Screen Junkies » apple http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Sony Picks Up Steve Jobs Biography Because, Hey, Steve Jobs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-picks-up-steve-jobs-biography-because-hey-steve-jobs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sony-picks-up-steve-jobs-biography-because-hey-steve-jobs/#comments Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:46:29 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231728 NEWS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!

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Because the internet news cycle dictates that we report all things Jobs and Apple until 6 PM PDT today, we bring you news that Steve Jobs biography, which has been rushed since news of his death broke, has been optioned as a film by Sony Pictures.

The book, intuitively titled Steve Jobs, clocks in at 448 pages and is comprised of interviews with over 40 of his friends, family, and co-workers. Since the book isn’t released for a few weeks, it’s hard to know what to expect from a movie. I would assume it’s going to be like Ray or Walk the Line, but with a lot more turtlenecks and iPhones.

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6 Ways Steve Jobs Changed The Way We Watch Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/6-ways-steve-jobs-changed-the-way-we-watch-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/6-ways-steve-jobs-changed-the-way-we-watch-movies/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:16:31 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231464 From iPads to Pixar, Jobs had a tremendous effect on the world of visual entertainment.

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No joking around, kids. It’s a really sad day.

While the iPad isn’t intended solely as a video player, the ability to watch a film or television show anywhere there’s a WiFi connection would have been unheard of just a few years ago. Combined with streaming video technology, the device has radically altered the entertainment landscape, creating an appetite for instantaneous consumption of film and television shows, and challenging the need for set broadcast times and the theatrical release of films.

Final Cut Pro

No longer do you need to have film-editing equipment to make yourself a movie. All you need is a digital camera and a bootlegged copy of Final Cut Pro. The product revolutionized the world of film, making viral videos, webisodes, fan series and truly independent film in the reach of anyone who can point and shoot. Perhaps more than any other product in film history, Final Cut Pro leveled the playing field, democratizing the world of film.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-steve-jobs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-steve-jobs/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:35:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231433 This is sadder than the first ten minutes of 'Up'.

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The buzzing device in your pocket has likely alerted you to the fact that Apple co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs has passed away. The man responsible for changing the way the world communicates, innovates, and entertains succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

Having previously served as the chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios, Jobs helped to radically redefine what an animated film can be. Breathtaking visuals weren’t enough. There needed to be heart as well. This ethic lead to the creation of several memorable characters and unforgettable films. Films that have impacted children and adults alike.

Jobs will be sorely missed but will live on as a symbol of invention and ingenuity. Our condolences to those who loved him and those he loved. This is sadder than the first ten minutes of Up.

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6 Movie Production Designs That Mirror Apple http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-movie-production-designs-that-mirror-apple/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/6-movie-production-designs-that-mirror-apple/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 21:01:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231168 Did Apple design these sets, or did these sets design Apple (metaphorically, of course)?

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With their periodic press conferences now monopolizing headlines, it’s hard to get Apple to exit your consciousness, especially if you have to write about films that ostensibly have nothing to do with the tech giant.

Well, production design is an aspect of films that often goes overlooked due to the fact that it can’t (easily) be attributed to a single person. However, it’s easy to see and recognize thematic similarities in the “look” of many films, many of which mirror the sleek, simple interface and aesthetic that Apple products have firmly entrenched in our lives. Strangely enough, these films largely come from late 70’s, and even those that don’t are forward-looking rather than contemporary. So why are no current films taking the look of the ubiquitous products to win the hearts and minds of audiences?

Probably cause all the designers that have the Apple sensibilities have been scooped up by Apple.

6. 2001

While the year 2001 didn’t give us quite the stark shiny white surfaces that this Kubrick sci-fi classic teased us with, it’s hard to look at those hibernation chambers and not think of the MacBooks that share the simple white design.

Of course, my iPod hasn’t become sentient and self-aware the way HAL did, but that’s probably just a matter of time.

“iPod, play the Spin Doctors “Two Princes.”

“I’m afraid I can’t let you do that, Penn.”

5. A Clockwork Orange

Another Kubrick film makes the list with A Clockwork Orange, a satirical look forward at 1995 London. Thankfully, London, nor any other place looked anything like this in 1995. While the design here is clearly more edgy and twisted than 99% of the industrial design out there (My MacBook Pro doesn’t have a tuft of fuchsia pubic hair, I don’t think), it screams “clean and simple,” the same words Steve Jobs no doubt screamed at his designers as they were working 100-hour weeks in order to meet a production deadline.

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So Long, Steve Jobs; Here Are Five Videos We’ll Remember You By http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/clips-tv/so-long-steve-jobs-heres-five-videos-well-remember-you-by/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/clips-tv/so-long-steve-jobs-heres-five-videos-well-remember-you-by/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:15:04 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225851 What better way to say goodbye to Steve Jobs than with five hastily compiled videos?

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By now you’ve probably heard the news that Steve Jobs is retiring from his position as the CEO of Apple. And there’s a good chance you heard the news while using a product that Jobs himself helped develop.

No reason was given for his departure, but sadly, it is most likely the result of his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. And the fact that one of the richest, most powerful men in the world can’t buy his way out of death is a real son of a bitch, at least in my opinion. But rather than sit around and contemplate the frailty of human life, I think our time would be better spent watching the following five Apple related technology videos, don’t you? Good. Very good.

1984

This famous Apple ad introduced the world to the Macintosh, and is widely considered one of the greatest marketing campaigns of all time. Ridley Scott directed the spot, which cost nearly $900,000, a ridiculous amount to spend by early 80′s standards. If you don’t get the 1984 references, or the Macintosh references, for that matter, chances are you need to pay more attention in History class.

David Lynch

While the cool kids seem to love all things “Mac,” not everyone is a fan. As director David Lynch points out, this is especially true when it comes to watching movies.

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We’re A Few Steps Closer To Holographic Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-a-few-steps-closer-to-holographic-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/were-a-few-steps-closer-to-holographic-films/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 13:29:32 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13440 Clash Of The Titans-induced pink eye may be a worry of the past. Apple is developing a technology that will allow audiences to view 3D images without the aid of glasses.

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Clash Of The Titans-induced pink eye may be a worry of the past. Apple is developing a technology that will allow audiences to view 3D images without the aid of glasses. They’re currently working on a special screen that off-sets images in such a way that the brain converts them into 3D, similar to a hologram.

Now it’s a race to create the world’s first entirely holographic movie. Nintendo claims that their Nintendo 3DS will allow you to view glasses-free 3D versions How To Train Your Dragon, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole, and Tangled on their system. Which would directly contradict James Cameron when he said last month that 3D without glasses technology was eight to ten years away. We’ll have to wait and see how the technology expands. My only hope is that Stephen Dorff doesn’t blow his comeback on a movie about a detective investigating a murder committed by a hologram. Stay away from it, Dorff. No matter how much money Platinum Dunes offers. (Collider)

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Sam Mendes Directed iPhone 4 Commercial http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-mendes-directed-iphone-4-commercial/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sam-mendes-directed-iphone-4-commercial/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 You can watch your unborn child on your new iPhone, yo!After Steve Jobs announced the release of the iPhone 4 today, he premiered the new commercial "FaceTime" directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty and Road to Perdition fame. The spot showcases the video conferencing capabilities of the new slimmer device. You can now help your friends decide on what outfit to wear, or watch from across the world as your baby takes her first steps. Oh I'm sorry, I didn't mean for that to sound depressing. This is advanced technology. Show me a smile!Check out the spot at Apple HERE.

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You can watch your unborn child on your new iPhone, yo!

After Steve Jobs announced the release of the iPhone 4 today, he premiered the new commercial "FaceTime" directed by Sam Mendes of American Beauty and Road to Perdition fame. The spot showcases the video conferencing capabilities of the new slimmer device. You can now help your friends decide on what outfit to wear, or watch from across the world as your baby takes her first steps. Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t mean for that to sound depressing. This is advanced technology. Show me a smile!

Check out the spot at Apple HERE.

 

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