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Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Biopic Finally Hits Theaters on Aug. 16

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In Hollywood, the month of August is typically reserved as a dumping ground for movies that probably never had a chance in the first place — which seems to be the case with Ashton Kutcher’s star turn as Steve Jobs.

Deadline reported Tuesday that Open Road Films has finally pinned a date on the calendar when Apple fans can venture out to see Ashton Kutcher starring as the late Steve Jobs.

Five Star Films’ independent biopic JOBS will finally hit theaters on Friday, August 16, 2013 after being delayed four months from its original target date back in April.

JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001,” the film’s synopsis reveals. “The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.”

While distributor Open Road claimed it wanted more time to properly market the film, the August debut is likely to be viewed as the company having little faith in the project, which will be released at a time when many moviegoers are on vacation and kids are headed back to school.

Be that as it may, Ashton Kutcher will be joined onscreen by Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and the film also stars Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

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Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Biopic Finally Hits Theaters on Aug. 16

Ashton Kutcher

In Hollywood, the month of August is typically reserved as a dumping ground for movies that probably never had a chance in the first place — which seems to be the case with Ashton Kutcher’s star turn as Steve Jobs.

Deadline reported Tuesday that Open Road Films has finally pinned a date on the calendar when Apple fans can venture out to see Ashton Kutcher starring as the late Steve Jobs.

Five Star Films’ independent biopic JOBS will finally hit theaters on Friday, August 16, 2013 after being delayed four months from its original target date back in April.

JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001,” the film’s synopsis reveals. “The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.”

While distributor Open Road claimed it wanted more time to properly market the film, the August debut is likely to be viewed as the company having little faith in the project, which will be released at a time when many moviegoers are on vacation and kids are headed back to school.

Be that as it may, Ashton Kutcher will be joined onscreen by Josh Gad as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and the film also stars Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

Follow this article’s author, J.R. Bookwalter on Twitter

 

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Video: Bill Gates Reflects on Steve Jobs in 60 Minutes Interview

Steve Jobs & Bill GatesMicrosoft founder Bill Gates was one of the elite few who visited Apple co-founder Steve Jobs prior to his death, and the billionaire doesn’t hold back his emotions during a new interview on the subject.

CBS News posted an excerpt Sunday from this week’s 60 Minutes in which Charlie Rose sits down with Microsoft legend Bill Gates to discuss his onetime rival Steve Jobs and their last meeting together prior to his death.

“He showed me the boat he was working on and talked about how he’s looking forward to being on it, even though we both knew there was a good chance that wouldn’t happen,” Gates revealed, a rare emotional moment for the former Microsoft CEO.

Gates also didn’t hold back when it came to discussing areas where Apple got the upper hand over Microsoft — such as tablets, a market Gates and company attempted to pioneer long before anyone had ever heard of the iPad.

“We did tablets — lots of tablets — well before Apple did, but they put the pieces together in a way that succeeded,” Gates remarked.

Finally, the billionaire philanthropist looks back at his rivalry with Jobs and how their lives ran parallel in many respects.

“He and I, in a sense, grew up together,” Gates concluded. “We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies. And every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things — we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals. But we always retained a certain respect and communication, including even when he was sick.”

The Gates interview closes on a humorous note, as the former Microsoft CEO remembers a dinner date cancelled by Jobs, who passed along the message “tell him I’m an a**hole” as his only explanation. Check out the excerpts in the video embedded below!

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(Video courtesy of CBS News)

 

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Video: Funny or Die Posts Teaser Trailer for Steve Jobs Parody

Justin Long as Steve JobsFeeling blue that the release of the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher has been delayed? No more need to lose sleep over it, because Funny or Die is coming to fill that void in your life with a movie all their own.

Funny or Die released an “exclusive” teaser trailer for the service’s upcoming Steve Jobs parody, which will premiere on the website April 15. The short film parody stars Justin Long, a face familiar to most Apple fans as the “Mac guy” from the company’s popular “Get a Mac” television commercials.

Unlike the Ashton Kutcher vehicle Jobs, Funny or Die’s “iSteve” is a humorous look at the legendary Apple co-founder — although you might not feel that way after putting eyeballs on this initial teaser trailer.

“iSteve” will premiere exclusively on FunnyorDie.com on Monday, April 15. Until then, check out the teaser trailer embedded below!

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Steve Jobs’ First iPhone Call Still Inspiring Pranksters

Fans of Apple and its products likely remember the first time they saw the iPhone, way back in 2007. Everything seemed new and amazing, and Steve Jobs was still leading the charge. And who can forget the very first public phone call ever made from that iOS device, a funny little prank ordering 4,000 lattes from Starbucks? Apparently, the barista at Starbucks can’t forget; people remind her all the time.

Speaking to Fast Company, the Starbucks employee at the other end of that call, Ying Hang “Hannah” Zhang, is still with the San Francisco location. Apparently, the store still gets quite a few calls, ordering thousands of lattes.

“After he made the call, everyone copied him, prank calling our store and ordering thousands of lattes — to this day,” said Zhgang. 

The barista still remembers that day, when Steve Jobs called her store. But hey, even Zhang knew Jobs was a stand-up guy, despite the silly phone call.

“Honestly, I was shocked,” said Zhang. “I have never heard somebody order 4,000 lattes to go. I didn’t say anything because I was shocked. But my first impression was that he was just being humorous. He sounded like a gentleman.”

 

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