The prolific and Oscar Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh has a dramatic crime thriller coming out soon, and we scored a peek at the movie's new TV spot. Starring Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum, and Rooney Mara, Side Effects follows a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescription has some unexpected results. Catch Side Effects in theaters starting February 8th. Posted 01.29.13 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 Director is Strongest With the Force?
Like many Star Wars fans, it took us a while to process the news that the creator and caretaker of the greatest sci-fi epic of all time, George Lucas, had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney. And, as if that news wasn't momentous enough, Disney concurrently announced that plans were already underway for an all-new Star Wars movie, a sequel to the original trilogy that would likely be the first movie in a new trilogy.
Minds thoroughly blown, we started to think about the future of the franchise. Jar Jar Binks and Hayden Christensen's horrible acting had really hurt the prequel trilogy and Lucas' constant meddling with the original trilogy tested our faith in ol' grey beard even further. With Lucas out of the picture, could the franchise regain its former glory?
In the days following the announcement, it was revealed that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) had been hired to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII, while rumors continue to swirl that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in the running to direct. Do you think that Vaughn is the right man for the job or would you like to see J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) or someone else direct? Who do you think has the vision to chart the course of the future of the Star Wars franchise?
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Earlier this month, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Contagion) put together the cast for his penultimate movie, Side Effects with Blake Lively, Channing Tatum, and Jude Law. But news out today indicates there has already been a change, with Rooney Mara replacing Lively as the lead in the movie.
Deadline reports that Mara, fresh from an Academy Award nomination for her work in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is set to play Emily Hawkins, an unsettled young woman who turns to prescription drugs to deal with the pending release of her husband (Tatum) from prison. Law will play her new psychiatrist who strikes up a relationship with Emily, while Catherine Zeta-Jones will play another of Emily's doctors. why was Lively replaced? >> Posted 01.30.12 by Ryan
Looks as though Catherine Zeta-Jones may once again be reuniting with director Steven Soderbergh. The two have previously worked together on box office hits Ocean's Twelve and Traffic. In the upcoming Side Effects, Zeta-Jones would have a starring role as Dr. Erica Siebert.
Zeta-Jones is in negotiations for the thriller, along with would-be co-stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Channing Tatum. Said to be in the "Jagged Edge-Basic Instinct" mold, Deadline describes the movie as follows.
Lively plays a troubled and depressed woman who is taking serious amounts of prescription drugs, which leads her into a relationship with another doctor (Law). Her intake is ostensibly designed to help her deal with the anxiety surrounding the pending release of her husband (Tatum) from prison.
Production is set to start in April, but according to Variety film studio Annapurna has pulled out of financing the project. No word on whether this will push back production of the movie that has a rumored $30 million budget. Posted 01.25.12 by reelz
Former MMA fighter Gina Carano is making her acting debut this weekend in the action flick Haywire, which sees Carano play a freelance covert operative who is double crossed and seeks revenge. Director Steven Soderbergh has discussed the movie's "realistic" action scenes, which were certainly something she was already familiar with. In an interview with Vulture, Carano admitted that it was the kissing scenes that made her nervous instead of the fighting scenes.
carano would like to play a "believeable" wonder woman >> Posted 01.22.12 by Ryan
This wasn't in the script originally, but he kissed me! Michael [Fassbender] came up to me, and he said, 'If we're pretending to be husband and wife [for our cover in an operation], I should kiss you.' And I was like, 'Are you kidding?' This is my first day of filming, this is my first kiss of my entire career, and I was like, 'I've never had a kiss on camera before!' My whole mouth, my face was completely shaking, and I was going, 'Oh my god, Oh my god, Oh my god!' But it was nice. It was nice just to be present with him, and he was so genuine, and so beautiful.
Steven Soderbergh's highly anticipated action movie, Haywire, hits theaters this weekend and all the buzz surrounding it reassures viewers it's just as badass as the clips imply. At a recent press conference regarding the movie, Eric Eisenberg of cinemablend.com had the opportunity to sit in and hear what the actors had to say about working with Soderberg and shooting fighting scenes with an actual MMA fighter.
Gina Carano, professional fighter-turned-actress, talked about her "audition process."
My agent called me and he said that this director wanted to meet me, and I didn’t know who he was. I don’t know anything about Hollywood really, still. I’m still learning... We had a four hour lunch and at the end of it he offered me a movie. So, there was no auditioning. I don’t know what that is like yet.
Channing Tatum, no stranger to the action film genre, plays one of the many men Carano beats up and he was more than impressed.
Find a girl that you think can whip my butt and I’ll go to her movie. And then they did. And I wanted to be in the movie, like yes it’s for real. She can really do this stuff. There’s no faking it. She only fakes it, because she has too. It was fun. What did Ewan mcGregor say about working with Gina Carano? >> Posted 01.21.12 by reelz
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
From his 1989 indie debut of Sex, Lies and Videotape to last fall's viral thriller Contagion, director Steven Soderbergh's movies have always tried to blend an extraordinary story with a sense of realism (often even working with non-actors) and his latest movie, the upcoming Haywire, is no different. The action-thriller follows a freelance covert operative Mallory Kane (MMA fighter Gina Carano) who is double crossed and seeks revenge on the person who betrayed her. Last week, Soderbergh revealed that he wanted the fight scenes in the movie to feel "realistic," avoiding action movie conventions such as wirework. "Nothing that you couldn't actually do," said Soderbergh at the time.
During an interview with Vulture, the director again spoke about the movie's action, calling it a "gamble" to allow the actors to actually do the action sequences.
soderbergh on Carano's voice, Magic Mike and his sabbatical from movies >> Posted 01.14.12 by Ryan
Look, I like to be entertained, but I know when I'm being cheated, and I didn't want that. What I was trying to do was stage sequences where we wouldn't have to resort to trickery. But it was a gamble, because the stakes in these sorts of things are usually so crazy, in the scale of the action, and with the quick-cut Bourne shots. I wanted a human scale, with looser shots, longer shots, with the camera in lockdown.
It's official. In the first five minutes of director Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, Gina Carano proves she's the first female action star fans will actually believe is able to kick Channing Tatum's ass.
Don't believe us? You can now watch those first five minutes online. Check out Carano and Tatum's altercation at a diner — a scene that features heavily in already released trailers and clips. More Bourne than Salt, the fight scene is close and brutal, with Carano showing her physicality and taking as much as she gives. Watch the first 5 minutes of Haywire >> Posted 01.10.12 by Jud