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Take That, Critics: ‘Identity Thief’ Grosses $11.2M On First Day

Peggy Truong | February 9, 2013 - 5:07 pm

A Nor’easter named Nemo and bad reviews didn’t stop moviegoers from buying tickets to Identity Thief on Friday.

The comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman opened to a strong $11.2 million on its first day, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, could finish the weekend on top with $34.8 million.

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Jude Law: Everyone’s Got A Dark Side (VIDEO)

Peggy Truong | February 9, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Jude Law’s second project with director Steven Soderbergh didn’t come with too many surprises.

Like 2011’s Contagion, Law’s character in Side Effects is a complicated one, with a possible evil side only reserved for the audience.

“What was intriguing to me about this piece is that the characters in it are all… More »

Catherine Zeta-Jones: ‘A Good Script Is Like Finding Gold’ (VIDEO)

Todd Gilchrist | February 8, 2013 - 10:00 pm

Since making her breakthrough in 1998 in The Mask of Zorro, Catherine Zeta-Jones has enjoyed a remarkable variety of acting opportunities: cat burglar, pregnant drug lord, a vaudevillian inmate, a hard-edged chef, and in her new film, Side Effects, a mysterious psychiatrist.

But after working with director Steven Soderbergh for the third time,… More »

7 Scariest Made-Up Movie Drugs

Lily Harrison | February 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Steven Soderbergh reteamed with his Contagion crew for the thriller Side Effects, which follows a doctor whose prescription of anti-anxiety medication proves to have tragic consequences.

A serious dramatic thriller that launches a debate about the ubiquitousness and so-called normalcy of incorporating prescription drugs into our everyday lives, Side Effects is the latest,… More »

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks In Five Clicks

Alexa Kravitz | February 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Zombie love ruled at the box-office last week, but can the heartfelt undead defend themselves against fighter jets, poison pills and identity theft? Taking in nearly $21 million, Warm Bodies will have to hold up against the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief, the pharmacological thriller Side Effects from director Steven Soderbergh and the IMAX… More »

‘Side Effects’ vs. ‘Identity Thief’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

Phil Pirrello | February 7, 2013 - 9:00 pm

This weekend at the movies, Magic Mike himself challenges one of the stars of Bridesmaids to Box Office Thunderdome.

Channing Tatum and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara headline Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, Side Effects, while Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman play it for laughs in Identity Thief.

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‘Side Effects’: How Did the (Prescription) Drug-Fueled Thriller Affect Critics?

Phil Pirrello | February 7, 2013 - 8:40 pm

The less you know about Side Effects, the better.

At least that’s what the critics recommend for the twisted new film from director Steven Soderbergh, starring Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Rooney Mara.

Effects centers on Mara’s character, Emily, who finds herself suffering from depression when her husband (Tatum) is released… More »

5 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Side Effects’ Star Rooney Mara (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz | February 7, 2013 - 3:15 pm

“[She] has that innate quality. It’s called watchability.”

Steven Soderbergh is talking about Rooney Mara, the leading lady in his new thriller, Side Effects. And Hollywood has been watching the 27-year-old actress very closely, ever since she caught the town’s eye in David Fincher’s The Social Network. Mara went from the founder of Facebook’s ex-girlfriend to… More »

Watch: Rooney Mara Reveals How She Beats the Acting Odds

Todd Gilchrist | February 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Since 2010, Rooney Mara has worked with David Fincher twice and Steven Soderbergh once – not bad for an actress whose “breakthrough” role also came that same year when she starred in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

But the actress tells Celebuzz that even with the abundance of great opportunities… More »

‘Side Effects’: Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara Discover the Perils of Prescription Medication

Todd Gilchrist | February 5, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Side Effects is a new psychological thriller from director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike) and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum).

For what he claims is his “final feature film,” Soderbergh lined up an all-star cast including Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara.

This will… More »

Watch: Catherine Zeta-Jones Says We All Have to Take Responsibility for Violence in the Media

Celebuzz | February 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

In the new film Side Effects, director Steven Soderbergh tackles a tough question with no easy answer: after a young woman commits murder while on antidepressants, the authorities struggle to determine who’s responsible for the crime – the perpetrator, the medicine she took, or the man who prescribed it?

But the film echoes… More »

Who’s Who On Hollywood’s New A-List (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz | January 30, 2013 - 2:00 pm

For stars like George Clooney and Brad Pitt, Hollywood is getting more and more crowded.

Why? Because thanks to the box office clout earned by rising stars — much of which goes hand in hand with recognition at ceremonies like the Oscars and SAG Awards — several actors and actresses have recently joined… More »

Chris Hemsworth Heads to ‘The Heart of the Sea’

Phil Pirrello | January 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

First, Ron Howard announced that he was in talks to adapt Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Now, the director is reportedly circling another novel to turn into a movie: The Heart of the Sea. Howard could start shooting Sea as early as this fall for Warner Bros., re-teaming the director with Chris Hemsworth, the star of Howard’s upcoming Formula-One… More »

Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara Get a Prescription for Trouble in ‘Side Effects’ (VIDEO)

Todd Gilchrist | January 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara play a young married couple torn apart by her use of prescription medicine in director Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects.

Although it remains a mystery precisely what sort of pills Mara’s character takes in the film, an exclusive new TV spot reveals that her usage leads to some potentially… More »

16 Films You Need to See in 2013 (PHOTOS)

Phil Pirrello | January 4, 2013 - 10:00 am

Hollywood just had its biggest year ever at the box office, raking in a whopping $10.8 billion in ticket sales. Naturally, the town celebrates by challenging 2013 to “top that.”

Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon are just a few of 2012’s stars returning to conquer the box office in new year,… More »