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    Jason Reitman Addresses His 'Labor Day' Critics and Explains Why He Made the Film

    Since first making a splash with his feature directorial debut "Thank You For Smoking," filmmaker Jason Reitman has been on a roll with critics and awards voters, garnering a steady stream of acclaim for his follow-up films "Juno," "Up in the Air" and "Young Adult."

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    'Up in the Air' Writer Walter Kirn on the Oscars, an Event that 'Sucked Even Worse in Real Life Than on Television'

    For an insider's (scathing) prespective on Oscar night, read the New Republic's piece "Oscar Grouch: I'd like to thank the Academy for nothing," written by "Up In the Air" (the novel) writer Walker Kirn. Highlights from the piece below:

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    George Clooney In Alexander Payne's Brilliant, Touching "Descendants"

    Watch George Clooney as he runs around a corner in The Descendants,  shot from a distance. If he had a little more weight he might waddle, but that flat-footed run  -- in boat shoes and shorts and a golf  shirt - is enough. This is the way a middle-aged guy moves, and the charact...

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    Box Office: "Up In The Air" Skyrockets In Debut Weekend

    Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" found stunning numbers in its first weekend of limited release, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. The Paramount release - which led the National Board of Review winners last week - grossed $1,100,000 from only 15 screens. That amount...

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    criticWIRE This Week: "Up In The Air" Leads December's First Batch (UPDATED)

    Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air," Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," Michael Hoffman's "The Last Station," Cheryl Hines' "Serious Moonlight," Kirk Jones' "Everybody's Fine" and Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu's "Before Tomorrow" mark December 2009's first five releases, an eclectic group that featu...

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    Anna Kendrick on Clooney, Reitman and Heading "Up In The Air"

    "I can't tell you how terrified I was knowing I was going into this," "Up In The Air" actress Anna Kendrick told indieWIRE during the Toronto International Film Festival. "I had something like a month after I was cast before we started filming. And the fear was buil...

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    "Up In The Air" Leads NBR Winners; "Precious" Snubbed

    The National Board of Review - arguably the first major Oscar precursor of the season - have handed out their 2009 awards, with Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" leading a surprising batch of honors, taking best picture, best actor (George Clooney, in a tie with "Invictus"'s Morgan Freeman), best supp...

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    Reitman's "Air" Heads To December

    Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has decided to push the initial limited release of Jason Reitman's "Up In The Air" from November 13th to December 4th. The film will now roll out through December, going wide on Christmas Day. This marks almost the exact strategy Reitman's "Juno" took t...

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    Reitman's "Up in the Air" Set for Woodstock

    Jason Reitman "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney and Vera Farmiga will close teh 2009 Woodstock Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated director of "Juno"'s latest is the story of Ryan Bingham (Clooney) a corporate downsizer and consummate modern business traveler who, ...

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    Anna Kendrick on Clooney, Reitman and Heading "Up In The Air"

    "I can't tell you how terrified I was knowing I was going into this," "Up In The Air" actress Anna Kendrick told indieWIRE in Toronto yesterday. "I had something like a month after I was cast before we started filming. And the fear was building up inside me... I was really nervous about having to go...

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