With so many options for viewing movies these days, what's the point of going to the cinema? To get scared shitless with other people, for one. This week, head to Trinity College's Cinestudio for Contagion, a Matt Damon/Steven Soderbergh thriller about a global pandemic that victimizes, among other people, Gwyneth Paltrow. The legendary Laurence Fishburne plays a researcher bent on stopping the mysterious infection. Wash up before you leave.
Contagion, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, $7-$8, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford, (860) 297-2463, cinestudio.org.