“Steve Jobs” the movie opened a few weeks ago to critical acclaim. Scholes liked it, I thought it was fine, but the people have spoken , and it a box office bomb. So much so that it was dropped from more than 2,000 movie theaters late last week. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, cost 30 million to make, but so far has made back only 16 mil. It’s not a Fantastic Four type flop, but still pretty bad. If Steve Jobs were alive today … he wouldn’t care one little bit.
All of a sudden, TV just can’t get enough of LBGT characters. ABC is the latest to celebrate/exploit sexual diversity with a new show called Wing Person, which will be – as they describe – about a “co-dependent relationship between a lesbian lothario and her cautious, straight male best friend.” So basically the straight man is playing the straight man. Like Will and Grace, but in reverse. So congratulations, ABC, welcome to 1998.
Woody Harrelson made an interesting fashion choice the other day, if indeed he made one at all. The actor is in Paris promoting the latest and last Hunger Games movie – Mockingjay Part 2, and he showed up for a photo shoot wearing jammy pants, an old T-Shirt, and sock but no shoes. He looked comfy and cozy. Nonetheless, I think people should be fined for wearing pyjama pants on the street. Likewise, women who wear leggings as pants.
At 54, however, cozy or not, Woody is still looking better than Ben Affleck these days. Affleck, who is set to appear next year as Batman in Warner Brothre’s Batman versus Superman, is looking very puffy these days. Recent pictures, taken since his split with Jennifer Garner, show the actor looking overweight, tired and disheviled, not the way you want your superheroes to look when it comes time to publicize the movie. There’s a picture of him eating Chinese noodles in his trailer – I want to caption it Fatman and Ramen.