Review: Cough and the World Coughs With You in a Taut 'Contagion'

   The world doesn’t end with a bang but rather a cough.

At least, that’s what almost happens in "Contagion," director Steven Soderbergh’s intellectually stimulating new drama about the terrifyingly rapid spread of a lethal virus.

Before there’s even a picture on the screen, moviegoers hear a slight cough -- really more of a throat clearing -- on the soundtrack. Then Gwyneth Paltrow shows up -- she’s the one who coughed and, yikes, she does it again -- as a woman grabbing a bite at a Chicago airport on her way home to Minneapolis from a business trip to Hong Kong. Read More...


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