There are several big mysteries in the neo-noir thriller Triple 9 but none bigger than this one: How the hell did they get a cast this great to show up for a movie this mediocre?
Kate Winslet won Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs at the 2016 Golden Globe awards.
I don’t think I’ve ever not recognized Kate Winslet in a movie before. But I did not recognize her in the latest trailer for Triple 9. It wasn’t until her name flashed onscreen that I even realized it was her — and even then I had to rewind to see for myself. According to Wikipedia, which is never wrong, she plays “a Russian-Israeli Mafia moll.” My favorite kind of Mafia moll!
The words “Kate Winslet period drama” work like magic, and if you’re a fan of the actress’ period film work, then you’re going to be excited about this news. Winslet has signed on to portray Lee Miller, Vogue’s iconic correspondent and photographer during World War II, who covered seminal events like the liberation of the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.
John Hillcoat is the director behind The Road and Lawless, which makes Triple 9 an instant must-see. Originally conceived as a starring vehicle for Lawless star Shia LaBeouf, Triple 9 was put on the back burner for a few years before Hillcoat got back to work on it, replacing LaBeouf with Casey Affleck for this nasty little crime thriller. The first trailer has arrived, and as the red band warning promises, things get very, very brutal.
Apple introduced the iMac computer to the market with one of the most famous marketing slogans of all time: “Think different.” If nothing else, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs embodies that sentiment.
We weren’t sure what to think about Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic after the first trailer. Yes, it seemed dramatic and fascinating, but also highlighted a performance by Michael Fassbender as the former Apple CEO that didn’t really look or sound at all like Steve Jobs. Could the film overcome that hurdle? After the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month to rave reviews — specifically calling out Fassbender’s “enthralling” and “stunning” — it may be time to fully buy in to this project. If you’re left doubting, a brand new trailer has arrived to help convince you.
“Artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands,” Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs declares in the new spot for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie. Written by Aaron Sorkin (and that does sound like some Sorkin-y dialogue), the film appears to offer a more flawed look at the life of the man behind Apple, who was often revered as a technological saint.
When it was first announced, The Dressmaker sounded like a quirky, dark comedy about an incredibly skilled seamstress who returns to her hometown to take revenge on those who wronged her. The first trailer has arrived and proves that assumption is only half-correct — Kate Winslet does indeed play a talented dressmaker, but the revenge she has in mind is more of the good-natured kind.
All right, so Steve Jobs has nothing to do with Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher biopic about late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs — except for the fake that they’re about the same person. The twist, supposedly, for this new Jobs biopic, which is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, is that the whole film is set at and around three different Apple product launches. (Kutcher’s version featured a more traditional biopic structure).