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Eff, Marry, Kill: Presidents Edition


If we're all being honest with ourselves, pretty much everyone has dreamed of being the first lady. They say that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, and what station is more powerful than president of the United States?

With that in mind this Presidents Day, cue "Hail to the Chief," because not only are we giving you venue to picture yourself as the first lady, we're taking it one step further: Why settle for marrying a president when you could also eff and kill two others? U-S-A! U-S-A!

Since we're pretty sure it's a federal crime just to mention the k-word in the same sentence as the word "president" (let's hope the Secret Service are movie fans as well), we've turned to film for this especially patriotic installment of NextMovie's Eff, Marry, Kill. We turned to our friendliest of friends at Hollywood Crush and Yahoo! Entertainment, as well as you, friendly reader, to take stock of our cinematic Commanders-in-Chief. Presenting the presidential contenders: Dave Kovic from "Dave," Andrew Shepherd from "The American President" and, well, Honest Abe himself as portrayed in "Lincoln." Check out our panel's picks below, and be sure to cast your vote in our poll below and explain yourself in the comments. Don't forget to grab two forms of FMK ID before you head off the to the polls! Get More »

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Sorkin Speaks: Steve Jobs Biopic Will Only Have Three Key Scenes

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Aaron Sorkin, the genius behind "The Social Network" and "The West Wing," is breaking his silence about Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

Speaking at "Newsweek" and The Daily Beast's Hero Summit yesterday, the scribe du jour revealed a few key details about the flick, which is (loosely?) based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of the late tech guru. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Daily Beast

Aaron Sorkin Will Write Cool Dialogue For 'Steve Jobs'

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Aaron Sorkin has himself a new "Jobs."

Sorkin will bring his inimitable and much-celebrated rat-a-tat writing style to the life story of "Steve Jobs," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Social Network" scribe will be adapting the best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder by Walter Isaacson.

Sorkin has long been the first choice for penning the screenplay of "Steve Jobs," for both producer Scott Rudin and, well, pretty much everyone else on the planet. The "West Wing" creator has been slow to commit to the project, but now that his new HBO show, "The Newsroom," is just about wrapped up and ready to premiere next month, he's ready to sit down and tell the tale of one of the most brilliant American entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

GALLERY: Celebrities Tell Us Their Favorite Romantic Movies

Valentine's Day is upon us, love is in the air, and we are so on it.

Oh, we don't mean candlelit dinners and flower deliveries -- we mean romantic movies, in which every meet-cute and heartbreak has a soundtrack; and hot, sensitive characters say "I love you" better than your significant other ever will.

You know who loves romantic movies, too? Celebrities. From Channing Tatum to Christina Hendricks, these 20 famous folks name their favorites and give us some pretty good ideas for what we might be watching (again) this Valentine's Day.

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Backstage Access

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The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards wrapped up as dressed-to-the-nines winners and nominees left the Hollywood Palladium for a night of well-deserved celebrating.

If you were watching on VH1, you saw hosts Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel salute films that "do not have Adam Sandler dressed up as woman," including Best Picture winner "The Artist" and other big winners like "The Help" and "The Descendants."

Decidedly less glamorous than the show itself but just as exciting is the press tent where all of the big winners are paraded before an eager group of reporters frantically typing on their laptops. If you follow NextMovie on Twitter, you were fed the most memorable moments backstage as they were happening. Here are a few snippets of what went down after the winners picked up their trophies… Get More »

Aaron Sorkin May Write iScript for Steve Jobs Biopic

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Aaron Sorkin has his eye on the Apple.

The "Social Network" scribe is turning his attention to another brilliant tech mogul as he's "strongly considering" writing the screenplay for the Steve Jobs biography film, according to E! Online.

"Right now I'm just in the thinking-about-it stages," Sorkin said. "It's a really big movie and it's going to be a great movie no matter who writes it."

Oh, Aaron, you know that's not true. It'll be a great movie if you write it! Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: E! Online

Aaron Sorkin Tackling More Flattering Biopic For Steve Jobs?

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Sony's Steve Jobs biopic is steadily moving along, and rumor has it that the folks behind the film are wooing none other than Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin to do the adaptation honors.

Aaron Sorkin said no to Steve Jobs once before -- he famously turned down the late Apple leader when Jobs asked the Mac lover to write a Pixar film. Sorkin wrote in The Daily Beast that he told Jobs, "The truth is I don't know how to tell those stories. I have a young kid who loves Pixar movies and she'll turn cartwheels if I tell her I'm writing one and I don't want to disappoint her by writing the only bad movie in the history of Pixar." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The LA Times

Aaron Sorkin: The Only Man to Say 'No' to Steve Jobs?

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For most people, a phone call from Steve Jobs would only elicit one word: "YES!"

Confirming what we already suspected, Aaron Sorkin is not most people. The Oscar-winning "Social Network" writer told Newsweek that he may be one of the few people to ever turn down the late Apple CEO.

Jobs befriended the director after reading an interview in which Sorkin disclosed that the numerous scripts he'd penned had all been written on Macs. In traditional Jobs style, he thanked Sorkin for his mention of Apple products and the two struck up a casual friendship that consisted of a few phone calls back and forth each year.

What was less characteristic was what happened next. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Newsweek

Aaron Sorkin Breaks His Own Nose While Writing

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It's clear that choosing to work in Hollywood can be brutal, but for some, the pain is literal.

Aaron Sorkin, the Oscar-winning writer behind "The Social Network" and "The West Wing," knows just how rough it can be. No, seriously.

While working on a passage of dialogue in front of a mirror, Sorkin gave his best Zinedine Zidane impression and headbutted himself.

The result? A broken nose, which he showed off at Friday's Emmy awards reception in Los Angeles. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: LA Times

Aaron Sorkin Crafting Houdini Musical for Hugh Jackman

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He worked his magic at the box office with "The Social Network," and now Aaron Sorkin has another charmer up his sleeve: a Broadway musical about the life of Harry Houdini starring Hugh Jackman.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Sorkin -- whose stage works include "A Few Good Men" and "The Farnsworth Invention" -- is currently conjuring up a script for the project, which originated in 2008 but never materialized.

"He's writing away, and we all have high hopes that Aaron’s going to come through and do some good stuff,” says composer Danny Elfman, who will craft the production's spellbinding music. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly
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