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Top 10 Pandemic Movies

by Warren Cantrell on September 11, 2020

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Today’s Top 10 list is a celebration of the films that got pandemics more or less correct from the micro or macro (or both) side of things.


[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up]Steven Soderbergh‘s latest iPhone feature film, High Flying Bird, plays like Jerry Maguire on moprhine, as it goes behind the scenes into the high-tension world of professional basketball owner-player negotiations during a labor dispute. It’s a decent flick, if at times slow, that survives thanks to a decent script and a […]


The Scene-Stealers Podcast returns with 100% more women and a bonus dude! Trevan McGee, Trey Hock, Abby Olcese, and Johnny Szlauderbach review Logan Lucky. Trevan hasn’t seen it yet, so he takes his best guess at what the movie’s about based solely on the trailer. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. It’s the quickest way to get news, […]


You ever wonder what Oceans 11 would have been like if it had been led by dumb ass hicks? The answer is surprisingly and disappointingly tedious.


Eric Melin on the KCTV5 It’s Your Morning show talking with Alexis del Cid about Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects and Michael Haneke’s multiple-Oscar nominee Amour.

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Trevan and Eric work through Amour, Side Effects, Identity Thief and Warm Bodies while Trey sweats it out boating in some tropical paradise.


In the end Side Effects isn’t a magnum opus. It doesn’t stand in the same class as Traffic or Out Of Sight, but it does speak to Soderbergh’s talents that the film not only works, but is an overall solid thriller.


An unusual action movie and a music documentary from one of the most respected filmmakers working today are out on Blu-ray and DVD now.


Two gritty docudramas make their way to Blu-ray and DVD, but each take a different approach to worthwhile bonus content. This review is of the new Rachel Weisz thriller ‘The Whistleblower,’ and Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning ‘Traffic.’


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Movie Review: Contagion

by Trey Hock on September 9, 2011

in Print Reviews

With most films about sickness or contamination, the virus is employed as a socio-political metaphor either for other more emotionally charged illnesses such as HIV or for the fear and distrust surrounding cultural, ethnic or racial lines. In his new film “Contagion,” director Steven Soderbergh understands that a global epidemic is scary enough on its […]


This review originally appeared on KTKA-TV and KSNT-TV, Kansas First News. An expanded review appears below. Here’s a scary fact about how easily disease can spread: The average person touches their face 3,000 times in a day. If the new global pandemic thriller “Contagion” was directed by anybody else, it would have had an enormous […]


We live in cynical times. Corruption in government is no longer a scandal — it’s the status quo. Huge conglomerate mega-companies are more powerful than entire countries. The term “corporate conscience” exists now only as an oxymoron. It is precisely this sort of brazen, out-of-control behavior from the filthiest rich of the world’s population that […]