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Ashton Kutcher had no warning his “That ’70s Show” co-star Laura Prepon was getting engaged to Ben Foster, and he’s a little upset. Related: LauraPrepon Shows Off Diamond Engagement Ring Kutcher had the chance to “confront” Prepon while working the co-host chair alongside Kelly Ripa on Friday’s episode of “Live! with Kelly” The “Jobs” actor prefaced […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
John Legend is taking on a historical new role.
Underground — on which Legend also serves as an executive producer — returns with new episodes in early 2017.
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If this doesn’t sound like a television series made just for me, then I don’t know what does. Actor/writer Josh Gad (Frozen, Jobs) will be co-writing and star in a new limited television series set up at Amazon called Toy Wars. The story follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro and Mattel in […]
- Peter Sciretta
Relativity Media is launching R2 Entertainment, a new indie label aimed at fielding lower budgeted, platform releases.
The company has tapped Mark Kassen to serve as the arm’s co-president and hopes to release a slate of films with budgets under $15 million. The division will leave the mid-budget wide releases to Relativity, and will both buy finished films and produce them in-house. Relativity Motion Picture & Television Group President Dana Brunetti will join Kassen and an acquisitions team at this year’s Toronto Film Festival where they will be on the prowl for new product.
“We’re looking for strong character-driven stories with strong director voices,” said Kassen. “It’s the kind of things that I as a filmmaker like to make and that my fellow filmmakers like to make, but that are hard to make because the studio business has shifted.”
R2 hopes to be more than just an indie division. »
- Brent Lang
The mythology of Steve Jobs knows no bounds. A Zen Buddhist who berated his employees, an absentee father who supported his daughter, and an underdog who spearheaded the biggest company in the world, all through the guise of glasses and a black turtleneck. Was he a good guy? Was he even a genius? Such questions have been asked time and time again, often with an ambiguous response behind them. Judge not by the warmth of the morals, but by the efficiency of the products.
These are the contradictions that drive Steve Jobs, the latest offering from director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. Steeped in five years of heavy research, wordsmith extraordinaire Sorkin (The Social Network , Moneyball ) whittles down Walter Isaacson’s biography to a trio of product launches in 1984, 1988, and 1998 – blending fact and fiction to fit his be-speckled canvas.
Many of the interactions that coat the film’s three-act »
- Danilo Castro
Steve Jobs, 2015.
Directed by Danny Boyle.
A glimpse into the life of modern myth Steve Jobs, the controversial CEO of Apple, as he hashes out professional and personal conflicts right before the major product launches that shaped his career as well as the world of personal computing as we know it.
You could probably say that it was too soon for a second movie about Steve Jobs to be made, just three years after the one with Ashton Kutcher in the title role (which proved to be a major flop and was panned by critics worldwide). In fact, most people did. If you, like me, didn’t even bother seeing Steve Jobs at the movies back in November for this reason exactly, you may be in for a surprise: this Jobs movie is actually good. It’s great, »
- Kat Kourbeti
The movie follows a man who’s headed on a downward spiral and pushed to the brink of madness. Haas’ character is convinced that he’s being targeted by hackers and is desperate for peace and clarity. Rafferty plays a co-worker who answers to Haas’ character in an accounting department and, despite fears that she will be fired from the job, comes to his aid in his time of need.
Rafferty is represented by Innovative Artists and A Management Company, while Haas is repped by Lbi Entertainment.
- Dave McNary
Casting news for Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths was revealed and we have details on this story and more in today’s round-up. Also: Love is Dead Kickstarter details, a Q&A with Decay director Joey Wartnerchaney, Image Expo guests, and release information for a new young adult Buffy book from Dark Horse.
Psychopaths: Press Release: “(Los Angeles, CA – 16 March 2016) – ScreenDaily broke the exclusive late last night, revealing that Ashley Bell (Carnage Park, The Last Exorcism), Angela Trimbur (Trash Fire, The Final Girls), Mark Kassen (Alone, Jobs), Ivana Shein (Meadowland, The Woods), and James Landry Hébert (HBO’s “Westworld”, Gangster Squad) are to headline Mickey Keating’s fifth feature, which wrapped principal photography Friday, March 4th, in Los Angeles, CA. They join previously-announced cast members Jeremy Gardner (The Battery, Spring), Helen Rogers (Body, V/H/S), and Larry Fessenden (In A Valley Of Violence, You’Re Next) in the latest genre pic from Keating. »
- Tamika Jones
Yesterday Screen Daily announced more cast members for Mickey Keating's Psychopaths, his fifth film whch just wrapped up principal photography in Los Angeles. The first cast members already announced included Jeremy Gardner (The Battery, Spring), Helen Rogers (Body, V/H/S), and Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here, You're Next). Last night's report annoucned that Ashley Bell (Carange Park, The Last Exorcism), Angela Trimbur (The Final Girls), Mark Kassen (Jobs), Ivana Shein (Meadowland), and James Landry Hébert (Carnage Park) are to headline Mickey Keating’s fifth feature. Psychopaths is a sprawling, psychedelic ensemble piece that follows several serial killers over the course of a single night. The film is written and directed by Keating, who previously wrote and directed Ritual (Lionsgate / After Dark Films),...
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In its first airing on the network, the Alex Gibney-directed “Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine” stood as the night’s No. 1 program on the cable news networks, averaging 1.15 million viewers and 455,000 in the key news demo of adults 25-54, according to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen. During the 9 p.m. time period, CNN outdrew its combined MSNBC-Fox News Channel competition in the demo.
The premiere rates as the third most popular to date in the CNN Films franchise. “Glen Campbell … I”ll Be Me” remains the top-rated (2.76 million viewers, including 510,000 adults 25-54), and “Blackfish” ranks second (1.36 million viewers, including 472,000 adults 25-54).
A second Sunday airing of “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” at 11 p.m. »
- Rick Kissell
According to Comicbook.com, the second season of the highly-anticipated "Daredevil" series from Marvel and Netflix will debut in March 2016. Filming has been underway in New York City for some time now with people capturing multiple photos of the actors on set.
New additions to the series include actor Jon Bernthal ("The Wolf of Wall Street") as Frank Castle/The Punisher and Elodie Yung ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") as Electra. Actors returning to the series include Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire"), Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood"), Elden Henson ("Jobs"), and Vincent D'Onofrio ("Jurassic World").
Source: ComicBook.com »
- J.B. Casas
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