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The first official pic of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the Apply-titled jOBS has been unveiled by Sundance. First official pic of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs The Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic will be premiering at the Sundance Festival next year, when legions of fanbois will be prepared to vilify any and all attempts to …

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Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

No matter how good/bad the story it, I fully expect that a good section of those who post here will villify the movie and even pelt the screen with rotten tomatoes/eggs/whatever just because it is about Apple.

This post will be downvoted into oblivion but there is no disguising that some people hate Apple/Jobs with a vengance or blindness which is a shame.

I will probably give the movie a miss as anything with Mr Kutcher in makes me cringe.

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Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

It'll be fun watching the fanbois who love Apple but hate Ashton Kutcher wrestle with their emotions on tech/film forums everywhere :)

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@AC 06:47 Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

I've upvoted you in admiration of your defiant and probably self-fulfilling pessimism. Oh, ... wait a minute...

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Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

No matter how good/bad the story it, I fully expect that a good section of those who post here will claim the movie to be the Best Ever Movie and pelt the none believers with verbal diarrhoea and downvotes just because they don't adulate a company.

This post will be downvoted into oblivion but there is no disguising that some people worship a company/businessman with a worryingly frenzied obsessiveness which is completely unhealthy.

I will probably give the movie a miss as anything where people are undoubtedly going to woop, holla and cheer at a screen - and they will, they did when Apple announced places on a map! - will make me want to be sick in my mouth a little.

There, fixed that for you.

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Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

I read that as "wrestle with their emoticons on tech/film forums everywhere".

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Looks

Looks like the start of a 1970's porn video.

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Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

No matter how good/bad the story it, I fully expect that a good section of those who post here will villify the movie and even pelt the screen with rotten tomatoes/eggs/whatever just because it has Ashton Kutcher in it.

This post will be downvoted into oblivion but there is no disguising that some people hate Ashton Kutcher with a vengance or blindness which is a shame.

I will probably give the movie a miss as anything with Apple in makes me cringe.

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Nah I'm just kidding, everyone hates Ashton Kutcher.

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Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

I'll give it a miss as it's scripted by Sorkin.

Any sycophant who's had their tongue that far up Zuckerbitch's tradesman's entrance makes me cringe.

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

Jobs I know about, but Ashton Kutcher, who he?

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Because this bit is set in the seventies perhaps?

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Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

Either my morning coffee hasn't taken affect or you were very subtle in your own irony.

"some people hate Apple/Jobs with a vengance or blindness"

"anything with Mr Kutcher in makes me cringe"

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

I wasa thinking Kelso was the perfect fit for his jobsness.

and Sorkin can do no wrong in my mind (alright the coke and nutcase fundamentalist women aside)

I'll prolly torrent it :-)

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

ah i had erased the facebook thing from my mind...

okay

apart from the coke,

nutjob women

and zuckerberg... bitch

what has arron sorkin ever done for us?

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

What has 2 thumbs and can impersonate Steve Jobs?

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

"What has 2 thumbs and can impersonate Steve Jobs?"

THIS GUY!

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Re: Apple haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

"….some people hate Apple/Jobs with a vengance or blindness which is a shame"

…..some people love Apple/Jobs vehemently, which is a shame… Fixed it for you.

It’s just a bloody crappy tech co. He’s just a man. Nothing special.

What is a shame is that retarded people want to place more kudos to the man/company than deserves.

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

On film forums, it is the 3-acts in real-time structure that is raising eyebrows, not the subject matter. For some weird reason I'm thinking of the first act of The Producers.

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Re: Kutcher haters can start getting their rotten tomatoes ready now

> Jobs I know about, but Ashton Kutcher, who he?

Isn't he Bruce Willis's son?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4hLe7wBN4I

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Re: Looks

Which one?

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Jobs deserved an actor

I'm not a Steve Jobs fanboi but I think he deserved a true actor to impersonate him.

Kutcher is a good third rate actor, doing an ok job in a crappy tv series.

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Could have been worse... They could have cast Adam Sandler... Just saying.

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Kelso has experience of the 70's.

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Re: Kelso has experience of the 70's

Yep must admit that was the first thing I thought. I can never detatch Ashton Kutcher from that role in my mind, so will be very strange seeing him playing the part of a genius (whether you like him/Apple or not, he WAS a very smart man).

Whatever way they go in the film there will be critical people. Anti Jobs/Apple people will accuse the film makers of treating him too gently, and Jobs/Apple Fans will accuse them of doing a hatchet job on the memory of their saint - no win situation. I won't spend money seeing this in the cinema, just wait for it to come round on Sky

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Re: Jobs deserved an actor

"I'm not a Steve Jobs fanboi but I think he deserved a true actor to impersonate him.

Kutcher is a good third rate actor, doing an ok job in a crappy tv series."

Then Kutcher is the perfect choice for an imperfect man.

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Re: Jobs deserved an actor

Adam Sandler as Jobs, Seth Rogan as Wozniak. Brilliant!

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@Corinne Re: Kelso has experience of the 70's

"(whether you like him/Apple or not, he WAS a very smart man)"

There are smart people, then there are people dumb enough to try to beat cancer by refusing their doctors' medications, instead relying on alternative "treatment" including juice diets and consulting a psychic.

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Re: @Corinne Kelso has experience of the 70's

I'll give you that partially Martin - he was a very smart man in some ways, bloody nutjob in others. We all tend to have irrational blind spots, pity for him that his was fatal!

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Who?

See title

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Re: Who?

Dude!

You HAVE to go and rent "Dude, Where's My Car?"

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Sweet!

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Dude!

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Re: Who?

Sweeeeeet.

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Re: Who?

Duuuuuude!

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Re: Who?

And then?

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Zoltan!

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and theeeeen??

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"And then along came Jones!

Tall thin Jones

Slow-walkin Jones

Slow-talkin Jones

Along came long, lean, lanky Jones"

Showing my age here...

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Mr. Jobs or Mr. Black?

Looks like a young (and thinner) version of Jack Black... perhaps he'll burst forth with a rendition of the "greatest song in the world" -- or a sonnet to Mr. Jobs?

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Paris should listen to the Tenacious D album ;-)

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Two Jobs films

I think the writer has either his/her Jobs films mixed up or simply didn't make the following more clear in the original article;

There are two different Steve Jobs Bio-films being made and released -

One is the lower budget independent film starring Kutcher (which is where this photo is obviously from) and another more high profile/bigger budget studio film being scripted by Sorkin.

Then there's also the existing, older, made for tv HBO one 'Pirates of Silicon Valley' which while pretty cheaply made and over acted is actually surprisingly watchable and good for a laugh.

In true Jobsian/Apple style, you will be able to see the Kutcher one first and then several months later be required to upgrade to the newer (and likely better) higher budgeted Sorkin scripted film.

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Is 'Pirates Of Silicon Valley' the one that makes out Bill G to be an evil genius of the calibre only usually seen in Bond films?

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Re: Two Jobs films

But eveyone forgets the best one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrhmWkRfyAI

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Is 'Pirates Of Silicon Valley' the one that makes out Bill G to be an evil genius of the calibre only usually seen in Bond films?

It's a documentary then...?

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That's a very weak beard. Even in his sallow youth, Jobs had a better beard than that.

I'm sure the acting and directing will be great ... but Beard integrity is very important for a nerd tribute film.

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I haven't read the film synopsis so can someone tell me.

Is this the one about a smelly antisocial drugged up hippy? Or the one about a tyrannical bastard hell bent on subjecting his will upon everything?

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I think it's the one about how they realised that The Social Network made tens of millions of dollars at the box office and was extremely cheap to film and Hey Look! there's another famous nerd let's cash in on that one.

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Is this the one about a....

yes

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Not an Apple fan, but this could be interesting

I'm not an Apple fan (I own no Apple devices at all) nor an Ashton Kutcher fan. Saying that I think this might be quite interesting.

Jobs was quite an innovator in the field and had an undeniable presence in the IT industry, over a far greater remit than just Apple. A film that examines his personality and method of approaching a task / problem could be quite a cinematic treat. (...and I love cinema)

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Call me

when they make a film about Dennis Ritchie, who died around the same time. A much more pleasant person who contributed far more to modern technology.

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You were his personal friend then and can back up your claim?

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