Up in The Air

Paramount Pictures has released a new clip from Jason Reitman‘s Up in the Air. The clip features the lovely Anna Kendrick as Natalie, a young college graduate questioning George Clooney‘s character Ryan Bingham, who she is stuck on the road with, about why he chooses to have more casual relationships than relationships of substance. There is also a lot more going on in the clip, such as Clooney snapping a photo of a cardboard cutout of a couple in love (and yes, that is Danny McBride…), but you don’t really need to understand whats he’s doing to enjoy the clip. As I’ve stated before on the site, this is one of my favorite films of the year. This clip alone probably won’t be enough to convince you to buy a ticket, but please, take my word for it. The clip is embedded after the jump.
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Up in The Air’s Mad Men TV Trailer

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I have a hard time calling this sort of thing a television spot, even though that’s technically what it is. But when you go over a minute and and half in length, I call it a trailer. Maybe we should term this new kind of commercial a “TV Trailer”. Anyway, this new TV Trailer for Jason Reitman‘s Up in the Air premiered during the season finale of Mad Men, a show I desperately need to catch up on. Entitled “Everyone Needs A Co-Pilot”, this ad focuses more on Ryan Bingham’s relationships.

If you’re already sold on seeing this film, I would recommend staying away from this, or any other trailers for the film. I feel they are getting progressively worse in terms of showing you story points which occur in the second half of the film. Having the main character speak the lesson that you hope he might learn during the two hour cinematic journey is a bit too revealing for me, regardless of the fact that he could just be saying it to someone else, regardless of the fact that you don’t know how this film ends (and trust me, you don’t).

For those of you, like me, who didn’t see Mad Men this week…. or those of you with DVRs or itunes/torrent downloads, both of which bypass commercials, you can watch the new tv trailer embedded after the jump.
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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.

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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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