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Few A-list movie stars these days have been as durable as Tom Cruise. He can take a licking and keep on ticking, while still showing us something new from time to time. With the release this weekend of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, I wanted to take a look at the career of Cruise and pick out his very best acting jobs. As such, below you can find what I feel to be his top ten performances to date. While he’s focused on action roles of late, I think the next stage of his career will return him to drama, which is exciting, as he’s overdue an Academy Award. As always, this is just my take on things, but I do hope that you enjoy! Here now are what I think are the ten best performances of Cruise’s so far… 10. Lions for Lambs – Not the best film he’s ever been involved in, »
- Joey Magidson
Sony's movies division hasn't had a great time of it recently, but the surprise success of the PlayStation 4 helped profits swell past analyst expectations in the first quarter of 2015.
The company reported a $780 million (£499m) operating profit for the first three months of the current financial year, which is up 39% year-on-year.
Sony will be pleased with the performance of its games, music and camera sensor divisions, all of which performed strongly.
Thanks to robust sales of the company's latest console and its related products, the games division rose 350% to an income of $157 million (£101m).
Meanwhile, Sony Music's income rose to $256 million (£164m) and its devices business, which produces camera sensors for smartphones, enjoyed a 164% boost to $244 million (£156m).
However, the company's movie line had a less successful start to the year, posting a $94 million (£60m) loss. Sony said that the loss reflects "a decrease in theatrical and television licensing revenues »
Hot on the heels of the New York Film Festival announcing Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead as its Closing Night Selection (to go along with Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk as its Opening Night pick), we now know what the Centerpiece will be, and it’s a big one. Despite some buzz about a few other titles, it’s the hotly anticipated biopic Steve Jobs, which is directed by Danny Boyle, written by Aaron Sorkin, and stars Michael Fassbender. Talk about A-list star power, right? Since it was announced, this has been pegged as a big time Oscar hopeful, so landing one of the coveted three big spots at Nyff has done nothing to dissuade me of that notion. If you somehow don’t know who Steve Jobs is, this biopic should give you a sense of how important to the current technological culture he is. This look at the Apple »
- Joey Magidson
Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York not-for-profit that runs the 53-year-old Nyff, opted to shift the high-profile opening night screening to alleviate the logistical and security snarls they anticipate around the pope’s visit to the city. Pope Francis has a full day of activities — including a visit to East Harlem in the afternoon and an early-evening mass at Madison Square Garden — planned for Sept. 25, the night “The Walk” was originally scheduled to screen.
Nyff will still open its 2015 edition that day with free festival programming yet to be announced, but “The Walk,” still considered the fest’s opening film, will screen Sept. 26. Zemeckis’ movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high-wire artist Philippe Petit, the man »
- Gordon Cox
Paris– Mark Gordon, one of Hollywood’s most prolific film and TV producers, is set to deliver a keynote at Mipcom, the Cannes-set international TV confab.
Gordon’s keynote, scheduled on Oct. 5, will be part of the Mipcom’s “A New Creative Excellence” conference program.
The Mark Gordon Company develops and produces upscale content for global distribution. Through its alliance with Entertainment One (eOne), Gordon’s shingle also finances independent, third-party film and television productions. The partnership with eOne has led to the creation of an independent studio that combines Gordon’s track record of working with emerging and established talent with the financial and distribution expertise of eOne.
Gordon ’s TV slate includes five scripted series across multiple platforms: “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC and “Criminal Minds” on CBS — two of the longest-running series in recent television history; “Ray Donovan” on Showtime; upcoming drama series “Quantico,” premiering Sep. 27 on ABC; and spinof. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Announced yesterday, Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle's biopic, written by Aaron Sorkin, will be the Centerpiece. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg comprise the all-star cast.
The Walk in 3D, based on Philippe Petit's To Reach The Clouds, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz, will open the festival. In 2012, Ang Lee’s majestic Life Of Pi was the first 3D movie screened as an Opening Night Gala.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Danny Boyle’s biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the digital age visionary who changed the face of personal computing, telephony and music will screen on October 3 as the centrepiece screening of the 53rd New York Film Festival.
Festival top brass Tweeted the news on Monday in a statement that pointedly did not say the event would mark the film’s world premiere, leaving open the likelihood of an early autumn world premiere.
Two of Boyle’s more recent films – 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire – launched at Telluride before journeying north to Toronto.
Nyff director and selection committee chair Kent Jones described the film as “dramatically concentrated, yet beautifully expansive; it’s extremely sharp; it’s wildly enertaining, and the actors just soar.”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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?
It was announced today that director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film will screen for audiences on October 3 at the New York Film Festival. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the film has been chosen as the Centerpiece for the 53rd Nyff. (trailer) Steve Jobs opens in theaters on October 9 and is thought by some to be an Oscar season contender.
A candid look at Jobs’ legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, »
- Michelle McCue
Steve Jobs, the upcoming film about the Apple maverick – which stars Michael Fassbender in the titular role and was directed by Danny Boyle – will screen as the centerpiece film for the 53rd New York film festival.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which hosts the event, doesn’t list it as a world premiere. Sources say it will bypass the Toronto and Venice film festivals that occur a month beforehand, so a Telluride film festival world premiere seems likely.
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- Nigel M Smith
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is coming to New York as NYFF53′s centerpiece film this fall!! The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the selection of Steve Jobs, written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Charlie Wilson’s War) and directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours), as the Centerpiece of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival (September 25 – October 11), to screen on Saturday, October 3. Boyle and Sorkin joined forces to create this film about the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography. Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender in the title role, [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
Tomorrow morning will see the first titles announced for the Toronto Film Festival, a day later Venice will begin to reveal their slate, but the New York Film Festival has already announced a pair of titles. Last week we learned Don Cheadle's Miles Ahead would close the fest that runs from Sept 25 - Oct 11 and today they've announced Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender will play the fest on October 3 as the Centerpiece selection. The interesting thing to note here is that nowhere in the press release announcing the selection does the word "premiere" show up, which leads me to believe Steve Jobs will likely show up either in Toronto, Telluride or Venice before New York with my leanings suggesting either Telluride or Toronto. The fact the announcement arrives today is no coincidence, but we'll have to wait a few more hours to find out. With a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin, »
- Brad Brevet
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has chosen the Aaron Sorkin-penned, Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs as the Centerpiece of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival, to screen on Saturday, October 3. The fest runs from September 25 through October 11. Michael Fassbender stars as Steve Jobs, the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, in the film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography. Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg… »
“Steve Jobs,” a drama about Apple’s co-founder starring Michael Fassbender, will screen as the centerpiece feature at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3, according to an announcement from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
The film, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin (based on the bestselling Walter Isaacson biography), is considered to be one of this fall’s major Oscar contenders. It co-stars Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen (as Apple’s Steve Wozniak).
“Jobs,” which is being released by Universal Pictures, opens nationwide on Oct. 9. But the pic is also rumored to be playing at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Universal’s drama “Steve Jobs” has been chosen as the Centerpiece of the upcoming 53rd New York Film Festival, it was announced Monday by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Michael Fassbender stars in the film, which Danny Boyle directed from a script by fellow Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin. The duo worked off of Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the tempestuous Apple co-founder. “Steve Jobs” will screen on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Nyff runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11. The film co-stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, »
- Jeff Sneider
- Sasha Stone
Steve Jobs, the new film about the Apple co-founder written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, will screen at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3 as the fest’s Centerpiece selection. Michael Fassbender stars as Jobs, heading a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlberg and Katherine Waterston. The New York Film Festival is familiar territory for Sorkin and Scott Rudin, one of Job's producers: They premiered their film The Social Network at Nyff in 2010. Based on Walter isaacson's biography of Jobs, the film is scheduled to be released by Universal on
- Gregg Kilday
The 53rd New York Film Festival Centerpiece Gala is Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" biopic, adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson's biography, starring Michael Fassbender as the man at the center of the digital revolution, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as John Sculley, Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, and Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, set for Legendary/Universal release on October 9. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin, Boyle, and Christian Colson. This follows last week's announcement that Don Cheadle’s directorial debut "Miles Ahead," in which he stars as legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, will world premiere on closing night of the upcoming Nyff (September 25 – October 11). Cheadle stars as Davis, during his crazy Manhattan days in the late-70s, opposite Emayatzy Corinealdi as his great love Frances Taylor and Ewan McGregor as »
- Anne Thompson
"The enjoyment of a work of art, the acceptance of an irresistible illusion, constituting, to my sense, our highest experience of "luxury," the luxury is not greatest, by my consequent measure, when the work asks for as little attention as possible. It is greatest, it is delightfully, divinely great, when we feel the surface, like the thick ice of the skater's pond, bear without cracking the strongest pressure we throw on it. The sound of the crack one may recognise, but never surely to call it a luxury." —Henry James, from The Preface to The Wings of the Dove (1909) "[The critic’s] choice of best salami is a picture backed by studio build-up, agreement amongst his colleagues, a layout in Life mag (which makes it officially reasonable for an American award), and a list of ingredients that anyone’s unsophisticated aunt in Oakland can spot as comprising a distinguished film. This prize picture, »
- Greg Gerke
The nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmys were announced recently, and like all nominations in recent memory, it’s just as notable for what was snubbed as for what did end up nominated. With this becoming an increasing trend, many have taken to questioning the importance of the Emmys, and whether they’re relevant in this day and age, especially as shows that can be categorised as hour-long comedies or half-hour dramas are just the latest in a long line of things that have left the Academy scrambling. The Emmys are still relevant, however, but not in the way that it’s usually presented. Rather, the Emmys work best in the current television landscape as a way to point budding television fans in the right direction of where to begin exploring.
Consider, for example, the case of the modern-day individual who discovers they have a deeper appreciation for television than any of their peers. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Give the Emmys credit for at least trying to keep up with the current explosion of quality television.
This year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences expanded the Best Comedy and Drama Series categories to seven slots each, and they made other minor changes (online voting!) meant to bring the awards into the 21st century. Still, there's more good TV now than even the Academy can keep up with, so the outrage and shock over the snubs and surprises in this morning's Emmy nominations is inevitable. Here are some of the most astonishing omissions and inclusions.
Best Drama Series
The biggest shocker here is the snub of "Empire," the season's breakout hit. Was it too soapy or guilty-pleasure-ish for the Academy to take seriously? Fellow newbie/Twitter sensation "How to Get Away With Murder" was also snubbed. Golden Globe fave "The Affair" got no love, here or in other major categories. »
- Gary Susman
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