"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 Actress Should Play the Last Princess of Alderran?
Now that Disney has expanded its library of fairy tale princesses to include its first space princess, the question is: How does the "House of Mouse" plan to utilize Leia Organa, last princess of the doomed planet Alderran, twin brother to Luke Skywalker, and daughter of evil Sith warlord Darth Vader. Concurrent with the announcement of the purchase of Lucasfilm Ltd., Disney revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII would be blasting into theaters in 2015, which we later learned would be written by Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine); however, nothing about the plot has been revealed.
All three of the principal actors who starred in the original trilogy — Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher — have expressed interest in returning in the new movie and it's likely that Disney will want to capitalize on the popularity of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa, but whether Disney brings back the original cast members as a way of bridging the original trilogy with the new trilogy or reboots the characters with younger actors is anyone's guess. Considering how well Paramount's Star Trek reboot was received by the general audience and even die-hard Trekkers and Trekkies, coupled with the fact that Disney skews young, we're thinking Star Wars will get the reboot.
We already asked you to vote for the best actors to play Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. Now, we want to know who you think has what it takes to wag her finger in the face of evil as the feisty princess with a preference for scoundrels?
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Posted 11.18.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Play the Fashionista Founding Avenger?
It's hard to find a moviegoer who has seen The Avengers who didn't love the movie — it's got a 92% approval rating among critics and an incredible 96% approval rating among fans on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. Nevertheless, some die-hard comic book fans are still a little bent out of shape that Ant-Man and Wasp weren't included in some way, considering the diminutive heroes were both founding members of the super team in the Marvel comic books (Wasp even christened the team "Avengers" after their first battle with Loki). Though it hasn't specifically been said, it's generally understood that Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige has held Ant-Man in reserve to give co-writers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) time to finish their Ant-Man screenplay.
What does Ant-Man have to do with Wasp, you ask? Well, wealthy debutante Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. Wasp, has been linked to Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, since her first appearance in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Initially only Pym's lab assistant, Van Dyne eventually teamed up with Ant-Man as Wasp — using the same "Pym Particles" that Hank uses to shrink, but also undergoing a procedure that gave her wings and a bio-chemical energy blast dubbed "wasp's stings" — to avenge her father's death. The two fell in and out of love over the years, but Van Dyne has always fought the good fight as Wasp whenever she has been needed. It's possible that Marvel will introduce Wasp in The Avengers 2, but considering her connection to Pym, we're betting on her making her big screen debut in Ant-Man, which hits theaters six months after the Avengers sequel. Who do you think has the right stuff to play the socialite superhero?
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Posted 10.21.12 by BrentJS
After winning an Oscar for Black Swan and giving birth to her son, actress Natalie Portman is going back to work. She will start with two back-to-back movies with director Terrence Malick, who was recently nominated for an Oscar himself for last year's drama The Tree of Life.
According to Deadline, Portman will first appear in Knight of Cups alongside Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Isabel Lucas (Immortals). Shooting on Knight of Cups begins this summer, and then Portman will move on to Lawless alongside Bale and Blanchett again, as well as Ryan Gosling (Drive), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon tattoo) and Haley Bennett (Marley & Me). Lawless starts production in the fall. Statham to feel the Heat >> Posted 02.08.12 by Ryan
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
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures took a chance by releasing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — the American adaptation of late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's international best-selling novel of the same name — into a crowded holiday theater market, where it was crushed at the box office by sequels like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, as well as 3-D family fare like The Adventures of Tintin. Nevertheless, the studio is moving forward with a sequel, despite the mediocre box office numbers ($72 million worldwide on a $90 million budget). sequel in "development" >> Posted 01.03.12 by Ryan
Since coming to worldwide attention in last year's Alice in Wonderland, Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has been up for a variety of roles, including the lead role in American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Amazing Spider-Man, but didn't end up landing the roles.
According to Twitch, the latest part that Wasikowska could land in the female lead role in director Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is being offered to the actress. The role was originally offered to Rooney Mara, ironically, the actress that eventually won the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo role over Wasikowska, but turned down the role in October. Eva Green first cast in 300; new recruit for Ender's Game >> Posted 12.20.11 by Ryan
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Hugh Hefner says he had "mixed emotions" about hiring Lindsay Lohan for his Playboy pictorial, but one thing Hef absolutely insisted on is that LiLo be absolutely naked. Hefner says that during negotiations, "Some of the people around her said, 'No, no, no, I don't want her nude.' And I said, 'No, this is how it's going to be. This is how it is.' "
Transgender Dancing with the Stars contestant Chaz Bono is back on the market after his seven-month engagement to fiancée Jennifer Elia has ended. It's on good terms apparently as Bono tweeted "Thanks for your concern about our separation. I'm doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 eachother (sic)"
Rooney Mara had her nipple, nose, and brow pierced to play badass Lisbeth Salander in the American remake of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but it was the look of her shaved eyebrows that freaked her out the most.
Gilberto Sanchez, the guy who uploaded an unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the internet in 2009, has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. Earlier, Foxnews.com entertainment reporter Roger Friedman was fired for reviewing the pirated version of the pic.
Fandango has released the results of a poll for the Worst Christmas Movie, and 1964's Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is the runaway winner with votes from 23% of the respondents. The other nine xmas pics that are Ho Ho Horrible: Posted 12.20.11 by reelz
2. Silent Night, Deadly Night 16%
3. Jingle All the Way 10%
4. Jack Frost 9%
5. Santa with Muscles 5%
6. Ernest Saves Christmas 5%
7. Home Alone 3 4%
8. Deck the Halls 4%
9. Surviving Christmas 3%
10. Christmas With the Kranks 3%
There are three books in the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson's "Millenium series" of crime-mystery novels that feature the now-iconic characters Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2006) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2007). There are also three internationally acclaimed Swedish movie adaptations based on Larsson's posthumously published novels. As such, it almost seems like a foregone conclusion that Columbia Pictures' The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — which opens nationwide today — will be the first movie in a trilogy of English-language movie adaptations. Surprisingly, sequels are anything but a given for director David Fincher, who recently told IndieWIRE that "the story is complete" in Dragon Tattoo and he feels no "need" to make sequels. what did fincher say? >> Posted 12.20.11 by BrentJS
To celebrate the great cinematic performers of 2011, The New York Times has put together a spectacular video gallery called "Touch of Evil" that features thirteen of this year's hottest actors and actresses portraying thirteen iconic "Vamps, Crooks and Killers" from throughout cinema history. see the images and watch the videos >> Posted 12.08.11 by BrentJS