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First trailer for Steven Soderbergh's pandemic thriller Contagion shows symptoms of greatness

Jul. 14, 2011by: George Merchan

What a cast! I mean, seriously. Steven Soderbergh's CONTAGION boasts the big, up-front names like Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, and Kate Winslet. But it's also got Bryan Cranston, John Hawkes, and Elliot Gould! F*cking great.

And while it feels like this story or variations of it have been told a lot in recent years, there's something to Soderbergh's approach - the style, the intensity, and the gravity - that makes this still somehow fresh and scary. I'm definitely diggin'.

CONTAGION opens September 9th.

Synopsis: "Contagion" follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic 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.

Extra Tidbit: This trailer gets brownie points from me for opening with that awesome Elliot Goldenthal cue out of HEAT.
Source: Apple

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2:55AM on 07/21/2011
reminds me of 12 monkeys, and outbreak. Looks good.
reminds me of 12 monkeys, and outbreak. Looks good.
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5:12AM on 07/15/2011

lol matt damon is stupid in this movie

the doctor said his wife is dead and he's like "WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! CAN I TALK TO HER NOW?" lolz silly guy
the doctor said his wife is dead and he's like "WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! CAN I TALK TO HER NOW?" lolz silly guy
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2:54AM on 07/21/2011
I think he was just really distraught atthat point
I think he was just really distraught atthat point
12:00AM on 07/15/2011

Oh Yeah...

First I heard of this movie..

I'm in!!! Looks great!!!
First I heard of this movie..

I'm in!!! Looks great!!!
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7:04PM on 07/14/2011

Spoiler in trailer...

Anyone else surprised they show Paltrow die in the trailer? I don't konw, maybe it happens early in the movie or something.
Anyone else surprised they show Paltrow die in the trailer? I don't konw, maybe it happens early in the movie or something.
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5:21PM on 07/14/2011
This looks like it's going to rock away all the bad September movies coming this fall. Definitely going to see this one.
This looks like it's going to rock away all the bad September movies coming this fall. Definitely going to see this one.
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1:30PM on 07/14/2011
meh. rental.
meh. rental.
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12:56PM on 07/14/2011

This movie looks friggen great

love this type of movie,and this cast is really impressive. can't wait
love this type of movie,and this cast is really impressive. can't wait
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12:38PM on 07/14/2011
I touched my face 3 times during the trailer.
I touched my face 3 times during the trailer.
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9:32AM on 07/14/2011
Looks fantastic. I'll definitely be catching this in the theater.

However, if they would have showed people coming back to life, biting people, and trying to eat their brains, it would have been an even better flick.
Looks fantastic. I'll definitely be catching this in the theater.

However, if they would have showed people coming back to life, biting people, and trying to eat their brains, it would have been an even better flick.
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8:49AM on 07/14/2011

Big money

I bet this film was commissioned by a pharmaceutical company.
You'll see, the movie is gonna make a ton of money and next year we will have another "SARS" scare or something similar and Pfizer is going to make gazillions on fake vaccines.
I bet this film was commissioned by a pharmaceutical company.
You'll see, the movie is gonna make a ton of money and next year we will have another "SARS" scare or something similar and Pfizer is going to make gazillions on fake vaccines.
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8:44AM on 07/14/2011

Looks really good...

The trailer gives away too much but still looks amazing. Loved the scene showing Damon in denial about his wife dying.
However it's going to take quite a bit for this movie to even come close to OUTBREAK.
The trailer gives away too much but still looks amazing. Loved the scene showing Damon in denial about his wife dying.
However it's going to take quite a bit for this movie to even come close to OUTBREAK.
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7:53AM on 07/14/2011
Bryan Fucking Cranston, the only reason you need to watch this film.
Bryan Fucking Cranston, the only reason you need to watch this film.
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7:41AM on 07/14/2011
Looks awesome. Doesn't Damon Look a lil mark wahlberg? Anyhow I'm excited for this,been hearing things hear and there but this is the first visual for me.
Looks awesome. Doesn't Damon Look a lil mark wahlberg? Anyhow I'm excited for this,been hearing things hear and there but this is the first visual for me.
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7:30AM on 07/14/2011

Fucking Genius

Simple, yet very powerful. Count me in.
Simple, yet very powerful. Count me in.
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6:11AM on 07/14/2011

Nice!!!

Looks like a throwback to the good old paranoid thrillers of the 70s. Will definitely check this one out
Looks like a throwback to the good old paranoid thrillers of the 70s. Will definitely check this one out
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5:17AM on 07/14/2011

Wow

What a mood to that trailer and what a cast. Ticket sold, senor!

Maybe a little too much given away, but hell, I still like it!
What a mood to that trailer and what a cast. Ticket sold, senor!

Maybe a little too much given away, but hell, I still like it!
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