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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:20 AM   #1
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Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs' Film to Launch on August 16




The Wrap reports that Ashton Kutcher's film "Jobs" will now debut on August 16 in the United States. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Music Festival in late January to mixed reviews, had been scheduled for an April 19 wide release, but was delayed.
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Five Star Institute's Mark Hulme financed and produced the movie, which Open Road acquired in a service release deal prior to this year's Sundance Film Festival, where "Jobs" was the closing night film. Both sides decided to wait and create proper buzz before releasing "Jobs" rather than rush the movie out so soon after Sundance.

By opening after most summer blockbusters (Sony's "Elysium" is the last major title on Aug. 9) rather than mid-April, "Jobs" now stands a better chance to succeed and distinguish itself in the marketplace.
"Jobs", which stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, is one of several Jobs-related films in the works or already released. Back in April, rumor site Funny or Die released a rather poorly received "iSteve" comedy film starring Justin Long, who had played the "Mac" character in Apple's long-running "Mac vs. PC" ad campaign.

A third film is being written by Aaron Sorkin and is the official adaptation of Jobs' authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. The film, which is still in the early stages of development, is planned to encompass three 30-minute scenes showing Jobs backstage just prior to the launches of the original Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.

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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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Whether these films are done with well intention or not, I'll be glad when these films are finally released and people can stop monetizing Steve's death.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:27 AM   #3
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Already forgot about this movie. The longer they delay, the little I have interest with this.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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Jobs is so outdated...

Kanye West is the future!

http://www.businessinsider.com/kanye...ve-jobs-2013-6
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:31 AM   #5
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I don't know why, but I will prob watch this film; oddly compelled perhaps.

Waiting for Aaron really tho.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:31 AM   #6
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.....Both sides decided to wait and create proper buzz before releasing "Jobs" rather than rush the movie out so soon after Sundance.....

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There's still not a whole lotta buzz yet, afaict, but I'm still curious to see it.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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"Yeey, finally..." lol
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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Jobs is so outdated...

Kanye West is the future!

http://www.businessinsider.com/kanye...ve-jobs-2013-6
With profound statements like:
"I am undoubtedly, you know, Steve of Internet"

I too am a believer ...that this gentleman should indeed Go West. And multiply
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:36 AM   #9
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I can't take Ashton Kutcher serious, so I probably won't even watch it.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:37 AM   #10
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Replace the word "Film" with "Abortive attempt at cinema," and you'd be a bit closer to the mark.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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Wasn't this movie titled "jOBS" or something like that?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:40 AM   #12
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It will be difficult to watch, but the world needs to know who Steve Jobs really is... That monster!
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:42 AM   #13
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As long as the film producers put a good amount of effort into it I'll go see it. Jobs remains a fascinating figure. I don't think there will be a documentary or movie about him I won't be able to avoid watching.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:42 AM   #14
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Kutcher would be more suited to play a village idiot than one of the most charismatic public figure of recent times.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:44 AM   #15
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Definitely watching this. Big fan of Steve Jobs.
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Already forgot about this movie. The longer they delay, the little I have interest with this.
How do you know you'll like in this movie if you've never even seen it?
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Whether these films are done with well intention or not, I'll be glad when these films are finally released and people can stop monetizing Steve's death.
You realize this will never stop. Look at history and people that had a big influence, people never stop talking about them and creating shows or monetizing on what they did.

I see nothing wrong with this and rather enjoy different perspectives on someones life. Not a big history person, but I enjoy watching shows on how things were created and changed by people.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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Ashton Kutcher should not be put in a role like this, ever! His voice is so goofy sounding, he just cannot be taken seriously in a real role like this. Noah Wyle's rendition of Steve Jobs in the 99' made for TV movie, "Pirates of Silicone Valley", was more compelling, and...that is not saying much.
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Honestly this movie is a joke... Why Ashton Kutcher and Co. were in such a rush to make this movie is beyond me. Sony pictures bought the rights to the jobs biography right when it came out and they've been talking about Aaron Sorkin writing the screenplay ever since.

Seriously... Who is going to make a better movie: Ashton Kutcher or Aaron Sorkin??

Thats a no brainer...
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You realize this will never stop. Look at history and people that had a big influence, people never stop talking about them and creating shows or monetizing on what they did.

I see nothing wrong with this and rather enjoy different perspectives on someones life. Not a big history person, but I enjoy watching shows on how things were created and changed by people.
I enjoy learning about Steve's life and will probably watch both movies but it just seemed like a race to see who could get a movie about him released. I'm sure within the next 15 years, we'll see many more films, documentaries, and books about him. But by then it won't be seen as such a money grab.


And at the same time I understand that if they didn't release their version soon, the audience wouldn't be nearly as large. I just hope they did their research and stayed reasonable when they start to adapt the story to film.
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Still wish Noah Wyle got the part instead of Kutcher. Long live Pirates of Silicon Valley
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Whether these films are done with well intention or not, I'll be glad when these films are finally released and people can stop monetizing Steve's death.
This doesn't even make sense. It's like saying I wish the Beatles albums were never sold again because we're monetizing Lennon's death.

The most influential people always get bigger when they die, because they can no longer make any mistakes, and we are supposed to only remember them for the good they did.
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only fanboys will rush to see the movie

i would never spend a penny to watch Ashton Kutcher
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Jobs is so outdated...

Kanye West is the future!

http://www.businessinsider.com/kanye...ve-jobs-2013-6
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