Movie Diary 10/1/2009

Five Minutes of Heaven (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2009). Liam Neeson but mostly James Nesbitt, as Northern Ireland opposites who meet under circumstances of reconciliation. The showcase is Nesbitt’s. (full review 10/16)

More Than a Game (Kristopher Belman, 2008). The high-school odyssey of LeBron James and his teammates, conquering the world from Akron. (full review 10/16)

A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009). Outside Minneapolis, summer of 1967, a man stands on his roof fixing the TV antenna and hears the Jefferson Airplane’s “Comin’ Back to Me” wafting over the neighborhood backyards; a woman is sunbathing in hers. This is a movie. (full review 10/9)

Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer, 2009). Glib jokes, decent laughs, great celeb cameo. (full review 10/3)