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Ashton Kutcher vehicle "Jobs" has landed in virtual and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S., including options to buy or rent the movie on Apple's iTunes.

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After debuting as the Sundance Festival's closing night selection and seeing wide release in August, Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" is now available to purchase on the web and in stores.

While the film received lackluster reviews and made a poor showing on its opening weekend, "Jobs" is the first feature-length title to take on the life of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Ashton Kutcher plays the title role and is backed up by Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine and James Woods.

The movie spans a large chunk of Jobs' life, running from the founding of Apple to the introduction of the iPod.

A big-budget Jobs film is currently in the works and is being penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. That film is said to play in three major "scenes" comprised entirely of backstage moments just before the unveiling of the original Mac, NeXT computer, and the iPod.

An HD version of "Jobs" can be downloaded from iTunes for $19.99, while standard definition comes in at $14.99. Rentals are also available in HD and SD for $4.99 and $3.99, respectively.

Aside from iTunes, "Jobs" is for sale on Amazon in both digital and DVD formats.
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Fuckyeahcrapmovies
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/crickets

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The movie almost killed me, its so bad.

post #5 of 30
So sad that the movie of an iconic is not on that level
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I'd rather read the Isaacson biography.

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post #7 of 30

No thanks. Ashton probably killed his career with this.

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We have all these critics on JOBS who no doubt know how to make a movie. Like movie critic Roger Ebert, when he went to make his own movie, and it flopped abysmally, he had a better appreciation for what goes into film-making.

I saw the movie, enjoyed it, so did my girlfriend. We wanted entertainment, not the discovery of America. Kutcher did a pretty good job.

The one thing I have learned in my life about "whiners," they aren't much good at doing ANYTHING except, you guessed it: Whining. You guys are as bad as those who come to this website to whine about spelling, grammar and any other thing most of us don't have the time for.
post #9 of 30
Originally Posted by bobbyfozz View Post
We wanted entertainment…

 

Speak for yourself only. I wanted truth.

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post #10 of 30
"We" was in reference to myself and girlfriend.

The notion that occasionally you make sense Tallest is overshadowed by you "I'm always right ego." I don't need you to explain Truth to me, or anyone else. Even saying that makes you subjective.
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...about spelling, grammar and any other thing most of us don't have the time for.

You accidentally just proved a point and it wasn't a good one.
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post #12 of 30
And, yes, the others were right.

This movie is Goddamn AWFUL.
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I'd rather read the Isaacson biography.
There's VASTLY better sources than Isaacson's tome.
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We have all these critics on JOBS who no doubt know how to make a movie. Like movie critic Roger Ebert, when he went to make his own movie, and it flopped abysmally, he had a better appreciation for what goes into film-making.

I saw the movie, enjoyed it, so did my girlfriend. We wanted entertainment, not the discovery of America. Kutcher did a pretty good job.

The one thing I have learned in my life about "whiners," they aren't much good at doing ANYTHING except, you guessed it: Whining. You guys are as bad as those who come to this website to whine about spelling, grammar and any other thing most of us don't have the time for.

 

Wait, let me get this straight.

So you saw the movie and that means your opinion is the only valid one and everyone else who hasn't seen the movie is a "whiner"? Right?

But doesn't Roger Ebert also see the movies he reviews? Doesn't that make his opinion as valid as yours? But that's not what you're saying: you just slammed Roger Ebert for making a movie that "flopped abysmally", so for Roger Ebert to have a valid opinion, he has to be a commercially successful filmmaker himself. Aren't you going to apply that standard to yourself?

 

You know what makes Roger Ebert's opinion valid? It isn't that he saw the movie he reviewed. It's that he has seen thousands upon thousands of movies both contemporary and classic. He is familiar with the art form. In the same way that a art critic doesn't have to be a painter or sculptor, but familiar with many works of art and their attributes. May I ask who you are to dismiss Roger Ebert so blithely while asserting your opinion over others?

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post #15 of 30
Wait two months & then pick it up from the bargain bins for £2.99
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post #16 of 30

Funny that most of you who think it sucked never even saw it.  Kutcher played the part well, and looked very much like Jobs.  It is a movie with dramatic enhancements, and it provided dramatic entertainment.  It is Hollywood, what do you expect?  I am sure the next "big-budget" one will just as "dramatic" and all of you will also claim it sucks too without seeing it.  So sit and home, drink your kool-aid, and watch Glitter, Gigli, or Ishtar.

 

Bobbyfozz does make a valid point, don't claim a movie sucks if you have never seen it.

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Sooo bad.

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We have all these critics on JOBS who no doubt know how to make a movie. Like movie critic Roger Ebert, when he went to make his own movie, and it flopped abysmally, he had a better appreciation for what goes into film-making.

 

What a lame comment. You don't need to be able to play the violin to see someone else can't play. 'You play a song on the violin, then.' is not a good retort. But a good response to it could be, 'no, because I also cannot play the violin'.

 

What was good about this movie: makeup.

 

What was bad about this movie: everything else. Kutcher's over zealous overacting, 'the Jobs' walk' was in too many meaningless shots with too much emphasis put on it as if it was its own character in the movie, the fact that he sounded nothing like Jobs; not one bit, the fact that they chose someone to play the part of Steve who had the charisma of a goat, the fact that there are no good scenes; not one, the casting in general was so bad the movie looks more like a sketch, rather than a movie it seems more like a collection of unfocused rubbish scenes, the script is rubbish.

 

Jobs' father: "keep it neat Steve". The casual viewer is meant to understand what that means? No mention of Pixar? No mention of his struggles; it jumps right to the scene when he's called back to Apple: Next isn't even a footnote, it's not explained properly, let alone dramatised to even a degree that makes it seem real. It's easily the worst movie I've seen in 5 years. It's possibly the worst I've seen in 10.


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post #19 of 30
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Speak for yourself only. I wanted truth.

 

I think a good biopic does both. Jobs' journey left a great opportunity for both. The Buddy Holly Story has both. La Bamba has both. Gorillas in the Mist has both. A Beautiful Mind. The Pianist. Erin Brockovich. There are many extremely good biopics out there. Jobs isn't just a bad biopic, and it's a really bad biopic. It's a bad movie.


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Like movie critic Roger Ebert, when he went to make his own movie, and it flopped abysmally, he had a better appreciation for what goes into film-making.

The one thing I have learned in my life about "whiners," they aren't much good at doing ANYTHING except, you guessed it: Whining.

 

That's not true at all. Ebert isn't always right, everyone knows that, but he is a prolific critic. Read his Field of Dreams review. Read his Shawshank review. He can also write good reviews.


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I'd rather read the Isaacson biography.

 

Considering Isaacson had access to Jobs himself I believe that he missed a great opportunity to create something really special. There was little in his book that cannot be gleamed from other sources.

 

However, I’m currently reading ’The Bite in the Apple’ by Chrisann Brennan. Initially, I thought it might be a bit of a shake-down by her to make some cash (which she openly admits she lacks) but, of all the books about Apple and Steve that I have read, this may just be the most interesting one yet. We get to see the true, human side of Jobs, and he’s nothing like the versions of him that we read about in other books. 

 

I’m only about a quarter of the way through it right now but I highly recommend this book to others wishing to learn more about the man Steve Jobs.

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post #22 of 30

That is your opinion only.

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Wait two months & then pick it up from the bargain bins for £2.99

 

Pay for such a bad movie? Catch on on Netflix in a year and you'll see what I mean.

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We have all these critics on JOBS who no doubt know how to make a movie. Like movie critic Roger Ebert, when he went to make his own movie, and it flopped abysmally, he had a better appreciation for what goes into film-making.

I saw the movie, enjoyed it, so did my girlfriend. We wanted entertainment, not the discovery of America. Kutcher did a pretty good job.

The one thing I have learned in my life about "whiners," they aren't much good at doing ANYTHING except, you guessed it: Whining. You guys are as bad as those who come to this website to whine about spelling, grammar and any other thing most of us don't have the time for.

 

While your sentiment may apply to a less than stellar film made in good faith, "Jobs" does not fall into that category. This film was utter garbage, rushed to production for no reason other than to capitalize on the man's death. Wozniak immediately distanced himself from the project when he got a glimpse at the terrible job they did at capturing the essence of the title character, himself or most of the key story lines. 

post #25 of 30
It was an okay movie, but there is too much source material to cram into a couple hours. We need a Steve Jobs miniseries.
post #26 of 30

I saw the film, it was horrible. It was just a bland story and dry acting. I learned nothing I couldn't have learn from wikipedia. 

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Originally Posted by bobbyfozz View Post
"We" was in reference to myself and girlfriend.

 

Okay, then.

 
The notion that occasionally you make sense Tallest is overshadowed by you "I'm always right ego."

 

Of course. Now watch as I dismiss this nonsense offhand because you can do better than this.

 
I don't need you to explain Truth to me, or anyone else.

 

That’s for sure; you just don’t care about it at all.

 
Even saying that makes you subjective. 

 

I’m now confident you know neither what truth nor subjectivity are.

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And, yes, the others were right.

This movie is Goddamn AWFUL.

I would have to agree with that summary. With someone so iconic you must be careful about dramatizing etc. They weren't. Plus the dialogue was terrible. As a pro film maker I could spot non stop horrible directing and camera work as well.

These guys claim they did it because they love Apple etc but it's rather clear they rushed in order to be first and to get press based on the association. It shows in every frame. As does their lack of experience. A fresh out of school writer, a director with perhaps two previous gigs and neither was any better than direct to DVD if that. It shows

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post #29 of 30
I enjoyed it for what it is. Facts don't necessarily add up to truth. One could watch that movie and think Jobs rode the coattails of Woz and Ive while being himself market savy and unwilling to compromise. I look forward to the one based on Isaacson's book for a more complete and perhaps accurate view. In this movie too much focus was given to finite turning points, but I still found it compelling and moving, factual or not, true or not.
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Originally Posted by Jim Gramze View Post
I look forward to the one based on Isaacson's book for a more complete and perhaps accurate view.

 

Ri~ght… “Complete and accurate” from Isaacson… 

 

Better wait on that movie until he finishes writing his second book of Jobs. You know, because he has publicly stated the one he did release was a first draft. 

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