In Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, the world faces the threat of a new, deadly airborne virus that's highly contagious, hard to fight, and seems to possess enough pop culture knowledge to know to make killing Gwyneth Paltrow a priority. Scary! Here's the first trailer for the thriller, which stars far more people than you think it's going to star. It starts off and you're like, "Alright, so we've got Matt Damon and Paltrow in this, got it," but then there's more! Kate Winslet? Laurence Fishburne? The Not David Spade from Just Shoot Me? Marion Cotillard? Ken Jeong? No, that wasn't Ken Jeong, but that is Jude Law with a wonky tooth! This could be a good one.
It all starts meagerly enough with Gwyneth Paltrow, but how long until all of our hottest stars are covering Cee Lo? What a powerful metaphor for covering Cee Lo.
One of a handful of remaining mainstream summer releases that look genuinely promising--or at the very least, challenging enough that they at least won't leave me in a catatonic rage--Christopher Nolan's Inception has a new trailer introducing the film's central characters and ... / Continue →
From Paul Greengrass, the Billy Connolly-looking man who brought you Matt Damon Kicks People's Asses in Shaky-Cam Parts 2 & 3 (known formally as the latter thirds of the Bourne trilogy), I present you with Matt Damon Kicks People's Asses in Shaky-Cam in the Middle East, Green Z... / Continue →
Four years since District 9 made his name, director Neill Blomkamp returns to his niche of extremely overt sci-fi allegory with Elysium. Set in 2154, the film sees a future in which the wealthiest elite have relocated to some kind of fancy Club Med space station (that's Elysium... / Continue →