Contagion (2011)

Rated R. We got a little roughy mouthy.

It doesn’t get much more timely (or germ-bedazzled) than the subject of the Next 189 Project. Steven Soderbergh’s movie has actually gotten better now that it has some age on it. It’s fast-paced and quite entertaining. It’s also realistic, a bit scary and—something that’s probably a big bonus for anti-Goopers—Gwyneth Paltrow dies horribly. No doubt, her death is one of the most-memorable offings of the past decade. On the brightest of bright sides, we can see right now that we should think of real-life doctors & nurses as superheroes who don’t wear capes. Tip your hat to them and to the many people working through our current crisis. So don’t be a peddler of fake news like Jude Law. Instead, enjoy our straight dope on Contagion, one of the better virus pictures ever made.

Well, Actually…: Jude Law DID work with Soderbergh again (Side Effects). Also, Soderbergh has worked with Stephen Mirrione several times, but SS has edited plenty of his own films, especially in the past 20 years.

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2011 U.S. Box Office

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Links to: Outbreak and Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven and I Am Legend and The Informant

Previously on the Next 188 Project: Pretty Woman

April 6th on the Next 190 Project: Sin City