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Pope visit delays Nyff opening night

29 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The New York Film Festival (Nyff) world premiere screening of The Walk has been moved back one day to September 26 in anticipation of the Pontiff’s visit to the city.

Nyff top brass made the move “for logistical and security reasons” due to Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to New York.

Free Nyff programming will be offered on September 25, the original date of the opening night presentation.

The festival is set to run through October 11. The world premiere of Miles Ahead is the closing night film and Steve Jobs the centerpiece screening.


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‘Eadweard’ Trailer – Watch The Invention Of Movies And Venture Capitalism

28 July 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Modern American culture – hell, world culture – is impossible to separate from technological innovation and the rush to invent, and perhaps get rich from, the next big invention. It makes sense then that we mythologize the millionaires and billionaires created by the tech sector, analyzing the complex character of the likes of Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison. But those guys weren’t just larger than life figures, they actively promoted their images, making it easy… »

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Tiff Announces 2015 Gala and Special Presentations Lineup

28 July 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Hot on the heels off Nyff announcing Steve Jobs as their centerpiece film yesterday comes the Gala and Special Presentations lineup from Tiff. There are the expected Cannes holdovers, and a handful of world premieres from Julie Delpy, Ridley Scott, Michael MooreTerence Davies, Rebecca Miller and more. The full list is below. Opening Night Film “Demolition” Jean-Marc Vallee, USA (World Premiere) Galas “Beeba BoysDeepa Mehta, Canada (World Premiere) “Eye in the Sky” Gavin Hood, United Kingdom (World Premiere) “ForsakenJon Cassar, Canada (World Premiere) “FreeheldPeter Sollett, USA (World Premiere) “Hyena Road” (“Hyena Road: Le Chemin du Combat”) Paul Gross, Canada (World […] »

- Sarah Salovaara

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Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of Titles: New Ridley Scott and Cary Fukunaga Films Top List, 'Demolition' to Open

28 July 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Toronto Film Festival Lineup: What Did They Get? Now that the New York Film Festival has completed its major marquee announcements -- including picks for Opening Night ("The Walk"), Closing Night ("Miles Ahead") and Centerpiece ("Steve Jobs") -- the Toronto International Film Festival has taken center stage, unveiling two major sections of its upcoming programming, including both Galas and Special Presentations picks. This year's Tiff will open with the world premiere of Jean-Marc Vallee's Jake Gyllenhaal-starring "Demolition." This first announcement speaks to the wide variety of films featured every year at Tiff, a lineup rife with expected titles (including Ridley Scott's Matt Damon-starring "The Martian," Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong biopic "The Program" and the Canadian premiere of Scott Cooper's fact-based "Black Mass," which will bow at the Venice Film Festival) and some »

- Kate Erbland

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2015 Toronto Film Festival Lineup Announced

28 July 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The first films selected for the 2015 Toronto Film Festival have been announced in the Gala and Special Presentation selections as well as the opening night film, which just so happens to be Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolitian starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, which Fox Searchlight recently dated for an April 8, 2016 release date. Have they reconsideredc Are they planning on gauging the reception at Toronto to see if it's worth opening this year in hopes of Oscarsc Might it have had something to do with the tepid response to the release of Southpawc As for the films announced today, and there are many more announcements to come, I'll begin with the Special Presentations, which include several highly anticipated titles as well as many that played to acclaim earlier this year, either in Sundance or at Cannes. New to the festival circuit include Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba, »

- Brad Brevet

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Trailer For Alex Gibney’s ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine'; Danny Boyle’s Drama Set For Nyff

27 July 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As if Ashton Kutcher didn’t convey everything there is to know about the man, this fall will bring not one, but two Steve Jobs-centered films. The first comes in the form of a documentary as Alex Gibney has completed yet another project, this one titled Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Premiering at SXSW, the first trailer […] »

- Leonard Pearce

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Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine Gets A New Trailer And New Poster

27 July 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, ‘Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine’ is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs’ legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and  [ Read More ]

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Alex Gibney’s new documentary ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ gets its first trailer

27 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the past few years, documentarian Alex Gibney has risen to prominence for his willingness to tackle a number of controversial subjects, directing The Armstrong Lie about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, and We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, about the controversial website and its founder Julian Assange, among others. With his last documentary, released earlier this year, looking at Scientology, Gibney is poised to turn his focus next to the late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs. The documentary will be titled Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and the synopsis is as follows.

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

The documentary made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, and is poised to be released to On-Demand platforms in the Us on September 4th, following a Canadian release on August 21st. The first trailer »

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'Knock Knock' Poster Has Keanu Reeves All Tied-Up

24 July 2015 7:02 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This fall, horror fans will get two new films from Eli Roth, whose last directorial effort was Hostel: Part II way back in 2007. The Green Inferno hits theaters on September 25, and just a few weeks later, Knock, Knock debuts. Today, Collider has debuted a new international poster for Knock, Knock, which shows star Keanu Reeves in a very compromising position.

When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. A sexy new thriller from director Eli Roth, Knock, Knock stars Keanu Reeves as the family man who falls into temptation and Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas as the seductresses who wreak havoc upon his life, turning a married man's dark fantasy into his worst nightmare. »

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Watch: 'The Man in the Machine' Trailer Proves You Don't Know Everything about Steve Jobs

24 July 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Alex Gibney on the Rage and Genius Showmanship of 'Steve Jobs' Fresh off his crusade against Scientology in the acclaimed documentary, "Going Clear," filmmaker Alex Gibney is turning his attention to a similarly mythic subject in his next cinematic investigation: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.  In the new trailer for the upcoming "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," Gibney showcases the contrasting perspectives toward the late computer pioneer. The trailer provides a first look into Gibney's exploration of the genius and ruthlessness laced within Jobs' rise to prominence in what looks to be a documentary hoping to shed light on why the man seemed to be as despised as he was admired.  "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" hits theaters and VOD on September 4. Watch the trailer above, via Mashable. Read More: SXSW Review: Alex Gibney Doesn't Pander to Steve Jobs in His Unsparing New »

- Jessica Cariaga

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“The Revenant” starring Leo DiCaprio: Oscar predictions for July

24 July 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now fully into the second half of the year (and believe it or not, we’re almost done with July), it’s the time that most start thinking about the Oscar contenders to come. Of course, I’ve already been doing that, but certain recent Trailers (one I’ve already spoken about this week in The Revenant and one I’ll be writing about on Monday in Freeheld) have worked as a fond reminder that awards season isn’t nearly as far away as you think. As such, I’m tinkering a bit with predictions, as well as expanding my list of contenders, basically so I can then tighten things up in the coming weeks and months. That’s the name of the game right now in terms of the predictions here… In terms of major changes to the Oscar race, you’ll notice the removal of Demolition (which is »

- Joey Magidson

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Universal Pictures makes a fortune at the box office in 2015

18 July 2015 6:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures has raked in a fortune so far this year, generating $5 billion at the box office faster than any other studio.

Universal has so far made $1.709bn in the Us and $3.292 billion internationally, according to Variety.

Jurassic World review: Steven Spielberg's classic finally gets a great sequel

The studio has fired out hit after hit this year, making $1.491 billion with Jurassic World alone.

Minions has already passed $500 million, while Fast and Furious 7 made $1.512 billion and Fifty Shades of Grey raked in $570.3 million.

Pitch Perfect 2 also hit the right notes with cinemagoers, generating $280.1 million in ticket sales.

Pitch Perfect 2 review: Does a cappella sequel live up to the original?

With Everest, Steve Jobs and By the Sea still to come, Universal could break even more records.

The company recently moved around release dates for Warcraft, Mummy and Pacific Rim 2.

Watch a trailer for Jurassic World below: »

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Why YouTube Star iJustine Chose to Honor Steve Jobs on Her Book Cover

16 July 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Justine Ezarik, Aka iJustine, has added author to her lengthy resume, which also includes techie, gamer, vlogger and digital influencer. The YouTube star has just released her first book, "I, Justine: An Analog Memoir," which includes stories about her first viral YouTube video (a documentation of her 300+ page iPhone bill), her rise as a leading content creator and her take on how social media networks have evolved since she started.  The memoir wouldn't have been complete for Justine without a nod to her idol, Apple creator Steve Jobs. On the cover, she's even sporting Steve's signature outfit -- a black turtleneck sweater and jeans -- while holding onto an old-school Apple computer.  So, what was the inspiration behind her special tribute to Jobs? "It really started out as a joke," Justine told toofab's Brian Moreno at Comic-Con. "I brought all of this stuff to take a picture as Steve Jobs, »

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What Steve Wozniak Actually Thinks Of The Steve Jobs Trailer

3 July 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Biographical films are always walking something of a tightrope (even when they don.t actually involve tightropes). On the one hand they have to tell the true story about what happened to their subject, or not very good biographies. On the other hand, they have to tell interesting, or exciting stories, or they won.t make for very good movies. When it comes to the upcoming film Steve Jobs, if you want to get an idea on how accurate the film is, you go to the next best source, Jobs. partner Steve Wozniak. Woz was interviewed by Bloomberg and asked how much the film.s first trailer appears to resemble reality. His response, while not a glowing endorsement, is about all the movie could ask for at this stage of the game. He said: The lines I heard spoken were not things I would say but carried the »

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Official trailer released for Danny Boyle’s ‘Steve Jobs’ film

1 July 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Summer may be the time for big blockbuster films, but it’s also the time for movie trailers for films being released in the upcoming Oscar season. Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs finally has an official trailer after its first teaser was released in May. With Boyle at the helm and a script by Aaron SorkinSteve Jobs is definitely one of the most anticipated films coming out this fall. Here’s the synopsis: 

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.

The trailer showcases all of the main talent in the film, most notably of course Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs himself. »

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Back to the Future turns 30: How the world looked in 1955, 1985 and 2015

1 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Has it really been 30 years since Back to the Future first arrived in cinemas? The '80s classic is one of those films that stands firm under repeat viewings, retaining its humour, heart and on-point performances from Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co. Simply put, there isn't a frame out of place in Back to the Future.

Though Robert Zemeckis's film still feels as fresh as ever, the world has changed dramatically across the three main periods the Back to the Future series spans. Digital Spy digs deep into the history books to find out how the world looked in 1955, 1984, and where we are now.



Marty sweeps to victory at the Oscars, winning for Best Picture, Director and Actor

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ABC Family Sets Cast for Tech-Themed Reality Series ‘Startup U’

30 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Startup U” is ready to launch.

ABC Family has announced the cast for its Silicon Valley-set docu-series that follows 10 entrepreneurial techies looking to make names for themselves while also perhaps bursting others’ bubbles. To do so, they must enter a grueling seven-week program at Draper University, a program led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper.  After a semester of learning the fundamentals of launching a startup company under the mentorship of America’s business leaders, the students will pitch their ideas to venture capitalists eager to find the next big tech innovation. (To date, more than 180 Draper graduates have received funding that totals more than $20 million from mogul investors and Draper himself).

The series hails from Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner, and serves as an example of ABC Family’s expanded reach into unscripted series. Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy, Draper, Perry Dance and Ted Iredell serve as executive producers. »

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Oscar predictions: A bonus June update

26 June 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Yes folks, I’m diving back into bi-monthly Oscar predictions! At the very least, I wanted to sort of wrap up the first half of the year with a slightly different set of predictions. The Academy Awards are still a ways off in the distance, but without question we have things changing the potential contenders here and there. For example, the impetus of this extra update is to see where Pixar’s Inside Out could fit into things. I’m sticking with a big push for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, just like last time, but I wanted to take into account what the animated flick could do. Also, I wanted to fill out the technical categories a bit more, which includes some films that we haven’t talked much about. Obviously, things are still in their infancy, but I felt this was justified. Plus, who doesn’t love an update to Oscar predictions? »

- Joey Magidson

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CineEurope: Guillermo Del Toro, Premium Large Format Theaters Share Confab Limelight

24 June 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barcelona— Some people have all the fun. On an all-time roll of $3.8 billion worldwide B.O. gross through Monday – a Hollywood studio speed record – Universal saw Guillermo del Toro, helmer of one of its biggest fall plays, “Crimson Peak,” lionized at Barcelona’s CineEurope exhibitor confab with the International Filmmaker of the Year Award.

The other star of Tuesday’s proceedings was DreamWorks Animation’s Jack Black, on hand in Barcelona to present DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by Twentieth Century Fox International.

Meanwhile execs analyzed event cinema and cinema theaters’ burgeoning move toward premium large format screens, one of the fastest growing phenomena in the international exhibition business — both trends underscored by record receipts for “Jurassic World.”

Talking to a packed auditorium, del Toro unveiled new footage of his gothic romance “Crimson Peak,” starring Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, which is one »

- Emilio Mayorga

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Lee Pace interview: 'Halt and Catch Fire is about people, not computers'

24 June 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Guardians of the Galaxy star is back for a second series as Joe MacMillan, the ruthless visionary in AMC’s drama about the PC revolution. He explains why he likes playing bad guys – and how much his character is based on Steve Jobs

Ever since breaking through opposite Anna Friel in Bryan Fuller’s delirious, divisive TV fantasia Pushing Daisies, Lee Pace has been a familiar face at multiplexes. A role in the final Twilight film was followed by that of Thranduil, The Hobbit’s Elven King, and Guardians of the Galaxy’s supervillain, Ronan the Accuser. His latest project, Halt and Catch Fire (named after an early computer command requiring a restart), investigates the home-computing revolution in the early 1980s, with Pace’s Joe MacMillan the slippery svengali at its heart.

Related: Halt and Catch Fire: retro computer drama’s creators discuss show's reboot

Related: A brief history of computers on TV, »

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