Review: Side Effects

Steven Soderbergh drug murder mystery

THE SETUP: Wouldn’t it suck if your whole life was shattered when your husband is sent to prison? There’s therapy for that. Wouldn’t it suck more if you lose everything while waiting four years for him to get out of prison? There’s a drug for that. Wouldn’t it suck the most if you then kill […]

Review: Contagion

fear and a virus threaten the population

THE SETUP: A woman (Gwenyth Paltrow) returning from a business trip in Japan unknowingly starts a contagious disease chain-reaction that threatens the global population. This is the story of how the world, and individuals, react. I always knew Paltrow would cause the end of the world. THE THOUGHTS: OK, this is freaky. And I don’t […]

Review: Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as british detectives

In the current Hollywood tradition of rebooting big franchises (Batman, James Bond), Sherlock Holmes is another success – a gritty, fun, and new portrayal of the world’s greatest detective. Guy Ritchie takes the same England underbelly that has served him so well in the past and imposes it on Victorian times to give Sherlock Holmes […]