Fantastic Mr. Fox

Droll, droll, droll. That's Wes Anderson's spry adaptation of the Roald Dahl tale about the cunning fox who end-runs the humans guarding the henhouse. In this stop-action animation, George Clooney and Meryl Streep are the voices of Mr. and Mrs. Fox, who steal to feed their extended family.

PG

The Princess and the Frog An enchanting Disney old-school animation with a new-school heroine, an aspiring chef who is pursuing her dream as a prince pursues her. G

Up in the Air George Clooney, heavy of heart and light of spirit, as a "career transition counselor" facing his own career transition. Jason Reitman's wonderfully entertaining, and incisive, look at contemporary America leavens the seriousness with frivolity - and vice versa. Clooney and Vera Farmiga strike sparks as the frequent fliers and occasional lovers. R