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Jobs: The Movie About Steve

Monday, August 19th, 2013 | Author:

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Ashton Kutcher stars in Jobs, the new movie about Steve Jobs and his life. This movie has been heavily panned by critics and Apple Founder Steve Wozniak “Woz” for it’s gross inaccuracies.

All in all…. the movie is good. Not excellent or merely OK, but good, and it does indeed hit an “excellent” in one spot… inspiration.

You can tell this movie is done by Apple fanboys, but Apple fanboys that became fans after Steve and Apple went through hell and back and finally delivered the comeback for Apple that nobody in the industry thought possible. Recent Apple fanboys inherently have a bit of whimsical nostalgia for the past. So assumptions are made and some things are compressed or off. Article Continues…

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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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The Greatness Of Passion

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 | Author:

Passion.

The German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel once said, “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

Steve Jobs often spoke about “having a passion for one’s products”, however, he was not the only man of passion at Apple. Recently, an inspiring article has been making its way across the internet that we wanted to pass along so our regular readers don’t miss it.

While all of us at OWC strive to be the best at what we do, we definitely tip our hat to passion like this… http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/132066

OWC Radio #60 With Special Guest Chris Foresman From Ars Technica

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 | Author: , , and

Special Guest Chris Foresman accompanies our team today to discuss the passing of Steve Jobs, the release of the iPhone 4s and iOS 5, and the future of Apple as a company.

OWC Radio is a monthly, forum-based podcast focused on the events and happenings in the Mac community. This week’s hosts are: OWC Grant, OWC Chris S., and OWC Mike H.

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