It’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie, so I saw three in quick succession. My movie going companion has suggested that I’m just in it for the Regal Crown Club credits, but they are pretty cheap with the free popcorn, so that’s not it. It’s just that awards season is around the corner and I’m seriously behind. So here are three quick reviews, with, hopefully, more to come in the next few days.
Up in the Air: George Clooney is perfect as the detached and cynical road warrior whose goal is to rack up ten million frequent flier miles on American Airlines. He meets his match in two women: a younger colleague who proposes that Clooney’s job (firing people) could beat be accomplished via video conferencing; and a woman whose travel savvy rivals his. See this before it disappears from the theaters.
Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sarah Jessica Parker and High Grant play an estranged New York City couple who witness a murder. They are placed in the witness protection program and re-located to rural Wyoming. They deal with the usual fish out of water situations while they are forced into close proximity. This is a cute but predictable movie. Wait for the DVD.
The Blind Side: Probably the best Sandra Bullock movie I’ve seen. It goes far beyond her usual romantic comedies. She and Tim McGraw play a wealthy Memphis couple who take a homeless, barely literate teenager into their home. Through their efforts and love, he graduates from high school, attends college on a football scholarship and becomes a first round pick in the NFL draft. This movie is based on the true story of the Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher. Go see it!