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'Carnage,' 'Shame' 'March,' Tinker Tailor' & More: Our Complete 2011 Venice Film Festival Coverage

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  • September 8, 2011 12:22 PM
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Wrap Up Coverage From Telluride 2011 As Well, Including 'The Descendants' 'Albert Nobbs' & 'Butter'While there are two more days officially left on the Venice Film Festival schedule, for us, the Lido is now closed. Our man in the field, U.K. writer Oliver Lyttelton did a bang-up job and delivered what felt like 20 reviews in nine days, and at a rapid and coherent clip no less. While the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today, we've already seen many of the highlights of the fall film festival that you're highly anticipating.

Steven Soderbergh Dances Around Retirement & Praises Jennifer Ehle In 'Contagion'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • September 8, 2011 5:30 AM
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Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Ehle & Writer Scott Z. Burns Discuss Intense Virus ThrillerSteven Soderbergh’s new film “Contagion” depicts a scenario where a deadly virus breaks out across the globe, inspiring fear and paranoia among even close friends and relatives. In spite of the film’s portrayal of the threat, which is as deadly as it is invisible as it is ubiquitous, several of the members of the cast and crew, including Soderbergh, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Ehle, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns seemed unafraid to sit down next to one another at a recent Los Angeles press day. That said, Soderbergh admitted that he was more conscious of the potential threat of germs having made a film about their imminent danger.

Venice '11 Review: 'Contagion' Is A Propulsive, Terrifying Picture With A Top-Notch Cast

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 3, 2011 1:46 AM
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Disaster -- an eternally popular obsession of film. Audiences have turned up in droves over the last century or so to watch mankind against their own extinction in the form of meteorites, earthquakes, alien invasions, exploding suns, planetary collisions, and whatever it was that was happening in "The Core." One of the more popular hypotheses is that when the end comes -- and it will -- it'll be not with a bang, but with a whimper. And that's what Steven Soderbergh has examined in "Contagion," his first studio film since 2007's "Ocean's Thirteen," that finds the spread of a deadly bird flu-type virus the source of man's demise.

Olivia Munn Joins Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2011 4:31 AM
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With all the hunky slabs of man meat set to appear in Steven Soderbergh's male stripper pic "Magic Mike," it looks like the dudes will get some eye candy of their own. Sort of.

Watch: 10 Clips From 'Contagion' Reveals Cameo From Dr. Sanjay Gupta

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2011 10:17 AM
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As the east coast braces for Hurricane Irene (our thoughts are with you folks) there is an eerie similarity between the mobilization of the authorities along the seaboard as the storm nears and what unfolds in this generous helping of 10 clips from Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion."

Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow & Marion Cotillard Try & Stave Off The Virus In New 'Contagion' Photos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 8:08 AM
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Not washing your hands is pretty gross, but if events unfold like they do in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," you can use all the hand sanitizer that you want but it won't help when some douchebag sneezes on you without covering their mouth. That's all it will take for infection to set in.

3 New Pictures From Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2011 4:46 AM
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Launch Of Website Gives First Listen To Cliff Martinez's Pulsating ScoreWe're a week away from the kick off of the Venice Film Festival where Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" will make its world premiere and ten days after that, it will arrive in theaters nationwide. Boasting a "Traffic"-like sprawl, this thriller about a global viral pandemic is earning some advance buzz for being truly skin crawling and with the launch of the official website a few more pictures from the film have emerged, but perhaps most excitingly, there is a nice preview of Cliff Martinez's score buzzing the background. It's a wickedly propulsive piece of electronic music, punctuated by some nice melodic piano lines and if anything, it certainly sets the tone for what promises to be a fast-moving, pulse raising picture.

'Coriolanus,' 'Contagion' & Jason Statham's 'Safe' Get Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2011 2:03 AM
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Summer is ending which means the multiplex will be a little bit quieter come the fall. As gum gets scraped off the floor, and popcorn swept up, here are some of the posters that will be going up in a theater near you.

Empire Big Screen '11: First Footage From 'Contagion' Debuts, Plus 'Sherlock Holmes 2' Sizzle Reel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 13, 2011 2:30 AM
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Bill Condon Shows Off 2 Clips From 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' & 3D Sequence From 'The Three Musketeers' Swoops InA new day today at the o2 center in London, and the second day of the Empire Big Screen event. Fox and Universal kicked things off yesterday, and this morning started with the biggest crowd so far: unsurprisingly, it was for 'Twilight.' The Twi-hards might not have been as vocal as they were at Comic-Con, perhaps because only new addition MyAnna Buring was there from the cast, but there were still plenty of people interested in checking out the first footage from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1."

First Look At Leonardo DiCaprio In 'J. Edgar' + New Pics Of 'Hugo,' 'Contagion' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 12, 2011 4:00 AM
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New Looks At 'The Muppets' & ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1’A bunch of new pics this evening as EW takes a look at the upcoming fall slate of movies, so sit back and let your eyeballs do the work.

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