What To Look Forward To: “Up in the Air”

10 09 2009

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t resist posting this before my November preview (coming soon to a blog near you).  I am eagerly anticipating “Up in the Air,” the latest film from Jason Reitman, director of “Juno” and “Thank You for Smoking.”  (Does the last name sound familiar?  He is the son of Ivan Reitman, director of “Stripes” and “Ghostbusters.”)  “Up in the Air” looks to be more like the latter.  It premiered this week at the Telluride Film Festival and has garnered heaps of praise, most of it centered around Reitman and its star, George Clooney.  The Oscar-winning actor plays Ryan Bingham, a man who flies around the country firing people for a living.

But you know what’s great?  I didn’t know any of that from watching the trailer but rather from my excessive blog reading.  The trailer is impeccable, giving a taste of what to expect but never unveiling any significant plot details.  As the talk has increased about “Up in the Air,” I have slowly become more and more excited to see it.  But with the release of the trailer, I can hardly contain myself.  If it does not open in Houston on November 13, the opening day in limited release, I might scream.  It is schedule to open nationwide November 25, making for a good Thanksgiving one-two punch of this and “Nine.”

UPDATE: I just got some awful news.  “Up in the Air” will not be making its nationwide debut until Christmas Day.  It will open December 4 in limited release and expand some on December 11.  It has to open on December 4th in Houston.  It has to.

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16 09 2009
julie

remind me to see that movie! it looks like a good one.

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