The new movie "Up in the Air" tells a story tailor-made for our recessionary times. George Clooney plays a corporate grim reaper, whose job it is to fly to various cities and fire people. Director Jason Reitman ("Juno") based it on the 2001 novel by Walter Kirn. Reitman and Kirn told Kurt that the project ended up having more resonance in the real world than either could have anticipated.

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