Covid-19: Newly Released “Contagion 2” Gives People Much-Needed Escape from Reality

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Understanding that Americans desperately need an escape from the non-stop, grim Covid-19 news, Steven Soderbergh, who directed the very popular 2011 original, announced the surprise release of “Contagion 2: Holy Crap, We’re All Gonna Die!” on Netflix today. “Until recently, it never crossed my mind to do a sequel,” said Soderbergh, “but you watch the news, and this pandemic stuff is just awful. It goes from bad to worse to catastrophic to apocalyptic. Continue reading Covid-19: Newly Released “Contagion 2” Gives People Much-Needed Escape from Reality at GomerBlog.

Covid-19: Newly Released “Contagion 2” Gives People Much-Needed Escape from Reality

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Understanding that Americans desperately need an escape from the non-stop, grim Covid-19 news, Steven Soderbergh, who directed the very popular 2011 original, announced the surprise release of “Contagion 2: Holy Crap, We’re All Gonna Die!” on Netflix today.

“Until recently, it never crossed my mind to do a sequel,” said Soderbergh, “but you watch the news, and this pandemic stuff is just awful. It goes from bad to worse to catastrophic to apocalyptic. So I said to myself ‘Enough already!’ It was time to bring some light and hope to people’s lives by making a movie about a deadly, ruthless microbe.”

The movie was filmed in record time. “I really only had to shoot one or two scenes; there was already so much great footage available,” said an excited Soderbergh.

Contagion 2 follows the outbreak of a fictional lethal virus called Moronavirus in a fake Chinese town called Buhan that eventually spreads all across the globe. If that sounds far-fetched, that’s by design, according to Soderbergh. “This is Hollywood. People want to be taken on wild adventures that would never happen to them in real life.”

With the film’s whopping run time of 4 hours, Soderbergh believes viewers will completely lose themselves in it and forget all about what’s happening outside. The word “coronavirus” won’t enter people’s minds even once while they’re watching the all-star cast that includes: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Andy Cohen, and Prince Charles, with special cameos by Rudy Gobert, Kevin Durant, Boris Johnson, Placido Domingo, and Chris Cuomo.

(SPOILER ALERT) Early reviews say that the film comes to a soaring conclusion when the global Moronavirus pandemic that wiped out half the world’s population mercifully comes to an end (hooray!)…only to see the hopeless, desolate world left behind quickly descend into chaos and cataclysmic nuclear warfare that annihilates the other half. Viewers, undoubtedly, will leave feeling thoroughly entertained, relieved of all of their anxieties, and desperately wanting more. But, alas, it’s only a movie.

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Turnbull Spends $1.7 Million Buying Copies Of His Autobiography

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made a one-off donation to his book sales figures, buying 45,000 copies – or $1.75 million worth – of his autobiography A Bigger Picture. Mr Turnbull said he was pleasantly surprised to see that the book had debuted at number one on the bestseller lists. “Oh really?  Number one […]

Turnbull Spends $1.7 Million Buying Copies Of His Autobiography

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made a one-off donation to his book sales figures, buying 45,000 copies – or $1.75 million worth – of his autobiography A Bigger Picture.

Mr Turnbull said he was pleasantly surprised to see that the book had debuted at number one on the bestseller lists. “Oh really?  Number one eh? For that little side project. What a lovely surprise. I never would’ve thought it would be so popular, but there you go. I guess Australians do want to hear the true story about how I was brutally cut down at the pinnacle of my Prime Ministership by scheming forces,” he said.

Mr Turnbull said the $1.75 million investment was his and Lucy’s way of giving back. “I’ve done pretty well in life, so it’s part of my duty to give back. And if that means buying the entire stock of a book that’s been released in the middle of a global pandemic, then so be it”.

The investment will yield him $1 million in royalties.

The former PM said the 45,000 books will be housed in a separate wing of his house. He intends to read each copy over the coming months.

A Bigger Picture retails for $39.95 or $0.00 if you have a mate in Scott Morrison’s office.

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