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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Ashton Kutcher Movie 'jOBS' to Be Released in April




Open Road Films has announced that it is the distributor for the Ashton Kutcher-led film jOBS, and that the movie will receive a full release in April of this year, reports Deadline.

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Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar- winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, jOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. jOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs' life. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc. jOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine. Inferno Entertainment is handling international sales on jOBS.
The film will premier at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month.

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Steve would feel punk'd, I reckon
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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Steve would feel punk'd, I reckon
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:20 PM   #4
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So, for all those who are complaining about Kutcher being the actor to play Jobs, I've noticed that most of you are NOT offering an alternative for Kutcher.

What amazing actor do you suggest?

No matter who you suggest, there will be masses of people who complain. Why? Because some people just like to complain and because this is a subjective issue anyway. Regardless of the actor chosen there will be complainers who aren't happy.

What I do like about Kutcher is that he DOES have passion, something that Jobs showed over and over again through the years. Kutcher has been on the forefront of investing in internet and product startups over the past 5-10 years AND Kutcher also loves Mac, Apple, etc. Thus, I am sure that he'll put a lot of effort into this role simply because I'm sure HE has respect for Jobs as a person and for what he accomplished professionally in technology.

Is Kutcher the most amazing actor? No. But, he is passionate, looks like Jobs AND is of the appropriate age for playing this part. Keep in mind that most "A" list actors are many years older in age - and I doubt that the younger actors would get any fewer complaints than Kutcher.

Like I said... if you're going to complain about Kutcher... offer an alternative that would be a better fit. Whoever you choose people will complain and whine.
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im just kidding. Im jealous that you have the first post, so I took it out on you in the wrong way! I probably would have said the same thing.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 09:06 AM   #7
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I'm just waiting on the trailer. A picture is nice, but I'm trying to see some video footage.
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im just kidding. Im jealous that you have the first post, so I took it out on you in the wrong way! I probably would have said the same thing.

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i guess :/

i obvi wanted first post so my bad for having a n00b comment
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More pub than Sony version

This version has gotten more publicity than the SONY film based on Jobs. Hoping that it turns out to be good. Reports were that Kutcher took the roll very serious.
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Movies I'm planning to see in theaters in 2013:
- jOBS
- Ender's Game
... is that all? Am I missing any? Is the Sony one expected to be any good?
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I still think it's a bit cheesy to have the lowercase j in the title, but that's just my opinion. We'll see how the actual film itself turns out to be. Truth be told I'm more interested in Sony's film however.
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Pathetic comments about the film being crap due to Ashton Kutcher in 3...2...1...


(for the record, when he needs to play a serious role, he does it pretty damn well)
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Pathetic comments about the film being crap due to Ashton Kutcher in 3...2...1...


(for the record, when he needs to play a serious role, he does it pretty damn well)
Indeed. Comments are not pathetic; HE IS pathetic.

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I'm looking forward to seeing another quality Ashton Kutcher film. He's always in total winners.
Your mastery of irony is really impressive, congrats!

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Still a stupid name - it could at least have been iJobs

Or iSteve.
Just a stupid name for a stupid actor; no surprises here.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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Pathetic comments about the film being crap due to Ashton Kutcher in 3...2...1...


(for the record, when he needs to play a serious role, he does it pretty damn well)
I actually find him quite funny in goofy roles. In serious films...a joke...really...
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(for the record, when he needs to play a serious role, he does it pretty damn well)
This. Based on the photo you can tell he was a damn good choice to play him and I can bet that he smacks it out of the park. To be making 20mil a year plus your doing something right.
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I agree. He looks just like him. And saying Ashton cant act is just crazy.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:40 AM   #18
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Pathetic comments about the film being crap due to Ashton Kutcher in 3...2...1...


(for the record, when he needs to play a serious role, he does it pretty damn well)
If this was a Paul Thomas Anderson film, I would look forward to him bringing a great performance from a subpar actor like he has done in the past.

Looking at the credits though, it appears to be mediocrity from pre-production to post. This just looks like a money grab and an attempt to get a biographical film out before the authorized version and while the Jobs hype is still somewhat fresh after his death. The fact that "jOBS" got approval as the title should be another indicator of it's overall quality. If Steve thought "iSteve" was a crappy book title, I can only imagine his reaction to this nonsensical stylization.

I imagine many of the members here will sing it's praises when it's released. After a year or two to digest it though, and after the authorized film is released, people will likely see it as being insanely average in hindsight, if not the s-word that Jobs liked to use.
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If this was a Paul Thomas Anderson film, I would look forward to him bringing a great performance from a subpar actor like he has done in the past.

Looking at the credits though, it appears to be mediocrity from pre-production to post. This just looks like a money grab and an attempt to get a biographical film out before the authorized version and while the Jobs hype is still somewhat fresh after his death. The fact that "jOBS" got approval as the title should be another indicator of it's overall quality. If Steve thought "iSteve" was a crappy book title, I can only imagine his reaction to this nonsensical stylization.

I imagine many of the members here will sing it's praises when it's released. After a year or two to digest it though, and after the authorized film is released, people will likely see it as being insanely average in hindsight, if not the s-word that Jobs liked to use.


Blah blah blah. All speculation.

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Ashton Kutcher has never acted in a movie that was certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. He's been in 24 movies and none of them have scored higher than 49%, with 11 of them receiving a score of 25% or lower.

Oh, and he's in that sitcom now. Two and a Half Men. I've never watched it, but I've heard it's terrible. Here's a sampling of titles from recent episodes: "Give Santa a Tail-Hole", "One Nut Johnson", "I Scream When I Pee", "Ferrets, Attack!" and "Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!"

Also, what "serious roles" has Kutcher done "pretty damn well"?
Lol. Rotten tomatoes. Nuff' said.
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Pathetic comments about the film being crap due to Ashton Kutcher in 3...2...1...


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Ashton Kutcher has never acted in a movie that was certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. He's been in 24 movies and none of them have scored higher than 49%, with 11 of them receiving a score of 25% or lower.

Oh, and he's in that sitcom now. Two and a Half Men. I've never watched it, but I've heard it's terrible. Here's a sampling of titles from recent episodes: "Give Santa a Tail-Hole", "One Nut Johnson", "I Scream When I Pee", "Ferrets, Attack!" and "Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!"

Also, what "serious roles" has Kutcher done "pretty damn well"?
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Ashton Kutcher has never acted in a movie that was certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. He's been in 24 movies and none of them have scored higher than 49%, with 11 of them receiving a score of 25% or lower.

Oh, and he's in that sitcom now. Two and a Half Men. I've never watched it, but I've heard it's terrible. Here's a sampling of titles from recent episodes: "Give Santa a Tail-Hole", "One Nut Johnson", "I Scream When I Pee", "Ferrets, Attack!" and "Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!"

Also, what "serious roles" has Kutcher done "pretty damn well"?
The fact that you quoted Rotten Tomato just shows the kind of mentality you have over this.

Your logic: "He's focused mainly on comedy roles. That means he'll suck big time at everything else - its physically impossible for him to not suck because its this guy". If I didn't know better I'd say you were trying to follow the sheep and just say he's crap "because he is".

Also, serious roles:
- The Butterfly Effect
- The Guardian
- Personal Effects

As I said, just because an actor hasn't been in a huge number of roles of a specific genre, how the hell does that immediately indicate that they MUST suck at it?


(Oh and dont read reviews from critics and take them seriously - they are called critics for a reason )
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Ashton Kutcher has never acted in a movie that was certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.
That's all I read. As soon you said Rotten Tomatoes I quit reading. Just about any movie they say that is "tasteless" the audience (the real critics the one that brings the movie in money) ends liking the film a lot more.

Butteryfly Effect got a 33% from Rotten Tomatoes (I laughed and have even less respect for them after seeing that). The Audience liked it and it has a 81%. Butterfly Effect is not an amazing movie but it is a very good movie and Ashton Kutcher did a great job in it.

Plus I never understood whining about what actors a movie uses. You could name some other actor their would be just as many people saying "ugh why did they choice this person? Should have chosen someone else!"
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Ashton Kutcher has never acted in a movie that was certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. He's been in 24 movies and none of them have scored higher than 49%, with 11 of them receiving a score of 25% or lower.

Oh, and he's in that sitcom now. Two and a Half Men. I've never watched it, but I've heard it's terrible. Here's a sampling of titles from recent episodes: "Give Santa a Tail-Hole", "One Nut Johnson", "I Scream When I Pee", "Ferrets, Attack!" and "Oh Look! Al-Qaeda!"

Also, what "serious roles" has Kutcher done "pretty damn well"?
Butterfly Effect, which should be way higher than 33%. Look how audience approval is 80%. Meanwhile you got movies like Mystery Men (one of the worst movies I've ever seen in a theatre), ranked as fresh by critics, while the audience hates it. Critics are wierd

Ashton Kutcher is one of those actors who's annoying because the roles he's typecast in are annoying. But once in a while he'll get a dramatic role that shows what he can do. He's like Anthony Anderson - people hated him then all of a sudden he's on the Shield and people realize he can act. Or how Mo'nique was annoying before she did Precious and won a ton of awards.
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