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Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby fedaykin13 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:31 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contagion_(film)

Contagion is a 2011 American thriller film centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and on an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh, and stars Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet. The film was released on September 9, 2011.


I'm hoping to see it this weekend.
I'm a sucker for these types of movies.

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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby Mick Shrimpton on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:00 pm

It depends--does a flesh eating virus devour Matt Damon's face?
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby punch_the_lion on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:19 pm

Mick Shrimpton wrote:It depends--does a flesh eating virus devour Matt Damon's face?


also, almost anything directed by Steven Soderbergh usually turns out to be crap.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby enframed on Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:21 pm

Was OK. Not enough Kate Winslet.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby dabrasha on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:33 pm

Seeing it tonight.

Contagion trailer wrote:The average human touches his face 3-5 times every waking minute


Is this true? How weird if so.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby iembalm on Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:29 pm

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If it's what I'm thinking it is, "over the top" sounds just about exactly right.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby P.J. Craven on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:18 pm

This was a serious stinkburger. I could complain about it for a long, long time.

Glad to see Elliott Gould is getting work. Demetri Martin, you and your page boy haircut have no place in my virus movie, get out of here.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby Andy on Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:35 am

Not crap, but not very good.

It is not enough to show us things that would happen during a virus outbreak. There has to be an interesting story to go with it.

The entire Jude Law blogger subplot only made it worse.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby longdivi on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:11 pm

This movie is absolutely terrible. Slightly more respectable than THE HAPPENING, but less entertaining. I did laugh aloud at least five times at some of the cringe-worthy dialogue but it was not enough to make it a fun experience.

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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby John Houlihan on Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:41 pm

What a horrible name for a movie.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby Sock OR Muffin? on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:39 am

enframed wrote:Was OK. Not enough Kate Winslet.


Or Jennifer Ehle, or Marion Cotillard. Also there is no fucking way American society would hold up for over 180 days of 'chaos'. Most of us aren't prepared to live a week without a fully stocked grocery store within a short (drive-able) walk.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby stewie on Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:22 pm

It was Not Crap, but only barely.




Actually, fuck it. I've thought about it more. It was Crap.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby Bernardo on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:06 am

I liked it well enough, NC. Maybe it suffers from it's Syriana / Traffic-ness.

I was really bothered by the blogger sub plot as well, not sure I'm ok with the picture it painted.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby Earwicker on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Was watchable enough but ultimately Crap.
There was a weird puritanical core to it. The principle spreader was a heinous, unfaithful woman and one of, if not the focal character (Matt Damon) protects his daughter mainly by defending her from a randy boy's advances.
It reminded me of some British 80s disaster/horror mini series like 'Threads' but, being a film, didn't have the time to build up any connection with the characters. I didn't really care about anyone in it.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby mattw on Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:53 am

When Paltrow gets her hair cut, she asks for 'just a little off the top.' Badum-pish!

Seriously, they haven't been kind to her in the movies. Head in the box in Seven, now this. So basically, the virus was spread by a cuckolding whore, married to the singer of Coldplay? Sounds about right.

I've been in a big Soderphase lately. Bubble is great; his independent projects tend to be more fascinating than the big-budget ventures, but they're all pretty good. I don't know why he would want to take a sabbatical when he's one of the few filmmakers that has the luxury of shifting so easily between genre movies and personal projects.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby Me Again on Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:41 am

3 out of 5 stars, graded on a curve given its topicality. Had never seen it before. Not a great film, some missed opportunities with characterization (or lack thereof), but the very end, "Day 1" part made it go out on a strong note.

mattw wrote:When Paltrow gets her hair cut, she asks for 'just a little off the top.'

They pulled no punches there.
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Re: Film: Contagion (2011)

Postby mattw on Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:38 pm

I read that they re-used her prop head from Se7en for that scene
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