Aaron Sorkin

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  • Molly’s Game

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 4th November 2017

    If it wasn’t immediately obvious from the impenetrable wall of dialogue that looms over the opening scene, Molly’s Game was written by famed fast-talker Aaron Sorkin. If it wasn’t immediately obvious he directed it too, the clues are there to be found: scenes that smash cut through shot lists like a machine gun play home to worldly and wise characters who spew dictionaries of insightful dialogue. Molly’s Game is adapted from the biography of a poker hostess who ran high stakes games for big game players, but the movie has more of Sorkin’s fingerprints on it than his own typewriter. Often if a writer-director can’t remove their own ego from the equation it can be problematic, but thankfully the story of Molly’s Game feels tailor-made for Sorkin’s style: though occasionally weighed down by sheer volume of dialogue, it’s nonetheless smart, slick and - thanks to a towering Jessica Chastain performance - more than a bit sexy.

  • The eight lamest "snarks" from Nikki Finke's Emmys "live-snark" (UGHHH)

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 23rd September 2013

    "Come for the cynicism... stay for the subversion!" promises industry analyst Nikki Finke ahead of her Emmy Awards liveblog - or "live-snark". You want subversion? You want the evening turned on its head? You've got it: Finke posted a picture of host Neil Patrick Harris UPSIDE DOWN. Take that! More depressingly awful put-downs after the jump.

  • The Newsroom records first-ever TV instance of woman not wearing make-up to bed

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 2nd September 2013

    This has literally never once happened before in TV or film. Every woman in the history of the moving image has gone to bed fully made-up, and woken up with it still immaculately applied. The Newsroom's Maggie Jordan today advanced the cause of women on TV by exactly 9.6 years, according to my Feminism Calculator. Hey, wait a second, this is just a Mattel Barbie cash register with a sticker of Ellen DeGeneres on it!

  • Sorkin to write drama in which at least one person is not fantastically witty

    TV News | Ed Williamson | 3rd August 2013

    West Wing and Newsroom creator Aaron Sorkin has announced plans for his latest TV project, in which not every single character will be capable of delivering perfectly timed bons mots at astonishing speed.

  • A Japanese lesson for Aaron Sorkin

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 5th September 2012

    He can dash off ten pages of clever, snappy, Oscar-winning dialogue in about three minutes, but when it comes to the basics of Japanese grammar? Very poor, Sorkin. See me.

  • The Newsroom has Jeff Daniels in it

    TV Video | Ed Williamson | 4th April 2012

    So let's not pretend for a second I'm not going to mention Dumb and Dumber. We know each other too well and it would cheapen us both.

  • Win Moneyball on Blu-ray and learn about baseballing

    Movie Competition | Matt | 19th March 2012

    Answer a simple question and you can win a Blu-ray copy of Moneyball, transporting you to the magical world of baseball stats and thin Jonah Hills. AND your copy will come with a free book, meaning you can read about all those things too! TWICE THE FUN.

  • Moneyball trailer: Brad Pitt classes up Major League

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 16th June 2011

    This is what happens when you make a baseball movie with Brad Pitt instead of Charlie Sheen and Aaron Sorkin instead of whichever idiot wrote Major League.