The 2016 Tony Award race just got a lot nerdier. Nerds, a musical about the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, is coming to Broadway - just in time to be considered for American theater's top prize.Read More
Banksy's at it again, and this time he's got something to say about the Syrian refugee crisis currently occupying the world's consciousness. His latest project brings him to the Calais refugee camp outside of France.Read More
In an interview with Indiewire to promote Steve Jobs, director Danny Boyle opened up about progress on the 28 Days Later "threequel" and whether or not he'd be up for directing another zombie film.Read More
There's a difference between writing a believable female character and writing a female character you believe you'd like to sleep with.Read More
3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
New York Film Festival’s centerpiece this year was the highly anticipated Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. The mix of the two men’s styles initially struck me as having the potential to clash, but for the majority of this interesting approach to the bio-pic genre, their distinct styles actually complement each other, and they succeed at making an intelligent, thrilling, and thought-provoking drama—and then it takes a great big nose dive at the very end.Read More
The movie, and this trailer in particular, tries to shed light on the history and mysteries behind Jobs. Michael Fassbender plays the late Jobs, and frankly: I think he fills the turtleneck pretty well. But we've still got to see how the rest of the movie plays out.Read More
Inhaling helium can be dangerous, since it involves oxygen deprivation, so listening to opera singer Christina Elizabeth singing "Deh Vieni Non Tardar" from Le Nozze Di Figaro with the aid of a helium balloon is quite the guilty pleasure.Read More
The Aaron Sorkiniest.
Apple's Steve Jobs was a pretty huge public presence for the company, so the heavy (over?) dramatization of his life in his Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle biopic was fairly inevitable—and this trailer certainly meets those expectations.Read More
"MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEeeeeeaaaaadddddd!" (via Neatorama)Read More
It's no secret that women have had their contributions to science and tech erased from the annals of history (just look at poor Rosalind Franklin), and that - though things are slowly improving - ladies still have a difficult time in the tech world. This week, quite a few rad women in STEM are speaking out about these injustices.Read More
*West Wing theme plays*
Aaron Sorkin is at pains to stress that his untitled Steve Jobs biopic is not. A biopic, that is. That may be why he's giving a dollop of credit to Jobs' daughter Lisa.Read More
"But don't take my purr for it!"
Not pictured: Data the robotic Starfleet cat, and Spot the Human.Read More
BALE CRUSH! BALE SMASH!
Get ready for walking and talking! Aaron Sorkin has confirmed to Bloomberg that Christian Bale will star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.Read More
Evernote is a very popular cross-platform note-taking app, though personally I prefer Google Keep. It seems, though, that they're not quite content being an app on someone else's device. Evernote CEO Phil Libin says they plan to build "new and magical" Evernote devices. We love new devices here at Geekosystem, but I think the bigger story is that Evernote has discovered magic.Read More
Sometimes it's better to be first than to be the best, and while that's far from the philosophy displayed by Apple during Steve Jobs' life, it seems to be the one comedy site Funny or Die took when churning out their Jobs biopic iSteve. It's available online right now, ahead of its competitors jOBS and Steve Jobs.Read More
The Future Is Now!
The Apple iPhones, since its launch, have been at the high end of the smartphone price range. Anyone hoping for a break in price has been relegated to buying previous versions, but there's a rumor going around that says that won't be the case for much longer. Apple may be releasing a cheaper version of the iPhone concurrently with the flagship model, similar to how they recently launched the iPad mini as a more affordable alternative to the full-sized version. This is just a rumor, and considering it's CES week, we'll probably be seeing a lot more of those.Read More
WTF with Marc Maron is one of the most popular, and best, podcasts on the Internet. It's on the radar of most comedy geeks, but Maron interviews people from a few different worlds, including the world of Hollywood. The latest episode features an interview with Michael Keaton, who many forget started as a comic, and the two talked about Batman, Beetlejuice, and Keaton's role in the upcoming Robocop reboot.Read More