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First bite of the Apple – jOBS review

By Simon Miraudo August 26, 2013 To think that the casting of Ashton Kutcher as futurist Steve Jobs is one of the best choices made by director Joshua Michael Stern in jOBS. On the other end of the spectrum: the typeface of that title. Sure, Kutcher leans on a couple of the Apple co-founder’s physical […]

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The Butterfly Effect to be rebooted

We’re going back in time – all the way to 2004 – with news that a reboot of The Butterfly Effect is in the works. According to Variety, the original’s writer-director, Eric Bress, will script this new take on the tale. Many of the first flick’s producers are back on board too. Ashton Kutcher played […]

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Poster Debut: jOBS

The official poster for jOBS has arrived online, and it abandons the unusual typeface of the title that inspired so much ire on the internet. All capitals! There is no order! Chaos reigns! Though it was beaten to the punch by Funny or Die’s hastily – and hilariously – assembled online-only movie iSteve, jOBS will be […]

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First look at Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in jOBS

In the battle of the competing Steve Jobs biopics, jOBS doesn’t seem to have much going for it. It stars Ashton Kutcher, isn’t written by Aaron Sorkin, and has an annoyingly punctuated title. That said, it is destined to win at least one competition in the showdown: being the first to hit screens. The first image of […]

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Aaron Sorkin discusses adapting Steve Jobs’ life for the screen

Aaron Sorkin has revealed he is making headway on his biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, describing the task as like “writing about The Beatles.” Speaking at the AllThingsD Conference in California, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network and creator of The West Wing described his portrayal of Jobs’ life as “a painting, not a […]

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Should old acquaintance be forgot? – New Year’s Eve review

New Year’s Eve – Starring Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher and Sarah Jessica Parker. Directed by Garry Marshall. Rated M. Originally published December 7, 2011. By Simon Miraudo. New Year’s Eve is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. These movies must be really easy to write. You know the kind. They’ve got a countless number of tangentially-related stock characters portrayed by typecast actors (saves […]

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Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in biopic

Ashton Kutcher, not content with just playing a tech genius on Two and a Half Men, has been cast as late Apple founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. According to Variety, Kutcher will star in Joshua Michael Stern‘s indie flick Jobs. It is worth noting that this is not the adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s biography […]

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Should old acquaintance be forgot? – New Year’s Eve review

New Year’s Eve – Starring Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher and Sarah Jessica Parker. Directed by Garry Marshall. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. These movies must be really easy to write. You know the kind. They’ve got a countless number of tangentially-related stock characters portrayed by typecast actors (saves time normally spent on characterisation!) who make […]

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The 10 least threatening movie killers

The 10 least threatening movie killers. By Simon Miraudo. Is there a more lovable actor than Steve Carell working today? We think not. Don’t you just want to cuddle him?! He’s abandoned his post at The Office and is now looking for more serious feature film fare, such as the recently announced Foxcatcher in which […]

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Trailer Debut: New Year’s Eve

Everyone in Hollywood is falling for everyone else in Hollywood, in the first trailer for New Year’s Eve. The producers of Valentine’s Day have reunited with their director Garry Marshall to bring us another one-night-only tale in which seemingly the entire constellation of celebrities attempt to hook up with one another. VD alum Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel and Hector Elizondo are […]

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The Last Airbender, Sex and the City 2 big "winners" at Razzie awards

As Tinsel Town gathers today to pat themselves on the back for a job well done – as though million dollar pay cheques aren’t reward enough – the annual Razzie Awards have brought a few Hollywood stars down a peg or two by naming and shaming the worst of the year. Earning the title of […]

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It’s nice to be nice – No Strings Attached review

No Strings Attached – Starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Kline. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Sometimes it’s just enjoyable to watch a movie where all the characters are nice; to spend ninety minutes with a bunch of people who are smart, funny, amiable and kind to one another. The […]

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Death blow – Killers review

Killers – Starring Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl and Tom Selleck. Directed by Robert Luketic. Rated M. Originally published July 28, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Killers is what I like to call a ‘perspective’ film. Sometimes in this profession, it’s easy to get into the habit of nitpicking truly great films (such as Toy Story 3 […]

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Trailer Debut: No Strings Attached

The trailer for Ivan Reitman‘s new romantic comedy No Strings Attached has debuted online. It marks the first film in five years from the director of the beloved pictures Ghostbusters, Meatballs and Stripes. No Strings Attached stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman as old friends who decide to strike up a purely sexual relationship, and […]

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Death blow – Killers review

Killers – Starring Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl and Tom Selleck. Directed by Robert Luketic. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Killers is what I like to call a ‘perspective’ film. Sometimes in this profession, it’s easy to get into the habit of nitpicking truly great films (such as Toy Story 3 and Inception) and arguing the […]

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