The epic Facebook movie smackdown that wasn’t

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When I saw the headline Facebook Co-Founder: What I Learned From Watching “The Social Network,” I was super pumped — especially when I saw it was written by Eduardo Saverin.

Saverin sued ex-BFF Mark Zuckerberg for the right to call himself a Facebook co-founder — and a valuable stake in the company. Saverin, a wealthy Brazilian, provided startup cash when the venture was just getting started.

A sad story for sure. (But don’t feel too bad — Saverin is the youngest person on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.) Truth be told, it’s a juicy one, too — hence my excitement when I saw he penned a review of “the Facebook movie” for CNBC.com.

The nut graf: “The true takeaway for me was that entrepreneurship and creativity, however complicated, difficult or tortured to execute, are perhaps the most important drivers of business today and the growth of our economy.”

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkSorry, I fell asleep at my computer. I didn’t think Saverin would spill his guts, but I figured there’d be some juicy stuff. Good thing he doesn’t have a Facebook — his status updates would be uberlame. -Julianne

The Social Network — box office blockbuster or bomb?

I don’t get or like Facebook. I am not ashamed to admit that. But I understand that hundreds of millions of people disagree with me. Still, I honestly have no clue what to think about the upcoming Mark Zuckerberg bio-pic.

Part of me thinks that the movie is destined to be a huge hit. After all, won’t all the Facebook fans flock to see it? Then again, the movie looks (admittedly colored by my almost irrational hatred of the site) like it will be a boring snooze. And did I mention that Aaron Sorkin (other than Sports Night) also irks me?

So let’s see if those years I once spent on the media beat serve me well. I’m going to make a prediction about the opening box office for The Social Network. Let’s see how close I get. I look in my crystal ball and see … $19 million. Respectable but nothing for James Cameron to worry about. - Paul