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Daniel Craig Is 'Genius' in Logan Lucky

'It's like we're seeing him for the first time,' says one critic

(Newser) - Before he returns to the screen as James Bond , Daniel Craig can be seen in Logan Lucky alongside a star-studded cast of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Katherine Waterston, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, and more. The film follows three Logan siblings from West Virginia as they attempt to rob... More »

Celeb Gives Fellow Celeb $10K for Kickstarter Project

Steven Soderbergh pledges to Spike Lee's film

(Newser) - Celebrities are still going on Kickstarter, asking for your money to fund their pet projects ... and now, bonus! They're getting money from other rich, famous people in the process, at least in one case. Spike Lee is trying to use the crowdfunding site to make his next movie, and... More »

Damon, Douglas Will Play Lovers in Liberace Biopic

Steven Soderbergh will direct movie for HBO

(Newser) - Michael Douglas will play Liberace in an upcoming biopic for HBO, reports USA Today . Matt Damon will play his young lover, Scott Thorson, and the film will track their relationship during an era when it would have been career suicide for the entertainer to come out as gay, notes the... More »

Contagion Sickeningly Good

Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet star in Steven Soderbergh film

(Newser) - Critics applaud Steven Soderbergh’s latest effort, Contagion, a deeply disturbing imagining of a global pandemic that features an all-star cast (Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne):
  • It’s “easily the scariest of the disaster films” since 9/11, writes Lou Lumenick in the
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Meatballs Eats Up Box Office

Disappointing debuts for The Informant! , Love Happens , Jennifer's Body

(Newser) - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs satisfied hungry audiences this weekend, slurping down $30.1 million at the box office, Variety reports. Steven Soderbergh dramedy The Informant! debuted in a distant second with $10.5 million, just ahead of Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself ($10.... More »

The Informant! Is 'Devilish Fun'

Matt Damon shines as unreliable narrator in serio-comic take on corporate crime

(Newser) - Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! puts a comic spin on its serious story of a '90s corporate whistle-blower, say critics, with highly entertaining but sometimes muddled results.
  • Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer: This "truth-based film about a compulsive liar wavers between corporate thriller and screwball comedy," with an outstanding performance
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Douglas, Damon Ready to Kiss

'Get your Chapstick ready,' Douglas tells onscreen lover about upcoming Liberace movie

(Newser) - Michael Douglas has some advice for Matt Damon, his soon-to-be co-star—and onscreen lover—in an upcoming film about Liberace. “I saw Michael last night. He comes up and says, ‘Get your Chapstick ready,’” Damon tells USA Today. “It's going to be a great movie,... More »

Soderbergh's Fault We Canceled Moneyball: Studio Exec

New script turned movie from feature film into 'dramatic recreation'

(Newser) - Since Sony pulled the plug on Steven Soderbergh’s $58 million Moneyball with only 5 days until shooting, the question has persisted: What would cause a studio to shut down a Brad Pitt vehicle it’s already sunk $10 million into? Sony co-chair Amy Pascal finally addresses that question, telling... More »

Girlfriend Experience Not Much of One

Adult-film star gives 'one-note performance'

(Newser) - The Girlfriend Experience, which showcases the life of a high-class prostitute offering clients more than just sex, looks good—but it’s a bit dry, critics say:
  • Steven Soderbergh’s movie is “an exquisitely filmed piece of urban impressionism that, unfortunately, leaves one feeling that a sleek gadget has
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From Cuba to Hollywood, Che a Caricature of Himself

For many, image of Che Guevara still resonates

(Newser) - Steven Soderbergh’s biopic Che is drawing fresh attention to revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara—even as he’s becoming a kind of caricature of himself, Rolf Potts writes in World Hum. In Cuba, Guevara serves as “a sainted martyr of unwavering purity who also happens to promote... More »

Porn Stars Elbow Their Way Onto Big Screen

Adult films, sex tapes make culture more receptive to adult-film actors

(Newser) - Hollywood has some new crossover acts you couldn’t take home to mama, the Los Angeles Times reports. Porn stars are suddenly making it mainstream after years relegated to the cultural sidelines. Hardcore veteran Sasha Grey, for example, will headline Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming film The Girlfriend Experience, while Traci... More »

Ocean's 14 Beached: Cheadle

No more movies for Clooney's crime franchise, Cheadle says

(Newser) - George Clooney and friends won’t be pulling off any more heists on the big screen, OK! reports. Asked whether he would act in an Ocean’s 14, co-star Don Cheadle replied flatly, “No. Done. It’s a wrap.” Steven Soderbergh's star-studded series, now apparently scrapped after three... More »

Cannes Agrees: Che Is ... Long

Commercial market hardly assured for Soderbergh's 4½-hour biopic

(Newser) - Steven Soderbergh’s much-anticipated Che Guevara biopic debuted last night at Cannes, and critics agree on at least two points: It was really, really long, and American audiences might never get to see it. A tough sell to distributors, the 4½-hour Che focuses almost entirely on military procedure, with... More »

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