The angst of white-collar men and their families in the age of corporate layoffs — sound familiar? Up in the Air
rode the downbeat theme to $163 million at the box office and the 2009
Golden Globe for best screenplay. Now Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, and
Tommy Lee Jones want in on the pathos with The Company Men.
Affleck's character, Bobby Walker, is forced to trade in his
country-club lifestyle and take up construction work after losing his
executive position. With U.S.
Captain Sully was the biggest badass of the skies—until Steven Slater joined him in the pantheon of airline gods. Sully brought down a jet. Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who dramatically quit his job this week after being set off by a passenger, nearly brought down the Net. Whether because of his self-proclaimed HIV-positive status, his cancer-stricken mother, or his own struggles with alcohol addiction, the sassy Queens resident has double-fisted a couple of cold ones and slid down the inflatable ramp into our hearts.