It complements the scarf perfectly. Posted 05.06.13 by reelz
"I thought sick people sometimes make things up."
The clock is ticking on Traffic and Erin Brockovich director Steven Soderbergh's career, with only two more movies to go before he goes into a voluntary retirement. After exploring the world of male exotic dancing in last year's Magic Mike and the global response to a pandemic in 2011's Contagion, Soderbergh's latest, Side Effects (formerly The Bitter Pill), targets the world of prescription drugs as it follows Emily Hawkins (Rooney Mara), an unsettled young woman who turns to prescription drugs to deal with the depression she suffers after her husband (Channing Tatum) is sent to prison. But after her husband is released, the drug prescribed to her by her psychiatrist (Jude Law) seems to be having curious, and potentially dangerous, effect.
Side Effects is clearly a thriller, though who exactly is in danger and who is to blame seems to be up in the air in this latest, international thriller.more mysterious trailers
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Which Actor Should Play the Space Pirate?
Unless you've been sentenced to hard labor in the Spice Mines of Kessel or frozen in carbonite for the past few weeks, then you know that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. and that Disney is pushing for a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. The details of Star Wars: Episode VII are a closely guarded secret at this point, but we do know that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) has been hired to write the screenplay and that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all been approached about it, but whether the trio will be playing older versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa or simply signing away their likeness rights for digital proxies is anyone's guess.
As much as we would love to see the original actors come back in some way, shape or form, we would much rather see Disney reboot the characters the way Paramount did with Star Trek. After all, if James Bond, Batman and Sherlock Holmes can survive multiple interations, why not Han, Luke and Leia? We already asked you who you think has the right stuff to play the last Jedi; now, help us choose the space pirate, the scoundrel, the scruffy looking nerf herder.
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Posted 11.16.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Rule Atlantis?
First appearing way back in More Fun Comics #73 (Sept. 1941), Aquaman is one of the oldest comic book characters in existence. His longevity in popular culture, coupled with his incredible powers — super strength and durability, telepathy, ability to breathe underwater — and the fact that he is also the king of Atlantis on top of being a superhero should place Aquaman in the upper echelon of comic book characters, yet he has always been considered something of a laughing stock outside of the comic book community. A popular subject of derision on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and The Big Bang Theory, Aquaman's only live-action highlights have come from his appearances on Smallville, as played by Alan Ritchson, and in an Entourage sub-plot in which the too-lean and not-blonde Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) played the "King of the Seven Seas" in a faux James Cameron movie.
Apparently, there is some talk at Warner Bros. about bringing Aquaman to the big screen in a solo movie, but the studio is far more invested in developing Green Lantern 2, The Flash and Wonder Woman so Aquaman's big screen debut will likely be as part of the ensemble Justice League movie. Who do you think has what it takes to not only salvage Aquaman's reputation, but stand alongside Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice Leaguers on the big screen?
Aquaman art by Jeff Chapman
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Posted 10.11.12 by BrentJS
Posted 09.05.12 by reelz
The stars of the adaptation discuss getting into character at the London premiere.
British director Joe Wright's (Atonement) latest movie, Anna Karenina, marks the thirteenth time that Russian writer Leo Tolstoy's classic novel of the same name has been adapted for the big screen, but before you think "been there, done that," check out the new featurette about the movie above. Not only does the featurette offer a behind-the-scenes look at the gorgeous period costumes and sets of the movie, but it includes commentary from lead actors Keira Knightley and Jude Law, who explain how Wright has "completely broken" the "rules of a period film" by setting the classic story predominantly in the "almost magical and fantastical" reality of the theater. more about Anna Karenina >> Posted 08.23.12 by BrentJS
Johnny Depp is undoubtedly a huge movie star, but after the box office disappointment of Dark Shadows, Warner Bros. reportedly decided to slow down development on Depp's remake of The Thin Man. It probably didn't help that The Rum Diary was also a box office dud and that reports have surfaced that Depp's next movie The Lone Ranger is running over budget and requiring last minute rewrites. The Thin Man is one of a few projects Depp is developing with his Infinitum Nihil production company — another is an adaptation of 1970s ABC TV movie The Night Stalker and subsequent 1974-75 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) — but those projects will have to wait as Depp has agreed to work on Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson's next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Deadline reports that Depp has signed on to star in the movie, which will be Anderson's next directing project. The move is a smart one for Depp, as Anderson is coming off of the second-most financially successful movie of his career ($45 million worldwide so far in limited release). more about The Grand Budapest Hotel >> Posted 07.17.12 by Ryan
Once again, Keira Knightley and director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) are teaming up for a period movie based on a novel. This time around, the duo is taking on the white-hot trend of basing a movie on a late 19th-century Russian novel dealing with the fallen bourgeois contrasted with the strength and intrinsic worth of the proletariat. Those are nearly as popular as movies about vampires fighting werewolves.
Four pics of Knightley as the title character in Anna Karenina were posted on the Focus Features website (and Collider), and they further illustrate the point that the actress can really wear any look from the past 250 years with panache. The new pics also feature Jude Law as Anna's dull politician husband Alexei Karenin and Aaron Johnson as the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (Seriously, Tolstoy? Two main characters with the same first name? This is why 12th graders hate you.) While only a few years ago it seemed impossible that Law could ever play the stodgy, boring husband, these photos make the casting decision look pitch perfect. See the photos >> Posted 02.23.12 by Mandy
Rumors of his retirement have been greatly exaggerated, at least until after another movie or three, starting with the psychological thriller Side Effects. Steven Soderbergh, whom we are referring to, will be helming a new movie this spring thanks in part to Open Road Films and Annapurna Pictures who will finance and distribute the picture, according to EW.com.
The movie, previously titled Bitter Pill, will star Blake Lively, Jude Law and Channing Tatum; however, details on the plot have not yet been released.
In a press release from Tom Ortenberg the CEO of Open Road Films, he states:
We are thrilled that Steven Soderbergh is bringing his next thriller to Open Road. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Annapurna and this fantastic team of filmmakers.
Soderbergh's latest movie, Haywire, hits theaters this Friday. Posted 01.19.12 by reelz
Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven) is sprinting toward his planned sabbatical/retirement.
With Haywire opening later this month, and Magic Mike opening this summer, Soderbergh has started casting his penultimate movie, the thriller The Side Effects. Briefly called The Bitter Pill before returning to its original title, Soderbergh signed on to direct the movie after exiting his The Man from U.N.C.L.E. adaptation.
Written by frequent Soderbergh collaborator Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!, Contagion, and, ironically, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), The Playlist reports that Soderbergh has cast actors Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Blake Lively in the movie. Tatum previously worked with Soderbergh on both Haywire and Magic Mike and Law reportedly loved working on Contagion with Soderbergh, while Lively (Green Lantern) is a newcomer to the director. more about The Side Effects >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan