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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.
- Rachel West
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
Two years ago we suffered through Joshua Michael Stern’s Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. Now we gte to look to see a higher pedigree version in the upcoming Steve Jobs. Once again it will be a biopic of the late great innovator of Apple and re-definer of the letter ‘i’, only this time you can replace Kutcher with Michael Fassbender, Stern with Danny Boyle, and scriptwriter Matt Whiteley with Aaron Sorkin. It already sounds unfair on the former effort.
This teaser trailer is exactly that. It doesn’t show us much, except a build up to Jobs taking the stage at one of his many rock god like appearances while memorable voice overs are played across the top. This certainly looks and sounds as though it will be the Steve Jobs film to remember.
Steve Jobs is released on 9th October in the Us and 15th November in the UK. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Two years after Ashton Kutcher's Jobs was released, a trailer for Steve Jobs, the next film about the late Apple founder, has been unveiled. This time, Michael Fassbender is playing the tech legend. There isn't a ton of footage in this first teaser, but we do get to see Fassbender as Jobs. He basically looks like Michael Fassbender, just with glasses and a black turtleneck. So much for an epic transformation. We also get glimpses of costars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels. I'm curious to see more of the film, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, which will follow Jobs through various stages of his career. The movie will be released on Oct. 9. Stay tuned for a full trailer, and while you're watching the teaser, below, try to picture Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, or any of the other actors who were rumored for the »
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
Ice cold! Josh Gad may have given Frozen fans around the world the gift of Olaf, but he claims that he got little love from Disney or his daughter Ava for his contribution to the frosty flick. Gad, 34, opened up on the Late Show on Tuesday, March 31, chatting with host David Letterman about voicing the snowman Olaf. "I was a part of Frozen... a big part of Frozen, I played Olaf," the Jobs actor began. "It was a blast and they really let me define it... [...] »
Thanks to the news of Trevor Noah taking over Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" desk, we remembered something: Wow, "Daily Show" alums have basically taken over the world. If they're not landing primetime sitcom gigs, they're scoring Oscar nominations and populating romcoms. To celebrate Noah's new post, let's take a look at five Netflix picks starring the friends, colleagues, and cronies of Jon Stewart. Watch 'em now. "Trevor Noah: African American" If you haven't been introduced to your new "Daily Show" host's brand of observational humor yet, check out his comedy special where he discusses his home country of South Africa and why racial relations there, even during the age of apartheid, are/were less complicated than in the U.S. His bit about Oprah Winfrey's leadership academy is particularly inspired. And a little unsettling! "Bruce Almighty" Oscar nominee Steve Carell wasn't always scarring you with his fake "Foxcatcher" nose and deathly "Foxcatcher" stare. »
- Louis Virtel
Masi Oka (NBC's Heroes) will reprise his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC's new event series Heroes Reborn, which will premiere in fall 2015. Said Masi Oka:
Said creator/executive producer Tim Kring:
"We are thrilled to have Masi back in the 'Heroes' family. The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series' success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again."
After causing a stir at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year with his Scientology exposé “Going Clear,” director Alex Gibney arrives at SXSW with another documentary — about the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Gibney says the film, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” will be just as controversial. He spent nearly three years on the project, which was financed by CNN Films, and interviewed roughly 50 people who knew Jobs — even if Apple Inc. didn’t participate. In advance of the SXSW premiere on Saturday afternoon, Gibney spoke to Variety about his new film and explained why Ashton Kutcher didn’t succeed in playing the icon in the 2013 biopic.
What brought you to Jobs?
After the Walter Isaacson book and so many other films, I didn’t really want to do a paint-by-the-numbers bio. I was interested in his values, the idea that when he died, there was »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Josh Gad has made a pretty good career out of being the chubby sidekick. From The Rocker to Love And Other Drugs to the more recent Jobs and The Wedding Ringer, Gad has proven to be adept at the hijinks as well as musical stylings. Coming to fame in the Broadway musical Book Of Mormon, Gad took part in the phenomenon that was Frozen where he voiced the somewhat chubby snowman Olaf. Now, Gad is about to voice another chubby sidekick for another Disney musical, this time a live-action one. »
- Alex Maidy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.
“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.
“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.
Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, »
- ComicMix Staff
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet have been cast in the new Steve Jobs biopic. Universal Pictures has confirmed Fassbender will take on the lead role in the Danny Boyle-directed movie, while Rogen will play Jobs's earlier collaborator at Apple Steve Wozniak, with Winslet playing Macintosh marketing expert Joanna Hoffman. In a statement previewing the movie, Universal Pictures said: ''Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre.'' Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin is writing the new film - which also features Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley - based on Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs. Production of the film - which follows the 2013 biopic 'Jobs' starring Ashton Kutcher - is already underway in San Francisco, »
With the Super Bowl kicking off Sunday, it seems somehow appropriate that we’re looking at another “American Sniper” blowout at the box office this weekend.
The NFL’s biggest game has seen more than its share of lopsided contests over the years, and if Las Vegas set odds on the movies, the breakout hit from Warner Bros. would be a 35-point favorite.
- Todd Cunningham
Steve Jobs will also feature Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's former partner Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld.
Universal Pictures said in a statement: "Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre."
The ensemble drama will also feature »
Lionsgate's global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, March 6, the Company announced today. Mockingjay - Part 1 became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014 when it reached nearly $333.2 million at the domestic box office yesterday. The last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise (Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1) have become the highest-grossing releases at the domestic box office each of the past two years, the first time in decades that a studio has scored back-to-back #1 films of the year and the first time ever for back-to-back sequels. Mockingjay - Part 1, which opens in China on February 8, has already grossed more than $700 million worldwide, bringing global box office for the franchise to over $2.2 billion. Here's »
Already used in the 2013 biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, the crew of Universal Pictures' new Steve Jobs biopic have returned to 2066 Crist Drive to begin shooting their own take on the Apple co-founder's life. The iconic location has been declared a landmark, and resides in Los Altos. It is the childhood home of Steve Jobs and the birthplace of Apple.
CBS San Francisco has video of the production as it gets underway, shooting at this real location where Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, and Steve Wozniak, played by Seth Rogen, built their very first Apple computer. Jobs moved to the house with his foster parents in the 7th grade and lived there through high school. It was in the attached garage, which we see here redecorated with props from that time period, where the first 50 Apple 1 computers were constructed in 1976.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (127 Hours) is behind this unique »
People reports that Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend of six months, Jacob Pechenik. North West may have won 2014, but it’s a new year filled with new celebrity kids. And the future child of the New Girl star and this Hollywood mega-producer is coming for her throne.
We know that the baby will get mommy’s awesome Dgaf attitude and daddy’s excellent taste, but their kid will also give superstar offspring like North a run for their money. Here’s why:
1. Mom and dad are too cool to care.
We’ve seen Deschanel go makeup-free on Instagram, while Pechenik isn’t even on social media — which means he probably gives zero fucks about getting approval from strangers. Their baby will likely grow up in a judgement-free zone where weirdness is embraced. Meanwhile, North already has her own stylist and can’t leave the »
- Taylor Ferber
Elle Fanning ("Maleficent," "Super 8") is in negotiations to star in "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's next film “The Neon Demon" for Gaumont and Wild Bunch. Refn and Mary Laws co-wrote the script.
Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught up in a world of beauty and demise in this female-driven horror film. [Source: The Wrap]
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ("Arrow," "Spartacus") is set to join Ben Affleck in Gavin O’Connor's thriller "The Accountant" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Robinson will play a Treasury Department analyst who has kept a low-profile.
Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano ("Mongol") is replacing Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel "Silence". Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver also star in the »
- Garth Franklin
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