Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience introduced the concept of ultra-exclusive courtesans who provided a great deal more than sex – a ‘girlfriend experience.’
Starz has greenlit an anthology series based on the concept. It will run as 13 half-hour episodes. Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman will be executive producers along with indie filmmakers Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz – who will also write and direct on the series. Details follow the jump.
If Steven Soderbergh has really left filmmaking for good, he is definitely going out on a high note. Side Effects is a twisty piece of fun that swerves from apparent satire – about our heavily medicated culture – to thriller without missing a beat or ever losing its psychological edge.
Mike is the headline stripper at a popular nightclub in Tampa. As he meets Brooke, he gets serious about starting his own business. But he finds the stripper like is hard to resist.
Starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Written By Reid Carolin.
Produced By Gregory Jacobs and Nick Wechsler.
Genre: Drama. Follow us on Twitter: @justseenit
The tagline for Warner Brothers newest theater release ‘Contagion’ is “nothing spreads like fear” and this movie relies heavily on that truism as its plot line. The first half hour of this star-studded movie plays out like an extended version of commercials for every disinfectant product you can think of. Like those commercials, ‘Contagion’ is filled with warnings about the horrors of touching everything and everyone around you.
For me, the problem with ‘Contagion’ and its premise is that, for the most part, it takes a very sanitized look at those horrors. Instead of throwing in some good old fashioned suspense and visual effects, the movie plods along at the pace and style of those documentary movies you used to see in science class in high school. I half expected to be informed at the end of the credits to stay in our seats because there was going to be a test on what we learned.