Our Friday Film Series continues throughout March with these fun, interesting, and thought-provoking films. Two are nominated for Oscars. Up in the Air and The Blind Side are both up for Best Picture, George Clooney is up for Best Actor, and Sandra Bullock may take home the Oscar for Best Actress. The Oscars will be presented on March 7th, so by the time we show these movies...we'll KNOW the truth (according to Oscar). The real truth is, we're looking forward to this entire series...week by week...month by month. Welcome to March's Movies! To view the trailers from the selected films, please click on the images. To see the lineup for our entire Friday Film Series, please click here.
March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
THE INFORMANT! (2009) Starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula; Rated R; 108 minutes
In this drama based on a true story, a high-ranking executive, Mark Whitacre, at Archer Daniels Midland joins forces with the FBI to bring down both his company and the entire food industry. He uncovers a large price-fixing scam and decides to become an informant but ends up doing more jail time than his corrupt bosses.
UP IN THE AIR (2009) Starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Jason Bateman; Rated R; 109 minutes
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles. Leading an empty life lived out of a suitcase he thinks he may have finally met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams in this quirky comedy.
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT (2009) Starring Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Juston Long; Rated R; 84 minutes
A high-powered female attorney learns that her husband is about to leave her for a much younger woman. Consumed by a dangerous romantic cocktail of love and desperation, she holds him captive until he “promises to stay with her and love her forever.” However, the wife’s plan becomes complicated when the couple’s home is overtaken by a robber.
THE BLIND SIDE (2009) Starring Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Tim McGraw; Rated PG-13; 128 minutes
This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.