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10 Equally Random Suggestions For the Role of Steve Jobs in 'Jobs'

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If anything, Ashton Kutcher was certainly an outside-the-box choice to play Steve Jobs in "Jobs," the late Apple founder's biopic debuting this month for which no one asked.

But could the well-meaning producers of the film have ventured even more outside the box with the starring role? If the intention of casting Kutcher was to create a preliminary buzz around the film that may not have been there otherwise (and, really, what else could it have been for?), could the choice have been better? Get More »

Filed Under: Features

'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Tops Tepid Box Office

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There were four new releases at the box office this weekend, but only one of them co-starred media machine Oprah Winfrey, meaning "Lee Daniels' The Butler" easily cruised to the top spot on the charts with an estimated $25 million according to Film.com.

Meanwhile, the other three new releases flopped to varying degrees. "Kick-Ass 2" was a mild flop with an estimated $13.6 million, while Ashton Kutcher's "Jobs" was a major flop, bringing in just $6.7 million. And "Paranoia" turned out to be one of the biggest flops in ages, as Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman combined managed just $3.6 million, missing the top ten entirely and earning an epically horrible 4% Rotten Tomatoes score along the way.

For a full run down of this weekend's box office figures, including numbers for returning hits "We're the Millers" and "Elysium," head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News

Weekly Movie Math: Butlers and Austen and Steve, Oh My!

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Your mother always told you that math class would be important, she probably just didn't envision it coming in handy when you're picking which new releases to see this weekend.

Luckily, we here at NextMovie have a slightly less numerical view of math. We work better with pictures. That's why we've broken down this week's new releases, from the entrepreneurial "jOBS" to the surreal nature of "Austenland," into simple equations.

Read on for this week's installment of Movie Math! Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Move Over 'Jobs,' Here's the Trailer for 'Gates'

"Jobs," that biopic on the rise and fall and rise again of Apple through the lens of its co-creator Steve Jobs, looks more and more contrived dramatic with every preview. Ashton Kutcher clearly had to stretch whatever acting bone he had leftover from all that romcom-ing and punking to deliver those inspirational little notes about being an innovator and risking it all for the sake of progress and whatnot.

But Steve Jobs wasn't the only big man on the Silicon Valley campus back in the day, oh no. Let's not forget that Bill "Moneybags" Gates also made gazillions of smackers with his Microsoft computer company — the Coke to Jobs' Pepsi, essentially.

So, being that he is the other-slash-leading titan of the modern-day 'puter biz, he totally deserves a splashy tribute movie too, right? Wrong. So, so wrong.  Get More »

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'Jobs' Instagram Trailer: Here's To the Crazy Gimmicks

I'm thinking of a word, starting with "I."

I...In...innovation? Nah, Instagram!

Yep, today we here on earth are getting a peep at the first-ever HD Instagram trailer, touting the upcoming biopic "Jobs." Not to be confused with the film's recently released official trailer, the new clip is a square-shaped taste of things to come. Get More »

Link Riot: Official Poster for 'JOBS'

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• Check out the new poster for 'JOBS' starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs. ['JOBS' Official Facebook]

• Don't worry, here's 10 westerns that *aren't* racist towards Native Americans. [Film.com]

• Can Johnny Depp save 'The Lone Ranger' from becoming a box office flop? [Hypable]

• Wanna know what the cast of 'Edward Scissorhands' looks like today? [ScreenCrush]

• Marvel should make a 'Captain Marvel' movie already. [io9]

• Check out this exclusive look at NECA's line of 'Pacific Rim' action figures. [MTV Geek]

• Kevin Hart's 'Let Me Explain' just might be the best comedy special of the year. [Vulture]

• 'The Lone Ranger' and pop music have more in common than you know. [MTV Hive]

• You won't believe that these 12 movies are Oscar winners. [Flavorwire]

• This is a supercut of Johnny Depp making faces. [The Blemish]

• Not sure what movies to see this summer? This flowchart makes it easy. [College Humor]

Filed Under: Link Riot

'Jobs' Trailer Presents the Dramatic Seeding of Apple

There's a pretty decent chance that you're reading this very article from an iPhone or an iPad or some other gadget or gizmo whose origin can be directly linked to the seeds Steve Jobs and his Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne planted over in Silicon Valley so many years ago. It's quite fitting if you are, really.

Today, the rather gutting first trailer for "Jobs" debuted at Yahoo! Movies, and in addition to confirming what we already knew about the uncanny resemblance between Ashton Kutcher and the late entrepreneur, the trailer packs quite a punch about what we can expect to learn of Jobs' journey to the top of the world. Get More »

Ashton Kutcher and Steve Jobs Really Do Look Alike

When Ashton Kutcher was originally cast as Apple founder Steve Jobs, movie fans and nerds alike were dubious, to say the very least. Generally, the feeling was that Kutcher was only cast because he vaguely resembled Jobs, and not necessarily because he was the right actor for the gig.

But what if we were to tell you, movie fans and nerds, that he actually looks a LOT like Jobs? Still not having it? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: TotalFilm

Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized For Eating Like Steve Jobs

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Add Ashton Kutcher to the list of actors whose Method approach to playing a role resulted in some serious health issues, as Yahoo! Movies reports that the "Punk'd" mastermind was rushed to the hospital a couple of days before commencing with principal photography on "jOBS." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Broadway's Josh Gad to Play Steve Wozniak In 'Jobs'

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The Ashton Kutcher-led indie biopic of Steve Jobs has just added another key component, the Costello to Jobs' Abbott, the impish prankster genius to his driven Buddha magnate: Steve Wozniak.

Woz and Jobs are virtually synonymous, and The Hollywood Reporter announced that Joshua Michael Stern's "Jobs" has chosen Josh Gad, Tony-nominated star of Broadway's smash hit "The Book of Mormon," to play the eccentric engineer who stood side by side with the recently deceased CEO at the forefront of the silicon revolution. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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