Jobs Satisfaction?

Despite looking identical to the iconic Apple cofounder, Ashton Kutcher’s 2013 biopic of Steve Jobs crashed at the box office.

steve jobs ashton kutcherNow Michael Fassbender is slipping into the famous black polo neck, but with a script from Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle in the director’s chair will this one prove more successful?

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Not a traditional biopic, the film focuses on Jobs before he made landmark speeches in 1984, 1988 and 1998. Check out the new trailer after the jump!

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What Ever Happened To… the kid from Goodnight Mister Tom?

You can’t move for famous Nick Robinsons these days. US Teen pin-up Nick Robinson recently starred in ‘Jurassic World’ while intellectual pin-up Nick Robinson is the BBC’s political editor…

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… but there’s another! What about Nick Robinson who starred in the 1998 TV adaptation of ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’?

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We know John Thaw sadly died in 2002 but what became of his young co-star? Find out after the jump!

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which character appeared in more episodes of ‘Only Fools and Horses’ – Grandad or Uncle Albert?

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2  Jake Lloyd played the lead in the highest grossing film of 1999, what was it called?

3  Which female star has released songs with two 1970s superstars – Joni Mitchell in 1997 and Carly Simon in 2001?

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4  Which song became a UK number 1 hit – ‘Hero’ by Mariah Carey or ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias?

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5  Brad Pitt has played the title character in six films – three of them are  ‘Johnny Suede’ (1991), ‘Sinbad’ (2003, animated), and ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ (2005). What are the other three?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  According to their famous theme tune, what were The Monkees “too busy” doing?

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2  In ‘Pulp Fiction’ which fast food restaurant does Vince say he visited in France?

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3  In 1998 comic book artist Jamie Hewlett became a central part of which musical act?

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4  Two characters in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ had formal titles, one was Colonel Haithi – who was the other?

5  Who released more singles during the 90s – Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson?

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To celebrate the recent return of TFI Friday, here are 5 TFI Friday questions for you!

1  Guest famously walked on to the opening of ‘The Riverboat Song’ but which band performed it?

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2  What was the name of the recurring ‘Freak or Unique’ hopeful who was never picked to climb those stairs?

3  The show’s resident barman appeared in every TFI Friday episode, but what was his name?

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4  Reef reworked their signature hit for the ‘It’s Your Letters’ segment, but what was the original song called?

5  A card-board cut-out of which singer stood behind Chris for much of the show’s run?

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New Trailers!

Here’s the first trailer for Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ featuring the voices of Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin. You’ll have to wait a while for more, it’s due out in March 2016.

Another classic TV series is getting a big screen reboot. Here’s Guy Ritchie’s take on 1960s spy classic ‘The Man from UNCLE’ starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grant, and Jared Harris. Cue LOTS of sexual innuendo…

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Lost In Space

Here’s the first full trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’, an adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel about an astronaut who accidentally gets left behind on Mars (much like ‘Home Alone’ but with red dust instead of the ‘Wet Bandits’).

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The all-star cast includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Michael Peña, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristen Wiig,  Sean Bean, Donald Glover, and Jeff Daniels.

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1   Have there been more episodes of ‘Murder She Wrote’ or ‘Columbo’?

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2  Did Captain Picard from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ regularly drink tea or coffee?

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3  Who links the artist Johannes Vermeer and King George VI?

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4  Which 2006 hit song makes references to both Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway?

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5  Which 1994 film ended on a beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  What links the dads from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, ‘The Jetsons’, ‘Father of the Bride’ and ‘Back To the Future’?

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2  The band behind the ‘Friends’ theme tune were named after which famous artist?

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3  Which animated Disney film followed a 12 year-old boy nicknamed ‘Wart’?

4 Tom Bombadil is a character who was cut from the film adaptation of a famous book. What was the book?

5  Before starring together in ‘Avengers’, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr both appeared in which thriller?

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Five more pop-culture questions for you!

1  Which item appears first in the book – The Lion, The Witch, or the Wardrobe?

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2  How were TV characters John Smith, Templeton Peck, HM Murdock and Bosco Albert Baracus collectively known?

3  What colour are Spongebob Squarepants’ square pants?

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4  Which UK no 2 from the year 2000 was about a girl called Noelle?

5  Who is the second Simpsons family member to appear in the opening credits?

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