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‘Steve Jobs’ biopic now available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD

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Steve Jobs, the official Sony biopic film for Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography, received a muted response at the box office. The film received decent reviews from critics with an engaging story and unique approach to filming and movie-making, with Aaron Sorkin conjuring the plot around just three Steve Jobs product keynotes.

If you didn’t get the chance (or chose not to) to see the film at the movie theater, you can now buy it on Blu-ray and DVD from today. The film was also released on iTunes as a digital download last week, but it seems Apple is intentionally not promoting the movie on its store — the film has got no special placement on the iTunes storefront.

Personally, I think the film was okay as a film: if you treat it as a piece of fictional entertainment with some basis on real characters, it’s fine. The whole movie breaks down if you are looking for something based on real events, it takes much artistic license in character conversations and the technological details.

The film lead, Michael Fassbender, was originally tipped for an Oscar off the back of the premier but whether the film will receive that accolade is yet to be seen. Still, Steve Jobs has managed some academic recognition. Kate Winslet was awarded a BAFTA for her performance as Joanna Hoffman. Aaron Sorkin and Winslet also won Golden Globes for best screenplay and best supporting actress.

The physical media release of a film about a man who destroyed the physical media industry is somewhat ironic, but at least it gives interested readers another opportunity to watch the interesting, if not landmark blowout, film of the late Apple founder.


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Benjamin Mayo

February 16th

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This Deadpool Billboard Is the Best Use of An Emoji We’ve Ever Seen

When it comes to film marketing, we’re used to seeing the same footage and images recycled in posters, trailers, commercials and more. But Fox is doing something different with Deadpool and really playing with people. In fact their latest billboard is one of the best ever.

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January 13th

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Steve Jobs movie may pick up more consolation prizes after bombing at the box office

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The Sorkin/Boyle movie Steve Jobs may have bombed at the box office once the opening weekend was over, but it at least looks like it may pick up the consolation prize of some awards.

The Daily Mail notes that the movie has been nominated for three BAFTA awards following four Golden Globe nominations last month. Michael Fassbender, who plays the title role, has already won the International Star prize at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The BAFTA nominations are for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Michael Fassbender) and Best Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet). The earlier Golden Globe nominations were for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Michael Fassbender), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting role (Kate Winslet) and Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

Less enthusiastic were Apple execs like Tim Cook and Jony Ive, and  Silicon Valley insiders like Walt Mossberg. Many of those close to Steve said that the movie bore little relation to real events, among them Steve Wozniak and John Sculley,


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Ben Lovejoy

January 8th

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iPhone 6s captures stunning Robot Koch music video with underwater scenes

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We’ve seen quite a few professional movies and videos shot on iPhones over the years, and the latest example is the music video for Robot Koch’s Dark Waves. Shot and directed by Sven Dreesbach, it borrows heavily from his concept short Willow Creek.

As with most such footage, I’m sure it was shot with a $650 iPhone hooked up to about $50k’s worth of cinematic mounts, lenses and – in this case – underwater casings, but it is still a vote of confidence in the quality of the camera and sensor.

CBS’s Charlie Rose got a detailed look at the iPhone’s camera tech with Apple’s senior director of camera hardware Graham Townsend.

Apple has long promoted the quality of its cameras, with a major ‘Shot on iPhone 6‘ ad campaign prior to the launch of the iPhone 6s. I compared the iPhone 6 and 6s cameras as part of my iPhone 6s diary.


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Ben Lovejoy

December 21st

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Dieselgate Is Already Getting Its Own Movie

Paramount Pictures has already scooped up a proposal for a film on the recent Dieselgate scandal, said to recount the events of the drama at Volkswagen Auto Group following the discovery of its cheating on EPA emissions regulations.

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October 12th

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10 great movie bloopers that made it to the final cut

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Movie bloopers become hilarious additions to DVD releases and funny clips to watch on YouTube, but some of them make it into the final cut, transforming certain scenes into even better performances than originally planned.

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Chris Smith

September 24th

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Batman’s Role in Suicide Squad is Even More Cruicial Than We Thought

The recent Suicide Squad footage gave us a glimpse of Batman’s cameo in the film —but there’s even more to it than we realized. A new interview with Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder and his collaborators has revealed a lot more about how these films will connect up.

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July 29th

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First in-depth video trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs film goes live

The first in-depth video preview trailer for the upcoming, official Steve Jobs movie has gone live. The movie features Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, and it was written by Aaron Sorkin. The film is based off of Jobs’s official biography by Walter Isaacson. Earlier this year, the first teaser trailer for the movie appeared, but it did not provide an extensive look into the story or characters. The movie starts showing in theaters in October 9th.


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Mark Gurman

July 1st

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Final Mission: Impossible 5 Trailer Is Low On Gun-Flutes, High On Crazy

There’s been a running theme with the trailers for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation trailers: they’re kind of ridiculous (in the best way), right down to flutes that are also guns . Sadly, the movie’s final trailer does not return to the wonderful gun flute, but it keeps the crazy action. Huzzah!

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June 22nd

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Jennifer Lawrence’s film ‘Serena’ hits iTunes 3 weeks before US theatrical release

Apple today has listed Jennifer Lawrence’s upcoming film ‘Serena’ on the iTunes Store. The film is not slated to hit theaters in the United States until March 27th, but eager Lawrence fans can rent it on iTunes now for $9.99 in HD. The film also went up on Google Play this morning.

‘Serena’ stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as the lead couple. The film is set in North Carolina during the Great Depression and focuses on making it through the time period while fighting “blackmail, jealousy, and murder.”

$9.99 is certainly steep for a digital movie rental, but keep in mind you’re also paying for the three weeks early access to the film and not having to go see it in a theater. You can rent ‘Serena’ on iTunes now.

Watch Now Before It’s In Theaters. George and Serena Pemberton (Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence) are love-struck newlyweds building a business empire. Serena proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. But their passionate whirlwind romance is threatened by demons from their pasts, forcing the couple to reckon with blackmail, jealousy and murder in this ravishing period film directed by Oscar winner Susanne Bier.

Typically major films tend to hit iTunes several weeks or months after their theatrical release, of course, with the last big exception being The Interview under admittedly different circumstances.


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Chance Miller

March 6th

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