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Ben Affleck Casts A Key Role In His Period Crime Drama Live By Night

14 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the exception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck.s next big post-Gone Girl film is Live By Night. The project has been gathering more and more buzz, thanks to some of its more high-profile casting. Now, a crucial role alongside Affleck has been been filled by Chris Messina.  Variety reports that Messina, who you know from The Mindy Project, where he plays Dr. Danny Castellano, the love interest of Mindy Kaling.s Mindy Lahiri, will co-star in Live By Night opposide Ben Affleck. Previously, he had a major part on Aaron Sorkin.s HBO series The Newsroom, in which he plays Reese Lansing, the son of the network.s original owner.  Live By Night is set in the Prohibition era and examines the world of organized crime. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, the summary describes the story as the "making »

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Telluride Film Festival 2015: Most Anticipated

30 August 2015 5:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 42nd Telluride Film Festival is about to get underway in southwest Colorado. A box canyon provides a jaw-dropping setting for a fest jammed packed with premieres, retrospectives and classics over Labor Day weekend. This is my 10th year attending and my 9th year working for the festival. The production team works meticulously in the month before the showings to spring theaters out of the local schools, hockey rink, park, Masonic Temple and library. The intricate decoration and state of the art tech involved in the preparation lead the festival to be lovingly referred to as “Show.”

Telluride is a small and friendly town that provides an intimate arena for intense discussion about film. In recent years, higher profile selections in the program have gone on to Academy award winning renown. These movies have garnered Telluride attention on the film festival circuit but not changed the close-knit community who work »

- Lane Scarberry

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Director Alex Gibney Compares Steve Jobs to James Brown

28 August 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Four years after his death, the fascination with Steve Jobs continues, this time through the lens of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney in his latest documentary for Magnolia Pictures, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”

“He was a little bit like James Brown in the sense that he was a great performer, but also a pretty good band leader,” Gibney said Thursday at an intimate screening of the film at New York’s Crosby Street Hotel. “He understood that he had to have a lot of talented people around him who really designed and engineered the products. That wasn’t Steve’s thing. Steve’s thing was to sell the products and also tell great stories about them. I think over time we imagine that he was the grand inventor. He wasn’t that at all.”

“There’s a darker side to Steve Jobs that we can’t forget about. »

- Alexa Harrison

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Michael Fassbender Is A Pensive Genius In New Steve Jobs Poster

28 August 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Aside from supporting roles in Band of Brothers and evocative British realism drama Fish Tank, you’d be forgiven for not knowing who Michael Fassbender was prior to 2008. Less than a decade later, though, the German–Irish star has shouldered his way into Hollywood’s pantheon, and his stature will only continue to grow over the next two to three years thanks to roles in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth – and indeed Assassin’s Creed – along with Ridley Scott’s sci-fi sequel, Prometheus 2.

Before all of that, however, Fassbender’s latest and much-talked about role will be playing the titular, flawed visionary for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic, and only today Universal has released a pensive new poster for the Oscar-tipped drama. It’s a beautifully clean, minimalist side-portrait of the lead character, which trumpets the film’s ensemble cast as much as it casts its protagonist in isolation. »

- Michael Briers

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Kate Winslet on Going After the Parts You Want

27 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Kate Winslet’s casting in the upcoming “Steve Jobs” biopic opposite Michael Fassbender is proof that sometimes an actor can benefit from playing against their “type.” As Joanna Hoffman, a “feisty immigrant,” Winslet had to convince producer Scott Rudin she was right for the part. “I could feel that the powers that be weren’t overly intrigued by the idea of me playing this role, maybe because physically, facially, I didn’t look like a Polish-Armenian immigrant,” she told Vulture. “But sometimes you have to convince people....” Written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Steve Jobs” is set to drop Oct. 9. Inspired by this post? Check out our film audition listings!  »

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New Steve Jobs poster: Fassbender stars, Boyle directs

26 August 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A brand new poster for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has just been released.

Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg and will release in UK cinemas 13th November. UK audiences will see the film take a bow on the same day, after it closes this year’s London Film Festival.

Here’s the new poster.

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, 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, »

- Paul Heath

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Fall Festival Season Promises Eclectic Entertainment

26 August 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

World festival roundup: Highlights of the upcoming fall and winter season promise a wide range of cinematic treats around the world. Festivals listed in chronological order.

Aug. 27-Sept. 7

Montreal

World Film Festival

Fest will open with the world premiere of “Muhammad,” the 171-minute epic from Iranian director Majid Majidi, shot by Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Mwff has received a record number of short films — over 1,200 (an increase of 42% over 2014) from some 64 countries, “evidence of the vitality of today’s young filmmakers,” notes Mwff president Serge Losique. Fest is adding a Chinese Cinema section with more than 10 new features.

ffm-montreal.org

Sept. 4-7

Telluride

Film Festival

The fest, above, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, has always been an intimate, casual, carefully curated event that isn’t just a competition but also a celebration of the best in film. Even though the festival doesn’t announce its lineup until the day before it begins unspooling, »

- Iain Blair

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First poster for Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender

26 August 2015 10:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first poster has arrived online for Steve Jobs, director Danny Boyle’s upcoming biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Steve Jobs

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, 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 and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.

Steve Jobs is set for release on November 13th and features Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet (Insurgent) as Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen (The Interview) as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels »

- Gary Collinson

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New Poster for Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Film Premiering Very Soon

26 August 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Universal has debuted a poster for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film, which is about to premiere and start earning real buzz with critics/journalists. I've heard from numerous places that the film will be premiering at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day, and it will also play at the New York Film Festival in October. We've already seen a couple of trailers so far, and it looks way better than I was expecting, though I'm very curious to see how much of an influence Boyle had. Since I'm perhaps more intrigued by Sorkin's script than anything else. Michael Fassbender plays the iconic black-turtleneck-wearing tech innovator Steve Jobs. Here's the newest official Us poster for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs film, direct from Universal. Thoughts? You can also still watch the full-length trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs right here, if you're interested. Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, »

- Alex Billington

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Steve Jobs Gets A New Movie Poster

26 August 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, 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 and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of  [ Read More ]

The post Steve Jobs Gets A New Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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How Kate Winslet Won a Role in Steve Jobs and Managed All That Sorkin Dialogue

26 August 2015 5:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s selective biopic, ran a painfully public gauntlet to production, riddled with false starts, jettisoned stars, and even a supporting role in the Sony-hack saga. Among its most interesting and salutary turns was Kate Winslet’s 11th-hour casting as Joanna Hoffman, the brunette Eastern European–born marketing guru who speaks truth to Jobs’s charismatic power. After lobbying producer Scott Rudin with an emailed photo of herself in a wig, Winslet disappeared into Hoffman, opposite Michael Fassbender’s Jobs, over the course of a whirlwind series of long, intricate scenes. She regaled us with the backstory and more during preparations for another chaotic production, a dinner party at home in England.Ned Rocknroll, Winslet’s husband: Hello. Who am I talking to? New York Magazine. Ned: She’s just pouring herself a glass of wine. (To Winslet) Am I not allowed to tell »

- Boris Kachka

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"Steve Jobs" Boasted Unusual Filming

24 August 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

As has long been talked about, the Danny Boyle-directed and Aaron Sorkin-scripted upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is essentially three key scenes - each set at an Apple product launch - with the odd flashback to help fill out some of the story.

Actor Michael Stuhlbarg, who plays original Apple Macintosh employee Andy Hertzfeldt in the film, recently spoke with Collider and describes the very different filming style that was employed by Boyle and Sorkin to create the movie:

"[T]he Steve Jobs rehearsal process was unlike anything I've ever done to this point and probably unlike anything I'll ever do again. Aaron Sorkin wrote it very much like a three-act play, and each act was a launch of a new product. So we rehearsed each act for two weeks and then we shot for two weeks; then we rehearsed for two weeks and shot for two weeks; then we »

- Garth Franklin

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7 Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino’s New Interview

24 August 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Quentin Tarantino is never one to hold back his opinion. The acclaimed filmmaker dished on everything from the possibility of another “Kill Bill” installment to his distaste for Cate Blanchett movies and “True Detective” in his interview with New York magazine. And if you ask Tarantino, Ben Affleck is no David O. Russell when it comes to casting films.

The writer-director also teased his upcoming Western thriller, “The Hateful Eight.”

Here are the most interesting tidbits from the colorful interview.

The “Kill Bill” franchise may still have some life in it:

“No, it’s not off the table, but we’ll see.”

Tarantino loved “How I Met Your Mother,” but hated “True Detective” from the get-go.

“The last two shows that I watched all the way were ‘Justified’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.'”

“I tried to watch the first episode of season one [of ‘True Detective’], and I didn’t get into it at all. »

- Jacob Bryant

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7 Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino’s New Interview

24 August 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Quentin Tarantino is never one to hold back his opinion. The acclaimed filmmaker dished on everything from the possibility of another “Kill Bill” installment to his distaste for Cate Blanchett movies and “True Detective” in his interview with New York magazine. And if you ask Tarantino, Ben Affleck is no David O. Russell when it comes to casting films.

The writer-director also teased his upcoming Western thriller, “The Hateful Eight.”

Here are the most interesting tidbits from the colorful interview.

The “Kill Bill” franchise may still have some life in it:

“No, it’s not off the table, but we’ll see.”

Tarantino loved “How I Met Your Mother,” but hated “True Detective” from the get-go.

“The last two shows that I watched all the way were ‘Justified’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.'”

“I tried to watch the first episode of season one [of ‘True Detective’], and I didn’t get into it at all. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Michael Stuhlbarg Outlines ‘Steve Jobs’ Unusual Rehearsal and Shooting Process

24 August 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’ve already known Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin‘s Steve Jobs would break the typical biopic mold. The film reportedly consists of just three major scenes, each set at a product launch, with a small handful of flashbacks to help fill out the rest of the story. Now actor Michael Stuhlbarg reveals the project’s atypical structure extended […]

The post Michael Stuhlbarg Outlines ‘Steve Jobs’ Unusual Rehearsal and Shooting Process appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Tarantino Opens Up about 'Hateful Eight,' Disses Cate Blanchett and 'True Detective,' and More

24 August 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Quentin Tarantino can be counted on to take as long as he needs to finish a movie, and to hand in something longer than the two-hour industry norm when he absolutely has to five months from now--he is always questing for perfection. He did take some time out to do some advance PR and talks about finishing "The Hateful Eight," why he likes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aaron Sorkin, Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell, what's wrong with "True Detective" and Cate Blanchett's "arty" movies, why he writes scripts by hand and a whole lot more in his (already) controversial Lane Brown interview. Herewith, some highlights:  On Westerns:  One thing that’s always been true is that there’s no real film genre that better reflects the values and the problems of a given decade than the Westerns made during that specific decade. The Westerns of the ’50s reflected Eisenhower »

- Anne Thompson

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NBC’s Bob Greenblatt Talks Live TV Push, Comedy Challenges and Search for Spirituality

13 August 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC’s big bet on live entertainment programming in the coming season is an effort to bring some urgency for viewers to tune in across the week, from “The Voice” on Monday to “Undateable” on Friday.

“I’m a live junkie,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said Thursday during his Q&A session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour at the Beverly Hilton.

“I think it’s one of the tools that we have available to us to try to compel the audience to watch something when we program it, which, of course, is the great challenge we all have now, because you can time-shift and watch shows whenever you want them,” he said. “Our business really depends on people watching in a certain time period. So live can be a real aid to that.”

Greenblatt has championed live special events on the network including the ambitious musical productions »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Nyff ’15: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ among main slate schedule

13 August 2015 12:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, will make its World Premiere at the 53rd New York International Film Festival, running from September 25 to October 11. The film was one of 26 announced as part of the festival’s main slate, along with one of four World Premieres.

Some of the main slate highlights include Todd Haynes’s Carol, featuring Cannes Best Actress Winner Rooney Mara alongside Cate Blanchett, Miguel Gomes’s three part saga Arabian Nights, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin, the Us premiere of Michael Moore’s latest Where to Invade Next, Michel Gondry’s French film Microbe et Gasoil, and the World Premiere of the documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, about the life of the fames photographer and filmmaker.

Previously announced films include the World Premiere of The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’s Philippe Petit biopic serving as the opening night film, the World Premiere of »

- Brian Welk

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Early 2016 Oscar Predictions: First Look at Best Director

10 August 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Toronto and Venice have unveiled their line-ups and speculation is abound as to which films will show up in Telluride. Once the three high profile fall film festivals are in the bag all the attention will move to New York and once that's over with we'll be knee-deep in the 2015 awards season. However, while Toronto, Venice and Telluride are less than a month away it's still early and we're still talking, for the most part, about dartboard style predictions, but it never hurts to get things set up in preparation for the coming months as today I open the doors to my first batch of Best Director predictions for the 2016 Oscars. The reason I've held off so long on releasing these Director predictions is because it's a really tough crop of names to sort. Several high profile names make the list including three past winners in my initial top five, »

- Brad Brevet

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New TV spot for Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender

8 August 2015 1:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has released a new TV spot for director Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs which stars Michael Fassbender in the title role as the late Apple co-founder. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Steve Jobs

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, 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 and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.

Steve Jobs is set for release on November 13th 2015 and features Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet (Insurgent) as Joanna Hoffman, »

- Gary Collinson

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