Get ready to itch, wince and shudder: Steven Soderbergh's new flick, Contagion, deals with a deadly airborne virus that spreads at lightning-fast speeds. Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow are husband and wife; she comes down with something terrible and he attempts to figure out what happened. The all-star cast includes Her Holiness Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Elliott Gould, Veronica Mars's dad and so on. The multiple plots and layers are reminiscent of Soderbergh's Traffic, but way more skin-crawling and paranoia-inducing. The film hits theaters in September, off to get a facemask, BRB.
When I was a kid, my dad worked at the one place in the US where scientists store the ebola virus, and this led to many, many a panicked, sweaty night, convinced that my skin was sloughing off and I was seconds away from bleeding out through my ears.
What I'm saying is, I am totally going to see this.