George Clooney in Up in the AirA year ago, it would have been hard to argue that Jason Reitman's corporate downsizing comedy/drama 'Up in the Air' would land on Oscar's Best Picture ballot. Not because it isn't a good movie, but because it might not have been deemed good enough for one of the traditional five spots.

With those slots doubled to 10, as is the case this year, 'Up in the Air' is as much a slam dunk as Lebron James on a fast break. Being named the top movie of the year by the National Board of Review only confirms that.
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