Clooney drama opens

2010-01-29 00:00

A DRAMA starring George Clooney, a ninja film and Disney’s latest animated adventure open at CineCentre in the Liberty Midlands Mall today.

Jason Reitman, the Oscar­nominated director of Juno, directs the Golden Globe-winning film Up in the Air, which tells the story of ­Ryan Bingham (Clooney), a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveller.

While Ryan enjoys his unencumbered lifestyle, lived out in airports, hotels and rental cars, he has ­nothing real to hold on to. When he falls for a fellow traveller, his boss, ­inspired by a young, upstart ­efficiency expert, threatens to ­permanently call him in from the road. Faced with the prospect of ­being grounded, ­Ryan begins to contemplate what it might actually mean to have a home.

In Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, the classic story The Frog Prince gets a modern makeover.

When arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician, he ­cajoles a waitress called Tiana into kissing him to break the spell, as he thinks that she’s a princess. Instead she too becomes a frog and the pair, with the help of a trumpet-playing alligator and a Cajun firefly, set out on a journey to break the spell and fulfil their dreams.

The third new film opening in ­Pietermaritzburg is Ninja Assassin, which tells the story of Raizo, a man trained since childhood to be a lethal killer. But instead of fulfilling his­­­destiny he has turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders.

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