The wife and I thought about going to see Michael Clayton this weekend, but ultimately skipped it. "Netflix queue," we invariably say in such circumstances.
A theater trip to see a movie like Michael Clayton costs about five times a standard Netflix rental fee. That, more than a film's politics, or morality, or star quality, or special effects, or the theater experience, or any other metric of movie worth, is why box office receipts will continue their decline.
Life's short. Clooney can wait.