Sorry, What to Watch took a turkey day break as last week was really light on new product worth mentioning. This week? Pretty much the same but we don’t want you to miss us too badly. Here’s five recent Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming releases that may have caught your attention on new release shelves lately, ranked in the order we’d add them to our holiday wish list.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Chicago Passes Plus Prize Packs to ‘Contagion’ With Matt Damon
CHICAGO – In our latest special edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two advance-screening movie passes plus three grand prize packs up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Contagion” with Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law! The film, which also stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne, opens everywhere on Sept. 9, 2011.
“Contagion,” which was filmed in part in Chicago, also stars Bryan Cranston, John Hawkes, Jennifer Ehle, Sanaa Lathan, Tien You Chui, Josie Ho, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Griffin Kane, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Teri McEvoy, Sue Redman, Stef Tovar, Mary Jo Faraci and Grace Rex from director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns. Four grand-prize winners will win the following prize packs:
- A “Contagion” water bottle
- A “Contagion” hand sanitizer
- Two “Contagion” T-shirts
To win your free “Contagion” admit-two advance-screening movie pass with your chance at the grand prize packs courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just refer a few friends to the free, no-spam HollywoodChicago.com mailing using this secure, Web-based submission form. That’s it! This advance “Contagion” screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.
Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Here is the synopsis for “Contagion”:
Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) directs “Contagion”. The film brings together a stellar international ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose,” “Inception”); Academy Award winner Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting,” the “Bourne” films); Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “The Matrix”); Oscar nominee Jude Law (“Cold Mountain,” “Sherlock Holmes”); Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow (“Shakespeare in Love,” “Iron Man”); and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Titanic”).
“Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving pandemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh from an original screenplay by Scott Z. Burns (“The Bourne Ultimatum,” “The Informant!”), the film also stars Bryan Cranston (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”), Sanaa Lathan (“AVP: Alien vs. Predator”) and Jennifer Ehle (“The King’s Speech”). The film is produced by Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher (“World Trade Center”) and Gregory Jacobs (“The Informant!”) with Jeff Skoll, Michael Polaire, Jonathan King and Ricky Strauss serving as executive producers.
Director Steven Soderbergh’s creative team includes production designer Howard Cummings (“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”), Oscar-winning editor Stephen Mirrione (“Traffic”) and costume designer Louise Frogley (“Quantum of Solace,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”). Cliff Martinez (“Traffic”) composed the score. “Contagion” was filmed on locations around the world including sites in Hong Kong, Macao, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, London and Geneva.
Watch the movie trailer for “Contagion” now below.
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This Hookup is simple: 50 lucky HollywoodChicago.com readers will be randomly selected as the winners of our “Contagion” advance-screening movie passes plus four additional lucky readers will win our “Contagion” grand prize packs! The grand prize packs will be mailed to the HollywoodChicago.com winners at our expense. Good luck!