Chris Pine is fine as a leading man. We have seen him captain a team in Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. But his next film sees him something that is based on a story, and has him captaining a ship of a different kind. In The Finest Hours, the actor plays Bernie Webber, a man who rallies a team together to head straight into one of New England’s deadliest storms to save 30 stranded men aboard a sinking ship.
Steve Jobs Director: Danny Boyle
Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sarah Snook, John Ortiz Universal Pictures
Rated R | 121 Minutes
Release Date: October 9, 2015 LA & NY | October 23, 2015 Nationwide
When Steve Jobs was alive, it was hard to imagine a world without the inspirational inventor introducing us to one of his latest Apple product, yet somehow the tech giant’s legacy is still going strong four years after his passing. Jobs wasn’t exactly open about his life, thus making it hard to figure out the man behind the machines. Director Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs, from Aaron Sorkin outstanding screenplay adapted from the 2011 biography, as well as his own interviews, gives the world a way to get to know who Steve Jobs is, and how he saw the world.
Steve Jobs isn’t your traditional biopic. It’s broken into three major events in Jobs’ life all taking place 30 minutes in real time before the product launches of LISA, the NeXT, and iMac. And what makes it all captivating is the fact that in those three 30-minute pre-launches, we get to see a man who is clearly the smartest person in the room reveal himself to be a vulnerable yet headstrong man with a clear vision of bringing technology to the masses while creating a legacy that only a few could ever dream of.
Disney has released a trailer for their upcoming rescue movie The Finest Hours. The movie tells the story of a small boat rescue mission in ocean waters off the coast of New England during a massive nor’easter in 1952.
Starring is Casey Affleck, Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, and John Ortiz, with Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, Fright Night ) directing after making Million Dollar Arm for Disney last year. You can watch the trailer and read a full synopsis below.
Every now and then we here at Geeks of Doom get some great contests to run for movie fans. Today, that contest is for fans of Fast & Furious!
As you’re probably all already well-aware, the fourth installment in the franchise hits theaters this Friday, April 3, 2009. It will be a monumental occasion for fans of the movies who have been screaming for the reuniting of the original cast — a reunion that is now finally here with Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster all back for this new, and sure-to-be purely adrenaline-fueled ride of a movie.
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Something interesting has come about today on MySpace in the trailer for Fast & Furious, the fourth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise, which you can watch here below.
First of all, I do still hate that title. It should be illegal to just remove “the” and “and” from a previous title and use it as a title for your sequel. It’s lazy, man, c’mon now. Aside from this, though, I must say, the trailer brought me back. It looks like I would have expected the first sequel to look. It has the important cast members back, it has the same vibe as the first movie and it looks like potentially good time. These are all things I wasn’t expecting to see.