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It's a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer. At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here, a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo's latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a subwoofer. And a 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 screen. It's a goddamn miniature movie theatre, complete with a tiny Ashton to show you around the place.


Here's one of those things you'd always think was a joke but turned out to be real — the filmmakers behind Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs movie have made an Instagram trailer. Open Roads Studios claims it's the first Instagram trailer, made from 15 seconds' worth of the official preview we saw a few weeks back.


jOBS is the true-yet-probably-somewhat-exaggerated story of a young Steve Jobs, the now legendary co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer. The film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote, 2008) and written by a very young screenwriter by the name of Matt Whiteley. I was very intrigued for a number of reasons… the first being that there already had been an indie film back in 1999, Pirates of Silicon Valley, starring Noah Wyle (who uncannily looks just like Steve Jobs).


The night before I'm supposed to pose as an extra in Jobs, the first biopic to begin filming in the wake of Apple icon Steve Jobs' untimely 2011 death, I stay out until two in the morning. When I order a big bottle of Spanish cider at 1.15, five hours before my alarm is set to go off, and five hours and 45 minutes before I'm supposed to be on set, I justify it by remembering how Jobs spoke often and openly about his "important" experiences with recreational drugs. "Steve would have wanted it this way," I think, pouring myself another glass of the cloudy cider and starting in on another story.


Our first reaction to Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs was abject horror. But once the because it's Ashton Kutcher! nausea dissipates, you're left with something more salient: Steve Jobs is not a hard acting role. And Ashton might be perfect.


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