Sunday, January 03, 2016


Contagion is a 2011 thriller starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet. Steven Soderbergh directs. Beginning with the initial infection, the film follows the spread of the disease from patient 0 to worldwide pandemic with millions dead. I found the movie fascinating.


Moria gives it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars and says,
Steven Soderbergh’s treatment of the outbreak drama is, as always, cool and soberly intellectual. While there are plenty of scenes where he could have done otherwise, Soderbergh focuses on the drama in ways that avoid cliches.
The New York Times has a positive review. The Guardian gives it 3 out of 5 stars.

Roger Ebert gives it 3 out of 4 stars. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 84%.


  1. FINALLY a movie I have seen. I love how the day of the outbreak and how it started was held to the very last. Glad you reviewed this one that I have actually seen. Saw it on commercial TV, but that didn't make it less exciting for me.

    You asked "If people use Google Friend Connect now but do not have a google account and don't wish to get one, can't they just use some other way of following blogs? There are so many rss newsreaders out there."

    They can follow in ANY way they choose, BUT, they MUST have a google account to leave a comment. There will be no more OpenID, anonymous, or other ways to leave a comment. So, if you were not on google (yes, I know you are, because you must log into Google to access your blog) you would NOT be able to tell me you are still confused, which I suspect you are (grin).

    As an example, IF you DID NOT have a google account, you COULD participate in T Tuesday, because Mr. Linky is not part of Google. BUT, you would not be able to comment on ANY GOOGLE blog. The only people I know (or can think of offhand) who you could leave a comment would be Patty's, Lorraine's, and Viktoria's blogs because they are not part of the google monopoly. You would not even be allowed to leave me a comment as the host. Does that make sense?

    1. We don't see many movies in the theater, but these days we can pick up used DVDs for cheap.

      I'm still not seeing that the Google Friends Connect change will limit access to blogger. We'll see soon enough, I guess, and if that happens we'll have to figure out what to do.