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September 15, 2013
Guess Larry Summers won’t be running the Federal Reserve.
Side note: Question for you guys. Do you know who Larry Summers is? Is he just that guy who yelled at the Winklevi in The Social Network? Or do most of you actually know he was once the Treasury Secretary? Just feel like this story is getting covered a lot today considering that this is inside baseball for most people at home.

Guess Larry Summers won’t be running the Federal Reserve.

Side note: Question for you guys. Do you know who Larry Summers is? Is he just that guy who yelled at the Winklevi in The Social Network? Or do most of you actually know he was once the Treasury Secretary? Just feel like this story is getting covered a lot today considering that this is inside baseball for most people at home.

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February 27, 2011

On one less-obvious category winner

imaginenoheaven said: I just looked on Wikipedia (because I don’t care enough to watch) and HANS ZIMMER’S INCEPTION DIDN’T WIN BEST SCORE?!?!

» We say: But TRENT REZNOR WON. We’re sure that guy has had way more groupies than the other nominees combined. Both of those scores were amazing, honestly.

23:45 // 3 years ago
Congrats Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross! Trent is perhaps the only Oscar winner who has written a song called “Star(@(&!& Inc.” Possibly the only in that ballpark.

Congrats Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross! Trent is perhaps the only Oscar winner who has written a song called “Star(@(&!& Inc.” Possibly the only in that ballpark.

21:46 // 3 years ago
inothernews:

His first Oscar nomination and win?  I’m genuinely surprised.

But he totally deserved it this time. And that’s all that matters.

inothernews:

His first Oscar nomination and win?  I’m genuinely surprised.

But he totally deserved it this time. And that’s all that matters.

21:22 // 3 years ago
January 25, 2011

A quick, ten-second overview of this year’s Oscar nominations

  • 12 totally expected nominations for “The King’s Speech”
  • 10 nominations for the Coen Bros’ “True Grit” remake
  • eight nominations (far too few) for ”The Social Network”
  • eight nominations (also far too few) for “Inception”
  • surprises Who decided to nominate Javier Bardem for Best Actor for a movie that absolutely nobody saw (“Biutiful”)? How many people even knew what this movie was before this morning? Raise your hand.
  • disses Among others: Mila Kunis in “Black Swan.” Andrew Garfield in “The Social Network.” Ryan Gosling in “Blue Valentine.” No best documentary nod for “Waiting for Superman.” Criminal! source

» And the ultimate diss: “Inception” got eight nominations, don’t get us wrong. The movie totally deserved all of them. But the one it was most deserving of which it did not get? Christopher Nolan didn’t get a best director nod for “Inception.” The category was stacked, admittedly, but the Coen Brothers may have been the weak men this year. On a side note, there could be one even bigger diss this year – if “Toy Story 3” doesn’t win an award outside of its animation comfort zone.

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10:20 // 3 years ago
October 12, 2010
I wish I could go door to door and make this explanation/apology to any woman offended by the things you’ve pointed out but obviously that’s unrealistic so I thought the least I could do was speak directly to you.
Aaron Sorkin • In a response to a blog commenter critical of the way “The Social Network” portrayed women throughout the film. His explanation? “I was writing about a very angry and deeply misogynistic group of people. These aren’t the cuddly nerds we made movies about in the 80’s.” He also notes that the misogynistic attitudes extend to the not-so-nerdy finals clubs near the beginning of the film. And he claims, out of respect for the more private people involved – Mark Zuckerberg’s putdown queen ex-girlfriend, Eduardo Saverin’s psycho ex – he didn’t use their real names. Good explanation, but will it appease everyone? source (via)
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