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The actor, who most recently starred on the Starz TV series Boss, will play counter-intelligence agent Harold Attinger, although no details were given regarding his villainous nature. He joins a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, and Stanley Tucci.
While primarily known for his work on TV shows such as Cheers, Frasier, and Boss, Kelsey Grammer made his presence known to genre fans as Hank "Beast" McCoy in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. Other silver screen performances include I Don't Know How She Does It, Fame, Middle Men, and Swing Vote.
Transformers 4 comes to theaters June 27th, »
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
It’s funny that Councilman Jamm serves as the eponymous “Swing Vote” this episode as he’s also become the hinge upon which Leslie’s arc this season has rested, and unfortunately it’s almost as weak as that travesty known as the Hoover Dam. Jon Glaser is a very talented performer (if you don’t know Delocated, get on that right now) who has made me laugh every episode in which he’s appeared as Councilman Jamm, but the character is pretty two-dimensional, essentially Tom’s fragrance rival, Dennis Feinstein, with a penchant for stealing patients’ putters from his dentist’s office waiting room. I’m fine with a simple character whom makes me laugh, but if that character’s going to serve as the personification of our protagonist’s greatest idealistic challenge, especially after that idealism has been so well defined over the course of four previous seasons, »
- Joseph Kratzer
Community, Season 4, Episode 11: “Basic Human Anatomy”
Written by Jim Rash
Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller
Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC
This week’s Community comes from the pen of Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash, a.k.a. Dean Pelton. It appears to be an episode about the dissolution of Troy and Britta’s relationship, but at its heart it’s just another episode about Troy and Abed. In that respect, it is far more effective than its gimmicky premise would suggest. If anything holds it back it’s that Danny Pudi isn’t nearly as good at impersonating Troy as Donald Glover is Abed. The reveal that it’s all an act explains this, but doesn’t quite serve to redeem it.
Jim Rash also gives himself the best material he’s had all season, and rather than requiring him to dress up, he undresses. The Dean has been »
- Justin Wier
Then again, is it even fair to compare it to something as amazing as Ron peeling a banana and Jerry and his family singing about eggs, bacon and toast?
Like I said, hard to compete.
This seemed like a highly transitional episode, but I'm glad it focused on Andy for a little while. I feel like he's been out of the spotlight ever since he failed his police exam. Perhaps we haven't seen much of him because they're not quite sure how to grow his character after something that disappointing. Andy is also a difficult character, I would imagine, to grow into someone successful because he is at a distinct disadvantage regarding intellect. But he is all heart, so I would like to him successful at something he's happy about. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Lisa Palmer)
A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I jump out of a moving car to buy a Nikki Minaj poster... I liked a few isolated jokes and scenes, but overall "Swing Vote" didn't work on a number of levels. First, while I appreciate a good Leslie vs. Ron battle as much as the next guy, their argument about the mini golf course was too similar to the one they had about the video store, and was a case of Leslie going wildly overboard for a really minor cause. These Leslie/Ron fights succeed when both sides »
- Alan Sepinwall
One of the more hotly-anticipated films of the spring will have a bit more time to build anticipation, as Jobs, the biopic that stars Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has been bumped from its April 19 release date.
Distributor Open Road Films had gravitated toward the April 19 date because it marks the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple in Jobs’ legendary garage (where part of the film was actually shot). According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was bumped in order to create a better marketing window, but no new date has been set.
- Kyle Anderson
Ashton Kutcher updated his Twitter account with a photo showing a split-screen image of his face and the face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who Kutcher is portraying in the upcoming "jOBS" movie. Check out the photo 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 April 19th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
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 to do it) with his role, though when jOBS amps up its intensity, he can’t quite keep his character compelling or believable. It’s obvious from the film’s first five minutes what »
- Kate Erbland
Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic jOBS has released its first preview clip. In the minute-long video, a young Jobs is seen discussing the potential of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's (Josh Gad) operating system. Open Road Films picked up the rights to jOBS earlier this month and will release it in Us cinemas on April 19. The movie will hold its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. jOBS tracks the life of the technology pioneer from 1971 to 2000. Swing Vote's Joshua (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Steve Jobs left an indelible mark on modern technology. Apple, the company he co-founded and ran for several years, is a juggernaut in the modern market, and was the driving force behind several items that are now commonplace. A biopic on the individual was announced soon after his death, with a script from first-time writer Matt Whitely, and direction by Swing Vote helmer Joshua Michael Stern. That 70s Show and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher takes on the titular role of Jobs, with a supporting cast that includes James Woods, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Ron Eldard, Matthew Modine, Lukas Haas, Kevin Dunn, Lesley Ann Warren, and Jk Simmons. The first clip from the movie, which will make its premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has been released, and can be seen below.
(Source: Indiewire) »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Open Road Films has unveiled the first clip from the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, called "jOBS," showing Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) and Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) talking about making computers for regular people. 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 April 19th. Clip: »
We've all been wondering what it's going to be like to see Ashton Kutcher play Steve Jobs. Well, here's our first look at him in the role, along with Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. In the clip Jobs is trying to convince Wozniak that he thinks people would be interested in buying a personal computer. My first impression of the clip reminds me of a made for TV movie.
I will be seeing the film tomorrow at Sundance, we'll let you know how good or bad it is after we see it. In the meantime, here's the clip!
The movie was directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and also stars Ahna O’Reilly as Jobs’ girlfriend Chris-Ann Brennan; Lukas Haas as Apple employee DanielKottke; Dermot Mulroney as former Apple CEO Mike Markkula; and Matthew Modine as former Apple CEO John Sculley. It will be released »
- Joey Paur
In one of the most shocking casting moves of recent memory, Ashton Kutcher was chosen to play original Apple genius Steve Jobs in the simply titled biopic Jobs. This casting news was surprising on two counts. First off, Kutcher is an actor not typically associated with drama. Secondly, with That '70s Show and Dude, Where's My Car? being among his most popular works, this typically comedic performer is often typecast as a doofus. So taking on the role of Jobs, a controversial figure known and loved the world over, is a major risk for the star. Penned by Matt Whiteley, Jobs focuses on the entrepreneur's life between 1971 and 2000. The film directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) will reveal how Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple. We got a look at that era in a previously released photo. Now, Open Road Films is revealing a critical clip. Viewable below »
We got our first look at Kutcher in the lead late last year, and followed it up last week with two new images, giving us our first official look at co-star Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. And just before its premiere out in Park City, Et have given us the first clip from the film.
“In 1976, college dropout Steve Jobs heralded a revolution within the confines of his parents’ garage. Jobs, along with friend and technical wizard Steve Wozniak, unleashed the “homebrew” Apple 1 personal computer kit onto an unsuspecting public, producing 200 units by hand and shipping each one themselves (monitor and keyboard not included). Apple Inc. was born, and the world would never be the same. Today hundreds of millions of users around the world »
- Kenji Lloyd
Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic jOBS will arrive in theatres on April 19. Open Road Films, who purchased the distribution rights to the movie earlier this month, are showcasing it at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of its cinematic debut. The movie centers on the life of Steve Jobs from 1971 to 2000. It was written by newcomer Matthew Whitley, and directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend's Wedding) and James Woods (Casino) (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
Open Road Films will release the picture, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late tech giant. The movie – which will trace the major events in his life from the early days at Apple in 1971 to his return to the company by 2001 — also features Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. jOBS is not to be confused with the other Steve Jobs biopic, based on Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography.
- Erin Strecker
Ashton Kutcher stars in the eponymous lead, and we got a great first look at him late last year, with some classic machinery in the background dating the image somewhat.
“In 1976, college dropout Steve Jobs heralded a revolution within the confines of his parents’ garage. Jobs, along with friend and technical wizard Steve Wozniak, unleashed the “homebrew” Apple 1 personal computer kit onto an unsuspecting public, producing 200 units by hand and shipping each one themselves (monitor and keyboard not included). Apple Inc. was born, and the world would never be the same. »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this next week, and in anticipation of that two new photos have been released featuring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, and they give us our first look at Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. When talking to USA Today Gad had this to say about Kutcher in the role...
There is an eerie resemblance — he didn't have to do much to get there. When he showed up, it sent a ripple of shock throughout the set. Everyone was like, 'We're in the presence of Jobs. Let's go do this.' It was literally like being in the room with the creator of Apple. This is one of those roles that's the perfect fit.
When talking about the story of the film he said,
In a way, it's a love story between these two men, and their »
- Joey Paur
The annals of cinema history have seen many a pair of dueling projects treading over the same ground -- think about the two Truman Capote biopics a few years ago, or the dueling Alfred Hitchcock flicks this past fall. And after the death of Steve Jobs in 2011, two projects have joined that storied history. Whereas one has been moving at a slow and steady pace (the Aaron Sorkin-scripted and sure to be higher-budgeted film), the other, lower-budget and Ashton Kutcher-starring film, “Jobs,” has already been completed and is set for a closing night bow at Sundance. In fact, Deadline is reporting that the latter film now has a distribution deal in place with Open Road. Written by first-time screenwriter Matt Whiteley and directed by “Swing Vote” helmer Joshua Michael Stern, “Jobs” focuses on the first thirty years of the Apple co-founder's career with Kutcher as the turtlenecked pioneer. »
- Cain Rodriguez
After securing a distribution deal with Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films, jOBS, the upcoming Ashton Kutcher-fronted biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is slated to hit theaters this April. Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) directed the film also starring Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Josh Gad (as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak), J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. Newcomer Matt Whiteley penned the script centered around the visionary’s journey from college dropout to beloved innovator. jOBS will make its premiere at the closing night of the Sundance Film Festival later this month. »
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