trovster.com

Nowadays I mainly rate movies…

Movies directed by Steven Soderbergh

  • Side Effects

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Emily Taylor, despite being reunited with her husband from prison, becomes severely depressed with emotional episodes and suicide attempts. Her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks, after conferring with her previous doctor, eventually prescribes an experimental new medication called Ablixa. The plot thickens when the side effects of the drug lead to Emily killing her husband in a “sleepwalking” state. With Emily plea-bargained into mental hospital confinement and Dr. Banks’ practice crumbling around him, the case seems closed. However, Dr. Banks cannot accept full responsibility and investigates to clear his name. What follows is a dark quest that threatens to tear what’s left of his life apart even as he discovers the diabolical truth of this tragedy.

  • Traffic

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America’s escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.

  • Che: Part One

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In 1956, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (Benicio Del Toro) and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

  • Magic Mike

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

  • Erin Brockovich

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her lawfirm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

  • Out of Sight

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.

  • Contagion

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies a few days later. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Center for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.

  • Ocean's 11

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

  • Logan Lucky

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

  • King of the Hill

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A boy whose mother is forced into a sanitarium and father gets a job as a traveling salesman. The boy fends for himself in a seedy SRO hotel.

  • Haywire

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Beautiful freelance covert operative Mallory Kane is hired out by her handler to various global entities to perform jobs which governments can't authorize and heads of state would rather not know about. After a mission to rescue a hostage in Barcelona, Mallory is quickly dispatched on another mission to Dublin. When the operation goes awry and Mallory finds she has been double crossed, she needs to use all of her skills, tricks and abilities to escape an international manhunt, make it back to the United States, protect her family, and exact revenge on those that have betrayed her.

  • Ocean's Thirteen

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.

  • Ocean's 12

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean’s 11.

  • Solaris

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

    Read the review of Solaris

  • The Informant!

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.

  • The Girlfriend Experience

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

About

My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.