Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In Theaters: FLIGHT (2012)
(US - 2012)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by John Gatins. Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood, Tamara Tunie, Nadine Velazquez, Brian Geraghty, Keven Gerety, James Badge Dale, Garcelle Beauvais. (R, 139 mins)
Veteran airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) wakes up in an airport hotel room in Orlando with a naked woman and a floor littered with empty bottles. Groggy and hungover, he does a quick line of coke to balance himself out. It's 7:00 am and he's piloting a 9:00 am flight to Atlanta. The woman, Katerina (Nadine Velazquez) is one of his flight's attendants. Whip is good to go and feelin' alright, as evidenced by a shot of Washington striding through the airport terminal to the tune of Joe Cocker's version of Traffic's "Feelin' Alright."