This Rotten Week: Predicting Side Effects And Identity Thief Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-02-03 11:24:23discussion comments
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Super Bowl Sunday. The greatest day of the year. The beer’s on ice, the appetizers are in the oven, I’ve got my requisite prop bets in on things like “first touchdown” and “how much karaoke Beyonce will do at halftime.” Going to be a great day, but before we get to that there’s a couple of flicks to check out. We’re looking at the side effects of identity thieves.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.

Side Effects
Movie characters look for pharmacological support for a number of different reasons. Eddie Morra needed a little (significant) brainpower boost. Alice and Neo wanted to distance themselves from reality (or actually figure out reality, or something with reality, I don’t know it gets confusing). Largeman felt a little peer pressure. Alan thought he could give his wolfpack an epic night out. There are others too. Everyone just wants to take a magic little pill that’ll make all of their troubles go away.

And in Side Effects pills might just be the reason Rooney Mara offed some guy in her apartment. Isn’t that a bitch? Go to a shrink (Jude Law) to sort things out because your husband (Channing Tatum) is getting out of the clink and the next you know some dude’s laying dead in your apartment. Who’s to blame? Blame the drugs man, blame the drugs.

Steven Soderbergh’s latest is a psychological thriller that’s hit the critical ground running with Katey and crew discussing it on their most recent podcast. Coming off Haywire (80%) and Magic Mike (80%) Soderbergh continues to prove he’s among the best in the business, flipping between genres and rarely doing the same thing twice. Too bad he’s going to take a break. A shame as he rarely whiffs on a flick. The newest one will fall right in line with his recent (career) resume of quality. The Rotten Watch for Side Effects is 78%

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