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Predestination Star Sarah Snook In Talks To Board Steve Jobs Movie

23 January 2015 12:23 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hot off the back of her phenomenal turn in time travel thriller, Predestination, Australian actress Sarah Snook has entered talks to join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie.

Snook is still in the preliminary stages of locking down a deal, which will find her playing close to Michael Fassbender’s titular character as she’s slated for the role of his long-time publicist, Andrea “Andy” Cunningham. She will join a previously-announced cast that includes: Seth Rogen as Jobs’ right-hand man and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as Mac marketing mogul Joanna Hoffman, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan and Katherine Waterston as Jobs’ long-term girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan.

The real-life Cunningham was very close to the Apple founder, as she worked alongside Jobs during Apple’s formative years, and later became a valued »

- Gem Seddon

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‘Predestination’ Star Sarah Snook to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie (Exclusive)

22 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Australian actress is nearing a deal to play the tech titan’s publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham

Predestination” star Sarah Snook is in negotiations to play Steve Jobs’ trusted publicist Andrea “Andy” Cunningham in Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” TheWrap has learned.

Michael Fassbender will star as Jobs, while Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet will co-star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Mac marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, respectively.

The cast also includes Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ripley Sobo as Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan (at different ages) and “Inherent Vice »

- Jeff Sneider

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Steve Jobs Biopic Shooting in Garage Where Apple was Built - Video and Photos

20 January 2015 8:56 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic has finally moved into production. They are shooting part of the film in the actual garage where Jobs and Steve Wozniak started their Apple empire. 

CBS San Francisco news took some video of Jobs' old home in Los Altos, California over the weekend. I've also included some additional photos showing the detail of the completed set thanks to CNET. The 2013 Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad film, Jobs, also shot at this location. I think it's safe to say that this upcoming film is going to be a hell of a lot better, though. Here's a description of what is included on the set:

"Cinderblock and wood shelves are pieced together along the walls. Roller skates, a Thermos, an old vacuum cleaner and 8-track player and stereo lay haphazardly about. An advertisement for a Braun electric coffee maker hangs on the wall, »

- Joey Paur

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Dumb & Dumber To Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD details released

9 January 2015 4:39 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After twenty years the “dynamic” duo returned in 2014 with comedy sequel Dumb & Dumber To. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reunite with original directors Bobby & Peter Farrelly for the long-awaited sequel, which enjoyed a healthy box-office haul of almost $160 million worldwide. Now, Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced the Region 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet) and single disc DVD releases of the film.

The Blu-ray will include:

–DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 English; DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Castilian Spanish, L.A. Spanish, French Canadian and German Audio

–English Sdh, Spanish, French and German Subtitles

–Alternate Opening

–Deleted and Extended Scenes

–Gag Reel

–What’s so Smart about Dumb and Dumber To? – From stress relief to providing a new perspective on life, the film’s cast and crew and the author of Psychology for Dummies make the case for why you sometimes need to step back from the seriousness of life and just get dumb. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Dumb and Dumber To Blu-Ray Coming in February

7 January 2015 11:04 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The sequel to Dumb and Dumber reunited Harry and Lloyd for an all new adventure, and now Universal has revealed exactly when you'll be able to bring it home on blu-ray along with the bonus features you'll find on the disc.  Come inside to learn more!

Looks like February is the month for some decent blu-ray releases (Big Hero 6 is also coming out then), as Universal has announced that Dumb and Dumber To will be landing on February 17th: 


Two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ endearingly dense pairing spun slapstick comedy into box office gold in Dumb and Dumber, the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives on Digital HD on February 3, 2015 and on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber; There’s Something about Mary; Me, Myself and Irene) the »

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Steve Jobs biopic casts role of Apple founder's daughter Lisa Jobs

6 January 2015 3:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Perla Haney-Jardine has been cast as Steve Jobs's daughter in Danny Boyle's biopic.

The up-and-coming actress will play Lisa Jobs in the Aaron Sorkin-written Universal Pictures film.

The Apple co-founder initially denied paternity of Lisa before acknowledging her as his daughter in her teens.

Michael Fassbender is attached to play Jobs with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.

Michael Stuhlbarg, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels will also feature in the movie.

Lisa Jobs was not part of Walter Isaacson's book - on which the film is based - but was interviewed by Sorkin last year in preparation for the film.

Haney-Jardine featured in Spider-Man 3, Kill Bill Vol 2 and 2012 indie drama Future Weather.

Natalie Portman was previously reported to be in line for the role of Lisa Jobs. »

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'The Newsroom' Star Alison Pill Is Engaged

4 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Newsroom may have ended, but one of its stars has a brand new beginning.

Alison Pill, who played Maggie Jordan on the HBO series, got engaged to her actor beau Joshua Leonard, 39, at Joshua Tree National Park. Pill, 29, posted their happy pic on Instagram yesterday saying, "Let's do this 2015!"

Just days before the engagement, the duo decorated the tree at Christmas together as Alison posted this pic at her family celebration.

Watch: Jeff Daniels and Olivia Munn: What We'll Miss About 'The Newsroom'

Talk about a happy way to start 2015! This will be a big year for Pill as she’ll also star in Zoom, a film about a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director authoring stories about each other.

Alison will have a wedding to plan this year, and the biggest celebrity weddings of 2014 can certainly provide some inspiration. Take a look in the video below.


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