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A technology that promises (some would say threatens) to permanently transform our lives and businesses gets compelling behind-the-scenes treatment in “Print the Legend,” Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel’s skillful overview of the major players in the 3D printing industry, the ingenious and highly competitive products they’ve turned out, and the controversy they’ve stirred up vis-a-vis the gun-control debate. Still, as cutting-edge as these innovations may be, the dramatic trajectory here — the initial thrill of a successful collaboration giving way to the forces of hubris, conflict and betrayal — could hardly be more timeless or universally applicable. Reminiscent of such classic studies of geek entrepreneurship as “Startup.com” and “The Social Network,” though it’s ultimately a softer-edged, more optimistic film than either, this well-handled documentary should maximize its modest theatrical potential on the basis of its remarkable access and early-bird take on a fascinating subject.
In covering the technology known as stereolithography, »
- Justin Chang
Mike Judge’s new HBO comedy series Silicon Valley could be described as Office Space meets The Social Network. The show debuting April 6 follows a group of programmers who start their own company amid the NorCal tech-campus playgrounds. Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-Head) sat down with EW at the South by Southwest film festival just a few hours before Silicon Valley has its world premiere screening.
Entertainment Weekly: The biggest comedy on TV is about a group of ultra-brainy socially awkward guys — Big Bang Theory. Did that occur to you at all, that this would appeal in a more R-rated way? »
- James Hibberd
Dinesh D'Souza, the filmmaker behind 2016: Obama's America who is out on $500,000 bond for allegedly violating campaign finance laws, was at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Friday to unveil a new trailer for his upcoming release, America, a movie that imagines the United States lost the Revolutionary War and therefore never existed. The trailer, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, begins with some familiar faces -- Steve Jobs, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Jackie Robinson -- then morphs into a battle scene where Gen. George Washington is struck by a bullet from a British musket. As Washington dies,
- Paul Bond
TV news and notes:
- Jackie & Kelso 4-eva! Mila Kunis will guest-star on an upcoming episode of CBS' "Two and a Half Men" opposite her former "That '70s Show" co-star (and real-life fiance) Ashton Kutcher. She'll play Vivian, a "beautiful, free-spirited world traveler who shows up on Walden's doorstep. Walden feels an instant connection with her, convinced she's 'the one.'" Tough timing, as he's about to propose to someone else. There's no word on an airdate yet.
- The first post-Oscars edition of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" scored the syndicated talk show's highest ratings in the series' 11-year history, with a 4.8 rating/11 household share. The episode was shot live after DeGeneres hosted the 86th Academy Awards, and aired the following day (Monday, March 3).
- Matthew Perry will detour from his new series project, CBS' "Odd Couple" remake, for a one-off performance on British TV. He'll star in "The Dog Thrower, »
Mike Judge's tech world comedy "Silicon Valley" premieres on HBO April 6th at 10pm. Today, HBO unveiled its poster for the upcoming series, which takes a cue from Albert Watson's famous 2006 photo of Steve Jobs, featuring cast members (from left to right) Kumail Nanjiani, T. J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and Martin Starr in the pose and the black turtleneck. Take a look below:
- Alison Willmore
Mike Judge's tech world comedy "Silicon Valley" premieres on HBO April 6th at 10pm. Today, HBO unveiled its poster for the upcoming series, which takes a cue from Albert Watson's famous 2006 photo of Steve Jobs, featuring cast members (from left to right) Kumail Nanjiani, T. J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and Martin Starr in the pose and the black turtleneck. Take a look below: »
- Alison Willmore
Last night's Academy Awards was a clash of cinematic titans, with Matthew McConaughey snatching Best Actor from Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett triumphing as Best Actress over legends like Meryl Streep. Nevertheless, the evening's most profound battle was based in the animal kingdom: In one of four goofy fake trailers aired during ABC's post-Oscars special, Jimmy Kimmel envisioned viral video sensations "Keyboard Cat" and "Hamster on a Piano" as dueling composers in the Amadeus-parodying "Ameowadeus."
Oscars 2014's 25 Best and Worst Moments
As the narrator says, it's "a tale of two »
Jimmy Kimmel enlisted several Hollywood stars and Oscar nominees to star in film trailer versions of YouTube classics last night (March 2).
Viral videos including Charlie Bit My Finger, Keyboard Cat and Double Rainbow were transformed into epic promos of future fictional dramas.
Kimmel's enemy Matt Damon also stars "in his most important deleted scene yet", before the real Sweet Brown interrupts him.
Jimmy Kimmel certainly had something special planned for his post-Academy Awards episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Right at the top of the show, Kimmel said adapting books was a thing of the past and it was time to move on to YouTube videos. That leads to four different trailers, each of which were amazing, based on popular clips from the video-sharing site.
First, Martin Scorsese presents "Bitman Begins," which is a Christopher Nolan-esque take on the "Charlie Bit My Finer" video, starring Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth as brothers at war. Rounding out the cast was Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, but the real star of the clip was the rooftop showdown between the brothers. Liam just likes to bite too much.
Who do you have to go to bed with to host the post-Oscar show on ABC? In Jimmy Kimmel’s case, he doesn’t need to compromise his integrity since his celebrity-swamped show has become a staple of Oscar night. But he still didn’t leave anything to chance, getting under the covers with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi — and a fondue kit — in the opening moments of this year’s special.
This year, Kimmel recruited some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to bring YouTube’s most popular videos to life. In the first short, Bitman Begins, which featured dueling Hemsworth brothers, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Remember "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That"? Jimmy Kimmel parodied it on his post-Oscars show, and he made it even better. Queen Latifah stars as Sweet Brown, Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) plays young Barack Obama, Adam Driver plays Steve Jobs, and Matt Damon gets silenced by the Real Sweet Brown. Watch until the end for that classic moment, and when you're done, check out the Hemsworth brothers in "Bitman Begins." Here's the original: »
- Maggie Pehanick
In case you were out of the loop this week, here's an easy way to get back in and catch up on everything you missed. The Movie News: Losing Harold Ramis had to be the worst news of the week. But apparently that's not stopping Ghostbusters 3. The most interesting news has to be that one of the stars of Girls will be the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII. Oh, and M. Night Shyamalan assures us that his latest script is blowing people away. The guys behind This Is the End are now tackling the rivalry between Nintendo and Sega for Console Wars. And while that sounds Social Network-like, the guys behind The Social Network are making a new Steve Jobs biopic. Producers of The Lego Movie are makng a Minecraft movie. The Geek Stuff: Look at the...
- Christopher Campbell
A few years ago, The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin signed onto write a biopic of tech wizard Steve Jobs. Unlike the preposterous Ashton Kutcher vehicle, it will be split into three, 30 minute scenes. Until now, it was a mystery as to who would direct, however, David Fincher looks set to reunite with Sorkin by helming the project.
During an interview with The Daily Beast last year, Sorkin revealed that, “the entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time... There will be no time cuts. Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch—backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod.”
- Gary Collinson
David Fincher could be about to reunite with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, with Variety reporting that the director is in talks to helm a new Steve Jobs biopic. Sorkin has been on board the project for a couple of years now, having decided to present the material in a rather distinctive way… “I hope I don’t get killed by the studio for giving too much away,” said Sorkin in an interview with The Daily Beast, “but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.” “Each of these...
- George Wales
The Oscar-winning team behind The Social Network is taking on tech-reality once again. David Fincher is in early talks to direct a Steve Jobs biopic written by Aaron Sorkin. Update: New reports say that Fincher isn’t yet in talks, but he’s taking a meeting about the film. Our headline has been changed to reflect his […]
- Germain Lussier
Steve Jobs Biopic, The Stand, Overnight, Snowdowning now have Film Directors. Directors have been selected for the aforementioned films by their respective production studios. For some of the projects, not all the contracts have been signed but insiders say the choices are a pretty safe bet. The Steve Jobs biopic will be directed by
Continue reading: Film Director News: Steve Jobs Biopic, The Stand, Overnight, Sundowning »
- Rollo Tomasi
SNL host Jim Parsons teams up with Bobby Moynihan for his promos - Vulture How Ghostbusters III will proceed without Harold Ramis - HuffPost Entertainment The Entourage movie gets a release date - Moviefone 6 realistic changes that would improve superhero movies - Cracked The best quotes from Glee this week - BuddyTV Justin Long is coming to primetime (probably for good) - Splitsider More jaw-dropping moments are coming up on Pll - Pretty Little Liars Frozen and more nominated movies newly streaming - Rotten Tomatoes David Fincher is in talks for a Steve Jobs biopic - The Hollywood Reporter Try not to Lol too hard at this mom's "Let It Go" cover - Popsugar Moms »
- Maggie Pehanick
Four years ago, The Social Network captured the zeitgeist of young America, portraying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.s rise to fame as a demonic young opportunist who would sell out his friends for the right price. The union between director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was a novel one: Sorkin believed that progress would make slaves of humanity and natural kindness, taking to an extreme the idea of American Exceptionalism being a form of Social Darwinism. And Fincher, the black-hearted auteur, knew how to get at the primordial ooze seeping out of every pore of the over-privileged and under-loved, turning a success story into a diseased tragedy of technology over man. So hey! Are you ready to be uplifted again?? THR reports that the duo are reuniting once again, with Fincher in early talks to direct Sorkin.s script about the late innovator Steve Jobs. Sorkin was working from »
The last time director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin teamed up to tell the story of a prickly tech pioneer the results were impressive to say the least. Now The Social Network duo might be turning their attention from Mark Zuckerberg to Steve Jobs. A couple years ago, Sorkin signed on to write a screenplay on Jobs' official biography, Steve Jobs. However, unlike the silly Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, Sorkin had a unique take on the material by writing it in the form of three, 30-minute scenes. It's a bold, simple design that the late Apple founder probably could have appreciated. And now Fincher might be coming on board to direct. Hit the jump for more. According to Variety, Fincher is in early talks to direct the movie. Provided that Fincher approves of Sorkin's take (the behind-the-scenes material on The Social Network Blu-ray shows that the two work »
- Matt Goldberg
Earlier tonight, I attended at press event where I got to watch the full short Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King, which is attached to the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Thor: The Dark World that debuts tomorrow, February 25. While you can check out our full report on the short film, and the Q&A that followed with writer-director Drew Pearce, producer Kevin Feige and Trevor Slattery himself, Ben Kingsley, Marvel had a very special surprise in store for the fans, the first 10 minutes of the studio's next Phase Two sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
If you don't want to know how the movie begins, then stop reading right now, because what follows will be a detailed description of these opening scenes. This is your last chance.... Still with me? Ok then, here we go.
The movie opens with a bit of levity, a serene morning in Washington D. »
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