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    SIDE EFFECTS

    "Side Effects" is a good, juicy thriller with echoes of film noir in its DNA. Director Steven Soderbergh is a genre fan and while his film feels completely contemporary...

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    Exclusive: 'Side Effects' Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks His 'Full Metal Jacket' Version Of 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

    One of the big surprises of the summer of 2011 was just how damn good Rupert Wyatt's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was. There wasn't a whole lot of buzz about the movie beforehand, aside from what seemed like an incredibly-truncated production schedule for a movie that was so grand in scope and s...

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    Interview: Steven Soderbergh Talks 'Side Effects'; 'Behind The Candelabra' & Comparing 'Dragon Tattoo' Notes With David Fincher

    Steven Soderbergh is almost out the door. Last week we rolled out part one of our interview with the filmmaker about his impending retirement from cinema, his process of filmmaking, the "tyranny of narrative," and his upcoming directorial efforts on the stage (including reviving an old film project,...

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    'Side Effects' Writer Scott Z. Burns On Being Steven Soderbergh's Go-To Guy and His Work on Upcoming 'Planet of the Apes' Sequel

    Coming out of seemingly nowhere to win over Hollywood by co-penning the taut and terrific screenplay for the third (and many would argue best) entry in the "Bourne" franchise, "The Bourne Ultimatum," Scott Z. Burns has since gone on to become Steven Soderbergh's right-hand man, having collaborated w...

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    Scott Z. Burns Says David Fincher's '20,000 Leagues' Aiming For Thematic Mix Of Technology, Commerce & Humanity

    As far as big-budget extravaganzas go, there are a few that keenly attract our attention, and one of them is the proposed adaptation of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" that Disney is potentially mounting with director David Fincher and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. A large-...

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    Writer/Producer Scott Z. Burns Says 'Contagion' May Infect As A TV Series

    One of the cruelest punchlines Steven Soderbergh's ever contributed in his substantial filmography was the first attendee's muffled cough after a packed screening of “Contagion.” And packed it likely was, as the film made a cool $135 million worldwide alongside great reviews, but...

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    Steven Soderbergh Says 'Side Effects' Isn't A "Big Pharma" Movie & Explains Why Every Shot Matters

    With “Side Effects,” director Steven Soderbergh is about to see the release of his final theatrical film (read our review here). The picture, dealing with the rabbit hole that one doctor (Jude Law) falls into when treating a depressed patient (Rooney Mara) has elements of an "issue film," but at a L...

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    Watch: 'Side Effects' Goes Over The Counter With 3 More Clips

    Steven Soderbergh’s penultimate film “Side Effects” is, for many people, the first film of 2013 that’s worth seeing. Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the psychological thriller already unveiled a couple of clips, and now three more have...

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    Scott Z. Burns Says Steven Soderbergh's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Would've Centered On 1966 Palomares B-52 Crash

    Now that Steven Soderbergh's hiatus from film has finally arrived (read our discussion with him here), alongside speculation on the director's next professional move comes reflection on his career thus far. One of his most involved projects -- an adaptation of '60s spy show “The Ma...

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    Steven Soderbergh To Direct Scott Z. Burns-Penned Play In The Fall; 'Kafka' To Get Major Overhaul For DVD Release

    While he didn't say it as succinctly in our interview with him this weekend, though director Steven Soderbergh is retiring from filmmaking for the time being, that doesn't mean he's retiring, period. The filmmaker told The Playlist while his second-to-last movie, "Side Effects," is due in theaters n...

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