1.21.2013

Take me to the movies!


I love going to the movies. At least I really used to, before teenagers started thinking it was perfectly acceptable to not only text while the movie was playing but to take a phone call in the theater and proceed to have a ten minute conversation! I mean, really? And don't even get me started on loud popcorn eaters or people who kick the back of your chair.

However, despite all that, there are some movies I absolutely require to see on the big screen. To get my house-sized diet coke because it was a nickel more than the medium and comes with free refills (ok, that one is a joke, right? Who in the world could drink that much coke and need a refill during a two hour movie? Yet I get sucked in every time...), my colossal bag of popcorn, sit down, relax and get lost in a good film. Sometimes, all the chair kicking and loud popcorn eaters are totally worth it.

One movie I already know will be worth it? Side Effects. Not only does it have an amazing cast, but psychological thriller type movies are my favorite by far. I like to be challenged while watching a movie, and to be kept on the edge of my seat. The IMDb describes Side Effects as "A successful New York couple's world unravels when a new anti-anxiety drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist has unexpected side effects." Watch the trailer below and see what I mean...



Ok, so let's just state the obvious up front. I would see a movie with Channing Tatum and Jude Law no matter what it was about. I mean....


but the fact that the storyline seems really interesting makes this a win-win. I love what the premise of the movie is about: side effects of a new drug that is on the market and how it alters a person, good or bad. Obviously, since I myself take an anti-anxiety to help with my issues, this topic has always been something I've been really interested in. And the main women characters? I love me some Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara.


Bonus? I won't have to drag my husband along with me. Not only would he be happy to sit and stare at Catherine for a couple hours, but I'm pretty sure he will enjoy this film just as much as me.

Not only does this movie have an amazing cast, but it's directed by none other than Steven Soderbergh. I've loved his movies in the past and have no doubt Side Effects won't disappoint. It opens in theaters February 8th and I already have a babysitter lined up. ;)

What about you? After watching the trailer, are you excited to see Side Effects? Answer in the comment section for a chance to win 2 nights at a New York City hotel, airfare for two to New York City from the continental United States and a $50 movie gift card.


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105 comments

  1. Hell yes I'm excited to see it! Anything with Channing Tatum will get my attention immediately. Words can't express how hot that man is.

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  2. I gotta agree with Staci- that man is gorgeous! The movie could be about anything and I'd see it!

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  3. I think it looks really interesting I would love to see it!

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  4. Sign me up! This is definietly a date night movie.

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  5. This movie looks good! And Channing Tatum? Bonus!

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  6. Totes, my boyfriend and I have made it a habit to go to the movies a couple times a month lately.

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  7. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the movie and would love a weekend get away in NYC!! I mean I am a mom of 3 I NEED a break!

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  8. This sounds amazing!!! Channing Tatum. yes!

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  9. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see this movie (hottie hey hey) - and a trip to NY... swoon!

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  10. My husband and I were just talking about this movie last weekend. I definitely want to see it - I think it would be interesting to see Channing Tatum in such a serious role. It looks thought provoking and aesthetically pleasing as well! ;)

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  11. p.s. I tweeted about this https://twitter.com/MariannaDunn/status/293380946412064768

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  12. I think this movie is going to be SO GOOD! I love a good twisted thriller like this...can't wait for it to come out!

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  13. Oh my gosh I definitely want to see this movie! Looks amazing!!!

    And a trip to New York...sounds great! :)

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  14. I can't wait to see it! The trailer is one of the best ones because if gives you just enough of the story without too many details! Tweeted about it is as well

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  15. Looks great - will definitely see that one!!
    Amanda

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  16. I saw this trailer while at the movies last week and was like "we neeeeed to see this" I as well love the thrillers that have a edge and make you think, it is my total movie. Esp since I can feel that this movie may have a twist at the end, which is even better! My husband and I on our bucket list is to go to New York so winning this contest would be ammmmmazing!

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  17. I saw the trailer when I went to go see Les Mis the other day, and I would love to see this movie! Jude Law and Channing Tatum are great bonuses :)
    I also adore New York, so this is a wonderful contest!

    xo,
    Blake

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  18. Yes!! Would love to see it!

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  19. I saw the previews for this when I went to see Gangster Squad (which I liked a lot, and hello Ryan Gosling!) and I really want to see it. And I have never been to New York. So, pick me!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. I just saw this trailer this weekend at the theatre!! Looks so good!!..and those men look so yummy..

    This is an insane(ly awesome) sweepstakes! A movie and a trip to NYC...what?!

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  21. Yes! I keep seeing the previews on TV and I'm really excited to see Mr. Sexiest Man Alive in a scary movie! Pick me!

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  22. Gavin and I are total movie nerds. It's 1/21 and we have seen 4 movies in theaters already this month! One movie I can't wat to see is Broken City. I love me some Mark Wahlberg! Side effects looks good too. You can't go wrong with Channing Tatum or Jude Law.

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  23. Favorite city to visit + favorite actor to oggle? Yes please! But I prefer to smuggle wine in a thermos into the theatre rather than guzzling coke... I'm sure you won't judge ;)

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  24. channing tatum?! always

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  25. Totally all over this!! Channing and Jude Law? An it seems like an amazing movie!

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  26. Side Effects looks like such a good movie! I hadn't heard of it before but I am definitely seeing this one!

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  27. I definitely want to see this. AND I want to go to NYC. AND I want to make out with Channing Tatum.

    Dammit. I am Canadian. so I can't win. Oh well, I still want to do all 3 of the above mentioned things ;-)

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  28. This movie is quite appealing to me - I also have been on anti-anxiety meds before - recently went off for another med and let me tell you the "Side Effects" were effing horrible, like dizzy 24 hours a day horrible...I should have tapered more but ehh it's over with - excited to see what you think about it :)

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  29. omg, i seriously will see anything with Channing Tatum, but its a major plus that the storyline is totally intriguing! Im usually not a thriller or scary movie type, but i think this is more action combined. we will have to see!
    the sweet life of a southern wife

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  30. WOW. I haven't been excited about a movie in awhile. All the movies coming out seem to be 'How can we out do the last comedy'. YEAH for a thriller with an exceptional cast!!! Of course I will be at the movies on Feb 8th to see my fave--Channing Tatum. Um, sign me up to watch it with him. plz. plz. plz. ---Nikki

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  31. Yes!!! This looks great. My favorite date night is going to the movies!

    Catherine csm824(at)gmail.com

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  32. This looks amazing, psychological thrillers are my favorite. Definitely seeing this!
    -Sarahwindecker@gmail.com

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  33. This looks amazing, psychological thrillers are my favorite. Definitely seeing this!
    -Sarahwindecker@gmail.com

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  34. I can't wait to see it! And it opens on my birthday. What a treat!

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  35. My husband always gets a large popcorn and Coke and then uses the free refill on the way out. We put the popcorn in a Tupperware and munch on it for a few days. The Coke usually goes to waste, but he still does it everytime. -Paige

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  36. That looks good! Sign me up! :)

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  37. Wow! I can't wait to see Side Effects!

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  38. You had me at "Channing Tatum..." ;)

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  39. Channing and Jude? Someone call the girl boner police, things are out of control over here!

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  40. I'd love to see Side Effects..........or anything else. It's rare to get out with 9 kids in the house.........but I'd make it work......I mean really, it's New York City!!

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  41. A trip to New York has always been my dream and to see an amazing movie i would die!

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  42. Sign me up! Channing, Jude, and New York City? Yes, please!

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  43. 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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  44. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/293754444888305664
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  45. I saw the trailer for this this weekend (went to see Gangster Squad) and it looks great!
    laurasails (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  46. I saw the trailer for this movie the other day, and immediately told my husband we had to see it! I love twisty movies, and this is definitely twisty! sturgillar {at} gmail {dot} com

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  47. Looks great! Would love to see it!

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  48. Looks like a winner! I love creepy thrillers like this & it's one the hub would def. go see with me.

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  49. Ooo, this movie looks great! The boyfriend and I also always get the giant popcorn, but we never ever ever finish it. Why can't we just avoid being sucked in and just get the medium?

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  50. I tweeted about this giveaway too! https://twitter.com/AcesKtchnScraps/status/293800921677320192

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  51. I am definitely excited to see this movie! I love Channing Tatum!

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  52. Looks very interesting!!

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  53. Definitely 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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  54. https://twitter.com/shuggysmommy/status/293854993121939456

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  55. ooh yes, def a good date night movie!

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  56. Aside from the characters, I LOVE when a good suspense movie comes out...I feel like they're rare!

    rpierc11ATutk.edu

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

    rpierc11ATutk.edu

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  58. It looks intense, but I think it'll be good!

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  59. 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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  60. I am excited to see this movie because it looks like it will have some good twist and turns. Great cast too. Count me in.

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

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  62. Heck yes I'm totally excited to see this movie! I'm usually not one for psychological thrillers, but this looks interesting enough to sway me!

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  63. i'm excited because i love jude law

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  64. Date night in NYC with Channing and Jude? I am so in!

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  65. Yes, but the movie looks kinda creepy. Lots of plot twists and turn....

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  66. I am definitely excited about seeing this movie. I'm right there with you in terms of Channing Tatum and Jude Law. And I'm very curious about what those pills make her do! Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/iruninheels/status/294920680699478016.

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

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  67. great cast, lots of suspense. great moviemaking

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  68. https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/295230869822640129

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  69. Yes, 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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  70. tweeted https://twitter.com/prizepuzzle/status/295338658888826881

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  71. Super excited to watch Side Effect. This is the kind of movie that my hubby and I love. It'll make a great date night movie. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  72. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/295414341900070913

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  73. I LOVE a good psychological thriller, and I would LOVE to see the Big Apple! https://twitter.com/shannashampton/status/296361812461498370

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  74. YES! I love Channing Tatum and a good thriller! sethandshannon1 at yahoo dot com

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  75. tweeted https://twitter.com/SweepsMama/status/296433218184417280 sethandshannon1 at yahoo dot com

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  76. You're totally right. Some movies are just meant for the big screen. And big screen in NYC is a total bonus. Count me in!

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  77. YES! I am excited to see this movie because I love both Channing Tatum AND Jude Law!!! :)

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  78. I tweeted about this contest! :) https://twitter.com/jesslynamber/status/296758063518580736

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  79. Very exciting, love a good movie!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  80. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/297140186117197824

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  81. I'd love to see it because I love thrillers and it's a great cast

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  82. i can't wait to see Jude Law

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  83. https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/297164620932722688

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  84. I am so excited to see this! The trailer looks great and I love anything with CZJ.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  85. I can't wait to see this movie! Love me some Jude Law.

    catiehendricks@yahoo.com

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  86. I am so excited to see this movie. It's my kind of story.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  87. 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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  88. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/299184052727058432

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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

    slehan at juno dot com

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  91. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/299400334361636864

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  92. I love seeing these types of mind thrillers too!

    vandango33@gmail.com

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  93. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/egood33/status/300353809866190848

    vandango33@gmail.com

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  94. I'm very excited a about this one..love the twisty, turny suspense movies!

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  95. tweet
    https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/300367306809278465

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  96. 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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  97. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/300820685670981632
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  98. sound like a different date night movie

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  99. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/301047588789051392

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