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Mastering the Underdog Story: MONEYBALL Film Review

By at February 28, 2012 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

Mastering the Underdog Story: MONEYBALL Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars When Billy Beane's current contract ends as Oakland Athletics' General Manager, he will have been the baseball club's head decision-maker just over 20 years. That'll be in 2019. But the groundbreaking moves he made in 2002 are what captured the mind of prolific author Michael Lewis, leading to his book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (that more...

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The Winning 2012 Oscar Picks, Part II

By at February 26, 2012 | 12:34 pm | 2 Comments

The Winning 2012 Oscar Picks, Part II

Well, Lobby readers, it's been a month since we over-confidently shared our first set of 2012 Academy Award predictions. With the big shindig coming up today, we figured we'd best wrap it up fast. Like now. As a quick reminder, here's who we've already revealed as our picks to be Sunday night's lucky speechgivers: Best Picture: The Artist Best Actor: George more...

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Film Review: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

By at October 6, 2010 | 6:27 am | 3 Comments

Film Review: THE SOCIAL NETWORK

4.5 / 5 stars The Social Network is not really about the creation of Facebook. It's more about the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the brainchild of the zeitgeist site. In David Fincher's skillfully plotted adaptation of Ben Mezrich's treatment for "The Accidental Billionaires," Zuckerberg is the enigmatic bullseye in a dartgame of teenage emotions and tons of more...

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THE SOCIAL NETWORK A Critical Powerhouse

By at October 1, 2010 | 9:13 pm | 0 Comment

THE SOCIAL NETWORK A Critical Powerhouse

If you were thinking the combination of director David Fincher, writer Aaron Sorkin and the story of the world's youngest billionaire would strike a chord with the critical world, you were right. Way right. The Social Network, about the evolution of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, has become one of the most universally acclaimed films in recent history. That's not hyperbole, more...

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