Monday, January 21, 2013

Side Effects Preview and $50 Giveaway

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One method I use to select the movies I watch at the cinema is by paying attention to the trailers that run before the films, and that was how I saw the Side Effects preview last year. I was immediately intrigued because it was by Steven Soderbergh, one of those directors I respect, and who made the Ocean's Eleven series. I have also watched Out of Sight, Solaris, and Erin Brockovich so I know to watch out for his movies.

He also directed Contagion which we had seen the previous year. Contagion did not disappoint, with its intricate plot, the disturbing realism of the story line, and the awesome performance of the actors, and I feel Side Effects will be somehow alike. Contagion was about a disease that spread so quickly even before investigators realized where it originated from. It reminded me of AIDS, Ebola, SARS, or worse.

When the preview for Side Effects started, I took it as another romantic thriller until some of the characters began to fling pills around and then the title took on a whole new meaning.



Who else finds it disturbing that the 30-seconds pharmaceutical ad spots on TV have 70% of their time spent in listing the side effects of the drug being advertised? The tag line at the end of the preview states, "In some instances, death might occur", and that quote is usually repeated in a lot of such ads. I often wonder when I listen to all the horrible side effects why the drugs are even on the market.

It seems I'm not the only one and it would be interesting for me to see what story has been crafted around drug side effects and how Steven Soderbergh has directed it.

I am equally looking forward to seeing the performances by the actors - Jude Law, who was also in Contagion, as well as Rooney Mara (Girl with the Dragon tattoo) and Channing Tatum. It's been a while since Catherine Zeta-Jones was on the big screen and seeing her in the trailer reminded me of why I fell in love with her in Mark of Zorro.



Side Effects opens February 8th, 2012 and we'll surely be going to see it. For more information, check out Side Effects social media pages: Facebook and Twitter.

Who else has seen the trailer?

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52 comments:

  1. I saw the preview for this and was at the edge of my seat! Hope it's as thrilling as it looks!

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  2. I've been very excited to see this movie since I saw the trailer a few months ago. It looks like a great cast - and the chemistry between the actors is apparent onscreen!

    Best,
    Danielle
    daniellevillano@gmail.com

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  3. Wow! Now that's a movie I'd like to watch. Great cast too.

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  4. Wow! Now that's a movie I'd like to watch. Great cast too.

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  5. I'm excited because I love suspense movies and this looks like it has some great actors in it too!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  6. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/293755103813455873
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  7. I’m excited to see this because the cast is AMAZING and the movie plot sounds like one we would love! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  8. https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/293854554024472576

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  9. I'm so excited because I love the actors in this! Suspense/Thrillers are my favorite genres for movies, so I cannot wait to see this!!

    rpierc11ATutk.edu

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  10. I also tweeted https://twitter.com/rach_pie/status/293926440393666560

    rpierc11ATutk.edu

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  11. It look so intense! And great actors are in it, too

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  12. I'm excited to see this because I really love psychological thrillers...and Jude Law isn't too bad either. :)
    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  13. This looks like a movie with a lot of twists and turns and the cast is fantastic too. Count me in.

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  14. I like Catherine Zeta-Jones and this film looks interesting
    navygravy@hotmail.com

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  15. I love Catherine Zeta Jones and Jude Law and think this would be a great movie

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  16. I love Jude Law and Channing Tatum. Anything with those two in it is a must see for me!

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  17. I tweeted https://twitter.com/jesilodge/status/294451471179722754

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  18. I'm excited to see "Side Effects" because...Channing Tatum and Jude Law. What more do you need from a movie? That plus the obviously suspenseful plot makes this a must-see for me. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/iruninheels/status/294920680699478016.

    lindsey(dot)marcus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. great cast, great suspense, great moviemaking

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  20. https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/295231131475906561

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  21. I'm excited to see Side Effects because I like the actors that are in the movie.


    emilynwins at gmail dot com

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  22. tweeted https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/295337984012718081

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  23. Nice giveaway! I'm excite to watch Side Effect cause Steven Soderbergh is one of my favorite directors. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  24. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/295413644735414272

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  25. Helllooo Channing Tatum. That says it all. sethandshannon1 at yahoo dot com

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  26. tweeted! https://twitter.com/SweepsMama/status/296432755179401218 sethandshannon1 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Love a good movie and I can tell this is it!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  28. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/297140755334569984

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  29. I'm excited to see it because it looks great!

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  30. i can't wait to see Jude Law

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  31. https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/297165757555539968

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  32. Amazing cast and frigtening subject matter. What could be bad? Can't wait to see it.

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  33. Incredible cast and frightening subject matter.Sound like a winning combo for a fabulous movie. Can't wait to see it.

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  34. I saw the trailer last week and this looks captivating! I can't wait to see it, as I love thrillers and CZJ.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  35. I've seen the trailer and I'm super excited to see the movie. It looks like it could easily be my favorite movie of the year.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  36. I am excited to see it because the cast looks awesome!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  37. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/299185072467243008

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  38. I want to see it just because of the actors and the director.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  39. Blogged:
    http://slehan.blogspot.com/2013/02/side-effects-movie-reviews-sweepstakes.html

    slehan at juno dot com

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  40. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/299401002157740033

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  41. I think I've seen the preview SO MUCH on Tv, that it's brainwashed me to go see it! I will be crossing my fingers to win this one! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  42. Here's my extra entry tweet! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/299977405823594496

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  43. I'm excited to see Side Effects because of the amazing cast!

    vandango33@gmail.com

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  44. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/egood33/status/300354343390027776

    vandango33@gmail.com

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  45. I'm excited because of the great cast and one of my favorite directors!

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  46. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/300366399489052672

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  47. im not totally sure why!! i have to think about! Thanks for a super giveaway! My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  48. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/300820763294986240
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  49. this movie really makes me think what we are people are putting to our bodies

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  50. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/301045948505812993

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