Liberace Michael Douglas

Steven Soderbergh’s HBO “Behind the Candelabra” is a film that I can’t wait to watch . How can you go wrong with not just a Soderbergh film, but a Soderbergh film that stars Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, sequins, high hair, pancake makeup, lavish cars, even more lavish homes and tackiness? It sells itself. Just in case you don’t know, “Behind the Candelabra” is about the life of Liberace and his live-in lover, Scott Thorson. The film delves into Thorson’s first role as Liberace’s on-stage driver, his plastic surgery (at the behest of Liberace) and all the ups and downs of Thorson and Liberace’s explosive relationship. Of course, this is the  [ Read More ]


Side Effects Movie Review

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On February - 7 - 2013 0 Comment

Title: Side Effects Directed By: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mamie Gummer, David Costabile, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd First Steven Soderbergh terrifies us of falling ill with “Contagion” and now he makes us wary of the medication that should make us better with “Side Effects.” Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) had it good. She met a kind, handsome guy (Channing Tatum) with a flourishing career; they fell in love, got married and set out to begin a luxurious life filled with wealth and romance. Unfortunately, in an instant, her fairy tale was decimated when her husband was taken away from a lavish Connecticut estate in  [ Read More ]


Side Effects Movie Review

Posted by bsimon On February - 7 - 2013 0 Comment
Side Effects Movie Review

Title: Side Effects Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd The phrase “pharmaceutical thriller” doesn’t exactly mentally elicit the sound effect of ringing cash registers, so distributor Open Road Films has been taking a scrupulously crafted ambiguous tack with the marketing campaign for Steven Soderbergh’s new film, “Side Effects.” Fortunately, they have a great product, so the gulf or disconnect between what audiences might be expecting going into seeing the movie and what it actually is not only doesn’t matter, but might actually increase one’s enjoyment of it. A moody, neo-noir-style psychological drama with thick, intertwined veins of tragedy, romantic obsession, legal consequence and  [ Read More ]


New Trailer For Side Effects Arrives

Posted by monique On January - 31 - 2013 0 Comment
side effects new trailer

Ever since I read about Steven Soderbergh’s final film, “Side Effects,” I’ve been very excited; I do love a good thriller, especially one that makes you think along the way. If you’re like me, you might love to get a peek at the newest trailer for for the film. The film, starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones, is the story of a pill that has some very dangerous outcomes: “SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat  [ Read More ]


Interview: Marshall Lewy Talks California Solo

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 22 - 2013 0 Comment
Interview: Marshall Lewy Talks California Solo

After finding professional success and recognition, people often have trouble accepting the fact that their dream wasn’t meant to last forever. They often turn to drugs and alcohol, and/or become reclusive in their pain as they struggle to overcome their pain and loss of achievement. Lead character Lachlan MacAldonich does just that in the new independent drama ‘California Solo,’ which is now playing in select theaters nationwide. The film, which was written and directed by Marshall Lewy, emotionally chronicles Lachlan’s reclusive lifestyle after losing his dream job and family, and must find a way to fix his life before it’s too late. ‘California Solo’ follows Kachlan, (played by Robert Carlyle)  [ Read More ]


Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Side Effects’ Trailer 2 Released

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On January - 6 - 2013 0 Comment
Steven Soderbergh Side Effects

A second trailer for director Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Side Effects’ has been released. The thriller stars Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as an anxious women who turns to prescription medication with the upcoming release of her imprisoned husband, played by actor Channing Tatum. The ‘Magic Mike’ star seems to be a staple in most of Soderbergh’s movies nowadays. Judd Law and Catherine Zeta Jones also star. Similar to the first teaser trailer dropped months ago, this latest look doesn’t offer more to the story that centers on side effects of a drug that looks to result in murder and extra marital affairs. The script, for what appears to  [ Read More ]

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Perri’s Top 10 Movies of 2012

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 30 - 2012 0 Comment

While the large majority can come to an agreement on whether or not a film is good or bad, or pinpoint a particular element that exemplifies skillful filmmaking, for me, the reviewing process is still very personal. Some moviegoers prefer horror while others go for romance, some don’t mind a tearjerker while others would rather keep their emotions to themselves, and then there are the times when you just happen to walk into a movie and it strikes a chord because you just experienced something similar. Well, I certainly can’t speak to your big screen preferences, but I’m thrilled to share mine, a top ten that I’ve populated with quality  [ Read More ]

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Final Poster For Side Effects Released

Posted by monique On December - 21 - 2012 0 Comment
SideEffects_Final Poster

“Side Effects” will be in theaters February 8, 2013, so in order to hype audiences up for the impending release, the final poster for the film has been released by Open Road Films. The poster is made up of face shots, but the big red plus sign in the middle somehow gives the ominous (and medicinal) effect the psychological thriller of a film is aiming for. Check it out below the post. “Side Effects” is Steven Soderbergh’s final theatrical film. The film, written by Scott Z. Burns and produced by Burns as well as Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs along with executive producers James D. Stern and Douglas E. Hansen,  [ Read More ]

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Side Effects Teaser Poster Released

Posted by monique On December - 12 - 2012 0 Comment
SIDE EFFECTS teaser poster

Provocative director Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film “Side Effects” will aim to thrill audiences when it comes to theaters February 8, 2013. The film, starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones, will probably make you think twice about prescription drugs and their side effects. The film is written by Scott Z. Burns, who also wrote “Contagion,” “The Bourne Ultimatum” and the upcoming “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” You can check out the teaser trailer below the post. You can also learn more about the film at its Facebook page, Twitter page and the site for the strange drug Ablixa. Here’s the official synopsis: “SIDE EFFECTS is  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Side Effects’ Warns Of Death

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On November - 4 - 2012 0 Comment
Steven Soderbergh Side Effects

A new trailer for what is one of director Steven Soderbergh’s last films before his rumored retirement has debuted. Teasing his latest, ‘Side Effects’ warns of death and despair with Rooney Mara at its core as an unstable patient whose addiction to the drug Ablixa turns into murder and betrayal. Channing Tatum also appears in the film that reunites him with his Magic Mike helmer. Playing somewhat of a hallmark husband, if you look past his recent prison stint, Tatum gets unknowingly caught up in what appears to be a love triangle as he attempts to get his life back on track with his wife. Jude Law stars as Mara’s  [ Read More ]

Categories: VIDEO

Side by Side Movie Review

Posted by bsimon On August - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
Side by Side Movie

Title: Side by Side Director: Chris Kenneally Featuring: Keanu Reeves, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, Anne Coates, Danny Boyle, Lars Von Trier, Walter Murch, John Malkovich, Lena Dunham, Greta Gerwig Cinema has always been marked by the push and pull between art, commerce and technology, but perhaps never more so than with the advent of digital filmmaking, which stands poised to sweep aside more than a century of celluloid technique and history. Directed by Chris Kenneally and anchored by interviewer-producer Keanu Reeves, the superlative new documentary “Side by Side” seeks to explore this revolution through the eyes of some  [ Read More ]


Magic Mike Movie Review

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On June - 26 - 2012 0 Comment

Title: Magic Mike Directed By: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias There’s no denying that I’ve got a list of actors I simply enjoy looking at, regardless of the material or their performance. However, in all honesty, I’m not usually one to seek out a film for the sake of eye candy alone. But Magic Mike is a different story and, can you blame me? While I definitely got what I came for in that respect, Magic Mike turned out to be much more than a star-studded peep show of a feature; it’s  [ Read More ]

Shirtless Channing Tatum

Another new sneak peek of director Steven Soderbergh’s stripper biopic with Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey has been released in anticipation of the movie’s upcoming June 29th release to theaters. Featured in the 16 second teaser trailer is Tatum and Pettyfer dressed up as cops, minus the shirts, with a group of overzealous woman screaming. The film will follow Tatum showing the young ‘I Am Number Four’ star the ropes of being a successful adult dancer, something the ‘Dear John’ has personal experience with. Check out the new trailer below which is sure to be more on the PG side compared to the full feature that True Blood’s  [ Read More ]

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Steven Soderbergh's Bitter Pill Sells Globally

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On February - 17 - 2012 0 Comment

FilmNation Entertainment has brokered some hefty deals for ‘Haywire’ director Steven Soderbergh’s soon to be block buster hit ‘Bitter Pill’. Not only will the film hit theaters in the United States, but the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Israel, Portugal, and more. ‘Bitter Pill’ stars Rooney Mara from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, as well as Channing Tatum, who seems to work side by side with Soderbergh a lot these days, Catherine Zeta Jones, and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ star Jude Law. The film was written by writer Scott Z. Burns, and centers on a young woman whose husband’s release from prison has her relying on prescription drugs for anxiety and depression,  [ Read More ]

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Haywire Movie Review 4

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 20 - 2012 0 Comment

Title: Haywire’ Director: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Angarano Espionage action thrillers have failed to hold viewers captive in recent years, as many of the genre’s recent entries have only served as platforms for the most memorable stunts by the male leads. Once again, Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh was unafraid to push the limits of filmmaking by crafting a realistic female character-driven spy movie. ‘Haywire’ proves that women can be just as effective as men in any job they set out to do. ‘Haywire’ follows highly trained operative Mallory Kane (played by Gina Carano), who works as a highly-trained black-ops  [ Read More ]

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