Over the past few days, the internet has been flooded with interesting tidbits about the movie soundtracks and scores for some major upcoming releases. After the jump, hear about what’s going on with the title song for Up in the Air, who might score Kevin Smith’s Couple of Dicks, and exactly how epic James Horner’s Avatar score is supposed to be.
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Up in the Air Full Theatrical Trailer


I have not seen Jason Reitman‘s new film Up in the Air. I know it is getting raves left and right; it went over like gangbusters at Telluride (Peter’s review) and Toronto. Each bit of footage we’ve been given has shaped my understanding of the film, and each clip makes me a bit more interested to see what is really inside what Reitman has called perhaps the most personal film he’ll ever make.

The full theatrical trailer is now online, and it nicely bridges the gap between the first standalone romcom-style clip and the heady, emotional teaser we premiered early last month. Read More »


Steve (from Collider) and I usually record our video blogs in separate locations through the magic of the internet, but since we’re both attending this year’s Toronto Film Festival, we’ve decided to record some video blogs talking about some of the movies we’ve seen at the festival. We’ve tried to keep the video blogs short and to the point, but as always, it sometimes goes longer than planned. But if you know us, that’s to be expected.

After the jump you can watch Steve and I talk about my two favorite films of this year’s Toronto Film Festival: the new Coen Brothers movie A Serious Man and the new Jason Reitman movie Up in the Air. We both loved these films and the buzz you’re hearing is totally accurate. I know we’ve talked more than enough about Up in the Air on this site already, but Steve really wanted to talk about it, so we included the film in this double feature. Listen to what we thought after the jump.

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Jason Reitman

While at the Telluride Film Festival, I had the chance to talk to Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman about his new, and much buzzed about film, Up in the Air. I conducted the interview in conjunction with my friend Alex from FirstShowing, filmed “up in the air,” (get it?) in a gondola traveling up and down the mountains of Telluride Colorado. This is probably the most unique interview I’ve ever been apart of, and it turned out pretty well. It’s a definite must watch, even if you haven’t seen the film (no spoilers are discussed). Watch the interview now embedded after the jump.
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9poster1In this week’s /Filmcast, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley, get blown away by the trailer for Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, reflect on the creative bankruptcy of the first Hancock, and share a few remembrances of the great Patrick Swayze.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Monday at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Jennifer’s Body.

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Up in The Air Gets Early Release

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Paramount Pictures had originally planned to release Jason Reitman‘s new film Up in the Air on December 4th, but the overwhelming possitive buzz created by screenings at the Telluride Film Festival have resulted in a change of plans.

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Exclusive: Up in the Air Teaser Trailer


The biggest hit of the Telluride Film Festival was the surprise premiere of Jason Reitman‘s adaptation of Up in the Air. For those of you who missed it, you can read my glowing review here. George Clooney stars as Ryan Bingham, “a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.” Despite what the official studio released plot synopsis might lead you to believe, this film is not exactly a romantic comedy, it is much more.

Paramount Pictures has provided /Film with the exclusive premiere of the first teaser trailer for Up in the Air, which is an alternative cut created by Reitman specifically for the internet. The teaser is based around a speech that Bingham gives at motivational speaking gigs. It’s a very Fight Club-esque philosophy — that the things you own, and the relationships you carry, end up owning you and weighing you down. And this is the key philosophy of Ryan Bingham, who lives his life traveling around the world, free of relationships, family or compromises. Watch the teaser trailer after the jump.
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First Clip From Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air

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If you checked the Internet at all over the weekend, you saw that Jason Reitman‘s third film, his adaptation of Walter Kirn‘s novel Up in the Air, did exceptionally well as it debuted at Telluride. (Peter has thoughts on the movie via a video blog and proper review.) In anticipation of the first teaser trailer, which will be arriving soon, Apple has a clip from the film. Read More »

Movie Review: Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air

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Jason Reitman‘s Up in the Air was one of the sneak preview premieres at this year’s Telluride Film Festival. You might recall that Reitman’s last film Juno also surprised at Telluride, and Reitman was again hoping to start the buzz in this small mountain town. So did he? My thoughts after the jump.
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Up in the Air

I just got out of the special sneak preview premiere screening of Jason Reitman‘s third feature film Up in the Air, at the 36th Telluride Film Festival. In short, I loved it and it beat my expectations, which is saying a lot. My written review will be up later tonight, but right now you can check out this reaction/review video blog I recorded “up in the air” on the gondola with Eric Vespe (Quint of Ain’t It Cool News), and the usual video blog guest star Alex from FirstShowing. I also recorded a secondary video blog with Alex after the fact, also embedded below, as I felt there were a lot of things I was unable to say during the short gondola ride. Check out both clips after the jump.

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