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Clooney, DeNiro films in theaters now

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
December 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
In theaters this week you will see a movie about a frequent flier, another about re-connecting with family, and if that's not what you're looking for another vampire movie hopes to take a bite of the box office.George Clooney's latest movie is "Up in the Air," where he plays a professional corporate downsizer, a man who makes a life out of traveling around the country to lay people off.

He's mastered the art of easy traveling and working the system. His goal is to reach 10,000 frequent flyer miles. But what he's gained in travel perks he's lost in human connections and that's the movie's heart -- looking at how our technically-savvy world can make it easy to disconnect from one another.

The movie is directed, and co-written by Jason Reitman. He also produced the film, along with his famous father, "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman.

"Up in the Air" also stars Vera Fermiga, Anna Kendrick, and Jason Bateman. The movie is rated-R.

Another movie about making life connections that hits theaters this week is "Everybody's Fine."

Robert DeNiro plays a widower who heads out on a road trip to reconnect with his three grown and estranged children, played by: Sam Rockwell, Kate Beckinsale and Drew Barrymore.

The all-star cast of Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman star in the drama, "Brothers."

Gyllenhaal and Maguire plays brothers. One is a Marine reportedly killed during the war. The other brother is an ex-con who steps in to help his brother's wife and family. But when the missing soldier is found alive and returns home, all three must readjust their lives.

An ensemble cast also stars in "Armored." Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne and Fred Ward are among the employees of an armored-transport security firm who cook up the ultimate scam: a heist against their own company.

And vampire-lovers here's a new film for you. "Transylmania" is a horror comedy that follows a group of college students who take a semester abroad in Transylvania.


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