I watched Michael Clayton last night. I enjoyed it but wasn't completely blown away. The acting was good and it was well-filmed. While I probably wouldn't have put it there myself, I can see why it was nominated for best picture. It was much more intense and had a different feel than other legal thrillers, such as John Grisham novels-made-as-films. I had just finished telling Sean prior to watching the movie that I always feel like George Clooney acts the same in every movie (think Dr. Ross from ER), give or take a couple (O Brother), but he was really good in this. And to his credit, I haven't seen some of the movies he has done in the last few years where he has gotten a lot of notice (Syriana, for example).