I didn’t hit the ‘like’ button for The Social Network. Did you?


This weekend, the net’s all a-twitter with the release of “the Facebook movie,” a.k.a. The Social Network, written by fellow Syracuse University alum Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, “The West Wing”) and directed by David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Panic Room).

According to imdb, the movie’s budget was $50 million and the movie’s pacing to make about half of that opening weekend, so it’s clearly not a blockbuster hit, but the professional critics love the movie.  There’s already rumor of it being nominated for awards.  And I’ve browsed various status updates from friends (and strangers) and it seems most people like the movie (although fflick.com says only 47% have given it a thumbs up).  I just don’t get why.

>> Read my full review of The Social Network on syracuse.com

Am I crazy?  If you liked it, explain why.  Help me understand.

A heart-shaped record. Music to my eyes.


Mayer Hawthorne’s “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” 7-inch single on Stones Throw Records might be the coolest looking piece of vinyl ever. 

And the song itself is a falsetto snapbeat frenzy of vintage soul and hip-hop – Smokey Robinson meets J-Dilla, as they put it. The song came out over a year ago, but I wanted to share it with you anyways:

Have a heart.  Give a heart.  Buy it for me?