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Michael Fassbender Confirmed to Play Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet Will Also Star in Biopic

11 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We officially have our Steve Jobs! After months and months of casting drama, the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic will star Michael Fassbander as the late Apple founder, Universal Studios confirmed Tuesday. Kate Winslet will co-star in the flick as former marketing chief of Macintosh Joanna Hoffman. Seth Rogen will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak while Jeff Daniels will take on the part of John Sculley, the former Apple CEO. The Steve Jobs movie screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin. Leonardo DiCaprio was originally supposed to play Jobs when the biopic was under the helm of director David Fincher at Sony Studios. After DiCaprio left the project, it was announced in November 2014 »

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Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie Begins Filming With Cast Full of People Who Haven’t Dropped Out Yet

12 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs — a gigantic game of musical chairs that has seen David FincherLeonardo DiCaprioChristian Bale, and Sony all think differently about their involvement — started filming this week, which means it is now a lot harder for everyone in the cast to quit. Here is the official list of actors who managed to be sitting down when the music stopped: Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley, Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Michael Stuhlbarg as developer Andy Hertzfeld, and Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's girlfriend Chrisann Brennan. Universal also revealed that the last of the film's three long scenes will take place in 1998, at the Apple product launch that introduced the iMac. Go get those royalty checks, New Radicals. »

- Nate Jones

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Oscar Documentaries Take Diverse Approaches to Subjects

13 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From photography to warfare, conservation to whistleblowing, this year’s five Oscar nominated documentaries are united by overlapping themes and topics of interest, but remain uniformly distinct in their approach.

Leading the quintet is Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour,” the highest-grossing and highest-profile nominee. The verite-style portrait of Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden gives audiences a voyeuristic peek inside Snowden’s week in Hong Kong when the information he leaked started going public, and shows the human side of a man who the media nearly turned into a myth.

The pic has cleaned up in Oscar precursors, garnering best doc wins from the Gotham and Intl. Documentary Assn. awards, the four top critics groups (New York, Los Angeles, London and National Society) and nominations from BAFTA and the Spirits. It also marks Poitras’ second Oscar nom. She was in contention in 2007 for “My Country, My Country” but lost to heavyweight “An Inconvenient Truth. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet confirmed for Steve Jobs

13 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet have been confirmed to be starring in director Danny Boyle's biopic Steve Jobs.

Fassbender will be playing the Apple pioneer, following previous shake-ups that linked Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale to he role.

Universal Pictures has announced that Rogen will play Jobs's earlier collaborator Steve Wozniak and Winslet is portraying Macintosh marketing expert Joanna Hoffman.

Steve Jobs will also feature Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's former partner Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld.

Universal Pictures said in a statement: "Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre."

The ensemble drama will also feature »

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

14 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Broken Hollywood: The Biz’s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change

14 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk to any top executive or producer in the movie, television and digital businesses today and they will tell you that the challenges they face are more severe and confounding than ever. Industryites are grappling with profound concerns that cut to the heart of the traditional models to which Hollywood has adhered for decades.

Variety feels it best that our readers hear what’s on the minds of the media business’s best and brightest in their own words. We’ve put the phrase “Broken Hollywood” on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They weren’t shy about addressing the industry’s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience — particularly among the vital younger demographic — and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms. »

- Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein

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Joe Roth: We Should Nurture a New Generation of Movie Stars

14 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This column is part of Variety’s Broken Hollywood feature. For more execs and their opinions on the state of Hollywood, click here.

I think maybe Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio are the last versions of movie stars. Put them in a movie, and people want to come see them. What we have now is what I call “conditional movie stars,” because they have not been given broader roles. The only time they are stars is when they are in a situation where the audience knows how they are going to behave. Stars are important because nobody is going to take a risk on an expensive movie if the actor doesn’t have the right pedigree.

There’s a difference between a celebrity and a star. People don’t go to see celebrities in movies. They go to see stars. On one hand, it’s a reflection of the culture. »

- Joe Roth

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Will Smith's 'Concussion' Gets Christmas Day 2015 Release

15 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Mission: Impossible 5 has safely vacated it's Christmas Day, 2015 release slot, Sony Pictures is quick to fill in the empty space on the calendar with their NFL football drama Concussion. Will Smith stars in the true-life tale, which takes a look at football players and the life-threatening head injuries they often receive on the field. The news is nicely timed for this weekend's Super Bowl. Will we see the first trailer during the big game?

Opening December 25, Concussion is based on Dr. Bennet Omalu's studies. A David vs. Goliath journey, the forensic neuropathologist made the first discovery of football-related brain trauma in a pro player and fought to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, Omalu's quest humanizes the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports but also by people who challenge the status quo as it exposes the political, »

- MovieWeb

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Catchplay co-finances New Regency trio

16 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Taiwanese distributor Catchplay has signed a deal to co-finance and co-distribute three New Regency productions: The Revenant, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell.

The investment will be handled through a special purpose vehicle, set up by Alpha Pictures Hong Kong, intended for long-term financing and distribution partnerships covering China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Catchplay will distribute the trio of New Regency pictures in Taiwan. Alpha Pictures Hong Kong will handle rights for China, Hong Kong and Macau.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy and is currently in production with Us release through Twentieth Century Fox scheduled for December 2015.

Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are both based on Ubisoft video games and expected to start shooting this year. Directed by Justin Kurzel, Assassin’s Creed will star Michael Fassbender, while Splinter Cell stars Tom Hardy and will be directed by Doug Liman.

“Adding the three »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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That Steve Jobs Biopic Finally Has a Cast

17 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The game of musical chairs that is the Steve Jobs biopic has finally come to an end (we think).

The Aaron Sorkin-penned project has seen several stars come and go (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale), one high-profile director come and go (David Fincher), and even a studio come and go (Sony gave it up, now it's being made by Universal). The quagmire of a movie became somewhat infamous due to the Sony email hack.

Well, now all is settled. "Steve Jobs" began filming this week, with these actors: Michael Fassbender as Jobs; Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley; and Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former Macintosh marketing chief.

The movie is made up of three, long, real-time scenes, the last of which focuses on the 1998 launch of the iMac. At the least, that should prove to be colorful. »

- Kelly Woo

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Steve Jobs biopic starts shooting, Michael Fassbender in lead

27 January 2015 10:34 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs, and Danny Boyle is directing, as the biopic of the Apple co-founder finally starts shooting.

It's taken some time to get going, but the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has finally begun production. The film is officially now titled Steve Jobs, and it's currently shooting in San Francisco.

Furthermore, Michael Fassbender is the man who's taking on the role of Jobs in the movie (a role that had been linked to Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale at different stages), and he leads a cast that also includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Steve Jobs is being directed by Danny Boyle (who himself stepped in when David Fincher passed), with Aaron Sorkin providing the screenplay, based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.

It's possible that Universal may try and get the film into cinemas before the end of the year, »

- simonbrew

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Taiwan’s Catchplay Backs New Regency Slate

27 January 2015 7:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taiwan-based distributor Catchplay has struck a deal to co-finance and co-distribute a trio of upcoming movies from New Regency.

Pictures covered by the deal are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy starring “The Revenant,” “Assassin’s Creed,” and “Splinter Cell.”

The deal is structured through a Hong Kong-based special purpose company Alpha Pictures and gives Catchplay co-distribution rights in Taiwan. Alpha Pictures is controlled by Alpha Animation and Culture. Rights in China, Hong Kong and Macau will be handled through Alpha Pictures.

Catchplay said that the deal “goes beyond the usual investment and distribution arrangements for tent pole Hollywood studio movies in the Greater Chinese territories,” and is a step towards a long-term co-financing and co-distribution arrangement.

Catchplay is backed by Cher Wang, one of the richest women in Asia, founder and chair of the smartphone manufacturer Htc.

The Revenant” is now shooting and is set for »

- Patrick Frater

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'Suicide Squad': Will Harley Quinn Keep Her Brooklyn Accent?

27 January 2015 8:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after revealing how intimidating it is to take on a project like Suicide Squad, actress Margot Robbie shared even more details on the project. The actress first came into prominence in late 2013 with her role in the Best Picture nominee The Wolf of Wall Street, where she played Naomi Lapaglia, the mistress-turned-wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort. In Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn also has New York roots like her previous character, but in a new interview during the Sundance Film Festival, the actress hints that Harley Quinn's Brooklyn accent won't be as strong as Naomi's.

"None of those things have been set in stone at this point, but according to the comics, she's from New York and I think Brooklyn, so there may be a slight... I couldn't imagine it would be as strong as The Wolf of Wall Street accent. The »

- MovieWeb

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10 Best Roles From The World’s Worst Actors

27 January 2015 1:40 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s never nice to be disappointed by a reliable or well loved actor, but even Hollywood royalty have their bad days. Most viewers cringed at Leo DiCaprio’s uniquely ill conceived turn in notorious cult flop The Beach, while many fans will never forgive Charlize Theron for Sweet November. Luckily, this sort of regrettable surprise is rare. After all, a decent hit-maker in Hollywood can usually be depended on to make savvy career choices and to light up screens with their talent.

Sometimes an even rarer phenomenon occurs, though, in the form of a much more welcome surprise. A terrible actor, universally panned and relied on to produce material that’s trite at best and unwatchable at worst, will pleasantly shock audiences with a memorable and commendable performance.

At such a potentially career-defining moment, a flailing actor’s future rests tenuously on the brink of greatness. It can go either way. »

- S. Mathers

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Watch: 'Siskel & Ebert' Review 'Goodfellas'; Martin Scorsese's Classic Getting 4K Remastered Blu-Ray Release

26 January 2015 3:48 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Words like "classic" and "masterpiece" get thrown around a lot, but if anyone puts those monikers on Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas," you can't really argue. His 1990 gangland drama is one of the great American films of the era, one of Scorsese's best pictures, and, aside from "The Godfather," one of the pinnacle pieces of cinema about life in organized crime. You've probably watched it more than a few times, and if you catch it on cable, you know your plans are getting delayed, because you're going sit down and finish it. Now there's another reason to revisit the film. Warner Bros. has announced a 25th anniversary 2-disc Blu-ray edition that has been given a spiffy new 4K remastering, from the original camera negative. The extras include an all new documentary featuring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Jack Nicholson, and Joe Pesci discussing working with Scorsese, a 36-page book, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission Impossible 5′ Release Shifted to Summer

26 January 2015 12:46 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Paramount moves action sequel from Christmas Day and puts animated “Monster Trucks” there

This summer’s box office got a little hotter Monday, as Paramount Pictures shifted the release date of its Tom Cruise tentpole movie “Mission Impossible 5″ from Christmas Day to July 31.

At the same time, the studio moved the animated film “Monster Trucks” into the Dec. 25 slot previously occupied by “MI5.”

On its new summer date, “Mission Impossible 5″ will open against the “Point Break” remake starring Luke Bracey from Warner Bros., “Self/Less,” the Ryan Reynolds sci-fi thriller from Focus Features and “Southpaw,” the Antoine Fuqua-directed boxing »

- Todd Cunningham

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Leonardo DiCaprio roughs it up in first look images from The Revenant

26 January 2015 8:25 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images of Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant have been released.

The upcoming western thriller from Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu stars DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a fur-trapper struggling to make a living in the 19th-century Rocky Mountains.

After Glass is viciously mauled by a bear, robbed, and left for dead by his companions, he recovers and becomes hellbent on vengeance against the men who betrayed him.

His treacherous colleagues are played by Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson.

The screenplay was adapted from Michael Punke's 2003 novel of the same name by Iñárritu and Mark L Smith (The Hole).

The Revenant will open for a limited awards-qualifying run in the Us from December 25, prior to a full release on January 8, 2016.

It will be released in the UK on January 15, 2016. »

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‘Birdman’ Soars As PGA Sets A New Course For Wide Open Best Picture Oscar Race

25 January 2015 3:10 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

During the cocktail reception before Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards began I ran into Oscar-nominated Screenwriter (and Director) Dan Gilroy and wife Rene Russo, there supporting one of the ten PGA Darryl F. Zanuck Best Picture nominees, Nightcrawler. Russo, admittedly not a staple at this type of awards-season banquet, asked me if they were going to serve food at this event. “Yes,” I replied, “it’s a dinner.” “So what do you think will win, Boyhood or Birdman?” she wondered. That was an interesting and somewhat surprising way to distill what has been thought to be a wide open race to Oscar until Boyhood basically cleaned up on the critics circuit, capping its run with Golden Globe and  Critics Choice Movie Award wins, while Birdman scored for Michael Keaton but actually lost to Fox Searchlight stablemate The Grand Budapest Hotel in both respective comedy categories. But now with the »

- Pete Hammond

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The fantasist: The comic art of Woody Allen

24 January 2015 12:49 PM, PST | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »

- Graham Daseler

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First Look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant

24 January 2015 9:42 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Alejandro González Iñárritu is a director whose name is on everyone’s lips thanks to the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film, “Birdman.” The follow-up to “Birdman” is “The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The first stills from the film have been released, and you can see just how gritty DiCaprio’s character is in the comments section below. “The Revenant” follows a 19th century trapper who is double crossed. “Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment,  [ Read More ]

The post First Look at Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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