Contagion

Blu-ray Review: Steven Soderbergh Delivers Again With Riveting ‘Contagion’

Contagion

CHICAGO – January 2012 is Steven Soderbergh month. The man’s newest film, “Haywire,” opens in theaters on January 20th (and we’ll have a review up shortly before it opens) while Criterion is upgrading his Oscar-winning “Traffic” to Blu-ray and re-releasing their DVD edition on the 17th of the month (you can, of course, also expect a review of that to run soon). The first wave of the Soderbergh trifecta is the Blu-ray and DVD release of “Contagion,” another expertly-made piece of filmmaking from a man who seems to know how to do nothing less.

Film News: ‘Dolphin Tale’ Makes Splash, Wins Box Office

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CHICAGO – In its second week in theaters, the inspirational/family drama “Dolphin Tale” dethroned “The Lion King 3D” for the box office win. The film, which follows the relationship between a boy and a dolphin that lost its tail in a crab trap, had shown interest in its first week’s release, but went a step further in week two.

Film News: ‘The Lion King 3D’ Strikes Out ‘Moneyball,’ Takes Box Office Again

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CHICAGO – “The Lion King 3D” held its dominance in the box office this past weekend when it edged out “Moneyball” for the top prize. The re-release of the film, presented in three dimensions, has now gone back to back weeks at number one 17 years apart.

Film News: ‘The Lion King 3D’ Wins Box-Office Crown

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CHICAGO – Somebody better get Doc Brown on the phone because I think we have gone back to 1994. For the first time in 17 years, “The Lion King” is the title that won the weekend box office. The new release, which, of course, must be in 3D, raked in enough dough to beat out last week’s winner “Contagion” as well as the new releases “Drive,” “Straw Dogs” and “I Don’t Know How She Does It”.

Film News: ‘Contagion’ Infects Box Office, Knocks ‘The Help’ From Top Spot

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CHICAGO – Steven Soderbergh’s new Sci-Fi/Thriller “Contagion” hit the box office with a bang this past weekend, knocking out the three-week champ “The Help,” which finished a distant second place in box office totals.

Film Review: Steven Soderbergh’s Riveting ‘Contagion’ With Matt Damon

CHICAGO – A few weeks ago saw the release of the R-rated “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” a gore-free creature feature that was given the MPAA stamp of 17-plus due to “pervasive scariness.” This week sees the PG-13-rated “Contagion,” a film SO much more pervasively scary than the movie about goblins in a distant mansion because, well, it’s about the fact that the world is pervasively scary.

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!

Trailer Tracking: ‘Drive,’ ‘Contagion,’ ‘Paranormal Activity 3,’ ‘Haywire’

CHICAGO – However, unexpectedly, the past few weeks have seen the release of some major trailers for movies that are targeted for typically off-season release months (September, October, January), and most of them look fairly awesome. While a few underwhelm (looking at you, “Paranormal Activity 3”), the rest feature some of the coolest, most exciting movie trailers that we’ve seen all year.

Second Chicago Casting Call on Nov. 16, 17, 20 For ‘Contagion’ With Matt Damon From Steven Soderbergh

CHICAGO – As “Contagion” continues to film in Chicago from director Steven Soderbergh with stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne, we have learned that a second open casting call is needed two months after the first from Rich King Casting.

Video: HollywoodChicago.com Discusses Matt Damon’s ‘Contagion’ With CBS Chicago

Adam Fendelman of HollywoodChicago.com interviewed by CBS Chicago on Contagion

CHICAGO – With “Contagion” from director Steven Soderbergh and star Matt Damon continuing to film all around Chicago, HollywoodChicago.com founder and publisher Adam Fendelman discussed the new film on Thursday with CBS Chicago.

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