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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Side Effects' and More

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This week: Steven Soderbergh's supposedly final film "Side Effects" is a psychological thriller starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. We tell you why it's a final work worth checking out.

Also new this week is the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to leading-man status in "The Last Stand," the YA supernatural romance "Beautiful Creatures," Al Pacino and Christopher Walken in "Stand Up Guys" and a 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of "National Lampoon's Vacation." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

'Identity Thief' Steals Box Office Crown

Identity Thief Universal

Nothing can stop Melissa McCarthy, not even one of the biggest blizzards in recent memory, as according to Film.com, McCarthy's new comedy "Identity Thief" pummeled the competition at the box office this weekend to the tune of $36.6 million.

That was more than enough to top the charts, as movie fans on the East Coast stayed home in droves thanks to superstorm Nemo; neither returning champ "Warm Bodies" ($11.5 million) or Channing Tatum's new thriller "Side Effects" ($10 million) were able convince people to brave the blizzard.

For a full run down of the weekend box office top ten, including figures for award season favorites "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo," head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

Flowchart: Which Steven Soderbergh Movie Is Right For You?

Steven Soderbergh has been one of the most prolific filmmakers of all time. He's also one of the most predictable, balancing out big studio projects like "Ocean's Eleven" and Oscar darlings like "Traffic" with low-budget personal experiments like "Bubble" and "The Girlfriend Experience." He's even got a knack for in-between audience-pleasers like "Magic Mike" and "The Informant!"

With a filmography this eclectic, it may be hard to figure out what Steven Soderbergh movie is right for you (if you had to, you know, pick just one). Upon the release of what appears to be his last theatrical film, "Side Effects," we've conjured a handy-dandy flowchart that may help you find that perfect Soderbergh fit.

Steven Soderbergh Flowchart

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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Side Effects' & More


"I feel the need ... the need for speed." – some homeless amphetamine addict

Greetings from the apocalypse! This week the U.S. Postal Service announced they will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays, and if that isn't a sign of the impending end of days I don't know what is. Luckily my triple ball mace arrived today, so I will be able to defend myself, my faithful dog, and you from marauding motorcycle mutants looking to destroy the weekend and siphon all your gasoline. Got a full tank? Then drive through the barriers and roll out to the movies, soldier … Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Hot People Looking Hot: Jude Law Photos

Jude Law has played a pleasure droid, Kevin Spacey's fiery Southern lover, Errol Flynn, a disfigured (yet still hot) assassin and the object of Matt Damon's obsession. He's also made for the sexiest Dr. Watson of all time, matched wits with Michael Caine and enraged authorities with his blog posts while the world was getting wiped out by a super-flu.

Jude Law has been many men (and droids). And he's looked good every time. Check out our collection of pics of the "Side Effects" star from movies, premieres and film festivals.

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February Movie Math: It All Adds Up to What You Want to See

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Your mother always told you that math would be important someday, and we're here to validate her. Call it better living through arithmetic, but we believe simple math can help you decide which new movies coming out in February are for you.

Oh, and did we mention there are no actual numbers involved? It's like "Moneyball," but for movie-loving dummies.

So if you'd like a glimpse at what the cinema can offer you on this most romantic of months, read on for your latest lesson in Movie Math. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

50 Movies We’re All About in 2013

Pacific Rim Warner Bros.

Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.

And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.

So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »

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Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara Are Feeling the 'Side Effects' of Stardom in New Trailer

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One of the side effects of being as hot as Channing Tatum is right now is that you start getting offered more film and more interesting films. Once you've proven you're a star, after all, people want to start working with you.

Case in point: The new trailer for "Side Effects," which lets Tatum flex his serious acting muscles as well as his serious muscle muscles. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Rooney Mara Braces for the 'Side Effects'

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Move over, Blake Lively. There's a new Gt girl in town. The buzz around Hollywood is that "Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara (who just nabbed herself an Oscar nod, btw) has signed on to play the lead in Steven Soderbergh's latest, "Side Effects," a role that was previously earmarked for Lively.

The thriller, which was previously known as "Bitter Pill," is set in the world of psychotherapy. We're scared already. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows a troubled and depressed young woman (Mara) who is coping with the imminent release of her husband from jail and begins to take a new prescription drug to… er… help ease her nerves—only, it turns out to have unforeseen consequences. Dun dun dun. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Feeling Some 'Side Effects'

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Catherine Zeta-Jones has caught the acting bug again ... and Steven Soderbergh has the cure.

The "Mask of Zorro" beauty has signed on to join Blake Lively, Channing Tatum and Jude Law in the director's drug-addled thriller, according to Deadline.

"Side Effects" follows a depressed young woman (Lively) who's been taking a large amount of prescription drugs as a way of dealing the anxiety brought on by her husband's (Tatum) impending release from prison. Things get even more dramatic when she embarks on an affair with a doctor (Law). Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline
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