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From the crazy kids over at blu-ray.com .....


"Paramount Home Entertainment has announced Up in the Air for Blu-ray release on March 9. This movie, co-written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring George Clooney, received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Clooney), Best Supporting Actress (Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick), Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.


The Blu-ray release includes the following special features (all in HD):


* Commentary by writer/director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director Jason Blumenfeld

* Shadowplay: Before the Story

* Thirteen deleted scenes with optional commentary by Jason Reitman (eight BD-exclusive)

* Music video: "Help Yourself" by Sad Brad (BD-exclusive)

* Storyboards (BD-exclusive)

* American Airlines Prank (BD-exclusive)

* Trailers"

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4171
 

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Wow, that's way too early to release a movie like this. I think it would be far more successful releasing it in say June or so. I'm not ready to watch it again already, as much as I loved it (and hope it wins Best Picture).


EDIT: Actually, that's probably the reason for the early release; having it come out right after the Oscars will probably keep it in people's heads that it was a Best Picture nomination or winner.
 

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The BD is excellent IMO.

AV quality is right up there, not much to complain about.


And a terrific movie too...I can see why it was nominated.
 

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The BD is excellent IMO.

AV quality is right up there, not much to complain about.


And a terrific movie too...I can see why it was nominated.

Once again we disagree. Watched this last night and afterwards my wife and I had a laugh. It was no wonder Clooney looked so bored at the Oscars. This movie would never been nominated in a 5 film format and Clooney walked through it. An average film at best IMHO.
 

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Once again we disagree. Watched this last night and afterwards my wife and I had a laugh. It was no wonder Clooney looked so bored at the Oscars. This movie would never been nominated in a 5 film format and Clooney walked through it. An average film at best IMHO.

You would be in the minority on that one - reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are 90% positive.
 

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You would be in the minority on that one - reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are 90% positive.

I guess that's the case but you know what they say about opinions.
 

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Once again we disagree. Watched this last night and afterwards my wife and I had a laugh. It was no wonder Clooney looked so bored at the Oscars. This movie would never been nominated in a 5 film format and Clooney walked through it. An average film at best IMHO.

It might have been an average film but it probably would still have been nominated in a 5 horse race.


Hollywood loves films that point out how business screws the little guy, and this one delivers here. Of course they never equate their looking to make films in cheap locations as hurting the movie business in the U.S. It's ok to do as long as it deepens the linings of their collective pockets.
 

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This movie would never been nominated in a 5 film format and Clooney walked through it. An average film at best IMHO.

Im with you on this, and I was reading some of the posts on IMDB and this one thread poster sd clooney basically plays the same role he's been playing since his Roseanne days. Doesn't seem like he wants to take any risks and sticks to playing it safe.


I think georgie boy really needs to get away from his pretty boy persona/womanizer and GQ wardrobe roles and start to play some villains or madmen roles cause he's starting to become pigeonholed. Tom cruise was like this in his early days playing the same young cocky lad but when he started to take on roles like TJ mackey in Magnolia and Born in the 4th of july he became more versatile and worthwhile to watch.
 

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Im with you on this, and I was reading some of the posts on IMDB and this one thread poster sd clooney basically plays the same role he's been playing since his Roseanne days. Doesn't seem like he wants to take any risks and sticks to playing it safe.


I think georgie boy really needs to get away from his pretty boy persona/womanizer and GQ wardrobe roles and start to play some villains or madmen roles cause he's starting to become pigeonholed. Tom cruise was like this in his early days playing the same young cocky lad but when he started to take on roles like TJ mackey in Magnolia and Born in the 4th of july he became more versatile and worthwhile to watch.

Perhaps a mix of his characters in "From Dusk Til Dawn" and "Return of the Killer Tomatoes"
 

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Im with you on this, and I was reading some of the posts on IMDB and this one thread poster sd clooney basically plays the same role he's been playing since his Roseanne days. Doesn't seem like he wants to take any risks and sticks to playing it safe.


I think georgie boy really needs to get away from his pretty boy persona/womanizer and GQ wardrobe roles and start to play some villains or madmen roles cause he's starting to become pigeonholed. Tom cruise was like this in his early days playing the same young cocky lad but when he started to take on roles like TJ mackey in Magnolia and Born in the 4th of july he became more versatile and worthwhile to watch.

He may play "that role" pretty often (likely becuase he's been typecast) but he's been in quite a few other roles as well. I mean, would you really compare his performances in Solaris or Syriana to his roles in O Brother, Where Art Thou or Good Night, and Good Luck?
 

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Did anyone else notice clipping distortion with some of the dialog from time to time? Most noticeably towards the latter half of the film?


The movie itself was pretty good and had its heart in the right place, though not absolutely ground breaking cinema. I actually watched it back to back and found it even more enjoyable the second time. There's actually some extra character layering and depth in the performances and the dialog that you pick up the second time through you might have thought was cursory the first time around. Not a lot of Hollywood movies have that "second time through is even better" view-ability anymore.
 

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Did anyone else notice clipping distortion with some of the dialog from time to time?

Yes, I noticed it.

Very surprising for a film this recent.
 

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Wife and I enjoyed this and I very much enjoyed Vera Farmigia (spelling) in nothing but a neck tie
Ending was a little weak but still a good movie... not worthy of an oscar IMO.


That might have actually have been a body double (never saw her face). It happens more than you think for actresses who are either shy or have no-nudity clauses in their contracts. Good shot, either way.



I thought the ending was actually pretty powerful. It didn't wrap where he ends up into a pretty bow at the end. He was trapped by his own life choices. And there was a nifty twist of roles towards the conclusion that I dare you to have seen coming.


A good, but not outstanding drama that tried to bring very current and very touching human issues into a standard relationship story.


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Too bad about the distortion. I thought there was something wrong with my center speaker. Either the audio engineer wasn't paying attention or they used on-site production dialog (an up and coming trend by some directors as the post production ADR voice-over performances are usually not as good as those captured on-camera). It does make it challenging to lift the dialog out of the noise-filled set, though. If it's the latter, they still should have made sure the audio levels weren't getting too "hot."
 

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We watched this last night and didn't notice any sound issues (I was "into" the story and not "looking" for them either tho, I must admit).


Both of us here are ex-corporate types and frequent fliers, and (of course) all-too-familiar with the issues of corporate firings/layoffs and gave this movie two thumbs way up.


I liked the principals of course, but I *especially* liked all the (non-actors?) who played the fire-ees (yeah I know J.K. Simmons was one of them). Good jobs, er, I mean, good acting all-around.
 

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That might have actually have been a body double (never saw her face). It happens more than you think for actresses who are either shy or have no-nudity clauses in their contracts. Good shot, either way.

It was a "butt double" as she acknowledged in an interview but she has done nudity in other movies.

http://insidemovies.moviefone.com/20...air-interview/
 

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Watched this yesterday and was very surprised by how good it was. Sound was fine for me. Don't need a happy ending in every movie, but the parts were so well done that I wished you could stick around with his character a little more to see things work out for the better.

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Tom cruise was like this in his early days playing the same young cocky lad but when he started to take on roles like TJ mackey in Magnolia and Born in the 4th of july he became more versatile and worthwhile to watch.

Um, what? I think Cruise is fine, but those characters were exactly like Cruise's early roles.
 
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