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Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

Twitter Sensation “Sharknado” Coming To Movie Theaters For One Day Only

Ask and you shall receive, Twitterers.

Syfy network’s social media sensation Sharknado, a ridiculous made-for-TV movie about a tornado of sharks that rains on Los Angeles, is making the leap from small screen to big.

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Sin City’s Robert Rodriguez Turns To Twitter To Crowdsource Ideas For His Latest Film

Director Robert Rodriguez, known for From Dusk till Dawn and Sin City, relied on Twitter as a crowdsourcing mechanism for his new short film, Two Scoops.

To complete the film, Rodriguez challenged his Twitter followers to help cast the “agent” character, suggest a weapon, design a villainous monster and submit photos of themselves to be used as missing people posters.

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Congressman Takes To Twitter To… Make Passover Movie Title Puns?

With Congress off for its Passover-Easter recess, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents southwest Palm Beach County and northwest Broward, took to Twitter.

But he wasn’t wishing his constituents a happy holiday, nor tweeting about pertinent legislation like the Supreme Court’s current deliberation over the Defense of Marriage Act.

Deutch was sending a series of tweets with the hashtag #PassoverMovieTitles. And they were exactly what that sounds like.

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Calling All Aspiring Actors: Twitter Is Your New Key To Stardom

We’ve written at length here on AllTwitter about Twitter’s inextricable link to the entertainment industry.

Celebrities, TV viewers, and Hollywood executives flock to Twitter to share everything from early release movie reviews to insider intel – and now, apparently, Hollywood studios are even using Twitter for casting.

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Behind-The-Scenes Look At Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone’s Film With Ron Howard

As we shared with you back in August, Biz Stone, who co-founded Twitter alongside Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, is one of five celebrities who are teaming up with Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard to each make a short film as part of the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival.

The “10” in “Imaginat10n” represents ten storytelling elements and ten films that will ultimately be produced, each from ten photos that were submitted by random users and voted on last fall by Canon, Ron Howard and the community.

In anticipation of the films’ release at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival this fall, Fast Company’s Co.Create talked to Biz Stone about the film-making process, and how it’s similar to and different from building a start-up.

Below, highlights from the chat plus a look at the 10 photos that inspired Biz’s film.

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Twitter Spoils The Hobbit Movie Review Embargo

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in Peter Jackson’s brand new Hobbit trilogy that’s a prequel to the extremely popular Lord of the Rings series, premiered in New Zealand yesterday night.

The movie stars fan favorites Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

And people are pumped about it.

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Maybe Twitter Can’t Predict Box Office Results After All [STUDY]

There has been a lot of buzz about how Twitter can predict real-world events like changes in the the stock market and political elections. However, a new study suggests that all of this clairvoyant Twitter talk might just be that – talk.
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The Hunger Games Should Get Katniss Everdeen On Twitter

Jennifer LawrenceWith its midnight release only hours away, it’s surprising that The Hunger Games’ official Twitter, @TheHungerGames, only has a little over 300k followers. But all of that would change in an instant if Katniss Everdeen (the character, not the actress) had her own Twitter.
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Useful Twitter Account of the Week: @queuenoodle

Welcome to the first installment of Useful Twitter Account of the Week. Each week, we’ll highlight one Twitter account that offers you a useful service – whether for business, for productivity, or just for fun. If you have a favorite (and useful!) Twitter account you’d like to share, send us a tip via Twitter (@alltwtr) or use the tip box on the top right section of

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The Awards For Best Oscar-Related Tweets Go To…

If we learned one thing from the Oscar telecast Sunday night it might be that a bad, boring awards show can make for some entertaining Twitter content (and that an emerging medium can thrive on the rotting carcass of a dying one). If you checked your Twitter feed at any point during the broadcast (and for some time after), you were likely inundated with reports, many of them more insightful or humorous than the show itself.
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