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Lots To Like In ‘Logan Lucky’ (Movie Review)

There was honestly never much of a chance I wasn’t going to enjoy another ensemble heist comedy from director Steven Soderbergh. Logan Lucky is the hillbilly cousin of Soderbergh’s Ocean film series (reminder: Ocean’s 12 is underrated), and it’s just as fun. And of course, only Soderbergh, who retired due to resentment towards the Hollywood […]

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The Knick: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Review)

CINEMAX PRESENTS Season 2 of the Emmy-winning drama, directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Oscar-nominee Clive Owen as John Thackery, a brilliant but drug-addled surgeon who pushes the boundaries of medicine, morality and race in 1900s New York. Thackery’s absence (hospitalized for cocaine addiction), a lack of affluent patients and financial missteps have led […]

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The Knick: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray & DVD August 11

Set in downtown New York in 1900 – The Knick is a groundbreaking new scripted drama from Oscar® and Emmy®-winning director Steven Soderbergh starring Oscar® nominee Clive Owen, who also received a Golden Globe nomination for this series. The Knick centers on the Knickerbocker Hospital (dubbed The Knick), which faces a major upheaval due to […]

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Visitors (Blu-ray Review)

VISITORS is the fourth collaboration of director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass together with filmmaker Jon Kane, advancing the film form pioneered by The Qatsi Trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi): the non-spoken narrative experience where each viewer s response is radically different yet undeniably visceral. As Reggio explains, VISITORS is aimed at the solar plexus, […]

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Your ‘Side Effects’ May Vary on Blu-ray This May

Here’s one I missed seeing this year in the theaters, but I heard enough good things about to possibly warrant a Blu-ray viewing at home?  What say you?  With an all-star cast featuring Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum…how can you possibly go wrong?  So May seems to be a big month for upcoming […]

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Side Effects Movie Review – Just Seen It

Watch us on National Public Television – check your local listing for show times! Aaron, Liz and Salim review the newest (and last?) film from Steven Soderbergh. Starring Aaron Fink, Liz Manashil and Salim Lemelle. Directed by Sean Wright. WATCH US ON PBS SOCAL Saturdays at 6PM or pbssocal.org/justseenit

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‘Side Effects’ May Include Twists, Turns, And Some Deliberate Pacing (Movie Review)

The tricky thing about discussing Steven Soderbergh’s latest and reportedly last directorial feature, Side Effects, is that the film is most effective if the viewer goes in knowing nothing about it.  The marketing campaign (or at least the initial trailers) can be commended for being fairly ambiguous in presenting what is actually going on in […]

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Magic Mike Movie Review – Just Seen It

Mike is the headline stripper at a popular nightclub in Tampa. As he meets Brooke, he gets serious about starting his own business. But he finds the stripper like is hard to resist. This drama stars  Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written By Reid Carolin. […]

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The Exotic Adventures Of ‘Magic Mike’ Part 1: The Tampa Strip

Within the past year, director Steven Soderbergh has directed three very different films.  First was the biological disaster drama, Contagion; then there was the throwback action flick, Haywire; and now we have Magic Mike, a comedy-drama based around a group of male strippers in Tampa, Florida.  One thing is for sure, Soderbergh likes to dabble […]

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Haywire – Just Seen It Movie Review

Mallory is a freelance, covert operative and very good at what she does.  But when a mission goes seriously wrong and her partner tries to kill her, Mallory must run for her life.  Discovering that she was used as a pawn, Mallory hunts down her betrayer in Haywire.  The action, spy thriller is directed by […]

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Haywire (Blu-ray Review)

Steven Soderbergh is back with his latest indy film disguised as a big budget feature, which features an all-star cast and marks the debut of MMA female champion Gina Carano. Who’s in Haywire? Everyone. You’ve got Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, and a partridge and a pear tree. […]

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Blu-ray’s About to Go ‘Haywire’ This Spring!

I think Gerard Iribe just filled the cup with today’s announcement here.  Get your adrenaline pumping as Lionsgate releases the action-packed thrill ride Haywire on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this spring, May 1st.  This non-stop adventure, directed by Oscar® winner Steven Soderbergh* and written by Lem Dobbs, introduces […]

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Haywire’s a Misfire

Haywire’s protagonist, Mallory Kane, played by statuesque Mixed Martial Artist brawler Gina Carano, looks a lot like a younger version of America’s undisputed girl next door, Sandra Bullock.  Too bad in her leading “lady” debut, she has all the charm of the door.  Not that any of this will matter to moviegoers not burned out […]

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‘Haywire’ Is Streamlined, Offbeat, And Brutal

Once again, the month of January has actually managed to deliver some disposable fun, this time in the form of an action thriller from director Steven Soderbergh.  Haywire falls into the director’s category of more mainstream, but it certainly boasts a strong cast and enough offbeat qualities to make it stand out a bit.  Of […]

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‘Contagion’ Spreads Procedural-Style Chills

With Contagion, acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh moves away from his more obscure arthouse fair and back into more mainstream film territory.  The result is a procedural-style thriller geared towards adults and it is plenty effective in having the surrounding audience be weary of anyone who coughs near them after having seen the film.  Using a […]

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Heinz 57 to the Rescue in ‘Contagion’

I left the theater after seeing Contagion with many thoughts on my mind.   They ranged from global epidemics and government cover-ups to animal cruelty and issues of morality.  Contagion opened your eyes to all the questions regarding the BIG IF.  What IF this really happened to us?  I’m referring to a widespread, global virus epidemic, […]

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