Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped to modernize, it would be an act of desecration for any other person to re-cut Kubrick's masterpiece. Well, hey would you look at that, guess what Steven Soderbergh just did?
It's hard to say what my favorite thing about Steven Soderbergh's new remix of Raiders of Ark is. Is it the total lack of dialogue? Or maybe it's the vivid black-and-white rendering that makes you forget the film's supposed to be in color. Actually, honestly, it's the sick 8-bit soundtrack. That's it.
I have a confession to make. I've never seen Psycho. I've seen Rear Window. I've seen The Birds. I've even seen most of Bates Motel. But I have never ever in my whole life watched Hitchcock's masterpiece.
Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's new movie breaks some major Hollywood rules, and not just because it stars porn actress Sasha Grey. It's also available now on Amazon a full 3 weeks before it hits theaters.