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Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg!

Much like a Facebook profile, "The Social Network" is made more appealing through some artful lies, well-chosen omissions and careful shading. Eduardo Saverin's ejection from the company, for instance, seems rather more complicated than the movie suggested. And though...

By Ezra Klein  | October 4, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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How do you film a blogger?

Alyssa Rosenberg notes that movies and films are increasingly replacing reporter characters with blogger characters. That's what's hip and with it, right? But this poses certain problems: One of the great virtue of putting reporters on film is they're great...

By Ezra Klein  | March 17, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Movies  
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Can't afford one star? Hire them all!

I'm an avowed romantic comedy fan, but "Valentine's Day" looks dreadful: too many actors and not enough talent. "Love Actually" had Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. Plus, Hugh Grant, who may not be a fine thespian but is...

By Ezra Klein  | February 11, 2010; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Avatar and property rights

David Henderson offers the libertarian take on Avatar: The defense of property rights in Avatar is so clear that, at one point in the movie, when the bad guys are justifying their war on the grounds that they need...

By Ezra Klein  | January 11, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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The Economics of Movie Prices

Indie film producer Nicholas Tabarrok writes: One interesting thing that I've always found about the film business from an economic point of view is that unlike in any other business I can think of, the cost of manufacturing the product...

By Ezra Klein  | October 8, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Let's All Go to the Movies ...

I finally saw "District 9" last night. Good movie! Thought I'd let it get a bit overhyped. Go in expecting a somewhat gruesome horror/survival film rather than an incisive art film, or an action-oriented summer blockbuster, and you'll really enjoy...

By Ezra Klein  | August 28, 2009; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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