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First glimpse of the 'Steve Jobs' movie trailer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 18, 2015 10:54 pm

In case you didn't tune in to the "Mad Men" finale, where the new "Steve Jobs" movie trailer debuted, here it is:



"Steve Jobs" features Michael Fassbender serving as Jobs, with Seth Rogen playing Steve Wozniak. Sony Pictures dropped the film, but it was directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. The biopic, being made by Universal Pictures, will be released in October 2015. The film also features Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels, showing that this is a film with serious Hollywood star power.


A previous Steve Jobs-inspired film, starring Ashton Kutcher, left Apple fans rather disappointed - but the Universal project appears to be coming along nicely.

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'Entourage' short film bridges gap between show and upcoming film

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 18, 2015 6:44 am

Coming four years since the conclusion of the long running HBO comedy 'Entourage' from TV screens, the upcoming feature film is just a few weeks away. To whet appetites, the studio has launched a 4 minute short film focusing on fan-favourite character Ari Gold which bridges the gap between the end of the TV show and the start of the movie.



As is customary, the film won't just reunite the major and minor characters from the show, but will feature a large array of cameo guests, including co-creator Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Billy Bob Thornton, former child-star Haley Joel Osment, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey and even billionaire investor Warren Buffet.


'Entourage' hits Australian cinema screens on June 4th and a day later in the United States.

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'Simpsons' characters to be recast after core cast member leaves

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 15, 2015 1:12 am

Coming just days after 'The Simpsons', the longest running scripted TV show of all time, was re-confirmed for a further two seasons by the Fox Network, one of the core voice actor cast members has parted ways with the production.




Veteran comedian Harry Shearer, the voice behind Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Principal Skinner, Otto and many many more has taken to Twitter to announce that he "won't be part" of the show moving forward.



'Simpsons' show runner Al Jean told 'New York Times' journalist that "we do not plan to kill off characters like Burns and Flanders but will recast with the finest voiceover talent available."



Harry Shearer will return for one more episode of the show which airs this weekend in the U.S.

DC Comics 'Supergirl' TV show trailer goes live

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 13, 2015 11:52 pm

Last year, DC Comics and Warner Bros unveiled an ambitious slate of feature films based on the companies most famous characters, but DC are also pushing forward to push some of the lesser known properties into the limelight, including a project based on 'Supergirl'. Now, CBS and DC have released the first look at the series, in a lengthy trailer.



Played by 'Glee' actress Melissa Benoist in the latest incarnation of the character created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino in 1959, 'Supergirl' was designed as a female counterpart to 'Superman'. Despite undergoing numerous revisions over the years, her most famous is her depiction as Superman's cousin - sharing many of the same powers, but the same affliction to the radioactive pieces of their former homeworld, Kryptonite.


'Supergirl' premiers on the CBS network in November.

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'Minority Report' TV show reveals first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 13, 2015 2:43 am

The Fox Network have announced their lineup for the 2016 season, including the return of 'The X-Files' and amongst new shows such as Seth McFarlane's 'Bordertown' and returning series such as 'American Idol' and 'The Simpsons' is an intriguing sequel to the 2002 sci-fi classic 'Minority Report' from Steven Spielberg.



According to ComingSoon, 'Minority Report' is set in 20165 - 10 years after the events of the feature film, with the pre-crime division having been dismantled and new crime-solving technologies developed to fill the breach. But one pre-cog - Dash (Stark Sands) quietly returns to assist police detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good) to prevent crimes before they happen.


'Minority Report' premieres in 2016, with a date yet to be finalised.

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4K UltraHD Blu-ray format spec finalised by Blu-ray Disc Association

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 12, 2015 11:46 pm

With manufacturers continuing to push 4K displays into the marketplace and streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix offering streaming content in UltraHD resolutions, the once mighty Blu-ray disc specification has begun to seem... well, a little old. But today, the Blu-ray Disc Association has finalised the spec for the next gen Blu-ray format. Welcome 'UltraHD Blu-ray'.




According to the BDA's press release as published by TheDigitalBits, the UltraHD Blu-ray spec will encode content in 3840x2160 resolution, but will include improvements such "significantly expanded color range and allows for the delivery of high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rate content" along with making it easier to share content between devices with the "optional digital bridge feature, the specification enhances the value of content ownership by embracing the notion that a content purchase can enable the consumer to view their content across the range of in-home and mobile devices".


Importantly, UltraHD Blu-ray players will also be compatible with current gen Blu-ray disc and presumably DVD. It's expected that the first consumer UltraHD Blu-ray players will make their way to market early next year.

Picasso auction breaks art world record, sells for $179m USD

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 12, 2015 12:58 am

Auction House Christie's broke the world record for a piece of art overnight, selling a work by famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso for a massive $179 million U.S dollars, according to the Wall Street Journal.



The 1955 Picasso, titled 'The Women of Algiers' was originally purchased in 1954 as part of a collection of 15 works for $212,000 USD, before being sold off separately. In 1997, the same painting sold for $31 million USD, meaning the anonymous seller just turned a very tidy profit.




'The Women of Algiers' is one of the final Picasso's still in private hands.

Fox announce 'X-Files' return date

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 11, 2015 11:41 pm

It's been an exciting few months for 'X-Files' fans, with the prospect of new adventures featuring FBI agents Mulder and Scully transforming from a dream to a reality. Now, Fox have announced their television lineup for 2016 - which includes a solid date for the show's return.




The six part, limited series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, will premiere on the Fox network on January 24th 2016, with a "special two-night event" spilling over to the next night. The remaining four episodes have not been dated, but would presumably follow weekly from that point. No further details on the series plot were divulged, but is understood to mirror the original series, which featured a mix of alien mythology and 'monster of the week' episodes.


According to YVRShoots, filming will begin on June 9th and continue through to August in downtown Vancouver.

Next 'Avengers' to be filmed entirely with next-gen IMAX cameras

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 8, 2015 6:54 am

The stunning visual quality gained from filming with large format IMAX cameras has made fans of directors such as JJ Abrams with 'The Force Awakens', Christopher Nolan with 'Interstellar' and Michael Bay with 'Transformers', but despite improvements, the unwieldly size and noise of the formats cameras has meant that filming a movie entirely with the system has not previously been possible. Until now.




According to Variety, the next installment of the 'Avengers' franchise; 'Infinity War' will be shot completely using IMAX cameras. The CEO of Imax Entertainment, Greg Foster told the magazine "the Russos are going to spend the next 15 months or so designing the making of the 'Avengers' films with these cameras in mind. They're not looking at this a week before they start filming or only focusing on an important section of the film. This is something that's never happened before."


'Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1' hits screens on May 4, 2018.

'Vacation' movie sequel gets raunchy red-band trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 7, 2015 11:45 pm

You probably remember the classic Chevy Chase National Lampoon 'Vacation' series, and it's sequels 'European Vacation', 'Christmas Vacation' and 'Vegas Vacation'. Well the series is about to be rebooted with a new semi-sequel which reunites original stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo and adds Ed Helms as grown-up son Rusty Griswold.



With the uncensored red-band trailer, Warner Bros are clearly going for a hard R-rating with the latest film, which means it won't be quite as family friendly as its predecessors. 'Vacation' hits US theaters on July 29.

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