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  • Starz greenlights Steven Soderbergh's 'Girlfriend Experience' series

    Starz greenlights Steven Soderbergh's 'Girlfriend Experience' series
    Writer-director Steven Soderbergh's new TV series "The Knick" hasn't yet premiered on Cinemax, but he's already moving on his next TV project. On Monday Starz announced it had greenlit "The Girlfriend Experience," an anthology series based on Soderbergh's...
  • 'Side Effects' review: Soderbergh goes out with his usual style

    'Side Effects' review: Soderbergh goes out with his usual style
    *** (out of four) For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie—that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys”—“Side Effects” is just what the doctor...
  • Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' hinges on medicine and murder ★★★

    Steven Soderbergh's 'Side Effects' hinges on medicine and murder ★★★
    A sly one, "Side Effects" is a movie in which the main character's pharmacological state of mind is never entirely certain. In such a role it's critical to have someone who can keep an audience guessing as to the state of that mind, moment to moment....
  • 'Identity Thief' will easily steal No. 1 from 'Side Effects'

    “Identity Thief” will make a name for itself this weekend as the comedy is poised to easily pocket the No. 1 spot at the box office. The film, co-starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, is set to debut with a strong $25 million,...
  • Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'

    Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'
    From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
  • Melissa McCarthy leads 'Identity Thief' to biggest opening of 2013

    Melissa McCarthy stole the show at the box office this weekend, proving she has the star power to attract moviegoers to theaters even during a blizzard. "Identity Thief," her comedy co-starring Jason Bateman, easily ran away with the weekend's No. 1...
  • 'Future Weather' review: Teetering on the edge of trouble

    'Future Weather' review: Teetering on the edge of trouble
    **1/2 (out of four) In the imaginary, low-budget moviemaking handbook, there are 10 chapters on stories about money-starved small towns and resourceful kids forced to confront their positions without a reliable parent for support. The Illinois-set...
  • 'Argo' editor beats self for Oscar

    'Argo' editor beats self for Oscar
    William Goldenberg, who won the Editing Oscar for "Argo," faced perhaps his closest competition from an editor he knew well -- himself. Goldenberg was also nominated for "Zero Dark Thirty" (with Dylan Tichenor), a rare double nomination for a single...
  • Steven Soderbergh's 12-hour John Barth adaptation, via James Greer

    Steven Soderbergh's 12-hour John Barth adaptation, via James Greer
    Steven Soderbergh plans to direct a 12-hour adaptation of John Barth's 1960 novel "The Sot-Weed Factor." The book is a 768-page epic -- a satirical epic -- set on a Maryland tobacco farm in the 18th century. “I was going to do it as a movie, but I...
  • Acclaimed Scottish writer Iain Banks has terminal cancer

    Novelist Iain Banks released a personal statement on his website Wednesday morning. "I am officially Very Poorly," it begins. Banks goes on to say that he has been diagnosed with late stage gallbladder cancer and writes that "it is extremely unlikely" he'...
  • Haruki Murakami to make rare speaking appearance -- in Japan

    Haruki Murakami tends to stay out of the public eye. The author of the novels "1Q84," "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle," the memoir "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running," and a dozen other books has not made a public appearance in his home country,...