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Channing Tatum Says Steven Soderbergh Has Offered To Be His DP If He Directs 'Magic Mike 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 4:45 PM
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Yes, "Magic Mike 2" is still happening, but there are a lot of things that need to be finalized before Channing Tatum and co. take it off and get it on again. Ever since news of the followup surfaced, we've learned that it will be a road movie, it will reunite all the characters from the first film, and Tatum himself might direct. However, he's also long-maintained that he's rightfully wary making his first movie in the shadow of Steven Soderbergh, and he might want to get his feet wet on another movie first, if he were to direct "Magic Mike 2." However, an interesting carrot is being dangled by none other than Soderbergh himself.

Steven Soderbergh Thinks The Last 2 Episodes Of 'Breaking Bad' Should Be Shown In Theaters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 12:01 PM
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To be certain, Steven Soderbergh has had no shortage of ideas and opinions when it comes to the state of the current movie industry. And after putting himself out there with his now famous speech at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the director hasn't been shy in answering followup questions, and he continues to share his thoughts on what the movies and television are doing right...and wrong. His latest brainstorm concerns a show that this summer might be an even bigger blockbuster event than anything hitting the multiplex. That's right, we're talking about the final season of "Breaking Bad."

The Stories Behind 7 'Behind The Candelabra' Pop Culture References

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 29, 2013 11:58 AM
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Behind The Candelabra
Among the many dizzy pleasures of Steven Soderbergh’s excellent Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra" which premiered last week at Cannes and aired on HBO on Sunday (read our review) and which hopefully some of you have had the chance to catch up with, is the meticulous recreation of the period setting --- from Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” to the cars, the fashions, and the unenlightened attitudes towards homosexuality, it’s a film that revels in late 70s/early 80s detail. And part of that comes from the dialogue too, with characters making often rapid-fire allusions to people and events that may have been well-known at the time, but are maybe not quite so current in our minds now.

Steven Soderbergh Says His New Cut Of 'Kafka' Will Be "A Hardcore Art Movie"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2013 10:05 AM
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Since the beginning of his career, Steven Soderbergh has never walked by the traditional filmmaking path, and after his celebrated Palme d'Or winning debut “Sex, Lies and Videotape," he completely changed the game for this sophomore effort. 1991's "Kafka" is an ambitious and stylized psychological thriller/horror/noir, presented in black-and-white (except for a key color sequence during the middle of the film) that drew harsh reviews, flopped hard upon release and has never been available on DVD in the U.S. And that's too bad because as we wrote in our recent Soderbergh retrospective, "it's a very strong and idiosyncratic piece of work" but has it been consigned to the dustbin of time? Hardly.

Steven Soderbergh To Direct 10-Episode Cinemax Series 'The Knick' Starring Clive Owen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2013 2:42 PM
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....and hiatus over. It's safe to say that Steven Soderbergh has pretty much done it all in the cinema world (except make a western, which he has said is not a genre he's a particular enthusiast for) and has grown a bit weary of storytelling in that format. He's been there, done that, won a Palme d'Or and an Oscar, so now it's time to conquer a new medium, so how about television? Okay, he went down that road a bit with the short lived "K Street" in 2003, but the industry has changed massively in the ensuing decade. And now, Soderbergh is getting back behind the camera.

'Koyaanisqatsi' Helmer Godfrey Reggio To Premiere New Film 'Visitors' At TIFF, Presented By Steven Soderbergh

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2013 10:25 AM
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Our heads (and in some cases, our actual bodies) are still in Cannes, but it's not long at all until the fall festival season starts off. And indeed, the Toronto International Film Festival aren't waiting for Cannes to wrap up to make their first announcement, as news has come in of a high-profile screening that, while it won't exactly be grabbing tabloid headlines, will certainly interest a certain kind of film fan very much indeed.

Matt Damon’s Brazilian Tan Line & 9 Other Highlights From Cannes 'Behind The Candelabra' Press Conference

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 21, 2013 2:59 PM
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Soderbergh, Douglas, Cannes, 2013
It was hard to envisage as positive a Cannes response to a U.S. competition film as that which greeted the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” the other day, but if such a thing is possible, it may well have happened today, for Steven Soderbergh’s wonderful Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” (our review here). Immediately after the press screening stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, writer Richard LaGravanese, Producer Jerry Weintraub and director Steven Soderbergh spoke to press, turning up some choice anecdotes and opinions in the process. Here are our 10 favorite moments.

Cannes Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'Behind The Candelabra' Puts Dazzling Entertainment On Top Of Toxic Relationship

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2013 7:17 AM
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Behind The Candelabra
It's almost unfair how easy Steven Soderbergh makes it look. As the filmmaker heads into his hiatus from movie-making, he's spent the few last years dipping between high grade entertainment ("Magic Mike") and accomplished genre films ("Side Effects," "Haywire") and for his goodbye, he's more or less combined the two. "Behind The Candelabra" is a cinematic bauble, that coats typical biopic fare with some real panache and heart. And while this does indeed mark Soderbergh's last hurrah for now, it's likely that a different narrative will soon form around the film. That narrative will surround Michael Douglas, with the 68 year-old actor delivering his best performance in a least a decade if not longer.

Listen To Steven Soderbergh & Mike Nichols' Commentary For 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 12:30 PM
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With Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" premiering at Cannes in the next few days, and hitting HBO a week on Sunday, we're not going to see a new film from him for a long time, if ever. But as he moves into other ventures, we hope he keeps up his habit of collaborating with great filmmakers on commentary tracks.

From Best To Worst: Elmore Leonard Movie Adaptations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 14, 2013 11:57 AM
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Elmore Leonard feature
Today sees the release of a sparkling new Criterion version of "3:10 To Yuma," the perpetually-underrated 1957 Western that's somewhat overshadowed by the more recent 2007 remake. Even those who have seen the earlier version may not be entirely aware that it's based on a short story by a man that we consider not just one of America's finest crime novelists, but one of our finest writers full stop: Elmore Leonard.

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