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Posts Tagged ‘ Steven Soderbergh ’

Behind the Candelabra


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For someone in my age group it’s difficult to watch a biopic like Behind the Candelabra and truly appreciate it for all its merits. My experience with Liberace and his shows consisted of slight knowledge of his flare for the dramatic and a minimal acquaintance with the controversy surrounding his sexuality and death. Further complicating the issue is the fact that the movie was made off the autobiographical novel written by his lover, Scott Thorson. Regardless of that, though, Behind the Candelabra is worth it simply to see Matt Damon and Michael Douglas at their best. Continue reading

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Contagion


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Right now, as you read this, you’re probably at your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device that allows you to connect to the Internet. Now, when was the last time you cleaned that device? If it’s your phone, it’s covered in germs and bacteria; it’s disgusting. Every day you touch a thousand different things that are covered in bacteria, and then you touch your face. Little facts like these make watching Contagion turn into a hypochondriac’s nightmare. Continue reading

Side Effects


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I lied in my last post. One thing America seems to love more than guns is pharmaceuticals. In 2012, revenue for the brand name and general pharmaceutical manufacturing industries brought in upwards of $200 billion, and that’s with a slight decline in the brand name industry over the past five years. Don’t believe me about the medicinal presence in American culture? Go watch the nightly news. Almost every commercial will be for some form of drug, from sleeping pills to depression aids and back. So with pharmaceuticals playing such a crucial role in American culture did Steven Soderbergh decide to take a stand in Side Effects against the almighty giants like Pfizer? Not really.

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Reader Request: Haywire


This is a long-overdue Reader Request that I finally got to see because I didn’t have to pay for it. Thank God, too, because what is an action film that has no dialog, no real explosions, no purpose, weird music and a beautiful woman who beats men unconscious with her legs? Not much. Well…Haywire is just that. Continue reading

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