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Mine That Bird, the underdog racehorse that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, is the focus of a new Hollywood film 50 To 1 that opens in theaters March 21, 2014.
Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, “Scream,” “As Good As It Gets”), Christian Kane (Leverage), William Devane (24, “The Dark Knight Rises”), Todd Lowe (True Blood, Gilmore Girls) and newcomer Madelyn Deutch star in the film alongside real-life jockey Calvin Borel, who plays himself in the picture. Faith Conroy co-wrote the script with Wilson.
(via Christian Kane’s Facebook page)
The film, which is rooted in New Mexico and shot in over 30 locations throughout the state—from Santa Fe to Las Cruces—will kick off the theatrical release with the world premiere in Albuquerque at the historic KiMo Theatre on March 19th.
50 To 1 is about a misfit group of »
- Melissa Thompson
Indie racehorse drama “50 to 1,” the saga of 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird (pictured above), has been set for a March 21 release in 260 theaters.
The film, shot in over 30 New Mexico locations, will have a world premiere in Albuquerque at the KiMo Theatre on March 19.
“50 to 1” centers on the New Mexico cowboy-owners of the horse who face a series of mishaps on their way to the Kentucky Derby, where Mine That Bird went off at 50-1 odds — making him the second-biggest upset winner in Derby history,
Wilson’s producing credits include “The Bodygaurd, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Joshua Michael Stern. He directed Jobs, the film that starred Ashton Kutcher as Apple wunderkind Steve Jobs. Stern writes and directs his projects, and also he often generates the financing. Jobs, his third film, closed the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was released in August by Open Road Films. Before that, he co-wrote and directed Disney’s Swing Vote, the Capra-esque fable that starred Kevin Costner as a working-class slacker in a small New Mexico border town whose vote will decide a presidential election. Stern made his feature debut with the 2005 Toronto pic Neverwas. Stern came from CAA. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Editor’s note: Kate’s review originally ran during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but we’re re-running it as the film opens in limited theatrical release this weekend. Apple founder and technology visionary Steve Jobs changed the way the world connects and computes, created one of the world’s most revolutionary companies and recently died, so of course he is now being remembered by way of an unsatisfying biopic that could have been far more creative and inspired than the final product. Director Joshua Michael Stern (best remembered for the completely forgettable Swing Vote) works off a script by newbie scribe Matt Whiteley (a former marketing wonk who was commissioned to write the script by his boss, producer Mark Hulme) that, while well-paced and interesting, also fails to illuminate much about the man and skips over large chunks of his life. As Jobs, Ashton Kutcher does a fine job (sorry, had »
- Kate Erbland
A better title for this film might have been "The History of Apple Computers."
"Jobs" aims to be the first biopic about tech giant Steve Jobs (Sony's Aaron Sorkin project is next), but instead of offering insight into the man, it's a chronology of Apple and the advent of personal computers.
Ashton Kutcher plays Jobs convincingly enough. The "Two and a Half Men" star looks uncannily like the Apple co-founder, right down to the lumbering gait, and there's no trace of Kutcher's kooky-character past here. But with a script by first-time screenwriter Matt Whitely that focuses more on corporate events than characters, there's no chance to look deeper into the man behind the Mac.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote"), "Jobs" opens with the Apple chief introducing the first iPod in 2001. Then it jumps back almost 30 years, when Jobs was a scruffy, barefoot, Reed College dropout on campus just for kicks. »
The new biopic "Jobs" is a solidly informative and entertaining "Brief History of Apple," as seen through the eyes of its co-founding genius. We experience 30 years of Steve Jobs' mercurial life and times, with plenty of tastes -- but only tastes -- of triumph plus a few dashes of comeuppance.
Arrogant, selfish, obsessive, an idealistic, perfectionist credit-hog who rolled over friends, adversaries, colleagues and lovers with a single-mindedness that fit his lurching, simian gait -- the movie about him only has time to hint at what made the man tick and can only touch on Steve's greatest hits and shortcomings.
It's superficial, but that plays into the hands of the film's star, Ashton Kutcher. He may be a screen lightweight, but the impersonation, starting with that famous walk, the famous explosions of temper, and the hissing, spitting, insulting take-downs the man was famous for, are spot on.
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Chicago – The new film about the founder of Apple Computers, “Jobs,” is a tour de force for Ashton Kutcher, in his portrayal of Steve Jobs. Opposite to him is familiar character actor Josh Gad, as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Creating the ethereal atmosphere in the film is director Joshua Michael Stern.
Josh Gad and Joshua Michael Stern were recently in Chicago on a promotional tour for their new film, and provided insight to capturing the essence of what made those two “Steves” tick. Josh Gad has been a journeyman actor, cast in five TV series over the years (like “1600 Penn”), character film parts (“The Internship”) and in his most high profile, originating the character of Elder Arnold Cunningham on opening night of the Broadway smash “The Book of Mormon.” Joshua Michael Stern made his directorial debut with “Neverwas” (2005), and followed that up with “Swing Vote” (2008).
The Two Steves: Ashton Kutcher »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Unlike one of Jobs' own innovative creations, the details in this disappointing film don't add up to one spectacular whole
I'm not what you would really consider an Apple fanboy. I have an iPhone and I'm typing this on a falling-apart MacBook – a Pro, like a hooker – but I don't really know much about Steve Jobs, the modern messiah of the pocket gadget age. I know the basic outline, of course, as does anyone with even the vaguest knowledge of pop culture, but I'm certainly not an obsessive. But what I do know about is movies, and after seeing the premiere of Jobs at the Sundance film festival I can definitively say this: it sucks.
- Brian Moylan
Another trailer has been released for Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic Jobs. It's a bit more upbeat than the last trailer was, and it makes it look like a film worth watching, and it is! I just wouldn't pay to see it on the big screen. That's not Kutcher's fault either, he was actually decent in the film. It was just lacking in its story and direction. It could have been a much better movie, but that's ok, we've still got Aaron Sorkin's film to look forward to.
We follow Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth through his darkest days, brightest triumphs, and the ultimate power of his drive, his passions, and his undying will to change everything we thought possible. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, “Jobs” plunges into the depths of Steve Jobs’ character, uncovering his driving motivations, his gifts, his flaws, »
- Joey Paur
Open Road Films has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, called "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. Check it out below. Plot: The story will cover years from 1971 to 2000, showing Steve Jobs (Kutcher) go from a wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time. The new movie is directed by Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and co-stars Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, Jk Simmons and Matthew Modine. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is now set to hit theaters on August 16th. Trailer: »
"Welcome to Apple Computers." After the first full trailer showed off pretty much the entire story arc of Steve Jobs in the appropriately named biopic Jobs from director Joshua Michel Stern, a new trailer is here full of critical acclaim, including a one-word pull-quote from our very own Alex Billington. This trailer uses Macklemore's chart-topping track Can't Hold Us, complete with a clever audio edit to fit with the presence of Macintosh personal computers, and the same cheesy but inspirational vibe that the entire film encompasses as it chronicles the highs and lows of Jobs' pursuit for technological innovation. Watch below! Here's the second trailer for Joshua Michael Stern's Jobs, direct from the film's YouTube channel: Jobs is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Neverwas, Swing Vote) and written by Matt Whiteley and tells the true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history by chronicling the »
- Ethan Anderton
A lot of people groaned and complained when Ashton Kutcher was cast as Steve Jobs, including me. Yeah, he looked the part, but could he really pull off the acting aspect of it? Surprisingly, he did really well, but unfortunately, the movie itself just wasn't that good. It played out like a decent made for TV movie, but not the caliber of HBO. It was more in the range of a network like Lifetime.
We've got a new behind the scenes featurette for the film, along with a couple of clips. One of which is from Instagram, which seems pointless to me, but I posted it with the rest of the stuff anyway. It features Jobs talking about type face, and the actual clip is a scene that includes Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) shooting off ideas for the company name.
We follow Steve Jobs from the enthusiasm and »
- Joey Paur
"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels..." It's an iconic quote spoken by Steve Jobs that already gets thrown around all over the place, but why not one more time to promote the biopic about Steve Jobs. Open Road Films has debuted the first ever, extraordinary 15-second long, revolutionary, game-changing Instagram Trailer for Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-found and innovator Steve Jobs directed by Joshua Michael Stern. This is going for the prestige with all the revolutionary footage and all that, but it's still just a 15-second TV spot tease uploaded to Instagram. Josh Gad also co-stars as Steve Wozniak. Enjoy! Here's the brand new "#InstagramTrailer" for Joshua Michael Stern's Jobs, direct from Twitter/Instagram: Jobs is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Neverwas, Swing Vote) and written by Matt Whiteley and tells the true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history by »
- Alex Billington
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in a movie about the visionary Apple co-founder? Hey, it’s almost crazy enough to work! Just call it “That Apple Show”. Or some such. Anyways, take a gander at a new poster (above) and three new images (below) from “Swing Vote” director Joshua Michael Stern’s “Jobs”. They have apparently gotten rid of the rather silly “jOBS” titling and are now just going with the simple “Jobs”. That’s still a pretty interesting title for a movie. Imagine someone who doesn’t own an Apple product (a lot of people out there) who just heard the title “Jobs” and I wonder what they would think the movie is about? Just something that occurred to me. Moving on… The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and »
The first biopic on Apple founder Steve Jobs hitting big screens is Joshua Michael Stern's Jobs, featuring the surprise casting of Ashton Kutcher as the titular technological genius. The film isn't abysmal, but the scope of the story is limited and feels more like a TV movie than anything. Kutcher's performance isn't terrible, but the film only gives him a chance to be the angry, misunderstood workaholic, or the softspoken, inspirational mastermind, with little room for any middle ground (watch the trailer). Now a new poster tries to catch the eye using the multicolor palette of the old Apple logo, but it looks like Predator vision. Look! Here's the first poster for Joshua Michael Stern's Jobs from Moviefone: Jobs is directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Neverwas, Swing Vote) and written by Matt Whiteley and tells the true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history by »
- Ethan Anderton
Ashton Kutcher stars as the technology visionary, portraying the Apple co-founder in his early life as he begins to work on computers. Screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "Jobs" was directed by Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote") and also stars Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine, Amanda Crew, and James Woods.
- Madeline Boardman
Of the two films that have arisen surrounding the life of the late Steve Jobs, I’ll admit that Aaron Sorkin’s is definitely the one I’m looking forward to most. That being said, I’m a big fan of both Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, and am intrigued to see what they bring to the table for Joshua Michael Stern’s take on the renowned entrepreneur’s life.
The film is set to open this August in the Us, and Open Road have released the first trailer over on Yahoo Movies, giving us our first full look at the film, having seen the first clip surface just before its debut at Sundance this year.
Our man in the Us, Ty Cooper, was on hand to see the film out in Park City, and he was very much unimpressed by what he saw – you can read our review here. »
- Kenji Lloyd
A new trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic ‘Jobs’, with Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) in the starring role, has been released. The theatrical clip gives a better view of what’s to come from director Joshua Michael Stern’s (Swing Vote) efforts at capturing the visionary’s journey as the inventor and co-founder of Apple. The clip kicks off with a barefoot and rebellious Kutcher walking the campus after dropping out of college. From there the trailer shows off Kutcher and Josh Gad (The Rocker) as Steve Wozniak, teaming on their start-up that would eventually turn into a billion dollar corporation. The trailer closes with a quote from Jobs. ”Here’s [ Read More ]
The post New Trailer Of ‘jOBS’ Ft. Ashton Kutcher Released appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Sarah Anne Luoma
Open Road Films has unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, called "Jobs," starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. Check out the trailer below. Plot: The story will cover years from 1971 to 2000, showing Steve Jobs (Kutcher) go from a wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time. The new movie is directed by Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and co-stars Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, Jk Simmons and Matthew Modine. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is now set to hit theaters on August 16th. Trailer: »
The name Steve Jobs is now synonymous with minimalism, design, innovation and technological advancement but it wasn't always that way as the upcoming biopic on the Apple co-founder shows us in the first trailer.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, who does bare a striking resemblance to the man in his younger days, and Josh Gad as his business partner Steve Wozniak, Jobs starts from the early days when the duo were operating out of their garage and sporting long-hair-don't-care attitudes when an investor (Dermot Mulroney) comes into play and changes their lives forever.
Jobs promises to show the rocky road from college dropout to becoming the visionary the world has come to know, and whom we lost in 2011, and how he even got kicked out of the company he helped start only to find his way back.
Watch the first trailer now »
- Andrea Miller
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