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Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Michael Papajohn, Marco Rodríguez, James Huang, Kent Shocknek, Pat Harvey, Sharon Tay, Rick Garcia, Leah Fredkin, Jonny Coyne | Written and Directed by Dan Gilroy
First time director Dan Gilroy has started strong with his debut film Nightcrawler.This sadistic character study is darkly twisted in the best ways. It is a manifestation of the alluring but devastating car crash our minds simply cannot turn away from. Nightcrawler tantalizes that part of humanity that is fascinated with carnage and bloodshed. It will allure you with its thrills and fascinate you with its eccentric behavior.
Nightcrawler works best when it is solely focused on the character of Lou Bloom played ever so brilliantly by Jake Gyllenhaal. Bloom is an oddity of a man. Unemployed he makes a living by finding random jobs like selling stolen metal to Los Angles scrapyards. Our first encounter with Lou »
- Dan Clark
Exclusive: Visual effects firm behind The Theory of Everything and the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony appointed sole vendor.
The London-based visual effects facility previously worked with Boyle on features 127 Hours and Trance; TV drama Babylon; and the video sections of 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, Isles of Wonder.
The Jobs biopic represents Union’s most high-profile title to date.
Adam Gascoyne, visual effects supervisor and creative director at Union, said: “It’s going to be a very significant year for Union, with the calibre of stories, talent and creativity we’re involved with surpassing any other.
“Again, of course, it’s a great »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Spoilers for the "Parks and Recreation" finale, obviously. "Parks and Recreation" has come a long way, starting as a clone of "The Office" and turning into the warmest, funniest political show on television. "Parks" has always been about people with deeply-rooted political and personal differences finding ways to come together; sometimes they won, sometimes they lost, but they were always able to regroup and find new ways to be happy. It's an idealistic show that never fell into the smug sermonizing of Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" or "The Newsroom." It was able to balance optimism with a hint of dissatisfaction (like when Leslie Knope was recalled from her city council position), and it made all of the wins feel hard-won. More than anything, it never forgot to stay funny while staying heartfelt. That careful balance tipped way over into the wish-fulfillment side in last night's finale, "One Last Ride, »
- Max O'Connell
If Steven Spielberg wants Chris Pratt to play a version of "Indiana Jones" who can talk someone's ear off in the rumored new movie ... then one legendary writer says he'd love to help. Aaron Sorkin was heading out of the Montage Saturday night in Bev Hills when he told our photog he's always wanted to write an action flick ... so if Spielberg and co. came knocking, he'd be down. There's a fear though. Check out »
- TMZ Staff
HBO’s sleeper startup hit “Silicon Valley” sent up its namesake brilliantly in its first season and, with the release of its Season 2 promo on Friday, it appears due for another round of programmer stereotypes, venture capitalist clowning and tech sector in-jokes. In the teaser, the group of developers comprising tech startup Pied Piper, led by skittish coding prodigy Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch), plugs in and pounds down energy drinks, snack foods and bowls of Froot Loops in an effort to maintain consciousness during programming tedium. See photos: Aaron Sorkin Hints at More HBO Projects at ‘The Newsroom’ Final Season Premiere (Photos) Applying. »
- Jordan Burchette
From the moment a series of racially insensitive jokes about President Barack Obama and her controversial back-and-forth leaked emails about A-list actors and talent became public, Amy Pascal was widely perceived as a dead executive walking.
Fairly or not, the Sony Pictures studio chief has become a corporate cautionary tale for the digital age. On Thursday, it was announced that Pascal was exiting her perch of more than a decade as gracefully as could be expected, landing a production deal at Sony with the promise of a four-year commitment to back a mixture of critically and commercially oriented projects.
But in her new role, Pascal still has some fence mending ahead of her.
“Her relationships and her effectiveness in dealing with talent had been compromised,” said Hal Vogel, a media analyst. “It’s a healthy move for her and the studio. It’s the kind of thing that requires a »
- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh
'Steve Jobs' will be released in October. The movie - which is based on the biography of the late Apple Inc. CEO, co-founder and chairman - is expected to open in cinemas on October 9th, Universal Pictures have announced. Production has only just begun on the biopic, with the film being directed by 'Slumdog Millionaire's Danny Boyle. Aaron Sorkin has produced the script with guidance from Walter Isaacson, the man who penned the entrepreneur's official biography. Michael Fassbender will star as the lead character and will be joined by a supporting cast that includes Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg. The project suffered a few knock backs during initial production after Sony Pictures previously pulled out of the deal. Other actors lined up for the lead role - including Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale - had refused the part, leaving the »
Annalise Keating’s (Violas Davis) world in ABC’s hit series, How to Get Away With Murder, just got a lot more complicated with the arrival of Hannah Keating, her late husband’s sister played by Marcia Gay Harden.
Their 20-year history is complicated, to say the least. “They’ve never gotten along, they’ve always butted heads,” Harden tells ETonline. “It’s about -- for Hannah, I should say -- Annalise's initial breaking of the moral code, breaking up a marriage.”
Recap: Omg ! The Jaw-Dropping Moments from Tgit
The Oscar-winning actress, who was only seen briefly at the end of the winter premiere, made a clear impression on fans. As one of TV’s go-to actors for guest arcs, Harden knows how to make the most of her screen time -- even opposite Davis, fellow Oscar winner and recent Golden Globe honoree.
In fact, Harden promises that the impending showdown between Hannah and Annalise will be »
Universal Studios has revealed the release date for their upcoming movie Steve Jobs. The film, which has just gone into production in San Francisco, will be released October 9th of this year.
The project had originally been in development at Sony, who had David Fincher set to direct and Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio both attached as Steve Jobs at various points. However, the biopic was dropped by Sony before being picked up by Universal.
The film is being directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay from Aaron Sorkin. Michal Fassbender plays the Apple founder Steve Jobs and Seth Rogan stars as Steve Wozniak. Also featuring in the cast are Kate Winslet (The Reader), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Perla Haney-Jardine (Spider-Man 3) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man).
- Thomas Roach
As we've already seen, Universal Pictures is in production on Steve Jobs, the biopic about the titular, late Apple co-founder. Director Danny Boyle has been shooting in California, making use of the real garage where Jobs and partner in technology Steve Wozniak built Apple computers from the ground up, and now Universal has just set a quick release date of October 9th, 2015. That's a little early for awards season buzz, but Gone Girl did the same thing last year and ended up in the Oscar race. Michael Fassbender is playing Jobs while Seth Rogen is playing Wozniak with the script written by Aaron Sorkin. More below! Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film aims to take audiences behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. The rest of »
- Ethan Anderton
Universal Studios has set its “Steve Jobs” movie for release on Oct. 9, just in time for awards season.
The movie began shooting last month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Universal picked up the project in November, less than a week after Sony put the high-profile feature into turnaround.
Michael Fassbender stars as the late Apple mogul with Seth Rogen playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Kate Winslet plays ex-Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman while Jeff Daniels will portray former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs,” the real-life drama is directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and adapted by Aaron Sorkin. Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady, Scott Rudin and Christopher Colson are producing.
The movie is divided into three long scenes, »
- Dave McNary
Director Danny Boyle's headline-making Steve Jobs biopic will hit theaters this fall. The film, written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder, has been given an Oct. 9, 2015, release date, Universal said on Wednesday. Seth Rogen also stars in the title as co-founder Steve Wozniak. The biopic will open on a busy weekend. Warner Bros. Vacation reboot, Relativity's Halle Berry thriller Kidnap and Buena Vista's Coast Guard film, The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine, are all slated to debut on Oct. 9 as well. The Jobs biopic was originally set up at
- Erik Hayden
Those two men walking down the street might look like Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen, but they’re actually Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the co-founders of Apple. Director Danny Boyle is currently filming Steve Jobs, an Aaron Sorkin-penned film about the Apple entrepreneur. Production for the film is currently taking place in Northern California. Though we posted some super-blurry […]
- Germain Lussier
Just a few weeks after production got under way on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, the studio has set an October 9, 2015 release date. It isn't known when production is set to wrap, but the project must be moving along smoothly for the studio to issue a release date just seven months from now, with shooting still under way. Steve Jobs will go up against Disney's The Finest Hours, Relativity Media's Kidnap, and New Line's Vacation.
Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. »
A couple of key new release date announcements have taken place today.
Universal has set an October 9th release date for Danny Boyle's currently filming Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the late Apple mogul and Seth Rogen as co-founder Steve Wozniak. Aaron Sorkin penned the script.
Relativity has set an October 30th U.S. release date for "Autobahn," the car chase thriller starring Nicholas Hoult as a man scheming to pull off a drug heist for an eccentric gangster (Ben Kingsley) to pay for the medical emergency involving his girlfriend (Felicity Jones). Anthony Hopkins plays an evil drug lord menacing the girl.
Finally, Bleecker Street has set two release dates for films it has acquired. Edward Zwick's chess drama "Pawn Sacrifice" will open September 18th, whilst the Brett Haley-directed drama "I'll See You In My Dreams" will score a May 15th release. »
- Garth Franklin
Today we have the first photos of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on the Cupertino, California set of the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, which is currently being called "Steve Jobs." Check out the photos below. The new film is written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), who previously said that every frame of the movie will include Fassbender and that the story will take place backstage before three of Apple's famous product launches. "The first one being the Mac," he said. "The second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod." "Steve Jobs" is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and is expected to hit theaters in 2016. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
The first photo of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs has arrived, and you were right, the actor looks nothing like the Apple genius. But that's okay, because Fassbender is a talented actor, and he doesn't have to look like Jobs to remind us of Jobs.
Directed by Danny Boyle, the untitled project is being filmed in San Francisco. Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet co-star. The film has had a rocky beginning, going through different directors and actors. The film even went from Sony to Universal.
Aaron Sorkin has spoken openly about the film, and revealed the structure of his script early on. The film will take consist of three 30 minute scenes played out in real time. Each will detail a launch of a major Apple product: the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988, and the iPod in 2001.
Already I have noticed that people aren't happy about this casting choice, and everyone is basing this solely on looks. »
- Laura Frances
Danny Boyle's biopic Steve Jobs is currently in the middle of shooting, and the Daily Mail (via Splash News) has the first images from the set of Michael Fassbender and co-star Seth Rogen, as Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Working from a script by Aaron Sorkin, Boyle's biopic takes an interesting approach that is very different from the usual biopic, telling the story of Jobs life by focussing on three key moments. Couple this with Boyle's track record and a great cast, which also includes Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs is a intriguing prospect indeed. Steve Jobs is set for release in 2016. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The Boyle-directed biopic has been written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and also stars Kate Winslet (The Reader), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Perla Haney-Jardine (Spider-Man 3) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man).
- Gary Collinson
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