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Oscar hopes brighten for 'The Social Network'

September 14, 2010 | 10:14 am
The Social Network news

Early reviews of "The Social Network" seem to confirm early suspicions that it is the Oscar front-runner for best picture. Here is how the rest of the contenders currently stack up.

JEFF WELLS, HOLLYWOOD-ELSEWHERE: "David Fincher's 'The Social Network' is Zodiac's younger, geekier, greedier brother. That means it's good, as in really good. … Can I just blurt it out? It's the strongest Best Picture contender I've seen so far this year, and in saying this I'm obviously alluding to 'Inception.'"

KRIS TAPLEY, IN CONTENTION: "I think it may be reaching for grandiose sentiments to say 'The Social Network' is a film that 'defines a generation.'"

DREW MCWEENY, HITFIX: '''The Social Network' represents the very best of both [screenwriter] Aaron Sorkin and [director] David Fincher."

Also check out the New Yorker's exhaustive profile of Facebook focus Mark Zuckerberg, which includes fascinating dish about the film from "Social Network" scribe Sorkin.

Photo: A scene from "The Social Network." Credit: Columbia

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I think this is the Up In The Air of the year. Early strong word, but will fail to impress and ultimately I can only see screenplay as a really true competitor.

I had a private screening of "The Social Network" this afternoon. My review is posted (appropriately) on my facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/notes/kidd-kraddick/review-the-social-network/469677256833

But it has Justin Timberlake in it and you know anything with Justin just plain sucks...like his music...but I'll watch it for all the hype and then end up walking out of the theater saying exactly that "hype" and the movie is really not worth your time and any awards...


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