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Movie review: 'Kick-Ass 2' aims high but falls short










the Mac Pro? Really," tweeted 9to5Mac editor Scott Buscemi . That's Apple's latest marketing effort marketing tease, really for the to-be-released redesign of its Mac Pro. The company is slapping teasers for the cylindrical computer as part of a movie theater advertising push, publishing the fact that the updated system is expected to arrive in fall of http://langcvjz.crowdvine.com/posts/38889194 this year. We don't have a copy of the movie theater ad, but we've embedded Apple's original teaser from this year's WWDC at the bottom of this post if you'd like a little visual refresh of the unique tweaks Apple's made main page to the Mac Pro. While it's unclear as to what Apple's Mac Pro might ultimately cost, be prepared to spend a not-so-insignificant amount if you're interested in picking up Kim Kardashian fashion one of the systems. It's been widely reported that the raw cost of materials within the system itself the entry-level edition, as it were could come in at just around $2,800. Expect the price to skyrocket north for any upgrades to storage, memory, or the system's CPU that potential purchasers might want to pick up. <br>Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2423245,00.asp





10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership



Director Doyle Duncan (Shaughnessy) begins to wrap production and Helena and Clark are faced with a decision. They must decide if they are meant to live happily ever after together, or if there are happier endings elsewhere for their love stories. This Magic Moment, is a Mediapool Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions. Larry Levinson is the executive producer. Randy Pope and Amanda Phillips Atkins are the co-executive producers. <br>Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/this-magic-moment-a-movie-romance-on-hallmark-channel





Movie poster artist Drew Struzan gets the doc treatment



Wadlow's main addition to the story is expanding the attention given to the adventures of Mindy in the land of other young women, grappling with other people's ideas of normal. Among the film's best moments is when young Mindy, trying to fit in, sees a boy-band video for the first time, unleashing a wave of hormonal responses that Moretz captures perfectly. SPECIAL REPORT: The culture of violence in entertainment The adventures of Hit-Girl as a regular person are far more compelling than those of Kick-Ass as a superhero. (Though even her story line is marred by a cheap, unnecessary joke in which a mean girl is made to evacuate her body from both ends at once.) As in the first film, it also doesn't help that as a performer Taylor-Johnson is a charisma-free zone. Wadlow also expands slightly the role of amateur superhero Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by Jim Carrey . The increasingly un-fun actor is a rather poor substitute for the madcap performance of Nicolas Cage in the first film as Hit-Girl's father. Carrey recently declared he would not be promoting "Kick-Ass 2" due to a crisis of conscience regarding the film's violence. <br>Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-kick-ass-2-20130815,0,7182428.story







Judging by the reviews for Jobs, there still may be plenty of room for another film treatment. As of Friday morning, Jobs is carrying a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 26% meaning about three quarters of the reviewers tabulated have given the flick a Thumbs Down. The RT rating among so-called top critics was even lower at 20%. The movie also didnt fare well with the affable Steve Wozniak, who was portrayed in the film by Josh Gad of The Book of Mormon fame. In a blog posting on Gizmodo , Wozniak called the acting good and said he was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie. And he denied the claim that hes criticizing this movie because he is serving as a paid consultant on the Steve Jobs project. <br>Source: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/08/16/steve-jobs-movie-slammed-by-critics-and-woz/





Becoming Steve Jobs: Ashton Kutcher on his movie transformation



The rest of the quote is equally as profound: When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life and try not to bash into the walls too muchthats a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple facteverything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter http://darrenbsya.crowdvine.com/posts/38927977 than youshake off this erroneous notion that life is there and youre just going to live in it versus make your mark upon it. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again. Dont just live a life; build one. 5. I would rather gamble on our vision than make a me, too product. Steve Jobs believed in dreaming big. In the 1970s personal computers were relegated to the hobbyist market. <br>Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2013/08/16/10-powerful-quotes-from-the-steve-jobs-movie-and-what-they-teach-us-about-leadership/





Movie Review: Forest Whitaker a Witness to History in ‘The Butler’



While I didn't particularly enjoy enduring The Butler, I get it. Real, explicit, difficult conversations about race occur too infrequently in pop culture. But The Butler mostly fails on this front. Its script, by Danny Strong, is strained and artificial, a historical litany of what its star Oprah Winfrey calls "A-ha Moments" ("That was first time I ever seen a white man stick his neck out for us"), delivered with perpetually hushed reverence. It reminded me of 2004's Crash, in that barely a scene goes by without a forced discussion of race, no matter who's talking (often, it's a president being insensitive as Cecil looks on by with devastating humility). But I get that in order to communicate with stupid people, sometimes you gotta get stupid yourself. <br>Source: http://gawker.com/the-difference-between-a-good-movie-and-an-important-on-1156028432







In case you forgot after all, its been 15 years since she last appeared in a live-action film as someone other than herself Oprah can, indeed, act. Lets also not forget that she was nominated for an Oscar in 1986 for her work in The Color Purple, and it certainly doesnt hurt this film that that the majority of her scenes are with fellow Oscar-nominee Terrence Howard and Oscar-winner Whitaker. While we see the civil rights movement through the lens of the White House, the brutality and humanity of it all is brought to life through Cecils son, Louis, played by David Oyelowo, who is always a treat to watch. Louis becomes a Freedom Rider and then a Black Panther. His choices do not sit well with Cecil, who has worked hard to give his son a decent life and the ability to go to college. Hes dumbfounded when Louis decides to attend a university down South, at the time a hotbed of racist activity. Daniels renders moments of the civil rights movement in ways we havent seen before. <br>Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2013/08/movie-review-forest-whitaker-a-witness-to-history-in-the-butler/





The Difference Between a Good Movie and an Important One: The Butler



"And part of going on the diet was just to try to get an understanding of that. I didn't like it very much. It was really painful, ultimately. But it was really worth it, 'cause I think I gained a level of empathy towards that kind of discipline and focus that I don't think I could have played the role without." Arriving Friday, "jOBS" traces Steve Jobs' ascendance from college dropout to globally influential creator and will recount Kim Kardashian workout routine his founding of Apple along with Steve Wozniak (played by Josh Gad). As one of the more tech-savvy stars in Hollywood, Kutcher was initially nervous to portray someone he calls his "hero." "I admire him, and I admire his work," Kutcher told CNN. <br>Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/showbiz/movies/ashton-kutcher-steve-jobs-movie







Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Movie poster artist Drew Struzan gets the doc treatment Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 10:42 a.m. EDT August 16, 2013 A new documentary examines the career of artist Drew Struzan. (Photo: drewthemovie.com) SHARE 78 CONNECT 20 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE When I look at a Drew Struzan poster, I'm immediately transported to my childhood. Struzan is the artist behind some of the most iconic hand-painted movie posters of all time, from the Star Wars franchise to the Back to the Future movies to the Indiana Jones films. (He also did The Goonies, the Harry Potter movies, E.T., Hook ... flip through this gallery for a flashback.) It was only a matter of time before Struzan received the documentary treatment. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster features interviews with some of his very famous fans, including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Harrison Ford and Guillermo del Toro. <br>Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/popcandy/2013/08/16/drew-struzan/2664217/



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