It was actually a pretty solid weekend at the box office for movies that weren’t brand new. If your movie was playing in its second, third, or even fourth week, you were fine. If your movie was a new release, you were in for a rough couple of days. While the The Martian, Goosebumps, and more showcased impressive legs, a huge batch of other movies faltered this weekend. At least five major releases fell flat on their faces.
The success of Hotel Transylvania 2 proved that family-friendly horror-themed movies stand to make a whole bunch of cash when released in the vicinity of Halloween. Now, Goosebumps is here to ensure that we’ll be getting slightly scary kids’ movies every October for the foreseeable future. The adaptation of the popular book series opened at number one, riding a wave of nostalgia and family appeal to a very strong start, beating out some pretty serious competition.
Before Michael Fassbender was cast as Steve Jobs, the biopic went down a long and complicated road in pre-production. Directors (including David Fincher) were offered the job and passed. Actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, among them) were offered the title role and passed. With an Aaron Sorkin script we now know is very, very good, it’s surprising that so many talented people declined to participate in the movie. But, we now have an idea why these people decided to pass on Steve Jobs and it has nothing to do with the quality of the film.
We weren’t sure what to think about Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic after the first trailer. Yes, it seemed dramatic and fascinating, but also highlighted a performance by Michael Fassbender as the former Apple CEO that didn’t really look or sound at all like Steve Jobs. Could the film overcome that hurdle? After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews — specifically calling out Fassbender’s “enthralling” and “stunning” — it may be time to fully buy in to this project. If you’re left doubting, a brand new trailer has arrived to help convince you.
Christian Bale has abruptly pulled out of Danny Boyle's planned Steve Jobs biopic, just two weeks after entering discussions with Sony Pictures and Boyle over playing the iconic Apple CEO. Though Bale hadn't officially signed for the part (and hadn't even begun contract negotiations), his participation was considered a near certainly and his unexpected departure is another casting blow for the project, which already had Leonardo DiCaprio turn down the starring role.
No one’s ever accused Ashton Kutcher of being smart. He played an airhead on ‘That 70s Show’ and some of his decisions — like his controversial “brownface” PopChips commercial and that Joe Paterno tweet — are evidence of that. But, he was smart enough to hop on the ‘Two and a Half Men’ train and to land the role of a lifetime, playing Steve Jobs for the Apple founder’s biopic, which just started s
Steve Jobs may have been a tech visionary, but if this long-lost nine-minute film from 1984 is any indication, his acting skills left a bit to be desired. In the video, Jobs plays none other than the 32nd president of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (Yes, you read that right.)
Since the death of Steve Jobs, we’ve all been looking for the perfect way to commemorate the Apple co-founder, and now we finally have the answer: Steve Jobs, the action figure. Seriously, if Nicki Minaj can get the Barbie doll treatment, why shouldn’t Jobs?
Barbara Walters has named her Most Fascinating Person of 2011: Steve Jobs.
While her policy has always been to choose only living people for the annual roundup, Walters said that when Jobs retired as CEO of Apple last summer, she knew he’d be her pick to top the list. And even after his death on October 5, Walters stuck to her choice because, much like Jobs believed, “rules were made to be broken.
Last night on ABC, news/talk show vet Barbara Walters gave us 90-minutes of whom, she considered the Most Fascinating People of this past year. This is an annual tradition for Walters, but this year's show had one difference. The 'Most Fascinating Person' is no longer with us.