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Jobs (2013)


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Jobs (2013)

To me, Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs is a sign that he is trying to shed his pretty boy image.  He has been in a few serious films, but for the most part he has stuck with comedy.  Usually you are unable to take Kutcher’s characters or the movies that he is in seriously.  He has been a likable goofball for the majority of his acting career.  Before watching Jobs, I knew that it had the potential to be a game changer for Ashton Kutcher’s career.  If he played his part well, then in a sense, he could earn his wings and continue making real movies.

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Jobs is inspired by the true story of how Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) co-founded Apple Inc. after dropping out of college and became one of the most innovative creators and entrepreneurs of our time.

The film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons, Ron Eldard, James Woods, Lukas Haas, John Getz, Kevin Dunn, Nelson Franklin, Robert Pine and Elden Henson.

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Since the movie is inspired by a true story, I would be interested in knowing exactly which parts are true and which parts are fiction.

I will admit that before watching Jobs, I knew hardly anything about Steve Jobs.  I knew that he founded Apple and he had a major role in the company’s success, but that was about it.

As a child, the first computer that my family owned was an Apple Macintosh.  That always stuck with me.  Fast-forward to now and Apple is still the best in the business and always evolving.

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Jobs is an intriguing story about a hippie college dropout with a vision for greatness and an overwhelming passion to follow through on trying to make the world a better place.

This is Kutcher’s best performance as an actor so far.  He did a heck of a job as Jobs.  The movie certainly has the potential to change Ashton Kutcher’s image and I foresee more serious movies in his future.  Is it a game changer for him?  I think that it certainly is.

The rest of the cast did an excellent job in their supporting roles.

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The film felt a bit long-winded towards the end and it lacked more development of Steve’s family life.  However, the film was uplifting and inspirational.  It’s a worthy tribute to a genius who left his mark on the world.

I rate this movie an 8 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.

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Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2


Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2

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If you are thinking about renting a movie from the Redbox, you might want to read this list to help you decide exactly which movie to rent.

Here is another edition of my top 13 current Redbox movies, back by popular demand.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013

Click on this link to read Vol. 1 from 2/10/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 3 from 4/21/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 4 from 5/9/13.

I have updated the list based on all the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox as of 3/14/13.  They will change some of the titles weekly, but the list should still be pretty accurate for a while and hopefully be able to help you find a good movie to rent.  I have included the DVD covers and previews.  If a movie doesn’t have a cover or preview above it, simply click on the title for my full review of the movie along with the poster artwork and preview.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox, but I have seen 67 of them.  Of those 67 movies, here is the list of my top 13 Current Redbox movies:

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1.  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)     My Rating: 10

2.  The Machinist (2004) 

3.  Ted (2012)


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4.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012)               My Rating: 9

5.  The Raid: Redemption (2011)

6.  Skyfall (2012)

7.  End of Watch (2012)


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8.  Looper (2012)                                           My Rating: 8.5


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9.  Titanic (1997)                                            My Rating: 8.5

10.  Frankenweenie (2012)

11.  Flight (2012)

12.  Sinister (2012)


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13.  Moneyball (2011)                                     My Rating: 8

You really can’t go wrong with any movie on this list.  Next time you’re going to the Redbox, I recommend consulting this list.  They are in my opinion, the best current Redbox movies.

Now that you have seen my recommended Redbox movies, check out my list of movies to stay away from.  Click on the link below:

Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies

 Netflix Clouds

Are you a fan of Netflix?  Click on the following links below for Netflix related material:

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly