Kate Winslet & Aaron Sorkin Win for ‘Steve Jobs’ at Golden Globes

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film racked up two wins at last night’s 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, getting half of the awards for which it was nominated. In total, Aaron Sorkin won for Best Screenplay and Kate Winslet won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Notably, Michael Fassbender lost to Leonardo DiCaprio’s win in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category for The Revenant. Steve Jobs‘ composer, Daniel Pemberton, was also edged out by Ennio Morricone’s composition for The Hateful Eight in the Best Original Score section.

The new Steve Jobs film has been remembered more for its poor box office performance in the months since its wide release than for the quality of the film, and Aaron Sorkin briefly remarked on the topic while backstage at the Golden Globes. Sorkin commented on his enthusiasm for winning the award after the film had come to be known as „Box Office Failure Steve Jobs,“ hoping last night’s double wins will bolster the movie’s legacy in the face of its financial failures.

„The first weekend, we broke box office records. Same for the second weekend. The third weekend, the title of the movie changed to ‘Box Office Failure Steve Jobs’ … It took some of the air out – the pride we had been feeling. We understood it wasn’t for everybody, but we worked so hard on it. It was an unexpected and unusual movie. We just didn’t want that to be the epitaph for the movie. So this is very nice.“

Now that the Golden Globes out of the way, most are looking towards the 88th Academy Awards as the next major awards ceremony of the year, with nominations taking place this coming Thursday, January 14. Steve Jobs was rumored for Oscar nominations since the film debuted at Telluride in September, so it’s likely to get some some of the similar recognition it got this year at the Golden Globes: Michael Fassbender for Best Actor, Kate Winslet for Best Supporting Actress, and Aaron Sorkin for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Sorkin: My conscience is clear about Steve Jobs movie accuracy

Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says his “conscience is clear” over accusations that his movie doesn’t portray events as they actually happened. People have been split over the Steve Jobs movie, with some (like Woz, John Sculley, and Andy Hertzfeld) saying it’s a great achievement, and others (Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Laurene Powell Jobs) arguing […]

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Apple Honors Robin Williams With iTunes Store Section Featuring More than 40 Movies, Comedy Routines [Updated]

Following the tragic news of the death of Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, Apple has created a „Remembering Robin Williams“ dedicated section of the iTunes Store housing many of the actor’s popular movies and stand up comedy routines.

Along with offering movies organized into categories like „Essentials,“ „Comedy,“ and „Drama,“ the Robin Williams iTunes Store section includes a photo of the actor along with a short paragraph on his decades-long career and his involvement in Comic Relief USA, a charity that’s raised upwards of $50 million for homeless assistance.

One of the most beloved and unforgettable performers in the history of show business, Robin Williams brought laughter and inspiration to millions. Throughout a career that spanned five decades, Williams evolved from stand up comedian to international movie star. Among the great masters of improv, he transfixed audiences with a mile-a-minute comic energy. Williams’ Golden Globe-winning turn in Good Morning, Vietnam demonstrated that his versatile acting talents were equally suited to evoking dramatic complexity. Many of Williams’ most iconic performances–in Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, and his Oscar-winning triumph Good Will Hunting–were dazzling high-wire acts that left audiences in tears of laughter one minute and tears of poignancy the next.

In the iTunes Store section dedicated to Williams, Apple lists more than 40 of his movies like Dead Poets Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, The Birdcage, Patch Adams, Good Morning, Vietnam, and more, along with a handful of his comedy performances.

Robin Williams’ performance in Dead Poets Society is of special importance to Apple as his character, John Keating, delivered the famous „What will your verse be?“ speech that inspired its „Your Verse“ line of iPad advertisements. Williams also provided the voice over for one of the commercials, which began airing back in January.

Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted about Williams’ death, calling him an „incomparable talent and a great human being.“ Phil Schiller also expressed his regrets over the tragedy.

Update: Apple has also dedicated a page on its website to Robin Williams with the following:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He inspired us through his passion, his generosity, and the gift of laughter. He will be missed.

This is one of the few times Apple has honored someone’s life with a page on its website, with the others being Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, board member Jerry York and Steve Jobs.




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Our Favorite Photo Apps Of 2013

; Alongside the powerful iPhone 5, and now the amazing iPhone 5S, iPhoneographers in 2013 have enjoyed some pretty rad photo apps. What follows is a completely subjective list of my favorite photo apps of the year. Some are in there because I use them and love them so much (I’m looking at you, Snapseed […]



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Codename Cygnus Wants You To Be Like Bond With This Interactive Radio Drama [PAX 2013]

SEATTLE, PAX 2013 – We stopped by the booth for interactive radio drama with voices that most gamers here at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle this weekend will know, including Rob Wiethoff (Red Dead Redemption), Logan Cunningham (Bastion), Sarah Elmaleh (Skills of the Shogun), and Chris Ciulla (Fallout: New Vegas). We got to […]

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Fun Game: Power Your Weekend With a Monstrous Slice of Jealousy

Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/) features a casual, game just for you to get into over the weekend. This week, entangle yourself in a web of lies, revenge, secrets and many characters, some of whom are angry enough to kill! Download it and try the free one hour demo now

Grim Facade – The Cost of Jealousy (adventure) – Enter a world of drama fueled by a most inauspicious trait: jealousy. It’s a sleuthing game mixed with an over-the-top storyline, and is replete with angry, jealous mistresses, murderers and otherworldly monsters. Play a psychic detective in this light whodunit adventure game. Download it now

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Samsung Announces New Flagship Galaxy S 4 Competitor to Apple’s iPhone

Samsung tonight announced its flagship iPhone competitor, the Galaxy S 4, at an event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The new smartphone is set to launch in April on all four major U.S. carriers.

The new phone gets a slight screen size increase to 5″ from 4.8″, with a 1080p display at 441 pixels per inch (compared to iPhone 5’s 326 ppi) that Samsung is calling „Full HD Super AMOLED.“ The phone also houses 2 GB RAM, a 2600 mAh battery, a micro SD card slot for expanded storage (in addition to the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variations) and a rear 13-megapixel camera. There is also a front-facing camera that can record 720p video.

Image via The Verge

Samsung has also added a host of software features, including a navigation app called S Voice Drive that works similar to how Siri and Apple Maps do. Other new software features include a translation app, much like Google Translate, „Air Gestures“, and new camera modes. The „Air Gestures“ allow a user to flick through photos or preview photos without actually touching the phone.

New camera modes include Cinema Mode, which creates still images with moving backgrounds, Drama Burst, which creates animated GIFs, and Sound and Shot mode, which marries audio to a still photo.

Gizmodo was one of several outlets that received hands-on time with the Galaxy S 4 before Samsung’s event, and noted the prevailing sentiment that the device feels like more of the same as an evolution of the Galaxy S III rather than a major leap forward.

There has been a ton of hype and build-up to this device, and ultimately, it left us feeling cold. The S IV feels uninspired. There are small spec bumps from the previous generation and there’s a ton of software which will largely sit unused. There’s just no wow-factor here.

Samsung did not announce a price for the Galaxy S 4.


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