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Fassbender rumored to take role as Steve Jobs

Fassbender rumored to take role as Steve Jobs

It seems like nobody wants to play Steve Jobs. The upcoming Aaron Sorkin-written biography of Jobs has had several big names attached to it, but the two most notable — Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale — both backed out for their own reasons. Now, we’re hearing a new contender has emerged from the fog, and he might be the best we’ve heard of, Bale withstanding. Michael Fassbender, who has donned the Magneto crown in the X Men franchise reboot, is rumored to be up for the job of Jobs.

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Disney Movies Anywhere lands on Android for multi-platform fun

Disney Movies Anywhere lands on Android for multi-platform fun

Disney has just made a rather unprecedented move that would surely delight fans of its many films and franchises, including its Pixar and Marvel subsidiaries. It has truly put the "anywhere" in its Disney Movies Anywhere by making the app available on Google's mobile platform. Now users will be able to buy and view movies such as Maleficent, Frozen, Toy Story, Captain America, just to mention a few of the 450 titles from Disney's collection no matter their preferred mobile platform, whether they are on iOS or on Android.

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Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

Hardcore: an action film styled like an FPS game

When we watch movies, we expect them to follow a certain conventional style; the same goes for FPS video games. YouTube is full of videos themed after the latter, mixing live action with the first-person-shooter style common in games like those in the Call of Duty franchise. Not many of those videos match the quality and consistent styling of a new live-action movie tease called "Hardcore", which hopes to ultimately be the "First Ever Action POV Feature Film", according to the maker's Indiegogo campaign.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie

Avengers: Age of Ultron believed to be Marvel’s first $2B movie

May 1st, 2015 is going to see the U.S. release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, a superhero team movie that not only serves as the anticipated sequel to The Avengers, but is another entry in the individual series of characters like Iron Man and Captain America, and serves to further advance the Marvel Comics Universe. With the recently released Age of Ultron trailer racking up over 34 million views in the first 24 hours, it's beginning to look like the movie will set new box office records.

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Roku gets Play Movies & TV to duel with Android TV

Roku gets Play Movies & TV to duel with Android TV

Roku was on the forefront of making low-cost, reliable streaming devices for your living room, bedroom, or anywhere else you might have a TV and a shelf. They held sway until the Chromecast came in and knocked them off their low-cost pedestal, too. Unrelenting, Roku took steps to make sure we used their service, even letting us stream pics and video from our Android devices. Now they’re taking another step closer to Google, and will start offering up Play Movies & TV via your Roku.

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Pee-wee does Avengers trailer, teases new movie

Pee-wee does Avengers trailer, teases new movie

The release of The Complete Pee-wee's Playhouse on Blu-ray is here, and what better place to let the whole world know than on Jimmy Fallon? Bouncing off a segment where Fallon himself does voice-overs of famous movie trailers with a Pee-wee voice, Paul Reubens was asked to do the same. Reubens suggested that he'd been contacted several times in the past, people asking him whether he'd been the voice of Pee-wee during Fallon's trailers. That time has come at last, and that Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is here.

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Movie watching just got easier with “What Is On Netflix”

Movie watching just got easier with “What Is On Netflix”

It's a common plight: you fire up Netflix and start scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling...and you can't find anything decent to watch. It seems like most of the shows have disappointing ratings, and you've already binged on the latest releases. This usually leads to a bunch of other websites, where you hunt down "Top Ten" lists and similar charts in search of a movie worthy of taking up your free time. That ends up being a huge waste of time, sometimes returning something decent, somethings not.

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Seth Rogen will play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs film

Seth Rogen will play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs film

Christian Bale is a great decision to play Steve Jobs. The incoming biopic about the Apple co-founder is set to blow the pretenders (yes, you, Ashton) out of the water, and the addition of Seth Rogen will only enhance the experience. Variety is reporting that Rogen has signed on to play Steve Wozniak for the film, presenting as much of a true-to-life personality divide as we could have imagined. The movie is based on Walter Isaacson’s book about Jobs.

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Google Glass, wearables effectively banned at movies

Google Glass, wearables effectively banned at movies

In an update to their joint policy on piracy, the MPAA and NATO have agreed that any and all recording devices must now be stowed away during a movie. That’s not new, but this is the first time their policy specifically addresses wearable tech. On a “mainstream” level, those Google Glass owners will have to take their headwear off — and turn it off — during a film. The new rules also state that law enforcement will be called if they think you’re filming.

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Google Play Movies & TV update: Material Design and second-screen

Google Play Movies & TV update: Material Design and second-screen

Watching movies or TV via Google Play just got a bit prettier, and lot more useful. An update, rolling out today, brings Google’s Material Design to the app, and adds a bit of second-screen functionality. Streaming movies to your Nexus Player or Chromecast might just give you some info about what you’re watching, like which actors are involved or what that song playing is. If you’re the kind of person who’s mind wanders a bit during a movie, this update will bring you back into focus a bit.

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