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New Steve Jobs Clip Sees Seth Rogen Flex His Dramatic Skills as Steve Wozniak

1 hour ago | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Seth Rogen sets aside his funny bone and sometimes tasteless antics to portray Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin's biopic film, Steve Jobs.

Anyone who had reservations about whether Rogen's largely comedic film history might negatively influence this crucial performance can flush them down the toilet. Rogen plays Wozniak from the heart with raw emotion and stands strong against Michael Fassbender as the film's namesake, Steve Jobs, in this new Steve Jobs movie clip released earlier today.

This Steve Jobs clip embodies everything we expect to see from a film of this magnitude with the talent involved. Both actors are at the top of their game and play wonderfully off one another. The direction from Boyle is spot on. And Sorkin's writing delivers a memorable and prophetic line that I won't quote here as it plays best when heard first.

Steve Jobs opens in select theaters tomorrow, »

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Watch The New Clip And Featurette For Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs is a dazzling artistic interpretation of one of the modern techno-giants and a terrific piece of filmmaking, led by a never-better Michael Fassbender in the lead role. It’s The Social Network 2.0 and one of the year’s best films.” – IGN

Universal Pictures has released a new clip, plus new featurette, for director Danny Boyle’s highly anticipated Steve Jobs.

Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998—Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin, »

- Michelle McCue

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Jeff Daniels needs three weeks to recover after performing Sorkin dialogue

6 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jeff Daniels is here to tell you that reciting Aaron Sorkin dialogue -- which often requires rancor, spitfire quickness, and a lot of physical exertion to handle properly -- is as exhausting as it looks. "I remember after any of the seasons of 'The Newsroom,' particularly the first season, it took a month -- three weeks -- where you just answered in one-word sentences. You're just done," Daniels says, reflecting on his Emmy-winning work on the HBO series. "Your brain was going, 'We're going to check out for three weeks.' And it did." Now Daniels is costarring in another Sorkin-written jam, "Steve Jobs." In the new biopic starring Michael Fassbender, Daniels plays John Sculley, Apple's CEO from 1983 to 1993. Sculley's paternal yet critical energy ends up revealing a lot about Jobs, whose angst can often seem monstrous. In our interview, Daniels discusses his favorite and least favorite kinds of dialogue, »

- Louis Virtel

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Steve Jobs Movie Review

10 hours ago | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Steve Jobs Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Arizona Reporter. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director:  Danny Boyle Written by: Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson’s book Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Jeff Daniels Screened at: AMC Lincoln Square, NYC, 10/7/15 Opens:  October 9, 2015 For those of us who think that if a man is a multimillionaire—meaning in possession of one hundred million, like Robin Williams or several billion like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg—his problems are over, we learn from literature, theater and the movies that this is simply not true.  In fact when the Greeks wrote and performed tragedies and Shakespeare likewise, the  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Danny Boyle on 'Steve Jobs,' Sorkin and the Fassbender Effect

10 hours ago | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Danny Boyle is smiling and talking very, very, very excitedly. This is not unusual; in fact, an infectiously enthusiastic state combined with a mile-a-minute manner of speaking appears to be the 58-year-old filmmaker's default mode. He's just been asked a stock question, yet he's positively beaming as he winds his way through tangents about Silicon Valley, Shakespeare, Seth Rogen's sense of humor, and why it's easier to get extras to show up in San Francisco "for the price of a sandwich." Eventually, he arrives at an answer, somehow perfectly sticking the landing. »

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Steve Jobs Review

11 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If I hadn’t seen Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man Inside The Machine earlier this year, I’d probably be a little more enchanted by Danny Boyle’s Hollywoodized dramatization, Steve Jobs. Written by the quick-witted Aaron Sorkin, this take on Apple’s infamous mogul is a surprisingly brief glimpse into three major turning points in Jobs’ career, focusing on the strained relationship between a man and the child he refused to acknowledge as his own daughter. Where Gibney made us question Jobs’ ethics, and where filmmaker Joshua Michael Stern sought out to chronicle Steve’s rise to power in Jobs, Sorkin fixates on the titular character’s capacity for human emotion, boiling a jagged persona down to what should be a meaningful parental bond. This is the human side of Jobs we finally get to explore – albeit a more glitzy, crowd-pleasing take.

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Box Office Democracy: The Martian

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I really enjoyed watching The Martian when I was sitting in the theater, but that love has faded quickly in the days since. There’s a high amount of amazing spectacle and suspense to keep audiences engaged but there’s an emotional emptiness to the film that makes it feel inconsequential in the long term and hurts the film. Ten minutes after I thought it was an Oscar contender released too early, two days after it feels like just another movie, and in a couple months I doubt I’ll be thinking about it at all. I suppose this is what Ridley Scott is these days and it’s so sad that the man who made Blade Runner and Alien is making such hollow science fiction these days.

The set pieces on display in The Martian are as good as anything I’ve seen this year. From Martian sandstorms to »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Watch: Michael Fassbender Battles Family And Fame In 7 Clips From Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’

13 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs” heads into limited release this weekend, where its riding high off strong buzz from its appearances at the Telluride and New York Film Festivals. Now the next question is if it can carry the wave of positive response to the Oscars, where there is already talk of Aaron Sorkin being a lock for a nomination, if not a win, for Best Adapted Screenplay (his script is based on Walter Isaacson's acclaimed biography of the Apple titan). And today comes seven clips to give you a little preview of his crisp dialogue coupled with Danny Boyle's assured direction. Read More: Review: Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Michael Fassbender leads the movie as Steve Jobs, with Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Kate Winslet, in support. To be certain, this isn't a fawning portrayal of the Apple icon. Rather, it »

- Edward Davis

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Review: " Steve Jobs" Starring Michael Fassbender

23 hours ago | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Mark Cerulli 

Full disclosure:  I’m a Mac evangelist and have been since the 1980s. (The boxy Macintosh Plus was the first model I used.) I idolized Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and this brilliant movie from director Danny Boyle doesn’t change that. What it does do is explain Jobs as much as a force of nature like Steve Jobs can be explained. The film, written by Aaron Sorkin, tells Jobs’ story through three pivotal product launches –1984’s Macintosh, the ill-fated Next in 1988 and his triumphant 1998 return with the revolutionary iMac. Most of the action takes place in the tension-filled backstage crucible before each event, where Jobs terrorizes staffers and programmers and deals with the inconvenient truth of a very dependent ex-girlfriend (played by Sam Waterston’s daughter, Katherine) who is also the mother of his child. A child he refuses to acknowledge, conclusive paternity test or no. »

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Fassbender Delivers Best Performance of His Career in 'Riveting' 'Jobs' Biopic

7 October 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Steve Jobs' movie poster. 'Steve Jobs' movie: 'Riveting, high speed' biopic starring Michael Fassbender at his best On the outside, computers are clean, symmetrical slabs of molded polycarbonate; pleasant, or at least inoffensive, to look at. On the inside, however, the part most consumers don't see, is a bento box of circuit boards, memory chips, wires, graphics cards, and cooling systems, busily processing and moving the innumerable pieces of information that make the unit work flawlessly or, occasionally, crash. What director Danny Boyle's ferocious three-act rocket ride, Steve Jobs, teaches us about its eponymous tech icon, is that he was much like a computer: on the outside, clad in his signature black turtleneck and jeans, he was trim, bespectacled and flawlessly functioning. On the inside, he was on the brink of crashing, his internal Os in constant operation, avoiding, justifying, and occasionally acknowledging his poor treatment of »

- Mark Keizer

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Scott Reviews Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs [Theatrical Review]

7 October 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

David Fincher seemed an odd, but intriguing, choice to helm an Aaron Sorkin script in 2010. In 2015, Danny Boyle seemed like the studio just grabbed the first high-profile guy they found on the street. The behind-the-scenes turmoil that lead to Steve Jobs finally making it to theaters is well chronicled, but suffice to say, the project, which began at the executive level, went through innumerable variations of director, cast, and eventually studio. What amazes is how ideal the end result feels. Steve Jobs has tremendous clarity of purpose, an out-and-out entertainment machine with a sextet of searing performances that is intelligent about how emotional it is, and firmly cemented in its sense of theatricality. This is drama, first and foremost. It’s also, quite remarkably and fully, a Danny Boyle Picture.

The film is structured around three product launches – the Macintosh computer in 1984, the ill-fated NeXT in 1988, and the iMac in »

- Scott Nye

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Check Out Seven Clips From Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs

7 October 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The issues with bringing Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic to the big screen have been well-publicized, with a number of actors dropping out at the last minute and those pesky “Sony Hack” emails making the behind the scenes problems clear. However, despite all of that, the movie has come together pretty damn well if early reviews are anything to go by.

The synopsis reveals that events in Steve Jobs will be “set backstage at three iconic product launches” with the end point set to be “in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.” It adds that “the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.”

The clips above (which run for nearly five minutes), cover those key moments and several others, providing a great look at the movie’s well-publicized Aaron Sorkin dialogue and some very impressive performances. »

- Josh Wilding

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Steve Jobs | Review

7 October 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

All About Steve: Boyle and Sorkin’s Backstage Swipe at the Tech Magnate

Though it successfully usurps the ungainly 2013 film starring a miscast Ashton Kutcher as the eponymous technological entrepreneur, director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s up-do hardly grazes the superficial surface of the man known as Steve Jobs, especially considering his name serves as the title. An astutely written and hyper-intelligent (not to mention overly loquacious) chamber piece, the type we’ve come to expect from the likes of Sorkin following his tackling of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in Fincher’s 2010 The Social Network, this treatment spans a fourteen year period and covers the backstage scenes behind three notable product launches in Jobs’ career (1984-1998). The result is an exaggerated triptych of moments formulated as a bluntly theatrical stage play. Agonized modern figures now historically mythologized for the roles they’ve played in the technological advances »

- Nicholas Bell

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Can 'Pan' Take Down 'The Martian' at the Box Office?

6 October 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Martian fell just shy of breaking Gravity's box office record for highest October opening of $55.7 million, by taking in $55 million in its first weekend. That record will likely be in no danger of falling this weekend either, with only one new movie arriving in wide release, Warner Bros.' Pan, and TriStar's The Walk expanding. With Pan's less than stellar critical reception so far, the projections at indicate that Pan likely won't have a shot at the top spot, with The Martian set to win for a second time in a row.

The Martian opened in 3,750 theaters, a count that isn't expected to change too much going into its second weekend at the box office. Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama following the quest to save an astronaut stranded on Mars has been called the best movie of the year by a number of critics. We still »

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“Steve Jobs” continues to impress on the festival circuit and make its case to Oscar

6 October 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to be at the New York Film Festival for the Centerpiece screening of Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs. The movie was initially going to be a World Premiere at Nyff, and technically that was the case, but an “unfinished” version screened at the Telluride Film Festival prior. Regardless, after its Centerpiece bow, the biopic of the Apple legend begins its theatrical run starting in limited release this Friday. For my money, it’s one of the best films of the year, a symphony of words on the part of Aaron Sorkin, among the best of Nyff so far, and a definite Academy Award player. I’m sure you all know who this man is, but if you’re somehow unfamiliar with Steve Jobs, this high profile biopic should give you a sense of how important to the current technological culture he is, »

- Joey Magidson

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Nyff: Danny Boyle on 'Thinking Different' For 'Steve Jobs' and Moving Ahead With 'Trainspotting 2'

6 October 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Nyff: Michael Fassbender Resurrects the Real 'Steve Jobs' and Mocks Ashton Kutcher After dazzling audiences over the weekend at the New York Film Festival with the impressively executed "Steve Jobs," Oscar winner Danny Boyle took to the Lincoln Center Amphitheater Monday night for an in-depth chat on the making of the film, its dynamic lead actor and, most enticingly, plans for the upcoming "Trainspotting" sequel. With a whiplash of a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and a superb cast of Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg, "Steve Jobs" is an unconventional look at the life of the eponymous Apple co-founder. The drama takes place exclusively behind the scenes at three major product launches -- Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988 and the iMac in 1998 -- and features Jobs encountering the same five people all while facing obstacles in launching his newest piece. »

- Zack Sharf

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Matt Damon's 'The Martian' Is Big on Buildup, Little Else

5 October 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last Friday night, local movie theaters were packed in anticipation for the space-thriller showing of Matt Damon's new film, "The Martian." The buzz was ridiculous. Regardless of the hype, I was planning on seeing the film. Who would I be kidding if I didn't see such a star-studded film that included Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Daniels? I know, with a cast of that magnitude its got to be a must watch... but no.

Sorry to disappoint.

The Ridley Scott-directed "The Martian," based on Andy Weir's best-selling novel of the same name, follows astronaut Mark Watney as he struggles to survive when left behind on Mars.

The film fares well initially, with drama and a good build up. The protagonist's wit and charm via Damon is welcoming. However, with all of those ingredients, by the time the end credits roll, there's no satisfaction.

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- Khalid Moalim

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Aaron Sorkin on Amy Schumer's 'Foodroom' satire: 'It's a funny line'

5 October 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Danny Boyle's new film "Steve Jobs" examines the legacy of a technological pioneer at three distinct moments in his life. We glean that Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) was both brilliant and unbearable, innovative and grim. Aaron Sorkin's script is suspensefully talky, sort of an angrier, more frustrated remix of his Oscar-winning "The Social Network."  Sorkin's style is routinely imitated and parodied. "30 Rock" even invited him to lampoon his familiar walk-and-talks alongside Liz Lemon herself. But the most cutting bit of recent Sorkin satire came courtesy of Amy Schumer, whose "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch "The Foodroom" parodied the dialogue-based sturm und drang of Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom." In a harsh criticism of Sorkin's female characters like MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), a news producer who deals with the tempestuous star anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), Schumer deadpanned, "A woman's life is worth nothing unless she's making a great man greater. »

- Louis Virtel

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Film Review: Entertaining ‘The Martian’ is a Hollywood Space Opera

5 October 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – It’s all based on science, they told us! “The Martian” is an old fashion feel-good movie about the hard working astronauts and scientists of the good old American space program, trying to rescue a stranded spaceman from Mars, aided by a brave cast of astro-colleagues.

This film is a reminder of other space rescue suspense operas that have come before it, most recognizably “Marooned” (1969) and “Apollo 13” (1995). The All-Star cast is also a reminder of those types of “name” ensemble cast films as well – “hey, is that Kristen Wiig?” All that aside, “The Martian” is a tour de force, pitting Matt Damon’s astronaut character in a sly castaway-in-space mashup, and the special effects and production design are flawless. This is what the current technology in movies are about, the ability to place human beings in other worlds, yet express a recognizable atmosphere in a familiar emotional realm. »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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The Martian opens to $100 million worldwide

5 October 2015 3:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

He may be lost on a planet on his own, but thousands went in their droves to see Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

The film opened to $55 million domestically, averaging around $14k per screen. While it is a fantastic opening, it’s sadly just short of the record made by Gravity in this spot a couple of years ago by around $750k. The Martian also opened in 49 territories and added $45.2 million to its total, pushing the movie to over $100 million on its opening weekend.

The Martian didn’t face much in the way of competition, however last week’s number one Hotel Transylvania 2, pulled in an impressive $33 million. It also beat out the wide release of Sicario, which made $13 million domestically.

See Also: Read our review of The Martian here

The Martian is out now with a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, »

- Luke Owen

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