Tag Archive: Diseases

Dallas Buyers ClubStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O’Hare & Steve Zahn
Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, who, in the 80s and early 90s, set up a distribution ring of experimental and non-FDA-approved medication for desperate and neglected AIDS patients after discovering that he had contracted the disease – and that conventional American treatments were corrupted by poor bureaucracy.

McConaughey is
finally the actor we
all thought he would be.

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Dallas Buyers Club is playing now in select cities.


Haiku Review: 50/50 (2011)

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard & Anjelica Huston
Written by Will Reiser
Directed by Jonathan Levine

A 27-year-old’s life is turned upside-down when he learns that he has cancer.

Great cast fights cancer
with comedy and puts a
(good) lump in your throat.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
50/50 is now playing in theaters nationwide.

Haiku Review: Contagion (2011)

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet & Bryan Cranston
Written by Scott Z. Burns
Directed by Steven Soderbergh

A deadly outbreak wreaks havoc on the world’s population.

Epic, suspenseful,
but you may want to bring some
hand sanitizer.

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Contagion is now playing in theaters nationwide.