The film, which screened as the Centerpiece selection of the New York Film Festival last weekend, is a reminder of Sorkin’s true gifts as a dramatist; it also boasts a crackerjack ensemble cast, subtle yet substantial direction by Boyle, and a welcome explosion of exceedingly tedious biopic …Read More
the ill-timed PR crash-and-burn campaign currently befalling Matt Damon is particularly unfortunate, because the success of the movie he’s ostensibly promoting, Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian, rests so fully on our engagement with, and admiration of, the actor. …Read More
The second trailer for Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic (Steve Jobs) was released earlier today, two weeks after the film debuted to positive reviews at the Telluride Film Festival.
Industry scuttlebutt has it that Willis was let go, which certainly isn’t an unprecedented move for Mr. Allen. …Read More
Watch: Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet Yelling About Apple Products Is the Most Exhilarating Thing You’ll See All Day
The teaser trailer for the Danny Boyle-directed, Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs was a minute of pure tension (and almost no other content) leading up to the reveal of Michael Fassbender’s face as Apple cofounder, chairman and CEO Steve Jobs. Now that the face has indeed been revealed, the face is able to bask — in the just-released first full trailer — in all its different Jobsian hairdos, each demarcating the passage of Jobsian time (the movie spans 16 years across three 30-minute scenes).
Last week’s “Oh Shenandoah” will likely be remembered as the real finale of The Newsroom, a perfect summary of the show’s issues with mansplanation and the 21st century before it goes off the air. There’s almost no point to “What Kind of Day Has It Been,” because at this point, there’s nothing this finale could do to change the reputation “Oh Shenandoah” sealed for the TV ages. At the very least, it’s a more likable sendoff to a show that’s not especially likable, centering on one of The Newsroom‘s most inoffensive characters: Charlie Skinner.
Welcome to “Contempt,” or: “The One Where Will and Mac Get Married–for Journalism!,” also known as “The One Where Jim and Hallie Break Up—for Journalism!” and “The One Where Maggie and Professor Ethicist Break Up—for Journalism!.” It’s an episode that’s the culmination of various Sorkin tropes, so much so that it’s less exasperating than a perfect example of the creator’s tics, to be passed down to Screenwriting 101 students throughout the ages. Except for that rooftop scene.
Well, it happened: in a plot line about half a sentence removed from an Onion story, The Newsroom decided to take on the Boston Marathon. Character-wise, we begin the final season almost exactly where we left off, except Meryl Streep’s daughter is now working for ACN as a blogger, complete with a roped-off little blogger pen proclaiming she’s a part of “ACN DIGITAL,” not the actual News Night team. Anyway, Aaron Sorkin has claimed that one of his biggest regrets from the show was giving journalists the impression he’s telling them how to do their jobs. That may be true, but “Boston” sure doesn’t show it.