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08/30/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on Soderbergh’s “Contagion” to open Zurich fest

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion will open this year’s Zurich Film Festival.

The action-thriller, which boasts an all-star cast, including Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard, unspools Sept. 22, kicking off the fest, which runs through Oct. 2.

Contagion, which also stars Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Bryan Cranston, centers on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deal with the outbreak.

The Warner Bros. release was produced by Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.

Fishburne will also be on hand at the fest to serve as international jury prexy. The fest will also honor Fishburne, who has appeared in such productions as The Matrix trilogy, Mystic River, What’s Love Got To Do With It and the upcoming Man Of Steel, with a special achievement award.

Also serving on the international feature film jury are U.S. producer John Lesher, Beki Probst, head of Berlin’s European Film Market and Swiss-based exhib operator, Danish actress, director and writer Paprika Steen (Applause), British actress Alice Eve (The Raven) and Serbian writer-director Stevan Arsenijevic (Love And Other Crimes).

On the fest’s international documentary jury will be:

Academy-award winning director, producer and writer Charles Ferguson (Inside Job); U.K. producer John Battsek (Project Nim, The Tillman Story); Georgian filmmaker Nino Kirtadze (Durakovo: Village Of Fools); Dutch director Eline Flipse (Our Newspaper); and U.S. producer Stephen Nemeth (Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story).

Entering its seventh year, the Zurich Film Festival has established itself as a marquee European event, showcasing a diverse array of international films, many from young up-and-coming filmmakers.

Source: Variety

08/29/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  0 Comment(s)

Thanks to Elmira Asainova, we have scans of the September issue of Elle Russia:

• Magazines/Clippings: Elle Russia – September, 2011

08/29/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on Giveaway: Win a “Contagion” prize pack

Contagion — starring Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet — is infecting theaters on September 9 and Shock Till You Drop has the goods to prepare you for this release. We’ve got some stuff to give away! Check it out…

1 The H1N1 Destroying UV Wand (This UV wand eliminates the H1N1 virus from surfaces using safe UV-C light — the same technology trusted to sanitize hospital surfaces. Also capable of killing MRSA, mold, and dust mites.)
1 Waterproof Duffle Bag
1 Authentic Pigment 12 oz. Direct-Dyed Sling Bag
1 Ultraviolet LED Light (Helps kill H1N1 virus, E-coli, mold, and fungi.)
2 “Nothing Spreads Like Fear” Bamboo Sandwich Bill Hat
2 Cylinder Water Bottle
2 Men’s “Nothing Spreads Like Fear” Tee

All you need to do is submit your NAME to ryanrot@gmail.com. On September 12, we will select a number of winners at random and contact you if you’ve won.

Visit the film’s official site at ContagionMovie.com.

08/28/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on “Contagion” interview screen captures

I’ve added 112 screen captures from Kate’s interview about Contagion:

• Movies: Contagion > Interview Captures

08/28/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on Huge “Contagion” update!

Here are videos from Contagion featuring Kate, scroll down to download them.


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You can also download the videos from here:

Note: You can watch more Contagion videos at TrailerAddict.

08/28/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  0 Comment(s)

I’ve added 8 HQ promotional stills from Contagion:

• Movies: Contagion > Promotional Stills

08/25/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  Comments Off on Kate Winslet speaks out about Richard Branson’s mansion fire

Kate Winslet has revealed that she is relieved after escaping the fire that engulfed the luxury Caribbean home of Sir Richard Branson.

The 35-year-old English actress and her two children were among the 20 guests who fled the eight-bedroom mansion on Necker Island as it was razed to the ground.

“I’m just so glad that everyone is safe. And this very easily could not have been the case,” the Sun quoted her as telling reporters.

“I will never forget Richard placing his arms around both my children as we were there watching the flames, and saying ‘At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff really matters’,” she said.

The Titanic star helped carry the business magnet’s 90-year-old mom away from the burning property, which was struck by lightning during a tropical storm.

Source: newKerala.com

08/25/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  3 Comments

A heroine’s return!

Today Kate Winslet toured the charred-out remains of Sir Richard Branson’s once-grand, $70 million estate on Necker Island in the Caribbean. Amid the devastation, the Oscar-winner, 35, posed for photos with the British billionaire, 61, and his mother, Eve. (Branson posed with “Brutus,” the family tortoise.)

Winslet, along with kids Mia, 10, and Joe, 7, and her model beau Louis Dowler, was staying at Branson’s home when it caught fire Monday morning after being struck by lightning. And the Mildred Pierce actress didn’t just ensure the safety of her kids and her man — she carried Eve Branson, 90, out of the inferno.

“Many thanks to Kate Winslet for helping to carry my 90-year mum out of the main house to safety,” Branson blogged earlier this week. (Branson himself was staying with his wife and son at another property 100 yards away when the fire struck.)

Although Branson’s home was completely destroyed, everyone staying at the house — around 20, he said v thankfully escaped unharmed.

“We will rebuild the house as soon as we can,” the Virgin Group CEO wrote. “Currently just huddled up with family and friends in the continuing tropical storm realizing what really matters in life.”

Added 14 HQ pics of Kate posing with Sir Richard Branson and his mother Eve:

• Miscellaneous: At Sir Richard Branson’s burnt house