Hot Rod Dick Synopsis: On the

Hot Rod

Dick Synopsis: On the brink of winning a seat in the Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas-a MORE Cast: Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Thomas Lennon, Kurtwood Smith, Isiah Whitlock Jr. Synopsis: After the death of his professional mentor, a small-town, shy, naive Wisconsin insurance agent must represent his company at a regional insurance MORE Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris, Peyton List, Ben Hollingsworth, Robert Capron, Michelle Harrison, Grayson Russell Writer: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Jeff Kinney Synopsis: In this sequel to 2010s surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made wimpy cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling MORE Posted by Daniel on 10 4th, 2010 Why Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson are only in the film briefly and the scene that shows this Eva Mendes as Allens lascivious wife, Dr. Sheila Gamble As much as I love Mark Wahlberg, he overacts and tries to hard to be funny here if you want to see Mark Wahlberg being naturally funny see I Heart Huckabees That Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson are only in the film for a little It seems that everyone in the world is on Facebook. Facebook is so incredible popular its used as a verb now. Facebooking as we all know is when you are talking to your friends online and become part of a social network, or so we pretend. What the smart, acidic The Social Network posits is that Facebook isnt a way to interact with people. Its a place of narcissism. A webpage devoted to us. When people check out YOUR facebook page they see how many friends you have, what you are interested in and your thoughts, no matter how benign. The Social Network pejoratively known as The Facebook movie shows that Facebook wasnt invented as a way to make friends but as a way to feel good about oneself and to increase ones own feeling of importance. Look at me! Look how many friends I have and isnt it interesting when I tell people where I buy my socks and what I ate for dinner! The first scene sets the tone up perfectly. Smug Mark Zuckerberg played by the always excellent and underappreciated Jesse Eisenberg is talking about himself to his girlfriend. He doesnt care that his thoughts arent interesting to her and treats her as a lower life form. When his girlfriend says she has to go and study, Mark responds, You dont half to study; you go to BU; implying that she goes to a less challenging school than Mark, who goes to Harvard Hot Rod just bragged that he got a perfect score on his SATs. His girlfriend, Erica is tired of Marks narcissism and breaks up with him telling him, You are going to go through life thinking that girls dont like you because youre a nerd. Let me tell you from the bottom of my heart, thats not true. Then a beat Its because youre an ashole. In his rage and feelings of hurt, Mark goes to his dorm and blogs about how Erica is a jerk and posts pictures of different Harvard girls and comparing which one is hotter. Marks blog generates so much traffic it eats out the electricity of the Harvard computers. Marks blog is a success and this leads to being approached by the Winklevoss twins to make a website where people can look up their friends at Harvard and talk about them and see their pictures. Mark takes this idea and turns it into a more ambitious project where instead of just Harvard students going on a website to see other Harvard students, any person can go on to see any other person, hence what is now known as Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg isnt a bully as the previews would lead you to believe. Rather he is a self-absorbed techie lacking social skills, a perfect Hot Rod to build the largest social network ever. A social network where people can believe that they have a lot of friends without ever having to talk to them. This is perfect for a guy like Mark Zuckerberg. The Social Network is about Mark Zuckerberg getting sued by the Winklevoss twins for stealing their idea and by his former and only best friend well except for the ones on Facebook, Eduardo Saverin played by Andrew Garfield for screwing him over by having him removed as the co-founder of Facebook. The Social Network is well acted by all involved, especially Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, who clearly has the most depth to him. You alternately hate Zuckerberg for his smug and coldness and admire him for his ambition, brains, and creativity. The writing is typical Aaron Sorkin: fast, clever and biting. The Social Network is a sad film because it shows how superficial we are as a society. We pretend to care about others, when all we really care about is ourselves. The Social Network isnt so much about Mark Zuckerberg as it is about uswanting to make friends but going about it the wrong way. Mark Zuckerberg may have made Facebook, a superficial social network where no one has to actually socialize, but we are the ones who go on it and help make it a success. I mean how many of us text instead of talking to people face to face or on the phone. The title of the film is a joke and a slap in the face, as the last scene of the film makes clear. I mean how many of our Facebook friends do we really talk to? Yep, we might not like the Zuckerberg The Social Network shows, but we are like himself-deluded narcissists who believe that we have thousands of friends, without even knowing what the word really means and how to treat them. Its been quite awhile since weve seen a Will Ferrell movie the bomb that was The Land of the Lost probably helped contribute to that.

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