Up in the Grafton Air, or Elementary My Dear JMU

So how about that weather JMU? Pretty nice if I do say so myself. Well, this is the week that I’ve been waiting for all month: Up in the Air and Sherlock Holmes at Grafton! These two movies are great, with an amazing cast of actors. Up in the Air stars George Clooney, a classic favorite, Anna Kendrick, and Jason Bateman from JunoSherlock Holmes stars Robert Downey Jr. as the infamous detective, Jude Law as his trusty side-kick, Dr. Watson, and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler.

Up in the Air follows Ryan Bingham, a man whose job is to fire people. To do this, he travels to offices all across the US, accumulating frequent flyer miles. When his job is threatened by a new employee who is developing a new system of firing which only requires a webcam and a computer, Ryan is determined to show her the error of her ways by taking her along on his flights. While on this trip together, Ryan realizes that his way of life may not be as perfect as he once thought, and the young employee, Natalie, realizes the full implications of her chosen profession.

Everyone loves a good mystery…  right? Based on the beloved stories from author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes follows the case of the mysterious Lord Blackwood, sorcerer extraordinaire, who also appears to have risen from the dead. Holmes is running out of time to solve this tricky case as he deals with Watson’s impending marriage and the temptations of one Irene Adler. Can he solve the crime in time to save the English Parliament?

If you have time to take a break from your studies and tanning out on the various fields of JMU- come out to Grafton! This week is sure to be filled with great action and comedy, along with some drama to mix it up. Tickets are only $2.50 and popcorn is 50 cents! As a reminder- if you picked up one of the blue Grafton cups from Crazy Commons, bring them in and get ½ off popcorn.

– Christine

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