Lionsgate Home Entertainment and A24 have announced the official details for the critcally-acclaimed western Slow West, starring Michael Fassbender (Shame), Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Ben Mendelsohn (Lost River), which is set for release in the USA on July 7th.
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In search of his fugitive girlfriend and her father, 16-year-old Jay (Smit-McPhee) heads west across the 19th-century American wilderness. Along the way, Jay meets Silas (Fassbender), a mysterious traveler who protects him from the savage and lawless elements. But is Silas really watching out for Jay…or is he tied to the band of desperados tracking them? Every step west brings Jay closer to the truth-leading to an epic, bullet-laced showdown in this quintessential Western.
Special Features will include:
–“On Strange Land: Making Slow West” featurette
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Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is giving us our first look at Michael Fassbender as iconic entrepreneur and Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a new look at the man behind the ubiquitous Apple revolution.
This isn’t your typical chronological biopic on the man behind the iGeneration, and hopefully by now, we’ve all forgotten about that other Steve Jobs movie with Ashton Kutcher. In Steve Jobs, the action is set backstage at three of the brand’s iconic product launches: the Mac in 1984, the NeXT in 1997, and the iPod in 2001. The film will chart an already successful Jobs through a career low and exile from Apple, before he returns to unveil the revolutionary iPod.
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StudioCanal has announced an October 2 UK release date for Macbeth, ahead of its world premiere in Cannes on Saturday (May 23).
Shot on location in Scotland and England, Macbeth is Shakespeare’s story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire.
Producers are Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films (The King’s Speech) with Laura Hastings-Smith (Hunger). The film was developed by See-Saw Films and Film4 and is majority financed by StudioCanal with Film4. »
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Fast-growing Broad Green Pictures has hired industry veteran Travis Reid as president of theatrical distribution, three days after he left the CEO slot at Screenvision.
In his new role, Reid will oversee the theatrical distribution of specialty and wide release slates, including theatrical sales, exhibitor relations and in-theater marketing.
Broad Green, founded last year by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, has focused on adult-oriented dramas, with an upcoming slate including “99 Homes,” starring Andrew Garfield; “A Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford; Sarah Silverman’s “I Smile Back”; and three Terrence Malick films: “Knight of Cups,” “Voyage of Time” and an untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender.
In addition to its current specialty slate, Broad Green plans to distribute a minimum of six films annually in wide release beginning in 2016 — giving it a slate of 12-16 films annually from internally developed productions, as well as acquisitions and co-productions. »
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Ahead of its world premiere at Cannes this weekend, StudioCanal has announced a UK release date of October 2nd for Macbeth, director Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown) William Shakespeare adaptation starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises).
Shot on location in Scotland and England, MacBeth tells the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn Scotland.
Joining Fassbender and Cotillard in the cast of Macbeth are Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Paddy Considine (The World’s End) and David Thewlis (The Theory of Everything »
- Gary Collinson
Michael Fassbender, who showed great range in movies like “Prometheus,” “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave,” is featured in a new trailer in one of his toughest roles yet, larger-than-life Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs. Kate Winslet stars as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Katherine Waterston plays Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg and Andy Hertzfeld are original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. [...] »
Oscar pundits, start your engines! The upcoming biographical drama “Steve Jobs,” based on the famed founder of Apple Inc., is helmed by award-winning director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin. Going behind the scenes of three iconic product launches in the '90s, culminating in the unveiling of the iMac, the film digs deep in portraying the man who, according to a line in the trailer, engineered one of the “two most significant events of the 20th century.” The film will be released Oct. 9, four days after the anniversary of its subject’s death. Although it is too early to tell how “Steve Jobs” will fare in next season’s awards race, it is at the very least sure to draw attention to its star Michael Fassbender, who brings his signature charisma to the man who invented the future. Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, and Seth Rogen also star. Check out the trailer below. »
Earlier this year news came that Martin Scorsese was looking to tackle, in one way or another, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Or rather, the scoop was that Scorsese was looking to direct an adaptation of Kenneth Branagh's stage adaptation of Macbeth, which Scorsese caught in New York and was apparently quite taken with. If that confuses you at all, you aren't alone, but hopefully this will clear things up a little. The Telegraph reports (via The Playlist) Scorsese's project will be more documentary than strict narrative adaptation, with the director filming Branagh's live production over the course of several weeks at the Leavesden Aerodrome, an airfield in Hertfordshire, England built during World War II. Branagh will reprise his role as the titular Macbeth, and he and Scorsese hope to reunite as many members of the production's original cast as possible including Alex Kingston ("Doctor Who"). This project is, »
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The teaser trailer for the upcoming biopic debuted on Sunday and also features Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Kate Winslet as former marketing chief of Macintosh Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
"You can't write code. You are not an engineer. What do you do?" Rogen's Wozniak is heard saying in a voiceover.
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Read More: Why Michael Fassbender Thinks It's Important to Work With First-Time Filmmakers Despite a turbulent ride to production, the first trailer for Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" has us pretty excited. Michael Fassbender stars as the late Apple CEO and tech mastermind in what promises to be his definitive cinematic treatment. Envisioning a screenplay from "The Social Network" Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin, Boyle's film will explore the personal tradeoffs that came with Jobs' desire to revolutionize technology, and will balance his successes and failures in a sweeping account of his incredible life story. The debut trailer (posted above) neglects to show us much footage, but it's all the better for it. As the screen narrows in on Jobs, with his back to us as he looks towards an empty theater, the music quickens and the condemning voices of those closest to him -- played by the likes of Kate Winslet, »
- David Canfield
Michael Fassbender plays the cofounder of Apple Inc. in this first teaser for the biopic Steve Jobs. After only a minute I can already tell this will be a much better film than the Ashton Kutcher starring jOBS (2013). Am I right or am I right? For starters Michael Fassbender is in every way a […]
Universal shared a first glimpse of Danny Boyle's "Steve Jobs" during last night's series finale of "Mad Men." Watch the teaser below. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the long-gestating film stars Michael Fassbender as the titular Apple mogul, alongside Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels. Sorkin has apparently written a 181-page, three-act screenplay that spans 16 years. The film passed from director to director, and studio to studio, like a hot potato before finally landing at Universal. "Steve Jobs" launches in theaters October 9. (Conspiracy alert: Could "Steve Jobs" open the New York Film Festival? In the "Mad Men" finale, Peggy was seen with the second annual poster hanging on her wall, and it got me thinking this could happen. This year, Nyff runs September 25 to October 11.) Read More: Alex Gibney Doesn't Pander to Steve Jobs in His Unsparing New Doc »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Alicia Vikander is going to be huge. Heck, she’s already huge.
The beautiful Swedish actress might seem like a new face to many people, due to her recent – and downright brilliant – turn as android Ava in Alex Garland’s modern sci-fi masterpiece, Ex Machina. But Vikander has been offering up fine performances for a number of years now, as her reputation for cool, ethereal, and intelligent roles grows.
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Alicia Vikander first came to public attention when she appeared on a soap opera called Andra Avenyn in her native land. Her film acting debut came with Pure, and was critically praised; it led to further roles in films such as A Royal Affair opposite Mads Mikkelsen, and in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina.
Now, following acclaimed performances in both the adaptation of Testament of Youth and sci-fi sleeper hit Ex Machina, she »
- Sam Hill
It's here! Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic had quite the casting shuffle in its early stages, but it looks like Michael Fassbender was the perfect choice to portray Apple's late co-founder on the big screen. Viewers got an official first look of Fassbender in character Sunday in the first Steve Jobs trailer. The clip also provides a brief glimpse of Kate Winslet as former marketing chief of Macintosh, Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Voiceovers provide the narrative for most of this preview. At one point, Wozniak (voiced by Rosen) says: "You can't write code. You are not an engineer. What do you »
Trailers are problematic things. Reveal too much, and you put the audience off. Reveal too little, and you fail to grab their interest. The balance is particularly difficult to strike when the film in question is a biographical drama, and one which lacks explosions, car chases and the like. This is why it is so notable when a trailer arrives for such a film, and is perfect – like this one, for Steve Jobs.
Based on the book Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin has crafted a screenplay that dramatises the rise of the man that shaped the digital age with nothing more than his passion, ambition and vision. It charts both his professional and personal life, and details the effect that his career had on his relationships with those around him, as well as on himself, using a three-event narrative structure.
“Set backstage at three iconic product »
- Sarah Myles
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A lot of fans have been waiting for this one to come out. Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated war drama, which arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 19. You'll have to wait until June 16 for Netflix or Redbox, but if you pick up the Blu-Ray you get special features like "One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper" and "The Making of American Sniper."
Looking for something a little more highbrow than a "Hot Tub" sequel? »
- Gina Carbone
Another Steve Jobs movie? Already? That seems to be the main knee-jerk reaction to the first "Steve Jobs" trailer, which was released May 17 during the big "Mad Men" finale. The Ashton Kutcher movie "Jobs" came out in 2013 and pretty much bombed. This new "Steve Jobs" movie stars Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, with a high-profile team including director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin. It looks like classic Oscar bait, and some fans seem to think that's why it exists, while others think it could be a palate-cleanser after the failure of "Jobs."
The new trailer makes Jobs seem like a rock star, focusing on his back facing an empty theater -- then an adoring audience -- and hides that Fassbender is even playing the role until the final shots.
Here are some early reactions: "So, was Ashton Kutcher's version a 2 hr long trailer 'til they got a stronger cast? »
- Gina Carbone
Universal Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the upcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic, starring Michael Fassbender and the late Apple founder and CEO. Check it out below. Plot: 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. The new movie co-stars Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, 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. "Steve Jobs" is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) from a script by Aaron Sorkin. It's set to hit theaters on October 9th. Trailer: »
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 epicentre.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with 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.
Steve Jobs will release in UK cinemas 13 November. »
Universal has released a teaser trailer for Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder, and in my opinion this is a great first look at the upcoming film. I've never been a Jobs/Apple worshiper like some, but I'm interested in seeing the biopic because of the talent involved behind and in front of the camera. Danny Boyle directed the movie from a script by Aaron Sorkin (based on the Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs) and besides Fassbender, the »
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