(PCM) Sony should be thanking their luck stars for the lineup of their upcoming biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs; directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle with a script from Academy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and starring Academy Award-winner Christian Bale, Jobs has all of the ingredients of an Award Season sweeper.
Aaron Sorkin announced Christian Bale’s role as Steve Jobs to Bloomberg on Thursday, a few weeks after rumors of Leonardo DiCaprio starring in the role were put to rest.
“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of “Studio 1.0.” “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”
“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin, known for his wordy scripts and lengthy monologues, explained of Bale’s difficult role as Steve Jobs and his confidence in him to pull it off. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”
Production for the Jobs biopic, not to be confused with the poorly received 2013 Ashton Kutcher-starring Jobs, will start shooting in the next couple of months according to Sorkin, who wrote the screenplay as an adaption of Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography, Steve Jobs.
(PCM) The hype surrounding Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to 2012’s biggest blockbuster hit, is very real.
Planning to capitalize on the hype, Marvel scheduled a new teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron to premiere during next Tuesday’s episode of Agents of SH.I.E.L.D., but had their plans foiled when the trailer was leaked online Wednesday night.
Thinking quick on their feet, Marvel promptly released the official teaser trailer in response to the low quality leak, delighting Marvel, action, and blockbuster film fans alike while also managing to throw a jab at Hydra in this tweet:
In the hours since its release, the dread-filled trailer has garnered over 7 million views on YouTube, inciting even more excitement and hype over the 2015 release. Many, including PCM, are praising the trailer’s effective use of “I’ve Got No Strings” from Marvel’s parent company, Disney’s classic, Pinocchio.
The song and its lyrics “I had stings / But now I’m free / There are no strings on me” has a chilling, hair-raising effect when growled by the Avenger archnemisis and evil-robot-supervillian Ultron over the bass and boom of explosions and Hulk smashes.
You can check out the teaser poster here, visit the official website, and watch the official teaser trailer below after the official synopsis! Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters nationwide May 1, 2015.
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.
Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction.
Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.
**SPOILER ALERT: Article contains several plot points and details from the latest episode**
(PCM) The latest episode of the hit FX series “Sons Of Anarchy” certainly had me reaching for the box of tissues and cementing the fact that we are certainly in for one heck of a ride this final season.
“Greensleeves” was full of more than a few surprises as Jax and the rest of the club have some severely difficult obstacles in their path to overcome. To begin, we were thoroughly convinced that our beloved Juice was a goner once he was turned back over to the club by Alveraz and the Mayan. Now, we learn that Jax has other plans in mind as we saw Juice alive and well back in his cut getting himself arrested so that he is put in County with a mission to kill off Lin.
It was also incredibly nerve-wrecking to watch Gemma deal with not knowing if she was on her way to a death sentence with both Happy and Rat showed up to escort her up to the cabin to sort of “family business” with Jax. (We all know the cabin is where some pretty nasty stuff can take place)
We as viewers are well aware that Jax still has no clue about the secret that Gemma is carrying, but now that it has been revealed that Abel secretly heard her admission of guilt in murdering Tara, we can only wonder if it will eventually come into the light. We are curious if by the end of the season Jax will every know the truth about who was really responsible for the death of his wife.
To close out the episode and incredibly emotional version of the song “Greensleeves” begins playing over a montage that shows the club in a park waiting for August Marks only to have his head of security show up with a terribly tragic surprise.
The head of security, Moses, played by actor Mathew St. Patrick, hands Jax a box and in the box is a iPad that contains video footage of Bobby having his eye gouged out with a grapefruit spoon. Both his patch and a tupperware containing the eye ball are also included in the box. It was a truly shocking moment and fans, ourselves included, felt as if we were literally punched in the gut while viewing. Bobby’s fate is truly up in the air at this particular moment, although we are seriously hoping that he will survive.
During San Diego Comic Con we were able to catch up with both SOA actress Katey Sagal and producer Paris Barclay, who were gracious enough to share some of their thoughts on the show’s final season. You can check out both videos below:
(PCM) There has been a ton of speculation about whether or not fans would ever see another Pee-Wee Herman film, however now it seems those rumors can finally be put to rest.
Actor Paul Reubens, who portrays the lovable Pee-Wee Herman, revealed that at new film is “imminent” and fans will not have to wait much longer for an official announcement.
Reubens recently spoke with Rolling Stone in support of the new box set released by Shout Factory that is made up of all five seasons of the cult hit Saturday morning show “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” that aired from 1986 to 1991.
Reubens claims that an announcement has been on the way for months and months and that the new film will be “amazing”. Reubens who is now 62- years old, is still best known for his role as the grey-suited, red bow-tie Pee-Wee Herman and the show featured a cast of adorable claymation animals, a quirky house, odd neighbors and of course that famous chair.
Ruebens also personally supervised all work that was done on the newly released box set which hit stores on Oct.21st. We can’t wait to hear about this “imminent” movie announcement and wonder if Judd Apatow is still currently on-board to direct. Be sure to stay tuned!
(PCM) A 26-year old Chinese woman by the name of Tan Chen recently went through quite a tragic relationship split and did what many of us only wish we could do … stuff ourselves full of delicious KFC fried chicken and escape the pain for about week.
After the break-up Chen reported in sick for her job and while walking around town trying to get her mind off the split, she decided to go into a local KFC in the train station of China’s Sichuan Peninsula. Chen ended up staying at the restaurant for an entire week!
She claims that she initially had not planned on being at the establishment for so long, as she had only wanted to grab some chicken wings. However, once she was inside and began eating, she reached the conclusion that she also needed some time to think.
It took three days before a KFC employee took notice that Chen had not left the restaurant, as they are a 24-hour establishment and work in shifts. They were unable to ask her to leave since she was technically a paying customer. The employee did check to make sure that Chen was okay, and she again told them she just needed some time to think and then proceeded to order another box of chicken wings and an extra large fries.
Once Chen began to become noticed by the local media she decided it was time to move on from the restaurant. She claims she was tiring of the taste of chicken and made the decision to leave the city and return to her parents home.
We certainly can’t argue with Chen’s reasoning for staying in the restaurant so long as she sadly admitted that her apartment in the city was full of painful reminders of the failed romantic relationship.