Posts tagged “Jesse Eisenberg

The Social Network

Walking into the theatre with a vague notion that David Fincher’s new Film, The Social Network, was about the creation of Facebook, I was skeptical. How could the making of a website ever be interesting? There’s just too much math.

But what I didn’t know was that the story behind the development of the world’s most powerful social network is only partially about a nerd entering code.  Beyond the computer science, it is a complicated tale, full of ethical dilemmas, wavering loyalties, and insights about the often bizarre way institutions function.  Few other movies are able to pull off this type of depth, while still allowing the plot to move forward.  Parts one and two of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather Trilogy come as notable exceptions.

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Adventureland

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I usually lay in wait of good potential comedies and I am crossing my fingers and holding my rabbit’s foot for Adventureland. The cast intrigues me more than the film at this point. James (Jesse Eisenberg) and Em (Twilight phenom Kristen Stewart) are bound to break the “no falling for your co-worker” rule in this one. It’s a film about a terrible summer job at an amusement park in 1987 that turns in to summer lovin’ for James. The feeling just from the trailer is that it is “Freaks and Geeks” (an amazing cult show about the 80’s before FOX made that epic fail attempt at making “That 80’s Show”) meets Wayne’s World. Then again, it could be that Martin Starr from “Freaks and Geeks” is in the film. Fortunately, the soundtrack is infused with great 80’s hit’s like The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” Big Star’s “I’m in Love with a Girl,” and The Replacement’s “Unsatisified.” Adventureland, directed by Greg Mottola is set to hit theaters on April 3rd, 2009.

Other Jesse Eisenberg films you should see:

The Squid and The Whale–it’s a quirky tale about a family’s dysfunctional relationship with one another set in Brooklyn in the 80’s.

Kristen Stewart films:

Into the Wild— It has incredible cinematography and Emile Hirsch.

Panic Room–I enjoy a good Jodie Foster thriller every once a while, Forest Whitaker is in it too. While you’re at it, see The Last King of Scotland.

Written by Rachel Summers

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