rise to power of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in 2010′s “The Social Network,” Aaron Sorkin might be giving the legacy of Apple CEO Steve Jobs the same treatment. The Los Angeles Times‘ film blog 24 Frames learned that the “Moneyball” and “West Wing” scribe is the top contender to…

Steve Jobs wanted Aaron Sorkin to write a Pixar movie

Article: Steve Jobs wanted Aaron Sorkin to write a Pixar movie

In the days following the tragic news of Steve Jobs’ death, many celebrities and people of power have come forward to share their interactions with the former Apple CEO. It turns out that “The West Wing” and “The Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin was one of the many people who could consider Jobs a friend,…

Five Shows You Should Be Watching Online

Article: Five Shows You Should Be Watching Online

We are lucky to be born in an age when good television never dies, it just goes online. Much the way we can get strawberries at any time of the year thanks to intercontinental shipping and refrigerators, thanks to companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Blip.TV we can watch the best television shows when they are…

New York Film Critics Circle Also Goes “Social”

Article: New York Film Critics Circle Also Goes “Social”

“The Social Network” picked up awards from the New York Film Critics Online, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association over the weekend, and now they can add the New York Film Critics’ Circle to its growing trophy case as well. The NYFCC picked the film as the best of…

NYFCO, LAFCA and Other Acronyms Decide on the Best Movie of the Year

Article: NYFCO, LAFCA and Other Acronyms Decide on the Best Movie of the Year

Across the country, film critic associations are weighing in with their votes on the best films and filmmaking of the year, and at the moment, “The Social Network” rules. On the East Coast, the New York Film Critics’ Circle have yet to offer their choices, but their web-based counterparts the New York Film Critics Online…

Aaron Sorkin on Women, David Fincher on Fast Talking

Article: Aaron Sorkin on Women, David Fincher on Fast Talking

After facing accusations of sexism and misogyny in his screenplay for “The Social Network” (my thoughts on the subject are here), Aaron Sorkin turned up at a blog belonging to TV writer Ken Levine to explain his choices. A selection: I was writing about a very angry and deeply misogynistic group of people. These aren’t…

The (Homo)Social Network

Article: The (Homo)Social Network

Women in “The Social Network” are “less prizes than they are props,” writes Rebecca Davis O’Brien at The Daily Beast, “buxom extras literally bussed in to fill the roles of doting groupies, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys.” “What are we to do with a great film that makes women look so awful?” she asks,…

Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Aaron Sorkin and More at “The Social Network” Premiere

Article: Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Aaron Sorkin and More at “The Social Network” Premiere

As “The Social Network,” the season’s most hotly anticipated film, opens in theaters today, here’s a gallery of the famous faces that showed up at the New York Film Festival premiere. Beyond castmembers Jesse Eisenberg (who plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg), Justin Timberlake (Napster’s Sean Parker), Rashida Jones (lawyer Marylin Delpy), Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin)…

In the works: Aaron Sorkin and Facebook are now friends.

Article: In the works: Aaron Sorkin and Facebook are now friends.

Aaron Sorkin has a Facebook page. It says that Aaron Sorkin is writing a Facebook movie: Welcome. I’m Aaron Sorkin. I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name–which I find more flattering than creepy–but this is me. I don’t know how I can prove that but feel free to…

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