State of Play is (marginally) about the rivalry between print media and on-line news, the romantic notions of the former versus the inevitable shift to the latter. The movie cops out in every conceivable way and Russell Crowe is--as usual--an indignant meathead, but there are things to like about this movie, even in the way it shamelessly shoehorns itself in alongside All the President's Men on the journalism-conspiracy reel rack. Here's what I wrote about it.
The best thing about watching State of Play was coming around (a little) on Rachel McAdams, who I've never liked. She should have played it a little nerdier, but was still a nice foil for Crowe. Have I mentioned I think he's a meathead?