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Casting Call For New Star Wars Film Announced

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 | Author:

Globe_SW_auditionWorking for a company named Other World Computing, you just know that we at the OWC Blog are big fans of the stars, both Trek and Wars.

That’s why you’ll have to forgive some of us for being just a tad giddy about the prospect of appearing in the new Star Wars film directed by J.J. Abrams and set for a 2015 release. A request for auditions to fill the roll of a “young woman to play 17-18 years old” and a “young man to play 19-23 years old” was posted online recently, and there are more than a few of us at OWC that might like to show off our acting chops.

If you’re interested in auditioning, you’ll need to submit your application by Dec. 3. You can check out opencastingcall2013.com for more details and maybe even some clues to plotlines in the new movie. (The male character description says he “has grown up without a father’s influence.” Sounds like Luke is a little too busy rebuilding the Jedi…).

So, break a leg! Unless you see someone there in an OWC polo shirt, that is.

First Trailer For Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Released

Friday, June 21st, 2013 | Author:

Back in April, humor website Funny or Die released a satirical Steve Jobs biopic in a mad dash to beat two other more serious films that were already in production to the punch. In fact, they were in such a hurry that there wasn’t much time for story, accuracy or, you know, good jokes.

Now that we’ve had time to hate reflect on the warm-up act, we get our first extended look at the first of the two “legitimate” movies about the former Apple CEO with the trailer for Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. Jobs actually premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and was originally slated for a wide release in April but was pushed back to its current Aug. 16 release date for unknown reasons. A third Steve Jobs movie – based on the official adaptation of Jobs’ authorized biography by Walter Isaacson – is currently in development by writer Aaron Sorkin.

Judge for yourself, but Kutcher definitely looks the part … until he opens his mouth, that is. But we’ll reserve full judgment until the movie is released.

What are your impressions of the trailer? Sound off and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Funny Or Die’s ‘iSteve’ Trailer Released

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 | Author:

When it comes to technology, it’s certainly helpful to be the best in your field. But sometimes, its even better to be first.

This theory apparently applies to the entertainment business as well. Humor site Funny or Die has just released the teaser trailer for its upcoming Steve Jobs satirical biopic “iSteve”. As made very clear in the movie’s tagline near the end of the trailer, this will be the first biopic of the former Apple CEO released. Two other more serious Jobs-centric movies are either currently in production or completed and awaiting release. (This is of course not counting the made-for-TV-movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” that documents the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft.)

Here are a few interesting facts about the production “iSteve”:

  • Actor Justin Long, who you probably remember from the famous “Get a Mac” campaign, will play the role of Jobs.
  • “iSteve” was written in just three days and filmed in five.
  • The movie will reportedly be between 60 and 75 minutes and will cover Jobs’ entire life.

So what are your thoughts on the movie? With its humorous tone, do you think it’s out of bounds or in poor taste? Is Justin Long being disrespectful to the man and company who helped give his profile a major boost? Sound off, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

“iSteve” is set for an April 15 online release exclusively at Funny or Die.


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