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'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
Everyone wants to get in on some sequel action in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump: The cast of Inside Out fields questions about a sequel A Soul Food sequel is coming with the original cast John Ortiz and Shea Whigham set sail for Kong: Skull Island Kingsman 2 runs into a potential scheduling […]
- Angie Han
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
Taken as a straight-faced, just-the-facts account of one great man’s amazing achievements, Steve Jobs is a bit daft. For as much as the structure of Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin‘s biopic — divided into three sections, each set backstage right before a product’s announcement (those being the Apple Lisa in 1984, the NeXTcube in 1988, and the iMac in 1998) — is receiving attention, that bit of pre-release hype, like all pre-release hype, should be questioned. To my mind, this is all a reductive bit of enthusiasm: what happens when anyone does anything different with the format, thus saving us from having to (gasp!) sit through “yet another biopic.” The reaction is premature, surely, but none too surprising. There’s a vocal and too-large section of viewers for whom the genre indicates that what they’re seeing — no matter the talent of its creators or the fascination that comes with its subject — is unquestionably an inferior product, »
- Nick Newman
Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise), Brie Larson (Room), John Goodman (The Gambler), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), Thomas Mann (Me and Girl and the Dying Girl), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) and Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) round out the impressive cast.
The story tells the story of “a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. »
- Scott J. Davis
The boat headed for the fog-shrouded titular destination in Kong: Skull Island is getting a little more crowded. John Ortiz and Shea Whigham are the latest additions to the cast for the monster adventure. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is the director in charge of this particular voyage, working from a script that was most recently re-written by Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins head the cast for the film, which is keeping its plot mostly quiet, but will presumably see a team of explorers headed to King Kong’s home and explore the origins of the giant ape.Overseers Legendary Pictures project recently switched the project from Universal to Warner Bros. in the hopes of building towards a Godzilla Vs. Kong conflict pic. But that’s for the future – right now, Kong: Skull Island will need to prove there »
Deadline is reporting that John Ortiz (The Drop, American Gangster) and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) have been added to the cast of Kong: Skull Island, joining Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman. There's no details on Ortiz and Whigham's roles in the upcoming film from The Kings Of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, but they will likely... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
The cast of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island continues to get more and more impressive, with John Ortiz (Jobs, The Finest Hours) and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) acting as the latest additions to the highly anticipated 2017 movie. Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on the characters they’ll be playing.
While Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons were forced to drop out of the project earlier this year, the impressive line-up of actors set to star in Kong: Skull Island includes Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and, John Goodman. Production is expected to begin later this Fall.
Kong: Skull Island follows a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. There, a team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island, and the story apparently honours the King Kong lore but in a different time period (which, »
- Josh Wilding
There's no word on which characters they'll play but will likely join Tom Hiddleston's team of explorers who travel to the mystical island. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman also star and filming begins this Fall. [Source: Deadline]
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New Zealand-born actor Joe Naufau ("Spartacus: Vengeance") has booked a multi-episode arc on the upcoming sixth season of HBO's big-budget fantasy series "Game Of Thrones". Character details are being kept under wraps. [Source: Deadline
- Garth Franklin
The cast of Legendary's Kong: Skull Island just got a little bigger. According to Deadline, former Rake star John Ortiz and Agent Carter Season 1 regular Shea Whigham are set to star in the upcoming monster movie. There's no word on which characters they'll play, but it's likely they'll join Tom Hiddleston's team of explorers who travel to the mystical titular island. The movie will now be distributed by Warner Bros, ahead of a future crossover with the Godzilla franchise. Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman headline a very talented supporting cast, while Kings Of Summer's Jordan Vogt-Roberts is on board to direct. What are your thoughts on these two new additions? Do you like how the cast is shaping up so far? Sound off below! A man travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is »
More casting news has come in for Kong: Skull Island as Deadline is reporting that John Ortiz and Shea Whigham are the latest to join the ever-growing cast. No word on the characters Ortiz and Whigham will play. The duo… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
Exclusive: John Ortiz and Shea Whigham are the latest regular-size primates to join the cast of Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The story is about a man (Tom Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island and home of the king of the apes. A team of explorers ventures inside what they find to be a treacherous island. The story is said to honor the King Kong lore but in a different time period. Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman… »
John Hurt, Toby Stephens, Freddy Highmore, Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall have joined Nick Hamm's political dramedy "The Journey" at Im Global. Colin Bateman penned the script and filming begins September 28th in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The story will focus on the improbable friendship between former sworn enemies Martin McGuinness (Meaney) and Ian Paisley (Spall) in a story that follows the two Northern Ireland political titans after the signing of the breakthrough St. Andrews Agreement in 2006. Stephens will play British Pm Tony Blair, Highmore a government employee, and Hurt an accomplished veteran political fixer. [Source: Variety]
Dave Bautista ("Guardians Of The Galaxy") is set to star opposite Jane Levy in Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott's action thriller "Bushwhack". The story follows 20-year-old Lucy (Levy) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista) during a domestic crisis as Texas tries to secede from the U.S., with NYC being used as a negotiation tool. »
- Garth Franklin
John Ortiz has locked down back to back film roles, starting with New Line Cinema’s upcoming comedy Going In Style, directed by Zach Braff from a script by Theodore Melfi. Ortiz will play “Jesus,” a Mensa smart criminal who is socially responsible and deplores society's treatment of the elderly. He joins Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, along with Ann-Margret, Peter Serafinowicz, Joey King and Christopher Lloyd, in the remake of the 1979 classic. Donald De… »
Universal's Steve Jobs biopic is one of the most highly-anticipated movies coming out this fall, hitting theaters on October 9. The film has been getting plenty of buzz after debuting at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend, with one of the film's biggest champions being Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is portrayed by Seth Rogen in the film. Deadline caught up with Steve Wozniak at Telluride, where he praised the filmmakers for getting Steve Jobs' story right.
"I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others (including Seth Rogen's dead-on portrayal of Wozniak), not actors playing them, I give full credit to (director) Danny Boyle and (screenwriter) Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right."
Telluride, Colo. — The truth is I half anticipated Michael Fassbender to be a weak link of Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” which world premiered as a “work in progress” here Saturday night. Something about the repressed accent in the trailer and the curious casting call in the first place, maybe. Whatever the case, let’s just say the “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave” star crushes the role of the eponymous tortured genius and then some in a film that takes bold strides within a well-worn genre and is sure to take off throughout the season…if the character doesn’t put viewers off, that is.
Because that can sometimes be a hurdle. Jobs is very unlikable throughout. It’s the borderline thesis of the film: “It takes a**holes to invent the future.” But that’s what’s so compelling about the picture in this conception. It’s not a greatest hits biopic. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow Rko contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former Rko and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, Oscar winner for David Fincher's The Social Network, will be responsible for the screenplay. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Lucille Ball film biopic will focus on Ball's two-decade marriage to her I Love Lucy costar Desi Arnaz. In 1960, the couple had an acrimonious divorce that supposedly “shocked” clueless fans unable to tell the difference between TV reality and real-life reality. Their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, had modest acting careers in film and on TV in the '70s and '80s. As per the EW.com report, they're both producing the planned Lucille Ball biopic. »
- Zac Gille
Marvel and Star Wars didn't get to have all the fun at Saturday's live-action D23 panel. Disney also showed off some of it's other upcoming movies, including the highly-anticipated drama The Finest Hours. Sean Bailey took the stage to introduce the first film in the Disney live-action lineup, which is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Chris Pine, who plays Bernie Webber, the captain of the rescue boat, joined the host on stage to give fans a peak at the heroic action-thriller.
Presented in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, the film, which is directed by Craig Gillespie and also stars Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana, transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. It promises to be one of »
From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.
“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”
- Michelle McCue
Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy Going In Style, directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules,” “Hannah and Her Sisters”) and Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”).
Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
- Michelle McCue
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